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Max von Sydow

Max von Sydow [6]


Born:April 10, 1929
Died:March 8, 2020 (90)
Filmography Rating:6.79 / 10
IMDB Rating:6.93 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.02 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:74.10%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Never Say Never Again [1983](54) => Blofeld (as Max Von Sydow)
Dune [1984](55) => Doctor Kynes
Ghostbusters 2 [1989](60) => Vigo (voice) (uncredited)
What Dreams May Come [1998](69) => The Tracker
Minority Report [2002](73) => Director Lamar Burgess
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens [2015](86) => Lor San Tekka

Trivia that mentions this person:
Prometheus [2012]
  • Ridley Scott initially wanted Max von Sydow for the role of Peter Weyland. However, Scott and Damon Lindelof conceived of a scene in which David the android (Michael Fassbender) would interface with Weyland while in hypersleep, and that Weyland's dream would reflect his looks as a younger man since he is obsessed with immortality. Though the scene was cut from the script and never filmed, Guy Pearce had already been cast in the role and thus underwent extensive make-up to appear elderly.
    Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens [2015]
  • ChloŽ Grace Moretz, Saoirse Ronan, Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, [?] Alex Pettyfer, [?] Sullivan Stapleton and [?] Jack O'Connell were rumored to have auditioned for a role, while Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Cumberbatch and Gary Oldman were rumored for different roles. Oldman auditioned for the role that went to Max von Sydow. This is the second time he was considered for a part in a [Star Wars] film, as he was approached to voice General Grievous in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith.
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 [2017]
  • Gary Oldman, Viggo Mortensen, Christoph Waltz, Christopher Plummer, Max von Sydow, Alec Baldwin, Ron Perlman, Stephen Lang, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Robert De Niro, Michael Biehn, Mel Gibson, and Liam Neeson were considered for the role of Ego. Matthew McConaughey was considered to play Ego, but passed on the role in favor of The Dark Tower.
    Star Trek V: The Final Frontier [1989]
  • Max von Sydow was favored for Sybok
    Never Say Never Again [1983]
  • Sir Sean Connery was given a lot of creative input into this movie, which was one of the reasons he decided to do it. One area he wanted to focus on was casting, as he felt the EON Productions Bond movies were lacking in prominent acting talent. Connery approved the casting of Klaus Maria Brandauer, Max von Sydow, Edward Fox, Kim Basinger, Barbara Carrera, and Alec McCowen.