A minor character in the movie Swordfish
, purportedly a Finnish hacker
of great renown.
In the first few reels of the film, this character seems as though he may feature quite prominently in the plot, but unfortunately the screenwriters use him as a plot tool: after attempting to flee into L.A. and snitch to the FBI, he gets killed by Gabriel Shear's (John Travolta's) henchmen, thus necessitating the subsequent coercive employment of the ex-hacker Stanley Jobson (Hugh Jackman).
The character is not listed in the credits or on the movie's official website; however, according to The Internet Movie Database, the character of Axel Torvalds was played by Rudolf Martin.
Note (if it wasn't obvious already) that this character's name is most certainly a reference to Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux.