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Stellan Skarsgård


Stellan Skarsgård was born in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden, to Gudrun (Larsson) and Jan Skarsgård. He became a star in his teens through the title role in the TV-series Bombi Bitt och jag (1968). Between the years 1972-88 he was employed at The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, where he participated in "Vita rum" (1988), August ... See full bio »

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Known For

Good Will Hunting
(1997)
The Avengers
The Avengers Selvig
(2012)
Thor
Thor Erik Selvig
(2011)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
(2011)

Filmography

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 2017 Music, War and Love (post-production)
Benno Moser
 2017 Gordon & Paddy
Gordon (voice)
 2017 Borg McEnroe
Lennart Bergelin
 2017 Return to Montauk
Max Zorn
 2016 Quarry (TV Series)
The Broker
- Unaired Pilot ... The Broker
 2016 Our Kind of Traitor
Dima
 2015 River (TV Mini-Series)
John River
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... John River
- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... John River
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... John River
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... John River
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... John River
 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron
Erik Selvig
 2015/I Cinderella
Grand Duke
 2014 Kraftidioten
Nils Dickman
 2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
Seligman
 2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. II
Seligman
 2013 The Physician
Barber
 2013 Thor: The Dark World
Erik Selvig
 2013/II Romeo & Juliet
Prince of Verona
 2013 The Railway Man
Finlay
 2012-2013 Rouge Brésil (TV Mini-Series)
Villegagnon
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Villegagnon
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Villegagnon
- Episode #1.4 (2012) ... Villegagnon
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... Villegagnon
 2012 Liten Skär och alla små Brokiga (Short)
Narrator
 2012 Playhouse Presents (TV Series)
The Man
- The Man (2012) ... The Man
 2012 The Avengers
Selvig
 2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Martin Vanger
 2011 Melancholia
Jack
 2011 Thor
Erik Selvig
 2010 Kongen av Bastøy
Bestyrer Håkon
 2010 Dimension 1991-2024 (Video short)
 2010 Muumi ja punainen pyrstötähti
Moominpapa / Hemulens (English version, voice)
 2010 As If I Am Not There
Doctor
 2010 Frankie & Alice
Oz
 2010 Arn (TV Mini-Series)
Birger Brosa
- Episode #1.6 (2010) ... Birger Brosa
- Episode #1.5 (2010) ... Birger Brosa
- Episode #1.4 (2010) ... Birger Brosa
- Episode #1.3 (2010) ... Birger Brosa
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Birger Brosa
 2010 En ganske snill mann
Ulrik
 2009 Metropia
Ralph Parker (voice)
 2009 Boogie Woogie
Bob Maclestone
 2009 Angels & Demons
Commander Richter
 2008 Entourage (TV Series)
Verner Vollstedt
- Play'n with Fire (2008) ... Verner Vollstedt
- Seth Green Day (2008) ... Verner Vollstedt
- Pie (2008) ... Verner Vollstedt
 2008 Masterpiece Contemporary (TV Series)
- God on Trial (2008)
 2008 God on Trial (TV Movie)
Baumgarten (as Stellan Skarsgard)
 2008 Arn: Riket vid vägens slut
Birger Brosa
 2008 Mamma Mia!
Bill
 2008 Mamma Mia: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Bill (uncredited)
 2007 Arn: Tempelriddaren
Birger Brosa
 2007 The Killing Gene
Eddie Argo
 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (Video Game)
Bootstrap Bill Turner (voice)
 2006 Guilty Hearts
Stangl
 2006 Goya's Ghosts
Francisco Goya
 2006 Kill Your Darlings
Erik's Father
 2005 Beowulf & Grendel
Hrothgar
 2005 Torte Bluma (Short)
Stangl
 2005 Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist
Father Lankester Merrin
 2004 Exorcist: The Beginning
Father Merrin
 2004 King Arthur
Cerdic
 2004 Eiffeltornet (Short)
Jakob
 2003 Dogville
Chuck
 2003 Helen of Troy (TV Mini-Series)
Theseus
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Theseus
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... Theseus
 2003 Att döda ett barn (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2002 City of Ghosts
Joseph Kaspar
 2002 No Good Deed
Tyrone (as Stellan Skarsgard)
 2001 D-dag - Den færdige film (TV Movie)
Lise's Mand
 2001 The Glass House
Terrence 'Terry' Glass
 2001 Taking Sides
Dr. Wilhelm Furtwängler
