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MAX VON SYDOW BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Max Von Sydow was born on April 10th, 1929 in Lund, Skåne län, Sweden with the birth name Max Carl Adolf von Sydow.  His father, Carl worked as an ethnologist and his mother, Baroness Greta was a school teacher.  At the age of nine he was already study other languages such as English and German. 
 
He first became interested in acting in High School when along with some friends they began a theater club that helped encourage other students to become interested in acting. 
 
Between 1948 and 1951 he studied acting at the Royal Dramatic Theatre acting school and then went on to work as a stage actor locally in Sweden.  When he started working with Ingmar Bergman on films, the international critics began to take notice of him.  In total they made thirteen films together, "The Magician" (1958), "The Touch" (1971), "Mr. Sleeman Is Coming" (1957),"The Virgin Spring" (1960), "Nattvardsgästerna" (1963), "Brink of Life" (1958), "The Passion of Anna" (1969), "Rabies" (1958), "The Seventh Seal" (1957), "Shame" (1968), "Wild Strawberries" (1957), "Through a Glass Darkly" (1961) and "Hour of the Wolf" (1968).
 
Soon Sydow was receiving offers to travel abroad and work on films with other directors.  Some of his better known film work were on such features as, "The Greatest Story Ever Told" (1965), "Hawaii" (1966), "Flash Gordon" (1980) as the voice of Emperor Ming and he also took a chance at directing the film, "Katinka" (1988).
 
As his career has progressed he has continued to make appearances on such films as, "The Greatest Story Ever Told" (1965), "Never Say Never Again" (1983), "Needful Things" (1993) and "Minority Report" (2002).  He even reunited with his old friend, Ingmar Bergman for the film, "The Best Intentions" (1991) after a twenty year break from working together.
 
Since he is fluent in so many languages including Swedish, Norwegian, English, Italian, German, Danish, French and Spanish, he has filmed in all these different languages which has helped his career and popularity tremendously.
 
Max Von Sydow has married twice during his lifetime.  His first marriage was to Christina Olin whom he wed on August 1st, 1951 and they had two children together before ending the marriage in divorce in 1996.  He then married again to Catherine Brelet in 1997 and they have two children together and remain married today.  In total he has four sons, Clas, Henrik, Cedric and Yvan.  All of his sons had the chance to appear in the film "Hawaii" with him playing the character of his sons at different ages.
 
In 2002, he received dual citizenship with France and Sweden and currently is retired living with his wife in Paris enjoying everyday life.
 

