Aksel Hennie is a Norwegian actor. He has since ventured into writing and directing. He started his career in Norway. He made his film debut in the Norwegian thriller film 1732 Høtten in 1998. After acting in some short films, he had his first starring role as the lead in the movie Jonny Vang. He next starred in the film Hawaii, Oslo. Soon after, he made his directorial debut in the movie Uno, which he also starred in. In 2008, he played the title role in Max Manus: Man of War. In the 2010s, he pursued acting outside of Norway. He first appeared in the British film Age of Heroes. He next guest-starred in an episode of 24. He’s since had roles in the Hollywood films Hercules, Last Knights, The Martian, and The Cloverfield Paradox.