Stellan Skarsgård
Swedish actor
Stellan Skarsgård
Stellan John Skarsgård is a Swedish actor, known internationally for his film roles in Angels & Demons, Breaking the Waves, The Hunt for Red October, Ronin, Good Will Hunting, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist, Mamma Mia!, Thor, King Arthur and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
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Stellan Skarsgård executes Norwegian vengeance in 'In Order of Disappearance'
LATimes - 6 months
As a generally mild-mannered father undertaking a brutal course of revenge in “In Order of Disappearance,” Stellan Skarsgård might occasionally strike you as Scandinavia’s answer to Liam Neeson in the “Taken” movies. Then again, he might not. The comparison almost, but not quite, nails the quiet...
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Stellan Skarsgard proud of his sons for being 'good humans'
Yahoo News - 6 months
NEW YORK (AP) — Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard feels his sons are talented actors, but it's more important to him that they're "nice people."
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Film Clip: 'Our Kind of Traitor'
Wall Street Journal - 8 months
Watch a film clip from "Our Kind of Traitor," starring Ewan McGregor, Damian Lewis, Naomie Harris and Stellan Skarsgård. Photo: Roadside Attractions
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Review: In ‘River,’ Stellan Skarsgard Is a Cop Searching for Answers
NYTimes - about 1 year
A top detective with a superpower of sorts investigates the murder of his policing partner in this series on Netflix.
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Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner – Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer
Hollywood News - almost 2 years
Marvel Studios presents ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure. Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Chris Evans as Captain America. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig ...
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Kill the Cape! 'Thor: The Dark World' Bloopers
Entertainment Tonight - about 3 years
In The Incredibles, Edna Mode made it very clear that capes only cause trouble for superheroes, and these fun bloopers from the upcoming Blu-ray/DVD of Marvel's Thor: The Dark World, illustrate that exact point. Watch the video as Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman and the rest of the cast crack up and make faces as they assemble their super sequel for the masses -- and Thor's cape has a mind of its own. Enjoy! PICS: Hollywood's Sexiest Shirtless Men Available on 3D and HD Digital now and on 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand February 25, Thor: The Dark World, finds Hemsworth, Hiddleston, Portman, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins back for the sequel that finds the classic Marvel Comics character battling to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself -- an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith (played by Eccleston) looking to plunge the universe back into darkness. In or ...
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New cinema: The weird world of Lars von Trier
The Economist - about 3 years
Strange tastes LARS VON TRIER’S film may be called “Nymphomaniac”, but the controversial Danish film director insists that he wants only to stimulate the viewer’s brain. His latest opus, chopped into two separate two-hour “volumes” for its British release later this month, opens with an ageing bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgard), finding a badly beaten woman named Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) in an alleyway. He takes her back to his dingy flat, where she proceeds to recount her teeming sexual history in high-flown literary language. A series of flashbacks, each assigned its own chapter heading, shows the young Joe pouncing on strangers in railway carriages, and then as a married mother escaping domesticity by means of anonymous bondage sessions and hotel-room threesomes.The numerous graphic sex scenes, performed by body doubles from the adult-film industry, have been widely publicised. But if pornography is the most basic kind of film-making, “Nymphomaniac” is the opposite. Mr von ...
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Alexander Skarsgard Sits Nude on Outdoor Toilet in South Pole After Charity Trek: Picture
US Magazine - about 3 years
Leave it to Alexander Skarsgard to make sitting naked in below-freezing temps look sizzling hot. The True Blood star -- no stranger to nudity -- stripped down to nothing but a pair of snow boots and sunglasses after reaching the South Pole in Antarctica in mid-December, and thanks to a pal, the moment was captured on film for posterity. PHOTOS: True Blood stars, then and now Inge Solheim, Skarsgard's team guide on the Walking With the Wounded Challenge -- the same trek that Prince Harry took last month -- shared a snapshot of the actor via Instagram on Tuesday, Jan. 7. The photo shows the 37-year-old hunk naked and sitting on an outdoor toilet while reading a book. "What are you reading, Alex? The script for season 7 of #truebloodHBO?" Solheim captioned the image, noting the -30 degree Celsius temperature. PHOTOS: Alexander Skarsgard's sexiest moments Of course, this isn't the first time Skarsgard has made headlines for baring his bod. During the season six finale of Tru ...
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‘Thor: The Dark World’: Anthony Hopkins on Marvel, Hiddleston, Odin
LATimes - over 3 years
#photogallery-wrapper{width:100%;background:#000;min-height:450px;} #photogallery{background:#000;width:600px;margin:0px auto;min-height:450px;} .photogalleryloader{} #photogallery div.galleryitem{width:100%;margin:0 0 30px;} #photogallery div.galleryitem p{text-align:left;margin:5px 0px;padding:0 10px;} #photogallery div.galleryitem p.galleryCaption{padding-top:5px;border-top:1px #333 solid;} #photogallery div.galleryitem img{margin:0 auto;border:none;} #photogallery .galleryCredit{letter-spacing:1px;font-size:.75em;text-transform:uppercase;} Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in a scene from "Thor: The Dark World." (Marvel) http://herocomplex.latimes.com/movies/thor-the-dark-world-75-images-from-the-marvel-sequel/attachment/la_ca_1015_thor_the_dark_world_046/ 1 Link Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in a scene from "Thor: The Dark World." (Jay Maidment / Marvel) http://herocomplex.latimes.com/movies/thor-the-dark-world-75-images-from-the-mar ...
