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Victor Sjöström

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Victor David Sjöström (Swedish: (); 20 September 1879 – 3 January 1960), sometimes known in the United States as Victor Seastrom, was a pioneering Swedish film director, screenwriter, and actor. He began his career in Sweden, before moving to Hollywood in 1924. Sjöström worked primarily in the silent era; his best known films include The Phantom Carriage (1921), He Who Gets Slapped (1924), and The Wind (1928). Sjöström was Sweden's most prominent director in the "Golden Age of Silent Film" in Europe. Later in life, he played the leading role in Ingmar Bergman's Wild Strawberries (1957).

Victor Sjöström
Born
Victor David Sjöström

(1879-09-20)20 September 1879
Died3 January 1960(1960-01-03) (aged 80)
Spouse(s)Alexandra Stjagoff (1900–1912)
Lili Bech (1914–1916)
Edith Erastoff [sv] (m. 1922; died 1945)
Parent(s)Olof Adolf Sjöström (1841–1896)
AwardsNBR Award for Best Actor
1958 Wild Strawberries

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Born in Årjäng/Silbodal, in the Värmland region of Sweden, he was only a year old when his father, Olof Adolf Sjöström, moved the family to Brooklyn, New York. His mother died when he was seven years old in 1886. Sjöström returned to Sweden where he lived with relatives in Stockholm, beginning his acting career at 17 as a member of a touring theater company.

Drawn from the stage to the fledgling motion picture industry, he made his first film in 1912 under the direction of Mauritz Stiller. Between then and 1923, he directed another forty-one films in Sweden, some of which are now lost. Those surviving include The Sons of Ingmar (1919), Karin, Daughter of Ingmar (1920) and The Phantom Carriage (1921), all based on stories by the Nobel Prize–winning novelist Selma Lagerlöf. Many of his films from the period are marked by subtle character portrayal, fine storytelling and evocative settings in which the Swedish landscape often plays a key psychological role. The naturalistic quality of his films was enhanced by his (then revolutionary) preference for on-location filming, especially in rural and village settings.[citation needed] He is also known as a pioneer of continuity editing in narrative filmmaking.

In 1923, Sjöström accepted an offer from Louis B. Mayer to work in the United States. In Sweden, he had acted in his own films as well as in those for others, but in Hollywood he devoted himself solely to directing. Using an anglicized name, Victor Seastrom, he made the drama film Name the Man (1924) based on the Hall Caine novel, The Master of Man. He directed stars of the day such as Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Lillian Gish, Lon Chaney, and Norma Shearer in another eight films in America before his first talkie in 1930. His 1926 film The Scarlet Letter, starring Lillian Gish as the adulterous Hester Prynne, allows Hester a certain voluptuousness; when she leaves the bare rooms of the town for a date with her lover in the verdant woods, she defiantly pulls off her scarlet letter A, takes off her cap as well, and we see her beautiful, rich head of hair.

Uncomfortable with the modifications needed to direct talking films, Victor Sjöström returned to Sweden where he directed two more films before his final directing effort, an English-language drama filmed in the United Kingdom Under the Red Robe (1937). Over the following fifteen years, Sjöström returned to acting in the theatre, performed a variety of leading roles in more than a dozen films and was a company director of Svensk Film Industri. Aged 78, he gave his final acting performance, probably his best remembered, as the elderly professor Isak Borg in Ingmar Bergman's film Wild Strawberries (1957).

Sjöström was married three times. His daughter was actress Guje Lagerwall (1918-2019).

Victor Sjöström died in Stockholm at the age of 80, and he was interred in the Norra begravningsplatsen (Northern cemetery).

