Max von Sydow (born April 10, 1929 – died March 8, 2020) is a Swedish-born French Actor and Director from Lund, Sweden. He is best known for playing the role as Three-eyed Raven in the HBO series called “Game of Thrones”.
His performance also earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in the category Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. Furthermore, Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series. David Benioff and D. B. Weiss are the creators of the show.
Max is one of the most celebrated artists who worked in almost 200 films and TV shows in his successful career. On March 08, 2020, Max von Sydow passed away at the age of 90 at his home in Paris, France.
Career, Filmography & Net worth
Max first garnered success and fame after playing Antonius Block (the 14th-century knight) in the 1957 film “The Seventh Seal”. Ingmar Bergman worked as a writer and director of the Swedish historical drama movie.
In fact, Sydow worked with the same director in 11 films including The Virgin Spring (1960) and Through a Glass Darkly (1961). Both the films won Academy Award in the category Best Foreign Language Film.
The actor had 70 years long career in American and European cinema. In addition, he also did various projects including theatre in multiple languages. His work in Bille August’s Pelle the Conqueror film also appreciated by the audience a lot.
Some of his other popular projects are The Greatest Story Ever Told, Dune, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Exorcist, Three Days of the Condor, Minority Report, Shutter Island, and much more. Money factor: the estimated Max von Sydow’s Net worth is $12 million US Dollars, as of 2020.
Marriage, Spouse & Children
The 90-years-old actor first tied the knot with her ex-wife “Christina Inga Britta Olin” in 1951. She was born in Värnamo, Sweden. Their wedding ceremony was a lavish affair held in the presence of friends and family.
Christina Inga also used to work as an actress who is best known for working in the movie “The Couch”. The couple worked in the film “Hawaii” together. Christina and Max also blessed with two kids named “Clas S. von Sydow” (actor) and “Henrik von Sydow” (director).
In addition, Henrik Sydow took birth on February 6, 1958. He worked in movies like The Women on the Roof, Vox Lipoma, and Gunnel Lindblom – Ut ur tystnaden. Britta Olin and Max von Sydow took divorce in 1979.
|Quick Info & Wiki|
|Full Real Name||Max von Sydow.|
|Profession||Actor and Director.|
|Famously Known as||his work in movies like The Seventh Seal, The Virgin Spring, Through a Glass Darkly, etc.|
|Birthday (DOB)||April 10, 1929.|
|Date of Death||March 08, 2020.|
|Age (as of 2019)||90 years old.|
|Place of Birth||Lund, Sweden.|
|Current Residence||Paris, France.|
|Gay or Lesbian||No.|
|Marital Status||Married twice.|
|Past Affair(s)||Christina Inga Britta Olin (ex-wife).|
|Girlfriend||Name not available.|
|Children||Sons named Clas S. von Sydow and Henrik von Sydow.|
|Parents||Father: Carl Wilhelm von Sydow.
Mother: Baroness Maria Margareta von Rappe.
|Siblings||Sister: Not known.
|Highest Qualification||High School Graduate.|
|School||Lund Cathedral School.|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||Feet & Inches: 6' 3".
Centimeters: 193 cm.
Meters: 1.93 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 80 Kg.
Pounds: 176 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Chest-waist-hips)||44-32-40.|
|Shoe Size (US)||12.|
|Best Cuisine||French Food.|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Gene Hackman.
Actress: Glenn Close.
|Net worth (approx.)||$12 million US dollars (As of 2020).|
|Source of Income||Brand Endorsements, TV shows & films, Sponsorship, and much more.|
Some Hidden Facts about Max von Sydow
- The actor was born to his father and mother in 1929 in Lund, Sweden (age 90 years old, as of 2019). Max von Sydow used to celebrate his birthday on the 10th of April and his zodiac sign is Aries.
- His real full birth name is Carl Adolf von Sydow.
- His father “Carl Wilhelm von Sydow” worked as a professor of folkloristics at the University of Lund.
- Max’s mother “Baroness Maria Margareta von Rappe” remained a schoolteacher for several years.
- The actor completed his secondary school education and graduated from Lund Cathedral School.
- Sydow also received two Academy Award nominations.
- This honor was given to him for his performances in Pelle the Conqueror and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011).
- Max also married his second wife Catherine Brelet (French Producer and Documentary Filmmaker) in a private ceremony on April 30, 1997.
- Furthermore, he also adopted her kids i.e. sons Cedric and Yvan who were born through Brelet’s first marriage.
- It was Catherine Brelet who first announced the tragic news of Sydow’s demise.
- She wrote that she was writing the post with extreme sadness and pain to announce the passing of Max Von Sydow on March 8, 2020.
- In addition, the cause of his death is not yet revealed on the internet.
- His first spouse “Christina Inga Britta Olin” died in 1998 due to natural causes.
- Max von Sydow stood a tall height of 6 feet 3 inches (193 cm) with a modest build. He weighed around 80 kg (176 lb).