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Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård, born in Stockholm, Sweden August 25, 1976Stone Hopper in the 2012 feature film Battleship - based on the iconic board game of the same name. He is most recognizable as the character Eric Northman in the HBO hit series True Blood. He is the son of film actor Stellan Skarsgård who portrayed Bootstrap "Bill" Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series., is a Swedish actor who portrays
Skarsgård is fluent in Swedish as demonstrated in several scenes throughout the series True Blood.
Life and careerEdit
Skarsgård has acted in several Swedish TV series and movies and served in the Swedish Marines. In 2003 he was nominated for a Guldbagge for male supporting role in the movie Hundtricket - The Movie (English title: The Dog Trick). He revealed to the New York Daily News he used to be an anti-terrorist marine in Sweden.
Since 2005, with his performances in Revelations and The Last Drop, he has taken part in international productions. In 2007 he played one of the main characters, Sgt. Brad Colbert, in the HBO miniseries Generation Kill.
In addition to his recurring (nearly every episode) role as the vampire sheriff Eric Northman on HBO's "True Blood" (which begins its fifth season in 2012), Alexander has a number of film projects in the works including "The East," "Disconnect," "What Maisie Knew," and of course Battleship.
|Beyond the Pole||Terje|
|Moomins and the Comet Chase|| Moomintroll|
(voice: English version)
|What Maisie Knew||Lincoln|
|2007||Golden Brown Eyes||Boogey Knights Sångare|
|2008||Generation Kill||Sgt. Brad 'Iceman' Colbert|
|2008-present||True Blood||Eric Northman|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2003||Odense International Film Festival||Att döda ett barn||Grand Prix||Won|
|Guldbagge Awards||Hundtricket - The Movie||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|2009||Scream Award||Eric Northman in True Blood||Best Villain||Won|
|Satellite Awards||True Blood||Best Television Ensemble||Won|
|2010||SAG Awards||True Blood||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|Saturn Award||True Blood||Best Supporting Actor in Television||Nominated|
|NewNowNext Awards||True Blood||Brink of Fame: Actor||Nominated|