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1. Michael Nyqvist Michael Nyqvist Actor, John Wick Born Rolf Åke Mikael Nyqvist in Stockholm, Sweden, it wasn't until he was over a year old when he was finally adopted from the orphanage he had been given to. His father was a lawyer and his mother a writer. It wasn't until he had his first child that he decided to seek out his biological parents. After a long journey...
2. Björn Granath Björn Granath Actor, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
3. Gerald Mohr Gerald Mohr Actor, Funny Girl Bearing a strong resemblance to Humphrey Bogart certainly helped in typecasting the handsome Gerald Mohr into "B" film noir. Born in New York City in 1914, he was the son of Sigmond Mohr and Henrietta Noustadt, a Viennese singer. In 1920 his father was killed in a tragic accident while at work when Mohr was five years old...
4. Ingrid Thulin Ingrid Thulin Actress, Wild Strawberries Along with the legendary Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Eva Dahlbeck, and Harriet Andersson, icy blonde Ingrid Thulin became one of the preeminent Swedish femme stars of Ingmar Bergman's grim, emotional film masterpieces. Born in northern Sweden, she studied ballet as a child and attended the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm...
5. Sven Nykvist Sven Nykvist Cinematographer, What's Eating Gilbert Grape Sven Nykvist was considered by many in the industry to be one of the world's greatest cinematographers. During his long career that spanned almost half a century, Nyvist perfected the art of cinematography to its most simple attributes, and he helped give the films he had worked on the simplest and most natural look imaginable...
6. Stieg Larsson Stieg Larsson Writer, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
7. Allan Edwall Allan Edwall Actor, Fanny and Alexander Allan Edwall was born in a working class home in Jämtland, Sweden in 1924. His father was a trade-union man and a communist. 1949-52 he attended Stockholm's Royal Daramatic Theatre School. Through the years he made more than 400 parts in theater, film, television and radio. He was also a director, an author...
8. Erland Josephson Erland Josephson Actor, The Sacrifice Erland Josephson, the distinguished Swedish actor best known for his appearance in Ingmar Bergman's films, was born in Stockholm, Sweden on June 15, 1923. Josephson's relationship with Bergman, a long-time friend, began in the late 1930s when they first worked together in the theater. Although he was in several motion pictures in the late 1940s and early '50s...
9. Warner Oland Warner Oland Actor, The Jazz Singer Warner Oland was born Johan Verner Olund in the small village of Nyby in Bjurholm parish in the county of Vasterbotten, Sweden, on October 3, 1879. Bjurholm is situated about 60 kilometers outside the town of Umea. His family emigrated to the US on October 15, 1892. His father Jonas was a shopkeeper and his mother was Maria Johanna (nee Forsberg)...
10. Märta Torén Märta Torén Actress, Sirocco From an early age her dream was to become an actress. Her first application for acting studies at The Royal Dramatic Theater in 1944 was unsuccessful. After additional dramatic coaching she was finally accepted in 1947. But screenwriter Edwin Blum arranged a screen test for RKO which eventually led to her being offered a contract with Universal Studios...
11. Victor Sjöström Victor Sjöström Director, The Phantom Carriage Victor Sjöström was born on September 20, 1879, and is the undisputed father of Swedish film, ranking as one of the masters of world cinema. His influence lives on in the work of Ingmar Bergman and all those directors, both Swedish and international, influenced by his work and the works of directors whom he himself influenced...
12. Hans Alfredson Hans Alfredson Actor, The Simple-Minded Murderer During 1956-60 Hans Alfredson worked at Sveriges Radio together with Tage Danielsson. They wrote, directed and starred in several revues 1962-1982. As a director and scriptwriter for the screen Alfredson tried many different genres. He had his greatest critical successes with The Softening of the Egg and The Simple-Minded Murderer...
13. Gösta Ekman Gösta Ekman Actor, The Adventures of Picasso His career began with a bit part at Skansenteatern in Hjalmar Bergman's play 'Markurells i Wadköping' in 1955. The following year he debuted in the movie Swing it, fröken playing against Alice Babs. He got speech lessons from actress Sif Ruud and worked behind the camera in his father's and Ingmar Bergman's movies...
14. Gunnar Björnstrand Gunnar Björnstrand Actor, The Seventh Seal Gunnar Björnstrand made his debut on the Hippodrom-theatre in Malmö, but later worked mainly in Stockholm at various theatres. In film he began playing comedic roles as authoritarian characters with inclination for sadism, for example in Nils Poppe's Bom-series. But it was with Ingmar Bergman that the challenge and fame came: from the 1950s comedies...
15. Lena Nyman Lena Nyman Actress, Autumn Sonata
16. Malik Bendjelloul Malik Bendjelloul Director, Searching for Sugar Man 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...
17. Astrid Lindgren Astrid Lindgren Writer, Ronja Robbersdaughter Grew up in Småland outside Vimmerby in the south of Sweden. Her first book came out in 1944, and she made a breakthrough the following year with the stories about Pippi Longstocking. Countless stories about Pippi and other characters of Astrid's imagination and excellent story telling ability were translated to at least 55 languages and told to millions of children all over the world...
18. Bengt Ekerot Bengt Ekerot Actor, The Seventh Seal
19. Nils Asther Nils Asther Actor, The Bitter Tea of General Yen Nils Asther was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1897 and raised in Malmö, Sweden, by his wealthy Swedish parents. After attending the Royal Dramatic Theater School in Stockholm, he began his stage career in Copenhagen. His film debut came in 1916 when the director Mauritz Stiller cast him in the lead role (as an aspiring actor...
