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Karel Roden

Roden at the 43rd KVIFF, 2008
Born May 18, 1962 (1962-05-18) (age 47)
České Budějovice, Czech Republic

Karel Roden (born May 18, 1962) is a Czech actor.

Roden's father and grandfather were also actors. After study of theatrical art in Prague he has taken many roles in theatres and movies. Outside of the Czech Republic he is mostly known for character roles in Hollywood movies such as 15 Minutes (2001), Blade II (2002), Bulletproof Monk (2003), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), as Grigori Rasputin in Hellboy (2004), Running Scared (2006), Largo Winch (2008), RocknRolla (2008) and Orphan (2009). He also had a small role in Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007). Most recently, he played Noble Thurzo in Bathory (2008), co-production movie filmed by Slovakian director Juraj Jakubisko. Roden has also voiced Mikhail Faustin in the video game Grand Theft Auto 4.

For his main character in Guard No. 47 Karel Roden received the Czech Lion award. He also received Alfréd Radok Award for performing Bruno in Le Cocu Magnifique by Fernand Crommelynck. Other notable role was Don Juan in Grabbe's Don Juan and Faust (Divadlo v Dlouhé). He also appeared in two plays with his brother Marian. He currently resides in Prague with the actress and artist Jana Krausová.

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