Alexander Skarsgård

Alexander Skarsgård

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1976-08-25 (44 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Vällingby, Stockholm, Sweden

48 Movies · 10 TV shows

Also Known As: Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård · Александр Скарсгард · 알렉산데르 스카르스고르드 · الكسندر سكارسجارد · アレクサンダー・スカルスガルド · อเลกซานเดอร์ สกาส์กอร์ด · 亞歷山大·斯卡斯加德 · אלכסנדר סקארסגארד · 알렉산더 스카스가드

Biography

Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård (Swedish: [alɛkˈsǎnːdɛr ˈskɑ̌ːʂɡoːɖ] (listen); born 25 August 1976) is a Swedish actor. He played Brad "Iceman" Colbert in the miniseries Generation Kill (2008) and Eric Northman in the television series True Blood (2008–2014). His role as Perry Wright in the television series Big Little Lies (2017–2019) earned him several accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. He has also appeared in the films Melancholia (2011) and The Legend of Tarzan (2016).

Personal Life

Skarsgård is a fan of Swedish football, and supports Hammarby Fotboll, a club based in Stockholm, his birth city. In October 2010, he participated in "Bajen Aid" by donating several items he had autographed and auctioned to raise money for the Hammarby football club.In July 2011, Skarsgård received an honorary degree from Leeds Metropolitan University, where he was formerly a student.Skarsgård was the Ambassador for the American team for a Walking With The Wounded fundraising event for wounded soldiers. He trekked to the South Pole against Team UK (Prince Harry, Ambassador) and Team Canada/Australia (actor Dominic West, Ambassador). A few days into the trek, it was decided that the competition part of the race would be cancelled due to hazardous terrain and weather conditions, so the teams combined forces and continued the journey together. All three teams successfully made it to the South Pole on 13 December 2013.Skarsgård identifies as a feminist.

Early Life

Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård was born on 25 August 1976, in Stockholm, Sweden. He is the eldest son of actor Stellan Skarsgård and physician My Skarsgård. He has five younger siblings: Gustaf, Sam, Bill, Eija and Valter, and two half-brothers from his father's second wife, Megan Everett. Gustaf, Bill and Valter are also actors.A friend of his father, who was a director, gave Skarsgård his first film role when he was seven years old. He played Kalle Nubb in Åke och hans värld (Åke and His World). In 1989, the lead role in the Swedish television production Hunden som log (The Dog That Smiled) made him famous in Sweden at the age of 13. Uncomfortable with being recognized, he quit acting for the next seven years.Skarsgård applied to perform his national service at age 19. He served in the Swedish military, specifically in the SäkJakt ("protect and hunt") unit that dealt with anti-sabotage and anti-terrorism in the Stockholm archipelago, for 18 months. After completing his service in 1996 he left Sweden and attended Leeds Metropolitan University in England for six months. He enrolled to study English but admits he did not study much and "had a blast" instead.After seven years away from acting, he started to consider it again. In 1997, he enrolled in a theater course at Marymount Manhattan College and moved to New York City. He returned to Stockholm after six months, but the time he spent studying theater showed him that he wanted to act.

Movies & TV shows

2022.

1 Movie
The Northman

The Northman

2022
The prince avenges his father's death. There is a story about Prince Amleth.

2021.

2 Movies
Godzilla vs. Kong

Godzilla vs. Kong

7.41
2021
The monster war rages on the surface and deep within our world as the secret realm of the titans known as the hollow earth is revealed.
Passing

Passing

2021
There is a mutual obsession that threatens both of their carefully constructed realities after the unexpected reunion of two high school friends.

2020.

1 TV show
TV
The Stand

The Stand

2020
In a world wiped out by the plague, the fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of Mother Abagail and a few survivors. Randall Flagg, the Dark Man, is their worst nightmare.

2019.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
The Aftermath

The Aftermath

4
2019
In the aftermath of World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German widower who lives with them.
Long Shot

Long Shot

6
2019
Fred Flarsky has a knack for getting into trouble and he is a gifted and free-spirited journalist. Charlotte Field is a smart, sophisticated and accomplished politician who is one of the most influent...
TV
On Becoming a God in Central Florida

On Becoming a God in Central Florida

2019
In the early 1990s, a recently widowed, impoverished water park employee schemes and cons her way up the ranks of the multi-billion dollar pyramid scheme, which ruined her financially in the first pla...
The Kill Team

The Kill Team

1
2019
Andrew was a young soldier in the US invasion of Afghanistan when he witnessed other recruits killing innocent civilians under the direction of a sadistic Sergeant. The heavily-armed platoon becomes s...
The Hummingbird Project

The Hummingbird Project

5.83
2019
A pair of high-frequency traders go up against their old boss in an effort to make millions in a fiber-optic cable deal.

