Widely recognized as Floki in the History Channel series Vikings, Gustaf Caspar Orm Skarsgard is a Swedish actor. He is also known for his appearance in movies including, Kon-Tiki, Evil and The Way Back.
He has also received Guldbagge Awards for portraying the character Johan in Kids In da Hood and in 2007 won European Film Academy's Shooting Stars Awards.
Early Life And Education Of Gustaf Skarsgard
Gustaf Skarsgard was born on 12 November 1980 in Stockholm, Sweden to father Stellan Skarsgard, Swedish actor, and his first wife My Skarsgard. He has five siblings, Sam, Bill, Alexander, Valter and Eija.
Skarsgard has two half-brothers Kolbjorn and Ossian from his father's second marriage with Megan Everett. Skarsgard is of Caucasian ethnicity and holds Swedish nationality.
Gustaf Skarsgard's Career
At the early age of nine, Skarsgard made his appearance in the Swedish movie Codename Cog Rouge. He then joined Teaterhogskolan in Stockholm from 1999-2003. Later, Skarsgard attended the Royal Dramatic Theatre.
He has portrayed in various Shakespeare's, Soderberg's and Chekov's work both on Stockholm City Theatre and Royal Dramatic Theatre. In 2003 Gustaf Skarsgard made his appearance in the movie Evil and in 2008 in Patrick 1.5.
Skarsgard was nominated for both of his appearance at Guldbagge Awards as Best Supporting Actor and Best Leading Actor. He received the award for his credit in Forortsungar.
In 2012, Gustaf Skarsgard joined the cast of Vikings as Floki, the shipbuilder. The series has a good rating of 8.6 on IMDb. He appeared in the series alongside Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen and Jessalyn Gilsig among others.
Skarsgard's other famous acting credit includes,
|Year||Movie and T.V series||Role||IMDB rating|
|2008||Patrick Age 1.5||Goran Skoogh||6.9|
|2010||The Way Back||Voss||7.3|
Gustaf Skarsgard's Net worth
Gustaf Skarsgard earns a good amount of money from his career as an actor. Till date, he has made his appearance in various television series and movies. As of 2018, Skarsgard's total net worth is estimated to be $40 million.
Some of his hit movies and television series includes, Arn: Tempelriddaren(earned $21,287,566 worldwide), The Way Back($20,348,249), Kon-Tiki($22,842,887). He also earns $400k per episode for his portrayal as Floki in the hit series Vikings.
Skarsgard also owns a luxury mansion in Los Angeles worth $4 million. The house consists of a swimming pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, and Home Cinema. He also owns Audi A8($70,000), and a dog named Cooper.
Gustaf Skarsgard's Personal Life
Gustaf Skarsgard seems to be single currently. Previously he was in a relationship with actress Hanna Alstrom. The couple dated from 1999 and separated in 2005. Since then Gustaf Skarsgard has not been spotted with anyone and there are no rumors regarding his present affairs.
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by ab-sabin, 15 Apr, 2018