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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Save Sean Bean

Here he is in Game of Thrones, where I believe he was beheaded.

And I vaguely remember his corpse being floated off in a boat towards the end of the first of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

According to The New Zealand Herald, the actor with the funny name has been killed off perhaps a couple of dozen times.  Usually in nasty ways, what's more.  Sean Bean has been decapitated, perforated with arrows, and impaled on an anchor in a boat that explodes. In Black Death, he was tied to horses that galloped off in different directions.  Ouch.

The man who has met all these horrid fates in the world of film has now lent his support to a social media campaign called "Don't kill Sean Bean."

Linked to his current American TV series, Legends, the campaign, supported by several hundred fans, demands that Sean Bean plays a character that actually makes it all the way to the final credits.

"I've died a lot of different deaths," Bean mused. Maybe, he thought, it was the manner of his dying that made him famous. People wondered what manner the next demise would be and became fascinated by the mystery.

So will he survive the end of Legends?  Apparently, it depends on the ratings.

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