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Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård was born in Stockholm, Sweden and is the eldest son of famed actor Stellan Skarsgård. Among his siblings are actors Gustaf Skarsgård, Bill Skarsgård, and Valter Skarsgård. For most of his formative years, his father was an acclaimed actor in Europe but had not yet achieved the international fame that came after his star turn in Breaking the Waves (1996). Young Alexander was raised under modest circumstances in a working-class Swedish neighborhood as his parents wanted their children to have as normal an upbringing as possible. He began his acting career at the age of eight and continued working in films and on Swedish television until he turned sixteen and decided acting was not the career for him. Life under a microscope lost its charm and perhaps due to the influence of My Skarsgård, his physician mother, he stopped working as an actor, to continue his education.
Interesting Facts about Alexander Skarsgård
- He lives in an apartment in Stockholm, Sweden, near his parents.
- Did his conscript military service at the Berga Naval Academies as a sergeant (Patrol Leader) with the SakJakt-unit of the Swedish Navy.
- He auditioned for the title roles in Thor (2011) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) but lost out on both.
- In the movie “Hitch” (2005,) Alex’s face is on the top of the front page of the tabloid that is held up by Sarah’s coworker in front of the newsstand.
- Five times voted the sexiest man in Sweden.
- The eldest of six children.
- Favorite actor is Gary Oldman.
- Not comfortable with being a celebrity at such an early age, Alexander decided to quit acting. During almost eight years, he turned down every offer he got. Instead he studied Political Science, did his military service in the Marines and intended to study at an school of architecture in Stockholm. But in 1997 his longing for acting grew too strong and he enrolled at Marymount Theatre School in New York City.
- Voted the sexiest man in Sweden in 1999.
- Stepson of Megan Everett-Skarsgard.
- His favorite actress is Isabelle Huppert in the movie The Piano Teacher (2001).
- He speaks French, Swedish, and English.