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Born: April 10, 1929 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Sweden Profession: Cast ...
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1947:
Served in Swedish Quartermaster Corps
1949:
Made feature acting debut in "Bara en Mora/Only a Mother"
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Worked at the Royal Dramatic Theatre of Stockholm under Ingmar Bergman
1955:
Brought to Malmo Stadsteater by Bergman, who was the chief director of the municipal theater in Malmo
1956:
First film for director Ingmar Bergman, "The Seventh Seal"
1958:
Played the title role in Bergman's "The Magician"
1960:
Starred in Bergman's "The Virgin Spring" as a distraught father who avenges the murder of his daughter
1965:
First U.S. film, playing Jesus in George Stevens' "The Greatest Story Ever Told"
1966:
Portrayed a knuckle-cracking Nazi in "The Quiller Memorandum"
1966:
First film with director Jan Troell, "Here Is Your Life"
1967:
Made U.S. TV debut as Otto Frank in an adaptation of "The Diary of Anne Frank" (ABC)
1968:
First film with Liv Ullmann, Bergman's "Shame"
1970:
Acted in John Huston's "The Kremlin Letter"
1971:
Last film with Bergman as director, "The Touch"
1971:
Co-starred with Ullmann in Jan Troell's two-part "The Emigrants" (1971) and "The New Land" (1972)
1972:
Appeared in the documentary film "Ingmar Bergman"
1973:
Battled the Devil as Father Merrin in William Friedkin's "The Exorcist"
1975:
Played Alsatian hit-man Joubert in Sydney Pollack's "Three Days of the Condor"
1977:
Reprised Father Merrin for "Exorcist II: The Heretic"
1977:
Made Broadway debut in "The Night of the Tribades"
1980:
Portrayed Ming the Merciless in "Flash Gordon"
1981:
Played the commander of a German prisoner of war camp in "Victory," co-starring Sylvester Stallone and Michael Caine
1982:
Starred in Troell's "The Flight of the Eagle," about a foolhearty but heroic real-life balloon expedition to the North Pole
1983:
Appeared as the arch-villain Blofeld in the James Bond film "Never Say Never Again"
1986:
Delivered an excellent turn as Barbara Hershey's artist-lover in Woody Allen's "Hannah and Her Sisters"
1988:
Played a humble old Swedish widower struggling for survival alongside his son in Bille August's "Pelle the Conqueror"; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actor
1988:
Made feature directing and screenwriting debut with "Katinka"; shot by Bergman's cameraman Sven Nykvist
1990:
Starred as Father Siemes in the NBC movie "Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes"
1992:
Played a priest in "The Ox"; directed by Bergman's long-time cinematographer Sven Nykvist
1992:
Re-teamed with Bille August for "Best Intentions"; scripted by Bergman
1993:
Portrayed a devilish antique store owner in "Needful Things"
1995:
Re-teamed with Stallone as Judge Fargo in "Judge Dredd"
1996:
Appeared in the based-on-real-life serial killer drama "Citizen X" (HBO)
1997:
Acted the role of an aging priest and mentor in Liv Ullman's "Private Confessions"; written by Ingmar Bergman
1998:
Guided a distraught man (Robin Williams) across the River Styx in "What Dreams May Come"
1999:
Acted in Scott Hicks' "Snow Falling on Cedars," playing a defense attorney for a Japanese-American man on trial for the murder of his close friend
2002:
Cast as the corrupt director of the futuristic pre-crime unit in Steven Spielberg's sci-fi thriller "Minority Report"
2003:
Played the mentor character Eyvind in the German-made sword-and-sorcery epic "Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King"
2007:
Played a French ambassador in the action comedy sequel "Rush Hour 3"
2009:
Joined the cast of "The Tudors" (Showtime) for the third season, playing Cardinal Von Waldburg
2010:
Played a physician at a hospital for the criminally insane in Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island"
2010:
Cast as Sir Walter Loxley opposite Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott's adaptation of "Robin Hood"
2011:
Cast opposite Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock in the 9/11 drama "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"

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