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      Erland Josephson

      Erland Josephson

      Highest Rated: 100% The Magician (1958)

      Lowest Rated: 27% Ulysses' Gaze (1995)

      Birthday: Jun 15, 1923

      Birthplace: Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden

      The Swedish-born Erland Josephson is an internationally revered actor, expertly portraying ironic yet humane characters, who has worked with some of the world's finest filmmakers-Ingmar Bergman, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Theodoros Angelopoulos. His work with Bergman is his most well-known and ranges from the director's earliest films ("It Rains on Our Love," "To Joy," "Brink of Life") to his last ("Saraband"). After working with Bergman on 1958's "The Magician," supporting film lead Max Von Sydow, Josephson returned to stage work full-time. When he returned to the screen 10 years later to again make magic with Bergman, their collaborations over the next couple of decades would produce a series of extraordinary explorations of psyches and relationships--"Hour of the Wolf," "The Passion of Anna," the Academy Award-winning "Cries and Whispers," "Scenes from a Marriage," "Fanny and Alexander," and the cathartic, thirty-years-later "Marriage" follow-up "Saraband" among many others. Josephson's work with the great, austere Russian director Tarkovsky yielded two of the director's most important later works, the poetic odyssey "Nostalghia" and the sublimely spiritual "The Sacrifice." In 1980, Josephson wrote, produced, and directed "Marmalade Revolution," a showcase drama co-starring another Bergman player, Bibi Andersson.

      Highest rated movies

      Meeting Venus
      Fanny and Alexander
      The Passion of Anna
      The Magician
      Liv & Ingmar
      After the Rehearsal
      Hour of the Wolf
      Cries and Whispers


      THE SACRIFICE, (aka OFFRET, aka OPFER), Erland Josephson, 1986. ©Orion Classics THE MAGICIAN, (aka ANSIKTET), Gunnar Bjornstrand, Toivo Pawlo, Erland Josephson, 1958 THE TOUCH, (aka BERORINGEN), Elliott Gould, Bibi Andersson, director Ingmar Bergman, on-set, 1971 CASABLANCA, from left, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, 1942 BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL, Dominique Sanda, Robert Powell, Erland Josephson, 1977 FACE TO FACE, Erland Josephson, Liv Ullmann, 1976 SARABAND, Erland Josephson, Liv Ullmann, 2003, (c) Sony Pictures Classics SARABAND, Liv Ullmann, director Ingmar Bergman, Erland Josephson on set, 2003, (c) Sony Pictures Classics CASABLANCA, Ingrid Bergman, 1942 TO FORGET VENICE, (aka DIMENTICARE VENEZIA), Eleonora Giorgi, Erland Josephson, Mariangela Melato, 1979, (c) Quartet Films SUMMER WITH MONIKA, (aka SOMMAREN MED MONIKA, aka MONIKA, THE STORY OF A BAD GIRL), director Ingmar Bergman, on set, 1953 HOUR OF THE WOLF, (aka VARGTIMMEN), from left: Erland Josephson, Max von Sydow, 1968 THE PASSION OF ANNA, (aka EN PASSION), Erland Josephson, 1969 THE PASSION OF ANNA, (aka EN PASSION), Erland Josephson, 1969 THE PASSION OF ANNA, (aka EN PASSION), Erland Josephson, Max von Sydow, 1969 BRINK OF LIFE, (aka NARA LIVET), from top: Erland Josephson, Ingrid Thulin, 1958 CRIES AND WHISPERS, Erland Josephson, Liv Ullman, 1972 CRIES AND WHISPERS, Erland Josephson, Liv Ullmann, 1972 AFTER THE REHEARSAL, (aka EFTER REPETITIONEN), Erland Josephson, Lena Olin, 1984, (c) Triumph Releasing SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE, Liv Ullman, Erland Josephson, 1973



      93% 80% Liv & Ingmar Unknown (Character) $5.5K 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky Unknown (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Well Tempered Corpses Unknown (Character) - 2005
      90% 87% Saraband Johan (Character) $645.6K 2003
      83% 69% Light Keeps Me Company Narrator - 2000
      86% 85% Faithless Bergman (Character) $734.6K 2000
      No Score Yet 67% The Magnetist's Fifth Winter Hr. Hofverberg (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tattooed Widow Per Gunnarsson (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 79% In the Presence of a Clown Osvald Vogler (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Waiting for Sunset August Lind (Character) - 1995
      27% 89% Ulysses' Gaze S., Filmmuseum curator (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 48% Kristin Lavransdatter Broder Edvin (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vendetta DG (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 75% The Dancer Unknown (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dreamplay Blind Man (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dreamspell Blind man (Character) - 1994
      67% No Score Yet Sofie Semmy (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet 71% The Ox Sigvard Silver (Character) - 1991
      100% 76% Meeting Venus Jorge Picabia (Character) $940.1K 1991
      No Score Yet 28% The Accidental Golfer Unknown (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wicked Prof. Brokner (Character) - 1991
      62% 83% Prospero's Books Gonzalo (Character) $1.1M 1991
      No Score Yet 69% Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg Rabbinen (Character) - 1990
      86% 84% The Unbearable Lightness of Being Ambassador (Character) $9.3M 1988
      No Score Yet 92% Hanussen Dr. Bettelheim (Character) $17.9K 1988
      86% 90% The Sacrifice Alexander (Character) $61.0K 1986
      No Score Yet 75% Saving Grace Monsignor Francesco Ghezzi (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Amorosa David Sprengel (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flying Devils Oscar (Character) - 1985
      92% 81% After the Rehearsal Older Henrik Vogler (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Angelan sota Anton Goldberg (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dirty Story Gabriel Berggren (Character) - 1984
      87% 90% Nostalgia Domenico (Voice) - 1983
      No Score Yet 50% House of the Yellow Carpet The Professor (Character) - 1983
      100% 94% Fanny and Alexander Isak Jacobi (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Samo jednom se ljubi Rudolf (Character) - 1981
      88% 77% Montenegro Martin Jordan (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dimenticare Venezia Nicky (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The First Polka Leo Maria Piontek (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet To Forget Venice Nicky (Character) - 1979
      88% 92% Autumn Sonata Josef (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Am Afraid Judge Cancedda (Character) - 1977
      80% 83% Face to Face Dr. Tomas Jacobi (Character) - 1975
      88% 95% Scenes From a Marriage Johan (Character) - 1973
      91% 90% Cries and Whispers David, the doctor (Character) - 1972
      100% 84% The Passion of Anna Elis Vergerus (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 44% The Girls Carl (Character) - 1968
      92% 86% Hour of the Wolf Baron von Merkens (Character) - 1968
      27% 44% All These Women Writer - 1964
      100% 85% The Magician Consul Egerman (Character) - 1958
      50% 85% Brink of Life Anders Ellius (Character) - 1957