“Forgotten Hollywood”- A Cherished Import…

Posted on March 9, 2020 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Max von Sydow was an actor known to art house audiences through his work with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, and later, to moviegoers everywhere when he played the priest in the horror classic The Exorcist. He starred in just about two hundred film and television productions, and remained active well into his eighties.

“`He chose to become an actor and formed a theater group after seeing William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Sydow studied at the Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm and acted in small municipal theaters in Sweden for nine years; an experience he described as crucial for his work. After the war, he changed his actual name from Adolf  to Max Von Sydow (right) for obvious reasons.

“`Swedish cinema came calling in 1949. His most famous import was The Seventh Seal. He made his Hollywood debut as Jesus in the 1965 production  The Greatest Story Ever Told. Other parts included Three Days of the Condor, Flash Gordon, Never Say Never Again, Needful Things, Hannah and Her Sisters, Awakenings, Shutter Island and Star Wars The Force Awakens. Sydow earned Oscar nods for Pelle the Conqueror and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. He also received an Emmy nomination for his performance as the Three-Eyed Raven in HBO’s Game of Thrones.

“`Max Von Sydow was ninety.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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