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Stellan Skarsgård


Stellan Skarsgård was born in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden, to Gudrun (Larsson) and Jan Skarsgård. He became a star in his teens through the title role in the TV-series Bombi Bitt och jag (1968). Between the years 1972-88 he was employed at The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, where he participated in "Vita rum" (1988), August ... See full bio »

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Good Will Hunting
Good Will Hunting Prof. Gerald Lambeau
(1997)
The Avengers
The Avengers Selvig
(2012)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
(2011)
Thor
Thor Erik Selvig
(2011)

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 2017 Borg/McEnroe (post-production)
Lennart Bergelin
 2017 Music, War and Love (post-production)
Benno Moser
 2017 Return to Montauk
Max Zorn
 2014 Kraftidioten
Nils Dickman
 2013 The Physician
Barber
 2011 Melancholia
Jack
 2011 Thor
Erik Selvig
 2010 Kongen av Bastøy
Bestyrer Håkon
 2010 Muumi ja punainen pyrstötähti
Moominpapa / Hemulens (English version, voice)
 2010 As If I Am Not There
Doctor
 2010 Frankie & Alice
Oz
 2009 Metropia
Ralph Parker (voice)
 2009 Boogie Woogie
Bob Maclestone
 2008 Mamma Mia!
Bill
 2006 Kill Your Darlings
Erik's Father
 2003 Dogville
Chuck
 2002 No Good Deed
Tyrone (as Stellan Skarsgard)
 2000 Aberdeen
Tomas
 1998 Ronin
Gregor
 1998 Savior
Peter Dominic (as Stellan Skarsgard)
 1998 Glasblåsarns barn
Albert
 1997 Amistad
Tappan
 1997 My Son the Fanatic
Schitz
 1996 Harry och Sonja
Harry Olsson
 1995 The Hounds of Riga
Magnus Björk
 1995 Zero Kelvin
Randbæk
 1995 Jönssonligans största kupp
Herman Melvin
 1993 Sista dansen
Host in Norrköping
 1993 The Slingshot
Fritiof Schütt
 1992/I Wind
Joe Heiser
 1991 Oxen
Helge Roos
 1989 Kvinnorna på taket
Willy
 1989 s/y Glädjen
Klas Larsson
 1988 The Perfect Murder
Axel Svensson
 1988 Friends
Matt
 1988 Vargens tid
Peder Ulfstand
 1988 The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Engineer
 1987 Jim & piraterna Blom
Gustav, Jim's Father
 1986 Ormens väg på hälleberget
Karl Orsa Markström
 1985 Pelle Svanslös i Amerikatt
Pelle Swanson (voice)
 1985 Falsk som vatten
Stig
 1984 Åke och hans värld
Ebenholtz
 1983 P & B
Karl-Johan 'Charlie' Pettersson
 1977 Hemåt i natten
Kurt Sjöberg
 1977 Tabu
Jan-Erik
 1975 The Intruders
Peter Delaney, their son
 1973 Bröllopet
Roffe Eriksson
 1973 Fem døgn i august
Christer
 1972 Firmafesten
Peter
 1972 Strandhugg i somras
Erik
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Other Works:

Radio: Guest at the popular show "Rix Morgon Zoo" See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Stellan Skarsgard

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Th main pleasure of working with Lars [von Trier] is that you feel absolutely free and safe, and you can't fail because if you fuck up it's considered good...We've matured a little, hopefully, but hopefully not too much. See more »

Trivia:

Frequently visits the city of Kalmar in the southeast of Sweden for summer vacation as he has family there. See more »

Nickname:

Skarzie

Star Sign:

Gemini

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