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      Max von Sydow

      Max von Sydow

      Highest Rated: 100% The Magician (1958)

      Lowest Rated: 9% Branded (2012)

      Birthday: Apr 10, 1929

      Birthplace: Lund, Sweden

      After his training at Stockholm's Royal Dramatic Theatre School, actor Max von Sydow became recognized as his native Sweden's foremost film star, thanks to his long-running collaboration with acclaimed director Ingmar Bergman. Both von Sydow and Bergman triumphantly emerged onto the international film scene with "The Seventh Seal" (1957), an existential meditation on death that was long after considered to be one of the greatest foreign films ever made. The actor and director continued their collaboration for the next several years, churning out complicated and often surreal films like "The Magician" (1958) and "The Virgin Spring" (1960) that earned international accolades and awards. When von Sydow crossed the Atlantic to appear in Hollywood films, however, he was initially consigned to playing stern, unsympathetic characters. He finally had a breakthrough playing the titular role in "The Exorcist" (1973), playing the immortal Father Merrin in a film that forever cemented von Sydow into cinema history. Following this, he was able to branch out and explore a variety of compelling roles, which culminated in an Academy Award nomination for his performance in "Pelle the Conqueror" (1988), which only confirmed the notion of von Sydow being Sweden's modern-day Laurence Olivier. His career spanned long after that triumph, including films ranging from medical drama "Awakenings" (1990) to science fiction thriller "Minority Report" (2002) to indie character study "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" (2007). He showed no signs of slowing down even into his 80s, appearing in Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island" (2010), an episode of "The Simpsons" (Fox 1990- ), and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (2015). Max Von Sydow died in his adopted home of Provence, France on March 8, 2020 at the age of 90.

      Highest rated movies

      Hamsun
      The New Land
      The Passion of Anna
      Through a Glass Darkly
      The Magician
      The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
      The Emigrants
      Star Wars: The Force Awakens

      Photos

      HAWAII, Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow, 1966. HAWAII, Max von Sydow, Julie Andrews, 1966 HAWAII, Max von Sydow, 1966 HAWAII, Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow, 1966 QUILLER MEMORANDUM, Senta Berger, George Segal, Max Von Sydow, 1966. TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. THE TOUCH, (aka BERORINGEN), Max von Sydow, 1971 UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD, Max von Sydow, Jeanne Moreau, 1991. (c) Warner Bros.. THE TOUCH, (aka BERORINGEN), from left, Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, 1971 THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR, Max von Sydow, 1975. THE EXORCIST, Lee J. Cobb, Max Von Sydow, 1973. (c) Warner Bros.. THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD, Max von Sydow, 1965 MARCH OR DIE, Max Von Sydow, 1977 THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD, Max von Sydow, 1965 HAWAII, Julie Andrews, Max Von Sydow, 1966 HAWAII, Max von Sydow, Gene Hackman (in background), Julie Andrews, Jocelyne LaGarde, 1966 THE REWARD, Max von Sydow, 1965, (c) 20th Century Fox. TM & Copyright THE NIGHT VISITOR, (aka PAPEGOJAN), Max Von Sydow, 1971 THE MAGICIAN, (aka ANSIKTET), from left: Bengt Ekerot, Max Von Sydow, 1958 THE QUILLER MEMORANDUM, Max von Sydow (left), George Segal (in chair), 1966. TM & Copyright ©20th Century Fox EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE, from left: Max von Sydow, Thomas Horn, 2011. ph: David Lee/©Paramount Pictures

