It’s a tale as old as cinema itself: the star beloved in their home country heads to Hollywood to make it in the big time only to find themself playing middling villain roles. So it went and is still going with Mads Mikkelsen’s career. Seen as the face of a resurgent Danish cinema in his home country, he is mostly cast as the bad guy in western pictures. Joined by returning guest Sean Moriarty, this week Andrew and Stephen take the biggest plunge they’ve ever taken into a character actor’s career. From humble beginnings in Nicolas Winding Refn’s Pusher Trilogy and Valhalla Rising to international Infamy in Casino Royale and from American network TV with Hannibal to awards recognition with The Hunt and Another Round, Mads Mikkelsen’s career is one of the most interesting we’ve covered.
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Intro and Outro Music: No Boundaries (motorik groove) by Keshco.