History Creator / AlexanderSkarsgard

17th May '16 3:27:49 AM Doug86
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Born August 25, 1976, Alexander Skarsgård is a Swedish actor who is living and working in Hollywood. He is best known for his roles as viking vampire Eric Northman in HBO show ''Series/TrueBlood'' and Brad Colbert in ''GenerationKill''. He also starred in ''Film/TheEast''.

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Born August 25, 1976, Alexander Skarsgård is a Swedish actor who is living and working in Hollywood. He is best known for his roles as viking vampire Eric Northman in HBO show ''Series/TrueBlood'' and Brad Colbert in ''GenerationKill''.''Literature/GenerationKill''. He also starred in ''Film/TheEast''.



* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: Born and raised in Sweden. Moved to the U.S. in his mid-twenties. Speaks American English well enough to portray All-Americans like [[GenerationKill Brad Colbert]] without anyone raising an eyebrow.[[note]] This actually isn't ''too'' surprising, since all Swedish schoolchildren start learning English at age eight.[[/note]]

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* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: Born and raised in Sweden. Moved to the U.S. in his mid-twenties. Speaks American English well enough to portray All-Americans like [[GenerationKill [[Literature/GenerationKill Brad Colbert]] without anyone raising an eyebrow.[[note]] This actually isn't ''too'' surprising, since all Swedish schoolchildren start learning English at age eight.[[/note]]
24th Jan '16 9:57:26 AM TheFuzzinator
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* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: Born and raised in Sweden. Moved to the U.S. in his mid-twenties. Speaks American English well enough to portray All-Americans like [[GenerationKill Brad Colbert]] without anyone raising an eyebrow.

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* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: Born and raised in Sweden. Moved to the U.S. in his mid-twenties. Speaks American English well enough to portray All-Americans like [[GenerationKill Brad Colbert]] without anyone raising an eyebrow.[[note]] This actually isn't ''too'' surprising, since all Swedish schoolchildren start learning English at age eight.[[/note]]
18th May '15 7:48:40 AM Divra
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* FormerChildStar: {{Subverted}}. He was a famous child actor in Sweden, then took a break from movies, then found success as an adult actor in the USA.

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* FormerChildStar: {{Subverted}}. He was a famous child actor in Sweden, but found life as a public figure increasingly awful as he entered his teens. He then took a break from movies, then found success as an adult actor movies and completed high school, went through a stint in the USA.Swedish army and did a semester of college before rediscovering his passion for acting and going to acting school, and eventually began to pick up work again.
9th Mar '15 4:01:09 PM TropeLicious
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: He's very sweet-natured and friendly despite being best known for playing a deeply reprehensible character.

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: He's very sweet-natured and friendly despite being best known for playing a deeply reprehensible character.
5th Dec '14 12:59:07 AM Ymirsdaughter
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* TheBigGuy: He's 6"4".

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* TheBigGuy: He's 6"4".6'4''
15th Sep '14 9:58:02 PM Fireblood
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* FormerChildStar: Subverted. He was a famous child actor in Sweden, then took a break from movies, then found success as an adult actor in the USA.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: He's very sweet natured and friendly despite being best known for playing a deeply reprehensible character.

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* FormerChildStar: Subverted.{{Subverted}}. He was a famous child actor in Sweden, then took a break from movies, then found success as an adult actor in the USA.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: He's very sweet natured sweet-natured and friendly despite being best known for playing a deeply reprehensible character.
15th Nov '13 8:42:12 AM Divra
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* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: Born and raised in Sweden. Moved to the U.S. in his mid-twenties. Speaks American English well enough to portray All-Americans like [[GenerationKill Brad Colbert]] without anyone raising an eyebrow.
19th Oct '13 8:06:21 AM YlvaThorgalsdottir
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* RetroactiveRecognition: His first US film role was as a male model in {{Zoolander}}.
18th Oct '13 1:52:09 PM YlvaThorgalsdottir
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* RetroactiveRecognition: His first US film role was as a male model in {{Zoolander}}.
18th Oct '13 1:50:24 PM YlvaThorgalsdottir
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* FamilyBusiness, His father, Creator/StellanSkarsgard, his five grown brothers and his sister all have more-or-less successful careers in acting or modeling.
* FormerChildStar: subverted. He was a famous child actor in Sweden, then took a break from movies, then found success as an adult actor in the USA.

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* FamilyBusiness, His father, Creator/StellanSkarsgard, three of his five four grown brothers and his sister all have more-or-less successful careers in acting or modeling.
modelling. The last grown brother is a doctor (like their mother).
* FormerChildStar: subverted.Subverted. He was a famous child actor in Sweden, then took a break from movies, then found success as an adult actor in the USA.
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