 2001 Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang)
Felix
 2001 Powder Keg (Short)
Harvey Jacobs
 2000 Aberdeen
Tomas
 2000 Harlan County War (TV Movie)
Warren Jakopovich
 2000 Dancer in the Dark
Doctor
 2000 Timecode
Alex Green
 2000 Signs & Wonders
Alec
 2000 Passion of Mind
William Granther
 2000 D-dag (TV Movie)
Lise's Mand
 2000 D-dag - Lise (TV Movie)
Lise's Mand
 1999 Deep Blue Sea
Jim Whitlock
 1998 Ronin
Gregor
 1998 Savior
Peter Dominic (as Stellan Skarsgard)
 1998 Glasblåsarns barn
Albert
 1997 Amistad
Tappan
 1997 Good Will Hunting
Lambeau
 1997 Riget (TV Mini-Series)
Stig Helmers advokat
- Gargantua (1997) ... Stig Helmers advokat
 1997 My Son the Fanatic
Schitz
 1997 Insomnia
Jonas Engström
 1996 Breaking the Waves
Jan Nyman
 1996 Harry och Sonja
Harry Olsson
 1995 The Hounds of Riga
Magnus Björk
 1995 Zero Kelvin
Randbæk
 1995 Jönssonligans största kupp
Herman Melvin
 1994 Rapport till himlen (TV Mini-Series)
Gary
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... Gary
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Gary
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Gary
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Gary
 1993 Sista dansen
Host in Norrköping
 1993 Murder at the Savoy (Video)
Säkerhetschef på Palmgrens företag (uncredited)
 1993 The Slingshot
Fritiof Schütt
 1992/I Wind
Joe Heiser
 1992 Den demokratiske terroristen
Carl Hamilton
 1991 Oxen
Helge Roos
 1990 God afton, Herr Wallenberg
Raoul Wallenberg
 1990 Parker Kane (TV Movie)
Nathan Van Adams
 1990 The Hunt for Red October
Captain Tupolev
 1990 S*M*A*S*H (TV Mini-Series)
Statssekreteraren
- Wow, håll käften! (1990) ... Statssekreteraren
 1989 Förhöret (TV Movie)
Kommendörkapten Hamilton
 1989 Kvinnorna på taket
Willy
 1989 Vildanden (TV Mini-Series)
Gregers Werle
- Del 3 (1989) ... Gregers Werle
- Del 2 (1989) ... Gregers Werle
- Del 1 (1989) ... Gregers Werle
 1989 Täcknamn Coq Rouge
Carl Hamilton
 1989 s/y Glädjen
Klas Larsson
 1989 Familjen Schedblad (TV Series)
Direktör Fagin / Harry Svensson
- Oliver Trist (1989) ... Direktör Fagin
- Inbrottarna (1989) ... Harry Svensson
 1988 The Perfect Murder
Axel Svensson
 1988 Friends
Matt
 1988 Vargens tid
Peder Ulfstand
 1988 The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Engineer
 1987 Hip hip hurra!
Søren Krøyer
 1987 Jim & piraterna Blom
Gustav, Jim's Father
 1986 Ormens väg på hälleberget
Karl Orsa Markström
 1985 Pelle Svanslös i Amerikatt
Pelle Swanson (voice)
 1985 Falsk som vatten
Stig
 1985 August Strindberg: Ett liv (TV Mini-Series)
Verner von Heidenstam
- Hemkomst (1985) ... Verner von Heidenstam
- Hjärnornas kamp (1985) ... Verner von Heidenstam
 1985 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Olaf Helton
- Noon Wine (1985) ... Olaf Helton
 1984 Åke och hans värld
Ebenholtz
 1983 Hustruskolan (TV Movie)
Horace
 1983 P & B
Karl-Johan 'Charlie' Pettersson
 1983 Farmor och vår herre (TV Mini-Series)
Nathan
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... Nathan
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Nathan
 1981 Skärp dig älskling (TV Mini-Series)
Georg
- Tack för igår (1981) ... Georg
 1981 Babels hus (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Mattsson
- Del 4 (1981) ... Dr. Mattsson
 1981 Kyssen (Short)
 1977 Hemåt i natten
Kurt Sjöberg
 1977 Tabu
Jan-Erik
 1977 Kalkonen (TV Movie)
The Work Buddy
 1975 The Intruders
Peter Delaney, their son
 1973 Bröllopet
Roffe Eriksson
 1973 Fem døgn i august
Christer
 1973 Åttonde budet (Short)
 1972 Magnetisören (TV Movie)
Soldier
 1972 Firmafesten
Peter
 1972 Strandhugg i somras
Erik
 1971 Den byxlöse äventyraren (TV Series)
Bondens son
- Episode #1.1 (1971) ... Bondens son
 1968 Bombi Bitt och jag (TV Series)
Bombi Bitt
- Kiviks marknad (1968) ... Bombi Bitt
- Dagen före marknaden (1968) ... Bombi Bitt
- Rävjakten (1968) ... Bombi Bitt
- Kyrksilvret (1968) ... Bombi Bitt
- Fiskafänget (1968) ... Bombi Bitt
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Radio: Guest on the talk show "Stina" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Stellan Skarsgard

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on his first time on stage] I played a heap of snow in a school play. I was under a sheet, and crawled out when spring came. I often say I'll never reach the same artistic level again. See more »

Trivia:

Been friends with Peter Stormare since 1976. See more »

Nickname:

Skarzie

Star Sign:

Gemini

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