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Karel Roden



It may be difficult to believe that the slightly wiry and gaunt Czech actor Karel Roden is the same presence who made the Earth tremble as barrel-chested Grigori Rasputin in Hellboy (2004) -- consider it a testament not only to the magnificence of Hollywood special effects, but to Roden's raw versatility. Born in Ceské Budejovice, Czechoslovakia, in 1962, Roden studied drama in Prague and evinced a stunning ability to immerse himself into -- and flesh out -- almost any character. This quality soon carried over into his film and television roles. He tackled most of his early parts in his native country, in such little-seen-abroad films as the 1990 Cas Sluhu and the 1999 Praha Ocima. 2002's Blade II, however -- produced by Marvel Comics and Avi Arad -- finally brought Roden the attention of a wide international audience. He followed it up with a number of additional Hollywood pictures done in a similar genre vein -- usually effects-heavy action or fantasy romps. These included not only the aforementioned Hellboy, but Romeo Is Bleeding (1994), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), and Running Scared (2006). In 2007, he appeared in the comedy Mr. Bean's Holiday as a Russian film director named Emil.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet We Are Never Alone (Nikdy nejsme sami)
  • Actor
2016
13% Sword Of Vengeance
  • Earl Durant
2015
No Score Yet Still Waters
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Krásno
  • Actor
2014
67% Frankenstein's Army
  • Viktor Frankenstein
2013
No Score Yet Alois Nebel
  • The Mute
2013
No Score Yet Ctyri slunce (Four Suns)
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Signál
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Lidice
  • Actor
2012
77% A Lonely Place to Die
  • Darko
2011
50% The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch
  • Mikhail Korsky
2011
40% Habermann
  • Karel Brezina
2011
14% Cat Run
  • Carver
2011
No Score Yet Dvojrole (Double Role)
  • Actor
2010
55% Orphan
  • Dr. Varava
2009
No Score Yet Tajnosti (Little Girl Blue)
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Ferarri Dino Girl
  • Actor
2009
59% RocknRolla
  • Uri
2008
No Score Yet Bathory
  • Gyorgy Thurzo
2008
No Score Yet Shut Up and Shoot Me
  • Pavel Zeman
2008
38% Summer Love (Dead Man's Bounty)
  • The Stranger
2007
51% Mr. Bean's Holiday
  • Emil
2007
38% The Abandoned
  • Nicolai
2007
No Score Yet Shut Up and Shoot!
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet The Last Drop
  • Sgt Hans Beck
2006
40% Running Scared
  • Anzor `Duke' Yugorsky
2006
No Score Yet Dead Fish
  • Dragan
2004
81% The Bourne Supremacy
  • Gretkov
2004
81% Hellboy
  • Grigori Rasputin
2004
23% Bulletproof Monk
  • Strucker
2003
57% Blade II
  • Kounen
2002
No Score Yet Late Night Talks With Mother
  • Actor
2001
33% 15 Minutes
  • Emil Slovak
2001
No Score Yet Wild Flowers (Kytice)
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Hostage Train
  • Actor
1997

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet MI-5
2003-2011
  • Gradic
48% Missing
2012
  • Azimoff
90% The Wrong Mans
2013-2014
  • Marat

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