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March 18, 2010
Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard is proud of his son, True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard, calling Alex, 33, “wiser, more beautiful and better than I was.”
That’s high praise coming from Stellan, 58, himself a respected actor who has starred in numerous films, including Good Will Hunting (1997), Ronin (1998), Pirates of the Caribbean (2006 & 2007), Mamma Mia! (2008) and Angels & Demons (2009).
‘WHY CAN’T YOU BE A NORMAL DAD?’
Growing up, Stellan says his six kids (including Alexander) wished he were more like other dads who had “normal jobs.”
“At a certain age they thought it was so embarrassing [that I was an actor],” the elder Skarsgård tells Good Evening Norway.
He recalls: “When Alexander was 7, he asked me, ‘Why can not you be like a normal dad? Why can’t you work with computers and run Saab?” They wanted me to be like all the other dads.”
Now, there are four actors in the Skarsgård family: Alexander and his brothers Gustaf, 30, Sam, 28, and Bill, 20. Of his actor sons, doting dad Stellan says, “They’re wiser, more handsome and better than I was, so there is a clear evolutionary process that is underway.”
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