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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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  • ladybug

    @Macy: His hair is a little goofy in those pics.
    I tried to post those last night but kept getting error messages. JJ needs to upgrade his servers or something.

  • Marlo
  • Camille

    @ladybug:
    I really don’t like it when he slicks his hair all back like that. He has a big forehead and it just emphasizes it. It also looks like it’s full of gel. I wish he’d just let it go more natural.

  • Canuck

    @Camille: Rio with his Dad… Seawater or hangover hair? Something tells me that those two together might be a sight to see when out and about. ;)

  • Camille

    @Canuck:
    Indeed. It would be hilarious I’m sure. I get the sense the old fart can party and has a wicked dry sense of humour.

  • seeshay

    I saw Arn on DVD — got it via Amazon I think. It was good but kind of hard to follow because I think the DVD is a much cut down version of a longer TV mini series or something. It’s worth seeing if you like historical stuff. I didn’t know anything about early Swedish history so this was all new info to me.

  • ladybug

    @Canuck: I’m wondering if it’s hangover/vacation hair.

  • Canuck

    @Camille: I’ll bet he’s the worst of the lot. :)
    @ladybug: Maybe it’s fell asleep on the beach with a hangover while on vacation hair, good thing I was in the shade? Lol

  • Camille

    @Canuck:
    OMG JJ blocked out f art. Good grief! Yeah, I believe in a recent interview Alex said he couldn’t keep up with his dad while shooting Melancholia.

    @ladybug:
    Probably a bit of both. Maybe he’d had a hat on too.

  • ladybug

    @Camille: Well, looking again at the Hampton photos it’s that way in those as well, and it’s washed. So perhaps it’s at that awkward length where it can’t figure out what to do. I am actually hoping it gets cut for the East, I’ve more a fan of the GK/SD hair length.

  • Camille

    @ladybug:
    Yeah I’m not a big fan of it this long. He doesn’t seem to know how to style it properly. It looks good when he’s in shoots, or on the carpet, but that’s because someone else is doing it for him. It really does look better on him a bit shorter.

  • Cafélady

    @Marlo: #52 Thanx once again!

  • Camille

    Here’s a new fan pic. He looks a little sunburned, but good!

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltf16ksWih1qa2ovmo1_500.jpg

  • Canuck

    @Camille: Getting his fill of sunshine before he has to go vampire white again? How hard must it be to resist temptation when you live somewhere that the sun always shines?

  • ladybug

    @Canuck: Well, he’s got about 6 weeks before TB starts filming and he has to break out the SPF sunblock for vampires, so he’s probably soaking in all that he can.
    It seems that he’s been able to be out and about without being bothered too much, that’s probably a relaxing thing for him. Though, does it make me a bad person to wish that we’d gotten a beach shot of him?

  • Canuck

    @ladybug: Um, no……..
    ;)

    Not sure what the threshold for badness might be as to the number of those shots though, I might possily have zoomed right past it, lol

  • ladybug
  • Camille

    @ladybug:
    Yum! His hair looks way better here.

    @Canuck:
    I think he tans, but I also think he burns pretty easily too.

  • ladybug

    @Camille: He does seem to burn easily.
    I notice the the safety pin is back.
    Another interview:

    http://www.27east.com/news/article.cfm/East-End/402628/Alexander-Skarsgard-And-Erza-Miller-Sit-Down-For-Interviews-At-HIFF

  • Camille

    @ladybug:
    I saw that, it’s been back the last few pics. I think it was back in the Hamptons too.

  • ladybug
  • Cafélady

    @ladybug: #69 I noticed this too (the safety pin), it was the case at the HIFF already (that he wore the old chain again). Seems like as he would wear one day the new necklace and the old one on the other. I suppose the old (chain) must have somehow a very personal meaning for him may be and it was nice from him that he wore the new one (also the fan present that he got recently) sometimes anyway.

  • Macy

    According to some tweets, Alex is at a concert in Brazil. Good to know he’s been relaxing without being mobbed. The translations are kind of weird though.

    Eric Northman just came here at Flying Circus, the show’s Cut Copy!

    OMFG, I knew I had to go this f*cking Cut Copy … aka Eric Alexander Skarsgard of True Blood is in canines and bone there.

    afliceta generalized @ circo_voador with the presence of Eric True Blood

  • Macy

    Here is a video of Alex taking fan pics. Wow, there seems to be a lot of people there, even in Brazil after him. You can see people on the balcony of the hotel staring at him. Poor guy gets mobbed everywhere he goes.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf0Pyz8iP4Y&feature=player_embedded

  • Macy
  • ladybug

    @Macy: He could, but he also doesn’t appear shave when he’s on vacation. I guess we’ll know in a couple of weeks.

  • Canuck

    @ladybug: From the looks of what eveyone is wearing, not really beach weather in Rio. Bummer

  • ladybug

    @Canuck: High of 77 fahrenheit
    http://www.weather.com/weather/today/Rio+de+Janeiro+Brazil+BRXX0201
    But he’s a Swede, he should be able to tolerate it! :)

  • Canuck

    @ladybug: Yeah, but he’ll have nothing to look at! Isn’t the whole point of the beach in Rio the “scenery”? And not necessarily to be it… :)))

  • Canuck

    @ladybug: @Camille: I keep having the urge to mail a new silver clasp and the necessary pliers to his manager. Domyou think it’s just disinterest that’s kept him from getting it fixed, or that maybe the way it broke/was repaired is sentimental?

