Pedro Pascal is a renowned Chilean actor. He was born as Jose Pedro Balmaceda Pascal on April 2, 1975 in Santiago, Chile. Shortly after his birth, when Chile was ruled under the military headed by Augusto Pinochet, Pedro’s family was given a political refuge in Denmark. He was brought up in Orange County in California and Texas. He attended Orange County School of the Arts and later went to Tisch School of the Arts of New York Click to look into! >> Read More... University. He then lived in New York since year 1993.

He appeared in various television series and started in year 1999 as Gregor New in the episode, Gee Your Hair Smells Evil in the fantasy-based series, Good vs Evil. Besides that, he was also part of Downtown, Undressed and the very popular television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the episode, The Freshman. Later, he appeared in Touched by an Angel, NYPD Blue and Law & Order: Criminal Intent where he bagged the role of Reggie, a kidnapper. In 2011, he was also cast in the pilot of the never-aired pilot of the Wonder Woman Click to look into! >> Read More... . He was also seen in the medical drama series, Body of Proof as Zack Goffman. Later, he made a guest appearance in the episode, Malice in Wonderland of the crime-based series, CSI: Crime of Investigation in 2012. In 2013, Pedro was also seen in the fourth season of the fantasy-drama series, Game of Thrones and bagged the role of Prince Oberyn Martell. The actor has done television series including Nikita, Red Widow, The Sixth Gun and Homeland. In 2014, he acted in six episodes as Marcus Pike in the procedural series, The Mentalist. He is also set to play the main lead role as Javier Peña in the upcoming show, Narcos in 2015.

Pedro has done films like Earth vs Spider in 2001, Hermanas in 2005, The Adjustment Bureau Click to look into! >> Read More... and Burn Notice Serial story coming soon... >> Read More... : The Fall of Sam Axe. He is set to appear in the upcoming films like Bloodsucking Bastards and Sweets.

He has a wide stage experience as an actor and director. He earned the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and the Garland Award for his portrayal in the play, Orphans. He has done Off-Broadway as well; he appeared in Jordan Harrison’s Maple and Vine, Based on a Totally True Story, Sand by Trista Baldwin, Some Men by Terrence McNally, Macbeth and a lot more. He is also one of the LAByrinth Theater Company member in New York City.
Mads Mikkelsen English Actor

