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Creator: Mads Mikkelsen
Mads Mikkelsen (born 1965) is an actor from Denmark, and quite popular back in his home country, having been voted Denmark's sexiest man multiple times. Before he became an actor, he was a trained gymnast and later a professional dancer, having done the latter for almost a decade. He turned to acting when he wanted to pursue the more dramatic side of expression.

He made his film debut in Nicolas Winding Refn's directorial debut in the Danish crime drama Pusher, and later reprised his role in Pusher 2. His first Hollywood debut was as Tristan in the 2004 movie King Arthur, but internationally he's probably more well known for his role as the villain Le Chiffre from the 2006 adaptation of Casino Royale, and his portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in the TV Show of the same name. Outside of Denmark, or rather in Hollywood, he also more well known for playing villainous or very anti-heroic characters, but in most of his other films he's played a variety of other characters, from cheerful, low-level gangsters to harrassed, mournful everymen.


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  • Knight Fever: He has been knighted in his native Denmark.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor
  • Omniglot: Beyond his native language, he can speak fluent English and French.note 
    • Not unusual though, as Danish children and students are all encouraged become fluent in English and at least one other major language, either French or Spannish, over the course of their pre-college education alone, due to the obscurity of the Danish language. Most are taught German in elementary school as well, but it's more or less universally hated.
  • Plays Great Ethnics
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: As Le Chiffre and as Dr. Hannibal Lecter, but in real life he prefers to wear very comfortable and casual clothing.
  • Villainous Cheek Bones: It's no wonder why he's so believable playing a villainous kind of character.
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