Joel Kinnaman can solve our case anytime he wants. The star of AMC’s buzzy series, “The Killing,” may not always go about solving crimes in a strictly by-the-books manner, but we like a guy who takes chances and gets the job done the best way he knows how—his own way. With “The Killing” coming back this Sunday, AMC just upped its already hot Sunday nights with one more pretty face. And for that, Joel is this week’s Hump Day Hottie.
Check out this dreamy photo of Joel and keep reading for more details about him!
Vital stats: This Swedish native was born in Stockholm but holds dual citizenship thanks to his American father. The 32-year-old has five sisters, one of whom is like her bro and also acts.
Rumor has it, our boy is dating Oliva Munn. Le sigh! “They have been together for about three months. They met last year, but they didn’t get together until just before Christmas,” a source told E! Online about the pairing. “He is a super normal guy and she is a really down-to-earth girl and they just get each other.”
Where you might have already seen him: Until recently, his resume had been completely filled with Swedish flicks. But it was one of those films, “Easy Money,” that garnered him worldwide attention. After nabbing an agent stateside, he became attached to lead roles in “Thor” and “Mad Max 4.” Even though those films didn’t pan out, he has amped up his U.S. film resume with roles in “The Darkest Hour,” “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” (the U.S. one, despite his Swedish roots) and most recently, “Safe House.”
Why you should take notice of him now: “The Killing” returns to AMC this week, and that the mystery laid out in season one has yet to be resolved. And, considering it’s “The Killing” we expect it’ll be no easy task for his small-screen persona, Detective Stephen Holder. He’s also set to star in the upcoming “Lola Versus” and the much-talked-about “RoboCop” reboot.
“’RoboCop’ is going to be a lot more human. The first movie is one of my favorite movies. I love it. Of course, Verhoeven has that very special tone, and it’s not going to have that tone,” Joel told MTV News recently about the highly anticipated reboot. “It’s a re-imagination of it. There’s a lot of stuff from the original. There are some details and throwbacks, but this version is a much better acting piece, for Alex Murphy and especially when he is RoboCop. It’s much more challenging.”
Until next week, when we choose another Hump Day Hottie, you can salute Joel by staring at the photo above!