Alexander Skarsgård, the Swedish actor, recently welcomed a child with girlfriend Tuva Novotny. He is known for his captivating performances and chiseled looks.

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He has acted in several hit movies and TV shows, such as Succession, throughout his career. In this article, we take a look at Skarsgård’s five best movies, along with any awards or nominations he received for them.

Melancholia (2011)

Directed by Lars von Trier, Melancholia stars Skarsgård alongside Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg. The film is a visually stunning exploration of the end of the world, with Skarsgård playing Dunst’s wealthy husband. Skarsgård’s performance was widely praised, and he won the Best Supporting Actor award at the 2011 National Society of Film Critics Awards.

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

In this action-adventure film directed by David Yates, Skarsgård plays the titular character of Tarzan. The film received mixed reviews, but Skarsgård’s performance was praised, particularly for his physicality and on-screen chemistry with co-star Margot Robbie.

Big Little Lies (2017-2019)

While technically not a movie, Skarsgård’s performance in the hit HBO series Big Little Lies cannot be ignored. He plays Perry Wright, the abusive husband of Nicole Kidman’s character. Skarsgård’s portrayal of a violent and manipulative partner earned him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie in 2017.

The Aftermath (2019)

In this romantic war drama, Skarsgård plays a British colonel who is tasked with rebuilding post-World War II Hamburg. He falls in love with a German widow, played by Keira Knightley. While the film received mixed reviews, Skarsgård’s performance was praised, particularly for his chemistry with Knightley.

The Kill Team (2019)

Based on a true story, The Kill Team follows a young soldier in Afghanistan who witnesses and participates in war crimes committed by his platoon. Skarsgård plays the soldier’s father, who is also a veteran. Skarsgård’s performance was praised, particularly for his emotional depth and the complexity he brought to the character.

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Alexander Skarsgård has given several outstanding performances in his career, with his work in Melancholia, Big Little Lies, and The Kill Team being particularly noteworthy. He has won several awards and nominations for his work, including a Primetime Emmy Award and a National Society of Film Critics Award. Skarsgård’s talent and versatility as an actor continue to impress audiences and critics alike.