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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. Ingrid Thulin Ingrid Thulin Actress, Wild Strawberries Ingrid trained as a ballet dancer and attended Stockholm's Royal Dramatic Theatre. She came to fame thanks to Bergman's "Wild Strawberries". She acted in 9 Ingmar Bergman's films. Her fame allowed her to act in Luchino Visconti's "The Damned" in 1969. Ingrid Thulin lived in Rome since the 1960's. She came back to Sweden for her health treatment recently.
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. Stieg Larsson Stieg Larsson Writer, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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. 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)...
7. 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...
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. 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...
13. 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...
14. 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...
15. 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...
16. Gunnar Hellström Gunnar Hellström Director, Zorn
17. Vilgot Sjöman Vilgot Sjöman Director, I Am Curious (Blue)
18. Fridolf Rhudin Fridolf Rhudin Actor, Pojkarna på Storholmen
19. Alf Sjöberg Alf Sjöberg Director, Miss Julie
20. Mauritz Stiller Mauritz Stiller Director, Gösta Berlings saga
21. 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...
22. 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...
23. Monica Zetterlund Monica Zetterlund Actress, Att angöra en brygga
24. Bengt Eklund Bengt Eklund Actor, Shame
25. Malou Hallström Malou Hallström Editor, ABBA: The Movie
26. Diana Kjær Diana Kjær Actress, Dagmar's Hot Pants, Inc.
27. Göthe Grefbo Göthe Grefbo Actor, Summer with Monika
28. Eva Dahlbeck Eva Dahlbeck Actress, Smiles of a Summer Night
29. Holger Löwenadler Holger Löwenadler Actor, Lacombe, Lucien
30. Keve Hjelm Keve Hjelm Actor, Raven's End
31. 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...
32. Ulf Johansson Ulf Johansson Actor, Hour of the Wolf
33. 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...
34. Inga Gill Inga Gill Actress, The Seventh Seal
35. Margaretha Krook Margaretha Krook Actress, Persona
36. 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...
37. Lars Tunbjörk Lars Tunbjörk Cinematographer, Fotografen från Riga
38. Lars Hanson Lars Hanson Actor, The Wind
39. Olof Palme Olof Palme Self, Gäst hos Hagge Palme came from an upper class family in Stockholm. While studying at the college of Stockholm he got involved in student politics and got the opportunity to travel through post-war Europe in 1949. He became president of Sweden's United Student Unions in 1952. When prime minister Tage Erlander needed a secretary in 1953 he appointed Palme...
40. Emil Forselius Emil Forselius Actor, Tic Tac
41. Gaby Stenberg Gaby Stenberg Actress, Sängkammartjuven
42. 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...
43. Gunnar Fischer Gunnar Fischer Cinematographer, The Seventh Seal
44. 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...
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. Gösta Prüzelius Gösta Prüzelius Actor, Fanny and Alexander
47. Gösta Bernhard Gösta Bernhard Actor, Enslingen i blåsväder
48. Carl-Ivar Nilsson Carl-Ivar Nilsson Actor, Olsson per sekund eller Det finns ingen anledning till oro
49. Thor Modéen Thor Modéen Actor, Pensionat Paradiset Thor Modéen is the great Swedish comedian of the 1930s and 1940s, both in the movies and at the theatre. His presence in a movie usually meant that it was rescued from disaster at the box-offices, even if he only appeared in a small role. He usually played cigar-smoking wholesalers, carefree recruits or policemen...
50. Hjördis Petterson Hjördis Petterson Actress, Children's Island When Hjördis Petterson was twelve years old, the local movie theatre in Visby needed somebody who could play the piano, so they gave her the opportunity. She also played the piano for the local amateur theatre, Visby Amatörsällskap, and eventually she got her first part. She became interested and got herself a tutor...
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