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Born: April 10, 1929 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Sweden Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

Katinka (1988) as Director
The passion of a young married woman for a man other than her husband.

Cast (feature film)

Branded (2012)
In this dark and mind-bending journey into a surreal, dystopian society, mega-corporations have unleashed a monstrous global conspiracy to get inside our minds and keep the population deluded, dependent and passive. One man's quest to unlock the truth behind the conspiracy will lead to an epic battl
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)
Oskar Schell is an inventive eleven-year-old New Yorker whose discovery of a key in his deceased father's belongings sets him off on an urgent search across the city for the lock it will open. A year after his father died in the World Trade Center on what Oskar calls "The Worst Day," he is determine
Shutter Island (2010)
When U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels arrives at the asylum for the criminally insane on Shutter Island, what starts as a routine investigation quickly takes a sinister turn as shocking and terrifying truths about the island unfold.
Robin Hood (2010)
Chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously only interested in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard's army against the French. Upon Richard's death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls f
Un homme et son chien (2009)
Attractive widow Jeanne tells Charles that she is getting married again and kicks him, along with his dog, out of her house. She has been his mistress since her husband's death; the two men had been best friends during their service in the navy. With no other resource except a tiny pension, it's the
Solomon Kane (2009)
Captain Solomon Kane is a brutally efficient, 16th century killing machine. Armed with his signature pistols, cutlass and rapier, he and his men unleash their blood lust as they fight for England in war after war on all continents. As the story opens, Kane and his band of pillagers are carving a blo
Final Inquiry, The (2008)
Three years after the Crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth, rumors that he is a prophet who has risen from the dead are inciting the people to rebel against their Roman rulers. In an effort to control the unrest, the Roman Emperor Tiberius sends Taurus, a loyal Roman official, to Judea to find Jesus or
Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The (2007)
Jean-Dominique Bauby AKA "Jean-Do," the high-flying editor of French Elle and father of two, was renowned for his sense of humor and style, his joie de vivre and amorous energy, when, in an instant, his world was plunged into the depths of catastrophe. Faced with a harrowing predicament, Jean-Do wil
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
In the heart of Paris lies a deadly secret. Half a world away in Los Angeles, Ambassador Han is about to disclose it. In his possession is explosive new evidence about the inner workings of the Triads--the most powerful and notorious crime syndicate in the world. The Ambassador has discovered the identity of Shy Shen, the very crux of the wide-ranging crime ring, and he''s about to reveal it to the World Criminal Court--until he is silenced by an assassin''s bullet. The Triads will go to any lengths to make sure their secrets stay buried, and there''s only one hope for stopping them. LAPD Detective Carter and Chinese Inspector Lee are back--back where they don''t belong. The unlikely duo is headed to the City of Lights to stop a global criminal conspiracy and save the life of an old friend, Ambassador Han''s now-grown daughter, Soo Yung. They don''t know the city, the language or even exactly what they''re looking for, but their race will take them across the city, from the depths of the Paris underground to the breathtaking heights of the Eiffel Tower, as they fight to outrun the world''s most deadly criminals and save the day.
Emotional Arithmetic (2007)
A young man's tensely balanced life is thrown off kilter when his mother brings an old friend from the war from Russia to Canada.
Heidi (2005) as Cast
Heidi is an orphan girl who is taken by her aunt to live with her elderly Grandfather in the high Alpine mountains. Grandfather is initially resistant to the idea of looking after Heidi but the pair soon get to know each other and a strong bond quickly develops between them.
Intacto (2002) as Sam
An enigmatic tale centering around four people whose lives are intertwined by destiny, and whose lives have been similarly subject to the laws of fate. They discover that luck is something they cannot afford to be without, as they gamble with the highest stakes possible in a deadly game from which o
Minority Report (2002) as Director Lamar Burgess
An enforcer who catches people before they can commit crimes is framed for murder.
Vercingetorix (2001) as Guttuart
In 60 B.C., the disparate Druid tribes of France unite under leader Vercingetorix to drive the Roman army out of their country.
Sleepless (2001) as Ulisse Moretti
A retired detective plagued by insomnia is recruited to solve a series of bizarre murders.
