Swedish filmmaker who directed Fanny and Alexander and The Virgin Spring, two of his three films that earned Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film.
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 is 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 married his fifth wife, Ingrid von Rosen, on November 11, 1971.
Woody Allen held him in high regard.
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