Max von Sydow (I) (1929–2020)


STARmeter
Top 5000
Down 497 this week
Trailer
0:59 | Trailer
Max von Sydow was born Carl Adolf von Sydow on April 10, 1929 in Lund, Skåne, Sweden, to a middle-class family. He was the son of Baroness Maria Margareta (Rappe), a teacher, and Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, an ethnologist and folklore professor. His surname traces back to his partial German ancestry. When he was in high school, he and a few fellow ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 90) in Seillans, Var, France

Everything New on Netflix in June

No need to waste time endlessly browsing—here's the entire lineup of new movies and TV shows streaming on Netflix this month.

See the full list

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

Watch on TV

Conan the Barbarian
Sat, Jun 06 11:37 PM PDT on STZENC (645)
Conan the Barbarian
Sun, Jun 07 2:37 AM PDT on STZENC (644)

Editorial Lists

Related lists from IMDb editors

a list of 40 images
updated 10 months ago
 
list image
a list of 51 images
updated 31 Oct 2017
 
a list of 69 images
updated 24 May 2017
 
a list of 35 images
updated 26 Oct 2016
 
a list of 6 images
updated 05 Oct 2016
 

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 people
created 2 weeks ago
 
a list of 37 people
created 17 Dec 2017
 
a list of 44 people
created 27 May 2017
 
a list of 29 people
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 42 people
created 2 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Max von Sydow's work have you seen?

User Polls

Remembering Max von Sydow (1929-2020)

Look back at photos from The Seventh Seal and more movies from Max von Sydow's legendary career.

See the gallery

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 27 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Known For

