Your likely first thought on seeing this photo of Ingmar Bergman on the set of 'Jaws' -- Photoshop! And yet that really does appear to be the legendary Swedish director examining the mouth of Bruce the shark. Since this photo comes courtesy of The Criterion Collection's Facebook page (and not, say, eBay), it seems pretty legit.
Who knew that the guy behind such cinema masterpieces as 'The Seventh Seal' was pals with the then up-and-coming Steven Spielberg? Although apparently a lot of famous filmmakers got on-board that train early: French auteur François Truffaut appeared in his next film, 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind.'
Dozens of Facebook users have already come up with some great captions, including:
David Fogg: "You're gonna need a bigger existential crisis"
Will Hattman:Through a Glass, Sharkly
Jim Shulman: The seventh seal was the appetizer
Scott MacKenzie: Redefines the title "Smiles of a Summer Night." (Well, Bruce was Moviefone's Smilingest Male Villain ever.)
And one conspiracy theory from Jeff Yana: "In truth, that is an Animatronics Specialist wearing a Bergman mask, the photo is a hoax, haha! Want proof, look at his lab coat."
Here's guessing that Bergman idolizer Woody Allen is crying his eyes out somewhere that the director never visited the set of 'Annie Hall.' As far as we know, anyway.