Director

Actor

  • De svarta maskerna (1912) as Lieutenant von Mühlen
  • I lifvets vår (1912) as Cyril Alm
  • The Voice of Passion (1913) as Daniel Barkner
  • The Conflicts of Life (1913) as Otto Berner
  • För sin kärleks skull (1914) as Borgen
  • The Strike (1914) as Karl Bernsson / Gustav Bernsson
  • Kiss of Death (1916) as Òveringenjör Weyler / Ingenjör Lebel
  • Terje Vigen (A Man There Was, 1917) as Terje Vigen
  • Thomas Graals bästa barn (Thomas Graal's First Child 1917) as Thomas Graal
  • The Outlaw and His Wife (1918) as Outlaw / Kári
  • Thomas Graals bästa barn (1918) as Thomas Graal
  • Sons of Ingmar (1919) as Lill Ingmar Ingmarsson
  • Karin Daughter of Ingmar (1920) as Ingmar
  • A Lover in Pawn (1920) as Sammel Eneman
  • Körkarlen (The Phantom Carriage, 1921) as David Holm
  • Det omringade huset (1922) as Captain Davies
  • Eld ombord (1923) as Dick
  • Brokiga blad (1931) as Sjöström, director (uncredited)
  • Markurells i Wadköping (1931) as Markurell
  • Synnöve Solbakken (1934) as Sämund - Sæmund
  • Valborgsmässoafton (1935) as Frederik Bergström, Editor
  • John Ericsson - segraren vid Hampton Roads (1937) as John Ericsson
  • Gubben kommer (1939) as Carl-Henrik de Grévy, 'Gubben'
  • Mot nya tider (1939) as Hjalmar Branting
  • The Fight Continues (1941) as Andreas Berg
  • Det brinner en eld (1943) as Henrik Falkman
  • The Word (1943) as Knut Borg Sr.
  • Kejsarn av Portugallien (1944) as Jan i Skrolycka
  • Rallare (1947) as Stora Ballong
  • Jag är med eder... (1948) as Vicar
  • Farlig vår (1949) as P. Bladh, antiques dealer
  • Till glädje (To Joy, 1950, directed by Ingmar Bergman) as professor Sönderby
  • Kvartetten som sprängdes (1950) as Gustaf Borg
  • Hård klang (1952) as Klaus Willenhart
  • Kärlek (1952) as Bishop
  • Männen i mörker (1955) as Gustaf Landberg
  • Smultronstället (Wild Strawberries, 1957, directed by Ingmar Bergman) as Dr. Eberhard Isak Borg (final film role)
  1. kommun, Årjängs. "Victor Sjöström - Årjängs kommun". www.arjang.se.
  2. Florin, Bo (2013). Transition and Transformation: Victor Sjöström in Hollywood, 1923–1930. Amsterdam University Press. ISBN 978-90-8964-504-3.
  3. "The "golden age" of silent film - Sweden - bio, actress, children, wife, cinema, role, story". www.filmreference.com.

