Stellan Skarsgaard Biography (1951-)

Born June 13, 1951, in Gothenburg, Vaestergoetland, Sweden; son of J. Skarsgaard and Gudrun Skarsgaard; married My Guenther (a doctor), 1976; children: Alexander Johan Hjalmar (an actor), Gustaf (an actor), Sam, Bill, Eija, Valter.Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Manager: Jeri Scott Management, 211 South Beverly Dr., Suite 112, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Contact: Hogbergsgatan 40, 11826 Stockholm, Sweden.

Actor, producer, screenwriter
Birth Details
June 13, 1951
Gothenburg, Sweden

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Christer, Fem doegn i august, 1972
  • Erik, Raid in the Summer (also known as Strandhugg i somras), 1972
  • Peter, The Office Party (also known as Firmafesten), 1972
  • Roffe Erikson, Broellopet, 1973
  • Erik, Anita (also known as Swedish Nymphet, Anita: Swedish Nymphet, Les impures, and Anita--ur en tonaarsflickas dagbok), Swedish Film Production, 1973
  • Peter Dalancy, The Intruders (also known as Let Us Play Sex, Fait acompli, Inkraektarna, and Swedish Sex Games), 1974
  • Jan-Erik, Taboo (also known as Tabu), 1977
  • Kurt, Homeward in the Night (also known as Hemaat i nattenand Yoen sylissae), 1977
  • Sven--The Idiot, The Simple-Minded Murderer (also known as Denenfaldige moerdaren), 1982
  • Pettersson, P&B, Svensk Filmindustri, 1983
  • Ebenholtz, Aake and his World (also known as Aake och hans vaerld), Svensk Filmindustri, 1984
  • Stig, False As Water (also known as Falsk som vatten), Svensk Filmindustri, 1985
  • Voice of Pelle Swanson, Peter-No-Tail in America (also known as Pelle Svansloes i Amerikatt), 1985
  • Karl Orsa, The Serpent's Way (also known as Ormens vaeg paa haelleberget), Svensk Filmindustri, 1986
  • Gustav, Jim's father, Jim and the Pirates (also known as Jim och piraterna Blom), Svensk Filmindustri, 1987
  • Soeren Kroeyer, Hip Hip Hurra! (also known as Hipp hipp hurra!), Sandrews, 1987
  • The Engineer, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Orion, 1988
  • Peder Ulfstand, Time of the Wolf (also known as Vargens tidand Arilds tid), 1988
  • Matt, Friends, 1988
  • Axel Svensson, The Perfect Murder, Merchant Ivory Productions, 1988
  • Klas Larsson, S/Y Joy (also known as S/Y Glaedjen), 1989
  • Carl Hamilton, Code Name Coq Rouge (also known as Taecknamn CoqRouge), Sandrews, 1989
  • Willy, The Women on the Roof (also known as Kvinnorna paa taket), Svensk Filmindustri, 1989
  • Captain Tupolev, The Hunt for Red October, Paramount, 1990
  • Raoul Wallenberg, Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (also known as God afton, Herr Wallenberg and En passionshistoria fraan verkligheten), Svenska Filminstitutet, 1990
  • Helge Roos, The Ox (also known as Oxen), First Run Features, 1991
  • Joe Heiser, Wind, TriStar, 1992
  • Carl Hamilton, The Democratic Terrorist (also known as Den demokrastiske terroristen and Der Demokratische Terrorist), 1992
  • Host in Norrkoeping, The Last Dance (also known as Sista dansen), 1993
  • Fritiof Schuett, The Slingshot (also known as Kaadisbellanand Slangeboessen), Sony Pictures Classics, 1993
  • Herman Melvin, Joensson Gang's Greatest Robbery (also known as Joenssonligans stoersta kupp), Sandrews, 1995
  • Randbaek, Zero Kelvin (also known as Kjaelightens kjoetere), Kino International, 1995
  • Magnus Bjoerk, Hundarna i Riga (also known as The Hound of Riga), 1995
  • Harry, Harry and Sonja (also known as Harry och Sonja), 1995
