The Little Drummer Girl

Alexander Skarsgård

Alexander Skarsgård is one of Hollywood's most in-demand actors on both the big and small screens and maintains a fearless pursuit of challenging roles, evolving with each new project. Last year Skarsgård won the Emmy®, Golden Globe, Critics Choice and Screen Actors Guild awards for his haunting portrayal of Perry on HBO'S Emmy®-winning mini-series Big Little Lies, starring opposite Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon. Skarsgård was most recently seen in two projects making their world premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival. First, he stars opposite Jesse Eisenberg and Salma Hayek in The Hummingbird Project, a thriller about two scheming cousins (Eisenberg and Skarsgård) who try to build a thousand-mile-long, four-inch-wide tunnel from Kansas to New Jersey that will give them a one-millisecond edge on transactions at the New York Stock Exchange. He also stars in Jeremy Saulnier's Hold the Dark about a naturalist who is summoned to a remote Alaskan village to uncover a harrowing mystery. The film will be released by Netflix on September 28. Next year, Skarsgård will star opposite Keira Knightley and Jason Clarke in the period drama The Aftermath for Fox Searchlight, which will open April 26; Flarsky opposite Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen, which Lionsgate will release June 7; and independent film The Kill Team. Recent credits include Warner Bros' The Legend of Tarzan directed by David Yates; Duncan Jones' Mute opposite Paul Rudd; War on Everyone opposite Michael Pena; the critically acclaimed Sundance hit Diary of a Teenage Girl alongside Kristen Wiig and Bel Powley; Lars von Trier's Melancholia opposite Kirsten Dunst; What Maisie Knew opposite Julianne Moore; Hidden opposite Andrea Riseborough; Disconnect opposite Jason Bateman; The Giver opposite Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep; The East opposite Brit Marling and Ellen Page; and Universal's Battleship opposite Taylor Kitsch and Rihanna. Skarsgård's breakthrough performance was in the critically acclaimed HBO series Generation Kill. He later rose to fame as one of the leads in the popular HBO series True Blood, which finished its successful seven-season run in 2014.