Victor Sjöström
Victor Sjostrom Language Watch Edit This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in Swedish July 2016 Click show for important translation instructions View a machine translated version of the Swedish article Machine translation like DeepL or Google Translate is a useful starting point for translations but translators must revise errors as necessary and confirm that the translation is accurate rather than simply copy pasting machine translated text into the English Wikipedia Consider adding a topic to this template there are already 887 articles in the main category and specifying topic will aid in categorization Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low quality If possible verify the text with references provided in the foreign language article You must provide copyright attribution in the edit summary accompanying your translation by providing an interlanguage link to the source of your translation A model attribution edit summary Content in this edit is translated from the existing Swedish Wikipedia article at sv Victor Sjostrom see its history for attribution You should also add the template Translated sv Victor Sjostrom to the talk page For more guidance see Wikipedia Translation Victor David Sjostrom Swedish ˈvɪ kːtɔr ˈɧo ːstrœm listen 20 September 1879 3 January 1960 sometimes known in the United States as Victor Seastrom was a pioneering Swedish film director screenwriter and actor He began his career in Sweden before moving to Hollywood in 1924 Sjostrom worked primarily in the silent era his best known films include The Phantom Carriage 1921 He Who Gets Slapped 1924 and The Wind 1928 Sjostrom was Sweden s most prominent director in the Golden Age of Silent Film in Europe Later in life he played the leading role in Ingmar Bergman s Wild Strawberries 1957 2 Victor SjostromBornVictor David Sjostrom 1879 09 20 20 September 1879 Arjang 1 Varmlands lan United Kingdoms of Sweden and NorwayDied3 January 1960 1960 01 03 aged 80 Stockholm Stockholms lan SwedenSpouse s Alexandra Stjagoff 1900 1912 Lili Bech 1914 1916 Edith Erastoff sv m 1922 died 1945 Parent s Olof Adolf Sjostrom 1841 1896 AwardsNBR Award for Best Actor 1958 Wild Strawberries Contents 1 Biography 2 Personal life 3 Filmography 3 1 Director 3 2 Actor 4 References 5 External linksBiography EditBorn in Arjang Silbodal in the Varmland region of Sweden he was only a year old when his father Olof Adolf Sjostrom moved the family to Brooklyn New York His mother died when he was seven years old in 1886 Sjostrom returned to Sweden where he lived with relatives in Stockholm beginning his acting career at 17 as a member of a touring theater company Drawn from the stage to the fledgling motion picture industry he made his first film in 1912 under the direction of Mauritz Stiller Between then and 1923 he directed another forty one films in Sweden some of which are now lost Those surviving include The Sons of Ingmar 1919 Karin Daughter of Ingmar 1920 and The Phantom Carriage 1921 all based on stories by the Nobel Prize winning novelist Selma Lagerlof Many of his films from the period are marked by subtle character portrayal fine storytelling and evocative settings in which the Swedish landscape often plays a key psychological role The naturalistic quality of his films was enhanced by his then revolutionary preference for on location filming especially in rural and village settings citation needed He is also known as a pioneer of continuity editing in narrative filmmaking 3 In 1923 Sjostrom accepted an offer from Louis B Mayer to work in the United States In Sweden he had acted in his own films as well as in those for others but in Hollywood he devoted himself solely to directing Using an anglicized name Victor Seastrom he made the drama film Name the Man 1924 based on the Hall Caine novel The Master of Man He directed stars of the day such as Greta Garbo John Gilbert Lillian Gish Lon Chaney and Norma Shearer in another eight films in America before his first talkie in 1930 His 1926 film The Scarlet Letter starring Lillian Gish as the adulterous Hester Prynne allows Hester a certain voluptuousness when she leaves the bare rooms of the town for a date with her lover in the verdant woods she defiantly pulls off her scarlet letter A takes off her cap as well and we see her beautiful rich head of hair Uncomfortable with the modifications needed to direct talking films Victor Sjostrom returned to Sweden where he directed two more films before his final directing effort an English language drama filmed in the United Kingdom Under the Red Robe 1937 Over the following fifteen years Sjostrom returned to acting in the theatre performed a variety of leading roles in more than a dozen films and was a company director of Svensk Film Industri Aged 78 he gave his final acting performance probably his best remembered as the elderly professor Isak Borg in Ingmar Bergman s film Wild Strawberries 1957 Personal life EditSjostrom was married three