Alexander Skarsgard Net Worth

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Alexander Skarsgard net worth is
$12 Million

Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård's salary (annual):
$275 Thousand Per Episode

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Alexander Skarsgard is a Swedish performer with a net worth of $12 million. Alexander Skarsgard was born in August of 1976 and is likewise the son of famed Swedish actor, Stellan Skarsard. As an actor, he’s famous for his parts in the HBO play, True Blood, Zoolander, miniseries Generation Kill, and Straw Dogs. The actor is also set to appear in the approaching movie, The Giver, on the basis of the bestselling novel of the exact same name. Produced in Stockholm, Skarsgard has five smaller siblings, three of whom are also celebrities.

Alexander Skarsgard Net Worth $12 Million Dollars

Skarsgard appeared in his first movie in age 7, and became well-known for staring in a movie at 13. But the focus made him “uneasy” and quit playing for another seven years. Skarsgard subsequently went to join the Swedish military, and after serving 18 months, left to attend school and learn English. After his seven-year hiatus, he moved to nyc and started taking a theatre class at Marymount Manhattan College. Though he shortly returned to Sweden, he credits the experience with making him need to become an actor.

Quick Facts

Birth date: August 25, 1976
Birth place: Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
Height:6' 4½" (1.94 m)
Profession:Actor, Director, Writer
Education:Leeds Beckett University, Marymount Manhattan College
Nationality:Swedish
Parents:My Skarsgård, Stellan Skarsgård
Siblings:Bill Skarsgård, Gustaf Skarsgård, Valter Skarsgård, Eija Skarsgård, Sam Skarsgård, Kolbjörn Skarsgård, Ossian Skarsgård
Awards:Hamptons International Film Festival Special Recognition for Breakthrough Performer, Satellite Award for Best Television Ensemble
Nominations:Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Teen Choice Award for Choice Vampire, Robert Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Movies:The Legend of Tarzan, Melancholia, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Battleship, Straw Dogs, Zoolander, What Maisie Knew, The Giver, The East, Åke and His World, Metropia, Hidden, The Dog Trick, Zoolander 2, Beyond the Pole, Wings of Glass, White Water Fury, The Last Drop, Kill Your Darlings, Never Be Mine, 13, The Diver, Moomins and the Comet Chase, About Sara, To Kill a Child, Disconnect, Trust Me, Järnets änglar, Exit, Mute, D-dag, Score, Heartbeat
TV shows:True Blood, Generation Kill, Leende guldbruna ögon, Revelations, Vita lögner, A Drop of True Blood
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1In 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.
2He is the first "Tarzan" actor to not wear a loincloth.
3Is in a relationship with talk show host Alexa Chung.
4Ranked #30 on Empire Online list of the 100 Sexiest Movie Stars in 2013.
5Stepson of Megan Everett-Skarsgard.
6He speaks French, Swedish, and English.
7A fan of Robert Duvall.
8The eldest of six children.
9Did his conscript military service at the Berga Naval Academies as a sergeant (Patrol Leader) with the SakJakt-unit of the Swedish Navy.
10When he came back to Sweden after studying acting for two years in New York, it didn't take him long to land his first part as a grownup (in Christina Olofsson's Happy End (1999)).
11Not 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.
12Favorite actor is Gary Oldman.
13His favorite movie is Duck Soup (1933).
14His favorite actress is Isabelle Huppert in the movie The Piano Teacher (2001).
15Older brother of Gustaf Skarsgård, Sam Skarsgård, Bill Skarsgård, Eija Skarsgård, and 'Valter Skarsgård' , and two half-brothers, Ossian and Kolbjörn.
16Son of actor Stellan Skarsgård and My Skarsgård.
17Supports the Stockholm based football club Hammarby IF
18He lives in an apartment in Stockholm, Sweden, near his parents.
19His mother is a doctor.
20Five times voted the sexiest man in Sweden.
21Voted the sexiest man in Sweden in 1999.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
True Blood (2008)$275,000 per episode (2013-2014)


