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Max Von Sydow
6' 4" (1.93 m)
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At home [in Sweden], the actor's profession was not considered particularly reputable, but being an actor or star in a Hollywood film was something very important in American eyes. Then I slowly realized that as an actor in Sweden you were allowed to be involved in some kind of artistic project which could be a flop and yet still be justifiable if it carried artistic weight and ambitions. In ...
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