Max von Sydow

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Max von Sydow (born 10 April 1929) is a Swedish actor. He has also held French citizenship since 2002. He has starred in many films and had supporting roles in dozens more. He has 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.

MOVIE CREDITS:
1957: Antonius Block - Det sjunde inseglet
1965: Jesus - The Greatest Story Ever Told
1993: Leland Gaunt - Needful Things
1960: Töre - Jungfrukällan
1971: Karl Oskar - Utvandrarna
1958: Albert Emanuel Vogler - Ansiktet
1972: Karl-Oskar - Nybyggarna
1969: Andreas Winkelman - En passion
2001: Moretti - Non ho sonno
1968: Johan Borg - Vargtimmen
1971: Salem - The Night Visitor
1982: Salomon August Andrée - Ingenjör Andrées luftfärd
1974: Harry Haller - Steppenwolf
1996: Knut Hamsun - Hamsun
1976: Professor Filipp Filippovich Preobrazenski - Cuore di cane
1965: Scott Swenson - The Reward
1995: Narrator - Dypets ensomhet
1992: Henry Kesdi - Dotkniecie reki
1958: Bo Stensson Svenningson - Rabies
1987: Lassefar - Pelle Erobreren
1984: Doctor Paul Novotny - Dreamscape
1975: Baron - The Ultimate Warrior
1968: Jan Rosenberg - Skammen
1973: Father Lankester Merrin - The Exorcist
1966: Rev. Abner Hale - Hawaii
2005: Uncle Alp - Heidi
1996: Jacob - Enskilda samtal
1985: Jürgen Brausch - Code Name: Emerald
1977: Lisa Carpi / Carabinieri Marshal - Gran bollito
1975: The Father - Ägget är löst!
1989: Szaz - Red King, White Knight
1990: Joe Mueller - Father
2012: Himself - Max Von Sydow: Dialogues with The Renter
1962: The Father - Nils Holgerssons underbara resa
1984: Sidka - Samson and Delilah
1968: Gustav Olofsson - Svarta palmkronor
1979: Marcello Herrighe - Bugie bianche
1965: Alex Kvist - Uppehåll i myrlandet
1962: The Man - Älskarinnan
1984: Gérard Bauerle - Le dernier civil
1997: S.A. Andrée (voice) - En frusen dröm
1969: Magnus Rud - Made in Sweden
1990: Father Siemes - Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes
2013: Dr. Alistair Conis - Dragons: Real Myths and Unreal Creatures
1993: Simon S.L. Fromm - Morfars resa
1995: Narrator (voice) - Atlanten
Anders Frost - Bröllopsdagen
1997: Admiral Chernavin - Hostile Waters
1980: The Emperor Ming - Flash Gordon
2010: Sir Walter Loxley - Robin Hood
1961: Martin - Såsom i en spegel
1991: Thor Carlsson - A Kiss Before Dying
1982: King Osric - Conan the Barbarian
1995: Dr. Alexandr Bukhanovsky - Citizen X
1983: Brewmeister Smith - Strange Brew
2008: Jakob Bronski - Emotional Arithmetic
1992: Johan Åkerblom - Den goda viljan
1970: Colonel Kosnov - The Kremlin Letter
1966: Oktober - The Quiller Memorandum
1981: Major Karl von Steiner - Escape to Victory
1987: Dr. Louis Feldman - Duet for One
1978: Shelley Martin Webber - Brass Target
2004: Valobra - La fuga degli innocenti
1971: Andreas Vergerus - Beröringen
1976: Larsen - Foxtrot
2001: Guttuart - Vercingétorix : La Légende du druide roi
2015: Celeste van Exem - The Letters
1979: Dr. Bascomb - Hurricane
1990: Papa Clemente VII - Una vita scellerata
1982: The Cinema of Carl Th. Dreyer
1965: Kvist - 4 x 4
1995: Narrator - Captured - Meet Robert A. Robinson Photographer
1983: Le cercle des passions
2002: Director Lamar Burgess - Minority Report
1980: Gerald Mortenhoe - La Mort en Direct
