Famous Swedish Directors

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Ingmar Bergman
(One of the Most Talented and Influential Filmmakers of All Time)
Ingmar Bergman
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Birthdate: July 14, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Uppsala, Uppland, Sweden
Died: July 30, 2007

Ingmar Bergman was a Swedish filmmaker and screenwriter. Widely regarded as one of the most influential and accomplished filmmakers of all time, Ingmar Bergman continues to serve as an inspiration for filmmakers like Woody Allen. His work has also influenced other prominent directors like Martin Scorsese, Thomas Vinterberg, and Richard Ayoade.

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Lasse Hallström
(Film director who first became known for directing almost all the music videos by the pop group ABBA)
Lasse Hallström
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Birthdate: June 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Josef Fares
(Film director)
Josef Fares
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Birthdate: September 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
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 4 
Daniel Espinosa
(Film director)
Daniel Espinosa
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Birthdate: March 23, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Tuva Novotny
(Actress)
Tuva Novotny
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Birthdate: December 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Olof Thunberg
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Birthdate: May 21, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Västerås, Västmanlands län, Sweden
Died: February 24, 2020
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Ecco2K
(Singer)
Ecco2K
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Birthdate: October 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England

Ecco2K is a British-Swedish model, singer, designer, and director. He is best known for his innovative and experimental songwriting. Ecco2K is also a successful entrepreneur, having launched his own product line called g'LOSS.

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Erika Lust
(writer, film director, film producer, screenwriter, director)
Erika Lust
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Birthdate: 1977 AD
Birthplace: Stockholm
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Pernilla August
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Birthdate: February 13, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Mai Zetterling
(Swedish Actress, Novelist and Film Director.)
Mai Zetterling
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Birthdate: May 24, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Västerås, Sweden
Died: March 17, 1994

Mai Zetterling was a Swedish actress, film director, and novelist. She is best remembered for playing important roles in popular British films like Quartet, The Romantic Age, and Only Two Can Play. Mai Zetterling became known as a sex symbol and many of her films were noted for their sexual explicitness and nudity. 

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Johan Renck
(Film director)
Johan Renck
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Birthdate: December 5, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden
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Ruben Östlund
(Film director)
Ruben Östlund
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Birthdate: April 13, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Styrsö, Sweden
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Ingrid Thulin
(Actress)
Ingrid Thulin
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Birthdate: January 27, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sollefteå, Sweden
Died: January 7, 2004
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Roy Andersson
(Film director)
Roy Andersson
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Birthdate: March 31, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
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Malik Bendjelloul
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Birthdate: September 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ystad, Skåne, Sweden
Died: May 13, 2014
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Tomas Alfredson
(Film director, Screenwriter, Film editor, Actor, Director)
Tomas Alfredson
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Birthdate: April 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lidingö
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Mikael Håfström
(Film director, Screenwriter)
Mikael Håfström
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Birthdate: July 1, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lund, Sweden
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Victor Sjöström
(Film Director)
Victor Sjöström
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Birthdate: September 20, 1879
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Årjäng, Sweden
Died: January 3, 1960
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Eva Bergman
(Director)
Eva Bergman
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Birthdate: September 5, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Helsingborg, Sweden
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Mimi Pollak
(Actress, Directors)
Mimi Pollak
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Birthdate: April 9, 1903
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Karlstad, Sweden
Died: August 11, 1999
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Helena Bergström
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Birthdate: February 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kortedala, Gothenburg, Sweden
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Gunnel Lindblom
(Actress, Director)
Gunnel Lindblom
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Birthdate: December 18, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
Died: January 24, 2021
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Lukas Moodysson
(Film director,Novelist)
Lukas Moodysson
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Birthdate: January 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lund, Sweden
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Daniel Bergman
(Film director)
Daniel Bergman
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Birthdate: September 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Danderyd Municipality, Sweden
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Gösta Ekman
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Birthdate: July 28, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 1, 2017
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Stig Larsson
(Writer Director)
Stig Larsson
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Birthplace: Skellefteå, Sweden
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Mauritz Stiller
(Film Director)
Mauritz Stiller
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Birthdate: July 17, 1883
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: November 18, 1928
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Alf Kjellin
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Birthdate: February 28, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lund, Sweden
Died: April 5, 1988
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Lisa Langseth
(Swedish Film Director and Screenwriter)
Lisa Langseth
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Birthdate: April 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Lisa Langseth is a Swedish film director and screenwriter. She is best known for directing films like Pure, Hotell, and Euphoria. After beginning her career as a theatre director and playwright, Langseth went on to establish herself as an acclaimed film director. Many of her films have achieved critical acclaim and have been premiered in film festivals around the world. 

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Susan Taslimi
(Actress)
Susan Taslimi
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Birthdate: February 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rasht, Iran
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Vilgot Sjöman
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Birthdate: December 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 9, 2006
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Bo Widerberg
(Swedish director)
Bo Widerberg
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Birthdate: June 8, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Malmö, Sweden
Died: May 1, 1997
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Tova Magnusson
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Birthdate: June 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Huddinge Municipality, Sweden
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Lasse Åberg
(Actor Director)
Lasse Åberg
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Birthdate: May 5, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hofors, Sweden
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Alma Pöysti
(Actress, known for Tove (2020))
Alma Pöysti
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Birthdate: March 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
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Edward af Sillén
(Screenwriter, Writer)
Edward af Sillén
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Birthdate: September 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Blumenau, Brazil
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Alf Sjöberg
(Director)
Alf Sjöberg
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Birthdate: June 21, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 17, 1980
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Thorsten Flinck
(Actor, Director)
Thorsten Flinck
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Birthdate: April 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Solna, Sweden
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Arne Sucksdorff
(Film Director)
Arne Sucksdorff
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Birthdate: February 3, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: May 4, 2001
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Marianne Ahrne
(Film Director, Screenwriter)
Marianne Ahrne
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Birthdate: May 25, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lund, Sweden
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Othman Karim
(Director known for his first feature film, Om Sara)
Othman Karim
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Birthdate: March 19, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kampala, Uganda
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Michael Meschke
(Swedish Puppeteer, Playwright, Film, Theater and Museum Director)
Michael Meschke
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Birthdate: July 14, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Danzig , Poland

Michael Meschke is a Swedish puppeteer, playwright, film director, and theater and museum director. A pioneer in the art of puppet theater, Meschke is credited with founding the Marionette Museum and the Marionette Theater. Michael Meschke is also an educator; apart from working as a professor, he has also founded a school in Finland.