Hiroyuki Sanada to appear in final season of 'Lost'

Hiroyuki Sanada to appear in final season of 'Lost' Hiroyuki Sanada

TOKYO —

Actor Hiroyuki Sanada, 49, will be appearing in the 6th and final season of the popular American TV series “Lost.” He will play “Dogen,” an important character that holds the key to the story of the final season, producers said, adding that the part has been especially written for Sanada.

The 6th season will air in the U.S. from early 2010 and be shown on pay TV in Japan next summer.

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    DeepAir65

    Who? I would say what - but the wife does watch it so I know about it...

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    Mark_McCracken

    Great exposure for a talented Japanese actor.

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    GW

    adding that the part has been especially written for Sanada

    haha yeah right! Well maybe I can blame this character for having long LOST interest in Lost!!

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    POTUS

    Healthy DVD and broadcast sales in Japan probably didn't hurt his chances either.

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    Osakadaz

    I am a LOST addict..I was sure he would play Sun's father but it now seems that I am wrong.Cannot wait to get back to the island.

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    furuigakko

    I like Sanada, first saw him in Twilight Samurai. Last season of Lost will be interesting, looking forward to it!

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    chuckers

    Umm...Isn't this OLD news? This was announced MONTHS ago. Pretty sure I commented on it at the time.

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    LoveUSA

    Wow, he is so handsome, and who could believe he was 49?!?!? I am his fan, he is so wonderful, such an attractive face, this is one sensuous and strong man!

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    bokudayo

    This is AWESOME!!! You know what this means? Lost will finally be off the air!!! YES!!!

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    LoveUSA

    this will be the best season of Lost, finally one handsome guy with sexy and intellectual look in the series. This photo is very good, his shirt very fashionable!

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    salarymanblues

    Hopefully with the cash from LOST he can buy a shirt with buttons.

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    LoveUSA

    Hopefully with the cash from LOST he can buy a shirt with buttons.

    It is understandable an infatuated woman tore all his buttons off in her excitement. Who could resist this sensual look?

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    LoveUSA

    He can teach all men how to look fashionable, sensual, attractive and appealing to women. This is a man whom I can call a dream man with more than 100% conviction. I love his strong and yet tender features and fashionable style. I love Ken Watanabe too and I find him very attractive and talented actor but Hiroyuki is as charismatic as Ken. Now I have two very favourite actors and Lost could become my favourite drama. Hiroyuki is one of the not so many actors who looks really manly and has nice hairstyle and beard.

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    womanforwomen

    An open shirt, chest that is smooth and no hair, very handsome and apealing.

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    TSRnow

    Like the series "Heroes", they always have some Japanese actor/actress to get the Japanese buying DVDs or watching payviews...

    Sanada is a very good choice, but I think I can wait until it's aired free on channel 6, which is going to be years from now. Maybe even a decade. I'm watching season 3 now...

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    ThreeTigers

    Hurray for a true Japanese period actor! He's been famous in Japan for samurai films even before the Last Samurai. Now, maybe people in the US and other broadcasting countries can appreciate his qualities too.

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    kokorocloud

    Man, he is so attractive, haha. Wow. Too bad I stopped watching LOST after the first season.

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    dbung10

    This guy is 49? I am jealous. After the picture of the day making my day, this picture has now ruined it.

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    cleo

    Now that's a bit of beefcake I would have no trouble making a meal of.

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    therealmusashi

    He is a talented guy - it's almost too bad that he's reduced to doing American TV - but at least it's good exposure for him, and he's still getting work.

    I believe (citation needed) he is the only Japanese to ever have a major role in a Royal Shakespeare Company play, as "The Fool" in King Lear.

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    LoveUSA

    I admire this guy more and more. i think I will become a member of his fan-club. Brad Pitt is nothing compared to Hiroyuki. Hirouyki looks like a Spanish or Italian man, passionate and sexy, as if the photo of him emanates feromones. i am dreaming of him already.

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    womanforwomen

    Hirouyuki is a Japanese and he looks Japanese and his beautiful eyes are Japanese. Gorgeous hair too.

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    alphawolf

    He doesn't look 49... could be an old photo..I don't know why the women think he's attractive.. he needs to shave and get some hair on that chest.. maybe do some bench press..

    aw

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    kokorocloud

    It's like he's going for the rugged look without looking like a bear, haha. Not that there's anything wrong with hairy chests, but he looks very sexy without it. I hope his acting skills are just as good! Makes me think I need to restart watching Lost...

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    Antonios_M

    I admire this guy more and more. i think I will become a member of his fan-club. Brad Pitt is nothing compared to Hiroyuki. Hirouyki looks like a Spanish or Italian man, passionate and sexy, as if the photo of him emanates feromones. i am dreaming of him already

    LoveUSA, please, tell me you are a female... I do agree he is a great actor, though. Too bad i am not really into these Lost series...

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    marushka

    i dont like Lost, but curious to watch final season with him:)

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    GW

    loveusa, interesting yr comments here compared to the pic of the day.............h`mmmm

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    LoveUSA

    loveusa, interesting yr comments here compared to the pic of the day.............h`mmmm

    yes, because I see a handsome individual who is not in a picture with 135 other people looking like clones. he has individuality, and obviously a talent noticed in Japan and the USA and I am totally absorbed by his magnetic eyes...