Nuremberg (2000) as Samuel Rosenman
Following World War II, the world's attention was centered on the small war-torn town of Nuremberg, Germany, where 21 members of the Nazi high command were tried for war crimes committed under their leadership. Lead by an American attorney, Justice Robert Jackson, the United States, Great Britain, F
Snow Falling on Cedars (1999) as Nels Gudmundsson
Ishmael is a local reporter covering a murder trial involving the 1954 death of a fisherman in a small island community in the Pacific Northwest. What first looks like a straight-forward case soon turns into a unnerving series of mysteries, intensified by flashbacks to WWII Japanese concentration ca
Their Frozen Dream (1998) as Voice Of August Andrie
Documentary about the ill-fated 1897 balloon expedition to the North Pole attempted by the Swedish explorers August Andrie and Nils Strinberg along with the Norwegian Knut Fraenkel. The balloon disappeared until discovered in 1930, when the remains of the men were found along with photographs and th
What Dreams May Come (1998) as The Tracker
Chris and Annie Nielsen's children are both killed, and then a few years later Chris himself dies in an accident. Chris goes to heaven, a place built of his imagination, and the paintings he loved in life. He discovers from an angel that Annie has committed suicide, as she is bereft without her fami
Private Confessions (1997) as Jacob
Autobiographical drama that follows the broken-down marriage of Ingmar Bergman's parents, focusing on five conversations his mother has with her husband, her lover, priest, mother and girlfriend.
Hostile Waters (1997) as Admiral Chernavin
Thriller based on the previously untold true story of how a near-nuclear catastrophe was averted in the wake of a collision between American and Soviet nuclear submarines off the coast of the United States on October 3, 1986.
Hamsun (1996) as Knut Hamsun
Story of the 1920 Nobel Prize-winning novelist Knut Hamsun--best known for his novels "Hunger" (1890) and "Growth of the Soil (1917, for which he won the Nobel)--a Norwegian hero whose stature rivaled Dostoyevsky, but who shocked the world when he became the only major European artist to side with t
Jerusalem (1996) as The Vicar
When a charismatic and messianic preacher arrives in a small Swedish village, the lives of the two young lovers are torn apart. As the converted villagers begin to sell all their earthly belongings and move to the Holy Land, the young man and woman face devastating choices that will alter their live
Atlanten (1995) as Narration
A journey through time and history unfolds in this visual storytelling of the ocean and its islands.
Judge Dredd (1995) as Judge Fargo
Judge Dredd is a legendary futuristic lawman renowned for his iron-fisted procedures. When Dredd is framed for murder by his enigmatic arch-rival, the entire planet finds itself on a deadly collision course which only the fearless judge can alter. Engineering a dramatic escape from the shuttle carrying him to his space imprisonment, Dredd sets out on a dangerous mission to stop the perpetrator from taking control and in the process discovers a startling secret about his own origins.
Citizen X (1995) as Dr Aleksandr Bukhanovsky
During an eight-year investigation, an obsessed Russian detective tracks down a serial killer of 52 women and children. Based on a true story.
Time Is Money (1994) as Joseph Kaufman
An aged novelist's wife, agent and secretary conspire to get him to write again--though he would rather sit by the pool and contemplate the sun.
Best Intentions, The (1992) as Johan Akerblom--Anna'S Father
The story of the relationship between Ingmar Bergman's parents from the time they met in 1909 to 1918, the year Bergman was born. Although the period covered was a troubled one, the film focuses on the good intentions his parents had entering the marriage.
Silent Touch, The (1992) as Henry Kesdi
The sexual and creative urges of an elderly composer are reawakened by a young musicologist.
Zentropa (1991) as Narrator
A young German-American man returns to a defeated Germany in the latter half of 1945 full of good will, idealism and a job as a sleeping car conductor with the sprawling Zentropa railways company. He falls in love with the daughter of the former Nazi-sympathazing head of Zentropa, and is entangled in the economic and nationalistic terror of the post-war period.
Until the End of the World (1991) as Henry Farber
The story, set during 1999 when a runaway nuclear-armed satellite threatens to destroy the world, centers on a woman following a mysterious man who is busy returing his father's valuable invention: namely a device that takes photos which blind people can see.
