The Hollywood dream is far from dead. One exceptionally talented, extremely dreamy young actor is playing the roles of several lifetimes. Now he’s working with Warren Beatty, and after that, he’s battling the Galactic Empire.
When it came to his role in The Imitation Game—last year's biopic of World War II code-breaker Alan Turing—Matthew Beard had one overriding concern. " ‘I hope I don't fuck this up,' " the 25-year-old British actor remembers thinking.
Bill Skarsgård is a scion himself, a member of the Swedish Skarsgård acting dynasty. His father is Stellan (Breaking the Waves , among many others) and his brother is Alexander (the prolifically nude vampire of HBO's True Blood).