Bill Skarsgård Gets Arrested in Sweden for Drug Possession

The It star was reportedly carrying 2.4 grams of marijuana and was caught at Stockholm’s international airport.

Bill Skarsgård Gets Arrested in Sweden for Drug Possession

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  • Actor Bill Skarsgård who was known for playing Pennywise in the It franchise was reportedly arrested in Sweden.
  • The actor was reportedly found with marijuana at the Stockholm airport and was fined $3,800.
  • Sweden reportedly has a strict policy on medicinal or recreational drugs, but Skarsgård does not face any prison time.
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Actor Bill Skarsgård is known for his roles in blockbuster films such as the It franchise and was recently seen in last year’s John Wick: Chapter 4. The Swedish actor is part of the Skarsgård family, with his father Stellan Skarsgård, and brothers Alexander, Gustaf, and Valter Skarsgård also being actors.

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In October 2023, Bill Skarsgård was reportedly arrested in Sweden after he was found possessing marijuana. The Castle Rock star was reportedly caught at Stockholm’s international airport and arrested. The actor was reportedly sentenced to a fine earlier this week, with no arrest or probation.

Bill Skarsgård Was Arrested For Marijuana Possession In Sweden

Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise in the It franchise
Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise in the It franchise

Bill Skarsgård is known for playing the role of Pennywise, the clown and main antagonist of the It franchise. The actor was known for his creepy performance and earned universal acclaim for the role. He began his career in Sweden and starred in many Swedish films before his Hollywood breakthrough with the period drama Anna Karenina.

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Skarsgård starred in films such as Allegiant, the final film in the Divergent series, and featured in the Charlize Theron starrer Atomic Blonde. The actor had his most famous role in the Stephen King adaptation of It. Skarsgård played the role of Pennywise in both films and received acclaim. He also starred in horror outings like Castle Rock and Hemlock Grave.

Bill Skarsgård in Castle Rock
Bill Skarsgård in Castle Rock

Bill Skarsgård was reportedly arrested in October of last year in Sweden when he was found with 2.43 grams of marijuana. According to TMZ, the actor was arrested at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport where he was carrying the drugs. Sweden reportedly has a strict zero-tolerance policy on both medicated and recreational drugs.

Skarsgård was reportedly sentenced earlier this week to pay a fine of 40,000 Swedish krona, which came up to around $3,800. The actor pled guilty to the charge and submitted the paperwork. Skarsgård reportedly does not have to go behind bars or be on probation.

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Prominent Roles Played By The Skarsgård Family

A still of John Wick: Chapter 4
A still of John Wick: Chapter 4

Actor Bill Skarsgård belongs to acting royalty in Sweden, with his father Stellan Skarsgård, and brothers Alexander, Gustaf, and Valter Skarsgård also being actors. Stellan Skarsgård is known for playing many prominent roles, including playing Dr. Erik Selvig in the MCU, and will be seen as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen in Denis Villeneauve’s Dune: Part Two.

Alexander Skarsgård has also played a variety of prominent roles in Swedish as well as Hollywood films and TV. The actor gained prominence for his roles in the shows Generation Kill and True Blood. He also portrayed Tarzan in David Yates’ live-action adaptation of The Legend of Tarzan. The actor won a Primetime Emmy Award for his role as an abusive husband in the TV show Big Little Lies.

Gustaf Skarsgård has also played various roles in Swedish and Hollywood cinema. The actor was recently seen in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer and has also starred in his brother Jonathan Nolan’s HBO series Westworld. Skarsgård has also featured in the show Vikings, where he was part of the main cast and he also starred in the fantasy series Cursed.

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Nishanth A is a Media, English and Psychology graduate from Bangalore. He is an avid DC fanboy and loves the films of Christopher Nolan. He has published over 400 articles on FandomWire. When he's not fixating on the entire filmography of a director, he tries to write and direct films.