There have been many famous Swedish actors over the years. Some even gained worldwide fame by being featured in famous Hollywood movies. If you are a fan of the Scandi stars like we are, then look no further. We have compiled a list of the 10 most famous and well-known Swedish actors of all time. Without further delay, let\u2019s begin to see which actors made a list and who is the top actor of Sweden. Top Swedish Actors in Sweden 10. Malin Akerman Malin Akerman on Today's News Akerman was born in Stockholm, Sweden but was raised in Canada. At a very young age, she began appearing in TV commercials while she was in Toronto. At age 6, he parents got divorced, and her father went back to Sweden. Malin was eventually offered a guest role in \u201cEarth: Final Conflict\u201d (1997). She continued acting, and in 2009 she was cast in \u2018Watchmen\u2019- which is considered her breakthrough role. She even spent her time as a fashion model when she was only 17. 9. Mikael Presbrandt The talented Mikael Presbrandt Known worldwide for his outstanding performance in \u201cIn a Better World,\u201d he got nominated for Best Actor in 2011. Mikael is a famous star in Sweden, starring in series like \u201cThe Shipping Company\u201d and \u201cStorstad.\u201d He also has a theatre background with phenomenal performances on the stage. In 2014, Mikael played the character Beorn in the box office success \u201cThe Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies.\u201d He also has starred opposite of the extremely popular Mads Mikkelson. Throughout his long career, Mikael has constantly given outstanding performances and kept the audience entertained - whether in Sweden or Hollywood. 8. Joel Kinnaman Joel Kinnaman at the HANNA premiere Professionally known as Joel Kinnaman, the Swedish actor has starred in many significant roles throughout his career. Best known for playing Takeshi Kovacs in the critically acclaimed \u201cAltered Carbon,\u201d he further cemented himself as a top actor. In his early career, he earned an award for Best Actor for his role in the Swedish movie \u201cEasy Money\u201d. Where is He Now? He has starred on AMC\u2019s \u201cThe Killing\u201d and recently has played Rick Flag in the movie \u201cSuicide Squad\u201d. Joel has been starring in more Hollywood roles nowadays, which further shows how talented the Swedish actor is. 7. Noomi Rapace Noomi Rapace in her younger days Born in Hudiksvall, Sweden to the Swedish actress Nina Noren, she moved to Iceland when she was only five years old. When she turned eight, she starred in the Icelandic film \u201cI skugga hrafnsins\u201d and immediately found a love for acting. She joined the Stockholm Theatre School at the age of fifteen. She is a respected stage performer in Sweden, even winning awards for a recurring role in the Swedish show \u201cTre kronor\u201d. In 2007 she played the leading role in \u201cDaisy Diamond,\u201d winning critical acclaim in Sweden. Noomi\u2019s talent became well-known to international audiences when she starred in \u201cThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo\u201d in 2009. She even won the award for Best Actress in Sweden due to this role. In 2011, Rapace made her English-language movie debut in \u201cSherlock Holmes\u201d starring alongside Robert Downey Jr. She was also cast in \u201cPrometheus\u201d in 2012 as Elizabeth Shaw. 6. Alexander Skarsg\u00e5rd Alexander Skarsg\u00e5rd in Godzilla vs. Kong 2021 Early Life Alexander Skarsgard is the eldest son of the incredibly talented actor Stellan Skarsgard. At the age of eight, he began his acting career working in small roles on Swedish TV shows. Eventually, he lost the spark for acting and left it to continue his education. At the age of nineteen, he joined compulsory military service and used that time to think about his future. Getting Back Into Acting When he turned 19, he gave acting another chance and soon became a star in Sweden. Alexander\u2019s ambitions to broaden his horizons brought him to Los Angeles. He soon got a role in the movie \u201cZoolander.\u201d Alexander has also co-written and co-directed movies and TV shows- some of which won awards. Soon he got his big breakthrough when he starred in \u201cGeneration Kill.\u201d After that, he has been cast in famous action movies and TV shows. 5. Michael Nyqvist Michael Nyqvist on the set of John Wick How he Became an Actor Nyqvist originally intended to be a hockey player, but he had to retire early due to an injury. It was at that time when his passion for acting sparked. In Sweden, he joined a theatre school and practiced acting and film production. The movie \u201cTogether\u201d was the first big breakthrough for Michael in European cinema. He won Best Actor in 2000 and got nominated for more in the years to come. From there, he starred in many Swedish movies over the years, such as \u201cAs it is in Heaven.