Top 500
Up 348 this week

Mads Mikkelsen

Mads Mikkelsen is a synonym to the great success the Danish film industry has had since the mid-1990s. He was born in Østerbro, Copenhagen, to Bente Christiansen, a nurse, and Henning Mikkelsen, a banker. Starting out as a low-life pusher/junkie in the 1996 success Pusher (1996), he slowly grew to become one of Denmark's biggest movie actors. The ... See full bio »

IMDb Picks: December

We're really looking forward to the return of "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce" this month. Are you curious to see what other TV shows and movies made our list?

Visit the IMDb Picks section

IMDb Asks: Lisa Edelstein and Christina Ricci

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, IMDb Asks brings you a livestream Q&A and online chat with Lisa Edelstein. Tune in to to participate in the live conversation and even ask a question yourself. Plus, catch up with Christina Ricci, star of new Amazon pilot "Z." The livestream is best viewed on laptops, desktops, and tablets.

Tune in here for the one-on-one interviews

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 people
created 27 Apr 2012
a list of 25 people
created 09 Dec 2013
a list of 30 people
created 21 Feb 2014
a list of 34 people
created 07 Jun 2014
a list of 28 people
created 2 months ago

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Mads Mikkelsen's work have you seen?

User Polls

24 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

Known For


Hide Hide Show Show Actor (46 credits)
 2015 Men & Chicken
 2013 Charlie Countryman
 2012 Move On
 2012 The Hunt
 2010 Moomins and the Comet Chase
Sniff (English version, voice)
 2008 Quantum of Solace (Video Game)
Le Chiffre (voice)
 2006/I Exit
Thomas Skepphult
 2006 Prague
 2005 Julie (TV Series)
Julie's dad / Harald, Julie's Dad / Harald
- Del 4 (2005) ... Julie's dad
- Del 3 (2005) ... Julie's dad
- Del 2 (2005) ... Julie's dad
- Del 1 (2005) ... Harald
 2005 Adam's Apples
 2003 Now (Short)
Jakob (young)
 2003 The Boy Below (Short)
 2002 Open Hearts
 2002 I Am Dina
 2001 Shake It
 2001 Monas verden
 1999 Bleeder
 1999 Tom Merritt (Short)
Elmer Karr
 1998 Nattens engel
 1998 Wildside
 1996 Café Hector (Short)
 1996 Pusher
 1996 Blomsterfangen (Short)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (59 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video for Rihanna: "Bitch Better Have My Money" See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 1 Article | 3 Pictorials | See more »

Official Sites:


Alternate Names:

Mads | Mads D. Mikkelsen | Mads Dittmann Mikkelsen


6' (1.83 m)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

On his 1937 Danish Nimbus motorcycle: It is like something Steve McQueen would ride. I love the freedom and it doesn't go quite as fast as a modern bike, which pleases my wife. See more »


Two children, Viola and Carl. See more »


Often plays a character with a defective left eye: Ivan in Adam's Apples (2005), Le Chiffre in Casino Royale (2006), One Eye in Valhalla Rising (2009) and Rochefort in The Three Musketeers (2011).

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why is there not more awe about his portrayal about Hannibal here? perman07
How did you first discover Mads? libramom0422
Had cosmetic work? someindianblood
Happy Birthday Mads! xelocin
As Hannibal Lecter? (vs Hopkins) Miliowee
Favourite Mads Role? ILikeTheTrees
Discuss Mads Mikkelsen on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page