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MVP of the Month: Alexander Skarsgard

posted by Nell Minow

“True Blood’s” Alexander Skarsgård is in three movies opening up within a few weeks of each other, demonstrating impressive range.  In “Disconnect” he plays a young husband whose grief over the death of his baby has made him feel isolated and helpless.  In “Earth” he plays the charismatic leader of an off-the-grid group of rebels against corporations that harm people or the environment and the executives who run them.  And in “What Maisie Knew,” a contemporary update of a book by Henry James, he plays a bartender who unexpectedly finds himself the stepfather of the title character.alexander-skarsgard-1_180178-1280x1024

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Skarsgård is the son of Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård (“Good Will Hunting”).  His first US role was in “Zoolander.”  He later appeared in “Generation Kill” and in Lady Gaga’s music video for “Paparazzi.”  His next film is “Hidden,” with Alexandra Riseborough, who also appeared in “Disconnect.”

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