Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Dainsh actress Connie Nielsen

Connie Nielsen, originally from Denmark, became a major star after playing the wife of Roman gladiator Maximus Decimus Meridius (played by Russell  Crowe) in the 2000 movie Gladiator.

She also made a notable impression in the Robin Williams movie One Hour Photo, playing the wife and mother of a family Williams' photo-processor character is fanatically obsessed with.

Ms. Nielsen had broken in to cinema through roles in a few European movies, but it was her role in the 1997 Al Pacino/Keanu Reeves move The Devil's Advocate that led to her international breakthrough.  Having turned fifty in July 2015, she remains active today.

Fun fact: She dated Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich for four years beginning in 2004. 

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