Dies Max von Sydow, film legend, at the age of 90


The world of cinema mourns a large loss. As they have confirmed their representatives to Deadline, the veteran actor Max von Sydow has died at the age of 90.

Sydow has earned for six long decades to be one of the performers most respected in the industry. He made his first steps of the hand of the director, Alf Sjöberg, although soon he met the legendary Ingmar Bergman. Together accumulated to an 11 collaborations among which highlights some as ‘The seventh seal’ or ‘wild Strawberries’.

Max Von Sydow

In Hollywood, the actor has excelled for his various works in movies and sagas of great success, making the leap to the first world, thanks to his interpretation of Jesus in ‘The greatest story ever told’. One of their roles to be remembered is in ‘The exorcist’, where he gave life to father Merrin. More recently, Sydow participated in the saga galactic for excellence with a small role in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII – The awakening of the force’. To his credit also has two Oscar nominations, one for Best Actor in ‘Pelle the conqueror’ and another for Best supporting Actor in ‘So strong, so close’ by Ridley Scott.

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His fame and talent have earned him always to be one of those actors that a director wants to have in his movies. With David Lynch worked on ‘Dune’, with Woody Allen in ‘Hannah and her sisters’, with John Huston on ‘Evasion or victory’, with Steven Spielberg in ‘Minority Report’ or Martin Scorsese in ‘Shutter Island’.

In addition, Sydow also wanted to leave a mark on television. In 2016, joined ‘Game of Thrones’, where he gave life to the old Crow of Three Eyes. If that weren’t enough, the actor dared to make an incursion in the Spanish industry, appearing in the movie ‘Intact’ by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. His legacy will be indelible.