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    womanforwomen

    Why are the guys posting on this thread? Jealous? no i don't think so. Guys please comment on the picture of the day with the girls.

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    LoveUSA

    Hirouyuki is a Japanese and he looks Japanese and his beautiful eyes are Japanese.

    I mean the fire in his eyes looks like the passion in man of a Spanish or Italian descent.

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    alphawolf

    womanforwomen.. keep the T-back on.. he's not that good looking.. no hair on chest.. for starters. aw

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    LoveUSA

    This man is perfect - even if you look for a defect you will not be able to find one. i know many men can dream only to be a third as handsome as him.

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    peachy871

    Wow! He IS hot! But...um, I feel like I just walked into a high school. I haven't heard chicks gush and go on like that since I was 15! lol

    My turn: He looks like he has a deep soul. Will be nice to watch that eye candy at work! And I don't care if a man has chest hair or not. Sexy is sexy. (Don't worry folks, this is my only comment. Don't feel the need to go on and on!) ;)

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    betterdays

    ****He doesnt look bad at all... ****

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    Cliffy

    Lost is still on? The series was good in the beginning. It kept me interested. Then, after a while it got worst and no longer entertaining or interesting to me, so I have given it up.

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    LoveUSA

    this could be the most handsome man I have seen in my life.

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    bamboohat

    Then, after a while it got worst and no longer entertaining or interesting to me, so I have given it up.

    I agree. I heard it was because the main writers left and went to work for "Hero's"

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    memyselfI

    lost is great

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    womanforwomen

    aw,you simply don't seem to understand what attracts women. What do you know about the chest without the hair.

    The look on his face is so inviting. LoveUSA is right about the fire in his eyes.

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    Cherryblossomgirl

    he is so cool , I want a boyfriend like him .

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    ritalynn

    He's a good looking man. I've seen better looking Japanese men but still, very nice. And he's 49!?! Damn, that's a good 49!

    And for the guys who have a problem with the ladies gushing over him, get over it, you would be doing the same thing if it was a hot chick, what's sauce for the gander is sauce for the goose!

    I never watched Lost, but i might have to check it out now.

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    KitsuneYoukai

    Lost got slow, ridiculous, then okay and worth the watch, then all of a sudden got ridiculous again to make me abort watching it. The concept was good but it failed to deliver...jumped the shark if you ask me on many occasions. Maybe the final season will be better. Normally, final seasons are never as good.

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    KitsuneYoukai

    OH! Have to make a commit about Hiroyuki here. Yes, he's handsome but I bet he has several defects. No one is perfect and if you don't think it's on the outside it maybe on the inside.

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    Livvie

    Yes! Now this is what I'm talking about! I've always loved this man! JT, come on, stop being so one-sided and put up some more male eye candy for your female readers!

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    LFRAgain

    Ladies, I can't believe how blatant you are in objectifying this man. Is that all he is to you? Smoldering eyes? Inviting lips? Tempting chest? What about who he is on the inside? What about . . . (Oh, hey . . . What's this link? "Picture of the day?" Hmm . . .)

    Err... Never mind. :D

    In all seriousness, I'm looking forward to his work in Lost. I too saw him in Twilight Samurai and he was a very capable actor in that film. Contrary to some here, I'm still a fan of Lost, even if I don't always like the direction the story goes. Sanada's contribution to the show will be just another plus.

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    Makun

    He has always been one cool dude. Id love to have a drink with him and observe his wisdom and lack of chest hair.

    I was a huge fan of Lost, but after the 3rd season I felt they were just cashing in.

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    LoveUSA

    Ladies, I can't believe how blatant you are in objectifying this man. Is that all he is to you? Smoldering eyes? Inviting lips?

    he has a little wild look that is so appealing but also an intelligent spark in the eyes. being a recognized actor with talent and impact makes him far more desireble and not the least he speaks perfect English and has good disposition to foreigners.

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    nightvision

    Damn! I'd want to look like that when I'm 49.

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    LoveUSA

    Damn! I'd want to look like that when I'm 49.

    He is very special, nobody can look like this at 49.

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    womanforwomen

    A quiet evening with Hiroyouki san, intelligent conversation, a drink....

    And behind the smooth 'non-hairy' chest he must be having a wonderful heart that every woman dreams of! Yes, I am sure he has a heart that is faithful and a brain that has the right amount of intelligence and the right amount of humor.

    Who will be lucky to have a man like him? I will be happy for her. Our JT posters usually hate the partners of the females whose picture appears on the news.Wonder why?

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    LFRAgain

    Hey gang, 49 isn't exactly one foot in the grave. Yes, he looks healthy and vibrant, but it's not that much of a stretch to achieve that at 49 in this day and age. On the contrary, I'd be more inclined to think that anyone who didn't look like Sanada at 49 wasn't taking very good care of him or herself, or had a lousy diet. Forty-nine is the new 39, don't'cha know?

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    IchyaWarFare

    Wow, some of you forget, he is a man. It will be a quick stamp for some of you if you are lucky, besides, do you not think he has better prospects than you all fawning over him. lol.

    Oh, and I do have to say, the YF in here is quite refreshing.

    That aside, he is a very talented actor and can not wait to see him on Lost. Glad this series is coming to a close, hopefully the writers have better ideas for a new show.

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    Jbizzle

    The guy is handsome. So what? Loveusa needs to get out more....

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    bdiego

    You're the one commenting about Loveusa..

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