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Ingmar Bergman

1918 - 2007

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Ernst Ingmar Bergman (14 July 1918 – 30 July 2007) was a Swedish film director, screenwriter, producer and playwright. Widely considered one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time, his films are known as "profoundly personal meditations into the myriad struggles facing the psyche and the soul." Some of his most acclaimed work includes The Seventh Seal (1957), Wild Strawberries (1957), The Virgin Spring (1960), Through a Glass Darkly (1961), Persona (1966), and Fanny and Alexander (1982). Bergman directed more than 60 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 5,055,072 page views. His biography is available in 126 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 123 in 2019). Ingmar Bergman is the 7th most popular film director (up from 8th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 6th 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 7 out of 1,581Before him are Steven Spielberg, Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese, Akira Kurosawa, Federico Fellini, and Stanley Kubrick. After him are Hayao Miyazaki, Woody Allen, Ridley Scott, Sergei Eisenstein, Roman Polanski, and Pier Paolo Pasolini.

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Among people born in 1918, Ingmar Bergman ranks 3Before him are Nelson Mandela and Nicolae Ceaușescu. After him are Anwar Sadat, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Richard Feynman, Robert Wadlow, Rita Hayworth, Ken Miles, Louis Althusser, and Helmut Schmidt. Among people deceased in 2007, Ingmar Bergman ranks 2Before him is Boris Yeltsin. After him are Luciano Pavarotti, Michelangelo Antonioni, Mohammed Zahir Shah, Jean Baudrillard, Marcel Marceau, Kurt Waldheim, Carlo Ponti, Mstislav Rostropovich, Ève Curie, and Paul Tibbets.

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Among people born in Sweden, Ingmar Bergman ranks 5 out of 1,612Before him are Alfred Nobel (1833), Carl Linnaeus (1707), Tycho Brahe (1546), and Anders Celsius (1701). After him are Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (1594), Astrid Lindgren (1907), Selma Lagerlöf (1858), Olof Palme (1927), Charles XII of Sweden (1682), Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (1946), and Ingvar Kamprad (1926).


Among film directors born in Sweden, Ingmar Bergman ranks 1After him are Roy Andersson (1943), Lasse Hallström (1946), Victor Sjöström (1879), Sven Nykvist (1922), Bo Widerberg (1930), Jan Troell (1931), Alf Sjöberg (1903), Olle Hellbom (1925), Vilgot Sjöman (1924), Hasse Ekman (1915), and Mikael Håfström (1960).