Swedish filmmaker whose films Fanny and Alexander, Through a Glass Darkly, and The Virgin Spring received Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. His other well-known features include Wild Strawberries, Cries & Whispers, and The Seventh Seal.
He was considered to be one of the greatest filmmakers in history and became a Foreign Honorary Member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1961.
He was greatly admired by American director Woody Allen.
He began his film career rewriting scripts in 1941. He wrote the screenplay for Torment/Frenzy in 1944 and was assistant director on the film.
He married his fifth wife Ingrid von Rosen on November 11, 1971. He had a total of nine kids.