Onion Crunch Celebrates Mads Mikkelsen’s Danish American Society Person Of The Year

Onion Crunch is excited to celebrate Mads Mikkelsen as the Danish American Society’s Person of the Year. The Danish American Society is a non-profit organization that has pursued the goal of promoting friendship and understanding between the peoples of Denmark and the United States. The organization has honored individuals for their accomplishments and contributions to the Danish American community at the Person of the Year gala for more than fifty years. This year, they are honoring Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen who is known for James Bond Casino Royale, The Three Musketeers and Clash of the Titans and recently winning the Palm D’Or for Best Actor at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. On September 29th the Danish American Society will celebrate Mikkelsen in New York City.

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Mads in Vogue

Mads Mikkelsen is no newcomer to the business of Hollywood, but his under-the-radar quality might have led you to believe otherwise. In truth, he’s starred as a Bond villain (Casino Royale), a mythical Greek (Clash of the Titans), a Russian musical genius (Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky), and has achieved bona fide stardom in his native Denmark, so it’s surprising that Mikkelsen is not yet a household name in the U.S. Two significant projects on the horizon may change that. First up is The Hunt, the film that garnered Mikkelsen a Best Actor award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for his role as a kindergarten teacher falsely accused of child abuse. More commercial, but no less dramatic, will be Hannibal, the much-anticipated NBC prime-time series based on Thomas Harris’s cannibal psychiatrist. Mikkelsen will take on the title character of Dr. Hannibal Lecter with Hugh Dancy opposite as Special Agent Will Graham (played by Edward Norton in 2002’s Red Dragon). Say hello to your next leading man.

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The Oscar buzz for Mads continues

The Reel Breakdown on Yahoo:

Danish actor Mikkelsen does double duty at TIFF ’12. In “The Hunt,” he portrays a kindly kindergarten teacher who’s been accused by one of his students of exposing himself, and his close-knit rural community unravels with accusations false and true. In the historical romance “A Royal Affair,” he plays a German doctor who charms the crazy king and beds the queen. He won best-actor honors at Cannes this year for “The Hunt,” and he was honored at Telluride along with Marion Cotillard who gives a great performance in “Rust & Bone.” Mikkelsen, 46, is a cross between Viggo Mortensen and Ciaran Hinds — intellectual, physical, sexy. I’m calling a best-actor nomination for Mikkelsen now. Think of it this way: This time last year, I couldn’t pronounce “Jean Dujardin” (of “The Artist”), much less spell his name. What a difference a year can make.

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