Alicia Vikander and many other hardworking Sweden actors have lately been putting their country on the map in Hollywood and winning prestigious awards for their great jobs.
In this piece, we will take a look at eight of the hottest Swedes on the big screen.
1. Joel Kinnaman
Born: Stockholm, 1979
Kinnaman shot to fame at home and away when he starred in 2010 Swedish thriller and international hit 'Easy Money' ('Snabba Cash' in Swedish). He then played the lead role in RoboCop and portrayed the character of superhero Rick Flag in 'Suicide Squad.'
Kinnaman's dad was born in the US but deserted the military from his Bangkok stationing during the Vietnam War and moved to Sweden. Young Kinnaman spent a year in Texas as a high school exchange student and admits that he has inherited his father's hot temper.
2. Noomi Rapace
Born: Hudiksvall, 1979
You might know this story. She played goth-hacker heroine Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish film adaptation of Stieg Larsson's Nordic Noir 'Millennium' trilogy, it became a massive global cult hit, and the doors of Hollywood opened wide for Rapace. She has since starred in blockbusters such as 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows' and 'Prometheus.' Next up: Amy Winehouse in a biopic about the troubled star and opposite fellow Swede Peter Stormare in sci-fi thriller 'Rupture.'
Her original surname is Norén. She and her actor ex-husband Ola (Norell) Rapace chose the new name, which means 'bird of prey' in French and Italian when they married. Because we know you're wondering: it's pronounced /ra'pas/. She moved to London in 2010.
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