Mads Mikkelsen has charmed, scared, and entertained in every role so far. In honor of Mads’s birthday, here’s our list of eight of his greatest hits.

It’s no secret that Mads Mikkelsen is a favorite over here at Film Daily. The incredible actor has charmed, scared, and entertained in every role he’s landed so far. In honor of Mads’s birthday, here’s our list of eight of his greatest hits.

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1. Casino Royale (2006)

The name is Chiffre, Le Chiffre. Mads played the poker-loving Bond villain in this remake of the classic spy thriller. Mikkelsen is smooth & suave at the roulette table, but the moment Bond decides enough is enough, he buckles fast. 

Audiences were thrilled at how Mikkelson’s cutthroat and cocky attitude melts the moment he realizes just how tough the best of MI6 can be. It’s one of many examples of Mikkelsen’s range and how to balance tough and human, especially as a villain. 

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2. Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky (2009)

Our next favorite is Mikkelsen as Igor…

Sauce!