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Alexander Skarsgård


Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård was born in Stockholm, Sweden and is the eldest son of famed actor Stellan Skarsgård. Among his siblings are actors Gustaf Skarsgård, Bill Skarsgård, and Valter Skarsgård. For most of his formative years, his father was an acclaimed actor in Europe but had not yet achieved the international fame that came after ... See full bio »
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Known For

True Blood
True Blood Eric Northman
(2008-2014)
Generation Kill
Generation Kill Sgt. Brad 'Iceman' Colbert
(2008)
The Legend of Tarzan
The Legend of Tarzan John Clayton / Tarzan
(2016)
Battleship
Battleship Commander Stone Hopper
(2012)

Filmography

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 2017/II Mute (post-production)
Leo Beiler
 2017/I The Aftermath (post-production)
Stefan Lubert
 2016 Zoolander 2
Adam
 2015/I Hidden
Ray
 2014 The Giver
Father
 2013 The East
Benji
 2010 Puss
Alex
 2010 Muumi ja punainen pyrstötähti
Moomintroll (English version, voice)
 2010 True Blood: Webisodes (TV Series short)
Eric Northman
- Eric & Pam (2010) ... Eric Northman
 2010/I 13
Jack
 2009 Metropia
Stefan (voice)
 2009 Lady Gaga: Paparazzi (Video short)
The Boyfriend
 2007 Järnets änglar
Stefan
 2006 Cuppen (TV Movie)
Micke
 2006 Never Be Mine (Short)
Christopher
 2005 Om Sara
Kalle Öberg
 2005 Revelations (TV Mini-Series)
Gunnar Eklind (uncredited)
 2005 Som man bäddar...
Nisse
 2004 Hjärtslag (Short)
Piloten
 2001 Zoolander
Meekus
 2001 Drakarna över Helsingfors
Robin Åström
 2000 Hundtricket (Short)
Micke
 2000 Järngänget
Anders
 2000 Judith (TV Mini-Series)
Ante Lindström
- Del 2 (2000) ... Ante Lindström
 2000 Dykaren
Ingmar
 2000 D-dag (TV Movie)
Lise's papsøn
 2000 D-dag - Lise (TV Movie)
Lise's papsøn
 1999/I Happy End
Bamse Viktorsson
 1989 Hunden som log
Jojjo
 1987 Idag röd (TV Movie)
Pojken
 1984 Åke och hans värld
Kalle Nubb
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Appeared in Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" music video. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Alexander Skarsgard

Height:

6' 4½" (1.94 m)
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(2010, on his career) I'm always looking for something that's real and that's got meat on it. I think it's artistic suicide if you're too vain, or if you're afraid to play ugly. I would never fall for that. See more »

Trivia:

He is the first "Tarzan" actor to not wear a loincloth. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently plays very calm restrained individuals, often with positions of authority (Ex. Meekus from Zoolander) See more »

Nickname:

Alex

Star Sign:

Virgo

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