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Public beheading? Downed by Orcs? Sean Bean quizzed on his on-screen exits

While Sean Bean has had good luck when it comes to acting in some of the best dramas on the big and small screens, the actor's characters haven't been quite as fortunate when it comes to surviving the action. From "Game of Thrones" to "Lord of the Rings," his characters often end up resting in peace (and sometimes in pieces).

TODAY's Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford decided to commemorate that fact by quizzing the star about his many film and TV exits. Does he recall the project in which he lost his head? Or the one that saw him impaled on a boat anchor?

Check out the clip to see what he says to those questions and to see how long it takes him to remember that time he was "killed with arrows by Orcs." 

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Be sure to see what becomes of Bean in his newest role on "Legends." The crime drama kicks off Aug. 13 at 9 p.m. on TNT.

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