Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen has been nominated for an Oscar. He originally trained as a gymnast and dancer, but rose to fame as an actor. His breakthrough role was as Tonny in the Pusher film trilogy. His award-winning performances in the three films won him many fans.
Mads Mikkelsen has a diverse range, spanning roles from the mute Roman Gladiator of Valhalla Rising to the idealistic vicar in Adam’s Apples. His role as Martin in Another Round, directed by Thomas Vinterberg, won him the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 2021.
Mads Mikkelsen’s role in “Another Round” is also nominated for Best Actor. Thomas Vinterberg, the director of “The Celebration,” has become the first Danish director to be nominated in the directing category. Mikkelsen plays a teacher who battles depression with alcohol. Mikkelsen’s character believes that a higher alcohol level in his blood will make him happier. A reviewer called the film “convincing.”
Mikkelsen is also known for his role as a Danish kindergarten teacher Lucas. The movie won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Mikkelsen has acted in many blockbuster Hollywood movies, including Star Wars and James Bond. He is also a leading man in European films and has a reputation as a rising star in the world of Hollywood.
The actor has three Oscar nominations in the last decade. In the best foreign language film category, “The Hunt” has an edge over its rivals. Another film he’s been nominated for was the NBC television thriller “Hannibal.”