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Bengt Ekerot

Nils Bengt Folke Ekerot was a Swedish actor and director. He had several important roles in Swedish films, but he became immortalized in 1957 when he starred in Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal, portraying Death as a white-faced man in a black cloak, an archetype that has influenced the representation of Death in countless instances in film and other media since then. All in all Bengt Ekerot appeared in 35 feature films and directed 7 from 1940 to 1968. "He was wrestled with the conditions of his hunger. He cried over his violent appetite. The demons destroyed his beauty." Erland Josephson on Bengt Ekerot in "The Role"(Book 1989)

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Feb 8, 1920 In Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie They Staked Their Lives 1940-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie The Corridor 1968-12-11
Known For
Poster of Ola och Julia
Poster of The Magician
Poster of Sceningång
Poster of När ungdomen vaknar
Movie Who Saw Him Die? Eriksson 1968-03-18
Movie The Corridor Birger Olsson 1968-12-11
Movie Life's Just Great The neighbour 1967-01-23
Movie Ola och Julia Max, regissör 1967-08-20
Movie The D.T.'s Policeman/Social Worker/Guard 1966-06-27
Movie Here Is Your Life Unknown 1966-12-26
Movie On a Bench in a Park Sam Persson 1960-12-19
Movie Jazz Boy Erik Jonsson 1958-10-06
Movie The Magician Johan Spegel 1958-12-26
Movie The Seventh Seal Death 1957-02-16
Movie Sceningång Johan Erikson 1956-12-03
Movie Marianne 1953-09-24
Movie Dårskapens hus A student 1951-09-21
Movie Dynamite Allan Axelson 1947-02-07
Movie Brita i grosshandlarhuset "Paniken" 1946-02-04
Movie Interlude German patient 1946-02-11
Movie Three Sons Erik 1945-03-03
Movie 13 stolar Unknown 1945-12-26
Movie Rosen på tistelön Anton Haraldsson 1945-08-05
Movie Crime and Punishment Student 1945-10-16
Movie Natt i hamn John 1943-09-27
Movie När ungdomen vaknar Lennart 1943-11-01
Movie Herre med portfölj Stig 1943-11-30
Movie Sonja Bengt 1943-11-05
Movie Lågor i dunklet Åke Kronström 1942-03-02
Movie We Home Toilers Linus Tallhagen 1942-04-04
Movie Det sägs på stan Sven Törring 1941-09-29
Movie Snapphanar Lille-Jonas 1941-12-26
Movie They Staked Their Lives Freedom fighter 1940-01-01
Movie Hanna in High Society Unknown 1940-11-04