Connie Inge-Lise Nielsen (born 3 July 1965) is a Danish actress.
She speaks eight languages: Danish, English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, and Swedish.
Nielsen's favorite band is The Clash, and she is a big fan of Danish movie directors Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg. The latter directed Metallica's music video for their song The Day That Never Comes.
Biography: At 18, she traveled to Paris, France, where she worked as an actress and model, which led to further work and study in Italy - at drama school in Rome and in master classes with Lydia Styx, a teacher at il Piccolo Teatro di Milano in Milan. She lived in Italy for many years, before moving to the United States, where she still resides.
- Well-being makes me feel sexy. Knowing that I'm loved by my guy - that makes me feel sexy. But it's not only that, it's also dependent on where you are emotionally. I think for women it's a lot to do with that. You know, if you slept well. Have you had a week when you actually did go to the gym instead of flaking on it? Little things like that. But I think it comes first and foremost, in my case, through physical well being and emotional well being. Then, you feel sexy."
Connie Nielsen Filmography
When Susan (Eva Green), an epidemiologist, reemerges from an affair gone sour, she encounters a peculiar patient - a Glasgow truck driver who experienced a sudden, uncontrollable crying fit. Now he is calm, but he has lost his sense of smell. Susan learns there are 11 cases like him in Glasgow, 7 in Aberdeen, 5 in Dundee, and 18 in Edinburgh. In fact, Great Britain has 100 cases, with additional ones reported in France, Belgium, Italy, and Spain, and they all appeared in the last 24 hours. Although Susan's encounter with Michael (Ewan McGregor), a local restaurant chef, holds the promise of new love, the world is about to change dramatically. People across the globe begin to suffer strange symptoms, affecting the emotions, then the senses.
A Shine of Rainbows
Young Tomas (John Bell) has a gentle and unassuming personality that makes his life as an orphan unlivable. His helpful nature is interpreted as weakness, and the other boys at the orphanage bully him. Then, one day, a colourful and kind woman named Maire O'Donnell (Connie Nielsen) sweeps in and infuses his once-cheerless existence with love, laughter and the belief in magic. After being whisked back to enchanted Corrie Island off the West Coast, Tomas grows and comes into his own under Maire's care and understanding--but her reserved husband (Aidan Quinn) can't hide his lack of interest in the child.
Just when Tomas begins to come out of his shell and see the goodness in the world and the people around him, Maire's delicate health takes a turn for the worse. Will her husband, who has not been able to accept Tomas as his son, be able to step up to the responsibility of loving and nurturing Tomas as Maire does?
Battle in Seattle
Based on one of the most incendiary political uprisings in a generation, Battle in Seattle takes an in-depth look at the five days that rocked the world in 1999 as tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in protest of the World Trade Organization. What began as a peaceful protest intended to stop the WTO talks quickly escalated into a full-scale riot and eventual State of Emergency that squared off peaceful and unarmed protestors against the Seattle Police Department and the National Guard.
The Ice Harvest
It's Christmas Eve in rainy, icebound Wichita, Kansas, and this year Charlie Arglist (John Cusack) just might have something to celebrate. Charlie, an attorney for the sleazy businesses of Wichita, and his unsavory associate, the steely Vic Cavenaugh (Billy Bob Thornton), have just successfully embezzled $2,147,000 from Kansas City boss Bill Guerrard (Randy Quaid). Even so, the real prize for Charlie would be the stunning Renata (Connie Nielsen), who runs the Sweet Cage strip club.
The Great Raid
Set in the Philippines in 1945, "The Great Raid" tells the true story of the 6th Ranger Battalion, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Henry Mucci (Benjamin Bratt) who undertake a daring rescue mission against all odds. Traveling thirty miles behind enemy lines, the 6th Ranger Battalion aims to liberate over 500 American prisoners-of-war from the notorious Cabanatuan Japanese POW camp in the most audacious rescue ever.
A DEA officer (John Travolta) is recruited to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a famed U.S. Army drill instructor (Samuel L. Jackson) and a group of cadets on a routine military exercise in the jungles of Panama. But the journey to uncover the truth leads to some dangerous and unexpected places when two rescued survivors tell dramatically different versions of what transpired.
Revealing the bond between these two men almost entirely without words, Friedkin first introduces Aaron Hallam in 1999, during the bloodiest of the fighting in Kosovo. Serbian soldiers are carrying out scores of atrocities against Albanian civilians, while US Special Forces operate covertly nearby. Aaron - at this time a soldier in good standing - penetrates a demolished building and slips unseen past guards silently killing the Serbian officer who has ordered all this butchery. Awarded the Silver Star for valor for this murder, Aaron feels no honor as he lies awake, tormented by nightmares.
In 2003, light years away from what happened in Kosovo, we meet L.T. Bonham (Tommy Lee Jones) tracking an injured wolf through the bright white snows of northernmost British Columbia, which he rescues and then marches into the nearest tavern and gives a beating to the man who set the trap.
A thousand miles to the south, in the green woods of Silver Falls, Oregon, L.T.'s former student Aaron Hallam - now AWOL from the Special Forces - keeps his own brand of wildlife vigil. Aaron has been viciously killing hunters in the area. The FBI, led by Special Agent Abby Durrell (Connie Nielsen), desperate to track down the killer, call in the one man who can bring him down - L.T.
Snug on retirement, L.T. resists the mission every way he can. He knows the killer is a man he has trained. Accepting the assignment on the condition he works alone, L.T. walks into the woods - unarmed, as if tracking another wounded wolf. For L.T. is only who can get close to Aaron. Even as they go into their final combat against each other, neither can say with certainty who is 'hunted' and who is the 'hunter'... and who will ultimately emerge as a victor.
One Hour Photo
Williams stars as Seymour "Sy" Parrish, a mini-lab photo tech at SavMart's one-hour photo developing clinic in suburban Los Angeles, where he leads a depressing, solitary life. Every day he labors to ensure his customers get the best quality photos possible; his life is truly his work, for he has no one and nothing to go home to at the end of each day except his pet gerbil.
Among his customers are the Yorkin family, made up of husband Will (Michael Vartan), wife Nina (Connie Nielsen), and their only child Jake (Dylan Smith)...
Gladiator is a 2000 epic film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Moeller, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, Derek Jacobi, and Richard Harris. Crowe portrays the loyal General Maximus Decimus Meridius, who is betrayed when the Emperor's ambitious son Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) murders his father and seizes the throne. Reduced to slavery, Maximus rises through the ranks of the gladiatorial arena to avenge the murder of his family and his Emperor.
In the final days of Marcus Aurelius' reign, the aging emperor arouses his son Commodus' anger when he makes known his wish that Maximus be his successor. Power-hungry Commodus kills his father and orders the death of Maximus. But the latter flees and hides his identity by becoming slave and a gladiator. Eventually, Maximus journeys back to Rome to confront his arch-rival.
The Devil's Advocate
Hotshot Florida defense lawyer Kevin Lomax has never lost a case. In Gainesville, Kevin is defending a schoolteacher, Mr. Gettys, against a charge of child molestation. During the trial, he realises through the furtive actions of his client that he is guilty. During a recess, a reporter speaks to Kevin briefly in the restroom and tells Kevin that "nobody wins 'em all." Kevin then decides to go forward to try to win the case, even though he knows his client is guilty. Ultimately, he wins the case after harshly questioning the young victim (Barbara) and reveals that she had other children lie about Mr. Gettys, though her explanation is that "she didn't want to be the only one" to come forward.