became a surprise hit and made the young actor, still only 13 years old, a national celebrity.Unlike most teenage boys who would be thrilled to become famous, Skarsgard was put off. "When people stare at you and you read about yourself in papers — at 13 it just got very confusing.In 1989, the lead role in the Swedish television production Hunden som log (The Dog That Smiled) made him famous in Sweden at the age of thirteen.Uncomfortable with being recognized, he quit acting for the next seven years.A friend of his father, who was a director, gave Skarsgård his first film role when he was seven years old.He played Kalle Nubb in Åke och hans värld (Åke and His World).But they spent those 15 months hanging out drinking and smoking pot. I wanted to see what it would do to me to go through all of this." During his 15 months in the marines, he trained in hand-to-hand combat, small-squad battle tactics and anti-sabotage attacks. "A lot of the guys I served with wanted to be James Bond, whereas I was a hippie.
Most of my friends didn't do military service.It was kind of scary." Skarsgard spent six months mostly partying at Leeds until, he says, "These thoughts came up — what do I want to do with my life?Acting came up again and I thought maybe I should give it a last go."Skarsgard moved to New York City to study theater for a year at Marymount Manhattan College and then returned to his native country to resume his acting career.That being said, it's still the Swedish marines. There's a new impossibly attractive True Blood spin-off couple in town, and they'll see your olive- skinned swarthiness and raise you Nordic blonde perfection. News is reporting that Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie are rumored to be dating after being spotted making out at a party at the Sundance Film Festival over the weekend.The show was shot over seven intense months in Namibia, South Africa and Mozambique.