Attended the theater for the first time; inspired to create own plays at home with his sister Margareta
Wrote first play as a teenager
Amateur stage directing debut, "Outward Bound," in May
Hired as production assistant at Stockholm Opera
Broke with parents over family constrictions
Joined Svensk Filmindustri
Hired as director of Helsingborg Town Theatre in April
Screenwriting debut with "Hets/Frenzy/Torment" (dir. Alf Sjoborg)
Film directing debut (also writer), "Kris/Crisis"
Made radio debut as director and playwright, adapting "Requiem"
Had first international success with "Smiles of a Summer Night"
Won prize at Cannes for "The Seventh Seal"
Received first Academy Award nomination for the screenplay to "Smultronstallet/Wild Strawberries"
First Bergman film to win a Best Foreign Film Oscar "The Virgin Spring"
Earned second Oscar nomination for the script to "Through a Glass Darkly"
Hired as Chief Director of Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm; resigned 1966
Directed and wrote "Skammen/Shame"; first film for own production company, Cinematograph AB
His teleplay "The Lie" aired on American television
Received Oscar nominations as producer, director and screenwriter of "Cries and Whispers"
Wrote and directed the the six-part Swedish TV series "Scenes From a Marriage"; edited version released theatrically
Directed "The Maigc Flute" for Swedish television; released theatrically
Left Sweden after encountering tax problems; booked but never tried; traveled to USA before settling in Munich
Earned second Best Director Oscar nomination for "Face to Face"
Made English language directing debut with "The Serpent's Egg," a US-German co-production
Teamed Ingrid Bergman and Liv Ullmann in "The Autumn Sonata"; earned Best Screenplay Academy Award nomination
Announced retirement from filmmaking; released last film as director "Fanny and Alexander", an edited version of the Swedish TV production; film won four 1983 Academy Awards including Best Foreign Film; received Oscar nominations as Best Director and Best Screenplay
Made short film "Karin's Face" as a tribute to his mother
Staged the Royal Dramatic Theater of Sweden's Swedish-language production (starring Lena Olin) of "Miss Julie" at Brooklyn Academy of Music
Scripted "The Best Intensions", directed by Bille August
Wrote the screenplay for the autobiographical "Sunday's Children", directed by son Daniel
Penned the teleplay for "The Last Scream"
Announced retirement from the theater
Scripted "Larmar och gor sig till/In the Presence of a Clown" for Swedish TV; shown at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival
Announced plans to produce "Trolosa/Faithless", a semi-autobiographical project he scripted to lens in 1999 for a 2000 release; to be directed by Liv Ullmann and to star Lena Endre and Erland Josephson as Ingmar Bergman
Participated in a rare television interview in Sweden in which he suggested he would rather commit suicide than "become a vegetable and a burden on other people. A soul slowly dying out, trapped in a body in which the insides gradually sabotage me, that I think would be terrifying."