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Short Info

Net Worth$40 million
Date Of BirthJune 13, 1951
DiedOctober 20, 1963, Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States
SpouseMegan Everett (m. 2009), My Skarsgård (m. 1975–2007)
FactPlays in two different movie roles in which his character orders "two boilermakers." The first is in the sports bar in Good Will Hunting (1997) and the second is in a bar in Thor (2011). Stellan Skarsgård says the word "boilermakers" in his very distinctive Swedish accent.
PaymentsEarned $1,000,000 from Goya's Ghosts (2006)

Stellan Skarsgård is a Swedish actor. He was born on 13 June 1951 in Gothenburg, Sweden, to Gudrun (née Larsson) and Jan Skarsgård. He has six siblings: Alexander, Gustaf, Sam, Bill, Eija and Valter Skarsgård. He attended high school at Västra Real in Stockholm and graduated in 1970. He studied at the Royal Dramatic Theatre School from 1971 to 1974.

Skarsgård’s first film role was in the 1974 film The Man Who Couldn’t Say No. He has since appeared in over 100 films and television series, including The Omen (1976), Breaking the Waves (1996), Good Will Hunting (1997), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) and Mamma Mia! (2008). He has been nominated for four Guldbagge Awards, winning two.

Skarsgård has been married three times. His first marriage was to My Skarsgård from 1979 to 2007. They have six children: Alexander, Gustaf, Sam, Bill, Eija and Valter Skarsgård. His second marriage was to Megan Everett from 2009 to 2011. They have one child together, Ossian Skarsgård. His third marriage is to Megan Fox, which began in 2017.

Skarsgård has a net worth of $40 million. His salary is $10 million per film.

General Info

Full NameStellan Skarsgård
Net Worth$40 million
Date Of BirthJune 13, 1951
DiedOctober 20, 1963, Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States
Height1.9 m
ProfessionFilm producer, Voice Actor
NationalitySwedish, American


SpouseMegan Everett (m. 2009), My Skarsgård (m. 1975–2007)
ChildrenAlexander Skarsgård, Bill Skarsgård, Gustaf Skarsgård, Valter Skarsgård, Eija Skarsgård, Sam Skarsgård, Kolbjörn Skarsgård, Ossian Skarsgård
ParentsJan Skarsgård, Gudrun Larsson


AwardsEuropean Film Academy Achievement in World Cinema Award, Silver Bear for Best Actor, Amanda Award for Best Actor
NominationsEuropean Film Award for Best Actor, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Bodil Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Bodil Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Robert Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Robert Award for Best Actor in a Supp...
MoviesNymphomaniac: Volume I, Good Will Hunting, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Mamma Mia!, In Order of Disappearance, Melancholia, Breaking the Waves, Our Kind of Traitor, Thor: The Dark World, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Avengers, Thor, Dogville, Angels & Demons, Cinderella, Ronin, Exorcist: The Begi...
TV ShowsRiver, Bombi Bitt and Me, Farmor och vår herre, Skärp dig, älskling, Arn

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Goya's Ghosts (2006)$1,000,000


1[on shooting Return to Montauk (2017)] It won't sell a lot of popcorn, but it's right up my alley.
2[on Robin Williams] It was as though he had three brains going at full speed all the time.
3I was born naked and walk around naked at home. My parents walked around naked and when my friends in school still thought babies were brought by storks I could tell them how they were really made. I have a very relaxed relationship[p with my genitals.
4[on any potential sexual awareness emanating from making "Nymphomaniac'I and II] Well, it's not only about that, but if you get a chance to learn about something that's good, isn't it? I'd never heard about the 'silent duck' before. I have a lot of female friends who consider me one of their girlfriends because they talk very openly in front of me, so I've heard quite a lot.
5Th main pleasure of working with Lars [von Trier] is that you feel absolutely free and safe, and you can't fail because if you fuck up it's considered good...We've matured a little, hopefully, but hopefully not too much.
6[on his first time on stage] I played a heap of snow in a school play. I was under a sheet, and crawled out when spring came. I often say I'll never reach the same artistic level again.
7I'm not religious or anything, but to me it's great fun and it's nice to have a lot of kids. They take care of each other.
8There is no overacting, only untrue acting.
9It takes a long time to make me beautiful, but it goes fast to make me ugly.
10In Hollywood you got work around you all the time. You can't get a taxi without that the driver hands you a script. Where I live [in Sweden] people still read books that can't be made into film.


