13. THE MEN ARE ALL OVER 6FT TALL
Many Swedish men are known for being big and tall, but this family puts everyone to shame. It's pretty obvious at a quick glance what two people in this picture are not a part of the biological Skarsgård family - and it all comes down to height.
From left to right we have Gustaf (6’4), Bill (6’4), Valter (6’3), Eija (5’10), Sam (6’5), and Stellan (6’3). The two women to the right are Sam’s wife and Stellan’s second wife, Megan. The only one missing in this family photo op is Alex, who stands at 6’4.
Stellan’s gene pool is meant to breed a tall, attractive, talented bunch. All of his sons and himself are over 6ft fall, and even his only daughter Eija is tall for a woman, being 5’10.
12 THERE IS SIBLING RIVALRY
With any siblings comes some form of sibling rivalry. Whether it’s all in good fun, or whether things get serious sometimes, brothers are going to butt heads at some point.
Luckily with the Skarsgård brothers, their sibling rivalry is more like a friendly competition since they are in the same industry. Gustaf especially admits to having those feelings early on when Alex was just getting serious about acting.
He told Café Magazine, “As a 17-year-old and a pretentious acting school applicant, it was very easy to dismiss Alex as a superficial bimbo... And I did for many years. It took a very long time before he was able to win my respect as an actor.”
Those may be some harsh words for Alex, but Gustaf now admits that their rivalry is more like friendly motivation than actual competition. They never let their acting careers get in the way of what comes first – family.
Bill, who is about a decade younger than his two oldest brothers, says that being younger, he “never really put [himself] in the same kind of category” as his older brothers or his father. When being interviewed by his father Stellan for Hero Magazine, he said: “I’m doing my thing, and you guys will always be doing your thing.”
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