Quotes by: Mads Mikkelsen
We have no chance to comprehend what goes on there - it's so dramatic, and people are so poor. We all felt bad about being there. Filming in India felt like we were going to borrow something knowing that we were never going to give it back.
If I was doing 'The Hunt' constantly, I would get very old, very fast.
Awards mean absolutely nothing if you don't get it. If you do get it, they're the best thing in the world.
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.
First, I have to read something and find it interesting and like the story. If I don't understand it fully, but there is something in there that is interesting, then it takes a director to convince me. If he can't do that, then I don't go with it. It doesn't matter where the project comes from.
I always work with the tempo of the energy of the character, whether he's fast or slow, or heavy or light.
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.
Machiavelli had some cold tricks for people who wanted to be demagogues and wanted to take over the world.
I was a late bloomer, but I had a career as a contemporary dancer before that, so I had some kind of connection to this world. But I was always a little more in love with the drama of dancing than the aesthetics, so I thought, 'Why don't you give it a chance if you think you can do it a little different?'
If you're playing the bad guy, you have to find what you like about them.
I love working back home, but it is a small country, and we do get tired of watching each other.
There's been no real reason to move to LA. The stuff I've done for America has been done in Europe anyway. We made a decision early on that we'd find our base and not shake the children's world as much as mine.
The whole Fannibal thing is predominantly something that happens in a world I don't know about, which is the Internet.
I never really planned a career. I've tried to avoid it. I've tried to do this stuff I felt for, the stuff I like. So, I've just been meeting these fantastic directors who've offered me a variation of different parts and different films.
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.
Once in a while, when I'm out on the lawn, I'll jump around and do a couple of things. Here's a secret: The older you get, the more difficult it gets. The smallest little injury stays with you for so long. But that's how it goes, and it doesn't stop me. I'm always ready to do something that hurts a little!
I was very energetic and very small. I didn't start growing until the last year of high school.
Sometimes you're trying your best and you still can't find a solution, but I try not to waste my life living in a dark place.