Max von Sydow

10 Apr 1929

Actor, Director

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.

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Filmography (90 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···Kursk
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Lor San Tekka)
(movie, 2015)
···The Letters
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Celeste van Exem)
(movie, 2014)
···Force
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor
(movie, 2012)
···Branded
Genre: Science Fiction
Role: Actor
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as The Renter)
(movie, 2010)
···Mumintrollet och kometjakten
Genre: Adventure, Animation
Role: Actor (as Narrator)
(movie, 2010)
7.5Robin Hood
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Role: Actor (as Sir Walter Loxley)
(movie, 2010)
···Shutter Island
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Dr. Jeremiah Naehring)
Genre: Animation, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Narrator)
(movie, 2009)
···Solomon Kane
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Josiah Kane)
(movie, 2009)
···Oscar et la dame rose
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Dr. Dusseldorf)
(movie, 2008)
···Un homme et son chien
Genre: Action, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Le commandant)
(movie, 2007)
···Rush Hour 3
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Varden Reynard)
(movie, 2007)
···Le scaphandre et le papillon
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Papinou)
(movie, 2006)
···L'inchiesta
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery, Foreign, TV Movie
Role: Actor (as Tiberius)
(movie, 2004)
···Ring of the Nibelungs
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Eyvind)
(movie, 2002)
···Minority Report
Genre: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Director Lamar Burgess)
(movie, 2001)
···Intacto
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Samuel)
(movie, 2001)
···Non ho sonno
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Moretti)
(movie, 2001)
···Nonhosonno
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Moretti)
(movie, 1999)
···Snow Falling on Cedars
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Nels Gudmundsson)
(movie, 1998)
···What Dreams May Come
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Albert Lewis (as the tracker))
(movie, 1997)
···Hostile Waters
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Admiral Chernavin)
(movie, 1997)
···Solomon
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Biography
Role: Actor (as David)
(movie, 1996)
···Hamsun
Genre: Drama, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Knut Hamsun)
(movie, 1996)
···Enskilda samtal
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Jacob)
(movie, 1995)
···Judge Dredd
Genre: Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Chief Justice Fargo)
(movie, 1995)
···Citizen X
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Dr. Alexandr Bukhanovsky)
(mini-series, 1995)
···Radetzkymarsch
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Baron Franz von Trotta und Cipolje)
(movie, 1993)
···Needful Things
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Leland Gaunt)
(movie, 1992)
···Dotkniecie reki
Genre: Drama, Music
Role: Actor (as Henry Kesdi)
(movie, 1991)
···Bis ans Ende der Welt
Genre: Action, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Henry Farber)
(movie, 1991)
···Europa
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Foreign
Role: Actor
(movie, 1991)
···Oxen
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Vicar)
(movie, 1990)
···Awakenings
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Dr. Peter Ingham)
(movie, 1990)
···Father
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Joe Mueller)
(movie, 1990)
···Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes
Genre: Drama, War, History
Role: Actor (as Father Siemes)
(movie, 1990)
···Una vita scellerata
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Pope Clement VII)
(movie, 1989)
···Ghostbusters II
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Vigo (voice))
(movie, 1989)
···Red King, White Knight
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Szaz)
(movie, 1988)
···Ved vejen
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1987)
···Pelle erobreren
Genre: Drama, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Lassefar)
(movie, 1986)
···Hannah and Her Sisters
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Frederick)
(movie, 1986)
···Duet for One
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Dr. Louis Feldman)
(movie, 1986)
···Oviri
Genre: Drama, Biography
Role: Actor (as August Strindberg)
(movie, 1985)
···Code Name: Emerald
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Jurgen Brausch)
(movie, 1985)
···Il pentito
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Spinola)
(movie, 1985)
···Kojak: The Belarus File
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Peter Barak)
(movie, 1984)
7.0Dune
Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Dr. Liet Kynes)
(movie, 1984)
···Dreamscape
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Doctor Paul Novotny)
(movie, 1984)
···The Ice Pirates
Genre: Action, Comedy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor
(movie, 1984)
···Samson and Delilah
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Sidka)
(movie, 1984)
···The Soldier's Tale
Genre: Animation
Role: Actor (as The Devil)
(movie, 1983)
···Never Say Never Again
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Ernst Stavro Blofeld)
(movie, 1983)
···Le cercle des passions
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Carlo di Vilalfratti)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Brewmeister Smith)
(movie, 1982)
···Conan the Barbarian
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Role: Actor (as King Osric)
(movie, 1981)
···Escape to Victory
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Actor (as Major Karl von Steiner)
(movie, 1980)
···Flash Gordon
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as The Emperor Ming · Ming's Floating Servant)
(movie, 1977)
···March or Die
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Role: Actor (as François Marneau)
(movie, 1977)
···Exorcist II: The Heretic
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Father Lancaster Merrin)
(movie, 1976)
···Cuore di cane
Role: Actor (as Professor Filipp Filippovich Preobrazenski)
(movie, 1976)
···Foxtrot
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Larsen)
(movie, 1975)
···Three Days of the Condor
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as G. Joubert)
(movie, 1975)
···Ägget är löst!
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as The Father)
(movie, 1975)
···Ägget är löst!
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as The Father)
(movie, 1975)
···Three Days of the Condor
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Role: Actor (as G. Joubert)
(movie, 1974)
···Steppenwolf
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Harry Haller)
(movie, 1973)
···The Exorcist
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Father Merrin)
(movie, 1971)
···Beröringen
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Andreas Vergerus)
(movie, 1971)
···The Night Visitor
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Salem)
(movie, 1971)
···Utvandrarna
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Karl Oskar)
(movie, 1969)
···En passion
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Andreas Winkelman)
(movie, 1969)
···Made in Sweden
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Magnus Rud)
(movie, 1968)
···Skammen
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Jan Rosenberg)
(movie, 1968)
···Svarta palmkronor
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Gustav Olofsson)
(movie, 1968)
···Vargtimmen
Genre: Drama, Horror
Role: Actor (as Johan Borg)
(movie, 1966)
···The Quiller Memorandum
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Oktober)
(movie, 1965)
···The Greatest Story Ever Told
Genre: Drama, History, Family
Role: Actor (as Jesus)
(movie, 1965)
···The Reward
Genre: Drama, Western
Role: Actor (as Scott Swenson)
(movie, 1963)
···Nattvardsgästerna
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Jonas Persson)
(movie, 1962)
···Älskarinnan
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Married Man)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as The Father)
(movie, 1961)
···Såsom i en spegel
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Martin)
(movie, 1960)
···Jungfrukällan
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Töre)
(movie, 1958)
···Ansiktet
Genre: Drama, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Albert Emanuel Vogler)
(movie, 1957)
···Smultronstället
Genre: Drama, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Henrik Åkerman)
(movie, 1957)
···Det sjunde inseglet
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Antonius Block)
(movie, 1957)
···Herr Sleeman kommer
Role: Actor (as The hunter)