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Alexander Skarsgård

Sweden may not have a large population but it has gifted the world with bounty of astonishing directors and actors. Greta Garbo, Ingmar Bergman, Max von Sydow and Ingrid Bergman are just the tip of the iceberg of Nordic actors and filmmakers who have enchanted and engaged cinemaphiles across the globe: Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård is poised ... See full bio »
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 2017 Mute (filming)
Leo Beiler
 2017 The Aftermath (pre-production)
Lewis Morgan
 2016 Zoolander 2
 2015/I Hidden
 2014 The Giver
 2013 The East
 2010 Trust Me
 2010 Moomins and the Comet Chase
Moomintroll (English version, voice)
 2010 True Blood: Webisodes (TV Series short)
Eric Northman
- Eric & Pam (2010) ... Eric Northman
 2010/I 13
 2009 Metropia
Stefan (voice)
 2009 Lady Gaga: Paparazzi (Video short)
The Boyfriend
 2007 Järnets änglar
 2006/I Exit
Fabian von Klerking
 2006 Cuppen (TV Movie)
 2006 The Last Drop
Lt Jürgen Voller
 2006 Never Be Mine (Short)
 2005 Om Sara
Kalle Öberg
 2005 Revelations (TV Mini-Series)
Gunnar Eklind (uncredited)
 2005 Double Shift
 2004 Heartbeat (Short)
 2002 The Dog Trick
 2001 Zoolander
 2001 Kites Over Helsinki
Robin Åström
 2000 Hundtricket (Short)
 2000 Wings of Glass
 2000 White Water Fury
 2000 Judith (TV Mini-Series)
Ante Lindström
- Del 2 (2000) ... Ante Lindström
 2000 The Diver
 2000 D-dag (TV Movie)
Lise's papsøn
 2000 D-dag - Lise (TV Movie)
Lise's papsøn
 1999/I Happy End
Bamse Viktorsson
 1989 The Dog That Smiled
 1987 Idag röd (TV Movie)
 1984 Åke och hans värld
Kalle Nubb
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Appeared in Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" music video. See more »

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2 Interviews | 6 Articles | 40 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


6' 4½" (1.94 m)

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[on being unsure about the skimpy costumes for Tarzan] I don't want to disappoint the audience. It was important to me that before he met other people, the character never used to wear clothes. It would look absurd if a man raised by apes would suddenly start blushing and covering up. Tarzan would go naked and so I had to as well. The jungle's very humid. I'm quite pleased I didn't have to wear ... See more »


Not comfortable with being a celebrity at such an early age, Alexander decided to quit acting. During almost eight years, he turned down every offer he got. Instead he studied Political Science, did his military service in the Marines and intended to study at an school of architecture in Stockholm. But in 1997 his longing for acting grew too strong and he enrolled at Marymount Theatre School in ... See more »


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Looks like Viggo Mortensen deerwalkby
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Alexander's interview in The Times out of context "joke" or snobbery? thehmsm
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