“He’s got my phone number”: Mads Mikkelsen Desperately Wants to Work With 1 Director After Reciting the Entire Monologue from His Favorite Film

Veteran director Martin Scorsese has saved the phone number of Mads Mikkelsen in his phone!

Mads Mikkelsen Desperately Wants to Work With 1 Director After Reciting the Entire Monologue from His Favorite Film
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  • Mads Mikkelsen is a veteran actor who wants to work with director Martin Scorsese once in his career.
  • The actor revealed that he has met Scorsese a few times and that he recited the monologue from Taxi Driver because he couldn't help himself!
  • Mads Mikkelsen also revealed that Martin Scorsese has his phone number so a collaboration might be possible!
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Mads Mikkelsen is a veteran actor with a plethora of movies to his name. From starring as Hannibal Lecter in Hannibal to Ludvig Kahlen in The Promised Land, Mikkelsen has proved countless times that he is indeed a worthy actor.

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Talking about working with different directors through different films, Mikkelsen revealed that he doesn’t have what people refer to as a “bucket list”. It is no secret that the veteran actor, however, wants to desperately work with Hollywood’s finest, Martin Scorsese!

Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter in Hannibal
Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter in Hannibal

Mads Mikkelsen Wants To Work With Martin Scorsese

Veteran director Martin Scorsese is known for some of the finest movies out there in Hollywood. From Taxi Driver to The Wolf of Wall Street, Scorsese has created Oscar-winning movies with complex characters and won the hearts of millions of people worldwide.

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Martin Scorsese in Killers of the Flower Moon
Martin Scorsese in Killers of the Flower Moon

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Making him such an exclusive director, it is no secret that Mads Mikkelsen wants to work with the veteran director. In an interview with Deadline, the Hannibal actor talked about how he wishes dearly to work with Scorsese and revealed that the director has even got his phone number so the hopes are still there!

“I don’t have a little Hamlet in me. [On meeting Scorsese] A few times. He’s wonderful. Absolutely wonderful.”

He further talked about the Taxi Driver incident which he promised himself that he wouldn’t try to do!

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“I promised myself not to talk about Taxi Driver. Then, after a couple of beers, I recited the monologue in the film, the whole thing, which I learned when I was, I don’t know, 20-something.”

Mads Mikkelsen revealed that Martin Scorsese had indeed got his phone number so, a future collaboration between the acclaimed actor and director could still be a possibility!

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Martin Scorsese Has Got The Number of Mads Mikkelsen

Mads Mikkelsen in the iconic dance scene of Another Round (2020)
Mads Mikkelsen in the iconic dance scene of Another Round (2020)

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As the interview further continued, the Danish actor revealed that he knew that he was making a fool out of himself in front of Martin Scorsese. Reciting the monologue from Taxi Driver, Mikkelsen concluded the talk on a positive note that Scorsese has his number!

“I knew I was making the biggest fool out of myself, and I’m sure he’s heard it a million times, but I couldn’t help myself. I just love that monologue. He’s got my phone number”

Having a nomination for a BAFTA Award alongside 47 other awards, Mikkelsen has become quite a force to be reckoned with. The actor was last seen in 2023’s The Promised Land which received rave reviews from around the world, Mads Mikkelsen is currently associated with 3 other upcoming projects but none of them are with Martin Scorsese (yet).

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Written by Visarg Acharya

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Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.