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Towering height and lean yet impressively athletic physique
2Cleft chin and razor-sharp cheekbones
3Frequently plays very calm restrained individuals, often with positions of authority (Ex. Meekus from Zoolander)
4Blonde hair and magnetic blue green eyes
5"Skarsbrow", i.e. he habitually lifts his left eyebrow quizzically
6Distinctive mellow voice


Quotes

#Quote
1[on being unsure about the skimpy costumes for Tarzan] I don't want to disappoint the audience. It was important to me that before he met other people, the character never used to wear clothes. It would look absurd if a man raised by apes would suddenly start blushing and covering up. Tarzan would go naked and so I had to as well. The jungle's very humid. I'm quite pleased I didn't have to wear any clothes.
2[on playing Tarzan as a superhero] I see Tarzan as the original superhero. But he doesn't need a cape, or gadgets, or a mutation to be badass. His superpower lies in his fists. It's about what's a human being capable of physically. It's someone who learns to work with the jungle and not against it.
3I grew up in a very secular society. I have atheist parents. My morality never came from religion or from scripture, but that doesn't mean I can't have the same values or ethics.
4I was nervous when I first started True Blood (2008). If you do a play or a movie, you know the complete arc of the character. You can see the end. But with a show like True Blood, you don't know what's going to happen.
5(2011) The nice thing is that as long as I'm doing this TV show, I've got fuck-you money. So I can say no to things. I never want to be in a position where I can't defend why I said yes.
6(2011, on L.A.) You walk into the coffee shop, and the girl asks how your day is. When I first moved here, I loved that. I know it's shallow and superficial and she doesn't give a fuck about my day, but I still like it. It's difficult to get to know a Swede. But once you do, you're in.
7I spent two months in Fredericksburg, Texas, when I was 8, while my father shot a movie, and I loved it. I just embraced the whole cowboy culture. I got myself a pair of awesome boots and a cowboy hat. Then I got back to Sweden in September to go back to school, and I was so proud of my cowboy boots. I told my mom and my dad, "I'm going to wear these bad boys to school today, and all the kids are going to love me. I'm going to be the coolest kid in school." Then I showed up and everyone was like, "Dude, why are you wearing ladies' boots?" They didn't really work in Sweden. I wore them that one day, and then I ran home and cried and never wore those boots again.
8(2011, on his father) We're more like brothers than father and son. We hang out. I'll take him out with my buddies in LA or in Stockholm, and it's never awkward or anything. He's 60, but he likes to party.
9(2010, on his family life growing up) The doors were always open. On any given night, there would be 10 to 15 people around the dinner table. It was very loud, very crazy, there was a lot of food, a lot of alcohol, but it was also very loving. I was very much part of the chaos but I also had my room, and in there, when I was four or five, I would organize my cars and my action figures. I needed some kind of structure, I think, because it was so chaotic in the rest of the apartment.
10(2010, on his career) I'm always looking for something that's real and that's got meat on it. I think it's artistic suicide if you're too vain, or if you're afraid to play ugly. I would never fall for that.
11(2010, on moving to L.A. in 2004) The industry is very small in Sweden,' he says. 'There are a lot of great young filmmakers coming up now but 10 years ago it was very different. I was fortunate enough to be working, but when I was 28 or 29 and the offers were still "college guy, misunderstood, wants the girl", I just needed something different.
12When I step into a project, I need to feel that there's a challenge, something new, something fresh about it. That being said, I'm kind of attracted to characters with a darkness or a sadness that they carry with them.
13I was fascinated by the male lion, the way he moved, the confidence. When he just sat down and looked straight at the cameraman, he did absolutely nothing, but for a second you didn't know whether he was going to yawn and fall asleep or pounce. I thought it would be interesting to try to find that. You don't show your teeth, you don't say anything, you don't show it. It's the not knowing that's interesting. Anything could happen. -on studying film of wild lions that helped inspire his performance as Eric Northman.
14I wasn't like a Hollywood child actor - "I'm five! I can sing, I can dance, I can act! I wanna be a star!" - the movie I did [at 13] was because the director was a friend of my dad's. I told my parents, I don't want to do this any more. My dad said, "You have to love it, if you don't feel that way, do the other thing, whatever it is." I'm very grateful that he did that. I would have listened to him if he'd said, "Keep going". I would have tried, and I would have done it for a few more years probably, but I'm absolutely sure I wouldn't be acting today. I would have crashed and burned after a while.
15I don't want people to know too much about me. It's easier for people to suspend belief that way. There's a risk when people see you in a part and they're watching Alexander Skarsgard. Also, I learned from my father to keep your integrity and protect your family...there are certain things that you can talk about and certain things you shouldn't talk about.
16I enjoy everything. Every single part of it is great -- just going to work, every day, and working on this show. It's HBO and it's Alan Ball. Just look at the cast, and the writing is phenomenal. I couldn't ask for a better job. I'm so happy to have the job. And, it was challenging, definitely in the beginning, when I was trying to find the character. I was reading the books and trying to figure out who this guy was, and also trying to find that balance of making him likable, but menacing. I wanted people to be intimidated by him, but intrigued, at the same time -- on what is the most enjoyable and the most challenging aspects of working on True Blood (2008).
17Yeah. First of all, sex and violence are always something that attracts an audience, and vampire stories usually have a lot of both. And, vampires symbolize consistency and something that's permanent, in a world where everything is constantly changing -- humans, animals, nature and even mountains will change over time. To have something that will just stand the test of time is attractive. Eric has been around for a thousand years, and he hasn't changed one bit. That intrigues people. What makes good drama is that people are intrigued by that and drawn towards it, but at the same time, that comfort they feel in something that is consistent, is also lethal and can kill them in a second. That creates a good platform for drama. -- on why people are attracted to vampires and the whole sub-genre in general.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Breakthrough PerformerHamptons International Film FestivalMelancholia (2011)
2011Scream AwardScream AwardsBest Horror ActorTrue Blood (2008)
2010Scream AwardScream AwardsBest Horror ActorTrue Blood (2008)
2009Special Achievement AwardSatellite AwardsBest Ensemble, TelevisionTrue Blood (2008)· Chris Bauer
· Mehcad Brooks
· Anna Camp
· Nelsan Ellis
· Michelle Forbes
· Mariana Klaveno
· Ryan Kwanten
· Todd Lowe
· Michael McMillian
· Stephen Moyer
· Anna Paquin
· Jim Parrack
· Carrie Preston
· William Sanderson
· Sam Trammell
· Rutina Wesley
· Deborah Ann Woll
2009Scream AwardScream AwardsBest VillainTrue Blood (2008)
2003Grand PrixOdense International Film FestivalAtt döda ett barn (2003)· Björne Larson
2003Press AwardOdense International Film FestivalAtt döda ett barn (2003)· Björne Larson

