Did lonely-Viking Alexander Skarsgard have to see ‘Total Recall’ all by himself?

I’m truly sorry to all of those Alexander Skarsgard fans who think this Viking Sex Machine can do no wrong, but I’ve begun to absolutely loathe Alex’s casual style. Alex can actually look really good on a red carpet – he knows the value of a well-cut suit, and he knows how to wear the hell out of expensive clothes. But his casual style? It sucks. Ill-fitting pants, dirty-looking t-shirts, bad shoes, and he’s in a desperate need of a man-bag. A purse, if you will. He needs to buy himself a messenger bag for all of his stuff so he won’t have to carry everything the pockets of his skinny jeans. He’s a skinny, lanky dude – it shouldn’t be this difficult to find a casual style that doesn’t make him look like a poorly-dressed hobo.

Anyway, as you can see, these are new photos of Alex in Vancouver. He’s in town to film a movie called Hidden. IMDB says the film is about: “A family [who] takes refuge in a fallout shelter to avoid a dangerous outbreak.” Alex will be working with Andrea Riseborough, last seen in Madonna’s W.E. Could I see Andrea and Alex together? I could, actually. I think Alex tends to go for slender blondes, and Andrea is more of a Cate Blanchett-esque shape-shifter… but I could still see it happening. I do wish Alex would stop doing these kinds of movies though – the sci-fi/action/plague/supernatural movies. Somebody find him a good drama. Fame/Flynet says that Alex was headed into a movie theater – he was going to see Total Recall. So maybe he just has crappy taste in movies in general, you know? Although… it seems like he went to see the movie by himself? Which is kind of cool. I love when celebrities (and normal people) are like, “F—k you, I’ll just go see the movie all by myself.”

Oh, and Alex is carrying a book! Which is nice. It’s nice when celebrities are book-readers. Alex is currently getting through Martin Amis’s London Fields. You can read about the book here – it sounds like the same kind of horror/supernatural/sci-fi/plague subject matter that Alex is drawn too.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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73 Responses to “Did lonely-Viking Alexander Skarsgard have to see ‘Total Recall’ all by himself?”

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  1. Isabel says:

    He can sit in my lap while he watches the movie, no problemo!

  2. alison8701 says:

    crazy to think him and Ellen Page might be dating, right? I would not have put them together.

  3. Gwen says:

    Alex dresses like most other Scandi-dudes. Easy and casual, lots of black and earthy-colours. And of course some sort of trainers. I’ve got no problem with his style but better fitting pants (as in tighter!) would suit him better. Maybe it’s a size issue since he’s gone down in size for the movie?

  4. marie says:

    He’s HOT, I don’t care how he dresses..

  5. sara says:

    He dresses like typical Swedish dudes. And lol London Fields is NOT supernatural/sci-fi at all.

  6. Mourning the Death of Music says:

    I give him a pass. He’s not on duty so he’s dressing comfortable.

  7. Mrs Jones says:

    must be the European- American difference for what’s considered cool casual style. No offence anyone, just stating the fact. here, there’s nothing wrong with it, actually is how he should look.

  8. Jen34 says:

    His jeans need laundering badly.

    ASkars style gets a pass. I don’t care for it, either, but I doubt he cares. What makes me laugh is that he is probably dresses to blend in, but he is so tall, that he can’t avoid being noticed.

  9. cr says:

    “I do wish Alex would stop doing these kinds of movies though – the sci-fi/action/plague/supernatural movies. ”

    The only sci-fi one he’s done is Battleship, the last three movies are The East, where he plays an ecoterrorist, What Maisie Knew, based on the Henry James novella, and Disconnect.
    I wouldn’t even consider Melancholia to be science fiction, since it didn’t really have anything to do with that, LvT was just using that as a backdrop.

  10. sanna says:

    Part of the problem is his body changes so much. he went from super super buff 5 years ago, to having to lose a lot of weight for this Hidden movie. But he’s had the same freaking pants for all that time. maybe he’s just thrifty with his clothes.

