STELLAN SKARSGARD (Edward): Native of Sweden, Stellan
Skarsgard is considered one 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 (Academy Award-nominated for Best Foreign Film),
Breaking the Waves (which won the Grand Prix at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival)
and the Norwegian Film Insomnia. He can also be seen in other hits such as
Angels and Demons, Mamma Mia, Pirates of the Caribbean 2 and 3, Good Will
Hunting, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Thor, and The Avengers.