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Max von Sydow

Max von Sydow at the 2006 San Sebastian International Film Festival
Birth name Max Carl Adolf von Sydow
Born April 10, 1929 (age 77)
Flag of Sweden Lund, Skåne, Sweden

Max Carl Adolf von Sydow , (born April 10, 1929) is an Academy-Award nominated Swedish actor, known in particular for his collaboration with filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 460 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (1474 × 1921 pixel, file size: 1. ... The San Sebastian International Film Festival was founded in 1953 in San Sebastian, Spain. ... April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ...   IPA: is a city in SkÃ¥ne in southern Sweden. ... Scania (SkÃ¥ne in Swedish  ) is a geographical region of Sweden on the southernmost tip of the Scandinavian peninsula, a historical province (landskap)[1] of the Kingdom of Sweden, since 1997 a county (Län) of Sweden, before 1658 part of the Kingdom of Denmark. ... Image File history File links Sv-Max von Sydow. ... April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor or actress is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ... Ingmar Bergman   (IPA: in Swedish) (born July 14, 1918) is a Swedish stage and film director who is one of the key film auteurs of the twentieth century. ...

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Early life

Max von Sydow was born to a noble family in Lund, Skåne, Sweden. His father, Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, was a professor of comparative folklore at the University of Lund. His mother, Friherrinnan (Baroness) Greta Rappe, was a school teacher. Persistent rumors claim he had at least one brother who allegedly died during the filming of The Exorcist, but he was an only child. Little material is available on his childhood, except that he seems to have been a shy, quiet child.   IPA: is a city in SkÃ¥ne in southern Sweden. ... Scania (SkÃ¥ne in Swedish  ) is a geographical region of Sweden on the southernmost tip of the Scandinavian peninsula, a historical province (landskap)[1] of the Kingdom of Sweden, since 1997 a county (Län) of Sweden, before 1658 part of the Kingdom of Denmark. ... Lund University main building, from 1882 by Helgo Zettervall. ... The Exorcist is an Academy Award-winning 1973 film, based on the novel by William Peter Blatty first published in 1971. ...


He attended the Cathedral School of Lund, and learned German and English starting at the age of nine. At school, he and some friends founded an amateur theatre company, where his acting career began. He completed National Service before going on to study at The Royal Dramatic Theatre ("Dramaten") in Stockholm, where he trained between 1948 and 1951 with the likes of Lars Ekborg, Margaretha Krook and Ingrid Thulin. During his time at Dramaten, he made his screen debut in Alf Sjöberg's films Only a Mother (Bara en Mor, 1949), and Miss Julie (Fröken Julie, 1951), a Swedish classic after August Strindberg. Cathedral School, Lund, in 2005. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern or Royal Dramatic Theatre, in Swedish usully Dramaten. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Ingrid Thulin (27 January 1926 – 7 January 2004) was a Swedish actress. ... Alf Sjöberg (June 21, 1903 – April 16, 1980) was a Swedish film director. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... August Strindberg Portrait of August Strindberg by Richard Bergh   (January 22, 1849 – May 14, 1912) was a Swedish writer, playwright, and painter. ...


Career

Von Sydow moved to Malmö in 1955. It was there that he met his mentor Ingmar Bergman. His first work with Bergman was on stage at Malmö Municipal Theatre. Von Sydow later would work with Bergman on films such as The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde inseglet, 1957), Wild Strawberries (Smultronstället, 1957) and The Virgin Spring (Jungfrukällan, 1960). Motto: FrÃ¥n arbetarstad till kunskapsstad (eng: From industrial city to knowledge city) Location of Malmö in northern Europe Coordinates: Country Sweden Municipality Malmö Municipality County SkÃ¥ne Province Scania Charter 13th Century  - Mayor Illmar Reepalu Area    - City 335. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ingmar Bergman   (IPA: in Swedish) (born July 14, 1918) is a Swedish stage and film director who is one of the key film auteurs of the twentieth century. ... The Seventh Seal (Swedish: Det sjunde inseglet) is an existential 1957 Swedish film directed by Ingmar Bergman about the journey of a medieval knight (Max von Sydow) across a plague-ridden landscape. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Smultronstället (lit. ... Jungfrukällan (The Virgin Spring) is a 1960 Swedish film directed by Ingmar Bergman. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ...


