• Stellan Skarsgard Biography

    Born: June 13, 1951 in Gothenburg, , Sweden
    BIOGRAPHY

    A native of Sweden, STELLAN SKARSGÅRD is considered one of the country’s top stage and film actors. He began his career with the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, where he spent 16 years working with such leading directors as Alf Sjöberg and Ingmar Bergman. His breakthrough role came in the 1982 Swedish film “The Simple-Minded Murderer,” for which he received the Best Actor Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.

    In addition to the more than 30 films in which he starred in Sweden, Skarsgård’s additional credits include “The Unbearable Lightness of Being,” “The Hunt for Red October,” “Oxen” (Oscar®-nominated for Best Foreign Film), “Breaking the Waves” (which won the Grand Prize of the Jury at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival) and the Norwegian Film “Insomnia.”

    Along with his Best Actor Award from the Berlin International Film Festival, Skarsgård has been honored with awards from the Swedish Film Institute, the European Film Academy, Norwegian International Film Festival, Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, Mar del Plata Film Festival. He also won an award for Best European Achievement in World Cinema (1998).

    Recently, Skarsgård was seen in “Marvel’s The Avengers,” David Fincher’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “Rouge Bresil,” Lars von Trier’s “Melancholia” and “Thor.” He can currently be seen in Carlo Carlei’s “Romeo and Juliet” and will soon be seen in “The Railway Man.”

    He also had roles in other hits such as “Angels & Demons,” “Mamma Mia!,” the second and third installments of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise (“Dead Man’s Chest” and “At World’s End”) and “Good Will Hunting.

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