Karel Roden

Karel Roden

Highest Rated: 83% We Are Never Alone (2016)

Lowest Rated: 13% Sword of Vengeance (2015)

Birthday: May 18, 1962

Birthplace: Ceské Budejovice, Czechoslovakia

Born in the Czech Republic, actor Karel Roden has enjoyed critical success in his native country as well as in Hollywood. Roden began acting in Europe, during the early 1980s, appearing in character roles mainly on television and made the transition to more feature films in the latter half of the 1980s and early 1990s. Roden would receive a Czech Lions Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his work in the 1996 film "Kral Ubu," which earned him worldwide recognition as a formidable character actor. The critical praise Roden enjoyed during the late 1990s made it possible for him to move on to more profitable roles in Hollywood feature films. During the early 2000s, he gained small parts in action films like "15 Minutes," "Blade II," and "Bulletproof Monk"; almost always played the role of some sort of Eastern European villain, thug, or criminal. A larger part would follow these films as Roden acted the part of Rasputin in Guillermo del Toro's wildly imaginative thriller "Hellboy" before assuming the role of a Russian mobster again, this time in the action film "Running Scared" starring Paul Walker in 2006. One of Roden's more notable parts would follow two years later when Guy Ritchie called upon him to play the Russian billionaire, Uri, in his action caper "RocknRolla." Roden based his performance on real life Russian billionaire and owner of London's Chelsea Football Club, Roman Abramovich.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
83% No Score Yet The Racer Viking (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Crusader Father (Character) - 2017
83% No Score Yet We Are Never Alone Unknown (Character) - 2016
20% No Score Yet Masaryk Masaryk (Character) - 2016
13% 19% Sword of Vengeance Durant (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fotograf Jan Saudek (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Film Igor (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Krásno Kos (Character) - 2014
56% 40% Frankenstein's Army Viktor (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Signál Pilka (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 47% Four Suns Karel (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 47% Alois Nebel The Mute (Voice) - 2011
20% 33% Cat Run Daniel Carver (Character) - 2011
75% 50% A Lonely Place to Die Darko (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 65% Lidice Frantisek Sima (Character) - 2011
33% 77% Habermann Karel Brezina (Character) - 2010
56% 63% Orphan Dr. Varava (Character) $41.6M 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guard No. 47 Frantisek Dousa (Character) - 2008
60% 71% RocknRolla Uri Omovich (Character) $5.7M 2008
No Score Yet 49% Bathory Juraj Thurzo (Character) - 2008
53% 49% Largo Winch Mikhail Korsky (Character) $7.6K 2008
No Score Yet 56% Little Girl Blue Richard (Character) - 2007
51% 49% Mr. Bean's Holiday Emil Duchevsky (Character) $32.6M 2007
38% 42% The Abandoned Nicolai (Character) $1.3M 2006
33% 15% Summer Love The Stranger (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 21% The Last Drop Sgt. Hans Beck (Character) - 2005
81% 66% Hellboy Grigori Rasputin (Character) $59M 2004
No Score Yet 38% Dead Fish Dragan (Character) - 2004
82% 90% The Bourne Supremacy Gretkov (Character) $176M 2004
23% 38% Bulletproof Monk Struker (Character) $23M 2003
57% 68% Blade II Carter Kounen (Character) $81.6M 2002
32% 37% 15 Minutes Emil Slovak (Character) $24.4M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Role Unknown (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Melancholic Chicken Father (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crackerjack 2 Hans Becker (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alisea and the Dream Prince The Proprietor (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dragon Ring Prince Lisandro (Character) - 1994

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pleasure Principle Viktor Seifert (Character) 2019
71% 88% McMafia Karel Benes (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Missing Unknown (Guest Star),
Guest
2012

QUOTES FROM Karel Roden CHARACTERS

Viktor Frankenstein says: He's obviously suffering from a little adjustment problem.

Nicolai says: They are our deaths and our futures.

Marie says: This is the same truck I came here in.

Nicolai says: Don't be silly. This truck hasn't moved anywhere in years.

Von Krupt says: Five years of research and construction, Grigori, five years! The Fuhrer does not look kindly on failure!

Grigori Rasputin says: There will be no failure, General. I promised Herr Hitler a miracle. I'll deliver one.

Blade says: You're human?

Kounen says: Hardly, I'm a lawyer.

Kounen says: Barely, I'm a Lawyer.