\u201d Well-received Internationally Eventually- after his success in the internationally acclaimed \u201cThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo\u201d - he got cast in Hollywood movies. His most notable Hollywood roles are the main lead villain in \u201cMission: Impossible \u2013 Ghost Protocol\u201d and \u201cJohn Wick.\u201d 4. Alicia Vikander Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider Born in Gothenburg, Sweden, Alicia Vikander is an actor, dancer, and producer. She began her acting career as a child and trained as a ballet dancer as well. Alicia Vikander began her career by appearing in short films and TV series in Sweden. Acting Awards She first gained fame when she starred in the hit Swedish drama \u201cSecond Avenue.\u201d In her feature film debut, Vikander won the Guldbagge Award for Best Actress. Alicia continued to gain widespread recognition and starred in hit movies. She got nominated for the BAFTA awards twice and once for a Golden Globe award. She eventually won the Best Supporting Actress award for her role in \u201cThe Danish Girl.\u201d Recently she has starred in the movie \u201cTomb Raider\u201d and is continuing to impress audiences worldwide. 3. Peter Stormare The multi-talented Peter Stormare Peter Stormare was born in Arbra, Sweden, where he joined the Royal National Theatre and began his illustrious acting career. After performing in the Sweden Theatre for eleven years, he moved to New York. Stormare has appeared in multiple box office hit movies and critically acclaimed TV shows. Most notably, he starred in the famous show \u201cPrison Break\u201d as a major supporting character. He has also made appearances in \u201cJohn Wick 2\u201d, \u201cFargo,\u201d and \u201cConstantine.\u201d Other Appearances\u00a0 Nowadays, Peter works in both Hollywood and his homeland of Sweden. He also motion-captured and voiced Dr. Hill in the critically acclaimed game \u201cUntil Dawn.\u201d 2. Stellen Skarsg\u00e5rd The Swedish superstar: Stellen Skarsg\u00e5rd A Legend Was Born He was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, and became a teen star for his role in \u201cBombi Bitt och jag.\u201d Afterward, he joined the Royal Dramatic Theatre \u2013 where he performed on stage to hone his acting skills further. Once he got comfortable with his acting skills, he did breathtaking film roles, notably in \u201cAmerican Playhouse: Noon Wire.\u201d After continuing to dominate the Swedish cinema for years, he decided to try in Hollywood. Hollywood appearance\u00a0 Skarsgard\u2019s first Hollywood appearance \u2013 albeit small \u2013 was in \u201cThe Unbearable Lightness of Being\u201d in 1988. He later starred in a few more American movies in a supporting role such as Bootstrap Bill in \u201cPirates of the Caribbean\u201d. To this day, Skarsgard is one of the biggest Swedish actors ever to grace the cinema screen. 1. Max von Sydow The late great Max von Sydow Early Life In high school, he started a theatre club and developed his interest in acting. He later joined the Royal Dramatic Theatre and improved his acting skills. In 1949, he appeared in his first role in \u201cOnly a Mother,\u201d which started his acting career. Breakthrough Moment His work in \u201cThe Seventh Seal\u201d made him a global phenomenon, and he started getting casting calls from around the globe. His second breakthrough came when he starred in \u201cThe Exorcist\u201d and \u201cPelle the Conqueror.\u201d Achievements He also starred in the top-rated TV show \u201cGame of Thrones\u201d and earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Currently, Max von Sydow is the only Swedish male actor to receive an Oscar nomination. He is the most admired and respected actor in all of Sweden, granting him the top spot on our list. Honorable Mentions Lena Olin Lena Olin in Unbearable Lightness of Being 1988 She is one of the most well-known and respected actors in Sweden. Her Hollywood debut was in 1984 in the movie \u201cAfter the Rehearsal.\u201d Olin also starred in the hit TV show \u201cAlias,\u201d where she played a popular character. She continues to take inspirational and touching roles, including her role in \u201cWelcome to Sweden.\u201d Olin has also been nominated for many awards, including a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award. Dolph Lundgren Hollywood megastar Dolph Lundgren Lundgren is the most significant action movie villain of the \u201980s. He has a martial arts background which is why he was always interested in starring in action movies. Lungren\u2019s breakthrough came when he starred in the box office hit Rocky IV. Since then, he has appeared in 69 movies \u2013 which are almost all in the action genre. Even at age 63, Lundgren still appears in Hollywood movies, with his latest \u201cAcceleration\u201d in 2019. Conclusion With that, we have come to an end of our list regarding the top 10 best Swedish actors. There have been tons of talented Swedish actors, but only a few have constantly been able to stay on top. Did your favorite Swedish actor make it in this list? Let us know in the comments below.