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STELLAN SKARSGARD (Terry Glass) most recently completed Beneath the
Banyan Trees. He also starred in the features Time Code with Salma
Hayek, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Saffron Burrows; Passion of Mind with Demi Moore; Deep Blue Sea for director Renny
Harlin; and Aberdeen, directed by Hans Petter Moland.
Additional impressive credits include the action-adventure Ron in with Robert De
Niro, Gus Van Sant's Oscar®-winning Good Will Hunting and Steven Spielberg's acclaimed Amistad.
A native of Sweden, Skarsgard is considered on of the country's top stage and film actors. He began his career with the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm where he spent 16 years working with such leading directors as Alf Sjoberg and Ingmar Bergman. His breakthrough role came in the 1982 Swedish film The Simpleminded Murderer, for which he received the Best Actor award at the Berlin Film Festival.
In addition to the more than 30 films in which he starred in Sweden, Skarsgard's additional credits include The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Hunt for Red October, The Ox (Oscar® -nominated for Best Foreign Film), Breaking the Waves (which won the Grand Prix at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival) and the Norwegian film Insomnia.
For television, he most recently starred opposite Holly Hunter in "Harlan County War," which was directed by Tony Bill.
In addition to the Berlin Film Festival, Skarsgard has been honored with awards
from the Swedish motion picture industry, the Rouen Film Festival, the Chicago Film
Festival and the St. Sebastian Film Festival (for Best European Achievement in World
Cinema 1998). He was awarded the Silver Medal from the Telluride Film Festival in
2000. Skarsgard can next be seen in the soon-to-be-released Taking Sides.
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