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His face visibly poses a problem for him. If it were up to him, Mads Mikkelsen would change it. The Danish actor considered hiring a surgeon and even, he said, resorting to acid. […] In this hated face, there is first, according to the actor, the cheekbones. “All too prominent ” he says. Then, huge eyes, neither round nor really quite oval, “an unlikely geometry in fact”. “I am told they [make somebody depressed, sad, unhappy]*, and that’s probably right.” And finally, a huge mouth, in harmony with his eyes. “Directors have always told me it was the jaw of a predator, a very bad guy. This is probably one of the reasons why I inherited the role of Hannibal Lecter, the cannibalistic doctor created by Thomas Harris for the television series “Hannibal.” […] When he went back to Canada for the filming of the second season of “Hannibal”, Mads Mikkelsen asked to have a mirror in his dressing room. For once, the goal was to look at his face—not to destroy it. “Lecter is a man who sees beauty in ugliness. His values ​​are reversed.” In the skin of this monster, Mads Mikkelsen can probably finally appreciate [his face].

Son visage lui pose visiblement un problème. Si cela ne tenait qu’à lui, Mads Mikkelsen en changerait. L’acteur danois a d’ailleurs songé à faire appel à un chirurgien et même, dit-il, à recourir au vitriol. […] Dans ce visage honni, il y a d’abord, selon l’acteur, ses pommettes saillantes. «Bien trop proéminentes», estime-t-il. Ensuite, ses yeux immenses, ni vraiment ronds ni tout à fait ovales, «à la géométrie improbable en fait». «On m’explique qu’ils filent le bourdon*, et c’est probablement juste.» Et, pour finir, une bouche démesurée, en harmonie avec son regard. «Les réalisateurs m’ont toujours expliqué qu’il s’agissait de la mâchoire d’un prédateur, d’un très sale type. C’est sans doute l’une des raisons pour lesquelles j’ai hérité du rôle d’Hannibal Lecter, le médecin anthropophage créé par Thomas Harris pour la série télévisée “Hannibal”.» […] Quand il a repris le chemin du Canada, pour le tournage de la deuxième saison d’«Hannibal», Mads Mikkelsen a demandé à avoir un miroir dans sa loge. Pour une fois, l’objectif était de se regarder – pas de se détruire. «Lecter est un homme qui voit la beauté dans la laideur. Ses valeurs sont inversées.» Dans la peau de ce monstre, Mads Mikkelsen peut sans doute enfin s’apprécier.

*filent le bourdon is an expression which means to make someone sad

Samuel Blumenfeld, www.lemonde.fr, 28.08.2014 

This interview frames Mads’s career in terms of his face and how it is regarded by both him and others. The occasion of the interview is the French release of the film, The Salvation, but it discusses his other films, his relationship with Nicholas Winding Refn and Lars Von Trier. A better translation would be appreciated!

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For what it’s worth, getting the shit kicked out of you? Not to say you get used to it, but you do kinda get used to it.
season four

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  • friend: how are you
  • me: my fav is problematic
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mads being a total cutie @ the salvation screening [x]

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sungl0ry:

hannibal + ladies: 
  ↳ Hannibal Lecter & Miriam Lass 

"Miriam, what was the last thing you remember before making the call?"

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hannibaalecter:

[I made this for purely scientific reasons]

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aphaustria:

I hate when they make you describe yourself on the first day of school like???? me????? tired angry egg trying to live an honest life

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Peter Capaldi, photograph by Carolyn Cole

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edenliaothewomb:

Bryan Cranston and Anna Gunn, at The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, Aug 25, 2014.

edenliaothewomb:

Bryan Cranston and Anna Gunn, at The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, Aug 25, 2014.

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milkymickovich asked: OZ OR BREAKING BAD
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It’s on netflix
— A crucial component of any recommendation  (via gingerthon)
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