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Erland Josephson: Ingmar Bergman Actor Dies

Erland Josephson, The Sacrifice Erland Josephson, who was featured in more than a dozen Ingmar Bergman movies in addition to several plays directed by Bergman, died of complications from Parkinson's Disease on Feb. 25 in Stockholm. Josephson was 88. Even though most of Bergman's best-known players were women — Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Harriet Andersson, Ulla Jacobson — the director frequently worked with the same male actors as well. Max von Sydow, a Best Supporting Actor nominee this year for Stephen Daldry's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, is the only one to have become internationally renowned. But among Bergman's recurring collaborators were also the likes of Gunnar Björnstrand and the Stockholm-born stage actor Erland Josephson. Perhaps Josephson failed to become an international star because he played supporting roles in most of his Bergman films, while his few leads for the filmmaker were generally subordinate to the leading ladies' roles, e.g.

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