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Alexander Skarsgard

Alexander Skarsgard

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Famous as :

Actor, director

Birth Name :

Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgard

Birth Date :

August 25, 1976

Birth Place :

Stockholm, Stockholms lan, Sweden

Claim to fame :

As Eric Northman in HBO's series "True Blood"

Biography


Alexander Skarsgard, apparently, inherited acting skills from his actor father Stellan Skarsgard and thus wanted to pursue acting since he was a child. At 7 years old he starred in his first film, the 1984 "Ake and His World". After starring roles in several minor films and TV shows, he achieved his big break through the 1989 film "The Dog That Smiled". The film's success helped catapult him to fame, which he found "scary" and thus he decided to quit acting.

Then, at age 19 Skarsgard joined an antiterrorist unit in the Swedish marines. During his 15 months in the marines, he trained in hand-to-hand combat, small-squad battle tactics and anti-sabotage attacks which later on were very useful and helpful for his acting career, especially when he was cast as Marine Sergeant Brad "Iceman" Colbert in the acclaimed HBO miniseries "Generation Kill". His performance earned him critical acclaim which prompted him to being cast as Viking vampire Eric Northman in HBO smash series "True Blood".

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Sundance Film Festival 2015 Competition, NEXT Films Announced

December 04, 2014 00:28:37 GMT

Sundance Film Festival organizers revealed on Wednesday, December 3 the films that will take part in the competitive categories as well as those in the festival's noncompetitive Next section next year. The fest director John Cooper promised that viewers are "going to have a very wild ride of emotional extremes."
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Kristen Wiig and Alexander Skarsgard Join 'Diary of a Teenage Girl'

January 11, 2014 05:37:37 GMT

and are set to share screen in "". Coming from first-time writer-director Marielle Heller, the upcoming feature film is an adaptation of Phoebe Gloeckner's graphic novel of the same title.
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Alexander Skarsgard Sat Naked on a Toilet Under Freezing Weather

January 09, 2014 00:38:56 GMT

braved the cold in the Antarctica for the charity trek and took it a notch higher by going completely naked. A picture was posted on Instagram of the "" star sitting naked on an outdoor toilet while reading a book.
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'Fifty Shades of Grey': Alexander Skarsgard and Theo James in the Mix of Possible Replacements

October 15, 2013 01:49:30 GMT

As dropped out of "", the search for Christian Grey begins again. Sources say "" hunk and "The Fall" star emerge as possible contenders for the lead role.
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'True Blood' Showrunner: Alexander Skarsgard Returns to Season 7

August 21, 2013 02:41:37 GMT

"" fans can now stop mourning the apparent death of Eric. Showrunner Brian Buckner has answered the burning question about 's future on the show following his character's final scene that left a big cliffhanger in the season 6 finale.
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Pics: 'True Blood' Stars Step Out for Season 6 Premiere

June 12, 2013 07:30:06 GMT

Just a few days shy of its season 6 premiere on HBO, "" has got a red carpet treatment. Returning series regulars like , , , , , , and all gathered at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome in Hollywood on Tuesday, June 11 for the screening event.
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Alexander Skarsgard and Ellen Page Pictured Cuddling in a Park

June 10, 2013 16:13:10 GMT

and fanned the flames on the rumor that they're an item. The "" hunk and the "" actress were pictured getting cozy as they enjoyed sunshine in what looked like a park.
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'The Crow' Eyes Alexander Skarsgard, Ditches Tom Hiddleston

April 30, 2013 06:32:30 GMT

Relativity Media reportedly withdraws its offer for "" star as the studio now has another actor in mind to lead "". Deadline reports that "Zoolander" star is eyed to take the role of Eric Draven.
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Julianne Moore Marries Alexander Skarsgard in 'What Maisie Knew' Trailer

March 05, 2013 09:05:11 GMT

New drama film "" has just released its first official trailer to usher in its forthcoming movie theatre run. This contemporary version of Henry James' classic novel first premiered at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.
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Report: Alexander Skarsgard Has Called It Quits With Kate Bosworth

July 28, 2011 07:05:33 GMT

If Us Weekly is to be trusted, and are no longer together after nearly two years together. Accordingly, the "" actor has parted ways with his "" co-star a while ago. Their break-up was said to be "very mutual".
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Teen Choice Awards Announce Host and Vampire Category

July 26, 2011 15:21:34 GMT

Fox announced on Tuesday, July 26 that this year's Teen Choice Awards would be hosted by of "". The 13th annual ceremony will also invite , Selena Gomez & The Scene, and to the stage as performers. Meanwhile, of the would do a DJ set.
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'It Gets Better' PSA: Alexander Skarsgard Wants Parents to Lead by Example

July 26, 2011 05:42:09 GMT

has a special message for parents everywhere. Taking a pledge against bullying, the actor known for his role as Eric Northman on hit HBO series "" lends his famous face for a new "It Gets Better" PSA and urges parents to lead by example.
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Pics: Alexander Skarsgard Proudly Takes His Honorary Degree

July 21, 2011 07:41:23 GMT

has become a Doctor in real life. On Wednesday, July 20, the actor known for his portrayal of Eric Northman on "" was presented with an honorary doctorate degree in the arts. He was one of nine honorees to receive an honorary doctorate from Leeds Metropolitan University.
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First Teaser for 'William and Catherine: A Royal Romance' Debuted

