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Dustin Hoffman Regrets Turning Down Woody Allen And Steven Spielberg As A Young Actor

The Graduate star admits he was a fool when he was younger and often passed on good projects because he didn't think he deserved the success the films would likely bring. In...

Ingmar Bergman Linked To Baby Swap Mystery

Late Swedish moviemaker Ingmar Bergman is at the centre of a sensational baby swap story after the legendary director's niece published allegations he was not related to his parents.Veronica Ralston claims to have ordered a...

Greta Garbo And Ingmar Bergman For Banknote Honour

Swedish cinema icons Greta Garbo and Ingmar Bergman are to become the new faces of the country's currency with their images adorning an upcoming run of banknotes.The actress and legendary director are among a number...

Classic Films To Debut On Hulu Plus

Some of the greatest films ever produced will now become available for streaming on Hulu Plus, the $7.99-per-month subscription service launched last year by Hulu, the company owned jointly by Disney/ABC, Comcast/NBC Universal, News Corp./Fox,...

Mulligan To Return To Theatre As Mad Woman

British actress CAREY MULLIGAN is set to go mad on the New York stage - the AN EDUCATION star will play a mentally ill woman in a theatrical adaptation of INGMAR BERGMAN's 1961 movie THROUGH...

Berlinale Bosses To Honour Bergman

Late Swedish director INGMAR BERGMAN will be honoured from beyond the grave at next year's (11) Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale).The legendary filmmaker, who died in 2007, will be honoured with a retrospective of his...

Bergman's Island Retreat Up For Sale

The island retreat owned by Swedish movie legend INGMAR BERGMAN is up for sale. The moviemaker's Faro property, where he spent the final years of his life, is under offer through Christie's Great Estates in London....

Famed Swedish Actor/director Olin Dies At 87

Stig Olin, who starred in six Ingmar Bergman films in the 1940s and '50s and went on to become a famous film director in his own right in the '50s and '60s before becoming a...

Sweden Names Street After Bergman

Late filmmaker INGMAR BERGMAN is to be honoured in his native Sweden with the renaming of a street in his memory. Stockholm city council has announced plans to name a landmark street after the writer/director...

Bergman's Wife To Be Buried Next To Director

The remains of movie icon INGMAR BERGMAN's fifth wife, INGRID, are to be transferred to a grave on the Baltic Sea island of Faro, as per the director's final wish. The moviemaker wanted to be...

Prime Minister Offers $3 Million To Preserve Bergman's Films

LATEST: Swedish Prime Minister FREDRIK REINFELDT and his Culture Minister LENA ADELSOHN LILJEROTH have committed $3 million (GBP1.5 million) to preserve the works of late film icon INGMAR BERGMAN. The move, announced on Monday (03Sep07),...

Bergman Buried

Late Swedish filmmaker INGMAR BERGMAN has been buried in a private ceremony on his home island in the Baltic sea. The writer/director died last month (30Jul07) at the age of 89. He was laid to...

Bergman Archive Issues Plea For Funding

Officials at the INGMAR BERGMAN archive in Sweden have issued a plea for funding just one week after the legendary director died. The Persona filmmaker, who passed away on 30 July (07), aged 89, wrote...

Bergman To Be Honoured With Swedish Stamp

Swedish filmmaker INGMAR BERGMAN is to be honoured with the release of a new postage stamp. The writer/director died on Monday (30Jul07) at the age of 89 and the Swedish Post will release a new...

Director Antonioni Dead At 94

Just one day after the announcement of the death of Ingmar Bergman, officials in Rome announced the death at age 94 of another legendary director, Michelangelo Antonioni. "With Antonioni dies not only one of the...

Film Legend Ingmar Bergman Dead At 89

Ingmar Bergman, one of the world's most influential -- and revered -- directors of the century died today (Monday) on Faro Island, Sweden at the age of 89. The cause of death was not immediately...

Legendary Cinematographer Nykvist Dead At 83

Oscar-winning cinematographer Sven Nykvist, best known for his collaborations with Ingmar Bergman, died Wednesday in Stockholm, his son told the Associated Press. He was 83 "He was called 'the master of light' because of the...

Filmmaker Sven Nykvist Dies

Oscar-winning filmmaker SVEN NYKVIST, who was legendary director INGMAR BERGMAN's cinematographer of choice, has died. He was 83. Nykvist died on Wednesday (20SEP06) at a nursing home where he was being treated for aphasia, a...

Ullmann Honoured In Norway

Norwegian actress LIV ULLMANN was honoured by the country's KING HARALD on Wednesday (11MAY05) to become a Commander With Star of the Order of St Olav. The AUTUMN SONATA star, 66, received the order,...

Bergman Attacks 'Boring' Godard

Swedish director INGMAR BERGMAN has hit out at fellow film-maker JEAN-LUC GODARD, branding him a "f**king bore". The 86-year-old FANNY AND ALEXANDER movie legend claims Godard simply made films to please critics - and...

Hoffman Repeatedly Rejected Movies With Spielberg

Veteran actor DUSTIN HOFFMAN repeatedly rejected the chance to work with STEVEN SPIELBERG - preferring to create a number of reasons to snub such coveted roles. The 67-year-old OSCAR-winning actor declined the offer to...

Bergman Reveals Family Surprise In New Book

Revered movie-maker INGMAR BERGMAN has shocked family and friends by revealing he's the biological father of his late wife INGRID VON ROSEN's daughter MARIA. The five-times married director, 86, unleashes the revelation in his...

Bergman Announces Retirement - For Good

Swedish film-maker INGMAR BERGMAN has announced his retirement from his illustrious career as he enters his 86th year. THE SEVENTH SEAL director has bid adieu to his working life - namely his theatre...

Film Legend Bergman Criticises His Own Films

Swedish film director INGMAR BERGMAN may be loved by film critics worldwide - but he refuses to watch his own movies. THE SEVENTH SEAL auteur, 85, is his harshest critic and often feels disheartened...

Bergman Receives Preservation

Swedish film legend INGMAR BERGMAN has been honoured for his work in preserving and restoring old colour films. The FANNY AND ALEXANDER movie-maker, who will be 85 next month (JUL03), was given the...

Von Sydow.s Potter Disappointment

Legendary actor MAX VON SYDOW has a few regrets - and one is missing out on a role in the HARRY POTTER films. The Swedish star - who played DEATH in INGMAR BERGMAN's classic...

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