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Alexander Skarsgard Covers 'Men's Journal' October 2011

Alexander Skarsgard Covers 'Men's Journal' October 2011

Alexander Skarsgard gives a smoldering look on the cover of the October 2011 issue of Men’s Journal.

Here is what the 35-year-old Straw Dogs actor had to share with the mag:

On the attention he receives: “Of course it’s flattering. I mean, God, I’m human. But you have to be able to laugh at yourself.”

Alex’s Melancholia co-star Kirsten Dunst on his personality: “I was surprised at how goofy he was. Almost like a puppy in a body that’s too big for him. All these girls are like, ‘Oh my god, he’s so hot.’ But he’s really such a goof.”

On his days in the Swedish navy: “I could have, like, backpacked around Asia. But I wanted a challenge. Usually we’d be out for two weeks, just me and my men. We’d come at night in speedboats, with our dry suits and our weapons, and, under the cover of darkness, swim onto the island. Then we’d camp out somewhere, dig a hole in the dirt, and take pictures and notes.”

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  • lily

    so sexy and hes so simple, i think that’s what i love about him

  • Mllllllef

    So this is your monthly crush…Patrick schwarzenegger must be soooo pissed !

  • Lilla

    This may be one of the best and funniest interviews he’s done. Love it!

  • J&J

    Wonder whats gonna happen on the finale tomorrow

  • Yo-Landi

    Whenever I see him, I literally sing HOTNESS OVERLOAD!!

  • Bean

    looooooool wth happened to his face

  • cassi

    this is what perfection looks like!!!

  • memei

    No words needed. Wow

  • ladybug

    Guardian interview. Not bad, but a pity the photo editor couldn’t differentiate between Bill and Gustaf.

  • Annalisa

    Army instead of backpacking around Asia!! HA—someone is jealous of Joel Kinnaman. He wants to downplay backpacking around Asia compared to his military service because that is what Joel did…backpacked all over Asia. Wow, Alex!! Wow…being a b*tch is not going to make you a better actor and get you better roles. Joel will win in the acting department against you. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. How bout them apples!! He is becoming such an undercover hater!

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  • keyzlvr

    @Annalisa: Who’s Joel?

  • janie

    hot + goofy= sexy

  • Jen

    I’ve never heard of Joel. He’s an actor?? Okey dokey then!

  • Natalie

    I read Alex interview for MenJournal, he seems simple and funny, relaxed.
    But I hated his view on the rape in Straw Dogs, he is sad for Charlie, because Charlie doesn’t think is rape…
    I love his anecdotes about his family and filming (and he said pu5sy hehe), LIGHT stuff. He should stay in that territory, “deep” is not for him.
    (my opinion)

  • ladybug

    Aw, our Joel Kinnaman troll is back. Funny thing is, Joel and Alex are friends, so I’m not sure what you’re trying to do here.

  • ka simply amazing

    he like real model

  • penny

    i like alex alot but he totally overplays his service.
    he was in the Army like 8 months or something. not even a year!!

  • viv

    @penny: it’s more like a year and a half, but ur right. still not that long.

  • lafamepoma

    So gorgeous!

  • FameMonster

    @Annalisa: WOW I think that Joel Kinnaman would have made a better Eric than Alex.

  • FameMonster

    @Jen: Joel Kinnaman is in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo coming out December. There both good actors, but Joel is my fav.

  • Lilla

    I doubt he’s jealous of Joel, considering they are friends. Also, it’s required to do military service in Sweden.

  • Cookiecrisps

    He was not in the Army or Navy. He was a Marine-there’s a big difference. In his militry service pic it is very clear that he is a Marine, cuz u can see the uniform.

  • mforman

    Does anyone know when the Mens Journal goes on sale or is it already on sale.
    Thanks in advance for the help.

  • Fraya

    The cover looks gay.

  • Fraya

    The cover looks gay.

  • Fraya

    The cover looks gay.

  • Fraya

    The cover looks gay.

  • Fraya

    The cover looks gay.

  • Fraya

    The cover looks gay.

  • Emma

    The crack Alex addiction kicks in once again.

  • ladybug

    @mforman: September 16 is when it’s available on most newstands.

  • Camille

    I’m bummed I couldn’t find a working stream for TB. I guess I’ll have to wait until tomorrow to watch it.

  • Camille

    New Alex interview. He talks about his upcoming movies.

  • GreenCAT

    SEXY!!!! Yum!

  • Lisa Vogel

    Yummy… :)

  • British Latin American

    People like Kirsten Dunst can be ridiculous. Can’t Aex be funny and studly at the same time?

  • okranet

    he is not handsome

  • Nicole Haus

    I agree: he can be all of those things… Except @ okranet… Lol ur opinion is wrong. Alex is very attractive. VERY

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    look at fr.findfashiontalent suprisely