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Mads Mikkelsen is no newcomer to the business of Hollywood, but his under-the-radar quality might have led you to believe otherwise. In truth, he’s starred as a Bond villain (Casino Royale), a mythical Greek (Clash of the Titans), a Russian musical genius (Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky), and has achieved bona fide stardom in his native Denmark, so it’s surprising that Mikkelsen is not yet a household name in the U.S. Two significant projects on the horizon may change that. First up is The Hunt, the film that garnered Mikkelsen a Best Actor award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for his role as a kindergarten teacher falsely accused of child abuse. More commercial, but no less dramatic, will be Hannibal, the much-anticipated NBC prime-time series based on Thomas Harris’s cannibal psychiatrist. Mikkelsen will take on the title character of Dr. Hannibal Lecter with Hugh Dancy opposite as Special Agent…

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