  • ladybug

    @Canuck: Someone needs to ask that!

  • Canuck

    @ladybug: Yeah, they’d probably use better grammar than I did on that last, lol.

  • Tanter

    Valter is also in Arn. It’s a pure Skarsgård party :) Family friend Joel Kinnaman is also in it. Watching it makes me a bit sad that Alex isn’t it, it’s almost like he’s missing :)

  • Camille

    @Canuck:
    I think he’s just a really laid back guy and it isn’t a high priority for him to get the chain fixed. He figures the safety pin is good enough I guess. I don’t know why he’d keep it broken. I can’t imagine breaking it in a sentimental way, though I can imagine that’s why he keeps a broken chain, because it means something to him.

    Anyway, here is a video of Alex leaving Rio. It’s blurry but he looks like he’s at the airport and the girl is asking him to say goodbye to fans and blow a kiss.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lc8iUpxpZ8&feature=player_embedded

  • Camille
  • ladybug

    @Camille: He’s got a week before filming starts so I’m presuming if he’s not heading to Shreveport immediately it’ll be very soon. This is his third movie to be filmed there. Which I find amusing, since TB is set near there, and they’ve never filmed there.

  • Camille

    @ladybug:
    I was just wondering about NYC because I’m thinking he didn’t take all his stuff with him when he went to Sweden for a week. He seemed to only have one bag at the airport, so maybe he left some clothes behind in NYC? Of course I’m just speculating, he could have just been with a carryon, and another bag checked.

  • ladybug
  • Camille

    @ladybug:
    Not so much about the beard, but it’s possible it’s for the East. Though maybe he’s just taking a break from shaving and hiding his pretty face.

  • ladybug

    @Camille: I am not a fan of the beard either. Hopefully this is just his vacation look.

    OTOH, if this rumor is true I’m pretty sure the beard is gone:
    http://luvtheviking.tumblr.com/post/11921804830/from-twitterland

  • Camille

    @ladybug:
    Kitsch is doing reshoots for sure, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that Alex is. Taylor has been doing them since last week I heard. Alex may have come later, but since he isn’t in the entire movie he may not have to do them at all if they’re reshooting something else.

  • ladybug

    @Camille: That’s why i put it as rumor, I think the twitter post was assuming that it would be both when that wouldn’t necessarily be the case.

  • Camille

    @ladybug:
    Yeah that’s probably true. They seem to do a lot of reshoots for this movie. They had already done one round of it a few months ago, so I wonder if it’s just due to the special effect, or what the case is.

    On another note, Alex’s siblings were in Rio also and went to the concert with him. There are pics of Bill and Eija there too. How cute that they all hung out with the big age difference. My sister is only 6 years older than me, and she treated me like garbage when I was a teenager like Eija is. It’s only in the last few years that she’s been decent. Obviously Alex thinks differently, which is great.

  • ladybug

    @Camille: I love it that they want to get together and can afford to get together.
    I hadn’t been paying attention to reshoots for Battleship. I don’t necessarily take it as a sign that the original shoot was bad, as you said it may be due to special effects or tweaking. IIRC, Lord of the Rings also did extensive reshooting and new shots right before the final cut of each movie.
    I”m just looking for a good popcorn movie out of Battleship.

  • Camille

    @ladybug:
    I think they probably like to visit Stellan when he’s working if they can. It seems they’re all very close, which is really nice to see.
    The reshoots are probably to tweak special effects. Green screen work can be difficult to get the marks in the right places. You can shoot something and then when you send it to the company to add the effects in, it might not work as well as you had originally planned.

  • seeshay

    I’d guess Alex had to go back to LA at least long enough to unpack and repack for Shreveport trip. Even HE can’t live out of a carry-on for like 4 months and 3 different continents, right?? And I bet he’s being careful to stay off radar out there. For many reasons. And I bet he’s seeing the photos of KB hanging all over Polish who is looking ever less thrilled with the whole thing at the recent Burberry event and thinking how glad he is that he wasn’t there.

  • ladybug

    @seeshay: I think the only reason he’d pay attention to what she’s doing is to make sure he doesn’t accidentally run into her. And for that he can probably check in with their shared publicist.

  • mforman

    All I keep thinking is that he is just so thrilled and happy and he looks better and better each time we see him.
    I don’t think he cares about her in the least. The only thing he probably still worries about are her drunken phone calls and texts, and to be honest, I still think she will stalk him when he is back in LA to film True Blood.
    Poor AS, he has to deal with his own personal Fatal Attraction.
    But he has to always keep in mind, he has the greatest family, the best fans, and a career that just wont stop.
    AS I am so glad I have been one of your fans for such a long time, you are so deserving of everything that you have going on now and what is to come.

  • ladybug

    @mforman: I don’t think she drunken texts/calls him because he either blocked her number or changed his. Or both.

  • Camille

    Lainey has an interesting take on KB’s recent Burberry appearance and how MP appears to be playing the game, where Alex didn’t want to be used that way by her. I have to agree with her take on why Alex didn’t show affection. I think he didn’t want it to be used, which she definitely wanted. He’s certainly affectionate with tons of people, but he went out of his way not to do it with her because he probably knew she wanted the paps to get it on film, especially in the US.

    http://www.laineygossip.com/Articles/Details/21686/Kate-Bosworth%E2%80%99s-life-partner-agrees-to-pose-with-her

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