Max von Sydow

Film Director / Actor | * 04/10/1929 († 90, 03/08/2020) | Lund, Skåne län (Sweden)
Max von Sydow (Swedish: [fɔn ˈsy̌ːdɔv] ; born Carl Adolf von Sydow; 10 April 1929 – 8 March 2020) was a Swedish-French actor. He had a 70-year career in European and American cinema, television, and theatre, appearing in more than 150 films and several television series in multiple languages. Capable in roles ranging from stolid, contemplative protagonists to sardonic artists and menacing, often gleeful villains, von Sydow received numerous accolades including honors from the Cannes Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival. He was nominated for two Academy Awards: for Best Actor for Pelle the Conqueror (1987) and for Best Supporting Actor for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011). Von Sydow was first noticed internationally for playing the 14th-century knight Antonius Block in Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal (1957), which features iconic scenes of his character challenging Death to a game of chess. He appeared in eleven films directed by Bergman, including ()
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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).

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | Action

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Awards & Nominations for Max von Sydow

Knight of The Legion of Honour Donostia Award Litteris et Artibus Swedish Academy's Theatre Award European Film Award for Best Actor Sitges Grand Honorary Award Ordre des Arts et des Lettres Guldbagge Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for Best Actor European Film Award for Best Actor
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Movies with Max von Sydow as Actor(158)

as Self (archive footage)2022 Moonage Daydream
as Nikolas Andreou (Aged)2021 Echoes of the Past
as Admiral Vladimir Petrenko2018 Kursk
as Le croque-mort2016 The First, the Last
as Celeste van Exem2015 The Letters
as Lor San Tekka2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
as Marketing Guru2012 Branded
as Dr. Jeremiah Naehring2010 Shutter Island
as Passenger on Train (Director's Cut) (uncredited)2010 The Wolfman
as The Last Norweigian Troll (voice)2010 The Last Norwegian Troll
as Sir Walter Loxley2010 Robin Hood
as Le docteur Dusseldorf2009 Oscar and the Lady in Pink
as Josiah Kane2009 Solomon Kane
as Le commandant2009 A Man and His Dog
as Jakob Bronski2008 Emotional Arithmetic
as Tiberius2007 The Final Inquiry
as Varden Reynard2007 Rush Hour 3
as Uncle Alp2005 Heidi
as Valobra2004 Hidden Children
as Eyvind2004 Ring of the Nibelungs
as Director Lamar Burgess2002 Minority Report
as Guttuart2001 Druids
as Samuel2001 Intacto
as Moretti2001 Sleepless
as Nels Gudmundsson1999 Snow Falling on Cedars
as Himself - 'Fr. Merrin'1998 The Fear of God: 25 Years of The Exorcist
as The Tracker1998 What Dreams May Come
as Admiral Chernavin1997 Hostile Waters
as S.A. Andrée (voice)1997 Their Frozen Dream
as Davide1997 Solomon
as Vicar1996 Jerusalem
as Knut Hamsun1996 Hamsun
as Jacob1996 Private Confessions
as Narratore (voice) (uncredited)1996 Samson and Delilah
as Narrator1995 Depth Solitude
as Chief Justice Fargo1995 Judge Dredd
as himself1995 Stjärnbilder
as Dr. Alexandr Bukhanovsky1995 Citizen X
as Narrator (voice)1995 The Atlantic
as The professor1994 Onkel Vanja
as Arcivescovo di Torino1994 A che punto è la notte
as Joe Kaufman1994 Time is Money
as Simon S.L. Fromm1993 Morfars resa
as Eugene O'Neill1993 Och ge oss skuggorna
as Leland Gaunt1993 Needful Things
as Henry Kesdi1992 The Silent Touch
as Johan Åkerblom1992 The Best Intentions
as Narrator (voice)1991 Europa
as Vicar1991 The Ox
as Thor Carlsson1991 A Kiss Before Dying
as Henry Farber1991 Until the End of the World
as Peter Ingham1990 Awakenings
as Papa Clemente VII1990 Cellini: A Violent Life
as Father Siemes1990 Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes
as Von Schleheim1990 The Bachelor
as Joe Mueller1990 Father
as Vigo (voice) (uncredited)1989 Ghostbusters II
as Dr. Huber1987 The Second Victory
as Lasse Karlsson - Farmhand1987 Pelle the Conqueror
as Frederick1986 Hannah and Her Sisters
as August Strindberg1986 The Wolf at the Door
as Dr. Louis Feldman1986 Duet for One
as Peter Barak1985 Kojak: The Belarus File
as Spinola1985 The Repenter
as Jürgen Brausch1985 Code Name: Emerald
as Father Merrin (archive footage) (uncredited)1984 Terror in the Aisles
as The devil1984 The Soldiers's Tale
as Gérard Bauerle1984 Le dernier civil
as Doctor Kynes1984 Dune
as Doctor Paul Novotny1984 Dreamscape
as Sidka1984 Samson and Delilah
as Brewmeister Smith1983 Strange Brew
as Ernst Stavro Blofeld1983 Never Say Never Again
as Carlo di Vilalfratti1983 Circle of Passions
as King Osric1982 Conan the Barbarian
as Salomon August Andrée1982 The Flight of the Eagle
as Coronel O'Donnell1982 Target Eagle
as Major Karl von Steiner1981 Escape to Victory
as Marcello Herrighe1981 Venetian Lies
as Nijinsky's voice1981 She Dances Alone
as Gerald Mortenhoe1980 Death Watch
as The Emperor Ming1980 Flash Gordon
as himself1979 A Look at Liv
as Dr. Danielsson1979 Hurricane
as Shelley Martin Webber1978 Brass Target
as Lisa Carpi / Carabinieri Marshal1977 Black Journal
as François Marneau1977 March or Die
as Father Lancaster Merrin1977 Exorcist II: The Heretic
as Professor Filipp Filippovich Preobrazenski1976 Heart of a Dog
as Cap. Ortiz1976 The Desert of the Tartars
as Captain Schroeder1976 Voyage of the Damned
as Supreme Court President1976 Illustrious Corpses
as Larsen1976 Foxtrot
as G. Joubert1975 Three Days of the Condor
as Matthew Lawrence1975 Trompe l'oeil
as Harry Haller1974 Steppenwolf
as Father Lankester Merrin1973 The Exorcist
as Karl Oskar1972 The New Land
as himself1972 Ingmar Bergman
as Gorenko1972 Embassy
as Roy Lindberg1971 The Apple War
as Andreas Vergerus1971 The Touch
as Karl Oskar1971 The Emigrants
as Salem1971 The Night Visitor
as Colonel Kosnov1970 The Kremlin Letter
as Andreas Winkelman1969 The Passion of Anna
as Magnus Rud1969 Made in Sweden
as Gustav Olofsson1968 Black Palm Trees
as Jan Rosenberg1968 Shame
as Johan Borg1968 Hour of the Wolf
as Otto Frank1967 The Diary of Anne Frank
as Smålands-Pelle1966 Here Is Your Life
as Abner Hale1966 Hawaii
as Oktober1966 The Quiller Memorandum
as Alex Kvist1965 Interlude in the Marshland
as Kvist1965 4 x 4
as Scott Swenson1965 The Reward
as Jonas Persson1963 Winter Light
as The Man1962 The Mistress
as Töre1960 The Virgin Spring
as Anders Frost1960 The Wedding Day
as Harry Andersson1958 Brink of Life
as Albert Emanuel Vogler1958 The Magician
as Horst, Gestapo-mand1958 Spion 503
as Bo Stensson Svenningson1958 Rabies
as Henrik Åkerman1957 Wild Strawberries
as Antonius Block1957 The Seventh Seal
as Hunter1957 Mr. Sleeman Is Coming
as Gustaf Ömark1957 The Minister of Uddarbo
as Bergman1956 The Right to Love
as Olof1953 Ingen mans kvinna
as Groom1951 Miss Julie
as Nils1949 Only a Mother

