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Famous Film Directors from Sweden

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List of famous film directors from Sweden, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Sweden has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Swedish directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Sweden and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

List items range from Göran Carmback to Gösta Ekman.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Swedish directors?" and "Which directors are from Sweden?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of Sweden in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Swedish directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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Åke Falck is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Åke Falck Dec. at 49 (1925-1974)
Åke Falck was a Swedish film director. He directed 13 films between 1958 and 1972. His 1966 film The Princess was entered into the 5th Moscow International Film Festival.
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Åke Grönberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Dec. at 55 (1914-1969)
Karl Åke Edvard Grönberg was a Swedish film actor who appeared in nearly 100 films. Gronberg was a versatile stage personality of his day, performing as a singer, variety artist, ...more
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Alexander Skarsgård is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 43
Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård (Swedish: [alɛkˈsanːdɛr ˈskɑːʂɡoːɖ] (listen); born 25 August 1976) is a Swedish actor. He is best known for his roles as vampire Eric Northman on the HBO ...more
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Alexandra Isles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 72
Alexandra Isles (née Moltke; born February 11, 1946) is a former actress and a documentary filmmaker. She appeared as the original Victoria Winters from 1966–68 on the TV serial Dark
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Alexandra-Therese Keining is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 43
Alexandra-Therese Keining is a screenwriter, film director and casting director.
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Alf Kjellin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Dec. at 68 (1920-1988)
Alf Kjellin (Swedish pronunciation: [alf.̍ɕɛllɪn]; 28 February 1920 – 5 April 1988) was a Swedish film actor and director, who also appeared on some television shows.
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Alf Sjöberg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Dec. at 77 (1903-1980)
Sven Erik Alf Sjöberg (21 June 1903 – 17 April 1980) was a Swedish theatre and film director. He won the Grand Prix du Festival at the Cannes Film Festival twice: in 1946 for Torment ...more
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Allan Corduner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 69
Allan Corduner (born 2 April 1950) is an English actor born in Stockholm to a German mother and a Russo-Finnish father. He grew up in a secular Jewish home in London. After earning a BA (Hons) ...more
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Allan Edwall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Dec. at 73 (1924-1997)
Johan Allan Edwall (25 August 1924 – 7 February 1997) was a Swedish actor, director, author, composer and singer, best-known outside Sweden for the small roles he played in some of Ingmar ...more
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Anders Eriksson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Anders Eriksson age 63
Anders Georg Eriksson (born 3 August 1956) is a Swedish revue artist, comedian and actor. He is best known as a member of the comedy group Galenskaparna och After Shave. Actor and comedian Claes ...more
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Anders Henrikson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Dec. at 69 (1896-1965)
Anders Henrik Henrikson (13 June 1896 – 17 October 1965) was a Swedish actor and film director. He appeared in 57 films between 1913 and 1965. He also directed 30 films between 1933 and 1956.
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Anders Jacobsson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Anders Jacobsson age 44
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Anders Jacobsson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Anders Jacobsson age 54
Anders Jacobsson is a cinematographer, film editor, screenwriter, film director and an actor.
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Anders Lennberg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Anders Lennberg age 55
Anders Lennberg is a film director and screenwriter.
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Anders Nilsson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 56
Anders Nilsson (born August 15, 1963) is a Swedish film director, writer and photographer. He was born in Kil in Värmland, Sweden.
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Andreas Hansson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 45
Andreas Hansson is a film producer, a screenwriter, a cinematographer and a film director.
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Annika Larsson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 47
Annika Larsson is a contemporary artist. She received a Master of Fine Arts from the Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm.In an interview with the Independent newspaper she said, ...more
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Arne Carlsson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Arne Carlsson age 74
Arne Carlsson is a cinematographer.
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Arne Mattsson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Dec. at 76 (1919-1995)
Arne Mattsson (2 December 1919 - 28 June 1995) was a Swedish film director, born in Uppsala. His early movies were mostly comedies. His biggest success was Hon dansade en sommar (1951, aka. One ...more
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Arne Sucksdorff is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Dec. at 84 (1917-2001)
Arne Edvard Sucksdorff (3 February 1917, – 4 May 2001) was a Swedish film director, considered one of cinema's greatest documentary filmmakers. He was particularly celebrated for his visually ...more
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Arnold Sjöstrand is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Dec. at 52 (1903-1955)
Arnold Sjöstrand (30 June 1903 – 1 February 1955) was a Swedish actor and film director. He appeared in 33 films between 1931 and 1952.
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Arthur Izakowicz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Arthur Izakowicz age 34
Arthur Izakowicz is a cinematographer, screenwriter and film producer.
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Arvid E. Gillstrom is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Dec. at 46 (1889-1935)
Arvid E. Gillstrom (13 August 1889 – 21 May 1935), was a Swedish film director and screenwriter. He was born Arvid Evald Gyllström in Annedal, Gothenburg, Sweden and died in Hollywood,
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Åsa Blanck is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 49
Åsa Blanck is a film director, producer and screenwriter.
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Åsa Elzén is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Åsa Elzén age 47
Åsa Elzén is a film director.