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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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!!Tropes:

* TheBigGuy: He's 6"4".
* 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).
* 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.
* 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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