Alexander Skarsgard (born 25.08.1976)
Alexander Skarsgard is a Swedish actor best known for his role in the vampire series 'True Blood'.
Childhood: Alexander Skarsgard was born in Stockholm, Sweden. His parents are actor Stellan Skarsgard and physician My. He landed his first acting role at aged 7 in 'Åke och hans värld' ('Åke and His World') and became well-known by the age of 13 at which point he quit the film business for 7 years. At 19, he served in the army for 18 months before attending Leeds Metropolitan University in England for less than a year studying English. In 1997, he began a theatre course at Marymount Manhattan College in New York but soon returned to Sweden.
Acting career: Alexander Skarsgard won the role of Meekus in 'Zoolander' starring Ben Stiller in 2001. He landed a Guldbagge nomination in 2003 for his appearance in 'Hundtricket-the Movie' ('The Dog Trick'). After moving to LA in 2004, he won a breakthrough role in the war series 'Generation Kill' opposite James Ransone and Lee Tergesen for which he had to learn an American accent. He appeared in 'True Blood' opposite Anna Paquin in 2008 after sending in an audition tape to the producers. In 2009, he made an appearance in Lady Gaga's 'Paparazzi' music video. In the same year, he also gave his voice to Stefan in the animated movie 'Metropia'. In 2010, he appeared in the British comedy 'Beyond the Pole' starring Rhys Thomas and Stephen Mangan. In 2011, he appeared in Lars von Trier's 'Melancholia' alongside Kirsten Dunst and the 'Straw Dogs' remake with Kate Bosworth and James Marsden. In 2012, he was in sci-fi flick 'Battleship' with Taylor Kitsch and Rihanna.
Other career ventures: Alexander Skarsgard modelled suits for Hickey Freeman in 2010 in an ad campaign that reached The Wall Street Journal Magazine, GQ and Details.
Personal life: Alexander Skarsgard supports Swedish football team Hammarby IF. He received an honorary degree in 2011 from Leeds Metropolitan University. In 2011, he split with Kate Bosworth who he had been in a relationship with for 2 years.
The actor did find it tough at times when filming some of the more violent scenes in the show.
US miniseries 'Big Little Lies' took America by storm during its short run on HBO, and its now made the move to the UK, airing on Sky Atlantic and telling the story of a group of women trying to progress and navigate through their complicated and twisted lives.
Alexander Skarsgard plays the abusive Perry in 'Big Little Lies'
Based on the novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty, the miniseries was created and written by David E. Kelley, with Jean-Marc Vallee serving as director. Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and Zoe Kravitz make up the leading female cast in the series, while Alexander Skarsgard, Adam Scott, James Tupper and Jeffrey Nordling star opposite.
Robin Weigert felt she was given a ''gift'' when she was cast in 'Big Little Lies' alongside Nicole Kidman.
The 47-year-old actress, who plays the role of Dr. Amanda Reisman in the dark comedy drama, has admitted shooting the production with highly recognised names, including the 49-year-old actress and Alexander Skarsgård was a ''very good experience'' for her.
Speaking to Vulture Online about her latest venture and her colleagues, she said: ''It was just a very good experience.
The kiss happened when Skarsgard’s Tarzan was unconscious, but it left test audiences ‘perplexed’.
A scene in which Christoph Waltz’s character Rom kisses Alexander Skarsgard in The Legend of Tarzan was removed from the final film for being “too clever”, according to director David Yates. Speaking to The Times Yates explained that test audiences were left “perplexed” by the kiss, which happened when Tarzan was unconscious.
The Legend of Tarzan originally featured a kiss between Alexander Skarsgard and Christoph Waltz.
Yates explained that as part of the film’s effort not to “fall into the trap of what Tarzan represented to some people”, the original cut included a scene where Belgian soldier Rom (played by Christoph Waltz) kisses Tarzan.
It's been nearly 30 years since the last live-action Tarzan movie, and yet it still feels too soon for another remake. Thankfully, this is actually a sequel (perhaps it should have been titled Tarzan Returns), and along with a first-rate cast, this movie has a surprisingly beefy script that hints at a much more high-brow adventure epic. But clearly the studio preferred to make a mindless bit of blockbuster action.
After leaving the jungle, Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgard) has settled into life in damp 1880s England as the Earl of Greystoke with his American wife Jane (Margot Robbie). Meanwhile, deep in the Congo, Belgian diplomat Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz) has made a deal with Chief Mbonga (Djimon Hounsou), who has a personal grudge against Tarzan. Planning to hand over Tarzan in exchange for diamonds, Leon lures Tarzan back to Africa, accompanied by Jane and the American explorer George Washington Williams (Samuel L. Jackson), who suspects that the slave trade hasn't ended. On arrival, Leon pounces, and Tarzan must revert to the instincts he learned from the gorillas who raised him, while calling on help from old friends.