2018.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Hold the Dark

Hold the Dark

5.52
2018
In the Alaskan winter, a naturalist hunts for wolves that are blamed for killing a local boy, but he soon finds himself swept into a chilling mystery.
TV
The Little Drummer Girl

The Little Drummer Girl

6.25
2018
While on a holiday in Greece, a brilliant young actress named Charlie encounters an intriguing stranger, but it quickly becomes apparent that his intentions are far from romantic.
Mute

Mute

8.33
2018
A man with a violent past is forced to take on the Underworld of a near-future Berlin as he searches for his missing girlfriend.

2017.

1 TV show
TV
Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies

6.29
2017
Three mothers of first graders have been murdered.

2016.

3 Movies
Zoolander 2

Zoolander 2

7.5
2016
When an opposing company tries to take them out of the business, they are modelling again.
The Legend of Tarzan

The Legend of Tarzan

6.2
2016
After adjusting to life in London, Tarzan is called back to the jungle to investigate activities at a mining camp.
War on Everyone

War on Everyone

1
2016
Two corrupt cops in New Mexico set out to frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. They try to intimidate someone who is more dangerous than they are. Is he?

2015.

2 Movies
Hidden

Hidden

2.5
2015
A family takes refuge in a shelter.
The Diary of a Teenage Girl

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

6
2015
In the 70s, Goetze was an aspiring comic-book artist. A typical teenage girl is curious. Her mother's boyfriend is sleeping with her.

2014.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

6.26
2014
Jimmy was Jay Leno's replacement. After 42 years in Los Angeles, the program was brought back to New York.
The Giver

The Giver

7
2014
Without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, an elderly man is chosen to teach a young boy about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.

2013.

2 Movies
What Maisie Knew

What Maisie Knew

6
2013
The story deals with a custody battle between the mother and father of a 7-year-old girl. The chaos of adult life is depicted in a child's point of view.
The East

The East

2
2013
The priorities of an elite private intelligence firm were irrevocably changed by the task of infiltrating a group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.

2012.

2 Movies
Battleship

Battleship

5.83
2012
When mankind beams a radio signal into space, a reply comes from 'Planet G', in the form of several alien crafts that splash down in the waters off Hawaii. Lieutenant Alex Hopper is a weapons officer ...
Disconnect

Disconnect

6
2012
There are many stories about people looking for human connection. Through poignant turns that are both harrowing and touching, the stories intersect with surprising twists that expose a shocking reali...

2011.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Jonathan Ross Show

The Jonathan Ross Show

2011
The host of the show is Jonathan Ross. After the conclusion of Jonathan Ross' show, it was broadcast for the first time.
Melancholia

Melancholia

6.21
2011
Two sisters are challenged by a new planet.
Straw Dogs

Straw Dogs

2011
L.A. The state of California is where it is located. The Sumners moved to the deep South to be near Amy's hometown. A conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both, as tensions build between them...

2010.

3 Movies
Behind the Moomins

Behind the Moomins

2010
Interviews with the English language voice cast of the movie.
Trust Me

Trust Me

2010
A comical fresco on human misdemeanors and betrayals... A film about our right to not be perfect.
13

13

2010
A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself immersed in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.

2009.

2 Movies
Metropia

Metropia

2009
Europe is connected by tunnels. Roger is walking through the tunnels. Roger has complete control of his body and mind.
Beyond The Pole

Beyond The Pole

2009
The first carbon neutral, organic, vegetarian expedition ever to attempt the North Pole is being followed by a documentary film crew. Brian and Mark are trying to get into the Guinness Book of Records...

2008.

2 TV shows
TV
Generation Kill

Generation Kill

6
2008
The first 40 days of the war in Iraq can be seen through the eyes of an elite group. citizens The Marines who led the invasion were embedded with a reporter. There is a vivid account of the soldiers.
TV
True Blood

True Blood

6.29
2008
The creator and producer of True Blood is Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the co-existence of vampire and humans in Bon Temps, ...

2007.

1 Movie
Black Island Sisters

Black Island Sisters

2007
The lives of three working class women in northern Sweden.

2006.

