Max von Sydow

Max von Sydow


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 10-04-1929
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Lund, Skåne län, Sweden
  • Also Known As:

    Max Carl Adolf von Sydow
    Max Von Sydow

  • Popularity: 4.63
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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).




Year Movie Character
1957 The Seventh Seal as Antonius Block
1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told as Jesus
1993 Needful Things as Leland Gaunt
1960 The Virgin Spring as Töre
1971 The Emigrants as Karl Oskar
1958 The Magician as Albert Emanuel Vogler
1972 The New Land as Karl-Oskar
1969 The Passion of Anna as Andreas Winkelman
2001 Sleepless as Moretti
1968 Hour of the Wolf as Johan Borg
1971 The Night Visitor as Salem
1982 The Flight of the Eagle as Salomon August Andrée
1974 Steppenwolf as Harry Haller
1996 Hamsun as Knut Hamsun
1976 Heart of a Dog as Professor Filipp Filippovich Preobrazenski
1965 The Reward as Scott Swenson
1995 Depth Solitude as Narrator
1992 The Silent Touch as Henry Kesdi
1958 Rabies as Bo Stensson Svenningson
1987 Pelle the Conqueror as Lassefar
1984 Dreamscape as Doctor Paul Novotny
1975 The Ultimate Warrior as Baron
1968 Shame as Jan Rosenberg
1966 Hawaii as Rev. Abner Hale
2005 Heidi as Uncle Alp
1996 Private Confessions as Jacob
1985 Code Name: Emerald as Jürgen Brausch
1977 Black Journal as Lisa Carpi / Carabinieri Marshal
1975 The Softening of the Egg as The Father
1989 Red King, White Knight as Szaz
1990 Father as Joe Mueller
2012 Max Von Sydow: Dialogues with The Renter as Himself
1962 Wonderful Adventures of Nils as The Father
1984 Samson and Delilah as Sidka
1968 Black Palm Trees as Gustav Olofsson
1979 Venetian Lies as Marcello Herrighe
1965 Interlude in the Marshland as Alex Kvist
1962 The Mistress as The Man
1984 Le dernier civil as Gérard Bauerle
1997 Their Frozen Dream as S.A. Andrée (voice)
1969 Made in Sweden as Magnus Rud
1990 Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes as Father Siemes
2013 Dragons: Real Myths and Unreal Creatures as Dr. Alistair Conis
1993 Morfars resa as Simon S.L. Fromm
1995 The Atlantic as Narrator (voice)
1960 The Wedding Day as Anders Frost
1994 Time is Money as Joe Kaufman
1975 Trompe l'oeil as Matthew Lawrence
1997 Hostile Waters as Admiral Chernavin
1980 Flash Gordon as The Emperor Ming
2010 Robin Hood as Sir Walter Loxley
1961 Through a Glass Darkly as Martin
1991 A Kiss Before Dying as Thor Carlsson
1982 Conan the Barbarian as King Osric
1995 Citizen X as Dr. Alexandr Bukhanovsky
1973 The Exorcist as Father Lankester Merrin
1983 Strange Brew as Brewmeister Smith
2008 Emotional Arithmetic as Jakob Bronski
1992 The Best Intentions as Johan Åkerblom
1983 Never Say Never Again as Ernst Stavro Blofeld
1970 The Kremlin Letter as Colonel Kosnov
1966 The Quiller Memorandum as Oktober
1981 Escape to Victory as Major Karl von Steiner
1986 Duet for One as Dr. Louis Feldman
1978 Brass Target as Shelley Martin Webber
2004 Hidden Children as Valobra
1971 The Touch as Andreas Vergerus
1976 Foxtrot as Larsen
2001 Druids as Guttuart
2015 The Letters as Celeste van Exem
1979 Hurricane as Dr. Bascomb
1990 A Violent Life as Papa Clemente VII
1982 The Cinema of Carl Th. Dreyer
1965 4 x 4 as Kvist
1995 Captured - Meet Robert A. Robinson Photographer as Narrator
1983 Circle of Passions as Carlo di Vilalfratti
2002 Minority Report as Director Lamar Burgess
2007 Rush Hour 3 as Varden Reynard
1977 Exorcist II: The Heretic as Father Lancaster Merrin
1975 Three Days of the Condor as G. Joubert
1998 What Dreams May Come as The Tracker