Filmography

2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 
2012 Truth & Treason
2012 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
2010 Moomins and the Comet Chase
2010 Robin Hood 
2010 The Wolfman
2010 Det siste norske trollet
2009 Oscar and the Lady in Pink
2009 Solomon Kane 
2009 Ghost Busters 
2009 The Tudors 
2008 Un homme et son chien
2007 Emotional Arithmetic  
2007 Rush Hour 3  
2007 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly 
2006 The Inquiry  
2005 Heidi 
2004 Curse of the Ring 
2004 Hidden Children 
2002 Minority Report  
2002 Les amants de Mogador
2001 Intact 
2001 The Gaul 
2001 Sleepless 
2000 Nuremberg 
1999 Snow Falling on Cedars 
1998 What Dreams May Come 
1998 Professione fantasma
1997 Solomon 
1997 The Princess and the Pauper 
1997 Hostile Waters 
1996 Private Confessions 
1996 Samson and Delilah
1996 Jerusalem
1996 Hamsun 
1996 Truck Stop 
1995 Radetzkymarsch 
1995 Depth Solitude 
1995 Judge Dredd 
1995 Citizen X 
1995 A che punto è la notte
1994 Onkel Vanja 
1994 Time Is Money
1993 Needful Things
1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
1993 Morfars resa 
1993 Och ge oss skuggorna 
1992 The Touch
1992 The Best Intentions 
1991 Oxen 
1991 Until the End of the World 
1991 Europa 
1991 A Kiss Before Dying 
1990 Awakenings 
1990 Father 
1990 Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes 
1990 Una vita scellerata  
1990 The Bachelor
1989 Red King, White Knight 
1989 Ghostbusters II 
1987 Pelle the Conqueror
1987 The Second Victory 
1986 Duet for One 
1986 Oviri 
1986 Gösta Berlings saga 
1986 Hannah and Her Sisters 
1985 The Repenter 
1985 Code Name: Emerald
1985 Christopher Columbus 
1985 Quo Vadis
1985 Kojak: The Belarus File 
1985 Le dernier civil 
1985 The Last Place on Earth  
1984 Dune 
1984 Dreamscape 
1984 Samson and Delilah 
1984 The Ice Pirates 
1984 The Soldier's Tale
1983 Never Say Never Again 
1983 The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew
1983 Le cercle des passions
1982 Hit Man 
1982 Ingenjör Andrées luftfärd
1982 Conan the Barbarian
1981 Victory 
1980 Flash Gordon 
1980 Death Watch 
1979 Hurricane
1979 Bugie bianche
1978 Brass Target 
1977 March or Die 
1977 Exorcist II: The Heretic
1977 Gran bollito 
1976 Voyage of the Damned 
1976 Il deserto dei tartari 
1976 Foxtrot 
1976 Cadaveri eccellenti 
1976 Dog's Heart
1975 The Ultimate Warrior 
1975 Three Days of the Condor
1975 Trompe l'oeil 
1975 The Softening of the Egg 
1974 Steppenwolf 
1973 The Exorcist 
1973 Kvartetten som sprängdes 
1973 Embassy
1972 The New Land 
1971 I havsbandet 
1971 The Apple War 
1971 The Touch 
1971 The Emigrants 
1971 The Night Visitor 
1970 The Kremlin Letter
1969 The Passion of Anna
1969 Made in Sweden 
1968 Shame 
1968 Black Palm Trees 
1968 Hour of the Wolf 
1967 The Diary of Anne Frank 
1966 Here's Your Life 
1966 The Quiller Memorandum
1966 Hawaii 
1965 The Reward 
1965 4 x 4 
1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told 
1963 Winter Light 
1962 Älskarinnan 
1962 Wonderful Adventures of Nils 
1961 Through a Glass Darkly
1960 Bröllopsdagen 
1960 The Virgin Spring 
1958 The Magician 
1958 Rabies 
1958 Spion 503 
1958 Brink of Life 
1957 The Minister of Uddarbo
1957 Wild Strawberries 
1957 Mr. Sleeman Is Coming 
1957 The Seventh Seal 
1956 Rätten att älska 
1953 Ingen mans kvinna 
1951 Miss Julie 
1949 Bara en mor





Matinee Classics - Three Days of the Condor starring Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, Max von Sydow, John Houseman, Addison Powell, Walter McGinn, Tina Chen, Hank Garrett, Michael Kane, Don McHenry, Michael B. Miller, Jess Osuna, Dino Narizzano, Helen Stenborg, Patrick Gorman and Russell Johnson
Matinee Classics - The Greatest Story Ever Told starring Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Michael Anderson Jr., Carroll Baker, Ina Balin, Victor Buono, Richard Conte, Telly Savalas, Joanna Dunham, Jose Ferrer, Van Heflin, Charlton Heston, Martin Landau, Roddy McDowall, Angela Lansbury, Pat Boone, Janet Margolin, David McCallum, Joseph Schildkraut, Ed Wynn, Claude Rains, Donald Pleasence, Michael Ansara, Robert Blake, John Considine, Richard Conte, Jamie Farr, David Hedison, Russell Johnson, Rober
Matinee Classics - The Greatest Story Ever Told starring Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Michael Anderson Jr., Carroll Baker, Ina Balin, Victor Buono, Richard Conte, Telly Savalas, Joanna Dunham, Jose Ferrer, Van Heflin, Charlton Heston, Martin Landau, Roddy McDowall, Angela Lansbury, Pat Boone, Janet Margolin, David McCallum, Joseph Schildkraut, Ed Wynn, Claude Rains, Donald Pleasence, Michael Ansara, Robert Blake, John Considine, Richard Conte, Jamie Farr, David Hedison, Russell Johnson, Rober
Matinee Classics - Never Say Never Again starring Sean Connery, Kim Basinger, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Barbara Carrera, Max von Sydow and Bernie Casey


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