Sean Bean Calls 'Lord Of The Rings' Death His Favorite

Sean Bean Picks His Favorite On-Screen Death

In 20 years of movie stardom, Sean Bean has played every role imaginable, from sinister villain in "Goldeneye" to moral compass and patriarch Ned Stark in "Game of Thrones." There has been a common theme throughout most of his work: Bean's characters dying.

Bean stopped by HuffPost Live on Monday to chat about his new TNT show "Legends," which premieres Aug. 13. Most of the talk centered around whether Bean — who plays the show's main character — would die, something he laughed off.

Asked to pinpoint his favorite on-screen death, Bean struggled before selecting his honorable death as Boromir in "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring."

"The death of Boromir was a memorable one for me," Bean said. "The way Peter Jackson shot it, with the music and the photography, it was a very long, heroic death. ... That was my favorite one."

The trend of Bean's on-screen deaths has been so prevalent that fans created a Twitter hashtag and compilation video to honor his many on-screen demises.

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