Franco-Swedish Actor Max Von Sydow Dies At 90

The histrion accumulated more than 130 titles in his filmography in which his work stands out under the orders of John Huston, Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen and Lars von Trier, among others.

The Franco-Swedish actor Max von Sydow, who participated in a dozen films by his compatriot Ingmar Bergman and, more recently, in the series “Game of Thrones”, he died at the age of 90, his wife said Monday.


“With a broken heart and infinite sadness (…) we announce the death of Max von Sydowon March 8, 2020, “he said Catherine Von Sydow through a statement transmitted by your agent.

Born in Sweden in 1929, the actor, who was almost two meters tall and blue eyes, made himself known by collaborating with Bergman, who first made him play a game of chess against Death in The seventh seal (1957).

A dozen films followed with the Swedish director, among these Wild strawberries, face and woodworm.

In the late 1960s, Von Sydow He left Sweden to film in several countries of the world. He embodied Jesus in The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) with Charlton Heston and acted in Hawaii (1966), with Julie Andrews.

Her Hollywood career was marked by her role as curator in The Exorcist (1973), of William Friedkin.

He also embodied many dark characters, as in Dune, from David lynch, Minority report, from Steven Spielperg, Y Shutter island, from Martin Scorsese.

Tireless, he integrated the saga of Star Wars in 2014 with his role as Lor San Tekka in the seventh episode The awakening of the Force, before embodying the Raven three-eyed in the series Game of Thrones.

Von Sydow, married to the French director of documentaries Catherine Brelet since 1997, he obtained the gala nationality in 2002.