Mads Mikkelsen

Mads Mikkelsen is an eminent Danish actor. He was born as Mads Dittmann Mikkelsen on November 22, 1965 at Østerbro, Copenhagen in Denmark to Bente Christiansen and Henning Mikkelsen. Mads grew up in Nørrebro. During his childhood, he was trained to become a gymnast and he aims to pursue athletics. However, he studied in Gotherburg where he become articulate in speaking Swedish language. He became a professional dancer for almost ten years until he quits and decided to study at the Århus Theatre School to start a career in acting.   He was debuted as a film actor through the Danish crime film, Pusher in 1996, where he played as the sidekick of Frank (played by Kim Bodnia). The film made a success internationally and later, two sequels were produced. He continued to play small roles and most often, he did comic roles in popular Danish films. But later, he bagged the lead role of Lenny in the crime drama film, Bleeder in 1999. In 2000, he essayed the role of Arne, a gangster in the black comedy film, Flickering Lights. A year later, the actor gained more fame after portraying a gay role opposite with Troels Lyby in the black comedy film, Shake It All About. In 2002, he was starred he did his award winning performance as a doctor who fell in love with one of his patient’s girlfriend in the film, Open Hearts. His performance gained Mads Robert and Bodil nominations for Best Actor in year 2003. He also received the Best Actor award at the Rouen Nordic Film Festival. In 2003, he was featured in the short picture film, Nu as a husband who leaves his family. Later, he bagged the role of Svend, assistant of a butcher where they serve human meat in The Green Butchers. Mads received the Best Actor award at the Fantasporto Award. Subsequently, he was cast as Magnus in the Spanish/Danish film, Torremolinos 73. In 2004, he did a recurring role in Pusher II, a sequel of his the 1996 film, Sequel from which he received acclaim and accolades such as Best Actor Award at the Bodil Award, Zulu Award and Robert Festival Award. In 2005, the brilliant actor played the role of Ivan Fjesldsted in the black comedy film, Adam’s Apples. Mads’ breakthrough was from the television crime series, Rejseholdet where he played as Allan Fischer, a detective inspector from which he gained the Best Actor Award at the TvFestival.dk. This is his longest running character which runs for 32 episodes. He became a renowned actor internationally after donning the role of Tristan in the2004 film, King Arthur. This film received negative reviews but commercially successful.   In 2006, he was starred as Christoffer in the award-winning film, Prag opposite with Stine Stengade. He gained the Best Actor at the Zulu Award and nomination at the Robert Festival. In the same year, his portrayal of Le Chiffre’s character in the popular film, Casino Royale was extensively acclaimed. Later, he was cast in the lead role as Jacob Petersen in the drama film, After the Wedding from which he also earned many nominations in different festivals. In 2008, he played as Jørgen Haagen Schmith, a resistance fighter in the drama-action film, Flame & Citron. The film is nearly based on the real-life events about the two most active fighters in World War II. He also voiced Le Chiffre’s character in the video game, 007: Quantum of Solace. The following year, he bagged the lead role as Igor Stravinsky in the critically acclaimed French film, Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky. A story about the relationship of a fashion designer and a composer. He returned to doing aggressive roles in the adventure drama film, Valhalla Rising in 2009. He acted as Draco in the 2010’s fantasy-adventure film, Clash of the Titans.   In 2011, the actor played the villainous character of Captain Rochefort in the 3D film, The Three Musketeers. This film received negative reviews from the critics. He was starred as Lucas in the drama film, The Hunt in 2012, from which he gained the Best Actor Awards at the Bodil Awards, Robert Award and Cannes Film Festival. In the same year, he was featured in the historical highest budget drama film, A Royal Affair and essayed the role of Johann Friedrich Struensee, a physician who had an affair with Caroline Mathilda of Great Britain (played by Alicia Vikander) while healing his mentally ill husband, Christian VII (played by Mikkel Følsgaard). In the same year, Mads received the American Society’s Person of the Year. He was also starred in the thriller-horror television series, Hannibal. He donned the role of Dr. Hannibal Lecter on NBC. He also appeared as Nigel in the American-Romanian adventure film, Charlie Countryman in 2013. Recently, Mads has done the film, The Salvation which is set to release this year. He is also set to voiced one of the characters in Kung Fu Panda 3 in 2015 and will star in the remake of the 1972 film, Cut – Throats Nine together with Jordi Mollá and Harvey Keitel.   The non-religious actor got married to Hanne Jacobsen in year 2000. They have been dating since 1987. The couple has two children namely, Viola and Carl.   Another Version Mads Mikkelson is a very known Danish actor, born on November 22, 1965. He started his career in acting in the year 1996, although, originally he is a gymnast and a dancer. Mads rose to fame with the Pusher film trilogies first two films in the role of Tonny, who was a drug dealer. Also his role as Alan Fischer, a brash yet sensitive policeman in Rejseholdet (Unit One), a popular television series was received well by the audiences. Mads was born to Henning Mikkelsen and Bente Christiansen in Østerbro, Copenhagen. He was the second child of his parents. Both he and his elder brother Lars are actors and were raised in Norrebro. During his time of learning dance, he started dating Hanne Jacobsen, a choreographer herself and later married her in 2000. They both have two children, a daughter, and a son. He was a professional dancer but left it behind to become an actor and study drama in 1996 at Århus Theatre School.  He made his debut in the internationally acclaimed movie Pusher in the year 1996. The movie was then spawned into two sequels. Mads then went onto play many comic roles in his successive films. Also, in 2000 he played a gangster in Flickering Lights, a movie by Anders Thomas Jenson. Later in 2001, he became very popular when he started working in the gay comedy, Shake It All About. In 2003, he won the title of best actor at the Rouen Nordic Film Festival. Often, he has been voted as the sexiest man in Denmark. In the year 2010, he also starred as Draco, in the remake of popular Clash of Titans. He did this alongside Sam Worthington. In 2012, he won the most prestigious award at the Cannes Film Festival for the Best Film Actor for the very successful film The Hunt. Also, the same year his film A Royal Affair was nominated in the Oscars. The movie was a historical drama. He portrayed the role of physician Johann Friedrich Struensee, who was in love with Queen Caroline Mathilda while he was treating the ill monarch Christian VII. The film had used many extravagant costumes and was created with a huge budget and also was well received by the public. He has lent his voice to the Kung Fu Panda 3 movie. His upcoming projects include Doctor Strange and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Previous

Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton is a popular American director, producer, singer-songwriter and also an eminent actor. He was born on August 4, 1955 at Hot Springs, Arkansas in USA to Virginia Roberta and William Raymond Thornton. His father died when he was 18 years old. Billy is one of the three brothers in their family. He wrote several songs like Island Avenue and Emily. He also recorded his very own albums. When he was a child, he lives in Alpine and Malvern in Arkansas and he was brought up as a Methodist. He finished high school in 1973 and he was good in playing baseball. In fact, he tried out on one of the professional baseball team, the Kansas City Royals but he got injured so he was released. After some time of working for the Arkansas State Transportation Department, he went to Henderson State University to study Psychology, but he dropped out just after 2 semesters.Billy moved to Los Angeles in mid-80’s to become an actor together with Tom Epperson, his writing associate. Initially, he has a rough time on becoming an actor and so he worked in other fields like Telemarketing and Fast Food Management while auditioning for his acting job. He is also a drum player and sang together with Jack Hammer band. While he worked as a waiter in an event, he accidentally served Billy Wilder, a director and screenwriter and he advised Billy to consider being a screenwriter. Billy’s first acting role was from the movie, South Reno Film in 1988, where he bagged the role of a counter man who works in a restaurant. He also did the small role of a pawn clerk in ‘The Photographer’ episode of the series, Matlock in 1987. He was also one of the CBS in the American sitcom, Hearts Afire. In 1992, he has done a villain role in the thriller film, One False Move. He is the co-writer of this film where he got the attention of many critics. Billy was also part of films like Tombstone, Indecent Proposal, On Deadly Ground and Bound by Honor in 1990s. He is the writer, director and he was starred in the independent film, Sling Blade in 1996 and Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade. The Sling Blade was internationally acclaimed and the screenplay gave him the Best Adapted Screenplay award in the Academy Award, Edgar Award and America Award’s Writers Guild. Billy also got the Best Actor nominations in both Oscar and Screen Actors Guild. He essayed the role of Richard Jemmons, a political strategist in the 1998 film, Primary Colors which stars John Travolta. In year 2000, he did the adaptation of the film All The Pretty Horses based on the book with the same title by Cormac McCarthy. He had a bad experience when he has to cut the footage of more than an hour and this made him decide to stop directing films. The film Daddy and Them was filmed earlier.In year 2000, Billy made an appearance in Travis Tritt’s music video for Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde song. The actor was known as a ‘tattoed’ hairy man’s man. After the success of his film, Sling Blade, Billy acted in various major films like the Armageddon and A Simple Plan in 1998. In year 2001, this actor also directed the films, Daddy and Them alongside with his three other films: the box-office hit, Bandits, Monster’s Ball with Halle Berry and the British-American film, The Man Who Wasn’t There, from which Billy got several awards. In year 2003, he played as Willie Stokes, a mischievous Santa in the black comedy film, Bad Santa. The film was a success and he was honored as a leading comic actor, followed by his appearance in the British romantic comedy film, Love Actually, where he played as a Casanova President of the United States. Later in 2004, he bagged the role of Davy Crockett in the war film, The Alamo. On October 7, 2004, he got his own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2006, he wrote and essayed the role of Dr. P in the comedy film, School for Scoundrels. He was also seen in films like The Astronaut Farmer, Mr. Woodcock and Eagle Eye. This year, he played as Lorne Malvo in the comedy crime series, Fargo which was based on the film with the same title in 1996. He also appeared as a urologist who gets thrilled when a woman touches him, in The Big Bang Theory.In 1990s, he started to be a singer-songwriter and releases his album, Private Radio in year 2001, The Edge of the World in year 2003, Hobo in year 2005 and his 2007 music album, Beautiful Door.He got married five times to five different women. But unluckily, it all ends with a divorce. He got married to Melissa Lee Gatlin in 1978 and they have a daughter named, Amanda. In 1986, Billy re-marries actress, Toni Lawrence but a year after, they got separated and had a divorce in year 1988. He was also married to Cynda Williams, his co-star in his debut as a writer of One False Move. Billy also married, Pietra Dawn Cherniak of Playboy magazine in 1993 and they have two sons named William and Harry James. The two had a divorce in year 1997. From 1997 to 1999, the actor was engaged to be married to actress, Laura Dern but in year 2000, he married his co-star in Pushing Tin, Angelina Jolie. They adopted a child in March 2002, however, it was revealed that it was only Jolie who adopted the Cambodian child. They ended their relationship in 2002 and had a divorced after a year. From 2003 up to this time, Billy has been in a relationship to Connie Angland and they have a daughter named, Bella.

Next
Billy Bob Thornton English Actor