Ingmar Bergman

1918 - 2007

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Ernst Ingmar Bergman (14 July 1918 – 30 July 2007) was a Swedish film director, screenwriter, and producer. Considered to be among the most accomplished and influential filmmakers of all time, Bergman's films include Smiles of a Summer Night (1955), The Seventh Seal (1957), The Silence (1963), Wild Strawberries (1957), Through a Glass Darkly (1961), Persona (1966), Hour of the Wolf (1969), Cries and Whispers (1972), Scenes from a Marriage (1973), and Fanny and Alexander (1982); the last two exist in extended television versions. Bergman directed over sixty films and documentaries for cinematic release and for television screenings, most of which he also wrote. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ingmar Bergman has received more than 3,915,300 page views. His biography is available in 123 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 122 in 2019). Ingmar Bergman is the 8th most popular film director (down from 4th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 4th in 2019) and the most popular Swedish Film Director.

Ingmar Bergman is most famous for his film work, which includes Persona, The Seventh Seal, and Wild Strawberries.

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Among film directors, Ingmar Bergman ranks 8 out of 1,580Before him are Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick, Hayao Miyazaki, Akira Kurosawa, and Roman Polanski. After him are Federico Fellini, Woody Allen, Sergei Eisenstein, Sergio Leone, Francis Ford Coppola, and Andrei Tarkovsky.

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Among people born in 1918, Ingmar Bergman ranks 3Before him are Nelson Mandela and Nicolae Ceaușescu. After him are Gamal Abdel Nasser, Anwar Sadat, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Richard Feynman, Robert Wadlow, Kurt Waldheim, Louis Althusser, Leonard Bernstein, and Rita Hayworth. Among people deceased in 2007, Ingmar Bergman ranks 3Before him are Boris Yeltsin and Luciano Pavarotti. After him are Michelangelo Antonioni, Kurt Waldheim, Jean Baudrillard, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Carlo Ponti, Mstislav Rostropovich, Kurt Vonnegut, Mohammed Zahir Shah, and Marcel Marceau.

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Among people born in Sweden, Ingmar Bergman ranks 6 out of 1,296Before him are Carl Linnaeus (1707), Alfred Nobel (1833), Tycho Brahe (1546), Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (1594), and Anders Celsius (1701). After him are Astrid Lindgren (1907), Selma Lagerlöf (1858), Christina, Queen of Sweden (1626), Olof Palme (1927), Oleg of Novgorod (900), and Charles XII of Sweden (1682).


Among film directors born in Sweden, Ingmar Bergman ranks 1After him are Roy Andersson (1943), Lasse Hallström (1946), Victor Sjöström (1879), Sven Nykvist (1922), Alf Sjöberg (1903), Bo Widerberg (1930), Jan Troell (1931), Vilgot Sjöman (1924), Hasse Ekman (1915), Mikael Håfström (1960), and Jonas Åkerlund (1965).