How much is Nikolaj Coster-Waldau worth? $16 million
How did Nikolaj Coster-Waldau earn his money and wealth?
Nikolaj Coster–Waldau was born on 27th July 1970, at Rudkobing, Denmark. Coster-Waldau had an interest in acting from his childhood. He was the youngest actor who entered the Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance. Coster-Waldau’s made his stage debut in Hamlet as Laertes at Betty Nansen Theatre. His role in, 1994 film Nightwatch, brought him fame in Denmark. In 1997, he made his debut in British film Bent (1997) alongside Clive Owen, Jude Law and Mick Jaggar.
In 2001, Coster-Waldau starred in an American war film Black Hawk Down, by Ridley Scott, as Gary Gordon. This was his first American movie. He then acted in Michael Apted’s Enigma (2001), an espionage thriller film. A couple of years later in 2004, he starred as villian in Scott Spiegel ‘s action film My Name Is Modesty which was based upon the Modesty Blaise comic strip. He also appeared in Wimbledon (2004) and The Good Cop (2004) in the year.
The following year, he appeared in Ridley Scott’s epic historical drama film Kingdom of Heaven (2005). He starred in Simon Aeby ‘s film The Headstand (also known as Shadow of the Sword), in a lead role. The next year Coster-Waldau appeared in an American-Australian crime thriller, Firewall (2006), by Richard Loncraine. The same year, he acted in a Cristina Rosendahl movie Triple Dare.
In 2007, Coster-Waldau starred in an American television series New Amsterdam in Fox TV, where he acted as John Amsterdam, a homicide detective. In the year, he also appeared in the film The Baker. (2007). An year later, in 2009, he acted in a Danish action movie Ved verdens ende (At World’s End).
Since April 2011, Coster-Waldau has played the role of Jaime Lannister in American fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones, an adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire. The same year he starred in Mateo Gil’s feature, Blackthorn. The feature premiered in Tribeca Film Festival. Also in the year he starred in Headhunters by Morten Tyldum.
In 2013, Coster-Waldau starred along side Jessica Chastain in Andy Muschietti’s supernatural horror film Mama(2013). The film was a success grossing over $140 million worldwide. He acted as a military weapons expert, Sykes, in science fiction film Oblivion by Kosinski, the same year. In Eric People’s drama A Thousand Times Good Night, in which he co-starred with Juliette Binoche( Rabecca) as her husband Marcus. The next year he starred in a Danish thriller, A Second Chance, by Susanne Bier as a police officer.
In 2016, Coster-Waldau starred in Gods of Egypt by Alex Proyas. The next year he acted in E.L. Katz’s dark comedy Small Crimes. In the same year, he appeared in a Danish thriller film 3 Things. He went to play Jacob Harlon, a successful stock broker in the crime thriller film Shot Caller (2017). The film premiered in Los Angeles Film Festival.
Coster-Waldau makes most of his money by acting. The 2013 movie Oblivion grossed over $286 million and Gods of Egypt (2016) grossed over $150 million. His film Headhunters went on to be highest-grossing Norwegian film all time grossing over $15.4 million. The television series Game of Thrones which brought him much fame was also a commercial success, grossing over $100 million per season.
What are the top grossing movies of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau?
- Oblivion (2013): $286.2 million
- Gods of Egypt (2016): $150.7 million
- Mama (2013): $146.4 million
- Firewall (2006): $82.8 million