Stellan Skarsgård Biography

Birthday: 1951-06-13
Place of Birth: Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län S
Height: 6' 3" (1.91 m)
Wiki Biography: Stellan Skarsgård 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 Strindberg's "Ett drömspel" (1986) and "Mäster Olof" (1988). Simultaneously Skarsgård did outstanding film roles, notably in The Simple-Minded Murderer (1982) by Hans Alfredson and with Fred Ward in "American Playhouse: Noon Wine (#4.6)" (1985). The fantastic performance gave him both a well-earned Guldbagge and Silver Berlin Bear. He portrayed the Skagen-painter Sören Kröyer in Hip Hip Hurrah! (1987) and the Swedish ambassador Raoul Wallenberg in Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (1990), both directed by Kjell Grede. Täcknamn Coq Rouge (1989) and Den demokratiske terroristen (1992) he played Jan Guillou's Swedish superagent Carl Hamilton. He also had the leading part in the Oscar nominated Oxen (1991) directed by the world-famous cinematographer Sven Nykvist. Skarsgård did his first (but small) role in an big American film with The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988). The role of Captain Tupolev in The Hunt for Red October (1990) was at supposed to be biggest part in a Hollywood-film, but unfortunately it was cut down. His breakthrough instead came with Lars von Trier's Breaking the Waves (1996) opposite newcomer Emily Watson. After that Skarsgård got several supporting roles in American films, such as in My Son the Fanatic (1997), Gus Van Sant's Good Will Hunting (1997) and Steven Spielberg's Amistad (1997).

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Glass House Terrence 'Terry' Glass 2001 Thriller
Metropia 2009 Animation
Reverse Missionaries Selvig 2011
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Helen of Troy Theseus 1956 0, 0, Biography
The Unbearable Lightness of Being 1988 Biography, 0
The Hunt for Red October Captain Viktor Tupolev 1990 Action, Adventure, Thriller
The Perfect Murder 1990 Comedy, Thriller, Action
Wind 1992 0
Breaking the Waves Jan Nyman 1996 Drama, Romance
Good Will Hunting Prof. Gerald Lambeau 1997
Amistad Tappan 1997 Drama, History, Mystery
Ronin Gregor 1998 Game Show, Comedy
My Son the Fanatic 1998 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Savior Peter Dominic 1998 Drama
Deep Blue Sea Jim Whitlock 1999 Action, Sci Fi, Thriller
Passion of Mind William Granther 2000 0, Biography
Aberdeen 2000 Drama
The Glass House Terrence 'Terry' Glass 2001 0
Taking Sides Dr. Wilhelm Furtwängler 2002 Drama, Music
City of Ghosts Joseph Kaspar 2003 Crime, Drama, Thriller
King Arthur Cerdic 2004 0, 0, Romance
Exorcist: The Beginning Father Merrin 2004 Game Show
Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist Father Lankester Merrin 2005 Reality Tv
Mamma Mia! Bill 2008 Biography, 0
Boogie Woogie 2009
No Good Deed Tyrone 2014 Comedy, Game Show