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Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa Lund: 8 Quotes About Iconic Role

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Casablanca, Ingrid Bergman 1942. (imdb.com)

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Ingrid Bergman had a career of which many actresses only dreamed. Coming to the United States to star in movies, without knowing hardly any English and not having the look that many casting directors looked for, she took Hollywood by storm.

Throughout her career, Bergman starred in numerous movies, bringing home awards all the way through the final roles of her career, five decades later.

However, the most famous role of Bergman's career wasn't one that she won awards for, and wasn't even for a movie that anyone thought was going to be any good when it was made.

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"Casablanca" has stood the test of time as one of cinema's most beloved films, and Bergman's role as Ilsa Lund remains one of the most beloved of the her legendary career.

Here are 8 quotes about the Ingrid Bergman role of Ilsa Lund that shows why this was possibly one of the most iconic of her entire career:

1. "Bergman played the whole movie without knowing how it would end, and this had the subtle effect of making all of her scenes more emotionally convincing; she could not tilt in the direction she knew the wind was blowing." - Roger Ebert reviewing Casablanca in 1996.

2. "I don't think they didn't get along, but I think there was a very professional atmosphere. They didn't fall in love on screen, but they respected each other's work." Stephen Bogart in an interview with The Telegraph from 2002 where Bogart was asked if the rumors of his father and Ingrid Bergman not getting along were true.

3. "No one knew how the story would end – an uncertainty which, it is commonly believed, enhanced Ingrid Bergman's anxiety, playing into her extraordinarily touching performance." David Denby, The New Yorker review of "Casablanca" from 2012

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4. "Although people seemed to like me in 'Casablanca,' I cared for myself less in that part than in the serious roles I have played." - Ingrid Bergman, New York Times, Interview for 1943 about her casting in the movie "For Whom the Bell Tolls."

5. "As for Rick and Ilsa, they'll 'always have Paris.'" - Alexandra Silver in Time, A 2010 countdown of the top 10 love triangles.

6. "Bergman, in a torn-between-love-and-duty role, lives up to her reputation as a fine actress." -Variety review of the movie from 1942.

7. "Nobody lights a torch like Ingrid Bergman's Ilsa or carries one like Humphrey Bogart's Rick." - Michael Wilmington in the Chicago Tribune 2006 review of "Casablanca."

8. "Meeting again in Rick's popular Casablanca cafe, the triangle is intelligently developed and superbly performed, Miss Bergman lending rare beauty to the girl and Henreid taking another long step forward with his restrained portrayal." - The Hollywood Reporter, The original review of "Casablanca" from 1942.

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