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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. Ingmar Bergman Ingmar Bergman Writer, The Seventh Seal Ernst Ingmar Bergman was born July 14, 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, as in 'Den Goda Viljan' Pernilla August play his mother...
3. Viveca Lindfors Viveca Lindfors Actress, Stargate Ms. Lindfors was a Swedish-born actress whose stage and screen career in the U.S. and Sweden spanned more than half a century. She was brought to Hollywood in 1946 by Warner Brothers in the hope that she would be a new Greta Garbo or Ingrid Bergman. She appeared with Ronald Reagan in her first Hollywood film...
4. 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...
5. Johanna Sällström Johanna Sällström Actress, Under ytan Johanna Sällström was born on December 30, 1974 in Stockholm, Sweden. In 1997 she won the award Guldbaggen for best female leading role in the movie Beneath the Surface, which became her big breakthrough. Getting tired off all the interest around herself she moved to Denmark where she worked at a café shop...
6. 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...
7. 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)...
8. Monica Nordquist Monica Nordquist Actress, Du är inte klok, Madicken
9. Lars Hanson Lars Hanson Actor, The Wind
10. Björn Granath Björn Granath Actor, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
11. Stieg Larsson Stieg Larsson Writer, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
12. 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...
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. Bengt Ekerot Bengt Ekerot Actor, The Seventh Seal
16. Victor Sjöström Victor Sjöström Director, Körkarlen 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...
17. 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...
18. 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...
19. Per Oscarsson Per Oscarsson Actor, The Girl Who Played with Fire
20. 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...
21. Lena Nyman Lena Nyman Actress, Autumn Sonata
22. 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...
23. 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...
24. Ulla Bergryd Ulla Bergryd Actress, The Bible: In the Beginning...
25. Bo Widerberg Bo Widerberg Director, Lust och fägring stor
26. 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...
27. Torsten Lilliecrona Torsten Lilliecrona Actor, Tjorven, Batsman, and Moses
28. Beppe Wolgers Beppe Wolgers Writer, Dunderklumpen! Beppe Wolgers (born John Bertil Wolgers) was a writer of children's books and also a lyricist and composer for cinema and stage. He was responsible for persuading Zarah Leander to take a leading role in the musical "Sommarnattens leende" by Steven Sondheim ("Das Lächeln einer Sommernacht", "A Little...
29. Göran Graffman Göran Graffman Actor, Du är inte klok, Madicken
30. Jens Jungmark Jens Jungmark Sound Department, Far Cry 3 Jens was a skilled musician and it was natural for him to use this knowledge as a springboard into the new formats. He was interested in film making and film production. In a short time he developed his skills in sound engineering and became a highly skilled engineer on the recording scene, an equally adept film sound technician and composer for all sorts of productions...
31. Nils Poppe Nils Poppe Actor, The Seventh Seal While studying he became interested in acting and was discovered when performing in a school play. His talent for comedic acting made him known for the public when he debuted with Pengar - en tragikomisk saga (1947), which he directed himself. He is today best remembered for his character Fabian Bom...
32. Eva Bender Eva Bender Actress, Tarkan Viking kani
33. Ernst-Hugo Järegård Ernst-Hugo Järegård Actor, Europa One of Swedish theatre's most well known actors. Järegård is appreciated for his extrovert and at the same time controlled style of acting, of which he gladly characterized comic or morbid characters. He played the title role in 'Moliére''s "Tartuffe" as well as Orgon (The Royal Dramatic Theatre, 1971) with great success...
34. 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...
35. Brasse Brännström Brasse Brännström Actor, Fem myror är fler än fyra elefanter
36. Magnus Härenstam Magnus Härenstam Actor, Fem myror är fler än fyra elefanter
37. 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...
38. Gunnar Hellström Gunnar Hellström Director, Gunsmoke
39. Viveka Seldahl Viveka Seldahl Actress, En sång för Martin
40. Monica Zetterlund Monica Zetterlund Actress, Att angöra en brygga
41. 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...
42. Kim Anderzon Kim Anderzon Actress, Göta kanal eller Vem drog ur proppen?
43. Vilgot Sjöman Vilgot Sjöman Director, I Am Curious (Blue)
44. 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...
45. Lars Schmidt Lars Schmidt Producer, Twenty-Four Hours in a Woman's Life
46. Ernst Günther Ernst Günther Actor, Fanny and Alexander
47. Tage Danielsson Tage Danielsson Actor, Herkules Jonssons storverk 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...
48. Lars-Erik Berenett Lars-Erik Berenett Actor, Hassel - Privatspanarna
49. Arne Mattsson Arne Mattsson Director, One Summer of Happiness
50. Henning Mankell Henning Mankell Writer, Wallander
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