It was in these films that von Sydow perfected his craft and began to display the great talent that has spanned the 53 years of his screen career. Von Sydow now dominated the screen as he had done on stage and in doing so became an idol of the international Arthouse. Recognition came as early as 1954 when he was awarded the prestigious Royal Foundation Culture Award. Film may refer to: photographic film a motion picture in academics, the study of motion pictures as an art form a thin skin or membrane, or any covering or coating, whether transparent or opaque a thin layer of liquid, either on a solid or liquid surface or free-standing Film...


Von Sydow worked profusely on stage and screen in Scandinavia and resisted increasing calls from the United States to go to Hollywood. After being seen in Bergman's Academy Award-winning films and having been first choice for the title role of Dr. No, Von Sydow finally set foot in America after agreeing to star in the film which was to lead to much greater recognition, the role of Jesus in George Stevens' grandly titled, all-star epic The Greatest Story Ever Told in 1965. His talents were soon in demand in other American productions and so von Sydow and his family eventually moved to Los Angeles. Scandinavia is a historical and geographical region centered on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe. ... ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... This article is about Jesus of Nazareth. ... George Stevens examining film from A Place in the Sun. ... The Greatest Story Ever Told is a 1965 United Artists film about the life of Jesus, directed by George Stevens (some scenes by Jean Negulesco and David Lean). ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


From 1965 von Sydow became a regular on the American screen while also maintaining a presence in his native Sweden. Though perhaps type-cast as a villain, he was rewarded in the United States with two Golden Globe nominations for Hawaii and The Exorcist in 1973. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Hawaii is a 1966 American motion picture based on the novel of the same name by James A. Michener. ... The Exorcist is an Academy Award-winning 1973 film, based on the novel by William Peter Blatty first published in 1971. ...


In the mid 1970s, von Sydow moved to Rome and appeared in a number of Italian films, becoming friendly with another screen legend, Marcello Mastroianni. Nickname: The Eternal City Motto: SPQR: Senatus PopulusQue Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area    - City 1285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban... Marcello Mastroianni in 1958 Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastroianni (September 28, 1924 – December 19, 1996) was an Italian film actor. ...


In the late 1970s and early 1980s, von Sydow appeared in both serious films, such as Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and David Lynch's Dune (1984), and silly ones like the Mackenzie Brothers' Strange Brew (1983). Woody Allen (born Allen Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935) is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director, writer, actor, musician, comedian and playwright. ... Hannah and Her Sisters is a 1986 romantic comedy film which tells the intertwined stories of an extended family, told mostly during a year that begins and ends with a family Thanksgiving dinner. ... For other persons named David Lynch, see David Lynch (disambiguation). ... Dune is a 1984 science fiction film directed by David Lynch, based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name. ... Strange Brew is also the title of a song by the band Cream (released on their 1967 album Disraeli Gears), and of a compilation album - Strange Brew: The Very Best of Cream Strange Brew is a 1983 film starring the popular SCTV characters Bob & Doug McKenzie, played by Dave Thomas...


