Monday, November 25, 2013

Fan-Boy Icon #70: Mads Mikkelsen

The way I first came in contact with Mads Mikkelsen was through his role as Hannibal Lechter in the television show Hannibal. I was never a big Lechter fan, and to be honest i don't really care for the films surrounding the character. The wife, however, loves the show and I started watching it on her suggestion. I became hooked pretty quickly. Mikkelsen's portrayal of Lechter does not smack of the Anthony Hopkins version, and is quite refreshing for someone not interested in a pastiche of past glories.

As Tumblr is rife with Mikkelsen fandom, I quickly found that Friday last was Mikkelsen's birthday, and as we planned to have a movie watching night anyway, we made it a Mads Mikkelsen weekend. We watched three of his films, which will be reviewed as the week goes on; Valhalla Rising, Flame & Citron, and A Royal Affair. All were very good, and show Mikkelsen's breadth as an actor. He can also be seen as the villain "Le Chiffre" in Casino Royale, and Draco in Clash of the Titans. Check out his other credits on the IMDb.

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