Nikolaj Lie Kaas

Lowest Rated: 27% Child 44 (2015)
Birthday: May 22, 1973
Birthplace: Denmark
"There are those who miss being in-depth with the world," explains Nikolaj Lie Kaas in an interview with Politiken on April 29th 2001, "but for me superficiality means a lot - that's where I get my drive." This is an interesting comment from an actor, whose acting always strikes a deeply personal cord. While other actors strive to close in on life, Kaas - who experienced tragic loss at an early age - seems eager to escape the eye of the storm. It is a disturbing quality that etches his characters in the audience's mind.Kaas graduated from the National Theater School in Denmark in 1998. He first appeared on screen in Søren Kragh-Jacobsen's film _Drengene Fra Sankt Petri (1991)_ (The Boys from Sct. Petri) in 1991 as Otto, the rebel son of a traitor. The development of the character illustrates the growth of moral resistance into full-fledged violent revolt. This somber and masterfully-acted part earned Kaas two Danish film prizes, a Robert and a Bodil.Today Kaas imbues his adult characters with the unsentimental innocence and vulnerability of a child and audiences respond intuitively. Jeppe in 'Lars Von Trier''s _Idiots, The (1998)_ takes on true love, only to lose it. The actor received another Bodil for this portrayal. Kaas makes a narrow escape from type-casting by adding original qualities to the individual characters. He has also done self-parody as a happy-go-easy cook, working for a mafia-like boss in the midst of a murderous streak in I Kina spiser de hunde (1999) (In China they eat dogs) and as a helpless man in the throes of love in Blinkende lygter (2000) (Blinking lights).After imbuing smaller parts with larger-than-life performances, Kaas landed another main part in _Eigtigt menneske, Et (2001)_ (Truly human, 2001) as Ahmed, the aborted son (!) of a working couple. His would-be little sister is the emotionally neglected Lisa. When she dies, Ahmed comes to life and tries to become a real human being. Kaas delivers another masterful performance in this movie, inspired by the tragic tale of Casper Hauser.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Purity of Vengeance (Journal 64) Actor 2018
36% You Disappear (Du forsvinder) Actor 2017
89% The Last King Actor $9.1K 2016
69% The Keeper of Lost Causes (Kvinden i buret) Carl Mørck 2016
100% A Conspiracy of Faith (Flaskepost fra P) Carl Mørck 2016
92% The Absent One (Fasandraeberne) Carl Mørck 2016
83% Men & Chicken (Mænd & høns) Gregor $30.6K 2016
27% Child 44 Ivan Sukov $1.4M 2015
52% A Second Chance (En chance til) Actor 2015
No Score Yet Mad Ship Tomas 2013
No Score Yet Skytten Actor 2013
No Score Yet Orla Frøsnapper (Freddy Frogface) Freddy FrogFace 2012
No Score Yet Beast Actor 2012
No Score Yet Dirch (A Funny Man) Dirch Passer 2011
75% The Whistleblower Jan Van Der Velde $1M 2011
No Score Yet Varg Veum - Skriften på veggen Actor 2010
No Score Yet Parterapi Actor 2010
37% Angels & Demons Assassin $133.4M 2009
No Score Yet The Candidate Jonas Bechmann 2008
73% Kærlighed på Film (Just Another Love Story) Sebastian 2007
70% Adam's Apples Holger 2007
No Score Yet Clash of Egos (Spraengfarlig bombe) Actor 2006
63% Allegro Person on Street 2006
57% PU-239 Tusk 2006
No Score Yet Mørke (Murk) Jacob 2005
72% Reconstruction Alex David 2004
89% Brothers Jannik $0.3M 2004
63% The Green Butchers Bjarne/Eigil 2004
No Score Yet Old Men in New Cars Actor 2003
95% Open Hearts (Elsker Dig For Evigt) Joachim 2002
70% Flickering Lights Stefan 2001
No Score Yet Truly Human (Et rigtigt menneske) Actor 2001
71% The Idiots (Idioterne) (Dogma 95) Jeppe 2000
No Score Yet I Kina spiser de hunde (In China They Eat Dogs) Martin 1999
No Score Yet Drengene fra Sankt Petri (The Boys from St. Petri) Actor 1991

TV

CREDIT
74% Britannia
2018
Divis
  • 2018

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