The plot is actually quite compelling, sparking lots of whooshing action (including plenty of vine-swinging) while grappling with some bigger themes involving colonialism and racism, plus more personal issues of identity and responsibility. The actors pack their scenes with textures that touch on these ideas, while also providing a spark of wit. With his impossibly sculpted physique, Skarsgard looks rather too gym-fit for the role, but he gives Tarzan a soulfulness that makes him likeable. He also develops some steamy chemistry with Robbie, who shines in her role as a feisty woman happy to return to the village where she was raised. The best scene in the film is when she has dinner with Waltz' sneering villain, gleefully swapping innuendo. And even with the action and gunplay, this is Jackson's deepest role in years.
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'The Legend of Tarzan' star has been very open about his punishing diet.
Alexander Skarsgard had a difficult period during the filming of 'The Legend of Tarzan', being forced to adhere to a strict diet and exercise routine in order to authentically portray Edgar Rice Burroughs' legendary jungle hero. But that won't stop girlfriend Alexa Chung ribbing him about it.
Alexander Skarsgård gets teased by Alexa Chung
The model, who's been dating Skarsgård since 2015, took to Instagram this week to joke about her boyfriend's recent revelations to the press about the extent of calorie-counting and working-out he had to do to prepare for his role as Tarzan.
Alexander Skarsgard says his regime for the new movie was in stark contrast to what he's usually used to.
At 39, True Blood's Swedish-born star Alexander Skarsgard has become the latest actor to play Tarzan on the big screen. And he's not quite sure how he got here. "I don't really have a three-year plan or a five-year plan," he says. "I don't know what's next, and that's what I find quite exciting. I dig it."
This loose approach to his career comes from his childhood. "I grew up in a very urban, bohemian family where everyone was a hippie or a pacifist," he says. "It was artistically and intellectually stimulating, but they were definitely not into outdoor sports or activities."
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Actor Alexander Skarsgard at the premiere of 'The Legend Of Tarzan' held at the Dolby Theater. Skarsgard plays the lead role of Tarzan in the film. Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 28th June 2016
Actor Alexander Skarsgard poses alone and with his co-stars Margot Robbie and Samuel L. Jackson at the premiere of 'The Legend Of Tarzan' held at the Dolby Theater. Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 28th June 2016
When Lord John and Lady Greystoke found themselves stranded in strange jungle, their only instinct was to survive. Lord Greystoke built a shelter in the trees and made a home for him, his wife and his new born son, John Greystoke Jr.. As time passed, the jungle grew wilder and both the lord and lady lose their lives. John is found in his crib by a nursing Gorilla who decides to take the baby and nurse him as her own. So begins the legendary tale of Tarzan.
As Tarzan grows stronger, he knows he's different from the rest of his tribe and when he discovers the house his father built it teaches Tarzan about a whole new world full of people just like him. The boy grows into a man and eventually climbs the ranks in his pack to become head of the group. Tarazan - King Of The Jungle.
When a boat is shipwrecked, Tarzan meets his Jane and the two fall in love. Wishing to seek out his homeland and learn more about where he comes from Tarzan and Jane return to London where Lord John Greystoke Jr is soon found to be just of much of a gentleman that of his father.
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Who would've thought that a boy who grew up with apes in the jungle could turn into a well-respected lord who's not only adjusted to 'civilised' life - become accustom to it too. Tarzan is no longer the boy who was written about in all the books, he's a lord and lives with the love of his life, Jane.
When John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke (aka Tarzan) is approached by the government to travel back to the Congo become an ambassador for the Parliament he reluctantly accepts under forced circumstances. What Tarzan doesn't know is that he's about to play exactly into the hands of Captain Leon Rom, a ruthless Belgian businessman and hunter who's fierce rule is taking over Tarzan's old home.
Having kidnapped Jane, Tarzan's love Captain Leon Rom knows Tarzan will track her down. Both parties are not only pitted against one another but the jungle and its residents also make a battle cry which could result in disastrous consequences.
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Minnie Goetze is a bright and bubbly teenage girl just beginning to experience certain changes within herself. The speed of these changes lead her to record a diary on a cassette tape, detailing her altering life and sense of self after losing her virginity to her mother's dashingly handsome new boyfriend Monroe Rutherford. This feeling of burgeoning adulthood and an obsession with this older man provokes artistic revelations within her, as her passion for drawing develops. This new romance begins a definite sexual awakening, dooming Minnie's mind to nothing but thoughts about boys and sex. Meanwhile, her self-absorbed mother remains naive to Minnie's inner changes, as much as she believes that Minnie is going through something, but can't fathom that they're to do with relationships.
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Penelope Cruz is reportedly in talks to star in 'Zoolander 2'.
Penelope Cruz at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in March.
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Date of birth
25th August, 1976
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