  11. menlisa says:

    I always go to the movies by myself :)

  12. Really? says:

    Alex only goes for skinny blondes? Since when there was Kate bosworth that was it who else ?

    Anne v that was a rumor no truth to them together?

    Ex GF / hookups

    Chateau marmont chick not sure of her hair colour but I don’t think she was a blonde more light brown YouTube vid

    Comic 2011 short skirted brunette and blonde chick you tube vid

    Sara tun light brown
    Amelia drake dark brown/brunette

  13. stellalovejoydiver says:

    This going to sound kind of mean, but when I first saw the pictures, I was thinking Macaulay Culkin is looking better again. Sorry. I´m all for going to the movies by myself, but to see Total Recall?

  14. Mirella says:

    Even scruffy & skinny, he’s hot. As for the way he dresses, he looks like most Swedes.

  15. Dana says:

    London Fields is a wicked good book. My crush on Alex is revving back up. (I’m just over True Blood at this point, even if I kind of like Bill and Eric’s excellent adventure part.)

  16. TheOriginalKitten says:

    He could look better but I don’t have any real problem with his style.
    The only thing I’ve ever seen him in besides TB is Melancholia, which is def. not Sci-Fi.

  17. Eleonor says:

    Well it’s a casual style, and I like him. Obviously if he could hang around naked, it will be better :)

  18. RHONYC says:

    ‘lonely Viking’, ha!

    is this gonna be like ‘sad Keanu’ 2.0? :lol:

  19. Jax says:

    He reminds me of a man-child dressed like that and so skinny. You know those teenage boys that haven’t quite grown into themselves, but when they do, you know you’re going to be jealous you’re not 15 years younger?

  20. ramie says:

    Do you hate him because he’s not ginger? Alex is amazing. And what happened to Hot Guy Friday? It’d be nice to see variety again, instead of only highlighting the certain (red headed) men you like.

  21. Minx says:

    He is so beautiful any way you cut it! His casual style works for me. He’s on his own time, and it’s unpretentious. Typical guy. I’m confused about some of the claims though. Didn’t he just finish filming What Maisie Knew with that cute little girl and Julianne Moore, Disconnect, and The East? I didnt think those were sci-fi/supernatural movies. London Fields sounds like a murder mystery to me, and wasn’t he spotted reading Hot, Flat and Crowded, The Good Soldiers, and a biography about some Swedish politician? I don’t get it.

  22. LittleDeadGirl says:

    He doesn’t look dirty to me. Just casual and it’s totally a look I love on a man. I don’t mind a little effort but into a style at night time but during the day it scream try hard. I’ll admit I’m a huge fan of his so I could be blind to his flaws.

    Also I have a bag and half the time I shove stuff in my pockets and will carry a book in my hand. So I love he does the same. Gotta disagree with you on this one Kaiser. I do love him reading though and I go to movies alone all the time. Nothing wrong with it.

  23. kpist says:

    I read he’s dating the girl that plays his vamp sister on true blood, she is brunette but beautiful

  24. baloon says:

    I like that when he has some free time, he is wearing simple and casual clothes, such how he likes. He is simply himself and certainly this is important for him. Maybe don’t looks very good but certainly he feels comfortable.

  25. ramona says:

    He looks like that AND he reads Martin Amis? Swoon. I’ve been obsessed with Martin Amis since I was 14. Clearly, Alex and I should meet up for a glass of wine and a chinwag. Call me.

  26. Rachel says:

    You’re right, his clothes look terrible. He should take them off immediately!

  27. foozy says:


  28. Ashling says:

    Alex has always maintained a limited wardrobe with ill fitting pants and many questionable sunglasses. But I kind of like that he doesn’t spend a ton of time into his looks when he’s on his own time.

  29. hairball says:

    I hate the skinny jean look on anyone. I try so hard not to be, but don’t care about TB anymore really. Missed it last week and didn’t even care. This is the WORST season hands down.

  30. RTR_Girl says:

    Please don’t make fun of my husband (hey, a girl can dream!), Alex Skarsgard! Good gosh, that man is just beautiful.