5 Movies
Score

Score

2006
During the Football Tournament Gothia Cup Micke and Tshepo meet. Six years later Tshepo has become a football coach while Micke entered a criminal career, specializing in insurance fraud.
Kill Your Darlings

Kill Your Darlings

2006
A desperate young writer is lured on a wild ride through the desert by a mysterious woman in this darkly comic take on the all-American road trip. Along the way they cross paths with a mobster, a tran...
The Last Drop

The Last Drop

2006
Different groups are looking for Nazi gold.
Never Be Mine

Never Be Mine

2006
Liv Swedin is a Swedish actress in Hollywood. It's her 30th birthday when she meets Christopher (a guy from Sweden as well) in her favourite coffee shop.
Exit

Exit

2006
There is a line between money and loyalty. Thomas Skepphult's fingerprints were found on the murder weapon. He tried to call his lawyer, but the person on the phone said he had committed suicide.

2005.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
About Sara

About Sara

2005
Sara's attempts at happiness turn increasingly selfish and desperate, until her image of a happy life shatters completely, because of her mentally ill mother and abusive relationships.
TV
Revelations

Revelations

4
2005
Set just before the start of Armageddon, the series will follow two central characters, a physicist and a nun, who are racing against the clock to see if the end of the world apocalypse can be averted...
Double Shift

Double Shift

2005
Jonas has promised to take time off work to take care of his baby daughter so that his fiancé can go back to work. The problem is that his company, a taxi service, needs serious attention so Jonas tri...

2004.

1 Movie
Heartbeat

Heartbeat

2004
A dazzling musical about a young Arab woman facing deportation just as she is about to receive a heart transplant.

2003.

1 Movie
To Kill a Child

To Kill a Child

2003
Mother, father and child in the kitchen. They´ve run out of sugar and the child is sent over to grandma to get some. The child takes its every day route down the garden, over the fence, it crosses the...

2002.

1 Movie
The Dog Trick

The Dog Trick

8
2002
A shy but very romantic young man tries to meet a girl by walking a borrowed dog. The trick works unbelievably well. They fall in love.

2001.

3 Movies
Zoolander

Zoolander

7.31
2001
It's time to clear the runway for the three-time male model of the year. "He's so hot right now, he's going to steal this year's award", says the hippie-chic. The young man could be turned into a kill...
Kites Over Helsinki

Kites Over Helsinki

2001
Epic tale about two generations of men in a wealthy Finnish family, spanning from the 1960s all the way through the early 1990s. The father has achieved his position as director of the family business...
D-Day

D-Day

2001
Four people plan to rob a bank on new year's eve, when no one will notice because of the celebrations.

2000.

3 Movies
White Water Fury

White Water Fury

2000
Four young men – Luke, Simon, Anders and John – are on the gang’s annual outing. During the trip down the river the four meet sisters Marie and Susanne, who recently moved up to northern Sweden from S...
Wings of Glass

Wings of Glass

8
2000
Nazli was raised in Sweden and was born in Iran. She lives with her parents and older sister. Sara is the name of the person who wants to blend in. One day Abbas will tell her how he sees her in the f...
The Diver

The Diver

2000
The story is about the struggle for power within Eastern European mafia gangs living in exile in Sweden. A young Polish woman is saved by a Swedish fisherman. Two people with a past, both determined n...

1999.

1 Movie
Happy End

Happy End

1999
Happy End is a story about Lukas, a self-absorbed young man adrift who meets Marja, an experienced, older woman. Lukas dreams of becoming a rock star. He escapes the city to his father's holiday flat ...

1997.

1 TV show
TV
White Lies

White Lies

1997
Vita lögner is a Swedish soap opera that aired on TV3,. The plot focused on the social life of the hospital staff and families in the fictional town of Strömsvik. Vita lögner was TV3's first big soap...

1989.

1 Movie

1987.

1 Movie
Idag Röd

Idag Röd

1987
Harry Friberg photographs a mysterious lightning in the water outside the Blockhusudden. The light turns out to flow over a murder.

1984.

1 Movie
Åke and His World

Åke and His World

1984
The study of a Swedish doctor in the 1930s is called ke and his world. The film shows the point of view of the doctor's son. Kalle Nubb is his best friend. The janitor and Anne-Marie are frightening t...

Unknown Year.

1 Movie
Leende Guldbruna Ögon

Leende Guldbruna Ögon

To lead a Swedish dance band in the spirit of the Swedish legends "Vikingarna" is a dream of Lennart's that he has had since he was a child. Even though he is Swedish, he is prejudiced from all the ba...
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