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Zaki's Review: <i>Thor: The Dark World</i>
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Read my 2011 review of Thor here Read my 2012 review of Marvel's The Avengers here I enjoyed the first Thor quite a bit when I saw it in '11, referring to the Kenneth Branagh-directed film as, "a master class in brand management." And I didn't mean that in a bad way. As I said then, it had "the cool confidence that can only come from a studio that's danced this jig already and knows all the beats." Back then the Marvel Studios operation had already become something akin to an assembly line, and that machine-works has only become more practiced and precise in the wake of the senses-shattering success of 2012's team-up opus The Avengers. As such, while Thor's second solo feature (with star Chris Hemsworth back in armor as the hammer-wielding Thunder God) swaps in director Alan Taylor (HBO's Game of Thrones), the edifice that Branagh helped build last time is so sturdy that any changes are akin to changing the drapes. This is franchise filmmaking at its most efficient. It's either a g ...
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‘Thor: The Dark World’: Marvel movie czar Kevin Feige on super sequel
LATimes - over 3 years
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Does Tom Hiddleston Save 'Thor: The Dark World'? (And 24 Other Urgent Questions)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
This Friday, you might use your hard-earned money to pay to see a movie called Thor: The Dark World. As it turns out, Thor: The Dark World is a sequel to a 2011 movie titled Thor, sans a Dark World. What is this Dark World and what does it have to do with our friend and crown prince of Asgard, Thor? As a service to you, we answer 25 Questions about Thor: The Dark World. Q: What's the magical device that everyone in the movie wants to get their hands on this time? A: Well, yes, the Tesseract that we all got to know and love in both the first Thor movie and The Avengers has been replaced by something called the Aether. Q: What does the Aether do that the Tesseract couldn't do? A: Honestly, it doesn't matter. Q: Who specifically wants the Aether? Is it Loki again? A: Loki is in Asgard jail for the number he did on New York City during the events depicted in The Avengers. It's the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim who want the Aether. Q: How would you describe the Asgard penal system ...
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‘Thor: The Dark World’: Chris Hemsworth takes an imaginary beatdown
LATimes - over 3 years
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‘Thor: The Dark World’: 75 images from the Marvel sequel
LATimes - over 3 years
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Thor: The Dark World, review - Telegraph.co.uk
Google News - over 3 years
Telegraph.co.uk Thor: The Dark World, review Telegraph.co.uk 3D, 12A cert, 112 min. Dir: Alan Taylor. STarring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, Rene Russo, Christopher Eccleston, Idris Elba. Thor: The Dark World sees the popular Norse deity combatting an ... Film Review: 'Thor: The Dark World'Variety 'I Love You Man!' Thor: The Dark World Star's Chris Hemsworth And Tom ...Entertainmentwise Chat With Chris Hemsworth, star of 'Thor: The Dark World,' Saturday at 9 a.m.New York Daily News MTV.com -Irish Independent -E! Online all 180 news articles »
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‘Thor: The Dark World’ gets Lego movie poster treatment
LATimes - over 3 years
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Stellan Skarsgård
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 63
    Skarsgård reteamed with Thor director Kenneth Branagh for the 2015 film Cinderella, in which he played The Grand Duke.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2009
    Age 57
    Skarsgård has also appeared in music videos alongside fellow Swedes. He was in Eva Dahlgren's "Vem Tänder stjärnorna" (Who Lights the Stars) in 2009 and Lykke Li's 2011 music video, "Sadness Is a Blessing".
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    Skarsgård considers Moland a close friend and, in 2009, he said of their relationship: "We're like an old married couple and I get separation anxiety."
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  • 2007
    Age 55
    Skarsgård and My divorced in May 2007 and he married Megan Everett in January 2009.
    More Details Hide Details The couple have two sons together, Ossian (b. 2009) and Kolbjörn (b. 2012). Actors Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly named their son Stellan as a tribute to Skarsgård. Skarsgård has been best friends with Peter Stormare since 1976 and even made Stormare the godfather to his son, Gustaf. Skarsgård was brought up by humanist parents and had an atheist grandfather and a deeply religious grandmother. According to Skarsgård, this never led to any problems because of the family's mutual respect for each other's opinions. After the September 11 attacks, Skarsgård set out to read the Bible and the Quran, both of which he condemns as violent. Skarsgård is also a critic of religious independent schools in the Swedish educational system. Skarsgård has said he considers the notion of God absurd and that if a real God were actually so vain as to constantly demand worship, then he would not be worthy of it.
  • FORTIES
  • 1997
    Age 45
    Another Scandinavian work that he is known for is the 1997 Norwegian film Insomnia, in which he plays the guilt-ridden policeman Jonas Engström.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1990
    Age 38
    In 1990 he starred in another American film, The Hunt for Red October, playing the character of Captain Tupolev, a Soviet submarine commander.
    More Details Hide Details He was considered for the role of Oskar Schindler in Schindler's List. Skarsgård reported that people often mistook him for Liam Neeson who portrayed Schindler in the film. Skarsgård would, in fact, replace Neeson in the 2004 film Exorcist: The Beginning. He appeared as a guest star on the HBO TV Series Entourage, as Verner Vollstedt, the German director of the fictional film Smokejumpers, who has a bias against the main character Vincent Chase, one of the stars of the film. Skarsgård played Dr. Erik Selvig in Marvel's 2011 film Thor, and then reprised the role in the 2013 sequel Thor: The Dark World, as well as 2012's The Avengers and 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1975
    Age 23
    He married My Agnes, a physician, in April 1975 and together they had six children: Alexander (b. 1976), Gustaf (b. 1980), Sam (b. 1982), Bill (b. 1990), Eija (b. 1992) and Valter Skarsgård (b. 1995).
    More Details Hide Details Alexander, Gustaf, Bill and Valter are also actors, while Eija is a former model.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1951
    Born
    Born on June 13, 1951.
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