Since then Von Sydow has won The Australian Film Institute Best Actor Award for his title role in Father (1989), the Guldbagge Best Director Award for his only directorial foray Katinka (Ved vejen, 1988), based on a novel by Herman Bang, and the Best Actor Award at The Tokyo International Film Festival for The Silent Touch (Dotknięcie ręki, 1993). The Australian Film Institute (AFI), established in 1958, is an organisation that promotes Australian film and television through the annual AFI Awards, a membership program and AFI film events throughout the year. ... Father was a 1990 film about a retired German immigrant living in Australia, Joe Muller (Max von Sydow), who is accused of being a former Nazi who commited war crimes in the Second World War by a strange woman called Iya Zetnick (Julia Blake). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Herman Joachim Bang (April 20, 1857 in Duchy of Schleswig - January 29, 1912 in Ogden, Utah) was a Danish writer and one of the men of the Modern Break-Through. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


He received international acclaim for his performance as the Nobel Prize-winning novelist Knut Hamsun in Jan Troell's biopic Hamsun . He received his third Swedish Guldbagge and his second Danish Bodil for his depiction of a character often described as his King Lear. In 1996 Von Sydow starred in Liv Ullmann's Private Confessions (Enskilda samtal). Back in Hollywood, he appeared in What Dreams May Come in a role which was something of a tip of the hat to his performance in The Exorcist. The Nobel Prizes (Swedish: ) are awards in physics, chemistry, literature, peace, and physiology or medicine. ... Knut Hamsun (31 years old) in 1890 Knut Hamsun (August 4, 1859 – February 19, 1952) was a leading Norwegian author and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature for 1920. ... Jan Troell (born July 23, 1931 in Limhamn outside Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden) is a Swedish film director. ... Title page of the first quarto edition, published in 1608 King Lear is generally regarded as one of William Shakespeares greatest tragedies. ... Liv Ullmann at Cannes in 2000 Liv Johanne Ullmann (born December 16, 1938) is a Norwegian actress, author and film director. ... What Dreams May Come is a 1998 dramatic film, starring Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr. ...


His most recent triumph is probably his performance as an elderly lawyer in Scott Hicks' Snow Falling on Cedars. Pre-Oscar talk had him tipped to scoop the Best Supporting Actor Award; however, this never came to fruition. In 2002, von Sydow had one of his largest commercial successes, co-starring with Tom Cruise in Steven Spielberg's widely popular sci-fi thriller Minority Report. In 2003, he played mentor character Eyvind in the European TV adaptation of the "Ring of the Nibelungs" saga. The show set ratings records and was released in the USA as "Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King." Scott Hicks (b. ... Snow Falling on Cedars was a film, based on David Gutersons novel of the same title, Snow Falling on Cedars (novel). ... Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ... Steven Allan Spielberg, (born December 18, 1946) is a three-time Academy Award winning American film director and producer. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Thriller is a broad genre of literature, film, and television. ... Minority Report is a 2002 film by Steven Spielberg starring Tom Cruise, Max von Sydow, Samantha Morton,Kathryn Morris, and Colin Farrell. ...


Marriage and divorce

In 1951, von Sydow married actress Kerstin Olin with whom he had two sons, Claes and Henrik. They were to star with their father in the film Hawaii, playing his son at different ages. Von Sydow was divorced in 1996 and subsequently married French filmmaker Catherine Brelet in April 1997 in Provence, France. Von Sydow currently lives with his wife in Paris, where he enjoys reading, listening to music and gardening. He has personally stated he does not intend to retire, subject to the film roles he receives. Hawaii is a 1966 American motion picture based on the novel of the same name by James A. Michener. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ...


Awards

The Venice Film Festival (it: Mostra Internazionale dArte Cinematografica) is the oldest Film Festival in the World (began in the 1932) and takes place every year in late August/early September on the Lido di Venezia in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi, in Venice, Italy. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pelle the Conqueror (Danish: ; Swedish: ) is a 1987 film in Danish and Swedish which tells the story of two Swedish immigrants to Denmark, a father and son, who try to build a new life for themselves. ... Martin Andersen Nexø, 1908 Martin Andersen Nexø (June 26, 1869 - June 1, 1954) was a Danish writer. ... The official Swedish film award. ... Palme dOr The Palme dOr (Golden Palm) is the highest prize given to a film at the Cannes Film Festival. ... Cannes Film Festival logo. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The San Sebastian International Film Festival was founded in 1953 in San Sebastian, Spain. ...

