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Alexander Skarsgard: Hamptons Film Festival's Breakthrough Performer!

Alexander Skarsgard: Hamptons Film Festival's Breakthrough Performer!

Alexander Skarsgard poses with Emily Browning at the press room at the Maidstone Inn during the 2011 Hamptons International Film Festival on Saturday (October 15) in East Hampton, New York.

The 35-year-old actor was chosen as one of the film festival’s Breakthrough Performers and participated on a panel with his fellow honorees.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Alexander Skarsgard

Alex was joined on the panel by Emily, Shailene Woodley, Anton Yelchin, Ezra Miller, and others.

The night before, Alex attended the premiere of his film Melancholia at the film festival.

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Credit: Brad Barket, Fernando Leon; Photos: Picture Group
Posted to: Alexander Skarsgard, Anton Yelchin, Emily Browning, Shailene Woodley

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  • Alexia

    Yay! Go Alex!

  • Tina

    Wow he looks huge next to Emily. Love you Alex!

  • Jen

    He is wearing the hell out of that shirt!! Yummy!!

  • Nana

    On the other pictures he looked so tired… now he looks relax haha

  • Tina

    The first set of pics were from yesterday right after he arrived from Sweden. These pics are from today. Looks like Alex got some rest.

  • chelle

    DAMN!!! Talented and gorgeous not to mention great personality …what more can you ask for???

  • Lilla

    Go Alex!! Making Sweden proud & looking hot doing it!

  • http://twda slig o lambert^______^ cute

    you can do

  • http://tda slig o lambert^_____^cute

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    You can do

  • HerCalledTheRain

    oh my gosh! Alex and Emily! i love them both! Emily looks so good here. I adore her personal style, such a lovely outfit


    don’t read if you don’t wanna know! *spoiler* Quess who won the best horror actor award 2011 :

  • Hanna

    I’m sorry if I sound totally stupid now, but why are there always comments that say: ”you can do” and why have they always bad rating?

    appreciate answer :)

  • Marlo


    That’s because those people are trolls and like to post random nonsense.

  • cathy

    It’s amazing what can happen when you no longer are dating someone who just drags you down.

  • SmackDatB

    More like got some booty.

  • lafamepoma

    Very handsome, travelling to Sweden was a good idea for seeing his family/friends. He’s more relaxed.

  • ladybug

    Even Dr. Who is a fanboy:
    HM: Did you have a particular moment at Comic-Con where you just geeked out?
    Smith: I met the guys from “True Blood,” and I was like, ‘Whoa.’ I love the show. I did a panel with them and was just trying to remain cool. Alex Skarsgard must think I’m a complete loser because I was like, ‘I love you, I love you, oh my god!”

  • Marlo

    It’s so good that his career is back on track since he got rid of the 95 lb albatross.

  • bleecker street

    Cheers to that, Marlo! It is good…and the fandom did rejoice! This is where he should have been a year and a half ago. He’s a little late to the party, but you know what they say. Glad he showed up, and so very glad he’s being recognized. He’s such a talented guy.

  • ladybug
  • Nory

    Gigantic creepy guy.

  • Canuck

    Mmmmmm, some award winning Swedish delight :)

  • Katie


  • Village

    Am I the only one who thinks this is January Jones’ baby daddy?

  • Marlo


    Yes, you are. Coming from his background with such a strong sense of family, I can’t see him not telling the world it’s his child.

  • Canuck

    @Marlo: Exactly.

  • ladybug
  • ladybug

    “I signed a six-year contract, so they have the option to keep me for those six years if they want.”

    If you decided to leave at the end of your contract, they’d have to find a way to kill off your character—but he’s already dead..

    “You sound so disappointed! Were you expecting me to show up like Bruce Willis, all guns blazing, and shoot the planet and get the girl?”

    Would that have been too much to ask?

  • ladybug
  • Cafélady

    @ladybug: well…really in Rio?? I mean, in the interview-link you’ve posted for yourself, one could get an other impression…just saying…

    ->”In the next two days, he’ll fly to Stockholm for a week of rest, and then to Louisiana to start production on The East with Brit Marling, Ellen Page, and Patricia Clarkson. When that wraps, he’ll head straight back into the sexy, sordid world….”<-

    …do you know what I mean?? I’ve got the impression that this interview was after or during the HIFF, so….but I could be wrong, of course…

    Talking about TB S5….I think, it’s a good idea to give eric a “sister”, if they will write it good, then this could be interesting to see it, may be. Not sure what I should think about this “salomé”-thing at this point…
    Only one thing is obviously for sure – they apparently want to go away more and more from the original story, I suppose. But I have the little suspicion not everyone will like this – especially the “bookies”.

  • Marlo

    He IS in Rio. Stellan is filming a tv show there for the next month. Good that he’s getting some down time without being papped excessively.

    gabesimas Gabe Simas
    Vampiro Eric já está entre nos.
    17 Oct
    Google Translate:

    Vampire Eric is already among us.

    Essa vai para os fãs de True Blood. O ator sueco Alexander Skarsgard, que vive o vampiro Eric Northman, está em terras tupiniquins. Na série, ele disputa o amor de Sookie Stackhouse (interpretada por Anna Paquin) com o vampiro Bill Compton (papel de Stephen Moyer).

    Alexander chegou nesse domingo ao Rio de Janeiro e vai ficar uma semana na cidade hospedado no Copacabana Palace. Vale lembrar que, além da série da HBO, Alexander também atuou ao lado deKirsten Dunst no filme Melancolia, do diretor dinamarquês Lars von Trier.

    Após dois anos de relacionamento com a atriz Kate Bosworth, em junho deste ano, o casal se separou e Alexander está solteiro.

