Today should be a national holiday simply because 34 years ago today, the world was given a gift, a boy who would eventually become one of the world's most delicious eye candy.
Happy Birthday, Alex Skarsgard!
To celebrate Alex's birthday, here are 34 things we find completely irresistible about the sexy Swede.
- He's Swedish. Which means we all need to move to Sweden, because that's where it seems all the hot people are from.
- He doesn't wear a sock during nude scenes. "I don't want a sock around it, that feels ridiculous. If we're naked in the scene, then I'm naked." We likey.
- His chiseled body.
- He's celebrating his birthday by donating to charity.
- Before he made it big, he used to be an anti-terrorist marine in his homeland. Marine? Yes, please.
- He loves kids.
- He likes Gaga. Yes, that was him that Lady Gaga got to roll around with in the sheets during her "Paparazzi" music video. Lucky bitch.
- Rolling Stone cover. We know you saw it. And were probably grossed out yet turned on all at the same time.
- Those icy blue eyes.
- He was voted the sexiest man in Sweden not once, not twice, but five times.
- Alex looks to his dad for advice -- aww, so sweet!
- He can whisper sweet nothings into your ear -- in Swedish.
- He's comfortable enough in his sexuality that he can kiss men.
- One word: Viking.
- He has an apartment near his parents' house in Sweden.
- His last name is fun to say in a pirate accent.
- He rubs elbows with newlyweds Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer -- who might possibly be the hottest couple in Hollywood.
- Blonde hair.
- He was a child actor, but when he tired of it, he quit and had a normal life. Not caring about the glitz and glam is hot. Luckily for us, he missed acting and got back into it.
- His accent.
- He embraces nudity.
- He's not just hot, but extremely talented.
- After living in NYC, he moved back to Sweden for a relationship. Though it was short-lived, it shows he's a commitment-type of guy.
- He not only acts, but writes and directs as well.
- He's not afraid of blood, so he'll have sex with you at all times (even during that time of the month).
- He kind of seems like he's bit of a bad boy.
- He'd make an excellent stripper, as seen here.
- Alex is a supporter of the Stockholm-based football club Hammarby IF ... soccer fan!
- He's currently dating Kate Bosworth, and while we'd rather him be single, Kate seems like a super-cool chick.
- He's passionate.
- He loves his job. "I enjoy everything. Every single part of it is great -- just going to work, every day, and working on this show."
- He protects his woman. When a photog got too close for comfort to Kate, Alex released his inner-vamp.
- That intense sex look that he gives to Sookie. I'm willing to bet he brings that to the bedroom.
- We can have him in our bedroom every Sunday evening at 9 p.m. EST.
Tell me, what's your favorite thing about Alexander Skarsgard? Is your fave on the list?
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