He is also known for his role as Ian Howe in National Treasure. He also played Errol Partridge in the 2002 Miramax Films film Equilibrium and Captain Marcus Rich in the 2005 Touchstone Pictures film Flightplan.
Sean Bean is famous for mostly playing characters (mainly villains) that die in the movie or TV show. The number of characters he played that don't die are very few which made a campaign by fans and a website called Don't Kill Sean Bean.com with the description: "Sean Bean dies in everything, which is a shame because he is awesome. This blog is dedicated to ending the untimely deaths of Sean's characters in television and film. Help us save Sean Bean!"