1Was a massive Tarzan fan growing up, would watch the one's with Johnny Weissmuller on VHS he was even considered to play Tarzan in the 1984 version ironically year's later his son Alexander Skarsgard played the title character in the legend of Tarzan (2016).
2Plays in two different movie roles in which his character orders "two boilermakers." The first is in the sports bar in Good Will Hunting (1997) and the second is in a bar in Thor (2011). Stellan Skarsgård says the word "boilermakers" in his very distinctive Swedish accent.
3Is the father of actors Alexander Skarsgård, Gustaf Skarsgård, Bill Skarsgård, Valter Skarsgård, and Sam Skarsgård.
4Kalmar and Öland, Sweden [July 2009]
5Became a father for the 8th time at age 61 when his 2nd wife Megan Everett-Skarsgard gave birth to their son Kolbjörn Skarsgård on August 24, 2012.
6Became a father for the 7th time at age 57 when his 2nd wife Megan Everett-Skarsgard gave birth to their son Ossian Skarsgård on April 26, 2009.
7Became a father for the 6th time at age 44 when his 1st [now ex] wife 'My Skarsgard' gave birth to their son 'Valter Skarsgard' in 1995.
8Became a father for the 5th time at age 41 when his 1st [now ex] wife 'My Skarsgard' gave birth to their daughter Eija Skarsgård in 1992.
9Became a father for the 4th time at age 39 when his 1st [now ex] wife 'My Skarsgard' gave birth to their son Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård, aka 'Bill Skarsgard', on August 9, 1990.
10Became a father for the 3rd time at age 31 when his 1st [now ex] wife 'My Skarsgard' gave birth to their son Samuel Kristoffer Ymer Skarsgård, aka 'Sam Skarsgard', on June 5, 1982.
11Became a father for the 2nd time at age 29 when his 1st [now ex] wife 'My Skarsgard' gave birth to their son Gustaf Caspar Orm Skarsgård, aka 'Gustaf Skarsgard', on November 12, 1980.
12Became a father for the 1st time at age 25 when his 1st [now ex] wife 'My Skarsgard' gave birth to their son Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård, aka 'Alexander Skarsgard', on August 25, 1976.
13Frequently visits the city of Kalmar in the southeast of Sweden for summer vacation as he has family there.
14The Skarsgård family has a summer house in Öland, an island just off the coast of Kalmar, Sweden.
15Invited to join AMPAS in 2005.
16Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany's son Stellan was named after Skarsgard, who is a friend of Bettany's.
17Released the single "Bombi Bitt/Ler Mot Dej" in 1968, of which he is very ashamed today.
18Was considered for the part of Oskar Schindler in Schindler's List (1993).
19Claims people frequently mistake him for Liam Neeson.
20Signed the appeal Swedish Film Workers for Peace and Freedom in an Independent Palestine. [2001]
21Been friends with Peter Stormare since 1976.
22His ex-wife is a doctor.




