Max von Sydow
Von Sydow made his film debut in the Swedish film Only a Mother in 1949 and appeared for the first time in a Hollywood film playing Christ in George Stevens' epic The Greatest Story Ever Told.
He also appeared in such hits as Hawaii, William Friedkin's The Exorcist, John Huston's The Kremlin Letter, Sydney Pollack's Three Days of the Condor, Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters and David Lynch's Dune, as well as Pelle the Conquerer (for which he was nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award), Death Watch, Voyage of the Damned and many, many others.
More recently, von Sydow was seen in Scott Hicks' Snow Falling on Cedars, Steven Spielberg's Minority Report and Paul Marcus' Heidi and received worldwide acclaim for his performance as a grieving father in Julian Schnabel's film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. He will next be seen in Ridley Scott's Robin Hood.
He was born in Lund, Sweden and attended the Acting Academy at the Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm, Sweden from 1948 through 1951, when he appeared on stage in Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt. Among his other appearances are Swedish productions of Luigi Pirandello's Henry IV, Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Jean Anouilh's Waltz of the Toreadors, Moliere's The Mistanthrope, Jean-Paul Sartre's The Condemned of Altona, Ibsen's The Wild Duck, and many others.
He appeared on Broadway in Night of the Tribades and Duet for One, and at London's Old Vic in the role of Prospero in Shakespeare's The Tempest, which he had played in Sweden.
In 1988, he directed the film Katinka, based on Herman Bang's novel Along the Highway.
He currently lives in Paris with his wife, Catherine, a filmmaker.
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|Birth Name||Carl Adolf Von Sydow|
|Birthday||April 10, 1929 (89)|
|Height||6' 3½" (1m92) How tall is Max von Sydow compared to you?|
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