Iben Hjejle

Iben Hjejle

  • Highest Rated: 91% High Fidelity (2000)
  • Lowest Rated: 50% Chéri (2009)
  • Birthday: Mar 22, 1971
  • Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Danish actress Iben Hjejle attained international recognition for her performances in Søren Kragh-Jacobsen's 1999 film Mifune (inspired by the back-to-basics Dogma 95 filmmaking style) and Stephen Frears' enthusiastically received 2000 screen adaptation of Nick Hornby's High Fidelity. Born in Copenhagen on March 22, 1971, Hjejle studied acting at the State Theatre School of Denmark. She was discovered by director Niels Arden Oplev, who cast her in both his 1991 short Naked and his 1996 feature Portland, the latter of which cast the actress as a young woman who takes up with a violent ex-con. Three years later, Hjejle scored a critical breakthrough with her portrayal of a prostitute turned housekeeper in Mifune, winning a Jury Special Mention for her work at the 1999 Berlin Film Festival. After another lead that same year, in the horror film Besat, Hjejle won a starring role in High Fidelity, her first English-language film. Her portrayal of Laura, the lawyer girlfriend of the film's protagonist (John Cusack), earned a positive reception that was nicely complemented by the acclaim surrounding the film as a whole. Despite this generous boost to her screen career, Hjejle has continued to act on Danish television and as a member of Copenhagen's Ostre Gasvaerk Theatre.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

59% Klown Forever (Klovn Forever) Actor $860 2016
No Score Yet Freak Out Actor 2014
No Score Yet Flugten Rikke Lyngvig 2013
73% Klovn: The Movie (Klown) Iben $69.1K 2012
No Score Yet Stockholm East Actor 2011
No Score Yet Journey to Saturn (Reisen Til Saturn) Actor 2011
75% The Eclipse Lena Morelle 2010
50% Chéri Marie-Laure $2.7M 2009
57% Defiance Bella $28.7M 2009
No Score Yet Rejsen til Saturn Susanne 2008
75% The Boss of it All (Direktøren for det hele) Lise 2007
No Score Yet Monstertorsdag (Monsterthursday) Actor 2005
80% Strings Zita (Danish version) 2004
No Score Yet The Good Cop (Den gode strømer) Actor 2004
No Score Yet Dreaming of Julia Julia 2004
No Score Yet Cuban Blood Julia 2004
No Score Yet Monster Thursday Actor 2004
No Score Yet Old Men in New Cars Actor 2003
No Score Yet Skagerrak Actor 2003
73% The Emperor's New Clothes Pumpkin $0.5M 2002
70% Flickering Lights Therese 2001
91% High Fidelity Laura 2000
74% Mifune's Last Song (Mifune) (Mifunes sidste sang) Liva Psilander 2000
No Score Yet Possessed (Besat) Actor 1999

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

82% The Rain
2018
Ellen
  • 2019
  • 2018

QUOTES FROM Iben Hjejle CHARACTERS

Laura
In fact, I hope we're not in love anymore, to be honest. It would give me a better opinion of love right now.
Rob Gordon
Come on! What, did I beat you? Did I tell you you were a bad person? I mean, what the fuck? What shoul I have done to make you happy?
Rob Gordon
Come on! What, did I beat you? Did I tell you you were a bad person? I mean, what the fuck? What should I have done to make you happy?
Laura
Nothing. Make yourself happy.
Rob Gordon
Oh, I see. Um, wh-why am I not happy?
Laura
Because you're the same person you used to be.. and I'm not.
Lena Morelle
When you see a ghost, something very interesting happens. Your brain splits in two. One side of you is rejecting what you're seeing, because it doesn't tally with our ordinary idea of reality. And the other side is screaming,"But this is real." And in that moment itself reality is collapsed and reconfigured in a way that changes you profoundly,although you're not aware of it.
Lena Morelle
When you see a ghost, something very interesting happens. Your brain splits in two. One side of you is rejecting what you're seeing, because it doesn't tally with our ordinary idea of reality. And the other side is screaming,'But this is real.' And in that moment itself reality is collapsed and reconfigured in a way that changes you profoundly,although you're not aware of it.
Rob Gordon
I'm tired of the fantasy, because it doesn't really exist. And there are never really any surprises, and it never really...
Laura
Delivers?
Rob Gordon
Delivers. And I'm tired of it. And I'm tired of everything else for that matter. But I don't ever seem to get tired of you, so...
Laura
Listen, Rob, would you have sex with me? Because I want to feel something else than this. It either that, or I go home and put my hand in the fire. Unless you want to stub cigarettes out on my arm.
Rob Gordon
No. I only have a few left, I've been saving them for later.
Laura
Right. It'll have to be sex, then.
Rob Gordon
Right. Right.