  • Jan Nyman, Breaking the Waves, October Films, 1996
  • Schitz, My Son the Fanatic, Zephyr Films, 1997
  • Lewis Tappan, Amistad, DreamWorks, 1997
  • Professor Gerard Lambeau, Good Will Hunting, Miramax, 1997
  • Himself, Tranceformer--A Portrait of Lars von Trier, Svenska Filminstitutet, 1997
  • English voice, Vulkanmannen (also known as The Volcano Man), 1997
  • Jonas Engstroem, Insomnia, First Run Features, 1998
  • Albert, The Glassblower's Children (also known as Glasblaasarnsbarn), Svenska Filminstitutet, 1998
  • Peter, Savior, Lions Gate Films, 1998
  • Gregor, Ronin, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1998
  • Dr. Jim Whitlock, Deep Blue Sea, Warner Bros., 1999
  • William Granther, Passion of Mind, Paramount, 1999
  • Himself, Ljuset haaller mig saellskap (also known as Light Keeps Me Company), First Run Features, 2000
  • Alec, Signs & Wonders, Strand Releasing, 2000
  • Alex Green, Timecode, Screen Gems, 2000
  • Doctor, Dancer in the Dark, Zentropa Entertainment, 2000
  • Tomas, Aberdeen, First Run Features, 2000
  • Felix, Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang), 2000
  • Dr. Wilhelm Furtwaengler, Taking Sides (also known as Taking Sides--Der Fall Furtwaengler and Taking Sides--Le cas Furtwaengler),2001
  • Terrence "Terry" Glass, The Glass House, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2001
  • Harvey Jacobs, Powder Keg, BMW Films, 2001
  • Tyrone, No Good Deed, 2002
  • Chuck, Dogville, Egmont Entertainment, 2002
  • Casper, City of Ghosts, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 2002
  • Film Work
  • Associate producer, Abdereen, First Run Features, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Soldier, Magnetisoeren, 1972
  • Horace, Hustruskolan, 1983
  • Hamlet, Den tragiska historien om Hamlet, Prinz ar Danmark, 1984
  • Olaf Helton, Noon Wine, 1985
  • Gregers Werle, Vildanden, 1989
  • Carl Hamilton, Foerhoeret, 1989
  • Lise's Mand, D-dag--Lise, 2000
  • Lise's Mand, D-dag, 2000
  • Warren Jakopovich, Harlan County War, Cinemax, 2000
  • Lise's Mand, D-dag--Den faerdige film (also known as D-dag--Editor's Cut), 2001
  • Miniseries
  • Bombi Bitt, Bombi Bitt and Me (also known as Bombi Bit och jag), 1968
  • Dr. Mattsson, Babels hus, 1981
  • Nathan, Farmor och vaar herre, 1983
  • Verner von Heidenstam, Stindberg, ett liv, 1985
  • Undersecretary of State, "Wow, haall kaeften!," S*M*A*S*H, 1990
  • Gary, Report to Heaven (also known as Rapport till himlen),1994
  • Stig Helmer's lawyer, The Kingdom II (also known as Riget II, Geister II, Hospital der Geister--Teil 2, L'hopital et ses fantomes, and Riket 2), 1997, released in the U.S. on film by October Films, 1997
  • Pilots
  • Van Adams, Parker Kane, NBC, 1990
  • Episodic
  • Himself, Sen kvaell med Luuk, 1996
  • Himself, Foerst & sist, 2000
  • Himself, Sen kvaell med Luuk, 2001
  • Stage Appearances
  • Ett droemspel (also known as A Dreamplay), The Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm, Sweden, 1986
  • Vita rum, The Royal Dramatic Theatre, 1988
  • Maester Olof, The Royal Dramatic Theatre, 1988
  • Singles
  • "Bombi Bitt/Ler Mot Dej," 1968
  • Screenplays
  • Jim and the Pirates (also known as Jim och piraterna Blom),Svensk Filmindustri, 1987

Further Reference


    • Rehlin, Gunnar, Stellan, 2000
    • The Guardian, April 17, 1998, p. T10
    • Variety, November 10, 1997, p. 32
    • Stellan Skarsgaard Official Site,,August 7, 2002

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