History Creator / AlexanderSkarsgard

16th Oct '17 6:30:01 PM bombadil211
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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 [[Literature/GenerationKill Brad Colbert]] without anyone raising an eyebrow. Since all Swedish schoolchildren start learning English at age eight, this isn't ''too'' surprising.

to:

* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: Born and raised in Sweden. Moved to the U.S. in his mid-twenties. Speaks American He naturally speaks English with a Swedish accent[[note]]all Swedish schoolchildren are taught English from the age of eight[[/note]] but is able to mask it well enough to portray All-Americans like [[Literature/GenerationKill Brad Colbert]] without anyone raising an eyebrow. Since all Swedish schoolchildren start learning English at age eight, this isn't ''too'' surprising.realizing that he was well into his twenties before he moved to the United States.
17th Sep '17 6:12:42 PM pepsimax
Is there an issue? Send a Message


He's also notable for his work in other HBO dramas based on novels: war drama ''Literature/GenerationKill'', and domestic dramedy ''Literature/BigLittleLies'', for which he received an Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie category.

to:

He's also notable for his work in other HBO dramas based on novels: war drama ''Literature/GenerationKill'', and domestic dramedy ''Literature/BigLittleLies'', for which he received an Emmy nomination award in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie category.



* ''Literature/BigLittleLies'' (2017) as Perry Wright [[note]]Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie[[/note]]

to:

* ''Literature/BigLittleLies'' (2017) as Perry Wright [[note]]Emmy nomination award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie[[/note]]
16th Sep '17 6:54:15 PM pepsimax
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[quoteright:320:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/alexander_6430.jpg]]
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 ''Literature/GenerationKill''. He also starred in ''Film/TheEast''.

to:

[[quoteright:320:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/alexander_6430.jpg]]
Born
org/pmwiki/pub/images/alexander_skarsgard.jpg]]

'''Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård''' (born
August 25, 1976, Alexander 1976) is a Swedish actor.

Skarsgård is a Swedish actor who is living and working in Hollywood. He is best known for his roles as viking portraying Nordic vampire Eric Northman in HBO show ''Series/TrueBlood'' and Brad Colbert in ''Literature/GenerationKill''. He on Creator/{{HBO}}'s ''Series/TrueBlood'', based on the ''[[Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries Southern Vampire Mysteries]]'' book series by Creator/CharlaineHarris, for the entirety of its run.

He's
also starred notable for his work in ''Film/TheEast''.other HBO dramas based on novels: war drama ''Literature/GenerationKill'', and domestic dramedy ''Literature/BigLittleLies'', for which he received an Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie category.

An actor in his native Sweden for many years, he's since crossed over into mainstream American films like ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'', the 2011 remake of ''Film/{{Straw Dogs|2011}}'', ''Film/{{Battleship}}'', and ''Film/TheLegendOfTarzan'' as the title character.

His father, Creator/StellanSkarsgard, is a renowned Swedish actor, while his brothers Creator/{{Bill|Skarsgard}}, Gustaf, and Valter are also actors.



!!Tropes:

to:

!!Tropes:
!! Selected filmography:
* ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'' (2001) as Meekus
** ''Film/{{Zoolander 2}}'' (2016) as Adam
* ''Series/GenerationKill'' (2008) as Sgt. Brad "Iceman" Colbert
* ''Series/TrueBlood'' (2008 -- 2014) as Eric Northman
* ''Literature/TheMoomins and the Comet Chase'' (2010) as Moomintroll (voice)
* ''Film/{{Melancholia}}'' (2011) as Michael
* ''Film/{{Straw Dogs|2011}}'' (2011) as Charlie Venner
* ''Film/{{Battleship}}'' (2012) as Commander Stone Hopper
* ''Film/TheEast'' (2013) as Benji
* ''Film/TheGiver'' (2014) as Jonas' father
* ''Film/TheLegendOfTarzan'' (2016) as Tarzan / John Clayton
* ''Literature/BigLittleLies'' (2017) as Perry Wright [[note]]Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie[[/note]]

----
!! Alexander Skarsgard provides examples of the following tropes:



* FamilyBusiness, His father, Creator/StellanSkarsgard, three of his four grown brothers and his sister all have more-or-less successful careers in acting or modelling. The last grown brother is a doctor (like their mother).

to:

* FamilyBusiness, His father, Creator/StellanSkarsgard, three of his four grown brothers (including Creator/BillSkarsgard) and his sister all have more-or-less successful careers in acting or modelling. modeling. The last grown brother is a doctor (like doctor, like their mother).mother.



* 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 [[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]]

to:

* 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 [[Literature/GenerationKill Brad Colbert]] without anyone raising an eyebrow.[[note]] This actually isn't ''too'' surprising, since Since all Swedish schoolchildren start learning English at age eight.[[/note]]eight, this isn't ''too'' surprising.
17th May '16 3:27:49 AM Doug86
Is there an issue? Send a Message


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''.

to:

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]]

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* MeanCharacterNiceActor: He's very sweet-natured and friendly despite being best known for playing a deeply reprehensible character.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TheBigGuy: He's 6"4".

to:

* TheBigGuy: He's 6"4".6'4''
15th Sep '14 9:58:02 PM Fireblood
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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.
This list shows the last 10 events of 19. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Creator.AlexanderSkarsgard