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1. 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...
2. 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)...
3. Malik Bendjelloul Malik Bendjelloul Self, 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...
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. Stieg Larsson Stieg Larsson Writer, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
6. Erland Josephson Erland Josephson Actor, 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...
7. 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...
8. Bengt Ekerot Bengt Ekerot Actor, The Seventh Seal
9. Gunnar Björnstrand Gunnar Björnstrand Actor, The Seventh Seal Being the son of an acting father, Oscar Johanson, it isn't surprising that he wanted to be an actor already as a child. However, he first worked as a baker's apprentice, in a barber shop or in the docks. After the conscription he got his first role, a bit part on the theater Lilla Teatern in Stockholm...
10. Victor Sjöström Victor Sjöström Director, The Phantom Carriage Victor Sjöström who was born on September 20, 1879, undisputedly is the father of Swedish film and ranks 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...
11. 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...
12. 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...
13. 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...
14. 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...
15. Christer Jonsson Christer Jonsson Actor, A Guy and a Gal
16. Gunnar Hellström Gunnar Hellström Director, Zorn
17. 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...
18. Vilgot Sjöman Vilgot Sjöman Director, I Am Curious (Blue)
19. Alf Sjöberg Alf Sjöberg Director, Miss Julie
20. Mauritz Stiller Mauritz Stiller Director, Gösta Berlings saga
21. Eva Dahlbeck Eva Dahlbeck Actress, Smiles of a Summer Night
22. Anita Björk Anita Björk Actress, Miss Julie Anita Björk is able to use simple means to give depth and character to a role. She has a way of expressing any emotion just by raising an eyebrow or twitching her lips. This was something she used to a large extent in her best movie, Alf Sjöberg's Miss Julie where she played the young lady at a country manor, planning to elope with Jean the butler...
23. Malou Hallström Malou Hallström Actress, Sällskapsresan eller Finns det svenskt kaffe på grisfesten
24. Monica Zetterlund Monica Zetterlund Actress, The Emigrants
25. Zarah Leander Zarah Leander Soundtrack, Inglourious Basterds Beginning her acting-singing career in provincial Swedish theaters in 1929, she soon worked her way up to starring roles in Stockholm and Vienna. In 1936 she signed a contract with the Berlin film studio, UFA, despite her imperfect command of German. During World War II she became the highest-paid star of the Nazi cinema...
26. Tage Danielsson Tage Danielsson Writer, The Man Who Quit Smoking 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...
27. Bebo Valdés Bebo Valdés Soundtrack, Capote
28. 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...
29. 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...
30. Kristian Almgren Kristian Almgren Actor, Fanny and Alexander Only 10 years old, Kristian starred in Ingmar Bergman's "Fanny and Alexander", where he played the role Putte. In the Swedish duo Hasse & Tages satirical film "garbage" from 1981, he played little Laban. At 15 Fabian, played in the movie "Pirates of the Lake". In the late 1980s, Christian worked at community youth center...
31. Margaretha Krook Margaretha Krook Actress, Persona
32. Diana Kjær Diana Kjær Actress, Dagmar's Hot Pants, Inc.
33. Emil Forselius Emil Forselius Actor, Tic Tac
34. Inga Gill Inga Gill Actress, The Seventh Seal
35. Carl-Ivar Nilsson Carl-Ivar Nilsson Actor, Olsson per sekund eller Det finns ingen anledning till oro
36. Lars Hanson Lars Hanson Actor, The Wind
37. Bengt Eklund Bengt Eklund Actor, Shame
38. Gunnar Fischer Gunnar Fischer Cinematographer, The Seventh Seal
39. Sven Lindberg Sven Lindberg Actor, Glädjekällan His early life became a bit embarrasing - he started school in a girls' school, where his aunt was a teacher. He played theatre in high school but that didn't gave him any dreams of becoming an actor. He continued to the university of Stockholm and read litterature- and art history. He continued with...
40. Bertil Norström Bertil Norström Actor, A Swedish Love Story
41. Stig Anderson Stig Anderson Soundtrack, Miss Congeniality
42. Alva Garbo Alva Garbo Actress, En lyckoriddare
43. Gaby Stenberg Gaby Stenberg Actress, Sängkammartjuven
44. Naima Wifstrand Naima Wifstrand Actress, Wild Strawberries Raised by a single mother, she grew up in a poor home at Fleminggatan in Stockholm. She was working extra in a small shop for sewing materials and the owner encouraged her acting dreams. In 1905 she was accepted to accompany the Anna Lundberg travelling theatre company around Sweden. This led to small roles at theatres both in Helsinki and Stockholm...
45. 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...
46. Gustaf Molander Gustaf Molander Director, Intermezzo He attended the Royal Dramatic Theatre's acting school 1907-1909 and went on to become an actor at the same theatre 1913-1926. His first work for the movies was the script to Thomas Graals bästa film and the follow-up Thomas Graals bästa barn. He made his directing debut with Bodakungen. During the 1920s he made his first movies based on the Selma Lagerlöf novels...
47. Gösta Prüzelius Gösta Prüzelius Actor, Fanny and Alexander
48. 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...
49. Cornelis Vreeswijk Cornelis Vreeswijk Soundtrack, Aberdeen
50. Göthe Grefbo Göthe Grefbo Actor, Summer with Monika
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