Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈbɪlː ˈskɑ̌ːʂɡoːɖ] (listen); born 9 August 1990) is a Swedish actor, producer, director, writer, voice actor, and model. He is best known for portraying Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the supernatural horror films It (2017) and It Chapter Two (2019), based on Stephen King's novel of the same name. He is also known for his portrayal of Keith Toshko in Barbarian (2022).
Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård
9 August 1990
|Family||Alexander Skarsgård (brother)|
Gustaf Skarsgård (brother)
Valter Skarsgård (brother)
Skarsgård has also appeared in the comedy Simple Simon (2010), the dystopian thriller The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016), the espionage thriller Atomic Blonde (2017), the comedy-horror Villains (2019), the drama Nine Days (2020), and the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Eternals (2021). He starred in the supernatural horror series Hemlock Grove (2013–2015) and the anthology horror series Castle Rock (2018–2019). He played the lead role in the Netflix series Clark (2022).
Skarsgård was born on 9 August 1990 in Vällingby, Sweden, the son of actor Stellan Skarsgård and doctor My Skarsgård. He has seven siblings: Alexander, Gustaf, Valter (all actors), as well as Sam, Eija, Ossian, and Kolbjörn. Ossian and Kolbjörn are half-brothers from Stellan Skarsgård's remarriage to Megan Everett.
In 2011, Skarsgård was nominated for a Guldbagge Award for his leading role as Simon in Simple Simon. At the age of 21, he won the European Film Academy's Shooting Stars Award in 2012. Beginning in 2013, Skarsgård played the role of Roman Godfrey in the Netflix original Hemlock Grove.
Skarsgård played Matthew in the science fiction thriller The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016), his first major American film. He played horror villain Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the 2017 film It and reprised the role in the 2019 sequel.
Skarsgård was a series regular on 2018's Castle Rock, as a young man with an unusual legal problem. That same year, he portrayed Zeitgeist in Deadpool 2. In 2020, he played Mateo in episode 4 of AMC's anthology series Soulmates. In 2021, he voiced the main antagonist Kro in Eternals.
Skarsgård will play an undisclosed role in John Wick: Chapter 4. He is set to lead the reboot of The Crow directed by Rupert Sanders. He has been cast as Count Orlok in the upcoming remake of Nosferatu.
|2000||White Water Fury||Klasse|
|2007||Spending the Night||Victor||Short film|
|2008||Pigan brinner!||Tonårs-Nosferatu||Short film|
|Arn – The Kingdom at Road's End||Erik|
|Behind Blue Skies||Martin|
|2011||The Crown Jewels||Richard Persson|
|Simon & the Oaks||Simon|
|2012||Anna Karenina||Captain Makhotin|
|A Stone Appears||Man||Short Film|
|Do You Like The Taste of Beer||Man||Short Film|
|It||Pennywise the Dancing Clown||Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain|
Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best Villain
|Moomins and the Winter Wonderland||Moomintroll (voice)|||
|Deadpool 2||Axel Cluney / Zeitgeist|
|It Chapter Two||Pennywise the Dancing Clown|
|The Devil All the Time||Willard Russell|
|Eternals||Kro||Voice and motion capture|
|2022||Barbarian||Keith Toshko||Also executive producer|
|2023||John Wick: Chapter 4||Marquis|
|TBA||Boy Kills World||Boy||Post-production|
|The Crow||Eric Draven / The Crow||Post-production|
|2002||Laura Trenter – Dad, the Policeman||Tony||2 episodes|
|2009||Livet i Fagervik||Mårten||1 episode|
|2013–2015||Hemlock Grove||Roman Godfrey||Main role|
|2018–2019||Castle Rock||Henry Deaver / The Kid (season 1)
The Angel (season 2)
|2022||Clark||Clark Olofsson||Main role|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2011||Simple Simon||Guldbagge Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in an International Feature Film – Leading Young Actor||Nominated|
|2012||Himself||Berlin International Film Festival||Shooting Stars Award||Won|
|2017||It||Fright Meter Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Won|
|Seattle Film Critics Awards||Best Villain||Nominated|
|2018||It||Saturn Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|||
|MTV Movie & TV Awards||Best Villain||Nominated|||
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Villain||Nominated|
|2020||It Chapter Two||Fright Meter Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|Best Ensemble Cast||Won|
- On my radar: Bill Skarsgård's culturala highlights; The Guardian, 20 July 2014
- Lindholm, Peter (22 March 2009). "Bill Skarsgård: Stellan är min största förebild". Metro International. Archived from the original on 21 September 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
- "Stellans exfru talar ut om missbruket". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
- "Skarsgård-barnen – så lever de i dag". Expressen. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
- Pehanick, Maggie. "Meet Bill Skarsgard, the Guy Terrorizing You as Pennywise". POPSUGAR Celebrity. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
- "BILL SKARSGÅRD SELECTED AS SHOOTING STAR 2012 – TrustNordisk". Trustnordisk.com. Archived from the original on 29 September 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
- ""HERO 11: Shift Zero"". Archived from the original on 6 July 2014.
- Close, Murray. "Bill Skarsgård portrays Matthew in The Divergent Series: Allegiant". Edmontonjournal.com. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
- Kit, Borys; Siegel, Tatiana (2 June 2016). "Stephen King's 'It' Adaptation Finds Its Pennywise the Clown (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
- Wagmeister, Elizabeth (10 July 2017). "'It' Star Bill Skarsgård Joins Stephen King Hulu Series 'Castle Rock'". Variety.com. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
- Sharf, Zack (27 April 2018). "Bill Skarsgård Makes 'Deadpool 2' Debut: 'It' Actor Confirmed as X-Force Mutant Zeitgeist — First Look". Indiewire. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
- "Bill Skarsgard: I Dare you to Watch Clark". Radio Times.
- Kroll, Justin (1 April 2022). "'The Crow': Bill Skarsgard Tapped To Play Eric Draven In New Reimagining From Rupert Sanders". Deadline Hollywood.
- Kroll, Justin (30 September 2022). "Bill Skarsgard & Lily-Rose Depp To Star In 'Nosferatu', Robert Eggers' Follow-Up To 'Northman' For Focus". Deadline. Retrieved 1 October 2022.
- "Bill Skarsgård to become a father". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
- "Bebislycka för Bill Skarsgård och Alida Morberg". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
- "Bill Skarsgard Joins Alicia Vikander in Voice Cast for 'Moomins' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
- BSL [@bigscreenleaks] (18 October 2021). "#Kro will NOT be played by Dan Stevens in #Eternals. He's played by Bill Skarsgård. t.co/XP8kd3uA6U" (Tweet) (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 18 October 2021. Retrieved 19 October 2021 – via Twitter.
- Kroll, Justin (1 April 2022). "'The Crow': Bill Skarsgard Tapped To Play Eric Draven In New Reimagining From Rupert Sanders". Deadline. Retrieved 4 April 2022.
- "'The Crow' reboot, starring Bill Skarsgård as Eric Draven, wraps production in Prague". The Prague Reporter. 16 September 2022. Retrieved 5 October 2022.
- McNary, Dave (15 March 2018). "'Black Panther,' 'Walking Dead' Rule Saturn Awards Nominations". Variety. Variety Media, LLC. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
- Nordyke, Kimberly (3 May 2018). "MTV Movie & TV Awards: 'Black Panther,' 'Stranger Things' Top Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 3 May 2018. Retrieved 3 May 2018.