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Also Known As: Died: July 30, 2007
Born: July 14, 1918 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Sweden Profession: Writer ...
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1930:
Attended the theater for the first time; inspired to create own plays at home with his sister Margareta
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Wrote first play as a teenager
1938:
Amateur stage directing debut, "Outward Bound," in May
1939:
Hired as production assistant at Stockholm Opera
1940:
Broke with parents over family constrictions
1943:
Joined Svensk Filmindustri
1944:
Hired as director of Helsingborg Town Theatre in April
1944:
Screenwriting debut with "Hets/Frenzy/Torment" (dir. Alf Sjoborg)
1946:
Film directing debut (also writer), "Kris/Crisis"
1946:
Made radio debut as director and playwright, adapting "Requiem"
1955:
Had first international success with "Smiles of a Summer Night"
1957:
Won prize at Cannes for "The Seventh Seal"
1959:
Received first Academy Award nomination for the screenplay to "Smultronstallet/Wild Strawberries"
1960:
First Bergman film to win a Best Foreign Film Oscar "The Virgin Spring"
1962:
Earned second Oscar nomination for the script to "Through a Glass Darkly"
1963:
Hired as Chief Director of Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm; resigned 1966
1968:
Directed and wrote "Skammen/Shame"; first film for own production company, Cinematograph AB
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His teleplay "The Lie" aired on American television
1973:
Received Oscar nominations as producer, director and screenwriter of "Cries and Whispers"
1973:
Wrote and directed the the six-part Swedish TV series "Scenes From a Marriage"; edited version released theatrically
1974:
Directed "The Maigc Flute" for Swedish television; released theatrically
1976:
Left Sweden after encountering tax problems; booked but never tried; traveled to USA before settling in Munich
1976:
Earned second Best Director Oscar nomination for "Face to Face"
1977:
Made English language directing debut with "The Serpent's Egg," a US-German co-production
1978:
Returned to Sweden
1978:
Teamed Ingrid Bergman and Liv Ullmann in "The Autumn Sonata"; earned Best Screenplay Academy Award nomination
1982:
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
1983:
Made short film "Karin's Face" as a tribute to his mother
1987:
Published memoirs
1991:
Staged the Royal Dramatic Theater of Sweden's Swedish-language production (starring Lena Olin) of "Miss Julie" at Brooklyn Academy of Music
1991:
Scripted "The Best Intensions", directed by Bille August
1992:
Wrote the screenplay for the autobiographical "Sunday's Children", directed by son Daniel
1994:
Penned the teleplay for "The Last Scream"
1995:
Announced retirement from the theater
1997:
Scripted "Larmar och gor sig till/In the Presence of a Clown" for Swedish TV; shown at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival
1998:
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
2000:
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."

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