Gunnar Bjornstrand

Gunnar Bjornstrand

Highest Rated: 100% Fanny & Alexander (1982)

Lowest Rated: 50% Kvinnodröm (Dreams) (Journey Into Autumn) (1955)

Birthday: Nov 13, 1909

Birthplace: Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden

The son of a Swedish actor, Gunnar Björnstrand tried his hand at several professions before settling into the family business. After playing a bit part in the 1931 film The False Millionaire, Björnstrand joined Stockholm's Royal Dramatic Theatre, where he met another aspiring actor named Ingmar Bergman. When Bergman matriculated into a director, he cast Björnstrand prominently in such film classics as Sawdust and Tinsel (1953), Smiles of a Summer Night (1955), The Seventh Seal (1957), Wild Strawberries (1958), Persona (1966) and Fanny and Alexander (1976). Gunnar Björnstrand's Bergman films led him to steady employment with several other prominent Scandinavian and European directors, including Gustav Molander and Mai Zetterling.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Ritos Hans Winkelmann 2009
No Score Yet Dokument Fanny och Alexander (The Making of 'Fanny and Alexander') Actor 1986
100% Fanny & Alexander Filip Landahl 1982
84% Höstsonaten (Autumn Sonata) Paul 1978
80% Face to Face (Ansikte mot Ansikte) Grandpa 1976
71% Riten (The Rite) (The Ritual) Hans 1969
64% Skammen (Shame) Col. Jacobi 1968
No Score Yet Flickorna (The Girls) Hugo 1968
No Score Yet Den Røde Kappe (Hagbard and Signe) (The Red Mantle) King Sigvor 1967
No Score Yet Här har du ditt liv (Here's Your Life) Lundgren 1966
90% Persona Mr. Vogler 1966
No Score Yet Syskonbädd 1782 (My Sister My Love) Nobleman 1966
No Score Yet Älskande par (Loving Couples) Actor 1966
71% Nattvardsgästerna (Winter Light) Tomas Ericsson 1962
100% Såsom i en Spegel (Through A Glass Darkly) David 1961
100% Secrets of Women (Kvinnors Väntan) (Waiting Women) Fredrik Lobelius 1961
67% The Devil's Eye The Actor 1961
100% The Magician (Ansiktet) Dr. Vergerus 1958
95% Wild Strawberries Evald Borg 1957
93% The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde inseglet) Jons 1957
50% Kvinnodröm (Dreams) (Journey Into Autumn) Otto Sönderby 1955
100% Smiles of a Summer Night Frederik Egerman 1955
100% Sawdust and Tinsel Sjuberg 1953
57% Musik i mörker (Night is My Future) Klasson 1948
No Score Yet Det regnar på vår kärlek (It Rains on our Love) Mr. Purman 1946
88% Hets (Frenzy) (Torment) Younger doctor 1944
No Score Yet Loving Couples (Alskande par) Actor

QUOTES FROM Gunnar Bjornstrand CHARACTERS

David the Father says: We draw a magic circle and shut out everything that doesn't agree with our secret games. Each time life breaks the circle, the games turn grey and ridiculous. Then we draw a new circle and build a new defense.

Karin says: Poor little daddy.

David the Father says: Yes, poor little daddy, forced to live in reality.

Jons says: If everything is imperfect in this world, love is perfect in its imperfection.

Jons says: Love is the blackest of all plagues, but you don't even die of it and usually it passes.