Hiroyuki Sanada (真田 広之, Sanada Hiroyuki, 12 October 1960) is a Japanese actor. He is best known to international audiences for his role as Tasogare Seibei (The Twilight Samurai) and Ujio (The Last Samurai). His role as 'The Fool' in the Shakespeare play King Lear also gave him notable theatrical notice in the United Kingdom. In Japan, Sanada is also known for songs he recorded for movies he was in as well as songs he has performed for the public.He made his first major Hollywood appearance portraying Ujio in The Last Samurai, later appearing in such films as Speed Racer, The Wolverine, 47 Ronin, Life, and Avengers: Endgame. He portrayed the Mortal Kombat character Scorpion in the 2021 reboot film of the same name. In 2021, he starred in zombie film Army of the Dead directed by Zack Snyder. He also had a recurring role on the HBO series Westworld from 2018 to 2020.
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