Max Von Sydow

Max Von Sydow films and short biography

Max von Sydow (born 10 April 1929) is a Swedish French actor, born in Sweden and with French citizenship since 2002. He has starred in many films and had supporting roles in dozens more. He has performed in films filmed in many languages, including Swedish, Norwegian, English, Italian, German, Danish, French, and Spanish. Von Sydow received the Royal Foundation of Sweden's Cultural Award in 1954, the Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres in 2005 and the Legion d'honneur in 2010 (source:


2011 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close The Renter
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Video Game) Esbern (voice)
2010 Moomins and the Comet Chase Narrator (voice: English version)
2010 Robin Hood Sir Walter Loxley
2010 Shutter Island Dr. Naehring (as Max Von Sydow)
2010 The Wolfman Passenger on Train (only in director's cut) (uncredited)
2010 Det siste norske trollet (short) (voice)
2009 Oscar and the Lady in Pink Dr. Dusseldorf
2009 Solomon Kane Josiah Kane
2009 Ghost Busters (Video Game) Vigo (voice)
2009 The Tudors (TV series) Cardinal Von Waldburg
2008 Un homme et son chien Le commandant
2007 Emotional Arithmetic Jakob Bronski
2007 Rush Hour 3 Reynard
2007 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Papinou
2006 The Inquiry Tiberius
2005/I Heidi Uncle Alp
2004 Curse of the Ring (TV movie) Eyvind
2004 Hidden Children (TV movie) Valobra
2002 Minority Report Director Lamar Burgess
2002 Les amants de Mogador
2001 Intact Samuel
2001 The Gaul Guttuart
2001 Sleepless Moretti
2000 Nuremberg (TV mini-series) 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) Other World's psychoanalyst - Fantasma per caso (1998) Other World's psychoanalyst
1997 Solomon (TV movie) David
1997 The Princess and the Pauper (TV movie) Epos
1997 Hostile Waters (TV movie) Admiral Chernavin
1996 Private Confessions (TV movie) Jacob
1996 Samson and Delilah (TV movie) Narratore (voice) (uncredited)
1996 Jerusalem Vicar
1996 Hamsun Knut Hamsun
1996 Truck Stop
1995 Radetzkymarsch (TV mini-series) Baron Franz von Trotta und Cipolje
1995 Depth Solitude (short) Narrator
1995 Judge Dredd Chief Justice Fargo
1995 Citizen X (TV movie) Dr. Alexandr Bukhanovsky
1995 A che punto e la notte (TV movie)
1994 Onkel Vanja (TV movie) Professor Serebrejakov
1994 Time Is Money Joe Kaufman
1993 Needful Things Leland Gaunt (as Max Von Sydow)
1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV series) Sigmund Freud - Vienna, November 1908 (1993) Sigmund Freud
1993 Morfars resa Simon S.L. Fromm
1993 Och ge oss skuggorna (TV movie) Eugene O'Neill
1992 The Touch Henry Kesdi
1992 The Best Intentions Johan Akerblom, Anna's father
1991 The Best Intentions (TV mini-series) Johan Akerblom
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 Red King, White Knight (TV movie) Szaz
1989 Ghostbusters II Vigo (voice) (uncredited)
1987 Pelle the Conqueror Lassefar
1987 The Second Victory Dr. Huber
1986 Duet for One Dr. Louis Feldman
1986 Oviri August Strindberg
1986 Gosta Berlings saga (TV mini-series) Melchior Sinclaire (segments 1-3)
1986 Hannah and Her Sisters Frederick (as Max Von Sydow)
1985 The Repenter Spinola
1985 Code Name: Emerald Jurgen Brausch
1985 Christopher Columbus (TV mini-series) King John of Portugal
1985 Quo Vadis? (TV mini-series) The Apostle Peter
1985 Kojak: The Belarus File (TV movie) Peter Barak (as Max Von Sydow)
1985 The Last Place on Earth (TV mini-series) Fridtjof Nansen
1984 Dune Doctor Kynes (as Max Von Sydow)
1984 Le dernier civil (TV movie) Gerard Bauerle
1984 Dreamscape Doctor Paul Novotny
1984 Samson and Delilah (TV movie) Sidka (as Max Von Sydow)
1984 The Ice Pirates
1984 The Soldier's Tale The devil
1983 Never Say Never Again Ernst Stavro Blofeld (as Max Von Sydow)
1983 The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew Brewmeister Smith (as Max Von Sydow)
1983 Le cercle des passions Carlo di Vilalfratti
1982 Hit Man Colonel O'Donnell
1982 The Flight of the Eagle Salomon August Andree
1982 Conan the Barbarian King Osric
1981 Victory Major Karl Von Steiner - The Germans (as Max Von Sydow)
1980 Flash Gordon The Emperor Ming (as Max Von Sydow) / Ming's Floating Servant (as Max Von Sydow)
1980 Death Watch Gerald Mortenhoe (as Max Von Sydow)
1979 Hurricane Dr. Danielsson
1979 Bugie bianche Marcello Herrighe
1978 Brass Target Shelley Martin Webber
1977 March or Die Francois Marneau
1977 Exorcist II: The Heretic Father Merrin
1977 Gran bollito Lisa Carpi/Police Chief
1976 Voyage of the Damned Captain Schroeder (as Max Von Sydow)
1976 Il deserto dei tartari Hortiz
1976 Foxtrot Larsen
1976 Cadaveri eccellenti Supreme Court's president
1976 Dog's Heart Professor Filipp Filippovich Preobrazenski
1975 The Ultimate Warrior Baron

1975 Three Days of the Condor G. Joubert (as Max Von Sydow)
1975 Trompe l'oeil Matthew Lawrence
1975 The Softening of the Egg The Father
1974 Steppenwolf Harry Haller
1973 The Exorcist Father Merrin
1973 Kvartetten som sprangdes (TV mini-series) Engineer Planertz
1973/I Embassy Gorenko
1972 The New Land Karl-Oskar
1971 I havsbandet (TV 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
1969 Made in Sweden Magnus Rud
1968 Shame Jan Rosenberg
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's Your Life SmAlands-Pelle
1966 The Quiller Memorandum Oktober
1966 Hawaii Rev. Abner Hale
1965 The Reward Scott Swenson
1965 4 x 4 Kvist (segment "UppehAll i myrlandet")
1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told Jesus
1963 Winter Light Jonas Persson
1962 alskarinnan Married Man
1962 Wonderful Adventures of Nils The Father
1961 Through a Glass Darkly Martin
1960 Brollopsdagen Anders Frost
1960 The Virgin Spring Tore
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 omark
1957 Wild Strawberries Henrik Akerman
1957 Mr. Sleeman Is Coming (TV movie) The hunter
1957 The Seventh Seal Antonius Block
1956 Ratten att alska Bergman
1953 Ingen mans kvinna Olof
1951 Miss Julie Hand
1949 Bara en mor Nils