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View Poll Results: Favorite Max Von Sydow performance?
The Seventh Seal
20.93%
Wild Strawberries
0
0%
The Virgin Spring
2.33%
Through A Glass Darkly
0
0%
The Greatest Story Ever Told
3.49%
The Quiller Memorandum
0
0%
Hawaii
0
0%
Hour of The Wolf
2.33%
The Kremlin Letter
0
0%
The New Land
0
0%
The Exorcist
20.93%
The Emigrants
0
0%
Steppenwolf
0
0%
Three Days of the Condor
9.30%
Flash Gordon
17.44%
Hannah and Her Sisters
4.65%
Pelle the Conqueror
0
0%
A Kiss Before Dying
0
0%
Needful Things
2.33%
Minority Report
0
0%
The Diving Bell and The Butterfly
0
0%
Shutter Island
0
0%
Other?
16.28%
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Max Von Sydow

Old 10-13-10, 09:31 PM
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Max Von Sydow

He's worked with some of the finest directors of all time and has a career spanning 60 years. From a leading man to character actor to a supporting actor late in his career, this superb performer has had a rich and diverse career.

What is your favorite Max Von Sydow performance?
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Re: Max Von Sydow

I thought this was going to be an RIP thread!

Maybe not his best, but my favorite is definitely Emperor Ming; when I heard of the reboot/remake they were planning, I couldn't picture who could do that role better than Von Sydow.

Another one that I really enjoyed is the interrogator/spy-ring leader in The Quiller Memorandum.
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Re: Max Von Sydow

I couldn't possibly pick one single performance, although I do think Bergman got something out of him that most other directors couldn't.
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Re: Max Von Sydow

why make the thread before a post. i thought for a second that maybe he had passed

Prob Father Merrin
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Re: Max Von Sydow

The Exorcist is probably his best work, but Ming the Merciless is fun to watch!
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Re: Max Von Sydow

The Seventh Seal is the winner for me.
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Re: Max Von Sydow

The Exorcist
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Re: Max Von Sydow

He's looked the same for about 40 years now. I was thinking of picking HAWAII, but I haven't seen that in a very long time. I went with THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR because whenever I think of Von Sydow I first think of his main scene in that film and whenever I think of that film, I first think of Von Sydow. (Hank Garrett as the killer postman comes second.)
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Re: Max Von Sydow

I can't choose at the moment but I know that when I saw Minority Report I was shocked that he wasn't dead. I THOUGHT that when I saw The Exorcist he was already pretty old at that time..turns out...they gave him convincing make up. Also...he aged pretty much the way that make up showed him as an elderly man.
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Re: Max Von Sydow

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Also...he aged pretty much the way that make up showed him as an elderly man.
Indeed, pretty damn close. Hard to believe there is roughly 30 years difference in these shots

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Re: Max Von Sydow

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
He's looked the same for about 40 years now. I was thinking of picking HAWAII, but I haven't seen that in a very long time. I went with THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR because whenever I think of Von Sydow I first think of his main scene in that film and whenever I think of that film, I first think of Von Sydow. (Hank Garrett as the killer postman comes second.)
Definitely need to see Hawaii, saw it was on MGMHD recently and missed out.

Totally forgot about Three Days, such a great performance capped off with the "It will happen this way:" speech.
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No 'Winter Light'? Bad OP!

I would have to say 'Three Days of the Condor' is my favorite. He owned that movie. Without his masterful acting in that role that would be a lesser film.
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Re: Max Von Sydow

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Indeed, pretty damn close. Hard to believe there is roughly 30 years difference in these shots

He looks younger to me in the picture on the right!

And the role I would have liked to see him play after Richard Harris' unfortunate passing: Dumbledore.
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Definitely Strange Brew.
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Re: Max Von Sydow

Originally Posted by MrSmearkase View Post
Indeed, pretty damn close. Hard to believe there is roughly 30 years difference in these shots

That's the magic of Dick Smith.
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Re: Max Von Sydow

Originally Posted by gmanca View Post
Another one that I really enjoyed is the interrogator/spy-ring leader in The Quiller Memorandum.
but I still voted for Hour/Wolf. Like Suprmallet said, Bergman could do wonders with Max.
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Re: Max Von Sydow

Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
That's the magic of Dick Smith.
Yeah, it's pretty remarkable in hindsight.
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Originally Posted by gmanca View Post
I thought this was going to be an RIP thread!
Me too! I was dreading looking into this thread.
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Re: Max Von Sydow

Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse View Post
No 'Winter Light'? Bad OP!
Damn it... I knew I missed something.
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Re: Max Von Sydow

Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
That's the magic of Dick Smith.
Yes indeed.

For my money the best old-age make-up job ever and perhaps Smith's crowning achievement. It is something to behold.
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Re: Max Von Sydow

The Exorcist
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Re: Max Von Sydow

He's also the uncredited voice of Vigo in Ghostbusters II. He was dubbed over Wilhelm von Homburg.
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It's gotta be one of the Bergman films.
Which one?
Now that's difficult.
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Re: Max Von Sydow

Shame or Hour of the Wolf but I vote for his performance in Shame.

However, he never disappoints.
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Re: Max Von Sydow

Victory. No question about it in my mind.

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