World's foremost dying expert Sean Bean has explained why one cinematic death scene remains his favorite above all others. Bean told Entertainment Weekly that falling in battle as Boromir in The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring remains his fondest end: "It's my favorite death scene, and I’ve done a few," he said. "You couldn’t ask for a more heroic death."
In the film, Boromir succumbs to the evil pull of The One Ring but Frodo manages to escape before the Gondorian warrior can take it from him. Fortunately, Boromir recovers in time to defend the other hobbits against an orcish onslaught. Though Merry and Pippin are captured after Boromir is mortally wounded, his valor in battle and dying reconciliation with Aragorn redeem his failings. So yup, pretty easy to see why Bean fancies it so much.
But still, there are plenty more options to choose from.
Make sure you read our own ranking of the best Sean Bean death scenes after you make up your mind. And read our Game of Thrones season 7 news roundup to see how Westeros is getting on without him these days.
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