Appeared in Ranko Marinkovic
's play, "The Hands", which was aired on 13 September in the Swedish Radio Theatre.
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Max Von Sydow
6' 4" (1.93 m)
Did You Know?
If I watch my old films, for example The Seventh Seal
(1957), I realize I do a lot of stage acting there; I have always been disturbed by the declamatory fashion in which I speak in a film like that. But then TV suddenly swept through Sweden, and we were all soon accustomed to realism, from newsreels, talk shows, and then of course there was the Method school of acting, which exerted an influence...
His second Oscar nomination (Best Supporting Actor for Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
(2011)) came at age 82, which was the same age as front-runner Christopher Plummer
who was competing with him in the category (also in a second nomination). Plummer won the Oscar for Beginners
(2010), in a role previously turned down by von Sydow.
Often plays stern, oppressive characters