35 years ago today, Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård was born a tiny, blond specimen in Stockholm, Sweden to actor Stellan Skarsgård and his “malm,” My Skarsgård. (Her actual name.) His first breakout role was in Sweden at the age of 13, in a television show called Hunden som log, which loosely translates into The Dog That Smiled. Which, if the title can be believed, is likely the best thing to ever come out of Sweden. OK, second best. Wait! Third. (Ikea.)
After moving to America, he spent the next 7 or so years simultaneously downing Orange Mocha Frappuccinos and doing sit-ups, before biting it big stateside as Eric Northman, a “1000-year-old Viking vampire sheriff” on the HBO show True Blood. He has also recently been inducted into the Ångstrom Håll Of Fåme (not a real place).
Also I shook his hand at Coachella and my hand turned into a slim jim due to his sheer strennnth and hotness.
Today marks the 35th year of his life. So, to celebrate the birth of this God amongst Svens, we present to you the Ultimate Alexander Skarsgard GIF Wall, courtesy of BWE’s official GIFographer Lauren Deiman.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SKÅRSY