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Bio For: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
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Actor NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU [Horus] has created a strong foothold in Hollywood, and continues to rise, starring on a critically-acclaimed television series and a vast array of film projects.

Coster-Waldau will return for the sixth season of HBO's epic, award-winning series "Game of Thrones," starring as 'Jamie Lannister.' This critically-acclaimed series, created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss is based on the best-selling novels by George R. R. Martin, and won the Emmy Award for "Outstanding Drama Series" in 2015. Coster-Waldau completed production on Bold Films' Shot Caller from writer/director Ric Roman Waugh. Coster-Waldau leads the drama about a newly released prison gangster who is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California. The film co-stars Benjamin Bratt, Lake Bell and Jon Bernthal. Coster-Waldau recently starred in Academy Award-winning director Susanne Bier's Danish drama, A Second Chance, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and addresses the question of how far decent human beings are willing to go when tragedy blurs the line between just and unjust. He also starred in the indie drama A Thousand Times Good Night, starring opposite Juliette Binoche, playing the husband of a war photographer who struggles with the reality of his wife's occupation. In Spring 2014, he starred opposite Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann in Twentieth Century Fox's The Other Woman, which opened #1. In 2013, Coster-Waldau starred in Guillermo Del Toro's Mama, opposite Jessica Chastain. The film, from Universal Pictures, also opened #1 in its opening weekend. That year, he also appeared opposite Tom Cruise in Universal's Oblivion, from writer-director Joseph Kosinski.

After leaving his handprint on the European Film and Television industry, Coster-Waldau quickly made his transition to American Cinema. In 2001, Nikolaj began his U.S. career with a starring role in Ridley Scott's

critically acclaimed and multi Academy Award-winning Black Hawk Down. Following, he landed a lead role in Michael Apted's Enigma co-starring Kate Winslet, Dougray Scott and Saffron Burrows.

Coster-Waldau's charm and incredible range as an actor prompted many of his previous directors to cast him once again. Ridley Scott brought Nikolaj back for his 2005 epic film Kingdom of Heaven starring Orlando Bloom, Liam Neeson and Eva Green. Additionally, Richard Loncraine, who first cast Nikolaj in his 2004 film Wimbledon alongside Paul Bettany and Kirsten Dunst, brought him back for Firewall, a suspense filled thriller starring Harrison Ford.

In 2008, Coster-Waldau made his series debut in the FOX drama, New Amsterdam, playing immortal detective 'John Amsterdam' and was singled out by many as one of the season's breakout stars. He was then seen in FOX's Virtuality, directed by Peter Berg and produced by Gail Berman & Lloyd Braun.

In 2009, he co-starred opposite Ulrich Thomsen in Blekingegade, a high-profile Danish TV2 mini-series event, based on Denmark's highest profile criminal gang, for TV2 and Zentropa Films. The first of the five episodes gave TV2 its highest ratings for 2009.

Additional film credits include Headhunters, based on the novel by bestselling writer Jo Nesbo, Oscar winning writer Mateo Gil's directorial debut, Blackthorn, opposite Sam Shepard, Stephen Rea and Eduardo Noriega, and leading roles in the films Night Watch, Vildsport (Wildshot), which he also co-wrote, Misery Harbours, Foreign Fields, 24 Hours in the Life of a Woman, Rembrandt and Manden Bag Dren.

A graduate of the prestigious National Theater School in Denmark, Coster-Waldau currently resides in Copenhagen.

Movies For: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
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GODS OF EGYPT (PG-13) On Video: 5/31/2016 At Theaters: 2/26/2016
THE OTHER WOMAN (PG-13) On Video: 7/29/2014 At Theaters: 4/25/2014
MAMA (PG-13) On Video: 5/7/2013 At Theaters: 1/18/2013
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