Max Von Sydow, Legendary Star of ‘The Exorcist’ and ‘Game Of Thrones,’ Dies

 

The legendary actor Max Von Sydow,  of ‘The Exorcist’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ fame, has died at the age of 90. 

The actor’s storied career, spanning more than 65 years, saw him receive two Oscar nominations and star in numerous beloved films and television shows. 

As The New York Post reports:

“Is with a broken heart and with infinite sadness that we have the extreme pain of announcing the departure of Max von Sydow, on March 8, 2020,” read a statement from his widow, Catherine von Sydow, sent via the actor’s international reps.

Born in Lund, Sweden, von Sydow studied at Stockholm’s Royal Dramatic Theatre and got his start in the film business through his work with mentor Ingmar Bergman, with their credits including world cinema classic “The Seventh Seal,” in which he portrays a man who plays a chess game with Death, the Oscar-nominated “Wild Strawberries,” and the Oscar-winning “The Virgin Spring.”…

Showcasing his enduring versatility, the 2000s saw von Sydow take roles in the box-office hit “Rush Hour 3,” Julian Schnabel’s Cannes award-winning pic “The Diving Bell And The Butterfly,” and further pics with Martin Scorsese on “Shutter Island,” and with Steven Spielberg on “Minority Report.”

On the small screen, he appeared in Showtime’s drama series “The Tudors,” and scored an Emmy nomination for his role on “Thrones.”
 

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