Friday, November 22, 2013

Mads Mikkelsen Appreciation

By Sati. Friday, November 22, 2013
Mads Mikkelsen
November 22, 1965 (Østerbro, Copenhagen, Denmark)

I take my work enormously seriously. When I do something it has to feel right. Everything has to be right. I’m not ambitious about my career, but I am ambitious with each job. I can be fairly annoying to work with. No compromises. Let’s put it this way: compromises are from hell

Happy day today, 48th birthday of incredibly talented and gorgeous Mads Mikkelsen. He is a fantastic actor, though most people still only recognize him from his roles as villain in Casino Royle and his work in TV series Hannibal. In truth Mikkelsen can play any character - a romantic hero in A Royal Affair, prosecuted teacher in small village in The Hunt, silent warrior in Valhalla Rising and kooky priest in Adam's Apples.

I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for him to score nominations this Oscar season for his stellar wok in The Hunt, which still remains my choice for best performance by an actor in a leading role this year. He probably won't get in, as it's not as much about the quality of performance but the impact of Oscar campaign that matters, but his work in the movie was simply superb.

Mikkelsen infuses his performances with intense charisma and so much depth. He can be on screen for only several moments and you won't be able to forget him. Hopefully he will get to play many high profile roles which will show wide audience his incredible range.


5 favorite films:
  • Casino Royale
  • The Hunt
  • A Royal Affair
  • Adam's Apples
  • After the Wedding

5 favorite performances:
  • The Hunt
  • Hannibal
  • Casino Royale
  • A Royal Affair
  • Adam's Apples

10 fun facts
  • His favourite movie is Taxi Driver. 
  • He was a professional dancer for 8 years. 
  • Name pronounced Mass Meguelsnn. 
  • Mads is a form of Matthew; meaning "Gift of God". 
  • Wasn't a James Bond fan before starring in Casino Royale (2006). 
  • The first Danish actor to play Hannibal Lector.
  • Knighted on April 16th 2010 by Her Majesty Margrethe 2nd, Queen of Denmark. 
  • Speaks Swedish fluently and has lived in Gothenburg for many years.
  •  Met his wife in 1987.
  •  Never talked french before filming Michael Kohlhaas.
 
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24 comments:

  1. You have no mercy for my ovaries, either of you, do you now?

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    1. I do :P But it's God's fault for creating this man :P

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  2. I have to see The Hunt. Have to!

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    1. It's a great movie. and I'm 99% sure it will piss you off so it's a bittersweet experience to see that one - you see a fantastic film, but you are left with lots of anger.

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  3. I mostly found out about Mads through your blog, so I think this is a great post. I'm looking forward to seeing his work in The Hunt and Charlie Countryman.

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    1. I haven't seen CC yet - I was going to see it last weekend and something came up, then another thing came up and here we are - it's Friday :) Hopefully I'll see it soon and review it.

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  4. It's not bad to look at him at all... at all.

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  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOYFRIEND!

    I had to walk out of Michael Kohlhaas. As much as I love Mads, the film was going nowhere and he looked really haggard. I like him all Hannibal-ised and sexy and clean :P

    He was so cute in En Kort En Lang. Dawwwwwww. Did not expect that from him but then again, he's an amazing actor.

    I want to compose poems and dedicate them to his cheekbones.

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    1. It looks kind boring but I do love the way he looks there :P So rough :P

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  6. Awesome tribute!! He was a professional dancer??? OH MY, can this guy get even hotter? He should do a dance movie!!

    I think my fave roles would be Casino Royale & The Hunt, still need to see After the Wedding!

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    1. Thank you! He was, how awesome is that? :D

      After the Wedding is really good, I think you'll like it!

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  7. The dude is cool. I hope he and Nicolas Winding Refn do another film together. I heard they're like super-best friends which is why they like working with each other.

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    1. I'm sure they will!I I just hope whatever it will be it won't be as bad as Only God Forgives :/

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  8. Love this guy. Speaking of which, I still desperately need to see The Hunt!

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    1. The Hunt is great, I hope you'll get to see it soon!

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  9. I hate the stupid smile I had on my face while reading this, but I can't help it. I mean, a dancer AND a knight? It's too much.

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  10. This guy's hit property right now (in more way than one in your case), which is great 'cause I think he's a fantastic actor. I've got A Royal Affair waiting to be watched and I'm looking forward to it.

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    1. Oh, Royal Affair is great but it's pretty heartbreaking and heavy.

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  11. Great post. I should finally get to see The Hunt in a few weeks! :D

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    1. Thank you! That's great, I think you'll like it!

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  12. Great post, he is fast becoming one of my favourite actors at the minute.

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