Alexander Skarsgård

Active - 1984 - Present  |   Born - Aug 25, 1976 in Stockholm, Sweden  |   Genres - Comedy, Drama, War, Fantasy, Science Fiction

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  • Began acting at 7 years old, but quit at 13 to concentrate on his education.
  • Served in the Swedish military, but returned to acting as a career once he was out of his teens.
  • Lent his support to the Tails for Whales campaign, a global initiative calling for stronger whale protection sponsored by the International Fund for Animal Welfare. The online petition features photos of people making whale tails with their upturned hands.
  • With codirector Björne Larson, won Grand Prix and Press Awards at the 2003 Odense International Film Festival in Denmark for Att döda ett barn (To Kill a Child), a short film narrated by his father, Stellan Skarsgård.
  • Appeared in Lady Gaga's music video for "Paparazzi."
  • Is a fan of the Swedish soccer club Hammarby IF in Stockholm.
  • Nominated for the Swedish Film Institute's Guldbagge ("Golden Beetle") Award for Best Supporting Actor for Hundtricket in 2002.