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PERSONAL DATA OF ALEXANDER SKARSGÅRD
Age: 46 years old
Height: 194 cm
Born in: Stockholm, Sweden
Born on: 08/25/1974
BIOGRAPHY OF ALEXANDER SKARSGÅRD
Alexander Skarsgård, born Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård, was born on August 25, 1976 in Stockholm from a family that has acting in their blood. He is a son of art, his father is the famous actor Stellan Skarsgård, while the three younger brothers, Gustaf, Bill is Valter, they are also actors. His career in the entertainment world began very early, at the age of eight in fact the director Allan Edwall, Stellan’s friend, entrusts him with a role in the drama Åke och hans värld (1984). From this moment on, little Alexander participates in several Swedish films and TV series, also working in the theater, and becoming one of the best known young performers in his native country, especially after taking part in the film. Hunden som log (1989).
Unable to bear the weight of popularity at such a young age (thirteen) Skarsgård decides to quit acting for seven years. He was nineteen years old and for eighteen months he joined an anti-sabotage and anti-terror unit of the Stockholm archipelago. At the end of this experience in 1996, he moved to England to attend Leeds Metropolitan University for a few months. He resumed his acting career and in 1997 he enrolled in a theater course at Marymount Manhattan College and temporarily moved to New York. After six months he returns to Stockholm with a new awareness, that of wanting to be an actor.
The turning point in Alexander’s career came in 2001, when during a vacation in the United States he auditioned for the role of Meekus in Zoolander by and with Ben Stiller. In 2004 he moved to Los Angeles to attempt an international career, while continuing to collaborate with Swedish productions. During these years he took part in some American-style TV series and over time began to shine until he got a leading role in the miniseries. Generation Kill (2008), in which he plays Sergeant Colbert. The character that leads him to global success, however, is that of Eric Northman, the vampire sheriff of Viking origin in the series True Blood (2008), in which he will play until 2014, the year of the seventh and final season.
In the meantime he plays minor roles in the cinema, such as the one in 13 – If you lose … you die (2010), until 2011 when he joined the cast Melancholia of Lars von Trier as Michael, husband of Justine aka Kirsten Dunst. This performance earned him a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the Robert Prize, a recognition given by the Danish Film Academy. In the same year he is also in the thriller Straw dogs of Rod Lurie and later in the astronaut team of Battleship (2012).
He plays the role of dad in the drama What Maisie knew (2012) and in sci-fi The Giver – The world of Jonas (2014); while it is contested by Kristen Wiig is Bel Powley in Diary of a teenager (2015). In 2016 he is three times on the big screen: he returns to act with Stiller for the sequel Zoolander 2 in the role of a blond and sculpted Adam in Eden; is a corrupt cop along with Michael Peña in Crazy Dirty Cops; finally, he plays the savage role of Tarzan in The Legend of Tarzan. In 2017 he returns to the small screen with the series Big Little Lies, for which he won the Golden Globe, the Emmy Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Supporting Actor. In 2018 he is on Netflix with the thriller Hold the Dark, while on the big screen he plays the main role in Mute. The following year is the charming German widower Stefan, whom she is attracted to Keira Knightley, neither The consequence (2019).
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THE MOST RECENT FILMS BY ALEXANDER SKARSGÅRD
Godzilla vs. Kong
It Doesn’t Happen, But If It Happens … (Long Shot)
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THE MOST RECENT TV SERIES BY ALEXANDER SKARSGÅRD
On Becoming a God (in Central Florida)
The Little Drummer Girl
Big Little Lies
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THE MOST RECURRING GENRES OF ALEXANDER SKARSGÅRD