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
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Liv & Ingmar

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 94% Echoes of the Past Nikolas Andreou (Aged) (Character) - 2021
69% 56% 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
43% 58% Robin Hood Sir Walter Loxley (Character) $105.2M 2010
68% 77% Shutter Island Dr. Naehring (Character) $128.0M 2010
67% 49% Solomon Kane Josiah Kane (Character) - 2009
33% 72% 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 66% 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
90% 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
53% 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 42% Hostile Waters Admiral Chernavin (Character) - 1997
100% 92% Hamsun Knut Hamsun (Character) $39.9K 1996
82% 83% Private Confessions Jacob (Character) - 1996
80% 87% Jerusalem Vicar (Character) $10.0K 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
31% 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 71% The Ox Vicar (Character) - 1991
80% 88% Europa Narrator $21.4K 1991
31% 31% A Kiss Before Dying Thor Carlsson (Character) $14.7M 1991
88% 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
No Score Yet 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 Samson and Delilah Sidka (Character) - 1984
79% 46% Dreamscape Doctor Paul Novotny (Character) - 1984
71% 37% Never Say Never Again Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Character) - 1983
76% 81% Strange Brew Brewmeister Smith (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target Eagle Colonel O'Donnell (Character) - 1982
65% 74% Conan the Barbarian King Osric (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 70% The Flight of the Eagle Salomon August Andrée (Character) - 1982
63% 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 37% Brass Target Shelley Martin Webber (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 47% March or Die François Marneau (Character) - 1977
10% 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
83% 53% 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 82% The Desert of the Tartars Hortiz (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Illustrious Corpses Supreme Court's president (Character) - 1976
88% 83% Three Days of the Condor G. Joubert (Character) - 1975
33% 34% The Ultimate Warrior Baron (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 54% Steppenwolf Harry Haller (Character) - 1975
84% 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
93% 87% The Emigrants Karl Oskar (Character) - 1971
65% 39% The Touch Andreas Vergerus (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 62% The Kremlin Letter Col. Kosnov (Character) - 1970
13% 47% The Night Visitor Salem (Character) - 1970
100% 84% The Passion of Anna Andreas Winkelman (Character) - 1969
65% 88% Shame Jan Rosenberg (Character) - 1968
92% 86% Hour of the Wolf Johan Borg (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Diary of Anne Frank Otto Frank (Character) - 1967
67% 54% Hawaii Rev. Abner Hale (Character) - 1966
62% 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
74% 91% Winter Light Jonas Persson (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
87% 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
77% 78% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christopher Columbus King John of Portugal (Character) 1985