Height 6' 3" (190 cm)
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Birthplace Arbra, Halsingland, Sweden
Star Sign Leo
-“I have the luxury of being a little boy, ... To me, the most important thing in life is to be a human being. Second is acting.”
- That's how a lot of good work has come out of in the last 20 years,”
- “I've done movies where the lead has been paid $20 million to $25 million and the rest of us work for crap, ... Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, they make bad movie after bad movie.”
- “If you were my agent and I was making $10 million a movie and made four movies a year, that means you have a salary of $4 million,”
-Upon receiving the (1996) script: "Where are all my lines?!"
- I grew up in northern in a very small village and this is exactly the same. It`s very strange. It`s two hundred small villages linked together. Living here as compared to living in , where I lived, or in or , this is so much more like living in the country. You go to bed early and you get up early, even if you`re not working. You get up early with the sun and go to bed with the sun. That is much more rural kind of living and it suits me so much better than . - On .
- I was a foreigner, and I knew that most of the parts I would be offered would be foreigners. I knew I could not compete with Bruce Willis, Tom Cruise, and Nicolas Cage, and so I did not fight it. I saw the path I was destined to walk and decided to do the parts that would be offered to me as well as I possibly could. --on his initial career outlook when he first came to the to act.
- I liked the way that film took realistic events and added this slightly out-of-kilter perspective. My character in that film was, in one sense, a caricature of a killer, but there was also a sense of mystery surrounding him that captured the imagination. (1996) was an exciting experience for me largely because of the approach the Coen brothers took. It was the antithesis of Armageddon (1998/I). It was low-budget, a very guerrilla-style approach to filmmaking that made its own rules and was very specific in what it was trying to accomplish. --on (1996).
- I`ve done Hamlet, and no one talks about Hamlet killing five people. No one even talks about sending him to jail. And it`s the same thing for a character like Abruzzi. I think people root for him because he`s just punishing people who are bad humans in a way. Always in movies and TV, in drama we always root for those characters. Even if they have killed four or five people, they have killed people that we`ve really disliked. They have done us a service. And he`s such a character. That`s why I`ve tried to keep him very Shakespearean. --talking about his character John Abruzzi from "Prison Break" (2005)
- hey [the Coen Brothers] have an obsession with pancakes. It`s a Midwestern thing, I guess. I had never had pancakes. I grew up in , and I`m not a big fan of pancakes.