|Date of Birth||10 April 1929, Lund, Skåne län, Sweden|
|Birth Name||Max Carl Adolf von Sydow|
|Height||6' 4" (1.93 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Max von Sydow was born on April 10, 1929 in a middle-class family in Lund, Sweden. He is the son of Maria Margareta (Rappe) and Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, an ethnologist and folklore professor. His surname originates from distant German ancestry. When he was in high school, he and a few fellow students, including Yvonne Lombard, started a theatre club which encouraged his interest in acting. After conscription, he began to study at the Royal Dramatic Theatre's acting school (1948-1951), together with Lars Ekborg, Margaretha Krook and Ingrid Thulin. His first role was as Nils the crofter in Alf Sjöberg's Only a Mother (1949). After graduation, he worked at the city theatres in Norrköping and Malmö. His work in the movies by Ingmar Bergman made him well-known internationally, and he started to get offers from abroad. His career abroad began with The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) and Hawaii (1966). Since then, his career includes very different kind of characters, like Emperor Ming in Flash Gordon (1980) or the artist Frederick in Hannah and Her Sisters (1986). In 1987, he made his directing debut with Katinka (1988). He has become one of Sweden's most admired and professional actors.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Mattias Thuresson
|Catherine Brelet||(30 April 1997 - present) (2 children)|
|Christina Olin||(1 August 1951 - 1979) (divorced) (2 children)|