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Stellan Skarsgard

Actor, Writer Date of birth 13th June 1951
Place of birth Gothenburg, Vastra Gotalands Ian, Sweden
Year of debut 1972
First feature film Strandhugg / Somras
Biography

Growing up, Stellan Skarsgard moved around a lot. As a teenager, he became known in Sweden for his role in the TV series Bombi Bitt Och Jag. He then acted with the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm for 16 years. He got recognition in the US for his role in The Unbearable Lightness Of Being. He has since starred in several independent movies including Lars Von Trier’s Breaking The Waves. He has also acted in a variety of US movies from The Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise to Mamma Mia!

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Stellan Skarsgard's films

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Packshot for the film Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
162 Mins
Released
2007

Pirate adventure starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley and Geoffrey Rush. Moderate horror and action-adventure violence.

Rent for £2.49
Packshot for the film Angels & Demons
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
132 Mins
Released
2009

A religious expert (Tom Hanks) tries to stop an ancient secret brotherhood from attacking the Catholic Church. With Ewan McGregor. Moderate violence and horror.

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Packshot for the film Thor
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
110 Mins
Released
2011

Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a mighty god from another world, lands on Earth where he must save the planet. With Natalie Portman. Contains moderate fantasy violence.

Rent for £3.49
Packshot for the film Melancholia
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
129 Mins
Released
2011

Directed by Lars von Trier. A woman's deeply troubled past (Kirsten Dunst) threatens to ruin her lavish wedding day. Strong language and scenes of a sexual nature.

Rent for £2.99
Packshot for the film King Of Devil's Island
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
112 Mins
Released
2010

Subtitled. Based on true events. A 17-year-old boy is sent to a brutal correctional facility. Sadistic and brutal violence, strong language, paedophile theme.

Rent for £2.00

Did you know?

  • In 1982 Stellan Skarsgard won a Silver Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival for his performance in The Simple-Minded Murder.
  • He read the entire Bible to prepare for his role in Exorcist: The Beginning.
  • He wrote the screenplay for the movie Jim & Piraterna Blom.
  • He is friends with actor Paul Bettany, who called his son Stellan after him.
  • He was married to his first wife, My, from 1975 to 2007. They have six children. He married Megan Everett in 2009. They have one child together.