2007: Varden Reynard - Rush Hour 3
1977: Father Lancaster Merrin - Exorcist II: The Heretic
1975: G. Joubert - Three Days of the Condor
1998: The Tracker - What Dreams May Come
1977: François Marneau - March or Die
1991: Narrator (voice) - Europa
1963: Jonas Persson - Nattvardsgästerna
2011: The Renter - Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
1997: Davide - Solomon
1986: August Strindberg - Oviri
1990: Von Schleheim - Mio caro dottor Gräsler
2012: Marketing Guru - Branded
1984: Coronel O'Donnell - Jugando con la muerte
1991: Vicar - Oxen
1981: She Dances Alone
1985: Peter Barak - Kojak: The Belarus File
2010: The Last Norweigian Troll (voice) - Det siste norske trollet
2001: Samuel - Intacto
2009: Josiah Kane - Solomon Kane
1998: Himself - 'Fr. Merrin' - The Fear of God: 25 Years of The Exorcist
2018: Admiral Vladimir Petrenko - Kursk
1957: The hunter - Herr Sleeman kommer
1985: Spinola - Il Pentito
1968: Interviewee - An Introduction to Ingmar Bergman
1999: Nels Gudmundsson - Snow Falling on Cedars
2004: Eyvind - Ring of the Nibelungs
2010: Dr. Jeremiah Naehring - Shutter Island
2006: Tiberius - L'inchiesta
1995: Chief Justice Fargo - Judge Dredd
1966: Smålands-Pelle - Här har du ditt liv
1983: Ernst Stavro Blofeld - Never Say Never Again
2009: Dr Dusseldorf - Oscar et la dame Rose
1984: The devil - The Soldiers's Tale
1967: Otto Frank - The Diary of Anne Frank
1994: The professor - Onkel Vanja
1972: Herself - Ingmar Bergman
1957: Henrik Åkerman - Smultronstället
1990: Dr. Peter Ingham - Awakenings
2008: Le commandant - Un homme et son chien
1958: Harry Andersson, Stinas man - Nära livet
1951: Groom - Fröken Julie
1949: Nils - Bara en mor
1996: Vicar - Jerusalem
1987: Dr. Huber - The Second Victory
1997: Epos - La principessa e il povero
1972: Gorenko - Embassy
1976: Cap. Ortiz - Il deserto dei Tartari
1994: Arcivescovo di Torino - A che punto è la notte
1986: Frederick - Hannah and Her Sisters
1976: Präsident des Obersten Gerichtshofs - Cadaveri eccellenti
2007: Papinou - Le scaphandre et le papillon
2000: Freud - The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Perils of Cupid
1956: Bergman - Rätten att älska
2015: Lor San Tekka - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
2016: Le croque-mort - Les premiers, les derniers
1971: Roy Lindberg - Äppelkriget
2000: Himself - Conan Unchained: The Making of 'Conan'
1958: Horst, Gestapo-mand - Spion 503
1976: Captain Schroeder - Voyage of the Damned
1991: Henry Farber - Bis ans Ende der Welt
1989: Vigo (voice) - Ghostbusters II
1984: Doctor Kynes - Dune
1984: The Ice Pirates
2010: Passenger on Train (only in unrated director's cut) - The Wolfman
1985: Himself - George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey

TV CREDITS:
1995: Baron Franz von Trotta und Sipolje - Radetzky March
2007: Cardinal Von Waldburg - The Tudors
2000: Samuel Rosenman - Nuremberg
1985: Fridtjof Nansen - The Last Place on Earth
2011: Three-eyed raven - Game of Thrones
1985: Re Giovanni del Portogallo - Christopher Columbus
1985: Petrus - Quo Vadis?
1986: Melchior Sinclaire - Gösta Berlings saga
2007: Tiberio - L'inchiesta - Anno Domini XXXIII
1998: Psicoanalista dell’aldilà - Professione fantasma
1964: himself - Grimme-Preis-Verleihung
1989: The Simpsons