The Man Who Killed Don Quixote2018pre-productionThe Boss
Borg/McEnroe2017filmingLennart Bergelin
Return to Montauk2017completedMax Zorn
Music, War and Love2016post-productionBenno Moser
Our Kind of Traitor2016Dima
River2015TV Mini-SeriesJohn River
Avengers: Age of Ultron2015Erik Selvig
Cinderella2015/IGrand Duke
Hector and the Search for Happiness2014Edward
Kraftidioten2014Nils Dickman
Nymphomaniac: Vol. I2013Seligman
Nymphomaniac: Vol. II2013Seligman
The Physician2013Barber
Thor: The Dark World2013Erik Selvig
Romeo & Juliet2013/IIPrince of Verona
The Railway Man2013Finlay
Rouge Brésil2012-2013TV Mini-SeriesVillegagnon
Playhouse Presents2012TV SeriesThe Man
The Avengers2012Selvig
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo2011Martin Vanger
Thor2011Erik Selvig
Kongen av Bastøy2010Bestyreren
Dimension 1991-20242010Video short
Muumi ja punainen pyrstötähti2010Moominpapa Hemulens (English version, voice)
As If I Am Not There2010Doctor
Frankie & Alice2010Oz
Arn2010TV Mini-SeriesBirger Brosa
En ganske snill mann2010Ulrik
Metropia2009Ralph Parker (voice)
Boogie Woogie2009Bob Maclestone
Angels & Demons2009Commander Richter
Entourage2008TV SeriesVerner Vollstedt
Masterpiece Contemporary2008TV Series
God on Trial2008TV MovieBaumgarten (as Stellan Skarsgard)
Arn: Riket vid vägens slut2008Birger Brosa
Mamma Mia!2008Bill
Mamma Mia: Deleted Scenes2008Video shortBill (uncredited)
Arn: Tempelriddaren2007Birger Brosa
The Killing Gene2007Eddie Argo
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End2007Bootstrap Bill
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End2007Video GameBootstrap Bill Turner (voice)
Guilty Hearts2006Stangl
Goya's Ghosts2006Francisco Goya
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest2006Bootstrap Bill
Kill Your Darlings2006Erik's Father
Beowulf & Grendel2005Hrothgar
Torte Bluma2005ShortStangl
Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist2005Father Lankester Merrin
Exorcist: The Beginning2004Father Merrin
King Arthur2004Cerdic
Helen of Troy2003TV Mini-SeriesTheseus
Att döda ett barn2003ShortNarrator (voice)
City of Ghosts2002Joseph Kaspar
No Good Deed2002Tyrone (as Stellan Skarsgard)
D-dag - Den færdige film2001TV MovieLise's Mand
The Glass House2001Terrence 'Terry' Glass
Taking Sides2001Dr. Wilhelm Furtwängler
Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang)2001Felix
Powder Keg2001ShortHarvey Jacobs
Harlan County War2000TV MovieWarren Jakopovich
Dancer in the Dark2000Doctor
Timecode2000Alex Green
Signs & Wonders2000Alec
Passion of Mind2000William Granther
D-dag2000TV MovieLise's Mand
D-dag - Lise2000TV MovieLise's Mand
Deep Blue Sea1999Jim Whitlock
Savior1998Peter Dominic (as Stellan Skarsgard)
Glasblåsarns barn1998Albert
Good Will Hunting1997Prof. Gerald Lambeau
Riget1997TV Mini-SeriesStig Helmers advokat
My Son the Fanatic1997Schitz
Insomnia1997Jonas Engström
Breaking the Waves1996Jan Nyman
Harry och Sonja1996Harry Olsson
The Hounds of Riga1995Magnus Björk
Zero Kelvin1995Randbæk
Jönssonligans största kupp1995Herman Melvin
Rapport till himlen1994TV Mini-SeriesGary
Sista dansen1993Host in Norrköping
Murder at the Savoy1993VideoSäkerhetschef på Palmgrens företag (uncredited)
The Slingshot1993Fritiof Schütt
Wind1992/IJoe Heiser
Den demokratiske terroristen1992Carl Hamilton
Oxen1991Helge Roos
God afton, Herr Wallenberg1990Raoul Wallenberg
Parker Kane1990TV MovieNathan Van Adams
The Hunt for Red October1990Captain Tupolev
S*M*A*S*H1990TV Mini-SeriesStatssekreteraren
Förhöret1989TV MovieKommendörkapten Hamilton
Kvinnorna på taket1989Willy
Vildanden1989TV Mini-SeriesGregers Werle
Täcknamn Coq Rouge1989Carl Hamilton
s/y Glädjen1989Klas Larsson
Familjen Schedblad1989TV SeriesDirektör Fagin / Harry Svensson
The Perfect Murder1988Axel Svensson
Vargens tid1988Peder Ulfstand
The Unbearable Lightness of Being1988The Engineer
Hip hip hurra!1987Søren Krøyer
Jim & piraterna Blom1987Gustav, Jim's Father
Ormens väg på hälleberget1986Karl Orsa Markström
Pelle Svanslös i Amerikatt1985Pelle Swanson (voice)
Falsk som vatten1985Stig
August Strindberg: Ett liv1985TV Mini-SeriesVerner von Heidenstam
American Playhouse1985TV SeriesOlaf Helton
Den tragiska historien om Hamlet - Prins av Danmark1985TV MovieHamlet
Åke och hans värld1984Ebenholtz
Hustruskolan1983TV MovieHorace
P & B1983Karl-Johan 'Charlie' Pettersson
Farmor och vår herre1983TV Mini-SeriesNathan
The Simple-Minded Murderer1982Sven
Olsson per sekund eller Det finns ingen anledning till oro1981TV MovieThe Tardy One
Skärp dig älskling1981TV Mini-SeriesGeorg
Babels hus1981TV Mini-SeriesDr. Mattsson
Hemåt i natten1977Kurt Sjöberg
The Intruders1975Peter Delaney, their son
Anita: Swedish Nymphet1973Erik
Bröllopet1973Roffe Eriksson
Fem døgn i august1973Christer
Åttonde budet1973Short
Magnetisören1972TV MovieSoldier
Strandhugg i somras1972Erik
Bombi Bitt och jag1968TV SeriesBombi Bitt


Kraftidioten2014executive producer
Kongen av Bastøy2010executive producer
Aberdeen2000associate producer


Jim & piraterna Blom1987


Mamma Mia!2008performer: "Our Last Summer", "Take A Chance On Me", "Waterloo"


