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      Sven Nykvist

      Sven Nykvist

      Highest Rated: 100% Lumiere and Company (1995)

      Lowest Rated: 17% One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1971)

      Birthday: Dec 3, 1922

      Birthplace: Moheda, Sweden

      A master of natural lighting, Swedish cameraman Sven Nykvist found his artistic soul mate in Ingmar Bergman, collaborating with the great writer-director on more than 20 projects. Nykvist's parents, Lutheran missionaries in the Congo, had left him and his siblings to be raised by relatives in Stockholm, and the sense of detachment created by their long absences helped prepare him for his long association with Bergman and the themes of alienation and isolation that captivated them both. Deciding early on a career as a cinematographer, Nykvist attended a photography school (there were no Swedish film schools then) and began working at Sandrews studios as a camera assistant in 1941, hoping to emulate the great Swedish cameramen Julius Jaenzon, Goran Strindberg and Gunnar Fischer. He graduated to director of photography on "13 Chairs" (1945), helmed the documentary "Reverence for Life" (1952, about Albert Schweitzer) and even co-directed and co-scripted "Under the Southern Cross" (also 1952), based on an experience his parents had with a witch doctor, before teaming with Bergman (himself the son of a Lutheran minister) for the first time.

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      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich Himself/Cinematographer of 'Offret' (uncredited) (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Curtain Call Cinematographer - 1998
      42% 42% Celebrity Cinematographer $5.0M 1998
      82% 83% Private Confessions Cinematographer - 1996
      39% 52% Something to Talk About Cinematographer $49.7M 1995
      100% 77% Lumiere and Company Unknown (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 48% Kristin Lavransdatter Cinematographer - 1995
      90% 89% What's Eating Gilbert Grape Cinematographer $7.8M 1993
      75% 75% Sleepless in Seattle Cinematographer $125.6M 1993
      No Score Yet 71% The Ox Director - 1991
      92% 91% Crimes and Misdemeanors Cinematographer $17.6M 1989
      75% 56% New York Stories Cinematographer $10.6M 1989
      85% 84% The Unbearable Lightness of Being Cinematographer $9.3M 1988
      59% 75% Another Woman Cinematographer $499.5K 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Katinka Cinematographer - 1988
      86% 90% The Sacrifice Cinematographer $61.0K 1986
      92% 81% After the Rehearsal Cinematographer - 1984
      No Score Yet 54% Swann in Love Cinematographer - 1984
      81% 70% Star 80 Cinematographer - 1983
      100% 94% Fanny and Alexander Cinematographer - 1982
      79% 58% The Postman Always Rings Twice Cinematographer - 1981
      64% 77% From the Life of the Marionettes Cinematographer - 1980
      71% 59% Pretty Baby Cinematographer - 1978
      87% 92% Autumn Sonata Cinematographer - 1978
      78% 83% Face to Face Cinematographer - 1975
      50% 53% Black Moon Photographer - 1975
      91% 95% Scenes From a Marriage Cinematographer - 1973
      94% 90% Cries and Whispers Cinematographer - 1972
      17% 91% One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Cinematographer - 1971
      No Score Yet 67% First Love Cinematographer - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Faro Document Cinematographer - 1970
      75% 72% The Rite Cinematographer - 1969
      100% 84% The Passion of Anna Cinematographer - 1969
      65% 88% Shame Cinematographer - 1968
      92% 86% Hour of the Wolf Cinematographer - 1968
      91% 94% Persona Cinematographer - 1966
      27% 43% All These Women Cinematographer - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Loving Couples Cinematographer - 1964
      84% 88% The Silence Cinematographer - 1963
      74% 91% Winter Light Cinematographer - 1962
      100% 92% Through a Glass Darkly Cinematographer - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Matter of Morals Cinematographer - 1961
      88% 92% The Virgin Spring Cinematographer - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gorilla Director,
      Cinematographer
      - 1956
      100% 84% Sawdust and Tinsel Cinematographer - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barabbas Cinematographer - 1953