Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Bullet Train’

Bullet Train Cast - Every Actor and Character in the 2022 Movie

The Bullet Train cast features Brad Pitt, Joey King and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for David Leitch’s 2022 movie on Netflix. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Bullet Train follows a down-and-out assassin who squares off against enemies in Japan. When Ladybug receives a new moniker and mission, he doesn’t anticipate the complexities of the task. The narrative focuses on the main character’s quest for clarity. Here’s every actor and character in Bullet Train, an adaptation of Kōtarō Isaka’s 2020 novel Maria Beetle.

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Bullet Train Cast: Brad Pitt as Ladybug

Bullet Train Cast - Brad Pitt as Ladybug

Character Profile: An American assassin. He receives a new handle and tries to recover a briefcase. Ladybug struggles with anxiety.

Pitt’s Resume: Mills in Se7en (1995), Tyler Durden in Fight Club (1999), Rusty Ryan in Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Billy Beane in Moneyball (2011), Cliff Booth in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

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Bullet Train Cast: Joey King as Prince

Bullet Train Cast - Joey King as Prince

Character Profile: The daughter of a Russian mobster. She plots against assassins while traveling. Prince colludes with one of the train passengers.

King’s Resume: Christine in The Conjuring (2013), Sam in Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), Shelly “Elle” Evans in The Kissing Booth Movie Trilogy (2018-20), Gypsy Rose Blanchard in The Act (2019), The Princess in The Princess (2022)

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Bullet Train Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Tangerine

Bullet Train Cast - Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Tangerine

Character Profile: A British assassin. He travels with his professional partner/brother. Tangerine transport a briefcase while looking after a mobster’s son.

Taylor-Johnson’s Resume: John in Nowhere Boy (2009), Dave Lizewski/Kick-Ass in Kick-Ass (2010), Ray Marcus in Nocturnal Animals (2016), Ives in Tenet (2020), Archie Reid in The King’s Man (2021)

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Bullet Train Cast: Brian Tyree Henry as Lemon

Bullet Train Cast - Brian Tyree Henry as Lemon

Character Profile: Tangerine’s brother. He is a fan of the Thomas the Tank Engine book series. Lemon provides comic relief.

Henry’s Resume: Alfred “Paper Boi” Miles in Atlanta (2016-), Jefferson Davis in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), Mike in Child’s Play (2019), Dancarino in Vivo (2021), Phastos in Eternals (2021)

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Bullet Train Cast: Andrew Koji as Kimura

Bullet Train Cast - Andrew Koji as Kimura

Character Profile: The son of a Yakuza boss. He is tracked by the Prince. Kimura intends to kill a Russian mobster.

Koji’s Resume: Jason in The Wrong Mans (2013), Andrew in The Innocents (2018), Ah Sahm in Warrior (2019-20), Brilliant Chang in Peaky Blinders (2019), Tommy/Storm Shadow in Snake Eyes (2021)

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Bullet Train Cast: Hiroyuki Sanada as The Elder

Bullet Train Cast - Hiroyuki Sanada as The Elder

Character Profile: Kimura’s father, a Yakuza boss for the Minegishi crime familly,. He confronts Prince and unleashes a snake on Ladybug. The Elder seeks revenge for his wife’s death.

Sanada’s Resume: Seibei Iguchi in The Twilight Samurai (2002), Kaneda in Sunshine (2007), Shingen in The Wolverine (2013), Hanzo Hasashi/Scorpion in Mortal Kombat (2021), Bly Tanaka in Army of the Dead (2021)

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Bullet Train Cast: Michael Shannon as The White Death

Bullet Train Cast - Michael Shannon as The White Death

Character Profile: A Russian crime boss. He seeks revenge for a murder. The White Death mistakenly believes that Ladybug killed his wife.

Shannon’s Resume: Peter Evans in Bug (2006), John Givings in Revolutionary Road (2008), Curtis in Take Shelter (2011), Richard Strickland in The Shape of Water (2017), Walt Thrombey in Knives Out (2019)

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Bullet Train Cast: Sandra Bullock as Maria

Bullet Train Cast - Sandra Bullock as Maria

Character Profile: Ladybug’s handler. She offers advice throughout the movie. Maria plans for a rescue mission.

Bullock’s Resume: Annin in Speed (1994), Gracie Hart in Miss Congeniality (2000), Ryan Stone in Gravity (2013), Malorie in Bird Box (2018), Ruth Slater in The Unforgivable (2021)

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Bullet Train Cast: Benito A. Martínez Ocasio aka Bad Bunny as The Wolf

Bullet Train Cast - Benito A. Martínez Ocasio aka Bad Bunny as The Wolf

Character Profile: A Mexican assassin. He grieves the murder of his wife. The Wolf identifies Ladybug as his primary target.

Ocasio’s Resume: A Puerto Rican Hip-Hop Star — Also, Lookout in F9: The Fast Saga (2021), Arturo “Kitty” Páez in Narcos: Mexico (2021)

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The Bullet Train cast also includes Logan Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Fury), Zazie Beetz (Atlanta, Joker), Masi Oka (Heroes, Hawaii Five-0), Karen Fukuhara (Suicide SquadThe Boys) and Kevin Akiyoshi Ching (movie debut).

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.