(in Swedish), or "Skashgord"; born 13 June 1951) is a Swedish film actor, known for his roles in Breaking the Waves, The Hunt for Red October, Ronin, Good Will Hunting, Pirates of the Caribbean and Mamma Mia!
Skarsgård is particularly associated with director Lars von Trier, having starred in three of the Danish auteur's features, including The Kingdom, Breaking the Waves, and Dogville. Aside from these, his best-known Scandinavian work is probably his leading role as the guilt-ridden policeman Jonas Engström in the original Insomnia.
Among his English-language film roles are:
He was considered for the role of Oskar Schindler in Schindler's List. Interestingly, Skarsgård reports that people often mistake him for Liam Neeson, who portrayed Schindler in the film. Skarsgård would in fact replace Neeson in Exorcist: The Beginning (2004).
This filmography is not full but rather a representative one.
|1968||Bombi Bitt och jag a.k.a. Bombi Bitt and Me, mini TV series||Bombi Bitt|
|1972||Firmafesten a.k.a. The Office Party||Peter|
|1972||Strandhugg i somras a.k.a. Raid in the Summer||Erik|
|1973||Fem døgn i August a.k.a. Five days in August||Christer|
|1973||Bröllopet a.k.a. The Wedding||Roffe Eriksson|
|1974||Anita - ur en tonårsflickas dagbok a.k.a. Anita: Swedish Nymphet||Erik|
|1974||The Intruders a.k.a. Inkräktarna/Let Us Play Sex/Swedish Sex Games/Fait acompli||Peter Delaney, their son|
|1977||Tabu a.k.a. Taboo||Jan-Erik|
|1977||Hemåt i natten a.k.a. Homeward in the Night||Kurt Sjöberg|
|1982||Den enfaldige mördaren a.k.a. The Simple-Minded Murder||Sven|
|1983||P & B||Karl-Johan 'Charlie' Pettersson|
|1984||Åke och hans värld a.k.a. Åke and His World||Ebenholtz|
|1985||Falsk som vatten a.k.a. False as Water||Stig|
|1985||Noon Wine||Olaf Helton|
|1985||Pelle Svanslös i Amerikatt a.k.a. Peter-No-Tail in Americat||Pelle Swanson, voice|
|1986||Ormens väg på hälleberget a.k.a. The Serpent's Way||Karl Orsa Markström|
|1987||Jim & piraterna Blom a.k.a. Jim and the Pirates||Gustav, Jim's Father|
|1987||Hip hip hurra! a.k.a. Hip Hip Hurrah!||Sören Kröyer|
|1988||The Unbearable Lightness of Being||The Engineer|
|1988||Vargens tid a.k.a. Arilds tid/Time of the Wolf||Peder Ulfstand|
|1988||The Perfect Murder||Axel Svensson|
|1989||S/Y Glädjen a.k.a. S/Y Joy||Klas Larsson|
|1989||Täcknamn Coq Rouge a.k.a. Code Name Coq Rouge||Carl Hamilton|
|1989||Vildanden a.k.a. The Wild Duck||Gregers Werle|
|1989||Kvinnorna på taket a.k.a. The Women on the Roof||Willy|
|1989||Förhöret a.k.a. The interrogation||Carl Hamilton|
|1990||The Hunt for Red October a.k.a.||Capt. Tupolev|
|1990||God afton, Herr Wallenberg a.k.a. Good Evening||Raoul Wallenberg|
|1991||Oxen a.k.a. The Ox||Helge Roos|
|1992||Den demokratiske terroristen a.k.a. The Democratic Terrorist||Carl Hamilton|
|1993||Kådisbellan a.k.a. Innocent Life||Fritiof Schütt|
|1993||Sista dansen a.k.a. The Last Dance||Host in Norrköping|
|1995||Jönssonligans största kupp a.k.a. The Jönsson Gang's Greatest Robbery||Herman Melvin|
|Year||Award or nomination||Category||For a Role in Movie|
|1982||Nominated||Berlin International Film Festival||Best Actor|
|1982||Won||Berlin International Film Festival||Silver Bear for Best Actor||Sven in Den Enfaldige Mördaren|
|2001||Nominated||European Film Academy||Best Actor||Wilhelm Furtwangler in Taking Sides|
|2001||Nominated||European Film Academy||Best European Actor||Wilhelm Furtwangler in Taking Sides|
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