Max von Sydow Overview:

Legendary actor, Max von Sydow, was born Max Carl Adolf von Sydow on Apr 10, 1929 in Lund, Sweden. von Sydow died at the age of 90 on Mar 8, 2020 in Provence, France .

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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Classic Music Legend Tribute:

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.


Martin: You're empty but capable. And now you're trying to fill your void with Karin's extinction. But how will God fit into that? It must make him more inscrutable than ever!


Antonius Block: I want to confess as best I can, but my heart is void. The void is a mirror. I see my face and feel loathing and horror. My indifference to men has shut me out. I live now in a world of ghosts, a prisoner in my dreams.


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Max von Sydow Facts
One of the few actors to have played both God (in The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)) and the Devil (in Needful Things (1993)).

Was offered the title role in Dr. No (1962).

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

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