    Google Translation:

    That goes for fans of True Blood. The Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgard, who playsvampire Eric Northman, is Tupiniquins land. In the series, he played the love of SookieStackhouse (played by Anna Paquin) and vampire Bill Compton (played by StephenMoyer).

    Alexander arrived on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro and will stay one week in the city staying at the Copacabana Palace. Remember that, in addition to the HBO series, Alexander alsostarred opposite Kirsten Dunst in the film Melancholia, the Danish director Lars von Trier.

    After two-year relationship with actress Kate Bosworth in June this year, the couple separated and Alexander’s single.

  • Cafélady

    @Marlo: oh…well…interesting. Thanx for the reply and for the effort to post the translate. :) Like I said, interesting. Do you happen to know what project it is exactly, which stellan is working for?? And do you have possibly the source (an english source) for this info too?? I haven’t heard/read something about it up to now (which must not mean anything, of course).

    So if it’s really true that he is in Rio now, than I wish him a lot of fun there and that he may be can have a little relaxation plus (hopefully) the possibility to enjoy a little time with his people. :)
    I think he deserve a little free time (especially with the possibility that he can be a bit out of reach of the pap’s ;) like you already mentioned too), after all obviously he worked a lot in the last time.

  • Cafélady

    @Marlo: Oh, and I forgot to add, in the bulletmedia interview it just sounded a little different…I mean, like I wrote, one could get the impression in it, that he got planned to go to stockholm…that’s why I’m asked for the Rio info again.

  • Marlo


    Yw! Perhaps he was set to go back to Stockholm but changed plans later.

  • Cafélady

    @Marlo: well…that’s good possible. Thanx for the link.
    Interesting project. It seems like he (Stellan) like roles as in this future tv-series (not only such roles of course).

    I mean, years ago (2007) he made a (swedish) series called “Arn- Tempelriddaren”, a movie respectively, with an similar background plot (I mean, about the ways of religion especially christianity and how it become more and more influence and power). The movie/series is based on the novel of the swedish author Jan Guillou and tells a story about the sweden of the middle-ages and the first steps of christianity in sweden. Or the beginning of the influence of christianity in sweden, respectively.

    Unfortunately, I hadn’t the possibility to watch it up to now. Because in Germany it was been only released on dvd, and I have a little problems to loan it here. But this is one point of my personal “to do list” for watching movies/tv-series definitely. I hope I can watch it in the next time.
    Btw. Alex’ younger brother Gustaf plays in it too, and -as far as I know- his other younger brother Bill. So it was really almost a family-project already! :)

  • ladybug

    @Cafélady: Or didn’t feel like telling the public that he was going, to try and avoid too much advance notice for fans and paps who might want to hang out the hotel.
    Marlo, Stellan’s working with Joaquim de Almeida, who I love watching. Pity he and Alex and Viggo Mortensen couldn’t do a movie together, they doesn’t even have to be a plot.

  • Marlo


    I saw Arn. Here’s a link with English subs. SHHHH!!!!!!

  • Kim

    I love Alex Skarsgard. I will go see ANYTHING he is in. YUM.

  • Camille

    Le sigh! I went to NYC for a week, and that was the week he wasn’t there. Well, he was there for two days but nowhere near where I was. Crap! Now he’s in Rio? That man gets the flier points for sure. When does filming on the East start if he’s in Rio for a week? I thought they were supposed to start in October.

  • ladybug

    @Camille: I hope you had fun in NYC anyway, even without catching a glimpse of the Viking.
    The East is scheduled to start filming on November 2.

  • Camille

    I did have a good time, except I caught a cold, which isn’t fun on your birthday. I’m sure a dose of Alex might have helped, but alas it wasn’t in the cards.
    Wow, that’s ending quite late. They mustn’t be filming TB until mid Dec then. Unless they start a few days earlier, and he doesn’t have to be on set right away. Maybe they can film the other actors for a bit.

  • Canuck

    @Camille: Happy belated birthday!

  • ladybug

    @Camille: Belated happy birthday!
    I wonder if some of the delay in annoucing his role was due to his working out his schedule.I suspect they’ll try and get his stuff for The East done before filming ends and start his stuff for TB a little later than everyone else.

  • Camille

    Thanks Canuck!
    It’s probably the case that they were ironing out the start and end dates to work within the confines of his TB schedule. With his recent comments about missing out on some projects because of scheduling it seems that he’s very aware he can only take about 2-3 roles that are shorter from July-Nov.

  • Cafélady

    @Marlo: #37 Thanx for the link!

  • Canuck

    @Camille: Damn, you really should have had a Skarshug for your Bday. Hope you had a good time!

  • Cafélady

    @ladybug: #36 Good point! Yes you could be right, may be this was an “tactical manoeuvre” :)…and should this be the case here, I think it would be understandable. Like I said, he deserves a little free time and especially a little timeout of the pap’s and so on…
    I think mostly he enjoys his popularity and having fans and so on…but I could imagine that sometimes it is even for an patient person like him a bit much…

  • Cafélady

    @Camille: What a pity…sometimes it’s jinxed! But may be it will happen anytime else with the Skarshug, anyhow I would be pleased about it for you then! :) I hope you had a good time anyway (even with this nasty cold) in NYC and on your Birthday.

  • Camille

    It would have been nice to get a Skarshug on my b’day. I’m sure it would have made my cold just disappear.

    Sadly it wasn’t meant to be. Maybe next time! Thanks anyway, I did have a pretty decent time.

  • Macy

    Alexander was photographed in Brazil while visiting his dad. Don’t like what’s going on with his hair but the rest looks great.