Trivia

  • Two sons of his played in "Hawaii".[citation needed]
  • One of his favourite movies is "Runaway Train".[citation needed]
  • Height: 6'4" (193 cm).

Filmography

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Seventh Seal (Swedish: Det sjunde inseglet) is an existential 1957 Swedish film directed by Ingmar Bergman about the journey of a medieval knight (Max von Sydow) across a plague-ridden landscape. ... Smultronstället (Wild Strawberries, lit. ... Ansiktet or The Magician is a movie directed and written by Ingmar Bergman. ... Jungfrukällan (The Virgin Spring) is a 1960 Swedish film directed by Ingmar Bergman. ... Through a Glass Darkly (originally titled Såsom i en spegel) is a 1961 film written and directed by Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, and produced by Allan Ekelund. ... Winter Light (originally titled Nattvardsgästerna) was both written and directed by world-renowned Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman in 1963, and stars Bergman regulars Gunnar Björnstrand and Max von Sydow. ... The Jeep Wrangler is a 4WD vehicle with a transfer case to select low range or high range 4WD. 1980 AMC Eagle 4x4 drivetrain and suspension components. ... The Greatest Story Ever Told is a 1965 United Artists film about the life of Jesus, directed by George Stevens (some scenes by Jean Negulesco and David Lean). ... The Quiller Memorandum is a 1966 film adaptation of an Adam Hall spy novel. ... Hawaii is a 1966 American motion picture based on the novel of the same name by James A. Michener. ... The Diary of Anne Frank is a 1959 motion picture based on the diary of Holocaust victim Anne Frank. ... An artist in crisis is haunted by nightmares from the past in Ingmar Bergmans only horror film, which takes place on a windy island. ... Skammen (Swedish for Shame), is a 1968 black-and-white film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman, and starring Liv Ullmann and Max von Sydow. ... The Kremlin Letter is a 1970 film, released by 20th Century-Fox. ... The Emigrants, or Utvandrarna, is a 1971 film which tells the story of a Swedish couple who emigrate to 19th century America. ... Äppelkriget (English title: The Apple War) is a Swedish comedy-drama film from 1971 directed by Tage Danielsson, starring Gösta Ekman, Hans Alfredsson, Tage Danielsson, Monica Zetterlund and Max von Sydow. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Nybyggarna (The New Land) is a 1972 Swedish film written by Bengt Forslund and directed by Jan Troell. ... The Exorcist is an Academy Award-winning 1973 film, based on the novel by William Peter Blatty first published in 1971. ... For the book, see Steppenwolf (novel) Steppenwolf album cover Steppenwolf is a 1960s and 1970s rock n roll band, best known for the hits Born to Be Wild and Magic Carpet Ride. They were named after the novel Steppenwolf by German author Hermann Hesse. ... Three Days of the Condor is a United States motion picture made in 1975. ... Voyage of the Damned is the title of a 1976 film drama inspired by true events concerning the fate of an ocean liner carrying Jewish refugees from Germany to Cuba in 1939. ... March or Die is a 1977 film directed by Dick Richards, starring Gene Hackman, Terence Hill, Catherine Deneuve and Ian Holm. ... Exorcist II: The Heretic is a 1977 American horror film and the sequel to The Exorcist. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Flash Gordon is a 1980 science fiction film, based on the eponymous comic strip character Flash Gordon. ... Escape to Victory is a 1981 film about Allied prisoners of war who are interned in a Nazi prison camp during World War II. It was directed by John Huston and stars Michael Caine and Sylvester Stallone. ... Flight of the Eagle is a 1982 Swedish movie starring Max Von Sydow. ... Conan the Barbarian is a 1982 film by director John Milius and is recognized as the acting breakthrough of bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger. ... Strange Brew is also the title of a song by the band Cream (released on their 1967 album Disraeli Gears), and of a compilation album - Strange Brew: The Very Best of Cream Strange Brew is a 1983 film starring the popular SCTV characters Bob & Doug McKenzie, played by Dave Thomas... Never Say Never Again is a James Bond film, itself a remake of the 1965 film Thunderball. ... Dreamscape was a 1984 science fiction film directed by Joseph Ruben and written by David Lougherty. ... A 1984 TV remake and adaptation of the biblical story of Samson and Delilah, starring Max Von Sydow, Belinda Bauer, Antony Hamilton, Daniel Stern and Victor Mature, who played Samson in the 1949 film, having a small cameo as the father of Antony Hamiltons Samson. ... The Ice Pirates is a 1984 comedy/science-fiction film, directed by Stewart Raffill and starring Robert Urich and Mary Crosby. ... 