July 14, 2011 08:35:56 GMT

Just a few days after Prince William and Kate Middleton wrapped up their North American tour, the first teaser for a TV movie depicting their love story has landed online. Focusing on the newlyweds, "" will also feature Diana, the late Princess of Wales, as she appears in a flashback scene.
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Alexander Skarsgard to Produce and Star in Viking Epic 'The Vanguard'

July 14, 2011 08:30:04 GMT

has a Viking-themed epic on his sleeve. The actor, who plays Eric Northman on HBO's hit series "", is attached to produce and star in a movie project which is developed under the Warner Bros. Pictures with the working title of "".
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'True Blood' Stars Go Classy at Season 4 Premiere

June 22, 2011 07:19:18 GMT

Reminding "" fans that the wait is almost over, the cast of the hit HBO series gathered for the season 4 premiere on Tuesday, June 21 at ArcLight's Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles. Showing up at the event was leading lady who came with co-star as well as real-life husband .
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'Tomb Raider' Reboot to Come in 2013 and Tell Origin Story

March 08, 2011 06:52:28 GMT

"Tomb Raider" is going to get another big screen treatment after being adapted into two movies. Producer Graham King announced on March 7 that his company GK Films has acquired the film rights to the videogame featuring heroine Lara Croft, and plans to reboot the action-adventure franchise.
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Sam Trammell Thrilled About Twins-on-the-Way

March 08, 2011 06:40:54 GMT

"" hunk has some baby news to deliver. The actor playing Sam Merlotte on the hit HBO series has through his representative announced that he is going to be a father for the first time as his longtime actress girlfriend, Missy Yager, is pregnant with twins.
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New Official Snippet of Selena Gomez's Single 'Who Says'

March 08, 2011 06:22:33 GMT

is going to debut her new single "Who Says" on 's radio show this week. In anticipation of the premiere, a new snippet of the soon-to-be-released song is given away by the "" host.
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Amanda Seyfried Admits Chance to Woo Alexander Skarsgard

March 08, 2011 05:54:00 GMT

has missed out on a chance to develop a romantic relationship with "" hunk . The leading lady of "" spills the bean when discussing about her love life in a featured interview for the April issue of Elle Magazine, which will be out on newsstands across the nation on Tuesday, March 15.
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2010 Scream Awards: 'True Blood' Victory, 'Lost' Reunion and More

October 18, 2010 02:42:38 GMT

"", as the biggest TV nominee at Spike TV's 2010 Scream Awards, showed its domination during the October 16 gala. The event to unveil the winners this year was held at Greek Theater in Los Angeles, attended by a lot of horror stars. However, it will not be televised on Spike TV until Tuesday, October 19.
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Sexy 'True Blood' Trio to Present at Emmys

August 24, 2010 03:52:34 GMT

and would walk on the red carpet of 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards as husband and wife for the first time. The "" stars who wed on Saturday, August 21 have been confirmed as presenters at the awards event but they will be joined as well by co-star .
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Alexander Skarsgard, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer Pose Naked for Rolling Stone

August 18, 2010 02:42:39 GMT

"" stars have dragged another uproar not only with their portrayals on the hit series but also by baring all for September 2 issue of Rolling Stone magazine. The HBO show's love triangle , and cuddle up to each other in nothing but their birthday suits and blood spatter.
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Alexander Skarsgard's 'True Blood' Character Based on Lion

August 17, 2010 04:23:08 GMT

had an unusual inspiration for his vampire character in "" - he bases his predatory prowl on a lion. The 33 year old plays bloodsucking Eric Northman in the hit U.S. series and Skarsgard was keen to make the role as menacing as possible.
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Jay Baruchel's 'Sorcerer's Apprentice' Unleashes New Trailer and Character Posters

June 09, 2010 09:35:34 GMT

As "" is getting closer to the U.S. release date of July 14, Walt Disney Pictures has been actively promoting the movie. The latest, the studio has debuted a new trailer as well as two character posters from the film.
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Christina Aguilera Celebrates 'Bionic' Release Party at Rockefeller Center

June 09, 2010 08:58:45 GMT

Fresh from taking the stage of Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, California for MTV Movie Awards, went to New York City's Rockefeller Center to celebrate the release of her new album "". She rocked a black leather jacket matched with skimpy red hot pants during the June 8 gig.
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Photo Gallery: 'True Blood' Season 3 Premiere

June 09, 2010 08:56:56 GMT

Five days to the highly-anticipated season 3 premiere, HBO organized a red carpet event for "". Taking place at the ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 8, the event saw faces of the regular cast, the new ones, someone from the past and guest stars.
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'True Blood Fan Experience' Reveals Spoilers and New Trailer

June 03, 2010 03:16:07 GMT

"" season 3 premiere is numbered by days, Alan Ball and the main cast appeared before fans to reveal a bit about the new chapter at an event called "True Blood Ultimate Fan Experience". The Q and A session mainly discussed the cast's memorable events shooting the show, but what fans were eager for was the spoiler bits.
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Alexander Skarsgard Takes Kate Bosworth to Meet His Family

May 18, 2010 09:40:48 GMT

and 's rumored romance appears to be getting serious - the "" star took the actress to his native Sweden last week to meet his friends. The pair has previously denied rumors of a relationship but stepped out together at last month's Coachella Music & Arts Festival in California.
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Shrek Meets Fat Puss in Boots in First 'Shrek Forever After' Clip

April 21, 2010 04:34:44 GMT

Paramount Pictures has debuted the first clip from "". Making its way out via Yahoo! Movies, the video gives preview to the scene in which Shrek meets Puss in Boots who looks fatter. While the ogre is confused that his friend is not like the one he knows, the cat does not even recognize Shrek.
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