Mads Mikkelsen He is one of those actors today who maybe you don’t know his name exactly, maybe you don’t know how to write it well, but whose face is recognizable if you have paid attention to the cinema in recent decades.
A Mikkelsen You have surely seen him in his leading role in the Hannibal series as Hannibal Lecter, a character who at the time gained recognition from Anthony Hopkins when he played him for the film The silence of the inocents. He recently took on the task of replacing
in the role of Grindelwald in the third installment of the saga of Fantastic Animals, el spin off de Harry Potter, Dumbledore’s secrets.
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However, it only takes a quick refresher on the photographs and performances of the past of Mads Mikkelsen to realize two things: that time has barely passed on his features and that age has benefited him.
Age has not only benefited him in terms of his physical appearance, the actor has had a great streak in recent years, specifically his performance in The last round, which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, won him recognition as Best Actor at the San Sebastián International Film Festival, as well as at the European Film Academy.
Although he had international fame in 2006 when he played the villain in Casino Royale, the first James Bond movie with Daniel Craig as agent 007, the actor was not even a fan of this franchise … although he did not need to be, since the truth is that Miekkelsen already had a long history in Denmark.
The first movie of Mads Mikkelsen it was Pusher, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn in 1996, in which he played a drug dealer, this would not only be his first film, but his first saga (except for the third installment in which he no longer participated). It is said that Refn only made the sequels of Pusher due to financial problems rather than wanting to continue exploring the life of Tonny (Mikkelsen) or any of the other characters.
On the other hand, some see a parallel between Danish hits and Mads’ career, yet it was only a matter of time before this man crossed the waters of the Atlantic to try his luck in Hollywood. Before Casino Royale, Mikkelsen was in the production of King Arthur 2004, starring Clive Owen and Keira Knightley that did not have a great reception among the critics, but at least it was the beginning of his career in the United States.
He did his work in Hollywood at the same time that he was still making Danish productions and such was the case with The hunt Thomas Vinterbeg’s film that also competed for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars and for which he won Best Actor recognition at Cannes.
2013 would be one of his most fruitful years, as he worked alongside Lars von Triet on A real affair, earned a best actor nomination at the César Awards (which are the Oscars of French cinema, so to speak) for Michael Kohlhaas, and began his interpretation of Hannibal Lecter, a series that would culminate until 2015.
For the term of Hannibal, Mikkelsen He was already a familiar face to the global audience, and he would end up being one when he participated again as a villain in the first installment of Doctor Strange, as well as in Rogue One, two blockbuster productions, which have only been the prelude to what now awaits us with another franchise much loved and seen in the world: Fantastic Animals.
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