Max Von Sydow Remembered by Fans after the 'Exorcist' and 'Game of Thrones' Actor Passes Away at 90
Max von Sydow, who was a well-known actor, has passed on at the age of 90.
Sweden-born French actor, Max von Sydow, who featured in "The Seventh Seal," "The Exorcist," and "Flash Gordon," has died.
"It 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."
I realize that I have created a pretty gender specific Twitter account here, but, this is a special situation.#MaxVonSydow was a hugely important figure in my childhood, & extremely significant in the development of my love of Cinema; he will always hold a place in my heart pic.twitter.com/yDCzH2VvpY— 𝑺𝒊𝒍𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝑺𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝑺𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒍𝒆𝒕𝒔 (@TheSilvrscreen) March 9, 2020
Even though Max started his Hollywood journey as far back as 1949, it wasn't until he appeared in Ingmar Bergman's "The Seventh Seal," that he began getting recognition.
Soon after her sad news, several fans took to social media to mourn and pay tribute to the actor whose career lasted for 65 years.
Max von Sydow. What a wonderful game of chess! So many exquisite moves. So many unforgettable moments. And that face, that voice that mirrored the awes and horrors of our existence. And by the way - you won the game. Immortal. #maxvonsydow pic.twitter.com/p2esahkmr3— Peter Birro (@PeterBirro) March 9, 2020
One Twitter user first shared four pictures of the late actor as the caption explained that Max was a "hugely important figure in my childhood, & extremely significant in the development of my love of Cinema."
Another user stated that he loved seeing Max in "Three Days of the Condor."
At the same time, a third bereaved fan wrote that even though the late actor had played many legendary roles, his favorite would be his role as Kynes in "The Judge of the Change."
Oh no! May he rest in peace — one of the finest actors of the last 60+ years. You will be missed. #maxvonsydow @petchary— Archmaester Benji, l’étoile noire; Jack of Hearts. (@destroy_time) March 9, 2020
Max von Sydow, star of The Exorcist and The Seventh Seal, dies aged 90 https://t.co/seQJpvsANY
Meanwhile, BBC recounted that during his career and lifetime, Max got nominated for two Oscars with one being for being the best actor in 1988 for "Pelle the Conqueror."
The other nomination was for the best supporting actor for his role in the 2011 film, "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close."
Daily Mail also recalled that even though Max started his Hollywood journey as far back as 1949, it wasn't until he appeared in Ingmar Bergman's "The Seventh Seal," that he began getting recognition.
From then on, the actor worked Ingmar and together, the duo put out 11 projects which included "Wild Strawberries," "The Virgin Spring," and "Hour of The Wolf."
Max is survived by his wife and his sons - Cédric Brelet, Clas, Henrik, and Yvan.