Ox, The (1991) as The Vicar
The true story of a man's betrayal of family and community during the severe drought of the 1860's in Sweden.
A Kiss Before Dying (1991) as Thor Carlsson
A serial killer tries to marry into a wealthy family.
Awakenings (1990) as Dr Peter Ingham
A doctor''''s experiments bring a group of comatose patients back to consciousness.
Bachelor, The (1990) as Von Schleheim
A middle-aged doctor, left to fend for himself after the suicide of his unmarried sister, searches for a suitable companion.
Father (1990) as Joseph Meuller
A family and community react to a television journalist's accusation that a pub owner's immigrant father is a war criminal.
Una Vita Scellerata (1990) as Pope Clement Vii
The troubled life of goldsmith and sculptor Benvenuto Cellini.
Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (1990) as Father Siemes
A television movie depicting the story of the dropping of the first atomic bomb in 1945 and how it affected a group of Hiroshima citizens -- along with two American POWs and a European missionary -- as they struggle to survive amid the chaos and devastation.
Red King, White Knight (1989) as Szaz
An ex-CIA agent is lured out of retirement to thwart the KGB plot to assassinate the Soviet General Secretary during a public ceremony in an Eastern European country. Working alone in Eastern Europe, he joins forces with a former enemy and an old flame to thwart the deadly scheme.
Quo Vadis (1989) as Apostle Peter
Pelle The Conqueror (1988) as Pappa Lasse
In the 19th century, a Swedish father and son leave their native land for Denmark in search of work and a better life.
Wolf At The Door, The (1986) as August Strindberg
Story deals with artist Paul Gauguin's return to Paris from Tahiti in 1893, and his subsequent trip back to Tahiti.
Second Victory, The (1986) as Dr Huber
Just after World War II, an Occupation Officer fights to avenge the murder of a friend.
Duet For One (1986) as Dr Louis Feldman
When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts suicide.
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) as Frederick
Three sisters deal with their tangled relationships amidst the wonders of New York City.
Kojak: The Belarus File (1985) as Peter Barak
Savalas recreated his popular role of Theo Kojak, the NYPD detective he had portrayed from 1973 to 1978, in this hybrid movie that meshed a Kojak adventure with a mystery about the murder of a number of elderly Russian emigres that was the plot of John Loftus' best-seller, "The Belarus Secret." Koja
Il Pentito (1985) as Spinola
Code Name: Emerald (1985) as Jurgen Brausch
A spy is sent on a secret mission during World War Two. His goal is to obtain information relating to the D-Day attack.
Samson and Delilah (1984) as Sidka
In this lavish (by TV standards) remake of Cecil B. De Mille's 1949 Biblical epic, the bold and rebellious Danite from one of the tribes of Israel that fled Egypt in the Great Exodus and the Philistine courtesan who seduces and then betrays him, newcomer Antony Hamilton is Samson and Australian actr
Dune (1984) as Doctor Kynes
In the year 10,991 a race ensues for the discovery of a valuable spice found on a farawy planet.
Dreamscape (1984) as Dr Paul Novotny
Never Say Never Again (1983) as Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Under the command of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, SPECTRE Agents infiltrate a U.S. Air Force base situated in the U.K., and steal two Tomahawk cruise missiles. Maximillian Largo, the owner of an enormous yacht, holds the two nuclear devices and threatens their detonation on the world--NATO--if a ransom is not met. Answering to the threat, the British reactivate their ''00'' agents, and thus, they send James Bond (Agent 007) to recapture the warheads, find Largo and kill Blofeld. "Reactivated" as a double-agent, Bond must be retrained; he is shipped off to a health farm to purge him of his ancient habits of eating red meat and drinking martinis. Bond, the eternal charmer, engages in a couple of his old habits--having sex with his masseuse, and battling in an explosive fight with an assassin sent to kill him. He also stumbles upon Fatima Blush, the beautiful evil nurse working for Largo. His adventures pull him into playing a high stakes video game, engaging in a dangerous motorcycle pursuit, and eluding a deathly scuba diving chase.
Strange Brew (1983) as Brewmeister Smith
The screen debut of SCTV''s beer guzzling MacKenzie brothers as they battle over a case of beer with a powerful brewmaster who is trying to take over the world.
