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All Quotes by author - Mads Mikkelsen
" Actors are a race. "
" Awards mean absolutely nothing if you don't get it. If you do get it, they're the best thing in the world. "
" Danish film is spreading in a fantastic way. "
" England and Denmark have a sense of irony and a darker sense of humour that you don't necessarily find in Germany and Sweden. "
" I always work with the tempo of the energy of the character, whether he's fast or slow, or heavy or light. "
" I don't necessarily prefer playing villains. I know a lot of people say they are more fun, but if the scriptwriter has done their work well, you can find something realistic in a villain and find the mistakes in a hero - it's all down to the writing. "
" I don't wear cologne. I do occasionally, but anytime I take a shower, I just put on deodorant. That's basically what I smell like. "
" I do read some of the scripts from America and, even though the themes or subject of the film is very interesting, and some of the scenes are very interesting, there is a tendency that they have to explain everything. There will be no dilemma. "
" I'd rather be voted 'the sexiest man in Denmark' than 'the ugliest man in Denmark'. "
" I felt perhaps 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' was a little premature. It was a huge hit around the world - it was still running in the theatres - and the Americans at that time were already shooting the remake, and I was like, 'Whoa! Give it a break of five or six years and get a little inspired, and then do it.' "
" If you have to be frightening, you need some actors around you to be really frightened. And if they're not frightened, you're not so frightening anymore. In the same way, people say, 'I think you come in, and you're really sexy'. But how do you play sexy? It depends on the eyes that are looking. "
" If you're not bruised up, then you're not doing an action film in a real way. "
" If you spend a week at a casino you will very easily see that people have a certain way of behaving in a casino. "
" II know a little about Greek mythology. It's not that far away from the Nordic mythology. "
" I'm a beer man. I tried to drink whiskey and Scotch, but I don't get it. It smells like a girl who didn't shower and just splashed a lot of perfume on. "
" I'm a big fan of film for one reason: because it is visual. "
" I'm not even on Facebook. I've got enough friends I never see. You know how you have a lot of friends you never call? I don't have time for new friends, and I don't want to be friends with someone only online. "
" I think I've always had to pick and choose whatever I want to work on. If I'm not happy with what I'm doing, it's probably not going to end up that interesting. "
" I think they tried the 3-D revolution at least five times throughout history, and it never seemed to work. However, finally, 'Avatar' did it. "
" I've always been interested in strange foods, coming from all different places. "
" I've never been a big fan of making telepathy to the audience. That would be too much a wink in the eye. That would make people around me fools, right? "
" I will never be a fan of any kind of political correctness: I think it's instant death to creativity. "
" Machiavelli had some cold tricks for people who wanted to be demagogues and wanted to take over the world. "
" 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. "
" Sometimes we misunderstand what films can do. We just throw a whole book in there, with people just talking, talking, and talking. The picture can tell, the frame can tell. "
" We can ask ourselves why we invent God, and then, ten minutes later, we invent Satan - why? Because we need him; there's something fascinating about the other side of the coin. "
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