times His daughter was actress Guje Lagerwall 1918 2019 Victor Sjostrom died in Stockholm at the age of 80 and he was interred in the Norra begravningsplatsen Northern cemetery Filmography EditDirector Edit Ett hemligt giftermal 1912 Tradgardsmastaren 1912 Marriage Bureau Aktenskapsbyran 1913 Laughter and Tears Lojen och tarar 1913 Lady Marion s Summer Flirtation Lady Marions sommarflirt 1913 The Voice of Passion Blodets rost 1913 The Conflicts of Life Livets konflikter 1913 Ingeborg Holm Margaret Day 1913 Half Breed Halvblod 1913 The Miracle Miraklet Within the Gates 1913 The Poacher Karlek starkare an hat eller skogsdotterns hemlighet 1914 The Clergyman Prasten Saints and Their Sorrows The Parson 1914 Judge Not Domen icke 1914 The Strike Strejken 1914 A Good Girl Keeps Herself in Good Order Bra flicka reder sig sjalv 1914 Children of the Streets Gatans barn 1914 Daughter of the Peaks Hogfjallets dotter 1914 Hearts That Meet Hjartan som motas 1914 One of the Many En av de manga 1915 Guilt Redeemed Sonad skuld 1915 Det var i maj 1915 The Governor s Daughters Landshovdingens dottrar Det var i maj 1915 Stick to Your Last Shoemaker Skomakare bliv vid din last 1915 In the Hour of Trial I provningens stund 1915 The Price of Betrayal Judaspengar 1915 The Ships That Meet Skepp som motas 1916 The Sea Vultures Havsgamar Predators of the Sea 1916 She Triumphs Hon segrade 1916 Kiss of Death Dodskyssen 1916 Therese 1916 A Man There Was Terje Vigen 1917 The Lass from the Stormy Croft Tosen fran Stormyrtorpet The Girl from the Marsh Croft The Woman He Chose 1917 The Outlaw and His Wife Berg Ejvind och hans hustru Eyvind of the Hills Love The Only Law You and I 1918 Sons of Ingmar Ingmarssonerna Dawn of Love 1919 His Lordship s Last Will Hans nads testamente His Grace s Last Testament His Grace s Will 1919 The Monastery of Sendomir Klostret i Sendomir Secret of the Monastery 1920 Karin Daughter of Ingmar Karin Ingmarsdotter God s Way 1920 A Lover in Pawn Masterman 1920 The Phantom Carriage Korkarlen The Phantom Chariot The Stroke of Midnight Thy Soul Shall Bear Witness 1921 Love s Crucible Vem domer Mortal Clay 1922 The Surrounded House Det omringade huset The House Surrounded 1922 Fire on Board Eld ombord Jealousy The Hell Ship 1923 Name the Man 1924 He Who Gets Slapped 1924 Confessions of a Queen 1925 The Tower of Lies 1925 The Scarlet Letter 1926 The Divine Woman 1928 The Masks of the Devil 1928 The Wind 1928 A Lady to Love 1930 Father and Son 1930 Markurells of Wadkoping Markurells i Wadkoping Father and Son Vater und Sohn 1931 Under the Red Robe 1937 Actor Edit De svarta maskerna 1912 as Lieutenant von Muhlen I lifvets var 1912 as Cyril Alm The Voice of Passion 1913 as Daniel Barkner The Conflicts of Life 1913 as Otto Berner For sin karleks skull 1914 as Borgen The Strike 1914 as Karl Bernsson Gustav Bernsson Kiss of Death 1916 as Overingenjor Weyler Ingenjor Lebel Terje Vigen A Man There Was 1917 as Terje Vigen Thomas Graals basta barn Thomas Graal s First Child 1917 as Thomas Graal The Outlaw and His Wife 1918 as Outlaw Kari Thomas Graals basta barn 1918 as Thomas Graal Sons of Ingmar 1919 as Lill Ingmar Ingmarsson Karin Daughter of Ingmar 1920 as Ingmar A Lover in Pawn 1920 as Sammel Eneman Korkarlen The Phantom Carriage 1921 as David Holm Det omringade huset 1922 as Captain Davies Eld ombord 1923 as Dick Brokiga blad 1931 as Sjostrom director uncredited Markurells i Wadkoping 1931 as Markurell Synnove Solbakken 1934 as Samund Saemund Valborgsmassoafton 1935 as Frederik Bergstrom Editor John Ericsson segraren vid Hampton Roads 1937 as John Ericsson Gubben kommer 1939 as Carl Henrik de Grevy Gubben Mot nya tider 1939 as Hjalmar Branting The Fight Continues 1941 as Andreas Berg Det brinner en eld 1943 as Henrik Falkman The Word 1943 as Knut Borg Sr Kejsarn av Portugallien 1944 as Jan i Skrolycka Rallare 1947 as Stora Ballong Jag ar med eder 1948 as Vicar Farlig var 1949 as P Bladh antiques dealer Till gladje To Joy 1950 directed by Ingmar Bergman as professor Sonderby Kvartetten som sprangdes 1950 as Gustaf Borg Hard klang 1952 as Klaus Willenhart Karlek 1952 as Bishop Mannen i morker 1955 as Gustaf Landberg Smultronstallet Wild Strawberries 1957 directed by Ingmar Bergman as Dr Eberhard Isak Borg final film role References Edit kommun Arjangs Victor Sjostrom Arjangs kommun www arjang se Florin Bo 2013 Transition and Transformation Victor Sjostrom in Hollywood 1923 1930 Amsterdam University Press ISBN 978 90 8964 504 3 The golden age of silent film Sweden bio actress children wife cinema role story www filmreference com External links EditVictor Sjostrom at IMDb Victor Sjostrom at the Swedish Film Database Victor Sjostrom at Virtual History Victor Sjostrom and Mauritz Stiller UC Santa Barbara Research Paper 2005 by Maximilian Schmige Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Victor Sjostrom amp oldid 1043519670, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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