Whether he’s clutching his musket (fnar), brandishing his sword (phwoar) or riding his mighty steed (wahey!), Sean Bean as Sharpe is as manly a man can be. Watch him smugly walking the red carpet, a swooning starlet on each arm, smirking because he knows he’s a hundred times more macho than every other actor in Hollywood. His staring-flintily-into-the-middle-distance skills are unsurpassed and he’s also a first class swashbuckler.
Why do you think they picked him to play Boromir in Lord of the Rings? Vronsky in Anna Karenina? The angry man in Black Death? Eddard-freaking-Stark in Game of Thrones. Because he’s cool. And hard. And scary but in a noble ‘I’ll defend you m’lady to the death’ way. Oh and he went to RADA and toured with the RSC. SWOON.
And because people in TV shows are REAL, here’s a montage showing Sean Bean/Sharpe sexily mourning his hot, feisty, dead Spanish wife.
Do you share our slightly creepy obsession with Mr Bean? Who do you think we should obnoxiously objectify next? Discuss!
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