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Max von Sydow (born Carl Adolf von Sydow; 10 April 1929 – 8 March 2020) was a French-Swedish actor who appeared in European and American films. Von Sydow featured in more than 100 films and TV series. His most memorable film roles include Knight Antonius Block in Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal (1957), the earliest of 11 films he made with Bergman, which includes iconic scenes in which his character plays chess with Death.

He also played Jesus Christ in George Stevens' The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) and also appeared in William Friedkin's The Exorcist, David Lynch's Dune (1984), Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Penny Marshall's Awakenings (1990), Steven Spielberg's Minority Report (2002), Julian Schnabel's The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007), and Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island (2010). He later appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and in HBO's Game of Thrones.

Throughout his long career he received two Academy Award nominations for his performances in Pelle the Conqueror (1987) and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011).

Von Sydow received the Royal Foundation of Sweden's Cultural Award in 1954, was made a Template:Lang in 2005, and was named a Template:Lang on 17 October 2012. Von Sydow became a French citizen after his second marriage.



Von Sydow appeared in the following films:

Year Title Role Director Notes
1949 Only a Mother Nils Alf Sjöberg
1951 Miss Julie Hand
1953 Template:Interlanguage link Olaf Lars-Eric Kjellgren
1956 Template:Interlanguage link Bergman Mimi Pollak
1957 The Seventh Seal Antonius Block Ingmar Bergman
Wild Strawberries Henrik Åkerman
Template:Interlanguage link Gustaf Ömark Kenne Fant
1958 Brink of Life Harry Andersson Ingmar Bergman
Rabies Bo Stensson Svenningson
The Magician Albert Emanuel Vogler
Kvinnlig spion 503 Tysk topagent Horst Jørn Jeppesen
1960 The Virgin Spring Töre Ingmar Bergman
Template:Interlanguage link Anders Frost Kenne Fant
1961 Through a Glass Darkly Martin Ingmar Bergman
1962 Adventures of Nils Holgersson The Father Kenne Fant
The Mistress Married Man Vilgot Sjöman
1963 Winter Light Jonas Persson Ingmar Bergman
1965 4x4 Template:Lang Jan Troell
The Greatest Story Ever Told Jesus Christ George Stevens
The Reward Scott Swenson Serge Bourguignon
1966 Hawaii Reverend Abner Hale George Roy Hill
The Quiller Memorandum Template:Lang Michael Anderson
Here's Your Life Template:Lang Jan Troell
1968 Hour of the Wolf Johan Borg Ingmar Bergman
Template:Interlanguage link Gustav Olofsson Lars-Magnus Lindgren
Shame Jan Rosenberg Ingmar Bergman
1969 Made in Sweden Magnus Rud Johan Bergenstråhle
The Passion of Anna Andreas Winkelman Ingmar Bergman
1970 The Kremlin Letter Colonel Kosnov John Huston
1971 The Night Visitor Salem László Benedek
The Emigrants Karl Oskar Jan Troell
The Touch Andreas Vergerus Ingmar Bergman
The Apple War Roy Lindberg Tage Danielsson
1972 Embassy Gorenko Gordon Hessler
The New Land Karl Oskar Jan Troell
1973 The Exorcist Father Lankester Merrin William Friedkin
1974 Steppenwolf Harry Haller Fred Haines
1975 Egg! Egg! A Hardboiled Story The Father Hans Alfredson
Le miroir éclate Matthew Lawrence Claude d'Anna
Three Days of the Condor G. Joubert Sydney Pollack
The Ultimate Warrior The Baron Robert Clouse
1976 Dog's Heart Professor Filipp Filippovich Preobrazenski Alberto Lattuada
Illustrious Corpses Supreme Court's President Francesco Rosi
Foxtrot Larsen Arturo Ripstein
The Desert of the Tartars Hortiz Valerio Zurlini
