"I played a heap of snow in a school play. I was under a sheet, and crawled out when spring came. I often say I'll never reach the same artistic level again."Swedish actor and patriarch of a clan of aspiring actors. Has a distinguished career in European films, being a frequent collaborator with Lars von Trier among others. In Hollywood, he's known for playing small character parts and often being the best thing in otherwise crappy movies.Skarsgård is a father of eight, his oldest son Alexander is well on the way to following in his father's footsteps, and his younger sons look as if they'll follow him too.
Films and series he has appeared in include:
- Insomnia — Norwegian original
- The Hunt for Red October
- The Avengers
- Thor: The Dark World
- Good Will Hunting
- Mamma Mia!
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
- King Arthur
- King of Devil's Island
- In Order of Disappearance