Mads Mikkelsen

I'd rather be voted 'the sexiest man in Denmark' than 'the ugliest man in Denmark'.Mads Mikkelsen

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I take my work enormously seriously. When I do something, it has to feel right. Everything has to be right.Mads Mikkelsen

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I'm not ambitious about my career, but I am ambitious with each job. I can be fairly annoying to work with.Mads Mikkelsen

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If you have to be frightening, you need some actors around you to be really frightened. And if they're not frightened, you're not so frightening anymore. In the same way, people say, 'I think you come in, and you're really sexy'. But how do you play sexy? It depends on the eyes that are looking.Mads Mikkelsen

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One thing I can say about the French language is that no one in the world loves their language as much as they do. It doesn't matter if you're close - it still sounds terrible to their ears.Mads Mikkelsen

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Typically, I work with the script and the director for awhile before, just to make sure we're on the same page.Mads Mikkelsen

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I'm one of the actors who really enjoys working with kids and animals, which is always a no go. There's something beautiful about it because you tend to forget yourself as an actor.Mads Mikkelsen

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I'm terrified about psychic people who have their little shops. I always walk across the street and go somewhere else. Imagine if one of them came out with their face all pale and said, 'Hurry up and enjoy yourself.' No one wants to know that.Mads Mikkelsen

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I always try to find something I like about the bad guys and then try to find the mistakes and the flaws in the good guys.Mads Mikkelsen

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I make an awesome soup with coconut milk and shrimps; it takes me five hours to prepare the whole thing. It does become very spicy, but you can definitely taste all the ingredients.Mads Mikkelsen

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I've been watching 'Walking Dead' with my son, and there is absolutely nothing in there I find shocking, but it's cool, and I like it.Mads Mikkelsen

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Predominantly I'm an Adidas guy who walks around in sports gear all the time because there's always a ball right next to me somewhere. I do a lot of sports, but I do enjoy wearing a lot of suits.Mads Mikkelsen

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I think I've always had to pick and choose whatever I want to work on. If I'm not happy with what I'm doing, it's probably not going to end up that interesting.Mads Mikkelsen

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I watched westerns when I was a kid, like everybody else, but I wasn't a total nerd or geek about it. I kind of fell in love with westerns heavily when I started watching Sergio Leone's westerns.Mads Mikkelsen

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When I do outdoor scenes, I tend to find a quiet space where I can sit and carve a walking stick that can turn out to be interesting for me.Mads Mikkelsen

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In a way, we tried to make 'The Salvation' a contemporary film with contemporary emotions. At the same time, in the script, you get a feel that all the small talk is not a part of our universe. It's more precise talk.Mads Mikkelsen

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If David Bowie wants, I'll put him in my phone book.Mads Mikkelsen

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I tend not to have any references to anything. I just jump into the script in front of me. If you reference too much, you have no idea if the performances are right.Mads Mikkelsen

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I vividly remember Charles Bronson's face in 'Chino.' The western genre is screaming for a face like that.Mads Mikkelsen

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The physicality of any character is always split up into fast, slow, high energy, low energy, what kind of personality he has. So that's where the physicality comes in. And flying through the air is just something you have to do if they ask you.Mads Mikkelsen

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I have the strange ability to shut things out.Mads Mikkelsen

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There is a tendency to underestimate the power of what we can do without words. Sometimes you can make a scene even more powerful and precise without dialogue.Mads Mikkelsen

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In Denmark, we're making 20 films a year. If I'm showing up in even two of those, people will get tired of me really fast.Mads Mikkelsen

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I've always been interested in strange foods, coming from all different places.Mads Mikkelsen

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The whole Fannibal thing is predominantly something that happens in a world I don't know about, which is the Internet.Mads Mikkelsen

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I've never been specifically attached to westerns, but there are those I like - one of the best westerns I've seen is 'Unforgiven.' I think the genre has something extremely powerful that can allow them to talk about good and evil in a very straight way.Mads Mikkelsen

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If you're playing the bad guy, you have to find what you like about them.Mads Mikkelsen

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Before we made films about gangsters, everything was about the royal families. They contain so much drama.Mads Mikkelsen

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I'm a beer man. I tried to drink whiskey and Scotch, but I don't get it. It smells like a girl who didn't shower and just splashed a lot of perfume on.Mads Mikkelsen

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I'm not even on Facebook. I've got enough friends I never see. You know how you have a lot of friends you never call? I don't have time for new friends, and I don't want to be friends with someone only online.Mads Mikkelsen

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