4 The End Of Boromir
The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring
Sean Bean’s Boromir had quite an arc in Fellowship: from grumpy agitator ( the Council) to valiant warrior ( Moria) to disturbed aggressor ( when he tries to take the Ring). But in the end he completely redeems himself, bravely giving his life to save Merry and Pippin. As he dies before a grief- stricken Aragorn, Bean may actually have given the performance of his career. “I would have followed you, my brother... my captain... my king,” he gasps, and somehow, impossibly, it gets more tragic with every viewing. We salute you, man of Gondor.