Thursday 17 September 2020

Stellan Skarsgard

Stellan Skarsgard is a Swedish actor. He was born on 13th June, 1951 in Gothenburg, Sweden. He is the son of Jan Skarsgard and Gudrun Larsson. He is known for playing characters such as Jan Nyman in Breaking the Waves, Professor Gerald Lambeau in Good Will Hunting, Bootstrap Bill Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Dr. Erik Selvig in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies such as Thor, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, and Avengers: Age of Ultron, and The Grand Duke in Cinderella and many more. He has starred in many other TV shows and movies such as Chernobyl, The Hunt for Red October, Mamma Mia!, Angels and Demons, and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, to mention only a few of them. He also got nominated and won several awards such as Berlin International Film Festival Award, Bodil Awards, British Academy Television Awards, Golden Globe Awards, People's Choice Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards, to name just a few of them. 

Stellan Skarsgard Religion

Skarsgard was raised by humanist and atheist parents. His grandfather was an atheist too but his grandmother was deeply religious. These differences did not cause any problems in his family as there was always a mutual respect for each other's choices and opinions. Following the September 11 attacks, he also went on to read the Bible and the Quran which he criticised as violent. Moreover, he serves as a critic of religious independent schools in the Swedish educational system. He claimed to find the concept of God ridiculous. He and other non-religious artists, authors, and entrepreneurs wrote an article about the importance of secularity. They also slammed UN for its stance on blasphemy laws. He confessed that he is not religious but he is thankful to Mother Earth. He belongs to the Swedish ancestry. 

Stellan Skarsgard Political Views

He is a socially liberal person. He stated that politicians make use of nationalism and religion to bring people together for the wrong reasons. He also claimed that he does not want to enter the world of politics thanks to the US President Donald Trump.

Who is he dating?

He is married to Megan Everett. They got married in January 2009 and they have two sons together, Ossian and Kolbjorn. Prior to Megan Everett, he was married to physician My Skarsgard. They got married in April 1975 and they have six children together including Alexander, Gustaf, Sam, Bill, Eija, and Valter. They got divorced in May 2007. 

Stellan Skarsgard Hobbies

Although, he speaks very openly about other major topics such as religion and politics, he has not spoken about his daily or personal life. He prefers to keep it private. The media and the general public currently does not know about his actual likes, dislikes or hobbies. We look forward to the 69 years old Swedish actor to reveal more about this topic. 

Interesting facts

His full name is Stellan John Skarsgard.

He has a nickname known as Skarzie.

He has appeared in music videos. 

He has had vasectomy as he is the father of eight children and he thinks it is enough. 

He is a close friend of Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly. The couple also named their son Stellan.