Mads Mikkelsen Shares Theory On Why He’s Cast As The Bad Guy In U.S. Movies – Marrakech Masterclass

Dec 1, 2023
Dimitris Passas

NOTE: This article is a republication- Source: Deadline (by Melanie Goodfellow).

Mads Mikkelsen has distinguished himself across his career with his ability to move between arthouse hits in his native Denmark and big Hollywood franchises such as James Bond, Doctor Strange, Star Wars, Fantastic Beasts and Indiana Jones.

The actor was quizzed in a Marrakech Film Festival masterclass on Saturday about the fact that he tends to be cast as a flawed hero in Europe and the bad guy in Hollywood, in roles such as Marvel supervillain Kaecilius or Le Chiffre in Casino Royal.

“It’s quite simple. It’s the funny accent. It’s as simple as that. It used to be Germans, then it was Brits; then the Russians, and then for some reason they fell in love with the Danish accent. That’s definitely part of it,” he said.

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