EXCLUSIVE: CAA has signed award-winning actor Stellan Skarsgård.
Since gaining critical acclaim in the César award-winning 1996 film Breaking the Waves from Lars von Trier, Skarsgård continued on to have a phenomenal career in such franchises as Marvel’s The Avengers and Thor, Universal’s Mamma Mia! and Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean.
The Swedish actor’s 1997 turn in Miramax’s Oscar winner Good Will Hunting went on to earn him a European Film Award (which also counted for his role in Steven Spielberg’s Amistad) and a SAG cast ensemble nomination. Skarsgård’s work with von Trier spans six films; their most recent collaboration being Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 in 2013.
Other career highlights include The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Cinderella. In television, Skarsgård received standout reviews for his starring role in Abi Morgan’s six-part BBC series River.
He recently completed work on the future-world drama Last Words, written and director by Jonathan Nossiter, opposite Nick Nolte, and also shot Hans Peter Molland and Maria Molland’s Out Stealing Horses, an adaptation of the similarly-titled novel by Per Petterson.
Skarsgård can next be seen in HBO’s limited series Chernobyl, written and executive produced by Craig Mazin, which premieres next year.
Skarsgård continues to be represented by Oriana Elia at Curtis Brown. He was previously represented by ICM.