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Alexander Skarskard: I Want to Make My Famous Father Proud

We hope Alexander Skarsgard has some super fun Father's Day festivities planned for his dad this Sunday. The True Blood star couldn't be any tighter with his old man, whom he still refers to as one of his "best friends."

"He is such a good guy and I love him so much," he revealed to Yahoo about his famous father, actor Stellan Skarsgard.

"So many kids complain or have problems with their father, but I have been very lucky to have had a father who is very cool, very supportive, and just someone I have admired all my life and felt so good to grow up and always know that he cared about me even though he works a lot."

Stellan has starred in numerous blockbuster films, including The Avengers, Mamma Mia!, and Good Will Hunting. Alexander grew up watching his father rise to fame in their native Sweden, and has even had the honor of working with him on a number of projects.

"We first worked together in 1983 on my first movie [Ake och hans varld] back in Sweden and then we had the chance to do Melancholia with Lars von Trier. I hope we're going to get the chance to work again," he said.

Although Alexander strives to have his own acting career separate from his father's, he still tries to make his pops proud, even now at the age of 35.

"I've never thought that I was competing with my father or trying to match his success. His work stands on its own," A. Skars revealed.

"But I think acting may have been my attempt to prove to him that I have some talent and impress him a little bit. I think most sons want their fathers to be proud of them."

Source: Yahoo

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06.15.2012 / 10:55 PM EDT by Lindsay Dreyer
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