Max von Sydow

1929 - 2020

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Max von Sydow (; Swedish: [fɔn ˈsy̌ːdɔv] (listen); born Carl Adolf von Sydow; 10 April 1929 – 8 March 2020) was a Swedish-French actor. He had a 70-year career in European and American cinema, television, and theatre, appearing in more than 150 films and several television series in multiple languages. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Max von Sydow has received more than 6,934,394 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Max von Sydow is the 58th most popular actor (up from 140th in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 41st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Swedish Actor.

Max von Sydow is most famous for his role as Father Merrin in The Exorcist.

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Among actors, Max von Sydow ranks 58 out of 10,030Before him are Marcello Mastroianni, Michael Caine, Katharine Hepburn, Omar Sharif, Jean Reno, and Sharon Tate. After him are Alan Rickman, Steven Seagal, Steve McQueen, Robert Redford, Henry Fonda, and Grace Kelly.

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Among people born in 1929, Max von Sydow ranks 10Before him are Martin Luther King Jr., Milan Kundera, Bud Spencer, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Jürgen Habermas, and Sergio Leone. After him are Lev Yashin, Grace Kelly, Imre Kertész, Jean Baudrillard, Jacques Brel, and Michael Ende. Among people deceased in 2020, Max von Sydow ranks 6Before him are Ennio Morricone, Sean Connery, Hosni Mubarak, Kirk Douglas, and Diego Maradona. After him are Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Olivia de Havilland, Albert Uderzo, Qaboos bin Said al Said, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, and Ian Holm.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Max von Sydow ranks 19 out of 1,296Before him are Ingvar Kamprad (1926), Ingrid Bergman (1915), August Strindberg (1849), Greta Garbo (1905), Bridget of Sweden (1303), and Jöns Jacob Berzelius (1779). After him are Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882), Sigismund III Vasa (1566), Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (1946), Svante Arrhenius (1859), Gustaf V of Sweden (1858), and Dag Hammarskjöld (1905).

Among ACTORS In Sweden

Among actors born in Sweden, Max von Sydow ranks 3Before him are Ingrid Bergman (1915) and Greta Garbo (1905). After him are Anita Ekberg (1931), Stellan Skarsgård (1951), Dolph Lundgren (1957), Bibi Andersson (1935), Peter Stormare (1953), Ingrid Thulin (1926), Harriet Andersson (1932), Erland Josephson (1923), and Michael Nyqvist (1960).

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