History Creator / AlexanderSkarsgard

4th Apr '18 3:26:47 AM Saveelich
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His father, Creator/StellanSkarsgard, is a renowned Swedish actor, while his brothers Creator/{{Bill|Skarsgard}}, Gustaf, and Valter are also actors.

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His father, Creator/StellanSkarsgard, He is a renowned Swedish actor, while his brothers Creator/{{Bill|Skarsgard}}, Gustaf, the first son of Creator/StellanSkarsgard and the brother of actors Creator/{{Gustaf|Skarsgard}}, Creator/{{Bill|Skarsgard}} and Valter are also actors.
Skarsgård.
13th Dec '17 6:48:49 PM Ymirsdaughter
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* FamilyBusiness, His father, Creator/StellanSkarsgard, four of his five grown brothers (including Creator/BillSkarsgard) and his sister all have more-or-less successful careers in acting or modeling. The fifth grown brother is a doctor, like their mother.

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* FamilyBusiness, His father, Creator/StellanSkarsgard, four three of his five four grown brothers (including (Gustav, Valter, and Creator/BillSkarsgard) and his sister all have more-or-less successful careers in acting or modeling. The fifth fourth grown brother brother, Sam, is a doctor, doctor like their mother.
13th Dec '17 11:09:13 AM Ymirsdaughter
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* 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 modeling. The last grown brother is a doctor, like their mother.

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* FamilyBusiness, His father, Creator/StellanSkarsgard, three four of his four five grown brothers (including Creator/BillSkarsgard) and his sister all have more-or-less successful careers in acting or modeling. The last fifth grown brother is a doctor, like their mother.
23rd Nov '17 5:09:34 PM eroock
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* ''Film/{{Disconnect}}'' (2012) as Derek Hull
23rd Nov '17 4:01:55 PM eroock
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'''Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård''' (born August 25, 1976) is a Swedish actor.

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'''Alexander Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård''' Skarsgård (born August 25, 1976) is a Swedish actor.
16th Oct '17 6:30:01 PM bombadil211
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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 [[Literature/GenerationKill Brad Colbert]] without anyone raising an eyebrow. Since all Swedish schoolchildren start learning English at age eight, this isn't ''too'' surprising.

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* 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
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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.

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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]]

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* ''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
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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 ''Literature/GenerationKill''. He also starred in ''Film/TheEast''.

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'''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.



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!! 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]]

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!! 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).

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* 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]]

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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 [[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
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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]]
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