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Stellan Skarsgård

1951 - Today

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Stellan Skarsgård (, Swedish: [ˈstɛ̂lːan ˈskɑ̌ːʂɡoːɖ] (listen); 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 (2007), Melancholia (2011), and Nymphomaniac (2014). Skarsgård's early 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 20,119,611 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Stellan Skarsgård is the 240th most popular actor (up from 252nd in 2019), the 61st most popular biography from Sweden (down from 59th in 2019) and the 6th 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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  • 4.20

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Among actors, Stellan Skarsgård ranks 240 out of 9,996Before him are Willem Dafoe, Jessica Lange, Viggo Mortensen, Kim Basinger, George Clooney, and Ian McShane. After him are Joan Crawford, Joan Fontaine, Montgomery Clift, Annie Girardot, Glenn Close, and Rudolph Valentino.

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Among people born in 1951, Stellan Skarsgård ranks 11Before him are Phil Collins, Louis van Gaal, Kurt Russell, Geoffrey Rush, Michelle Bachelet, and Santiago Calatrava. After him are Mohamed Morsi, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Bonnie Tyler, Romina Power, Anatoly Karpov, and Akhmad Kadyrov.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Stellan Skarsgård ranks 61 out of 1,612Before him are Dolph Lundgren (1957), Manne Siegbahn (1886), Allvar Gullstrand (1862), Henning Mankell (1948), Björn Borg (1956), and Theodor Svedberg (1884). After him are Zlatan Ibrahimović (1981), Gunnar Myrdal (1898), Folke Bernadotte (1895), Anders Jonas Ångström (1814), Carl Larsson (1853), and Keke Rosberg (1948).

Among ACTORS In Sweden

Among actors born in Sweden, Stellan Skarsgård ranks 6Before him are Ingrid Bergman (1915), Greta Garbo (1905), Max von Sydow (1929), Anita Ekberg (1931), and Dolph Lundgren (1957). After him are Bibi Andersson (1935), Peter Stormare (1953), Harriet Andersson (1932), Björn Andrésen (1955), Ingrid Thulin (1926), and Erland Josephson (1923).

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