  31. Miles says:

    Agree, the pants are problematic, but he’s a beautiful guy however he dresses. And personally, I love going to the movies alone.

  32. BeeCee says:

    WHAT!!! He’s in my city!!?!?!?!?! Jesus I need to get away from this computer, have a shower, put on some make-up and frigging track him down!!


  33. anony says:

    He and Kristen Bauer should hook up, for real reals!

  34. Dahlia1947 says:

    I love how his muscles show through the t-shirt but the pants are terrible. too baggy around the crotch area. :) I need them to be more snug there. ;)

  35. Gina says:

    There’s something very genuine about him that I really appreciate. Celebrities are so fake these days, but with him I don’t get that vibe. And his smile is so lovely.

    • poppy says:

      The whole Kate Bosworth thing threw me through the loop about him. I was worried he was becoming as fake as the rest of them, but thank goodness he came to his senses and got rid of her! He seems more happy and back to normal now. I love that he just dresses like a regular dude.

  36. Lacie says:

    Love ASkars! I don’t care what he wears, but the patchy facial hair has GOT to go. It’s terrible. Beards are only for people who can grow them. He should shave that off so that my fantasies don’t involve chaffing.

  37. hoya_chick says:

    I like this look way better than say a Ryan Gosling man-v neck and skinnies or a Justin Therou try hard hipster douche look. In real life this is how most men look as far as causal style goes, except most men are not this hot.

    I actually prefer going to the movies myself. On my own time. I can sit where I want. I can get the snacks I want. And there is no one yammering on and on in my ear. Points off that he went to go see Total Recall though. There is no accounting for taste.

  38. Fue McCormick says:

    I love seeing movies by myself … no one to bother me and if I change my mind about what movie I want to see I don’t have a 10 minute discussion with myself … unless those nasty voices kick in …

  39. starsh says:

    I am pretty sure Skarsgard doesn’t care how he looks out and about. He dresses like any normal hetero guy who lives alone and perhaps doesn’t like shopping. i.e.every guy Ive ever known. Wear what you have to death and only then replace it, have a few favourite comfy clothes. etc. Love the fact he reads, wears old clothes and is happy in his own company.

  40. starsh says:

    I am pretty sure Skarsgard doesn’t care how he looks out and about. He dresses like any normal hetero guy who lives alone and perhaps doesn’t like shopping. i.e.every guy Ive ever known. Wear what you have to death and only then replace it, have a few favourite comfy clothes. etc. Love the fact he reads, wears old clothes and is happy in his own company. And I’m sorry, no hetero man I know would carry a man bag over stuffing his pockets.

  41. Rebane says:

    I know everyone is complaining about his pants, but to me the baggy, see-through shirt is SO much worse. (Although I don’t see anything wrong with his shoes, so I don’t know what’s up with that complaint.)

  42. Christina says:

    I actually think he looks pretty sexy, in a rumpled kind of way. He looks like he just wants to be comfortable and enjoy his day off. He looks better than most of the American guys I see these days. At least he is not wearing some disgusting bedazzled tshirt , or a popped collar. He sure does look completely amazing all dressed up for the red carpet, but he cannot dress like that everyday. If he was dressed to the nines and going to the movies alone, people would say he was vain or crazy. Many men do not care about clothes and the ones that are celebs usually do not even shop, they just get whatever from sets or stylists and wear it.

  43. Morgaine says:

    I normally like Alex’s thin, scruffy style, but he’s beyond thin right now. I guess that’s for the movie, but I hope he doesn’t ruin his health for it. No movie is worth that, Alex, so don’t over do it.

    Btw, ladies, in the last two months, Alex has been supposedly dating Ellen Page, Charlize Theron, a Russian Victoria’s Secret model, and an Olsen non-twin, among many others. He’s James Bond no matter how he’s dressed, so no point in getting jealous of any of them.

  44. Axis2ClusterB says:

    Dear LORD, that man is tall. I think that every time I see him, tho.