Flash Gordon The Emperor Ming
(1980)
Minority Report Director Lamar Burgess
(2002)
The Seventh Seal Antonius Block
(1957)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (163 credits)
  Echoes of the Past (post-production)
Nikolas Andreou (aged)
 2018 The Command
Vladimir Petrenko
 2016 Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Video Game)
Lor San Tekka (voice)
 2016 Game of Thrones (TV Series)
Three-Eyed Raven
- The Door (2016) ... Three-Eyed Raven (as Max Von Sydow)
- Oathbreaker (2016) ... Three-Eyed Raven (as Max Von Sydow)
- Home (2016) ... Three-Eyed Raven (as Max Von Sydow)
 2016 The First, the Last
Le croque-mort
 2014 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Klaus Ziegler
- The War of Art (2014) ... Klaus Ziegler (voice)
 2014/II The Letters
Father Celeste van Exem
 2013 Dragons 3D (Short)
Dr. Alistair Conis
 2012 Branded
Marketing Guru
 2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Video Game)
Esbern (voice)
 2010 The Last Norwegian Troll (Short)
The Last Norwegian Troll (voice)
 2010 Moomins and the Comet Chase
Narrator (French version, voice)
 2010 Robin Hood
Sir Walter Loxley
 2010 Shutter Island
Dr. Naehring
 2010 The Wolfman
Passenger on Train (only in director's cut) (uncredited)
 2009 Oscar and the Lady in Pink
Dr. Dusseldorf
 2009 Solomon Kane
Josiah Kane
 2009 Ghostbusters (Video Game)
Vigo (voice)
 2009 The Tudors (TV Series)
Cardinal Von Waldburg
- Search for a New Queen (2009) ... Cardinal Von Waldburg
- Problems in the Reformation (2009) ... Cardinal Von Waldburg
- The Northern Uprising (2009) ... Cardinal Von Waldburg
- Civil Unrest (2009) ... Cardinal Von Waldburg
 2008 Un homme et son chien
Le commandant
 2007 Emotional Arithmetic
Jakob Bronski
 2007 Rush Hour 3
Reynard
 2006 The Final Inquiry
Tiberius
 2005/I Heidi
Uncle Alp
 2004 Sword of Xanten (TV Movie)
Eyvind
 2004 Hidden Children (TV Movie)
Valobra
 2002 Minority Report
Director Lamar Burgess
 2001 Intacto
Samuel
 2001 Druids
Guttuart
 2001 Sleepless
Moretti
 2000 Nuremberg (TV Mini-Series)
Samuel Rosenman
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Samuel Rosenman
 1999 Snow Falling on Cedars
Nels Gudmundsson (as Max Von Sydow)
 1998 What Dreams May Come
The Tracker
 1998 Professione fantasma (TV Series)
Psicanalista dell'Aldilà
- Un'amica molto speciale (1998) ... Psicanalista dell'Aldilà
- Passi pericolosi (1998) ... Psicanalista dell'Aldilà
- Un vero signore (1998) ... Psicanalista dell'Aldilà
- Ricatti e misteri (1998) ... Psicanalista dell'Aldilà
- Suicidio assicurato (1998) ... Psicanalista dell'Aldilà
 1997 Solomon (TV Mini-Series)
David
 1997 The Princess and the Pauper (TV Movie)
Epos
 1997 En frusen dröm (Documentary)
S.A. Andrée (voice)
 1997 Screen One (TV Series)
Admiral Chernavin
- Hostile Waters (1997) ... Admiral Chernavin
 1996 Truck Stop
 1996 Private Confessions (TV Movie)
Jacob
 1996 Samson and Delilah (TV Mini-Series)
Narratore (voice, uncredited)
 1996 Jerusalem
Vicar
 1996 Hamsun
Knut Hamsun
 1995 Lumière and Company (Documentary)
Jacob (segment "Liv Ullman") (uncredited)
 1995 Depth Solitude (Short)
Narrator (English Version) (voice)
 1995 Atlanten (Documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 1995 Judge Dredd
Judge Fargo
 1995 Citizen X (TV Movie)
Dr. Alexandr Bukhanovsky
 1994 Onkel Vanja (TV Movie)
Professorn
 1994 Radetzkymarsch (TV Mini-Series)
Baron Franz von Trotta und Cipolje
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Baron Franz von Trotta und Cipolje
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Baron Franz von Trotta und Cipolje
 1994 A che punto è la notte (TV Movie)
Arcivescovo di Torino
 1994 Time Is Money
Joe Kaufman
 1993 Needful Things
Leland Gaunt (as Max Von Sydow)
 1993 Morfars resa
Simon S.L. Fromm
 1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series)
Sigmund Freud
- Vienna, November 1908 (1993) ... Sigmund Freud
 1993 Och ge oss skuggorna (TV Movie)
Eugene O'Neill
 1992 The Touch
Henry Kesdi
 1992 The Best Intentions
Johan Åkerblom
 1991 The Best Intentions (TV Mini-Series)
Johan Åkerblom
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... Johan Åkerblom (credit only)
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Johan Åkerblom
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Johan Åkerblom
 1991 Oxen
Vicar
 1991 Until the End of the World
Henry Farber
 1991 Europa
Narrator (voice)
 1991 A Kiss Before Dying
Thor Carlsson
 1990 Awakenings
Dr. Peter Ingham (as Max Von Sydow)
 1990 Father
Joe Mueller
 1990 Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (TV Movie)
Father Siemes
 1990 Una vita scellerata
Pope Clement VII
 1990 The Bachelor
Von Schleheim
 1989 Carl Jung: Wisdom of the Dream (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Carl Jung (voice)
 1989 Red King, White Knight (TV Movie)
Szaz
 1989 Ghostbusters II
Vigo (voice, uncredited)
 1988 Familjen Schedblad (TV Series)
Chefredaktör Lindström
- Murveln (1988) ... Chefredaktör Lindström
 1987 Pelle the Conqueror
Lassefar
 1987 The Second Victory
Dr. Huber
 1986 Duet for One
Dr. Louis Feldman
 1986 The Wolf at the Door
August Strindberg
 1986 Gösta Berlings saga (TV Mini-Series)
Melchior Sinclaire
- Del 3 (1986) ... Melchior Sinclaire
- Del 2 (1986) ... Melchior Sinclaire
- Del 1 (1986) ... Melchior Sinclaire
 1986 Hannah and Her Sisters
