With delicate good looks and the acting chops to back them up, Gustav Lindh is poised to be Sweden’s next big Hollywood star – a role he’s been preparing for all his life. We meet the self-described movie nerd at, where else, the cinema
Gustav Lindh strolls through the double doors of Stockholm’s Victoria Cinema and removes his Matrix-style shades. Perched at a table on the upstairs mezzanine, I am looking down at a movie star. He smiles and walks towards me. “I’m Gustav,” he says, hand outstretched, unaware that I have been researching him incessantly for the past several days.
“This is my area. This is my cinema,” he says as he sips his americano. It is a symbolic meeting place; though Lindh has walked red carpets next to Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman and Ethan Hawke and worked with some of the industry’s top directors, at his heart he is a movie buff whose greatest love is the craft of acting itself.