Circle of Passions (1983) as Carlo Di Vilafratti
She Dances Alone (1982) as Narration
Ingenjor Andrees Luftfard (1982) as Sa Andree
Target Eagle (1982) as Colonel O'Donnell
Conan The Barbarian (1982) as King Osric
Young Conan''s parents are murdered by a horde of vicious warriors who then enslave the young child for years. He is eventually released from slavery and taught the ancient arts of fighting. Transforming himself into a killing machine, Conan travels into the wilderness seeking vengeance on the man responsible for his family''s murder.
Victory (1981) as Major Karl Von Steiner
A squad of POW soccer stars escape from a Paris stadium during the German Occupation.
Flash Gordon (1980) as Emperor Ming
When energy waves pull the moon out of orbit, threatening destruction of the Earth, Dr. Hans Zarkov makes a desperate rocket flight with two unwilling passengers - Flash Gordon, quarterback of the New York Jets and lovely Dale Arden. Their destination is the planet Mongo, source of the strange energ
Deathwatch (1980) as Gerald Mortenhoe
Hurricane (1979) as Dr Bascomb
Brass Target (1978) as "Shelley"--Webber
Gold thieves plot to assassinate General Patton in the days following World War II.
March Or Die (1977) as Francois Marneau
Foreign Legion Major Foster (Hackman), an American haunted by his memories of the recently-ended Great War, is assigned to protect a group of archaeologists at their dig. Foster's unit includes the charming, thieving rascal Marco (Hill), who joined the Legion only to avoid prison. After long stretches portraying the boredom and hardship of day-to-day life in the Legion, Foster's command occupies a small village where the archaeologists believe they've found a burial site sacred to the Arabs. An Arab leader (Holm) uses this affront to unite the tribes in Jihad, and attacks the tiny Legion garrison at the dig. An epic battle follows, very reminiscent of the film "Zulu". Costumes, firearms, and props are all very authentic-looking, and show great attention to detail.
Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) as Father Merrin
Regan MacNeil is now seventeen, and although she appears to be normal after her demonic possession as a child, she is monitored regularly at a psychiatric institution. A troubled priest, Father Lamont, visits her there to learn about the death of Father Merrin when he was performing the exorcism on her four years before. Regan has no conscious memories of that time, but as the priest''s investigation continues, the demon is brought back.
Voyage Of The Damned (1976) as Captain Gustav Schroeder
A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler''''s Germany in a desperate fight for survival.
Context, The (1976) as Chief Magistrate Riches
A detective is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation he discovers a complot that involves the Italian Communist Party.
Desert des tartares, Le (1976) as Captain Hortiz
Cuore Di Cane (1975) as Professor Preobrazenskij
Trompe L'oeil (1975) as Matthew Lawrence
Ultimate Warrior, The (1975) as The Baron
In New York City in the year 2012, one man fights for what is right in his post-apocalyptic world.
Three Days of the Condor (1975) as Joubert
A CIA researcher uncovers top secret information and finds himself marked for death.
Foxtrot (1975) as Larsen
Steppenwolf (1974) as Harry
Harry Haller is a misanthropic writer whose self-absorption and feelings of being a social outsider have led him to plan his suicide at age 50. While contemplating this act, he meets a mysterious woman who takes him into a realm of metaphysical transcendence.
The Exorcist (1973) as Father Merrin
A priest battles to save a young girl possessed by demons.
Embassy (1973) as Gorenko
Ingmar Bergman (1972) as Himself
Appelkriget (1972) as Roy Lindberg
A German business man, Volkswagner, comes to Österlen in the south of Sweden to build Deutschneyland, a gigantic amusement park for German tourists. The local councillors and the member of parliament are all in favour of the idea, although it will turn vast areas into parking lots for cars. The Lindberg family does not like the idea and with the help of a little magic, they start scheming against it.
The Emigrants (1971) as Karl Oskar
An impoverished farming couple decides to move from Sweden to the U.S. in the 19th century.
The Night Visitor (1971) as Salem
A farmer is framed for murder and railroaded into an insane asylum by his ambitious sister and her doctor husband.