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 95% Echoes of the Past Nikolas Andreou (Aged) (Character) - 2021
      71% 58% The Command Amiral Petrenko (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Les premiers, les derniers Le croque-mort (Character) - 2016
      93% 85% Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lor San Tekka (Character) $123 2015
      29% 66% The Letters Father Celeste van Exem (Character) $1.6M 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dragons: Real Myths and Unreal Creatures Dr. Alistair Conis (Character) - 2013
      93% 80% Liv & Ingmar Unknown (Character) $5.5K 2012
      9% 24% Branded Marketing Guru (Character) $342.8K 2012
      45% 61% Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close The Renter (Character) $31.8M 2011
      No Score Yet 48% Moomins and the Comet Chase Narrator - 2010
      44% 58% Robin Hood Sir Walter Loxley (Character) $105.2M 2010
      69% 77% Shutter Island Dr. Naehring (Character) $128.0M 2010
      69% 49% Solomon Kane Josiah Kane (Character) - 2009
      33% 71% Oscar and the Lady in Pink Dr. Düsseldorf (Character) - 2009
      94% 92% The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Papinou (Character) $6.0M 2007
      17% 63% Rush Hour 3 Jules Reynard (Character) $140.1M 2007
      No Score Yet 34% The Inquiry Tiberius (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 63% Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King Unknown (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 67% Heidi Uncle Alp (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sword of Xanten Eyvind (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hidden Children Unknown (Character) - 2004
      89% 80% Minority Report Pre-Crime Director Lamar Burgess (Character) $132.0M 2002
      73% 82% Intact Samuel (Character) $302.7K 2001
      No Score Yet 16% Druids Guttuart (Character) - 2001
      55% 50% Sleepless Moretti (Character) - 2001
      88% 88% Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen Unknown (Character) - 2000
      39% 67% Snow Falling on Cedars Nels Gudmundsson (Character) $14.4M 1999
      52% 84% What Dreams May Come The Tracker (Character) $55.5M 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Their Frozen Dream S.A. Andrée (Voice) - 1998
      No Score Yet 45% Hostile Waters Admiral Chernavin (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet La principessa e il povero Unknown (Character) - 1997
      100% 92% Hamsun Knut Hamsun (Character) $39.9K 1996
      80% 87% Jerusalem Vicar (Character) $10.0K 1996
      82% 83% Private Confessions Jacob (Character) - 1996
      86% 86% Citizen X Dr. Alexandr Bukhanovsky (Character) - 1995
      22% 30% Judge Dredd Chief Justice Fargo (Character) $34.7M 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Che Punto e la Notte Arcivescovo di Torino (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rosamunde Pilchner: Two Sisters Director - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Time Is Money Joe Kaufman (Character) - 1994
      32% 44% Needful Things Leland Gaunt (Character) $15.1M 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silent Touch Henry Kesdi (Character) $1.4K 1993
      81% 87% The Best Intentions Johan Åkerblom (Character) $1.2M 1992
      No Score Yet 75% The Ox Vicar (Character) - 1991
      82% 88% Europa Narrator $21.4K 1991
      36% 31% A Kiss Before Dying Thor Carlsson (Character) $14.7M 1991
      89% 89% Until the End of the World Henry Farber (Character) $662.2K 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes Father Siemes (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Joe Mueller (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bachelor Von Schleheim (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Red King, White Knight Szaz (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Katinka Director - 1988
      84% 89% Pelle the Conqueror Lassefar (Character) $8.7K 1987
      No Score Yet 88% Wolf at the Door August Strindberg (Character) $39.0K 1986
      91% 90% Hannah and Her Sisters Frederick (Character) $37.3M 1986
      80% 88% Duet for One Dr. Louis Feldman (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Second Victory Dr. Huber (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet 60% Kojak: The Belarus File Peter Barak (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 44% Code Name: Emerald Jurgen Brausch (Character) $515.0K 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Il pentito Spinola (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Samson and Delilah Sidka (Character) - 1984
      79% 46% Dreamscape Doctor Paul Novotny (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Soldier's Tale The Devil (Voice) - 1984
      71% 37% Never Say Never Again Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Character) - 1983
      75% 81% Strange Brew Brewmeister Smith (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Target Eagle Colonel O'Donnell (Character) - 1982
      67% 74% Conan the Barbarian King Osric (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet 73% The Flight of the Eagle Salomon August Andrée (Character) - 1982
      70% 71% Victory Major Karl Von Steiner (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet She Dances Alone Himself/Nijinsky (Character) - 1981
      73% 59% Death Watch Gerald Mortenhoe (Character) - 1980
      83% 69% Flash Gordon The Emperor Ming/Ming's floating servant (Character) - 1980
      33% 44% Hurricane Dr. Danielsson (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 35% Brass Target Shelley Martin Webber (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 47% March or Die François Marneau (Character) - 1977
      11% 13% Exorcist II: The Heretic Father Merrin (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 33% Black Journal Lisa Carpi / Carabinieri marshal (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Foxtrot Larsen (Character) - 1976
      77% 52% Voyage of the Damned Captain Schroeder (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cuore di cane Professor Filipp Filippovich Preobrazenski (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 83% The Desert of the Tartars Hortiz (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Illustrious Corpses Supreme Court's president (Character) - 1976
      87% 82% Three Days of the Condor G. Joubert (Character) - 1975
      33% 34% The Ultimate Warrior Baron (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 52% Steppenwolf Harry Haller (Character) - 1975
      78% 87% The Exorcist Father Lankester Merrin (Character) $441.4M 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Embassy Gorenko (Character) - 1972
      100% 86% The New Land Karl-Oskar (Character) - 1972
      94% 86% The Emigrants Karl Oskar (Character) - 1971
      64% 39% The Touch Andreas Vergerus (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 62% The Kremlin Letter Col. Kosnov (Character) - 1970
      13% 50% The Night Visitor Salem (Character) - 1970
      100% 84% The Passion of Anna Andreas Winkelman (Character) - 1969
      65% 89% Shame Jan Rosenberg (Character) - 1968
      92% 86% Hour of the Wolf Johan Borg (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Palm Trees Gustav Olofsson (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Diary of Anne Frank Otto Frank (Character) - 1967
      70% 54% Hawaii Rev. Abner Hale (Character) - 1966
      57% 60% The Quiller Memorandum Oktober (Character) - 1966
      42% 64% The Greatest Story Ever Told Jesus (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Reward Scott Swenson (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Interlude in the Marshland Alex Kvist (Character) - 1964
      75% 91% Winter Light Jonas Persson (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Swedish Mistress The Man (Character) - 1962
      100% 92% Through a Glass Darkly Martin/Karen's Husband (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Revolt of the Tartars Joubert (Character) - 1960
      88% 92% The Virgin Spring Töre (Character) - 1959
      100% 85% The Magician Albert Emanuel Vogler (Character) - 1958
      50% 85% Brink of Life Anders Ellius (Character) - 1957
      93% 93% The Seventh Seal Antonius Block (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 66% Miss Julie stalldräng (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Only a Mother Nils (Character) - 1949

      TV

      Credit
      89% 85% Game of Thrones Three-Eyed Raven (Guest Star) 2016
      85% 76% The Simpsons Klaus Ziegler (Guest Voice) 2014
      69% 84% The Tudors Cardinal Von Waldburg (Character) 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nuremberg Samuel Rosenman (Character) 2000
      78% 87% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Christopher Columbus King John of Portugal (Character) 1985