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Max von Sydow Overview:

Legendary actor, Max von Sydow, was born Max Carl Adolf von Sydow on Apr 10, 1929 in Lund, Sweden. As of December 2018, Max von Sydow was 89 years old.



Although von Sydow was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1988Best ActorPelle the Conqueror (1987)Lasse KarlssonNominated
2011Best Supporting ActorExtremely Loud & Incredibly CloseThe RenterNominated

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Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend , born April 10th, 1929! Fate has an interesting way of creating legends. One way (although I am in no way advocating this) is to go out while you?re on top — as in ‘live fast, die young, and leave a beautiful corpse’ for us all t... Read full article

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Max von Sydow Quotes:

James the Younger: What is your name?
Jesus: Jesus
James the Younger: [excitedly] That's a good name!
Jesus: [smiling] Thank you.

Antonius Block: I met Death today. We are playing chess.

David: Virility means more than health.
Martin: If Hemingway could, we can. Let's go!

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Max von Sydow Facts
Distant relative of Swedish speaker of parliament and ex-minister of defence, 'Björn von Sydow'.

Received French citizenship in 2002 and now holds dual Swedish/French citizenship.

After not appearing in an Ingmar Bergman film since "The Touch" (The Touch (1971)), Von Sydow was reunited with the master, playing his grandfather in "The Best Intentions" (1991). While the film was directed by Bille August, the screenplay was written by Ingmar Bergman. Ironically, despite all the classic work Von Sydow did with Ingmar Bergman such as the Knight in "The Seventh Seal" (The Seventh Seal (1957)), the eponymous "Magician" (The Magician (1958)), and the father in "The Virgin Spring" (The Virgin Spring (1960)), his first Oscar nomination came under the hand of Bille August, for Pelle the Conqueror (1987).

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