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"You can't get enough of it": Mads Mikkelsen on the red carpet

Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 00:47

March 2 - Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen tells Reuters TV that ''you can't get enough'' of the Academy Awards with film ''The Hunt'' up for best foreign language picture. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Danish drama "The Hunt" has at least one advantage over its rivals in its bid to win the best foreign-language picture Oscar: the familiar face of Mads Mikkelsen. Mikkelsen, the 48-year-old star of NBC television thriller "Hannibal," is no unknown to Oscar voters. The Danish actor has starred in three Oscar-nominated films over the last decade from the nation of about 5.6 million people. Mikkelsen's work in Hollywood and his association with the upper echelon of the Danish film industry underscore his ability to maintain a high profile in both the United States and his home country. Director Thomas Vinterberg's "The Hunt" ("Jagten") is the fourth Danish film to pick up an Oscar nomination since 2006. It is the third Oscar-nominated film from Denmark to star Mikkelsen, who was in the 2012 period film "A Royal Affair" and the 2006 drama "After the Wedding." Danish drama "In a Better World," by director Susanne Bier, won the best-foreign language Oscar in 2011, but did not feature Mikkelsen. In "The Hunt," Mikkelsen plays Lucas, a village kindergarten teacher who is wrongly accused of sexually abusing children at the school, after a friend's young daughter falsely claims he exposed himself to her. The accusations unite the tight-knit community against Lucas, who is ostracized, arrested, loses nearly all his friends and is forbidden from the local grocery store. "The Hunt" will compete against Italy's "The Great Beauty," Belgium's "The Broken Circle Breakdown," Cambodia's "The Missing Picture" and Palestine's "Omar" for the best foreign-language Oscar on March 2 in Los Angeles.

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"You can't get enough of it": Mads Mikkelsen on the red carpet

Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 00:47