Stellan Skarsgård, A Father Of 8, Opens Up About Having So Many Kids And His Secret To Raising Them As Decent People

Date July 17, 2018 15:23

Stellan John Skarsgård is one of those actors that have already become legends both for their private lives and significant roles in cinematography.

Life and career

This Swedish actor is famous all over the world for his outstanding roles in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) as well as Mamma Mia! (2008). However, these aren’t his only roles.


It will take time and paper to list all the movies he took part in, as it all started for him at the age of 21. Most of his early roles were for Swedish television, and only later in his life, the actor started cooperating with the directors from all over the world and Lars von Trier in particular.

Besides being an outstanding actor, Skarsgård is a great father as well. He has 8 kids – 6 from his first marriage and 2 from the second one. In the end, he opted for vasectomy, claiming 8 children was enough.


Parenting tips

Clearly, he is a man with lots of experience, and that’s why he knows everything about family values. And the most important lesson he has taught all his kids is to question everything. Only in this way, the actor believes it’s possible to think, develop, and sharpen up your arguments.


There are 36 years between the eldest and youngest of his kids, but this doesn’t prevent him from seeing them quite regularly.

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He doesn’t have any ambitions towards his kids and wants them to do whatever they want. The main thing is to remain a decent person. 4 of his kids have become actors.  


Like father, like son

They say the apple never falls far from its tree. And Stellan’s elder son, Alexander, has already proved that. In one of his interviews, he said he wanted to like his father. In fact, he even wants to beat his dad regarding kids.

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Isn’t it great when a decent man was able to raise decent kids?! He showed them a great example, and the society should be grateful to such a father.

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