Scandinavian Masters of Movies

These Scandinavian people are masters of movies
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Max von Sydow
Max von Sydow was born Carl Adolf von Sydow on April 10, 1929 in Lund, Skåne, Sweden, to a middle-class family. He is the son of Baroness Maria Margareta (Rappe), a teacher, and Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, an ethnologist and folklore professor. His surname traces back to his father's partial German ancestry...
“ A living legend, Max von Sydow has stared in movies such as The Seventh Seal (1957), The Immigrants (1971), The Exorcist (1973), Pelle the Conqueror (1987), Minority Report (2002) and most recently in Extremly Loud and Incredibly Close (2011) ” - jockish_b
Ingrid Bergman
Actress, Casablanca
Ingrid Bergman was one of the greatest actresses from Hollywood's lamented Golden Era. Her natural and unpretentious beauty and her immense acting talent made her one of the most celebrated figures in the history of American cinema. Bergman is also one of the most Oscar-awarded actresses, tied with Meryl Streep, both are second only to Katharine Hepburn...
“ A three-time Academy Award winner: 1944 for Gaslight, 1956 for Anastasia and 1974 for The Murder on the Orient Express. But she probably made her most famous role as Ilsa Lund in the 1942 classic Casablanca co-staring Humphrey Bogart.´´ ” - jockish_b
Ingmar Bergman
Ernst Ingmar Bergman was born July fourteenth, 1918, the son of a priest. The film and T.V. series, The Best Intentions is biographical and shows the early marriage of his parents. The film 'Söndagsbarn' depicts a bicycle journey with his father. In the miniseries Private Confessions is the trilogy closed. Here...
“ This Swedish director made classics such as The Seventh Seal (1957), Wild Strawberries (1957) and Cries and Whispers (1974). For his movies The Virigin Spring (1960), Through a Glass Darkly (1961) and Fanny & Alexander (1982) he received an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. ” - jockish_b
“ Danish director Bille August directed the 1988 Academy Award-winning Pelle the Conqueror. The movie tells the story about Pelle, a young Swedish boy who, together with his advanced in years father, leavs for a hopefully richer life in Denmark ” - jockish_b
Greta Garbo
Actress, Ninotchka
Greta Garbo was born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson on September 18, 1905, in Stockholm, Sweden, to Anna Lovisa (Johansdotter), who worked at a jam factory, and Karl Alfred Gustafsson, a laborer. She was fourteen when her father died, which left the family destitute. Greta was forced to leave school and go to work in a department store...
“ An icon, just an icon ” - jockish_b
Mads Mikkelsen
Mads Mikkelsen is a synonym to the great success the Danish film industry has had since the mid-1990s. He was born in Østerbro, Copenhagen, to Bente Christiansen, a nurse, and Henning Mikkelsen, a banker. Starting out as a low-life pusher/junkie in the 1996 success Pusher, he slowly grew to become one of Denmark's biggest movie actors...
“ Acted in movies such as King Arthur (2004), Clash of the Titans (2010) and The Hunt (2012) ” - jockish_b
Peter Stormare
Actor, Fargo
Peter Stormare was born in Arbrå, Gävleborgs län, Sweden, to Gunhild (Holm) and Karl Ingvar Storm. He began his acting career at the Royal National Theatre of Sweden, performing for eleven years. In 1990 he became the Associate Artistic Director at the Tokyo Globe Theatre and directed productions of many Shakespeare plays...
“ In his native Sweden he is famous for always playing the bad Russian or German guy in American movies. Examples are roles like Ernst Röhm in the 2003 mini series The Raise of Evil, Dieter Stark in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) and as Adrik Vas in Bad Company (2002) ” - jockish_b
Malik Bendjelloul
Malik Bendjelloul, born in Sweden, performed in Swedish TV-series "Ebba och Didrik" as a child in the nineties and later in life studied Journalism and media-production at the Linnaeus University of Kalmar. He has produced several musical documentaries for Swedish Television (SVT) where he also worked as a reporter on the show "Kobra" until he resigned to travel the world...
“ Born in Sweden with an Algerian father and a Swedish mother, he raised fame by winning an Academy Award for his documentary Searching for Sugar Man (2012). ” - jockish_b
Per Hallberg
Sound Department, Gladiator
“ A three-time Academy Award winner for best sound editing: Braveheart (1995), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) & Skyfall (2012) (tied with Paul N.J. Ottosson) ” - jockish_b
Paul N.J. Ottosson
Sound Department, Zero Dark Thirty
Paul came to United Stated from Sweden 1987 as a musician. In 1995 he entered into the movie world and since then he has been recognized for his work with an Academy Awards for "Zero Dark Thirty" (Best Sound Editing), as well as two Academy Awards and a BAFTA for "The Hurt Locker" (Best Sound Editing and Sound Mixing...
“ Together with Per Hallberg, Paul N.J. Ottosson is the most famous sound editor in Hollywood today. He won two Academy Awards in 2008 for his work in The Hurt Locker and in 2013 he tied with Per Hallberg for Zero Dark Thirty (2012) ” - jockish_b