Before becoming an actor, Mikkelsen was a trained gymnast and professional dancer, the latter of which he did for nearly a decade. He would pursue a career in acting to explore his more dramatic side.
He is best known for portraying the serial killer and cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the NBC series Hannibal (2013–2015), and films such as Marvel's Doctor Strange (2016) and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016).
- In an interview, Mikkelsen revealed that though he understands some of Death Stranding's intended message, much of what Hideo Kojima told him regarding the game still puzzles him. He has described Death Stranding as a "labyrinthine game" of which he has seen nothing like before, with a story "completely out of this world".
- Mikkelsen has stated that, "The characters are very dualistic in [Kojima's] games: There is no such thing as a bad guy or a good guy in his games."
- Mikkelsen met Kojima through a mutual friend, Nicolas Winding Refn.
Real world personnel
|Cast members||Darren Jacobs · Emily O'Brien · Geoff Keighley · Guillermo del Toro · Jesse Corti · Léa Seydoux · Lindsay Wagner · Mads Mikkelsen · Margaret Qualley · Matthew Mercer · Nicolas Winding Refn · Norman Reedus · Tommie Earl Jenkins · Troy Baker|
|Developers||Hideo Kojima · Hitori Nojima · Kenichiro Imaizumi · Yoji Shinkawa|