His Top 11 films are (as presented at Goteborg Film Festival, Sweden in 1994): The Circus , Port of Shadows , The Conductor , Kvarteret Korpen , The Passion of Joan of Arc . The Phantom Carriage , Rashômon , La strada , Sunset Blvd. , Die bleierne Zeit , Andrei Rublev .
Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945- 1985". Pages 103-115. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
Erland Josephson appeared in 14 Bergman films as an actor in a span of almost 60 years : Det regnar på vår kärlek ("It Rains on Our Love" ), Till glädje ("To Joy" ), The Magician ("The Magician" ), Brink of Life ("Brink of Life" ), Hour of the Wolf ("Hour of the Wolf" ), The Passion of Anna ("The Passion of Anna" ), Cries and Whispers ("Cries and Whispers" ), Scenes from a Marriage ("Scenes from a Marriage" ), The Magic Flute (TV) ("The Magic Flute" ), Face to Face ("Face to Face ), Autumn Sonata ("Autumn Sonata" ), Fanny and Alexander , After the Rehearsal (TV) ("After the Rehearsal" ), Larmar och gör sig till (TV) ("In the Presence of a Clown" ), and Saraband (TV). In addition to acting in Bergman's films, Josephson also co-wrote Bergman's All These Women ("All These Women ), one of Bergman's rare comedies (and his first film shot in color).
Father of nine children. They include director Daniel Bergman, (with Käbi Laretei), actress Anna Bergman, actor Mats Bergman, director Eva Bergman, director Jan Bergman, (with Ellen Bergman), actress Lena Bergman, (with Else Fisher), airline captain Ingmar Bergman Jr. (born 1951) (with Gun Hagberg), writer Linn Ullmann, (with Liv Ullmann), and writer Maria won Rosen (with Ingrid Bergman).
Was romantically linked to Harriet Andersson from 1952 to 1955 and Bibi Andersson from 1955 to 1959.
10 of his films are listed in the 5th edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (edited by Steven Jay Schneider). He is the third best represented director (behind Alfred Hitchcock and Howard Hawks) and has the greatest number of writing credits on that list of any screenwriter. On the list are the films Smiles of a Summer Night , The Seventh Seal , Wild Strawberries , Through a Glass Darkly , Winter Light , Persona , Hour of the Wolf , Shame , Cries and Whispers and Fanny and Alexander .
The rock band Van Halen wrote a song called "The Seventh Seal" (from the "Balance" album) in honor of his films. The song talks about The Seventh Seal and The Virgin Spring .
He and Bibi Andersson made 13 movies together: The Magician , The Touch , The Devil's Eye , All These Women , Brink of Life , Mr. Sleeman Is Coming (TV) (not released), The Passion of Anna , Persona , Scenes from a Marriage , Rabies (TV), The Seventh Seal , Wild Strawberries and Smiles of a Summer Night .
He and Max von Sydow made 13 movies together: The Magician , The Touch , Mr. Sleeman Is Coming (TV) (not released), The Virgin Spring , Winter Light , Brink of Life , The Passion of Anna , Rabies (TV), The Seventh Seal , Shame , Wild Strawberries , Through a Glass Darkly and Hour of the Wolf .
After their daughter Maria had been born out of wedlock in 1959, he finally married Ingrid Bergman (Ingrid von Rosen) in 1971. This was his only marriage which didn't end in divorce.
Lived on the island of Fårö since the early 1960s, but moved to Munich, Germany for a while battling with the Swedish government over alleged tax evasion.
His movies The Virgin Spring , Through a Glass Darkly and Fanny and Alexander were Oscar-nominated for "Best Foreign Language Film". All three movies won.
He and Ingrid Thulin made 10 movies together: A Dream Play (TV), The Magician , After the Rehearsal (TV), Winter Light , Brink of Life , Riten (TV), Wild Strawberries , The Silence , Hour of the Wolf and Cries and Whispers .
Considered Persona and Cries and Whispers his best movies.
His three favorite movies are: The Emigrants , La Dolce Vita and Mr. Hulot's Holiday .
He and Liv Ullmann made 10 movies together: Face to Face , Autumn Sonata , The Passion of Anna , Persona , Saraband (TV), Scenes from a Marriage , The Serpent's Egg , Shame , Hour of the Wolf and Cries and Whispers .
He retired from filmmaking in 1984, and then in 2003, at the age of 85, he retired from directing plays.
Has a daughter, Linn Ullmann, with actress Liv Ullmann. Linn, who played a child in several of her father's movies, became a literary critic, then novelist. Her debut novel, in 1999, was "Före du sover" (Before you fall asleep).
Swedish Film Institute announced Bergman will donate his raw footage, photographs and manuscripts from his films and plays to a new foundation established to honor him. (5 June 2002)
Published "Tre dagböcker", including the diaries of him, his fifth wife Ingrid and their daughter Maria von Rosen .
Was chosen the world's greatest living filmmaker by "Time" magazine .
Profiled in "Films and Dreams: Tarkovsky, Bergman, Sokurov, Kubrick and Wong Kar-Wei" by Thurston Botz-Borsnstein. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2008.