1977 March or Die as François Marneau
1991 Europa as Narrator (voice)
1963 Winter Light as Jonas Persson
2011 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close as The Renter
1997 Solomon as Davide
1986 The Wolf at the Door as August Strindberg
1990 The bachelor as Von Schleheim
2012 Branded as Marketing Guru
1982 Target Eagle as Coronel O'Donnell
1991 The Ox as Vicar
1981 She Dances Alone as Nijinsky's voice
1985 Kojak: The Belarus File as Peter Barak
2010 The Last Norwegian Troll as The Last Norweigian Troll (voice)
2001 Intacto as Samuel
2009 Solomon Kane as Josiah Kane
1998 The Fear of God: 25 Years of The Exorcist as Himself - 'Fr. Merrin'
2018 Kursk as Admiral Vladimir Petrenko
1957 Mr. Sleeman Is Coming as The hunter
1985 The Repenter as Spinola
1968 An Introduction to Ingmar Bergman as Interviewee
1999 Snow Falling on Cedars as Nels Gudmundsson
2004 Ring of the Nibelungs as Eyvind
2010 Shutter Island as Dr. Jeremiah Naehring
2006 The Final Inquiry as Tiberius
1995 Judge Dredd as Chief Justice Fargo
1966 Here Is Your Life as Smålands-Pelle
2009 Oscar and the Lady in Pink as Dr Dusseldorf
1984 The Soldiers's Tale as The devil
1967 The Diary of Anne Frank as Otto Frank
1994 Onkel Vanja as The professor
1972 Ingmar Bergman as Himself
1980 Death Watch as Gerald Mortenhoe
1989 Foreign Filmmakers in Hollywood
1990 Awakenings as Peter Ingham
2009 A Man and His Dog as Le commandant
1958 Brink of Life as Harry Andersson, Stinas man
1951 Miss Julie as Groom
1949 Only a Mother as Nils
1996 Jerusalem as Vicar
1987 The Second Victory as Dr. Huber
1997 The Princess and the Pauper as Epos
1972 Embassy as Gorenko
2010 Behind the Moomins as Narrator
1976 The Desert of the Tartars as Cap. Ortiz
1994 A che punto è la notte as Arcivescovo di Torino
1986 Hannah and Her Sisters as Frederick
2007 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly as Papinou
2000 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Perils of Cupid as Freud
1956 Rätten att älska as Bergman
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Lor San Tekka
2016 The First, the Last as Le croque-mort
1971 The Apple War as Roy Lindberg
1976 Illustrious Corpses as Supreme Court President
2000 Conan Unchained: The Making of 'Conan' as Himself
1958 Spion 503 as Horst, Gestapo-mand
1976 Voyage of the Damned as Captain Schroeder
1991 Until the End of the World as Henry Farber
1989 Ghostbusters II as Vigo (voice)
1984 Dune as Doctor Kynes
2010 The Wolfman as Passenger on Train (only in unrated director's cut)
1985 George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey as Himself
1957 Wild Strawberries as Henrik Åkerman
1984 The Ice Pirates as (uncredited)
1988 Katinka
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1995 Radetzky March (3 episode) as Baron Franz von Trotta und Sipolje
2007 The Tudors (8 episode) as Cardinal Von Waldburg
1985 The Last Place on Earth (7 episode) as Fridtjof Nansen
2011 Game of Thrones (3 episode) as Three-eyed raven
1985 Christopher Columbus (4 episode) as Re Giovanni del Portogallo
1985 Quo Vadis? (6 episode) as Petrus
1986 Gösta Berlings saga (6 episode) as Melchior Sinclaire
2007 L'inchiesta - Anno Domini XXXIII (2 episode) as Tiberio
1998 Professione fantasma (11 episode) as Psicoanalista dell’aldilà
1964 Grimme-Preis-Verleihung (1 episode) as himself
1989 The Simpsons (1 episode)
1981 The Guldbagge Awards (2 episode) as Himself - Best Actor winner
1981 The Guldbagge Awards (1 episode) as Host
1981 The Guldbagge Awards (1 episode) as Himself - Best Director winner
2000 Nuremberg (1 episode) as Samuel Rosenman

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