As usual with my top ten lists, these are not in order from 1-10 but are listed from oldest to youngest. Feel free to rank your favorite Scandi dudes in the comments.
Age: June 13, 1951
What he is known for: Good Will Hunting, Thor, Mamma Mia and producing really attractive children (he has eight, four are actors, two are on this list). [I love that you included Mamma Mia here, Katie, even though that movie was awful. -M]
Fun Fact: Paul Bettany named his son Stellan after Skarsgård.
Age: October 20, 1958
Country: Denmark (Viggo’s dad is from Denmark and his mother is American)
What he is known for: Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings movies, Hildalgo (Viggo dirty with a horse), and Eastern Promises iconic nude fight scene. [Also, making me super into beards. -M]
Fun Facts: Looks hottest when dirty and unshaven (oh wait that’s not so much a fun fact but instead my personal Mortensen preference). Mortensen is a jazz musician, poet and was once a truck driver in Denmark (none of these matter however to how hot he is in LotR when he is dirty and in battle).
Age: November 8, 1960
What he is known for: the original Swedish The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels and he was the bad guy in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (which Melissa and I saw in the theater).
Fun Fact: He has twice been voted the sexiest man in Sweden. [Probably because of that beard. YOWZA! -M]
Age: December 6, 1963
What he is known for: 12 episodes of Banshee (do people watch this and is it any good?), the animated episode of Fringe, and as the bad guy in the Bond film The World is not Enough.
Age: November 22, 1965
What he is known for: he is currently Hannibal Lecter on NBC’s Hannibal, he was the bad guy in Casino Royal (his eye weeped blood), and was in the Clive Owen King Arthur (which also starred Stellan Skarsgård).
Fun Facts: He was a dancer for 8 years AND he was knighted by SLLS fave Queen Margrethe of Denmark.
Age: July 27, 1970
What he is known for: Jaime Lannister on Game of Thrones (he totally deserved an Emmy nomination for season 3), was in the horror movie Mama and was Paul Bettany’s BFF in the awesome rom-com Wimbledon (I’m not joking I loved that movie and I keep trying to get Melissa to watch it). [I never liked him but I woke up one day and decided he was the hottest dude in GoT. And no, I will never watch Wimbeldon, it looks crappy. -M]
Fun Fact: He is married to the former Miss Greenland.
Age: April 29, 1973
Country: Sweden (Fares was actually born in Lebanon but grew up in Sweden)
What he is known for: He has had bit parts in Zero Dark Thirty and Safe House, is in the Swedish series Easy Money which stars Joel Kinnaman, and he is BFFs with Askars.
Age: August 25, 1976
What he is known for: Brad Colbert in Generation Kill, Eric Northman in True Blood, Benji in The East and being Stellan Skarsgård’s eldest child.
Age: November 25, 1979
What he is known for: Holder in the English version of The Killing, is going to be Robocop in the remake, and he is BFFs with Gustaf Skarsgård. [I was just texting Katie about how he was the best/foxiest thing in Lola Versus, which suffered from “Zoe Lister Jones-itis.” -M]
Fun Fact: We covered many Kinnaman fun facts when he was hot dude of the week.
Age: November 12, 1980
What he is known for: for starters he is Alexander Skarsgård’s younger brother, was in last years Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Film Kon Tiki, and most notably (at least in my book) as the super awesome Viking Floki on Vikings.Fun Fact: Like his brother and BFF, Gustaf has also been hot dude of the week with his younger brother Bill (who was omitted from this list because he needs to get older)!