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest Supporting ActorStraw Dogs (2011)
2012RobertRobert FestivalBest Supporting Actor (Årets mandlige birolle)Melancholia (2011)
2011Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice VampireTrue Blood (2008)
2010Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actor on TelevisionTrue Blood (2008)
2010Dorian AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)Breakout AwardTrue Blood (2008)
2010The More, Please! Breakout AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)
2010NextyNewNowNext AwardsBrink of Fame: ActorTrue Blood (2008)
2010Scream AwardScream AwardsBest Television PerformanceTrue Blood (2008)
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesTrue Blood (2008)· Chris Bauer
· Mehcad Brooks
· Anna Camp
· Nelsan Ellis
· Michelle Forbes
· Mariana Klaveno
· Ryan Kwanten
· Todd Lowe
· Michael McMillian
· Stephen Moyer
· Anna Paquin
· Jim Parrack
· Carrie Preston
· William Sanderson
· Sam Trammell
· Rutina Wesley
· Deborah Ann Woll
2003GuldbaggeGuldbagge AwardsBest Supporting Actor (Bästa manliga biroll)Hundtricket - The Movie (2002)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fever Heart2018pre-production
Big Little Lies2017TV Series post-productionPerry Wright
Mute2017filmingLeo Beiler
The Aftermath2017pre-productionStefan Lubert
The Kill Teampre-production
The Legend of Tarzan2016John Clayton Tarzan
War on Everyone2016Terry Monroe
Zoolander 22016Adam
Hidden2015/IRay
The Diary of a Teenage Girl2015Monroe
True Blood2008-2014TV SeriesEric Northman
The Giver2014Father
Eastbound & Down2013TV SeriesAdult Toby Powers
The East2013Benji
Disconnect2012/IDerek Hull
What Maisie Knew2012Lincoln
Battleship2012Commander Stone Hopper
Straw Dogs2011Charlie
Melancholia2011Michael
Puss2010Alex
Muumi ja punainen pyrstötähti2010Moomintroll (English version, voice)
True Blood: Webisodes2010TV Series shortEric Northman
132010/IJack
Beyond the Pole2009Terje
Metropia2009Stefan (voice)
Lady Gaga: Paparazzi2009Video shortThe Boyfriend
Generation Kill2008TV Mini-SeriesSgt. Brad 'Iceman' Colbert
Järnets änglar2007Stefan
Leende guldbruna ögon2007TV Mini-SeriesBoogey Knights Sångare
Exit2006/IFabian von Klerking
Cuppen2006TV MovieMicke
The Last Drop2006Lt Jürgen Voller
Kill Your Darlings2006Geert
Never Be Mine2006ShortChristopher
Om Sara2005Kalle Öberg
Revelations2005TV Mini-SeriesGunnar Eklind (uncredited)
Som man bäddar...2005Nisse
Hjärtslag2004ShortPiloten
Hundtricket - The Movie2002Micke
D-dag - Den færdige film2001TV MovieLise's papsøn
Zoolander2001Meekus
Drakarna över Helsingfors2001Robin Åström
Hundtricket2000ShortMicke
Vingar av glas2000Johan
Järngänget2000Anders
Judith2000TV Mini-SeriesAnte Lindström
Dykaren2000Ingmar
D-dag2000TV MovieLise's papsøn
D-dag - Lise2000TV MovieLise's papsøn
Happy End1999/IBamse Viktorsson
Vita lögner1999TV SeriesMarcus Englund
Hunden som log1989Jojjo
Idag röd1987TV MoviePojken
Åke och hans värld1984Kalle Nubb

