Stellan Skarsgård

Actor
As one of the most prominent film actors to have emerged from the frosty tundra of Sweden, Stellan Skarsgard drew favorable comparisons to the likes of fellow Swedish thespians Max von Sydow and Erland Josephson. Though ... Read more »
Born: 06/13/1951 in Sweden

Filmography

Actor (91)

In Order of Disappearance 2016 (Movie)

Nils Dickman (Actor)

Our Kind of Traitor 2016 (Movie)

Dima (Actor)

River 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Avengers: Age Of Ultron 2015 (Movie)

Erik Selvig (Actor)

Cinderella 2015 (Movie)

Grand Duke (Actor)

Hector and the Search for Happiness 2014 (Movie)

Edward (Actor)

Nymphomaniac: Volume II 2014 (Movie)

Seligman (Actor)

The Physician 2014 (Movie)

Barber (Actor)

The Railway Man 2014 (Movie)

Finlay (Actor)

Nymphomaniac: Volume I 2013 (Movie)

Seligman (Actor)

Romeo and Juliet 2013 (Movie)

Prince Of Verona (Actor)

Thor: The Dark World 2013 (Movie)

Erik Selvig (Actor)

The Avengers 2012 (Movie)

Professor Erik Selvig (Actor)

A Somewhat Gentle Man 2011 (Movie)

Ulrik (Actor)

King of Devil's Island 2011 (Movie)

Governor Bestyreren (Actor)

Melancholia 2011 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo 2011 (Movie)

Martin Vanger (Actor)

Thor 2011 (Movie)

Dr. Erik Selvig (Actor)

Boogie Woogie 2010 (Movie)

Bob Maclestone (Actor)

Frankie and Alice 2010 (Movie)

Oz (Actor)

Metropia 2010 (Movie)

Voice of Ralph (Actor)

Moomins and the Comet Chase 2010 (Movie)

Moominpapa (Voice)

Angels & Demons 2009 (Movie)

Commander Richter (Actor)

Arn - Riket vid vagens slut 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mamma Mia! 2008 (Movie)

Bill (Actor)

Arn: The Knight Templar 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Goya's Ghosts 2007 (Movie)

Goya (Actor)

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2007 (Movie)

"Bootstrap" Bill Turner (Actor)

The Killing Gene 2007 (Movie)

Eddie Argo (Actor)

Beowulf & Grendel 2006 (Movie)

Hrothgar (Actor)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006 (Movie)

Bootstrap Bill (Actor)

Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist 2005 (Movie)

Father Lankester Merrin (Actor)

Dogville 2004 (Movie)

Chuck (Actor)

Exorcist: The Beginning 2004 (Movie)

Father Lankester Merrin (Actor)

King Arthur 2004 (Movie)

Cedric (Actor)

City of Ghosts 2003 (Movie)

Kaspar (Actor)

Helen of Troy 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

No Good Deed 2003 (Movie)

Tyrone (Actor)

Taking Sides 2003 (Movie)

Wilhelm Furtwangler (Actor)

Aberdeen 2001 (Movie)

Tomas (Actor)

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 2001 (Movie)

Felix (Actor)

Signs & Wonders 2001 (Movie)

Alec Fenton (Actor)

The Glass House 2001 (Movie)

Terry Glass (Actor)

Dancer in the Dark 2000 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Passion of Mind 2000 (Movie)

William (Actor)

Timecode 2000 (Movie)

Alex Green (Actor)

Deep Blue Sea 1999 (Movie)

Jim Whitlock (Actor)

Ljuset Haller Mig Sallskap 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

My Son the Fanatic 1999 (Movie)

Schitz (Actor)

Insomnia 1998 (Movie)

Jonas Engstrom (Actor)

Ronin 1998 (Movie)

Gregor (Actor)

Savior 1998 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

The Kingdom II 1998 (Movie)

Swedish Lawyer (Actor)

Amistad 1997 (Movie)

Tappan (Actor)

Good Will Hunting 1997 (Movie)

Lambeau (Actor)

The Glassblower's Children 1997 (Movie)

Albert (Actor)

Breaking the Waves 1996 (Movie)

Jan (Actor)

Zero Kelvin 1996 (Movie)

Randbaek (Actor)

Harry & Sonja 1995 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

Jonssonligans Storsta Kupp 1995 (Movie)

Melvin (Actor)

The Slingshot 1994 (Movie)

Fritiof Schutt - Roland's Father (Actor)

God afton, Herr Wallenberg 1993 (Movie)

Raoul Wallenberg (Actor)

The Last Dance 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Den Demokratiske terroristen 1992 (Movie)

Carl Hamilton (Actor)

The Ox 1992 (Movie)

Helga (Actor)

Wind 1992 (Movie)

Joe Heiser (Actor)

The Hunt for Red October 1990 (Movie)

Captain Tupolev (Actor)

The Perfect Murder 1990 (Movie)

Axel Svensson (Actor)

Kvinnorna Pa Taket 1989 (Movie)

Willy (Actor)

The Women on the Roof 1989 (Movie)

Willy (Actor)

Friends 1988 (Movie)

Matt (Actor)

S/Y Gladjen 1988 (Movie)

Klas (Actor)

Tacknamn Coq Rouge 1988 (Movie)

Hamilton (Actor)

The Unbearable Lightness of Being 1988 (Movie)

The Engineer (Actor)

Vargens tid 1988 (Movie)

Peder Ulfstand (Actor)

Hip, Hip, Hurrah! 1987 (Movie)

Soren Kroyer (Actor)

Jim och piraterna Blom 1987 (Movie)

Gustav--Jim's Late Father (Actor)