Frederick (as Max Von Sydow)
 1985 The Last Place on Earth (TV Mini-Series)
Fridtjof Nansen
- Rejoice (1985) ... Fridtjof Nansen
- Poles Apart (1985) ... Fridtjof Nansen
- Minor Diversions (1985) ... Fridtjof Nansen
 1985 The Repenter
Spinola
 1985 Code Name: Emerald
Jurgen Brausch
 1985 Christopher Columbus (TV Mini-Series)
King John of Portugal
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... King John of Portugal
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... King John of Portugal
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... King John of Portugal
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... King John of Portugal
 1985 Quo Vadis? (TV Mini-Series)
The Apostle Peter
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... The Apostle Peter
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... The Apostle Peter
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... The Apostle Peter
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... The Apostle Peter
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... The Apostle Peter (credit only)
 1985 Kojak: The Belarus File (TV Movie)
Peter Barak (as Max Von Sydow)
 1984 Dune
Doctor Kynes (as Max Von Sydow)
 1984 Le dernier civil (TV Movie)
Gérard Bauerle
 1984 Dreamscape
Doctor Paul Novotny
 1984 The Soldier's Tale
The Devil (voice)
 1984 Samson and Delilah (TV Movie)
Sidka (as Max Von Sydow)
 1984 The Ice Pirates (uncredited)
 1983 Never Say Never Again
Blofeld (as Max Von Sydow)
 1983 Strange Brew
Brewmeister Smith (as Max Von Sydow)
 1983 Le cercle des passions
Carlo di Vilalfratti
 1982 Jugando con la muerte
Coronel O'Donnell
 1982 The Flight of the Eagle
S.A. Andrée
 1982 Conan the Barbarian
King Osric (as Max Von Sydow)
 1981 Victory
The Germans - Major Karl Von Steiner (as Max Von Sydow)
 1980 Flash Gordon
The Emperor Ming (as Max Von Sydow)
 1980 Death Watch
Gerald Mortenhoe (as Max Von Sydow)
 1979 Footloose
Marcello Herrighe
 1979 Hurricane
Dr. Danielsson
 1978 Brass Target
Shelley Martin Webber
 1977 Black Journal
Lisa Carpi / Carabinieri Marshal
 1977 March or Die
Francois Marneau
 1977 Exorcist II: The Heretic
Father Merrin
 1976 Voyage of the Damned
Captain Schroeder (as Max Von Sydow)
 1976 The Desert of the Tartars
Captain Ortiz
 1976 The Far Side of Paradise
Larsen
 1976 Illustrious Corpses
Supreme Court's President
 1976 Dog's Heart
Professor Filipp Filippovich Preobrazenski
 1975 The Ultimate Warrior
Baron
 1975 Three Days of the Condor
Joubert (as Max Von Sydow)
 1975 Trompe l'oeil
Matthew Lawrence
 1975 Egg! Egg! A Hardboiled Story
The Father
 1974 Steppenwolf
Harry Haller
 1973 The Exorcist
Father Merrin
 1973 Kvartetten som sprängdes (TV Mini-Series)
Engineer Planertz
- Lyckligt slut (1973) ... Engineer Planertz
- Falska stjärnor (1973) ... Engineer Planertz
- Nya tag! (1973) ... Engineer Planertz
- Kärlek och solsken (1973) ... Engineer Planertz
 1972 Embassy
Gorenko
 1972 The New Land
Karl Oskar
 1971 I havsbandet (TV Mini-Series)
Narrator
 1971 The Apple War
Roy Lindberg
 1971 The Touch
Andreas Vergerus
 1971 The Emigrants
Karl Oskar
 1971 The Night Visitor
Salem
 1970 The Kremlin Letter
Colonel Kosnov
 1969 The Passion of Anna
Andreas Winkelman / Self
 1969 Made in Sweden
Magnus Rud
 1968 Shame
Jan Rosenberg, Evas man
 1968 Black Palm Trees
Gustav Olofsson
 1968 Hour of the Wolf
Johan Borg
 1967 The Diary of Anne Frank (TV Movie)
Otto Frank
 1966 Here Is Your Life
Smålands-Pelle
 1966 The Quiller Memorandum
Oktober
 1966 Hawaii
Rev. Abner Hale
 1965 The Reward
Scott Swenson
 1965 4 x 4
Kvist (segment "Uppehåll i myrlandet")
 1965 Uppehåll i myrlandet (Short)
Alex Kvist
 1963 Winter Light
Jonas Persson
 1962 The Mistress
The Man
 1962 Wonderful Adventures of Nils
The Father
 1961 Through a Glass Darkly
Martin
 1960 Bröllopsdagen
Anders Frost
 1960 The Virgin Spring
Töre
 1958 The Magician
Albert Emanuel Vogler
 1958 Rabies (TV Movie)
Bo Stensson Svenningson
 1958 Spion 503
Tysk topagent Horst
 1958 Brink of Life
Harry Andersson
 1957 The Minister of Uddarbo
Gustaf Ömark
 1957 Wild Strawberries
Henrik Åkerman
 1957 Mr. Sleeman Is Coming (TV Movie)
Jägaren
 1957 The Seventh Seal
Antonius Block
 1956 Rätten att älska
Bergman
 1953 Ingen mans kvinna
Olof
 1951 Miss Julie
Hand
 1949 Only a Mother
Nils
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (52 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (29 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Radio: Appeared in Ranko Marinkovic's play, "The Hands", which was aired on 13 September in the Swedish Radio Theatre. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 6 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook

Alternate Names:

Max Von Sydow

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

You see, I had an odd upbringing. My father was a scholar, a professor in the town where I was born, and his subject was folklore. He was a master at telling stories -- folk tales and adventures. I was very shy as a boy, and heard more fairy tales than the average child because of my father. This and my shyness prompted my imagination, and led to an interest in make believe. See more »

Trivia:

Father of Henrik von Sydow and Clas S. von Sydow. See more »

Trademark:

Often played stern, oppressive characters See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed