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Stellan Skarsgård

Stellan Skarsgård is known as a Swedish actor. He is most famous for his roles in The Hunt for Red October and Good Will Hunting.

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Background and Age

Stellan John Skarsgård was born on June 13, 1951 in Gothenburg, Sweden. H was born to Swedish guardians, Gudrun and Jan Skarsgård. He spent his youth moving all around the world because of his parents' jobs.

Career and Net Worth

Stellan got his first Hollywood role in 1985, playing a settler who was being pursued by a tracker. In one of his most prominent Hollywood roles, Skarsgård played Captain Tupolev in The Hunt for Red October. He was considered for the role of Oskar Schindler in the famous film, Schindler's List however it was eventually passed on to Liam Neeson. Skarsgård later got a slight retribution by supplanting Neeson in the 2004 film, Exorcist: The Beginning.

In 2011, he returned to Hollywood for a minor role in "Thor", the first film in the hero series made by Marvel Studios. He would return a year later for the subsequent film, "The Avengers" in May 2012. Before going on to the following blockbuster, he enjoyed a reprieve and teamed up again with his Danish companion and director, Lars Von Trier, for "Melancholia", a lovely movie about the apocalypse. He was next cast in the spine chiller, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". It was shot in Sweden a lot to Stellan's pleasure. David Fincher helmed the US adaptation with Stellan playing a notorious member of the Vanger family.

In 2015, he came back to the Marvel series featuring in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" directed by Joss Whedon. He played the Grand Duke in the Disney movie "Cinderella" working with director Kenneth Branagh. In September 2019, at the 2019 Emmy Awards show, Stellan was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie because of his performance on Chernobyl.

Biography | Marriage, Wife and Kids

Stellan has been married twice in his life. His first marriage was to My Gïnther, a specialist, with whom he had six children. The couple got married in April 1975 and were as one until May 2007 when they split up. Four of their six children, Alexander, Gustaf, Bill, and Valter have emulated their father's example in a quest for an acting career. Their lone little girl, Eija, is a former model. Stellan remarried two years after his separation in January 2009 to Megan Everett and had two children with his new spouse. The couple has two children named Ossain and Kolbjörn.


Quick Facts
Birth Date: 13 Jun, 1951
Age: 69 yrs
Occupations: Television actor
Actor
Film producer
Film actor
Citizenship: Sweden
Birth Place: Gothenburg
Gender: Male
Description: Swedish actor
Spouse: My Skarsgård
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Last Modified: Oct 18 2020
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