Famous Swedish Actors

Find out more about the greatest Swedish Actors, including Alicia Vikander, Dolph Lundgren, Stellan Skarsgård, Max von Sydow and Rebecca Ferguson.

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 1 Alexander Skarsgård

Alexander Skarsgard.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 2 Bill Skarsgard

Bill Skarsgard.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 9, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vällingby, Stockholm, Sweden

Swedish actor Bill Skarsgård is best known for portraying Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the supernatural horror film It. Even though he has acted in a few comedy films, he prefers roles in horror films. The son of actor Stellan Skarsgård, he was introduced to acting at a young age and decided to follow in his father’s footsteps.

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 3 Stellan Skarsgård

Stellan Skarsgård.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 13, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gothenburg

One of the most decorated and popular Swedish actors of all time, Stellan Skarsgård has made quite an impact in Hollywood. Skarsgård is also known for his interesting take on religion. A non-religious artist, he condemns the Bible and the Quran as violent. In 2009, he joined other non-religious personalities in writing an article explaining the importance of secularity.

 4 Dolph Lundgren

Dolph Lundgren.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 3, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Spånga

Swedish actor, Dolph Lundgre,n is mainly known as an action hero. He gained recognition with the 1985 Hollywood film Rocky IV and then went on to do many action and thriller movies like Joshua Tree, Showdown in Little Tokyo, Bridge of Dragons, Universal Soldier, Diamond Dogs and The Expendables. He has also directed several films like Missionary Man and Icarus.

 5 Joel Kinnaman

Joel Kinnaman.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 25, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stockholm

Joel Kinnaman is an actor who holds Swedish and American citizenships. He has played important roles in popular films like RoboCop and Suicide Squad. He has also been a household name in the United States for many years with portrayals of prominent roles in TV series like House of Cards.

 6 Gustaf Skarsgard

Gustaf Skarsgard
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Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: November 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 7 Peter Stormare

Peter Stormare.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Arbrå, Gävleborg County
Actor, musician, and theater director Peter Stormare is best known as John Abruzzi from Prison Break. He has also appeared in films such as Minority Report, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and Fargo. He is also a skilled voice actor who has appeared in video games such as Destiny.
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 8 Valter Skarsgård

Valter Skarsgård.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 25, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Swedish actor Valter Skarsgård, son of iconic actor Stellan Skarsgard, is known for films such as Portkod 1321 and Black Lake. Fans loved him as Jon in the Arn movie franchise and TV series. He also live-streams video games such as Rainbow Six: Siege and Rocket League on Twitch.

 9 Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman.
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Famous As: Director & Actor
Birthdate: July 14, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden
Died: July 30, 2007

Ingmar Bergman was a Swedish filmmaker and screenwriter. Widely regarded as one of the most influential and accomplished filmmakers of all time, Ingmar Bergman continues to serve as an inspiration for filmmakers like Woody Allen. His work has also influenced other prominent directors like Martin Scorsese, Thomas Vinterberg, and Richard Ayoade.

 10 Michael Nyqvist

Michael Nyqvist.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: June 27, 2017
Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist is best remembered as Daniel Daréus from the Academy Award for Foreign Language Film-nominated movie As It Is in Heaven. He also played significant roles in the series Beck and Millennium, and the film Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. He died of lung cancer at 56.

 11 Fredrik Eklund

Fredrik Eklund
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Famous As: Adult Film Star, Actor, Entrepreneur, Novelist
Birthdate: April 26, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm

 12 Ola Rapace

Ola Rapace
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tyresö Municipality

 13 Svante Thunberg

Svante Thunberg.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boo, Sweden

Svante Thunberg is a Swedish actor, producer, and writer. He is married to opera singer Malena Ernman and has two daughters, Greta and Beata. Greta is a prominent climate activist, who first rose to worldwide prominence when she initiated the school strike for climate. Svante accompanies his daughter on her sailing expeditions to UN climate summits. 

