Max von Sydow

Max von Sydow

  • Born on
    • April 10th, 1929
  • Died on
    • March 8th, 2020
Max von Sydow (10 April 1929-8 March 2020) was a Swedish actor. He also held French citizenship since 2002. He starred in many films and had supporting roles in dozens more. He performed in films filmed in many languages, including Swedish, Norwegian, English, Italian, German, Danish, French and Spanish. Some of his most memorable film roles include knight Antonius Block in Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal (the first of his eleven films with Bergman and the film that includes the iconic shot of his career in the scene where he plays chess with Death), Jesus in George Stevens's The Greatest Story Ever Told, Father Merrin in Friedkin's The Exorcist, Joubert the assassin in Three Days of the Condor, and Ming the Merciless in the 1980 version of Flash Gordon. He was twice nominated for the Academy Award - Best Leading Actor for Pelle the Conqueror (1988) and Best Supporting Actor for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011).

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Acting (89 Credits)

2018The Command as Admiral Vladimir Petrenko
2016The First, the Last as Le croque-mort
2015Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens as Lor San Tekka
2014The Letters as Celeste van Exem
2012Branded as Marketing Guru
2011Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close as The Renter
2010Robin Hood as Sir Walter Loxley
2010Shutter Island as Dr. Jeremiah Naehring
2010The Wolfman as Passenger on Train (uncredited)
2009Solomon Kane as Josiah Kane
2009Oscar and the Lady in Pink as Le docteur Dusseldorf
2008A Man and His Dog as Le commandant
2007Emotional Arithmetic as Jakob Bronski
2007Rush Hour 3 as Varden Reynard
2007The Diving Bell and the Butterfly as Papinou
2006The Final Inquiry as Tiberius
2005Heidi as Uncle Alp
2004Curse of the Ring as Eyvind
2004Curse of the Ring as Eyvind
2002Minority Report as Director Lamar Burgess
2001Sleepless as Moretti
2001Druids as Guttuart
2001Intacto as SamuelWatch Free
1999Snow Falling on Cedars as Nels Gudmundsson
1998What Dreams May Come as The Tracker
1997Hostile Waters as Admiral Chernavin
1997Solomon as Davide
1996Hamsun as Knut Hamsun
1996Jerusalem as Vicar
1996Samson and Delilah as Narratore (voice) (uncredited)
1995Citizen X as Dr. Alexandr Bukhanovsky
1995Judge Dredd as Chief Justice Fargo
1993Needful Things as Leland Gaunt
1992The Best Intentions as Johan Åkerblom
1991A Kiss Before Dying as Thor Carlsson
1991The Ox as Vicar
1991Europa as Narrator (voice)
1991Until the End of the World as Henry Farber
1990Awakenings as Peter Ingham
1989Ghostbusters II as Vigo (voice) (uncredited)
1987Pelle the Conqueror as Lasse Karlsson - Farmhand
1986Duet for One as Dr. Louis Feldman
1986Hannah and Her Sisters as Frederick
1985Code Name: Emerald as Jürgen Brausch
1985Christopher Columbus as Re Giovanni del Portogallo
1984Dreamscape as Doctor Paul Novotny
1984Dune as Doctor Kynes
1984The Ice Pirates as (uncredited)
1984Terror in the Aisles as Father Merrin (archive footage) (uncredited)
1983Never Say Never Again as Ernst Stavro Blofeld
1983Strange Brew as Brewmeister Smith
1982The Flight of the Eagle as Salomon August Andrée
1982Conan the Barbarian as King Osric
1981Victory as Major Karl von Steiner
1980Flash Gordon as The Emperor Ming
1980Death Watch as Gerald Mortenhoe
1979Hurricane as Dr. Bascomb
1978Brass Target as Shelley Martin Webber
1977March or Die as François Marneau
1977Exorcist II: The Heretic as Father Lancaster Merrin
1976The Desert of the Tartars as Cap. Ortiz
1976Illustrious Corpses as Supreme Court President
1976Voyage of the Damned as Captain Schroeder
1975The Softening of the Egg as The Father
1975The Ultimate Warrior as Baron
1975Three Days of the Condor as G. Joubert
1974Steppenwolf as Harry Haller
1973The Exorcist as Father Lankester Merrin
1972The New Land as Karl-Oskar
1971The Night Visitor as Salem
1971The Emigrants as Karl Oskar
1971The Touch as Andreas Vergerus
1971The Apple War as Roy Lindberg
1970The Kremlin Letter as Colonel Kosnov
1969The Passion of Anna as Andreas Winkelman
1968Hour of the Wolf as Johan Borg
1968Shame as Jan Rosenberg
1966Hawaii as Rev. Abner Hale
1966The Quiller Memorandum as Oktober
1966Here Is Your Life as Smålands-Pelle
1965The Greatest Story Ever Told as Jesus
1963Winter Light as Jonas Persson
1961Through a Glass Darkly as Martin
1960The Virgin Spring as Töre
1958The Magician as Albert Emanuel Vogler
1958Brink of Life as Harry Andersson, Stinas man
1957The Seventh Seal as Antonius Block
1957Wild Strawberries as Henrik Åkerman
1951Miss Julie as Groom

Himself (1 Credits)

1998The Fear of God: 25 Years of 'The Exorcist' as Himself - 'Fr. Merrin'


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