Bengt Ekerot

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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)

MOVIE CREDITS:
1947: Allan Axelson - Dynamit
1957: Death - Det sjunde inseglet
1960: Sam Persson - På en bänk i en park
1968: Eriksson - Ole dole doff
1958: Erik Jonsson - Jazzgossen
1967: Max, regissör - Ola och Julia
1967: The neighbour - Livet är stenkul
1956: Johan Erikson - Sceningång
1946: German patient - I dödens väntrum
1945: Anton Haraldsson - Rosen på tistelön
1966: Policeman/Social Worker/Guard - Myten
1943: Lennart - När ungdomen vaknar
1958: Johan Spegel - Ansiktet
1943: Bengt - Sonja
1941: Sven Törring - Det sägs på stan
1968: Birger Olsson - Korridoren
1945: Erik - Tre söner gick till flyget
1966: Här har du ditt liv
1943: John - Natt i hamn
1940: Freedom fighter - Med livet som insats
1943: Stig - Herre med portfölj
1942: Åke Kronström - Lågor i dunklet
1945: Student - Brott och straff
1946: "Paniken" - Brita i grosshandlarhuset
1945: 13 stolar
1940: Hanna i societén
1941: Lille-Jonas - Snapphanar
1942: Linus Tallhagen - Vi hemslavinnor
1951: A student - Dårskapens hus
1953: Marianne

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