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
It's Supposed to be Easy2017Short co-producer completed

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Att döda ett barn2003Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Att döda ett barn2003Short writer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Embryo Who Came in from the Cold2016thanks post-production

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Jonathan Ross Show2016TV SeriesHimself
The Noite com Danilo Gentili2016TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea2016TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2013-2016TV SeriesHimself
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
Conan2013-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2011-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself
2016 MTV Movie Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Movie of the Year
Días de cine2016TV SeriesHimself
Questions and Answers: Diary of a Teenage Girl2016Video documentary shortHimself
Diary of a Teenage Girl: Marielle's Journey - Bringing the Diary to Life2016Video documentary shortHimself
The IMDb Studio2015TV Series shortHimself
The European Film Awards2015TV MovieHimself - Presenter: European Achievement in World Cinema
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2013TV SeriesHimself
Reel Junkie2013TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
All Hands on Deck: The Cast of 'Battleship'2012Video shortHimself
Battleship: Battle Stations2012Video shortHimself
Battleship: Commander Pete2012Video shortHimself
Battleship: Engage in Battle2012Video shortHimself
Battleship: Navy Games2012Video shortHimself
Battleship: Preparing for Battle2012Video shortHimself
Battleship: The Real Navy2012Video shortHimself
HBO First Look2012TV Series documentaryHimself
TV Festival Du Cannes 20112011TV MovieHimself
Scream Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Gomorron2000-2010TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Från filmen Puss
16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Scream Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself
Making 'Generation Kill'2008TV Short documentaryHimself
True Blood-Lines: A New Type2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
DP/30: Conversations About Movies2007TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'Kill Your Darlings'2006TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gomorron2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
Tellement Gay! Homosexualité et pop culture2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2013TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2012TV SeriesHimself

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