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Nikolaj Lie Kaas

Lowest Rated:   26% Child 44 (2015)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
100% A Conspiracy of Faith (Flaskepost fra P)
  • Carl Mørck
2016
92% The Absent One (Fasandraeberne)
  • Carl Mørck
2016
75% The Last King
  • Actor
2016
71% The Keeper of Lost Causes (Kvinden i buret)
  • Carl Mørck
2016
82% Men & Chicken (Mænd & høns)
  • Gregor
2016
26% Child 44
  • Ivan Sukov
2015
50% 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
74% The Whistleblower
  • Jan Van Der Velde
2011
No Score Yet Varg Veum - Skriften på veggen
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Parterapi
  • Actor
2010
37% Angels & Demons
  • Assassin
2009
No Score Yet The Candidate
  • Jonas Bechmann
2008
72% Kærlighed på Film (Just Another Love Story)
  • Sebastian
2007
69% 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
76% Reconstruction
  • Alex David
2004
89% Brothers
  • Jannik
2004
63% The Green Butchers
  • Bjarne/Eigil
2004
No Score Yet Old Men in New Cars
  • Actor
2003
96% Elsker Dig For Evigt
  • Joachim
2002
No Score Yet Gamle mænd i nye biler (Old Men in New Cars: In China They Eat Dogs II)
  • Actor
2002
70% Flickering Lights
  • Stefan
2001
No Score Yet Truly Human (Et rigtigt menneske)
  • Actor
2001
70% 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

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