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Max Von Sydow

Actor

Born - 10 April 1929, Lund, Sweden
Died - 8 March 2020

Very tall, sandy-haired, long-headed Swedish actor of austere countenance and slow, rumbling speech, ideal for the gloom of the great Ingmar Bergman's films (he starred in 10 of them), in which his best-remembered performance was as the knight playing chess with Death in The Seventh Seal (1957). After his appearance as Christ in The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), he was seized on as an international character star and twice nominated for an Oscar. Latter-day films often saw him playing sly villains, double agents or master spies. His 150-plus films began with Bara en Mor/Only a Mother in 1949, subsequently including Miss Julie (1951), Ingen Mans Kvinna (1953), The Right to Love (1955), Wild Strawberries (1957), So Close to Life (1958), The Face (1958), The Virgin Spring (1959), Through a Glass Darkly (1961), Winter Light (1963), The Reward (1965), Hawaii (1966), The Quiller Memorandum (1966), Hour of the Wolf (1968), A Passion (1969), The Emigrants (1971), The New Land (1972), The Exorcist (1973), Three Days of the Condor (1975), Voyage of the Damned (1976), Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977), Brass Target (1978), Flash Gordon (1980), Never Say Never Again (1983), Dune (1984), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Pelle the Conqueror (1987), Awakenings (1990), A Kiss Before Dying (1991), Needful Things (1993), Judge Dredd (1995), Snow Falling on Cedars (1999), Minority Report (2002), The Ring (2004), Heidi (2005), The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007), Solomon Kane (2009), Robin Hood (2010), Shutter Island (2010), Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011), The Letters (2014), Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015), The First, the Last (2016), The Command (2018) and Echoes of the Past (2020), his last. His only credit as director was for the 1988 film Katinka.