Tonight, a high school classmate, Gunnar Aren, arrives from Sweden for our 50th high school reunion. Signs of age include kids graduating from high school, becoming grandparents, getting your AARP card, and signing up for Social Security, but nothing smacks you in the face quite like a 50th high school reunion. I digress. It got me thinking about what we really know about Sweden.
Her filmography includes A Royal Affair, Anna Karenina, Ex Machina, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Danish Girl, Jason Bourne, Tulip Fever, and Tomb Raider. Not bad for a 29 year old actress and a clear reason we know her so well. She is married to another fine actor, Michael Fassbender.
The Skarsgaard Family
We know Papa Stellan from Hunt For The Red October, Good Will Hunting, Amistad, Pirates of the Caribbean, Mamma Mia!, Thor and The Avengers. Alexander is in Zoolander, Battleship and is Tarzan in The Legend of Tarzan. Gustof is crazy Floki in the Vikings. They are everywhere!
Perhaps best known for The Heartbreak Kid, 27 Dresses, Rock of Ages and Rampage, this 40 year old actress is also quite popular with directors on the small screen. Previously seen in Trophy Wife, she now stars in Billions.
Max von Sydow
First appearing in films before I was even born, von Sydow is an icon. A sample includes The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Exorcist, Never Say Never Again, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and now The Game of Thrones. This 89 year old actor keeps himself quite busy, much to our delight.
The Nordegren Sisters
These now 38 year old twins were models before some famous American golfer entered their world. Elin and Josefin’s mother is a politician of some repute. Their father is radio journalist formerly stationed in Washington D.C. Jesper Parnevik’s wife introduced Elin to Tiger Woods and you know the rest of the story.
The Millennium Trilogy
Better known as The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, Stieg Larsson created a phenomenon. He died in 2004 but the character continues in The Girl In The Spider’s Web and The Girl Who Takes an Eye For An Eye. The Spider’s Web is set to be released November 9, 2018 starring Claire Foy. This series can get its hooks into you.
Having been fortunate to visit Gunnar on one occasion, I can assure you Sweden is this beautiful. Here is a link to 16 Things You Need To Know Before Visiting Sweden. If you are thinking of a trip to Europe, think Stockholm. In conclusion, the Swedish Travel Board requests the honor of your presence.