Kraftidioten2014stunt driver


La ritournelle2014thanks
Kill Your Darlings2006special thanks
Manderlay2005the production wishes to thank
Dogville Confessions2003Documentary thanks


Tranceformer - A Portrait of Lars von Trier1997DocumentaryHimself
Vulkanmannen1997DocumentaryEnglish voice (voice)
Skvaller1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Svepet1988TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rencontres de cinéma2016TV SeriesHimself
Días de cine2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
Erik Skjoldbjærg and Stellan Skarsgard on 'Insomnia'2014Video documentary shortHimself
A Brothers' Journey: Thor & Loki2014Video documentary shortHimself
Behind the Scenes: The Filming of Bye2013ShortHimself - Interviewer
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Characters - Salander, Blomkvist and Vanger2012Video documentaryHimself
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Hard Copy2012Video shortHimself
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Men Who Hate Women2012Video shortHimself
The Vanger Archives2012Video documentaryHimself
Janela Indiscreta2012TV SeriesHimself
Our Need for Consolation2012Documentary shortNarrator (voice)
Charlie Rose2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Big Picture2011TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2011TV SeriesHimself
The 2011 European Film Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Cinema 32011TV SeriesHimself
Thor: Assembling the Troupe2011Video shortHimself
Skavlan2009-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Angels & Demons: Characters in the Search of the True Story2009Video documentary shortHimself
Mamma Mia: The Making of Mamma Mia2008Video documentary shortHimself / Bill
Gomorron1998-2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Mamma Mia! / Himself - Goya's Ghosts / ...
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
Närbild2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Svenska Ord i bild och tal2006Video documentaryHimself
Wrath of Gods2006DocumentaryHimself
Exorcist: The Beginning - Behind the Scenes2005Video documentary shortHimself
The 2004 European Film Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Blood on the Land: The Making of a King2004Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'King Arthur'2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Taking Sides Again2004Video documentary shortHimself
Dogville Confessions2003DocumentaryHimself
Sen kväll med Luuk1996-2001TV SeriesHimself
Først & sist2000TV SeriesHimself
Ljuset håller mig sällskap2000DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
Jag minns Lena Svedberg2000Documentary shortNarrator (English version)
The Sharks of the Deep Blue Sea1999Video documentary shortHimself (as Stellan Skarsgard)

Archive Footage

Lego Marvel's Avengers2016Video GameErik Selvig
Death and Taxes2011ShortProf. Gerald Lambeau
Banda sonora2008TV SeriesProf. Gerald Lambeau
Gomorron1999-2007TV SeriesHimself
Planet Voice2007TV Series'Bootstrap' Bill Turner
XXI Premios Anuales de la Academia2007TV SpecialGoya (uncredited)
Sendung ohne Namen2003TV Series documentaryDr. Wilhelm Furtwängler


Won Awards

2012Career Achievement AwardDublin International Film FestivalFor his work in both Scandinavian and English language film
2010AmandaAmanda Awards, NorwayBest Actor (Årets mannlige skuespiller)En ganske snill mann (2010)
2010EuroCinema Hawai'i AwardHawaii International Film FestivalBest ActorEn ganske snill mann (2010)
2002Best ActorMar del Plata Film FestivalTaking Sides (2001)
2000Silver Medallion AwardTelluride Film Festival, US
1998Outstanding European Achievement in World CinemaEuropean Film AwardsAmistad (1997)
1990GuldbaggeGuldbagge AwardsBest Actor (Bästa manliga huvudroll)Täcknamn Coq Rouge (1989)
1982Silver Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalBest ActorDen enfaldige mördaren (1982)
1982GuldbaggeGuldbagge AwardsBest Actor (Bästa manliga huvudroll)Den enfaldige mördaren (1982)

Nominated Awards

2016Golden NymphFestival de Television de Monte CarloBest Actor - TV Series DramaRiver (2015)
2015RobertRobert FestivalBest Actor (Årets mandlige hovedrolle)Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)
2014BodilBodil AwardsBest Actor (Bedste mandlige hovedrolle)Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)
2014European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsEuropean ActorNymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)
2012Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ActorEn ganske snill mann (2010)
2009People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite CastMamma Mia! (2008)
2008Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionGod on Trial (2008)
2006Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ActorDominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Scary SceneExorcist: The Beginning (2004)
2004BodilBodil AwardsBest Supporting Actor (Bedste mandlige birolle)Dogville (2003)
2004RobertRobert FestivalBest Supporting Actor (Årets mandlige birolle)Dogville (2003)
2003Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ActorAberdeen (2000)
2001European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsEuropean ActorTaking Sides (2001)
2000European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsEuropean ActorAberdeen (2000)
1998ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a CastGood Will Hunting (1997)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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