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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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

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 2018 The Aftermath (completed)
Stefan Lubert
 2017/II Mute (post-production)
Leo Beiler
  The Hummingbird Project (filming)
Anton Zaleski
 2016 The Legend of Tarzan
John Clayton / Tarzan
 2016 War on Everyone
Terry Monroe
 2016 Zoolander 2
Adam
 2015/I Hidden
Ray
 2014 The Giver
Father
 2013 The East
Benji
 2012/I Disconnect
Derek Hull
 2012 What Maisie Knew
Lincoln
 2012 Battleship
Commander Stone Hopper
 2011 Straw Dogs
Charlie
 2011 Melancholia
Michael
 2010 Puss
Alex
 2010 Muumi ja punainen pyrstötähti
Moomintroll (English version, voice)
 2010/I 13
Jack
 2009 Beyond the Pole
Terje
 2009 Metropia
Stefan (voice)
 2007 Järnets änglar
Stefan
 2006/I Exit
Fabian von Klerking
 2006 The Last Drop
Lt Jürgen Voller
 2006 Kill Your Darlings
Geert
 2005 Om Sara
Kalle Öberg
 2005 Som man bäddar...
Nisse
 2001 Zoolander
Meekus
 2001 Drakarna över Helsingfors
Robin Åström
 2000 Vingar av glas
Johan
 2000 Järngänget
Anders
 2000 Dykaren
Ingmar
 1999/I Happy End
Bamse Viktorsson
 1989 Hunden som log
Jojjo
 1984 Åke och hans värld
Kalle Nubb
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Other Works:

Edward Albee's play "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" at Södra Teatern, Stockholm, Sweden 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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I was fascinated by the male lion, the way he moved, the confidence. When he just sat down and looked straight at the cameraman, he did absolutely nothing, but for a second you didn't know whether he was going to yawn and fall asleep or pounce. I thought it would be interesting to try to find that. You don't show your teeth, you don't say anything, you don't show it. It's the not knowing that's ... See more »

Trivia:

Stepson of Megan Everett-Skarsgard. See more »

Trademark:

Distinctive mellow voice See more »

Nickname:

Alex

Star Sign:

Virgo

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