20. Gösta Ekman Gösta Ekman Actor, Faust Generally spoken of as Swedish theater's most legendary stage actor, Gösta Ekman enjoyed a prolific stage career during his short life, becoming the first real star of Swedish theater. His boyish good looks attracted both sexes, helping to create a massive cult following and elevating him to the status of a living legend...
21. Ulla Bergryd Ulla Bergryd Actress, The Bible: In the Beginning...
22. Lars Hanson Lars Hanson Actor, The Wind
23. Zarah Leander Zarah Leander Soundtrack, Inglourious Basterds Beginning her acting-singing career in provincial Swedish theaters with operetta in 1928 and a success in a touring revue by Ernst Rolf in 1929, she soon worked her way up to starring roles in Stockholm and earned well from records. In 1935 she got a leading operetta role in Vienna, offered by 'Max Hansen', despite her initially imperfect command of German...
24. Barbara Scott Barbara Scott Actress, Van de Velde: Das Leben zu zweit - Sexualität in der Ehe
25. Gunnar Hellström Gunnar Hellström Director, Gunsmoke
26. Eva Dahlbeck Eva Dahlbeck Actress, Smiles of a Summer Night
27. Vilgot Sjöman Vilgot Sjöman Director, I Am Curious (Blue)
28. Magnus Härenstam Magnus Härenstam Actor, Fem myror är fler än fyra elefanter
29. Gösta Prüzelius Gösta Prüzelius Actor, Rederiet
30. Karin Ekelund Karin Ekelund Actress, En kvinna ombord
31. Tage Danielsson Tage Danielsson Writer, Mannen som slutade röka Tage Danielsson was born in 1928, in a working class home in Linköping, Sweden. He went to Uppsala University, and graduated as a Master of Arts in English, French and the history of literature. In 1956 he met Hans Alfredson at the Swedish Radio company. They worked together for almost thirty years and made variety shows...
32. Monica Zetterlund Monica Zetterlund Actress, Att angöra en brygga
33. Margaretha Krook Margaretha Krook Actress, Persona
34. Viveka Seldahl Viveka Seldahl Actress, En sång för Martin
35. Tommy Johnson Tommy Johnson Actor, The Brothers Lionheart
36. August Strindberg August Strindberg Writer, Miss Julie He started to study at the Uppsala University but dropped out to pursue an economically unstable career as a journalist. In 1872 he published the first of his many masterpieces, 'Mäster Olof'. In 1874 he got a position at the Royal Library in Stockholm, which enabled him to marry 'Siri von Essen'. He published his novel 'Röda rummet' in 1879...
37. Jan Halldoff Jan Halldoff Director, Det sista äventyret
38. Olle Hellbom Olle Hellbom Director, The Brothers Lionheart
39. Georg Rydeberg Georg Rydeberg Actor, Hour of the Wolf His father was a sea captain, but he refused to allow his son to became a sailor like him. But that could not scare the 14-year old Rydeberg, and at the age of 14, he was steward on a boat to Hull, UK, and the next year he was a sailor on a ship to Lagos, Africa. He got a job as an office clerk, where he met his fourth wife...
40. Alf Sjöberg Alf Sjöberg Director, Miss Julie
41. Sickan Carlsson Sickan Carlsson Actress, Sjunde himlen Her first public performance was on radio at the age of 10, together with her friend Birgit Tengroth. She debuted in a revue held at her father's place of work when she was 15. This led to more work at the theatre, a screen test for Svensk Filmindustri and a small role in Kära släkten. More roles followed and she made movies in the daytime and theatre in the evenings...
42. Mauritz Stiller Mauritz Stiller Director, The Saga of Gösta Berling Moshe "Mauritz" Stiller, born July 17, 1883, in Helsinki, Finland, was a director, writer and actor. He began his artistic activity in the theatre, as an actor at 16. Mauritz Stiller portrayed 87 roles from 1899-1916 and directed 16 productions 1911-28. Together with Viktor Sjöström ( director, actor...
43. Brasse Brännström Brasse Brännström Actor, Fem myror är fler än fyra elefanter
44. Håkan Serner Håkan Serner Actor, Man on the Roof Håkan Serner was born in Malmö, Sweden in 1933. His father was a secundary school teatcher, his mother was a pharmacist. When Serner was six years old his family moved to Stockholm. After finishing school, Serner attended the dramatic school "Terserus teaterskola", and 1960, when the City Theater of Stockholm was started...
45. Lars Amble Lars Amble Actor, Shame
46. Gaby Stenberg Gaby Stenberg Actress, Rederiet
47. Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt Actor, Man on the Roof He was raised on Kungsholmen in Stockholm, where his father had a flower shop. His father was also a social democratic politician. 'Unga Örnar', a socialist youth club, had a theater club which he joined. Since his parents were poor, he had to start work at the age of 16 as a delievery boy. Meanwhile...
48. Sif Ruud Sif Ruud Actress, Wild Strawberries Sif Ruud was born in an well-off family, but when her stepfather had spent all of her mother's money, conditions for the family became more modest. A friend of her mother's was told about young Sif's interest in acting and gave her acting lessons. In 1934 she began her studies at the Royal Dramatic Theatre's acting school in Stockholm...
49. Gunn Wållgren Gunn Wållgren Actress, Fanny and Alexander Constantly considered to be one of the greatest actresses in modern Swedish theater history, Gunn Wållgren is mostly known for her many roles in plays by Ibsen, Strindberg and Chekhov, and internationally; for her wonderful part as the grandmother in director Ingmar Bergman's Fanny and Alexander. In her native Sweden she is also remembered...
50. Inga Gill Inga Gill Actress, The Seventh Seal
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