TV Shows/Series with Max von Sydow as Actor(12)

as Three-eyed Raven2011 Game of Thrones
as Three-Eyed Raven2011 Game of Thrones
as Cardinal Von Waldburg2007 The Tudors
as Psicoanalista dell’aldilà1998 Professione fantasma
as Baron Franz von Trotta und Sipolje1995 Radetzky March
as Klaus Ziegler (voice)1989 The Simpsons
as Melchior Sinclaire1986 Gösta Berlings saga
as Fridtjof Nansen1985 The Last Place on Earth
as Petrus1985 Quo Vadis?
as Re Giovanni del Portogallo1985 Christopher Columbus

Movies with Max von Sydow as Crew(1)

Directing/Director1988 Katinka

Additional Information

Full Name: Carl Adolf Max von Sydow
Citizenships: France, Sweden
Born: Wednesday, 04/10 1929 (April) in Lund, Skåne län (Sweden)
Died: Sunday, 03/08 2020 (March) in Seillans (aged: 90)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: Danish (DA), German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Italian (IT), Norwegian (NO), Swedish (SV, native language)
Educated at: Katedralskolan, Dramatens elevskola
Spouses (current/former): Catherine Brelet, Christina Olin
Father: Carl Wilhelm von Sydow
Mother: Maria Margareta, Friherrinna Rappe
Other names for Max von Sydow (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Max Carl Adolf von Sydow"
"Макс фон Сюдов"
"Carl Adolf von Sydow"
Max von Sydow frequently works together with these people:
Tress MacNeille (36x, Actress)
Ingmar Bergman (34x, Crew)
Jan Troell (33x, Crew)
Pamela Hayden (23x, Actress)
Bibi Andersson (18x, Actress)
Maggie Roswell (17x, Actress)
Sven Nykvist (17x, Crew)
Liv Ullmann (12x, Actress)
P.A. Lundgren (12x, Crew)
Hans Alfredson (12x, Actor)
Bengt Ottekil (12x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:614, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 07/05/2024