Max von Sydow

Highest Rated:
100%     Den Goda Viljan (The Best Intentions) (1992)
Lowest Rated:
10%     Branded (2012)
Birthday:
Apr 10
Birthplace:
Lund, Skåne län, Sweden
Bio:


Standing over six feet-four inches tall, the bony Swedish actor Max von Sydow spent much of his acting career portraying stern, oppressive characters. Born to a family of academics in Lund, Sweden, von Sydow studied at the Royal Dramatic School in Stockholm, where he made his screen…

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
Star Wars: Episode VII
  • Actor
-- 2015
Dragons: Real Myths and Unreal Creatures - 2D/3D
  • Actor
-- 2013
The Letters
  • Actor
-- 2013
46% Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  • The Renter
$31.8M 2012
10% Branded
  • Marketing Guru
$0.4M 2012
66% Solomon Kane
  • Josiah Kane
-- 2012
Hit Man
  • Actor
-- 2012
Muumi ja punainen pyrstötähti (Moomins and the Comet Chase)
  • Actor
-- 2010
43% Robin Hood
  • Sir Walter Loxley
$105.2M 2010
69% Shutter Island
  • Dr. Naehring
$125.0M 2010
38% Oscar and the Lady in Pink
  • Actor
-- 2010
Oscar Et La Dame Rose
  • Actor
-- 2009
Man and His Dog (Un homme et son chien)
  • Le Commandant
-- 2008
Autumn Hearts: A New Beginning
  • Jakob Bronski
-- 2007
18% Rush Hour 3
  • Reynard
$140.1M 2007
93% Le Scaphandre et le Papillon (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly)
  • Young Papinou
$5.9M 2007
The Final Inquiry
  • Tiberius
-- 2007
Ring of the Nibelungs (Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King)(Sword of Xanten)
  • Eyvind
-- 2006
Heidi
  • Actor
-- 2005
90% Minority Report
  • Director Lamar Burgess
$131.9M 2002
72% Intacto
  • Samuel
$0.1M 2002
Sleepless Nights
  • Actor
-- 2002
50% Non ho sonno (Sleepless)
  • Ulisse Moretti
-- 2001
Druids (Vercingétorix)
  • Guttuart
-- 2001
85% Europa (Zentropa)
  • Narrator
-- 2001
88% Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen
  • Actor
$38.7M 2000
Nuremberg
  • Samuel Rosenman
-- 2000
40% Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Nels Gudmundsson
-- 1999
82% Enskilda samtal (Private Confessions) (Private Conversations)
  • Jacob
-- 1999
39% Miss Julie
  • Hand
-- 1999
54% What Dreams May Come
  • The Tracker
-- 1998
Hostile Waters
  • Actor
-- 1997
Short #2: Dreams
  • Actor
-- 1997
Solomon: The Bible
  • David
-- 1997
80% Jerusalem
  • Priest
-- 1996
100% Hamsun
  • Knut Hamsun
-- 1996
18% Judge Dredd
  • Judge Fargo
-- 1995
86% Citizen X
  • Bukhanovsky
-- 1995
26% Needful Things
  • Leland Gaunt
-- 1993
Silent Touch
  • Henry Keszdy
-- 1992
83% Until the End of the World (Bis ans Ende der Welt)
  • Henry Farber
-- 1992
100% Den Goda Viljan (The Best Intentions)
  • Johan Akerblom
-- 1992
Oxen (The Ox)
  • Vicar
-- 1991
Bachelor
  • Von Schleheim
-- 1991
31% A Kiss Before Dying
  • Thor Carlsson
-- 1991
Rabbit Ears - East of the Sun, West of the Moon
  • Storyteller
-- 1991
Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes
  • Father Siemes
-- 1990
88% Awakenings
  • Dr. Peter Ingham
-- 1990
Red King, White Knight
  • Szaz
-- 1989
Father
  • Joseph Mueller
-- 1988
92% Salaam Bombay!
  • Krishna/Chaipau
-- 1988
100% Pelle Erobreren (Pelle the Conqueror)
  • Pappa Lasse
-- 1987
Duet for One
  • Dr. Louis Feldman
-- 1986
93% Hannah and Her Sisters
  • Frederick
-- 1986
Oviri (The Wolf at the Door)
  • August Strindberg
-- 1986
Second Victory
  • Dr. Huber
-- 1986
Kojak: The Belarus File
  • Peter Barak
-- 1985
Code Name: Emerald (Deep Cover)
  • Jürgen Brausch
-- 1985
Codename: Emerald
  • Actor
-- 1985
Quo Vadis
  • Actor
-- 1985
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey
  • Himself
-- 1984
55% Dune
  • Dr. Kynes
-- 1984
