"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."Stellan John Skarsgård (born 13 June 1951) is a 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, including Alexander, Gustaf, Bill and Valter, who all became actors.
Films and series he has appeared in include:
- Insomnia — Norwegian original
- The Hunt for Red October
- Good Will Hunting
- Mamma Mia!
- Marvel Cinematic Universe
- 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
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
- The Man Who Killed Don Quixote