Voyage of the Damned Captain Schroeder Stuart Rosenberg
1977 Exorcist II: The Heretic Father Lankester Merrin John Boorman
March or Die François Marneau Dick Richards
Black Journal Lisa Carpi Mauro Bolognini
1978 Brass Target Shelley John Hough
1979 Hurricane Dr Danielsson Jan Troell
Bugie bianche Marcello Herrighe Template:Interlanguage link
1980 Death Watch Gerald Mortenhoe Bertrand Tavernier
Flash Gordon Ming the Merciless Mike Hodges
1981 Escape to Victory Major Karl von Steiner John Huston
1982 Conan the Barbarian King Osric John Milius
Flight of the Eagle Salomon August Andrée Jan Troell
Template:Interlanguage link Colonel O'Donnell Template:Interlanguage link
1983 Template:Interlanguage link Carlo di Vilalfratti Claude d'Anna
Strange Brew Brewmeister Smith Rick Moranis
Dave Thomas
Never Say Never Again Ernst Stavro Blofeld Irvin Kershner
1984 Dreamscape Doctor Paul Novotny Joseph Ruben
Dune Doctor Kynes David Lynch
1985 Code Name: Emerald Jurgen Brausch Jonathan Sanger
The Repenter Spinola Pasquale Squitieri
1986 Hannah and Her Sisters Frederick Woody Allen
The Second Victory Dr Huber Gerald Thomas
The Wolf at the Door August Strindberg Henning Carlsen
Duet for One Dr Louis Feldman Andrei Konchalovsky
1987 Pelle the Conqueror Lassefar Karlsson Bille August
1988 Katinka Himself
1989 Ghostbusters II Vigo (voice) Ivan Reitman
1990 The Bachelor Von Schleheim Roberto Faenza
A Violent Life Pope Clement VII Giacomo Battiato
Father Joe Mueller John Power
Awakenings Dr Peter Ingham Penny Marshall
1991 A Kiss Before Dying Thor Carlsson James Dearden
Europa Narrator (voice) Lars von Trier
Until the End of the World Henry Farber Wim Wenders
The Ox Vicar Sven Nykvist
The Best Intentions Johan Åkerblom Bille August
1992 Template:Interlanguage link Henry Kesdi Krzysztof Zanussi
1993 Grandpa's Journey Simon S.L. Fromm Template:Interlanguage link
Needful Things Leland Gaunt Fraser C. Heston
1994 Time is Money Joe Kaufman Paolo Barzman
1995 Judge Dredd Judge Fargo Danny Cannon
1996 Hamsun Knut Hamsun Jan Troell
Jerusalem Vicar Bille August
1997 Hercules Zeus Ron Clements
John Musker
Swedish dub
1998 What Dreams May Come The Tracker Vincent Ward
1999 Snow Falling on Cedars Nels Gudmundsson Scott Hicks
2001 Sleepless Ulisse Moretti Dario Argento
Druids Guttuart Jacques Dorfmann
Intacto Samuel Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
2002 Minority Report Director Lamar Burgess Steven Spielberg
Les amants de Mogador Souheil Ben-Barka
2005 Heidi Uncle Alp Paul Marcus
2006 The Inquiry Tiberius Giulio Base
2007 Rush Hour 3 Varden Reynard Brett Ratner
Emotional Arithmetic Jakob Bronski Paolo Barzman
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Papinou Julian Schnabel
2009 Solomon Kane Josiah Kane Michael J. Bassett
A Man and His Dog The Commander Francis Huster Cameo
2010 Shutter Island Dr Jeremiah Naehring Martin Scorsese
Robin Hood Sir Walter Loxley Ridley Scott
Moomins and the Comet Chase Narrator (voice) Maria Lindberg
The Wolfman Passenger on train (uncredited) Joe Johnston Director's cut
2011 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close The Renter Stephen Daldry
2012 Truth & Treason Frank Fikeis
Branded Joseph Pascal Jamie Bradshaw
& Aleksandr Dulerayn
2013 Dragons 3D Dr Alistair Conis Marc Fafard
2015 The Letters Father Celeste van Exem William Riead
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lor San Tekka J. J. Abrams
2016 The First, the Last The Undertaker Bouli Lanners
2018 Kursk Vladimir Petrenko Thomas Vinterberg
TBA Echoes of the Past Nikolas Andreou (aged) Nicholas Dimitropoulos Post-production; final film role

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