Ormen's vag pa halleberget 1985 (Movie)

Karl Orsa (Actor)

Pelle Svanslos i Amerikatt 1985 (Movie)

of Peter Swanson (Voice)

Falsk som vatten 1984 (Movie)

Stig (Actor)

P&B 1983 (Movie)

Pettersson (Actor)

Den Enfaldige mordaren 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

Anita, Swedish Nymphet 1978 (Movie)

Erik (Actor)

Tabu 1977 (Movie)

Jan-Erik (Actor)

Hemat i Natten 1976 (Movie)

Kurt (Actor)

Brollopet 1973 (Movie)

Roffe Eriksson (Actor)

God on Trial (TV Show)

Actor

Harlan County War (TV Show)

Actor

Noon Wine (TV Show)

Actor

Parker Kane (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

In Order of Disappearance 2016 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (1)

Jim och piraterna Blom 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Music (1)

Mamma Mia! 2008 (Movie)

("Our Last Summer") (Song Performer)

Biography

As one of the most prominent film actors to have emerged from the frosty tundra of Sweden, Stellan Skarsgard drew favorable comparisons to the likes of fellow Swedish thespians Max von Sydow and Erland Josephson. Though relatively unknown in the United States for the first half of his career, Skarsgard introduced himself to American audiences with a memorable performance in Philip Kaufman's erotic drama, "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" (1988). But it was his performance in Lars von Trier's art house hit "Breaking the Waves" (1996) that propelled him into stardom. From there, he gained widespread recognition for performances in high-profile films like "Good Will Hunting" (1997), "Amistad" (1997) and "Ronin" (1998), though by no means did Skarsgard become a household name. He did, however, earn the respect of his peers and the allegiance of theater goers who recognized in the complicated, brooding actor an innate ability to transform himself and become the part he played onscreen. Despite his penchant for the art house, Skarsgard segued into blockbuster features, playing the barnacled ghost Bootstrap Turner in the last two installments of "Pirates of the Caribbean," allowing him to display his considerable talents to worldwide audiences of all ages.

Relationships

Ossian

Son
Born April 26, 2009; mother, Megan Everett

Kålbjörn

Son
Born August 2012; mother, Megan Everett

Megan Everett

Wife
Married Jan. 12, 2009

Sam Skarsgard Actor

Son
Born 1982; mother, My Skarsgård

My Skarsgård Actor

Wife
Married April 27, 1975 Divorced May 1, 2007

Alexander Skarsgård Actor

Son
Born Aug. 25, 1976; mother, My Skarsgård

J Skarsgård

Father

Gudrun Skarsgård

Mother

Eija Skarsgård

Daughter
Born 1992; mother, My Skarsgård

Bill Skarsgård Actor

Son
Born 1990; mother, My Skarsgård

Gustaf Skarsgård Actor

Son
Born 1980; mother, My Skarsgård

Valter Skarsgård Actor

Son
Born 1995; mother, My Skarsgård mother, My Skarsgard

Milestones

2012

Appeared in the Marvel superhero ensemble feature "The Avengers" opposite Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson

2011

Played scientist Erik Selvig in Kenneth Branagh's big-screen adaptation of "Thor"

2011

Cast in Lars Von Trier's apocalyptic drama "Melancholia"

2011

Joined the cast of David Fincher directed "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," based on the novel by Stieg Larsson

2009

Played head of the Swiss Guard in Ron Howard's "Angels and Demons," a sequel to "The Da Vinci Code"

2008

Cast as one of the potential fathers in the film version of the ABBA musical, "Mamma Mia!"

2007

Reprised role of 'Bootstrap' Bill Turner in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"

2007

Portrayed Spanish grand master Francisco de Goya in Milos Forman's "Goya's Ghosts"

2006

Cast as 'Bootstrap' Bill Turner in Gore Verbinski's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"

2005

Reprised role of Lankester Merrin in Paul Schrader's "Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist"

2004

Played a young Lankester Merrin in "Exorcist: The Beginning"

2004

Cast as the Saxon warlord Cerdic in "King Arthur"

2003

Third film for director Lars von Trier, "Dogville"

2000

Second collaboration with Rampling, playing an estranged couple in "Signs & Wonders"

2000

Featured as a movie producer in Mike Figgis' "Time Code"; once again acted with Holly Hunter

2000

Garnered praise for his performance (also produced) in "Aberdeen"; co-starred with Charlotte Rampling

2000

Co-starred with Holly Hunter in Showtime's "Harlan County War"

2000

Played a doctor in the award-winning drama, "Dancer in the Dark"; second collaboration with director Lars von Trier

1999

Played a scientist testing a cure for Alzheimer's Disease on sharks in "Deep Blue Sea"

1998

Played the leading role of a guilt-ridden policeman in the original "Insomnia"

1997

Played an MIT professor of mathematics, opposite Matt Damon in Gus Van Sant's "Good Will Hunting"

1996

Breakthrough role as oil rig worker Jan, opposite Emily Watson in Lars von Trier's "Breaking the Waves"

1990

American TV debut, the NBC pilot, "Parker Kane"

1990

Featured as a Russian submarine captain in "The Hunt for Red October"

1988

First American production, the film adaptation of "The Unbearable Lightness of Being"

1986

First produced screenplay (also acted), "Jim & piraterna Blom"

1982

Breakthrough role as the feeble-minded Sven Olsson in the Swedish film drama "The Simple-Minded Murder"

1973

Acted in the Swedish-French erotic drama "Anita: Swedish Nymphet"

1972

Employed at The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm

1968

Became a teen star playing the title role in Swedish TV series "Bombi Bitt och jag"

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