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Pelle the Conqueror (Danish: ; Swedish: ) is a 1987 film in Danish and Swedish which tells the story of two Swedish immigrants to Denmark, a father and son, who try to build a new life for themselves. ... Father was a 1990 film about a retired German immigrant living in Australia, Joe Muller (Max von Sydow), who is accused of being a former Nazi who commited war crimes in the Second World War by a strange woman called Iya Zetnick (Julia Blake). ... Awakenings is a 1990 film based on Oliver Sacks memoir, Awakenings, which tells the story of a doctor who in 1969 discovers beneficial effects of the then-new drug L-Dopa on patients who are catatonic after surviving the 1917-1928 epidemic of encephalitis lethargica. ... Until the End of the World (German: Bis ans Ende der Welt) is a 1991 film by the German-born film director Wim Wenders; the screenplay was written by Wenders and Peter Carey, from a story by Wenders and Solveig Dommartin. ... Zentropa also known as Europa is the title of Lars von Triers third theatrical feature film, released in 1991. ... A Kiss Before Dying is a novel by Ira Levin. ... The Best Intentions (Swedish: Den goda viljan) is a 1992 film directed by Bille August and written by Ingmar Bergman. ... Needful Things is a horror/black comedy novel written by Stephen King in 1991. ... Citizen X is a made-for-TV movie, released in 1995, which gives a fictionalised account of the Ukrainian serial killer, Andrei Chikatilo - who killed 52 people - and the efforts of detectives in the Soviet Union to capture him. ... Judge Dredd is a 1995 action film based on the Judge Dredd strip in the British comic 2000 AD. Certain elements of the film were altered from the comic series, but it still did not find wide mainstream appeal. ... Samson and Delilah is a German/Italian/American TV-movie from 1996, directed by Nicolas Roeg. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Hostile Waters is a 1997 television movie about the loss of the K-219, a Yankee II class nuclear ballistic missle sub. ... What Dreams May Come is a 1998 dramatic film, starring Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Snow Falling on Cedars was a film, based on David Gutersons novel of the same title, Snow Falling on Cedars (novel). ... Intacto is a film thriller first released in 2001, directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. ... Druids is a film first released on August 31, 2001, directed by Jacques Dorfmann. ... Minority Report is a 2002 science fiction film directed by Stephen Spielberg. ... Cover of Heidi in German Heidi is a story focusing on events in the life of the title character, a young orphan girl, in Switzerland. ... 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    Max von Sydow - definition of Max von Sydow in Encyclopedia (959 words)
    Carl Adolf von Sydow was born on April 10 1929 to a middle class family in Lund, southern Sweden.
    Von Sydow married in 1951 to actress Kerstin Olin with whom he had two sons, Claes and Henrik.
    Von Sydow was divorced in 1996 but got remarried to French filmmaker Catherine Brelet in April 1997 in Provence, France.
    Max von Sydow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1002 words)
    Max von Sydow was born to a noble family in Lund in southern Sweden.
    Von Sydow worked profusely on stage and screen in Scandinavia and resisted increasing calls from the United States to come to Hollywood.
    Von Sydow was divorced in 1996 and subsequently married French filmmaker Catherine Brelet in April 1997 in Provence, France.
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