the actor Mads Mikkelsen He’s someone who’s been credited with bringing some humanity to the dastardly characters, making viewers feel some sympathy for the villains he plays. He has been seen time and time again in various roles for the actor, and this includes playing cannibal killer Hannibal Lecter in Hannibal. Mikkelsen’s latest role sees him portray a Nazi for the last time Indiana Jones sequel, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destinywhich is now showing in theaters.
In a new interview with GQ, Mikkelsen talked about the kinds of roles he likes to play. He explains how he is drawn to characters who are not so much obvious villains as “civilians in extreme situations”. He says that characters are often obscure in general in Danish cinema, though there are still “tough guys” who can be compared to Marlon Brando and James Dean. Mikkelsen says he could have gone that route with his breakout role as a drug dealer in Nicholas Winding Refn. pushy‘, but also felt that doing so would make the performance less believable. The actor says he chose to make the character a bit of an “idiot” instead, which surprisingly ends up breaking viewers’ hearts, probably because these characters are more relatable.
“To combine it—to make something real and also be a pretty pie—I don’t really find it fun,” Mikkelsen explains. “I’m not into ‘hair fall in your eyes, be cute in the corner.’ Not me. Losers are fun. Because we know them. You’ve probably been in that situation yourself sometimes.”
Mads Mikkelsen stars as Fuller in Indiana Jones 5
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Director James Mangold has also spoken of Mikkelsen’s abilities in making moviegoers care about the characters he plays, even the most insidious ones. It’s a unique skill that Mangold praises Mikkelsen for having, noting how rare that is with actors.
“A maniac lives up to whatever character he plays with a hundred percent commitment to their point of view,” says Mangold. “It takes a certain kind of artistic guts, the guts that Mads has. In all honesty, I think he’s been offered ‘bad guys’ roles in movies simply because he’s not afraid to engage with them and humanize them.”
after Indiana Jones 5Mikkelsen will appear in the upcoming film Bunny dustwith whom he is reunited Hannibal Creator Brian Fuller. In the film, he plays a man who is recruited by a neighbor’s child to kill the monster under her bed that she believes has eaten her family. When his casting was announced, Sierra/Affinity’s Christine Wiegroyd similarly praised Mikkelsen for what he brings to his characters that other actors simply cannot.
Mads brings this unique quality to each character he brings to life and his role in it Bunny dust said Vigroid. “We’re excited to bring back the ’80s family horror movies, a beloved genre for so many.”
You can watch Mikkelsen on the big screen by watching Indiana Jones and the Dial of DestinyNow showing in cinemas.