Victor Sjostrom

Director, Actor
One of the most influential forces in the development of the Swedish cinema, Sjostrom began his career as a professional actor in 1896, as a member of Ernst Ahlbom's travelling theater company. He worked as both an ... Read more »
Born: 09/20/1879 in Sweden

Filmography

Director (3)

The Divine Woman 1927 (Movie)

(Director)

The Scarlet Letter 1925 (Movie)

(Director)

Korkarlen 1919 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (2)

Wild Strawberries 1957 (Movie)

Professor Isak Borg (Actor)

Korkarlen 1919 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

One of the most influential forces in the development of the Swedish cinema, Sjostrom began his career as a professional actor in 1896, as a member of Ernst Ahlbom's travelling theater company. He worked as both an actor and director for a number of Swedish companies during the next 16 years. In 1911 he formed his own company along with Einar Froberg, and, in 1913, was offered a film contract by Svenksa Bio.

Relationships

Lili Beck

Wife

Elisabeth Hartman

Mother

Olef Sjostrom

Father

Alexandra Stjagoff

Wife

EDUCATION

began participating in amateur dramatics at high school

Milestones

1957

Last film acting appearance in "Wild Strawberries"

1937

Directed last feature film in Britain, "Under the Red Robe"

1930

Directed last Hollywood feature and first sound film, "A Lady to Love"

1923

Moved to Hollywood

1913

Debut as feature film director with "Ingeborg Holm"

1912

Film acting debut in "The Black Masks"

1911

Made unsuccessful attempt at combining movies with live shows

Became professional actor at age 16

Made several three-reel films, including "Master of the Garden" (1912)

Joined "Svenska Bio" film company

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