Stellan Skarsgård

Biography

Date of Birth 13 June 1951, Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden Birth Name John Stellan Skarsgård Height 6' 4" (1.93 m) Stellan Skarsgård is a Swedish actor. Skarsgård was born in Göteborg, Sweden. During his early career most of his work was confined to Sweden. He 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. His other known English language film roles include Russian submarine captain Tupolov in The Hunt for Red October, an engineer in The Unbearable Lightness of Being, an MIT professor of mathematics in Good Will Hunting, a young Lankester Merrin in Exorcist: The Beginning (and in Paul Schrader's version, Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist), Gregor in Ronin, the Saxon warlord Cerdic in King Arthur, "Bootstrap Bill" Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, and Joe Heiser in Wind. He is the father of Alexander Skarsgård and Gustaf Skarsgård. 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). Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly named their son Stellan (born August 5, 2003) after the actor. His sons, Alexander Skarsgård and Gustaf Skarsgård, are also actors.

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Birth Name

John Stellan Skarsgård

Birth Place

Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden

Birth Date

6/13/1951
Known For
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Mamma Mia!

Bill

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The Physician

Barber

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Exorcist: The Beginning

Father Merrin

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Our Kind of Traitor (Plex)

Dima

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Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist

Father Lankester Merrin

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The Railway Man

Finlay

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King of Devil's Island

Bestyreren

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Borg vs. McEnroe

Lennart Bergelin

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WaZ

Eddie Argo

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Goya's Ghosts

Francisco Goya

Starring In
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Dune: Part Two

Baron Harkonnen

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Thor: Love and Thunder

Selvig

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Dune

Baron Vladimir Harkonnen

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Apstjärnan

Tord

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Last words

Zyberski

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The Painted Bird

Hans

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Hope

Tomas

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Out Stealing Horses

Trond

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I'll Find You

Benno Moser

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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Bill / Kurt

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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

The Boss

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Moomins and the Winter Wonderland

Moomin Pappa (voice)

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Borg vs. McEnroe

Lennart Bergelin

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Filmworker

Himself

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Gordon and Paddy

Gordon (voice)

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Return to Montauk

Max Zorn

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Our Kind of Traitor (Plex)

Dima

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Avengers: Age of Ultron

Erik Selvig

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Cinderella

Grand Duke

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Hector and the Search for Happiness

Edward

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In Order of Disappearance

Nils

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Romeo & Juliet

Prince of Verona

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Nymphomaniac: Volume II

Seligman

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Nymphomaniac: Volume I

Seligman

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The Physician

Barber

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Thor: The Dark World

Erik Selvig

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The Railway Man

Finlay

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The Avengers

Selvig

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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Martin Vanger

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Melancholia

Jack

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Thor

Erik Selvig

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Frankie & Alice

Oz

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King of Devil's Island

Bestyreren

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A Somewhat Gentle Man

Ulrik

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Moomins and the Comet Chase

Moominpapa / Hemulens (voice)

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Boogie Woogie

Bob Macclestone

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Angels & Demons

Commander Richter

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Metropia

Ralph Parker (voice)

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Arn - Riket vid vägens slut

Birger Brosa

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Mamma Mia!

Bill

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God on Trial

Baumgarten (as Stellan Skarsgard)

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WaZ

Eddie Argo

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Arn: The Knight Templar

Birger Brosa

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Bootstrap Bill

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Goya's Ghosts

Francisco Goya

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Bootstrap Bill

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Kill Your Darlings

Erik's Father

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Guilty Hearts

Stangl

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Beowulf & Grendel

Hrothgar

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Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist

Father Lankester Merrin

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King Arthur

Cerdic

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Exorcist: The Beginning

Father Merrin

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Dogville

Chuck

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Helen of Troy

Theseus

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No Good Deed

Tyrone (as Stellan Skarsgard)

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City of Ghosts

Joseph Kaspar

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Taking Sides

Dr. Wilhelm Furtwängler

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The Glass House

Terrence 'Terry' Glass

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Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang)

Felix

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Light Keeps Me Company

Self - Interviewee

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Dancer in the Dark

Doctor

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Aberdeen

Tomas

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Passion of Mind

William Granther

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Timecode

Alex Green

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Harlan County War

Warren Jakopovich

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Signs & Wonders

Alec

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Deep Blue Sea

Jim Whitlock

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Ronin

Gregor

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Savior

Peter Dominic (as Stellan Skarsgard)

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Good Will Hunting

Prof. Gerald Lambeau

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Amistad

Tappan

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Tranceformer - A Portrait of Lars von Trier

Self

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Insomnia

Jonas Engström

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My Son the Fanatic

Schitz

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Breaking the Waves

Jan Nyman

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Wallander - Die Hunde von Riga

Magnus Björk

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The Jonsson Gang's Greatest Robbery

Melvin

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Rapport Till Himlen

Gary

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The Slingshot

Fritiof Schütt

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Beck - Polis polis potatismos (4 av 6)

Security Manager at Palmgren's company (uncredited)

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Last Dance

Host in Norrköping

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Wind

Joe Heiser

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The Democratic Terrorist

Carl Hamilton

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Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg

Raoul Wallenberg

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The Hunt for Red October

Captain Tupolev

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The Perfect Murder

Axel Svensson

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Täcknamn: Coq Rogue

Carl Hamilton

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The Women on the Roof

Willy

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Engineer

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Hip hip hurra!

Sören Kröyer

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Pelle Haleløs i Amerikat

Pelle Swansson

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P & B

Karl-Johan 'Charlie' Pettersson

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The Simple-Minded Murderer

Sven

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Anita ... The Shocking Account of a Young Nymphomaniac

Erik

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