The Touch (1971) as Dr. Andreas Vergerus
The Kremlin Letter (1970) as Kosnov
A team of spies tries to recover a CIA letter that could trigger an international incident.
The Passion of Anna (1970) as Andreas Winkelman
Mounting delusions keep a woman from recovering from the deaths of her husband and child.
Hour of the Wolf (1968) as Johan Borg
An artist shares his most painful memories with his wife during a long night on an isolated island.
Shame (1968) as Jan Rosenberg
During civil war, two musicians retreat to a rural island to farm. They are apolitical; a neighbor sometimes gives them a fish; wine is a luxury. They love each other, but there are problems: the war upsets Jan, he is weepy, too sensitive; Eva wants children, he does not. The war suddenly arrives: rebels attack, neighbors die. When the other side restores order, Jan and Eva are arrested as collaborators. After frightening and roughing them up, the local colonel releases them; then he begins appearing at their farmhouse: to talk or to pursue Eva? He gives her money. The rebels return; chaos ensues. Jan becomes violent and murderous; they flee. Can they escape? If so, to what?
Here's Your Life (1968) as Smålands-Pelle
A working-class boy struggles to find himself through a series of jobs and romances.
Skammen (1968) as Jan Rosenberg
A middle-aged couple living on a small island get caught up in a political revolution.
Hawaii (1966) as Abner Hale
Missionaries to the Hawaiian Islands fight nature, disease and their own passions.
The Quiller Memorandum (1966) as Oktober
An international spy infiltrates a Neo-Nazi gang.
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) as Jesus
All-star epic retelling of Christ''s life.
The Reward (1965) as Scott Swenson
The Swedish Mistress (1964) as Married man
Winter Light (1963) as Jonas Persson
A disillusioned priest copes with his loss of faith.
Through a Glass Darkly (1962) as Martin, the husband
A recently released mental patient becomes obsessed with her younger brother.
The Virgin Spring (1960) as Herr Tore
A medieval knight seeks revenge when his daughter is murdered.
The Magician (1959) as Albert Emanuel Vogler--The Mesmerist
A traveling magician must outwit townspeople out to prove him a fake.
Brink of Life (1958) as Harry Andersson
Three women awaiting childbirth face turning points in their lives.
The Seventh Seal (1957) as Antonius Block--The Knight
A medieval knight challenges Death to a chess game to save himself and his friends.
Wild Strawberries (1957) as Henrik Akerman
On his way to an awards ceremony, a distinguished professor thinks back on his loveless life.

Cast (special)

World of Film (1993)
A three-part program examining the British, Swedish and Hungarian film industries.
East of the Sun, West of the Moon (1991) as Narration
The Norwegian tale of a mysterious white bear who makes a peasant farmer rich in exchange for his daughter.
15th Annual People's Choice Awards, The (1989)
A presentation of the fifteenth annual "People's Choice Awards" honoring America's favorite entertainers in 23 categories. Awards are determined by a special poll conducted by the Gallup organization.
61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1989)
Live coverage of the sixty-first annual Academy Awards ceremony from the Shrine Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles. Highlights include: an opening production number which recreates Hollywood's glittering past and such landmarks as the Cocoanut Grove and the Chinese Theater; a tribute to the great musi
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1984) as Himself
Biography of the Academy Award winning director including dramatic color footage of WWII.
American Film Institute Salute to John Huston, The (1983)
The American Film Institute presents its 11th Annual Distinguished Life Achievement Award to director, screenwriter and actor, John Huston, at a black-tie dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on March 3, 1983.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King (2004)
Based on a German legend, the tale of Siegfried, the son of a swordsmith who becomes a fearless dragon slayer.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Solomon (1998) as David
Miniseries based on the Biblical first book of Kings, retelling the story of King Solomon: his succession to his father David and his 40-year reign over the kingdom of Israel, a reign of justice and prosperity. Solomon accomplished a momentous feat: building the Temple in Jerusalem, where the ancien
Christopher Columbus (1985) as King John Of Portugal
A miniseries about the life of the Genoa-born explorer, from his mid-twenties as a determined young seaman to his last years as a tired old man still fired by dreams of exploration and discovery.

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