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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.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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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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By minooallen on Apr 10, 2013 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

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:

Antonius Block: We must make an idol of our fear, and call it god.


Mia: You don't look so happy.
Antonius Block: No.
Mia: Are you tired?
Antonius Block: Yes. I have boring company.
Mia: You mean your squire?
Antonius Block: No, not him.
Mia: Who do you mean, then?
Antonius Block: Myself.


Antonius Block: I want knowledge! Not faith, not assumptions, but knowledge. I want God to stretch out His hand, uncover His face and speak to me.
Death: But He remains silent.
Antonius Block: I call out to Him in the darkness. But it's as if no one was there.
Death: Perhaps there isn't anyone.
Antonius Block: Then life is a preposterous horror. No man can live faced with Death, knowing everything's nothingness.
Death: Most people think neither of death nor nothingness.
Antonius Block: But one day you stand at the edge of life and face darkness.
Death: That day.
Antonius Block: I understand what you mean.


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Max von Sydow Facts
Has four sons, Clas S. von Sydow and Henrik von Sydow with his first wife; and Cédric and Yvan with his second wife. In 1951, Von Sydow married actress Olin with whom he had two sons, Claes and Henrik. His children appeared with him in the film Hawaii (1966), playing his son at different ages. He was divorced in 1996 and subsequently married French filmmaker Catherine Brelet in April 1997 in the Provence, France. He has two sons, Yvan and Cedric, with his second wife. Von Sydow lives in Paris with his wife.

One of his favourite movies is Runaway Train (1985).

Co-Head of jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1985.

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