He had his breakthrough role in 2009, in the Swedish film I Skuggan Av Värmen.
His role in the Swedish film Easy Money garnered international recognition, making him a leading contender for the lead in the 2011 film Thor.
He dated Olivia Munn beginning in 2012. Their relationship ended in 2014, although they remained friends. He later married Cleo Wattenström, a tattoo artist.