Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård or better known as Alexander Skarsgård is a Swedish man known for his role in starring in films such as ZOOLANDER, KILL YOUR DARLINGS and currently starring in BATTLESHIP. The man born in Stockholm, Sweden is also known as a television star who is quite famous in his country.
No wonder Alexander is interested in acting. The eldest of seven children is the son of actor Stellan Skarsgård and his wife, My. Besides himself, his other three brothers are also known as actors.
Alexander himself received an honorary degree from Leeds Metropolitan University in July 2011. Unfortunately, shortly after getting the title, he had to feel a breakup with his girlfriend Kate Bosworth.
Alexander has tried acting since he was 7 years old. At that time, one of the directors who was also a friend of Alexander’s father gave him a role in AKE AND HIS WORLD. Since then he has continued to get offers to play in children’s and teenage films. But because he was not comfortable with the world of acting, he decided to stop acting.
After seven years of vacuum from the world of acting, Alexander began to consider entering the world again. In 1997, he studied theater at Marymount Manhattan College and immediately moved to New York City.
Regaining success as a star is certainly not an easy matter. It took a hard struggle until finally, he managed to get a role in the film ZOOLANDER in 2001. But after that, his potential in the acting world began to get the attention of film people.
At present, Alexander is arguably living in the fruits of his hard work so far. Armed with his acting skills, he is trusted to star in films such as BATTLESHIP, WHAT MAISIE KNEW, DISCONNECT and THE EAST which are planned to be released in 2012.