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Max von Sydow

Max von Sydow

Max von Sydow ( von SEE-doh; born Carl Adolf von Sydow, 10 April 1929) is an actor who has appeared in European and American films. Von Sydow has appeared in more than 100 films and TV series. Some of his most memorable film roles include Knight Antonius Block in Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal (1957), the first of his 11 films with Bergman which includes the iconic scenes in which he plays chess with Death,He also played Jesus Christ in George Stevens' The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), and also appeared in William Friedkin's The Exorcist, David Lynch's Dune (1984), Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Penny Marshall's Awakenings (1990), Steven Spielberg's Minority Report (2002), Julian Schnabel's, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007), and Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island (2009). Recently he appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and in HBO's Game of Thrones as Three-eyed Raven, for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Throughout his long and varied career he has received two Academy Award nominations for his performances in Pelle the Conqueror (1987) and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011). Von Sydow received the Royal Foundation of Sweden's Cultural Award in 1954, was made a Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres in 2005, and was named a Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur on 17 October 2012. Originally from Sweden, von Sydow is a French citizen.
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