 14 Mikael Persbrandt

Mikael Persbrandt
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 25, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jakobsberg

 15 Matias Padin Varela

Matias Padin Varela
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 23, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 16 David Dencik

David Dencik
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 31, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm

 17 Sverrir Gudnason

Sverrir Gudnason
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lund, Skåne län, Sweden

 18 Sture Bergwall

Sture Bergwall
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: April 26, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Falun

 19 David Lagercrantz

David Lagercrantz
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Famous As: Writer, Journalist, Biographer
Birthdate: September 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Solna Municipality

 20 Tomas Alfredson

Tomas Alfredson
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Famous As: Film director, Screenwriter, Film editor, Actor, Director
Birthdate: April 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lidingö

 21 Bo Svenson

Bo Svenson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden

 22 Malik Bendjelloul

Malik Bendjelloul
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Famous As: Actor, Film director, Journalist, Screenwriter
Birthdate: September 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ystad
Died: May 13, 2014

 23 Björn Gustafsson

Björn Gustafsson
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Famous As: Comedian, Actor
Birthdate: February 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sweden

 24 Krister Henriksson

Krister Henriksson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 12, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Grisslehamn

 25 John Ausonius

John Ausonius
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: July 12, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lidingö

 26 Victor Sjöström

Victor Sjöström
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: September 20, 1879
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Årjäng, Sweden
Died: January 3, 1960

 27 Nils Asther

Nils Asther
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Famous As: Stage actor, Film actor
Birthdate: January 17, 1897
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen
Died: October 19, 1981

 28 Jacob Wallenberg

Jacob Wallenberg
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Banker
Birthdate: January 13, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stockholm

 29 Erland Josephson

Erland Josephson
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Famous As: Film director, Writer, Screenwriter, Stage actor, Film actor, Director
Birthdate: June 15, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockholm
Died: February 25, 2012

 30 Gunnar Björnstrand

Gunnar Björnstrand
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 13, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: May 26, 1986

 31 Kåre Hedebrant

Kåre Hedebrant
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Famous As: actor
Birthdate: June 28, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stockholm

 32 Sven-Bertil Taube

Sven-Bertil Taube
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: November 24, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stockholm

 33 Sven Wollter

Sven Wollter
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
Died: November 10, 2020

 34 Mauritz Stiller

Mauritz Stiller
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: July 17, 1883
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: November 18, 1928

 35 Bo Widerberg

Bo Widerberg
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Famous As: Swedish director
Birthdate: June 8, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Malmö, Sweden
Died: May 1, 1997

 36 Gösta Ekman

Gösta Ekman
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 28, 1890
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: January 12, 1938

 37 Hassan Brijany

Hassan Brijany
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 12, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Iran
Died: July 22, 2020

 38 Tord Peterson

Tord Peterson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: January 11, 2021

 39 Nicklas Soderblom

Nicklas Soderblom
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1968 AD
Birthplace: Sweden

 40 Lasse Åberg

Lasse Åberg
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Famous As: Actor Director
Birthdate: May 5, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hofors, Sweden

 41 Stefan Sauk

Stefan Sauk
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 6, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 42 Andreas Cahling

Andreas Cahling
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Famous As: Actor Bodybuilders
Birthdate: 1952 AD
Birthplace: Sweden

 43 Reine Brynolfsson

Reine Brynolfsson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden

 44 Shanti Roney

Shanti Roney
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Spånga, Stockholm Municipality, Sweden

 45 Reuben Sallmander

Reuben Sallmander
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: February 11, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 46 Gustaf Hammarsten

Gustaf Hammarsten
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 2, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 47 Magnus Krepper

Magnus Krepper
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 10, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Norrköping, Sweden

 48 Mats Bergman

Mats Bergman
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 5, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden

 49 Stig Larsson

Stig Larsson
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Famous As: Writer Director
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Skellefteå, Sweden

 50 Oliver Ingrosso

Oliver Ingrosso
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Famous As: DJ, Actor
Birthdate: December 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden