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Alexander Skarsgard skips pants at the MTV Movie Awards

Alexander Skarsgard decided to forgo pants at the

Alexander Skarsgard decided to forgo pants at the MTV Movie Awards Sunday, April 9, 2016, as Samuel L. Jackson looks on in shock. (Or awe?) Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Winter

In a nod to Zac Efron, Alexander Skarsgard decided to show some skin at the MTV Movie Awards on Saturday.

"Me Tarzan. Gotta give the fans a little skin!" said Skarsgard, who stars in this summer's "The Legend of Tarzan." "I was gonna go shirtless, but someone told me Zac Efron did that two years ago."

"It was a historic moment," joked co-presenter Samuel L. Jackson.

"It's just as sexy and a little bit classy," Skarsgard, best known for playing vampire Eric on the HBO show "True Blood," responded. 

Skarsgard and Jackson were on stage in the back lot at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California, presenting the award for movie of the year. The awards aired Sunday on MTV.

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