Stellan Skarsgård

1951 - Today

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Stellan John Skarsgård (, Swedish: [ˈstɛ̂lːan ˈskɑ̌ːʂɡoːɖ] ; born 13 June 1951) is a Swedish actor. He is known for his collaborations with director Lars von Trier, appearing in Breaking the Waves (1996), Dancer in the Dark (2000), Dogville (2003), Melancholia (2011), and Nymphomaniac (2013). Skarsgård's English-speaking film roles include The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988), The Hunt for Red October (1990), Good Will Hunting (1997), Ronin (1998), and King Arthur (2004). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stellan Skarsgård has received more than 23,751,463 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Stellan Skarsgård is the 175th most popular actor (up from 239th in 2019), the 55th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 60th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Swedish Actor.

Stellan Skarsgård is most famous for his role as Dr. Erik Selvig in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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  • 68.83

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 57

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.99

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.19

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Stellan Skarsgård has had the most page views in the with 3,143,862 views, followed by German (386,376), and Swedish (359,502). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (266.05%), Uzbek (128.30%), and Serbo-Croatian (122.33%)


Among actors, Stellan Skarsgård ranks 175 out of 13,578Before him are Geraldine Chaplin, Christoph Waltz, Sharon Stone, Max von Sydow, Julia Roberts, and Fred Astaire. After him are Ornella Muti, Peter Ustinov, Gary Oldman, Franco Nero, Olivia Newton-John, and Jack Lemmon.

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Among people born in 1951, Stellan Skarsgård ranks 11Before him are Sting, Santiago Calatrava, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Phil Collins, Anatoly Karpov, and Mohamed Morsi. After him are John Deacon, Romina Power, Geoffrey Rush, Claudio Ranieri, Bonnie Tyler, and Michelle Bachelet.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Stellan Skarsgård ranks 55 out of 1,879Before him are Carl Larsson (1853), Eric XIV of Sweden (1533), Raoul Wallenberg (1912), Benny Andersson (1946), Gustaf Dalén (1869), and Max von Sydow (1929). After him are Astrid of Sweden (1905), Anita Ekberg (1931), Björn Ulvaeus (1945), Gunnar Nordahl (1921), Folke Bernadotte (1895), and Gustav III of Sweden (1746).

Among ACTORS In Sweden

Among actors born in Sweden, Stellan Skarsgård ranks 4Before him are Ingrid Bergman (1915), Greta Garbo (1905), and Max von Sydow (1929). After him are Anita Ekberg (1931), Dolph Lundgren (1957), Bibi Andersson (1935), Peter Stormare (1953), Ingrid Thulin (1926), Harriet Andersson (1932), Erland Josephson (1923), and Björn Andrésen (1955).

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