Stellan has been friends with Peter Stormare since 1976.
In 1998, Stellan was nominated for a SAG Award for his work in the movie Good Will Hunting. The category was Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture.
Stellan's wife My Skarsgård is a doctor.
Stellan released the single "Bombi Bitt/Ler Mot Dej" in 1968, of which he is very ashamed today.
Stellan is 6'4" (1.93 m).
Stellan's breakthrough in Hollywood came 1996 with Lars von Trier's movie Breaking the Waves where he starred opposite newcomer Emily Watson.
Stellans first appearance on television was in 1968 when he had the title role in the Swedish TV-series Bombi Bitt Och Jag. It made him a star.
Stellan has six children with My: Alexander Skarsgård (born 1976), Gustaf Skarsgård (born 1980), Sam Skarsgård (born 1982), Bill Skarsgård (born 1990), Eija Skarsgård (born 1992) and Valter Skarsgård (born 1995).
Stellan has been married to his wife My Skarsgård since 1975.
Peter Stormare is Stellan Skarsgård's son's godfather.
Stellan will appear in the 2006 movie Dead Man's Chest, the sequel to Pirates of The Carabean.
He was considered for the role of Oskar Schindler in Schindler's List.
Stellan Skarsgård: Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist.
Stellan Skarsgård: In Hollywood you got work around you all the time. You can't get a taxi without that the driver hand you a script. Where I live (in Sweden) people still read books that can't be made into film.
Stellan Skarsgård: It takes a long time to make me beautiful, but it goes fast to make me ugly.
Stellan Skarsgård: There is no overacting, only untrue acting.
Stellan Skarsgård: I'm not religious or anything, but to me it's great fun and it's nice to have a lot of kids. They take care of each other.
Stellan Skarsgård(on his first time on stage): I played a heap of snow in a school play. I was under a sheet, and crawled out when spring came. I often say I'll never reach the same artistic level again.