78% Dreamscape
  • Dr. Paul Novotny
-- 1984
11% The Ice Pirates
  • Actor
-- 1984
The Soldier's Tale
  • Actor
-- 1984
Samson and Delilah
  • Sidka
-- 1984
71% Strange Brew
  • Brewmeister Smith
-- 1983
60% Never Say Never Again
  • Blofeld
-- 1983
She Dances Alone
  • Nijinsky
-- 1982
77% Conan the Barbarian
  • King Osric
-- 1982
Target Eagle
  • Col. O'Donnell
-- 1982
Ingenjör Andrées Luftfärd (The Flight of the Eagle)
  • S. A. Andree
-- 1982
67% Victory
  • Maj. Karl Von Steiner
-- 1981
81% Flash Gordon
  • The Emperor Ming
-- 1980
79% La Mort en direct (Death Watch) (Death in Full View)
  • Gerald Mortenhoe
-- 1980
50% Hurricane
  • Dr. Danielsson
-- 1979
Brass Target
  • Shelley/Webber
-- 1978
22% Exorcist II - The Heretic
  • Father Merrin
-- 1977
March Or Die
  • Francois Marneau
-- 1977
A Look At Liv
  • Actor
-- 1977
Black Journal (Gran Bollito)
  • Actor
-- 1977
Il Deserto dei Tartari (The Desert of the Tartars)
  • Hortiz
-- 1976
Foxtrot
  • Larsen
-- 1976
89% Voyage of the Damned
  • Capt. Gustav Schroeder
-- 1976
Cadaveri eccellenti (The Context) (Illustrious Corpses)
  • Supreme Court's president
-- 1976
The Ultimate Warrior
  • Baron
-- 1975
86% Three Days of the Condor
  • Joubert
-- 1975
Steppenwolf
  • Harry
-- 1974
The Exorcist: Extended Director's Cut
  • Actor
-- 1973
87% The Exorcist
  • Father Merrin
-- 1973
Nybyggarna (The New Land)
  • Karl Oskar
-- 1972
Äppelkriget (The Apple War)
  • Roy Lindberg
-- 1971
50% Beröringen (The Touch)
  • Andreas Vergerus
-- 1971
86% The Emigrants
  • Karl Oskar
-- 1971
20% The Night Visitor
  • Salem
-- 1971
The Kremlin Letter
  • Kosnov
-- 1970
100% En Passion (A Passion) (The Passion of Anna)
  • Andreas
-- 1970
73% Skammen (Shame)
  • Jan
-- 1968
88% Hour of the Wolf (Vargtimmen)
  • Johan Borg
-- 1968
71% Hawaii
  • Abner Hale
-- 1966
Här har du ditt liv (Here's Your Life)
  • Smalands-Pelle
-- 1966
86% The Quiller Memorandum
  • Oktober
-- 1966
37% The Greatest Story Ever Told
  • Jesus Christ
-- 1965
Nils Holgerssons underbara resa (Wonderful Adventures of Nils)
  • Father
-- 1963
80% Nattvardsgästerna (Winter Light)
  • Jonas Persson
-- 1962
100% Såsom i en Spegel (Through A Glass Darkly)
  • Martin Karin's husband
-- 1961
94% Jungfrukällan (The Virgin Spring)
  • Herr Tore
-- 1960
100% The Magician (Ansiktet) (The Face)
  • Albert Emanuel Vogler
-- 1958
Nära Livet (Brink of Life) (So Close to Life)
  • Harry Andersson
-- 1958
95% Smultronstället (Wild Strawberries)
  • Akerman
-- 1957
94% The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde inseglet)
  • The Knight Antonius Block
-- 1957
Fröken Julie (Miss Julie)
  • Actor
-- 1952
4 x 4 (Aufenthalt im Marschland)
  • Actor
--
Truth & Treason
  • Actor
--

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
The Tudors
2007-2010
  • Cardinal Von Waldburg
  • Cardinal von Waldburg
2009
Great Performances
2000-2014
  • Actor

Max von Sydow Trivia

Max Von Sydow plays Jesus Christ in 'The Greatest Story Ever Told' (1965), and Satan in 'Needful Things' (1993). He is the only actor to play both these opposite parts.
- submitted by F0xy H (4 years ago)

Quotes from Max von Sydow's Characters

    • Father Merrin:
      I cast you out! Unclean spirit!
    • The Demon:
      Shove it up your ass, you faggot!
    From The Exorcist. Submitted by Lucas M (13 months ago)

    • Director Lamar Burgess:
      Shh. Do you know what I hear? Nothing. No footsteps up the stairs, no hovercraft out the window, no clickety-click of little spiders. Do you know why I can't hear any of those things, Danny? Because right now, the precogs can't see a thing.
    From Minority Report. Submitted by Steven P (20 months ago)