Max von Sydow

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Max von Sydow
Age90
Full NameCarl Adolf von Sydow
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Biography

Max von Sydow, the illustrious Baron of Lund, Skåne, Sweden, was born of noble heritage on April 10, 1929. His father, Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, was an esteemed ethnologist and folklore professor, while his mother, Baroness Maria Margareta Rappe, was a teacher. From a young age, Max nurtured his passion for the theatre, forming a theatre club with his peers, including Yvonne Lombard. After conscription, he furthered his craft by studying at the Royal Dramatic Theatre's acting school and eventually landed his first role in Alf Sjöberg's Only a Mother. He went on to work in the city theatres in Norrköping and Malmö, before being immortalized in the iconic The Seventh Seal by Ingmar Bergman. Thus began a journey that would make Baron Max von Sydow a household name and a legend in the annals of history.

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  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Chess History
  • Game of Thrones
  • The Simpsons
  • Ghostbusters
  • Shutter Island
  • The Last Place on Earth
  • The Exorcist
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  • Shame
  • The New Land
  • The Emigrants
  • The Best Intentions
  • Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
  • Lucy and Desi
  • Awakenings
  • Hannah and Her Sisters
  • George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey
  • The Best Intentions
  • Europa
  • The Passion of Anna
  • Religulous
  • Minority Report
  • Hour of the Wolf
  • The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones
  • I Am Divine
  • She Dances Alone
  • Three Days of the Condor
  • Illustrious Corpses
  • Professione fantasma
  • Private Confessions
  • The Flight of the Eagle
  • Hamsun
  • The 84th Annual Academy Awards
  • Gösta Berlings saga
  • Ljuset håller mig sällskap
  • The Ox
  • Oscar and the Lady in Pink
  • Christopher Columbus
  • Lumière and Company
  • Conan the Barbarian
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  • The Last Norwegian Troll
  • Kojak: The Belarus File
  • En frusen dröm
  • A che punto è la notte
  • The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Perils of Cupid
  • Until the End of the World

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Max von Sydow is a Swedish actor of noble descent, born on April 10, 1929 in Lund, Skåne, Sweden. His family's esteemed lineage stretches back to his partial German ancestry. As a youth, he cultivated his passion for acting by taking part in local theatre productions, and his professional career began in earnest upon his enrollment at the Royal Dramatic Theatre's acting school, where he trained alongside renowned actors such as Lars Ekborg, Margaretha Krook and Ingrid Thuresson. His career has spanned over seven decades, and he is well-known for his roles in films such as Gorky Park (1983), Birgitta Dahls heliga vrede (2021) and The Women on the Roof (1989). His remarkable talent and commitment to the craft place him among the highest echelons of the performing arts, making him a true royal among actors.

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