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Swedish actor and director


Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgard is the son of Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard and the brother of actor Gustaf Skarsgard.

Alexander Skarsgard Info

Birth nameAlexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård
Date of BirthAugust 25, 1976
Place of BirthStockholm, Sweden
OccupationsActor, director
Years active1984–present
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 Why do I ‘love being naked’? Because I was born that way? I didn’t write the scripts but I don’t mind it if it makes sense. It’s about being comfortable and if it makes sense story-wise. The only time it can get awkward is if you feel exploited, like, ‘Why am I standing here naked?’ and I’ve never felt that. There’s always a reason for it on the show and it’s always at great moments: fun, crazy scenes, So I really don’t mind at all. 
— Alexander Skarsgard doesn't have a problem with nudity / October 06, 2010
 The Rolling Stone cover just happened on the day. We showed up and we shot very PG-13 with our clothes on for basically the whole day, like six or seven hours. Then towards the end the photographer said, ‘I have this, these shots are beautiful and the magazine is going to be happy with them but I’d like to try something if you guys are game’. He explained it and it was just one of those things in the moment where we all looked at each other, we’d spent all day with the photographer, we felt comfortable with him, we knew that he was great and the atmosphere was right and we were like, ‘F**k it, let’s do it.’ No one thought that the magazine would go for it. They want to sell at Walmart. We thought this was going to be too offensive. But I guess they did. I’m glad they did! I liked it a lot. It was definitely more interesting than the safe version… 
— Alexander Skarsgard on his recent Rolling Stone cover picture / October 06, 2010
 I don’t want people to know too much about me. It’s easier for people to suspend disbelief that way… 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. 
— Alexander Skarsgard wants to protect his private life / August 19, 2010
 I don’t want a sock around it — that feels ridiculous. If we’re naked in the scene, then I’m naked. I’ve always been that way. 
— Alexander Skarsgard doesn't cover up when shooting naked scenes / August 18, 2010
 It made feel self-conscious, and I couldn’t deal with it. I didn’t like people recognizing me. Fame was scary. When people stared at me in the street, it got confusing. It made me really uncomfortable. Then when I was 20, I decided to give acting one last go. 
— Alexander Skarsgard is scared of fame / July 03, 2010

 The reason I did the Paparazzi video is that the director, Jonas Akerlund, is a fellow Swede and a good friend of mine, and he called and asked me to do it. At the time, I didn’t know Lady Gaga’s work or her music very well, so I looked her up, and I thought, ‘Oh, this is pretty interesting.’ But I didn’t want to do something if we’d just be walking down the beach or holding hands or that sort of thing. 
— Alexander Skarsgard on why he appeared in the Lady Gaga's Paparazzi video / June 30, 2010
 And sure enough, when Jonas pitched it, he was like, ‘It won’t be anything silly. You’re going to try to kill her and push her off a balcony and then she’ll come back and she’ll poison you and you die.’ And I said, ‘That sounds cool, I’ll do that!’ I worked on it for six hours at least, six or seven hours, and I guess a lot of people saw it. The thing is, you can work on a movie for three months, and no one sees it, and then you do something like this for six hours, and that’s what people talk about! 
— Alexander Skarsgard on why he appeared in the Lady Gaga's Paparazzi video / June 30, 2010
 That’s my new career. I’m just going to quit acting and do music videos from now on. I’m over ‘True Blood.’ I’m officially quitting right now! I’ll jump on anything. [Laughs] I’m just waiting for the phone to ring! 
— Alexander Skarsgard when asked if he would appear in more music videos / June 30, 2010