Actor Sean Bean, with an estimated net worth of around $8 million, has an acting resume that anyone could be proud of. But his net worth wasn't earned overnight – Bean has worked as a character actor in a variety of movies and television shows, and while his name might not be familiar to you, it's a sure bet you've seen his face. Like many actors, Bean's career began on the stage, earning lots of acclaim for his work in Waiting for Godot, and his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He made his film debut in 1986 in the film Caravaggio. From there, he gradually became an established actor on British television, eventually appearing in one of his most famous (in Britain) roles as the titular character in Sharpe, a TV series about Napoleonic Wars rifleman Richard Sharpe.
He eventually moved on to Hollywood, where he established a niche for himself playing villains and scoundrels in movies like Ronin and Goldeneye, which led to his being cast in arguably his most well-known character – Boromir in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Today, Bean continues to appear on TV as in the HBO series Game of Thrones and the Red Riding trilogy, as well as in feature films.