Famed actor Max Von Sydow passed away at 90.

Actor Max Von Sydow, who appeared in movies and TV series including The Exorcist, Flash Gordon and Game of Thrones, has passed on at 90 years old.

His family declared “with a broken heart heart and limitless trouble” that the Swedish-born entertainer passed on Sunday.

Von Sydow’s other film credits included Hannah and Her Sisters, The Seventh Seal and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

He was nominated for two Oscars during his profession – including best on-screen character in 1988 for Pelle the Conqueror.

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Von Sydow played Ming the Merciless in Flash Gordon (left) and Bond villain Ernst Blofeld in Never Say Never Again

His other Academy nomination was best supporting on-screen character for his role in 2011’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

Von Sydow had a productive run of 11 movies with legendary Swedish chief Ingmar Bergman, including The Seventh Seal, where he broadly played chess with Death.

Hollywood came calling, however he allegedly turned down the job of Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music.

He consented to cross the Atlantic to play Jesus Christ in The Greatest Story Ever Told in 1965, and his worldwide achievement developed with noteworthy jobs like the priest Father Lankester Merrin in 1973 horror, The Exorcist.

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Von Sydow played Father Lankester Merrin in 1973’s The Exorcist

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Von Sydow additionally showed up in Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island, Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report, and played comic book scoundrel Ming the Merciless in 1980’s Flash Gordon.

“I was truly delighted in that film. I grew up reading Flash Gordon so it was kind of nostalgic for me,” he once revealed to The Times.

In 1983, Von Sydow played malice again when he was given a role as the evil Ernst Blofeld in James Bond adventure flick, Never Say Never Again.

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Von Sydow (right) with Bengt Ekerot in 1957’s The Seventh Seal

He was regularly casted in Hollywood as the sophisticated villain, which the Associated Press said was down to him being “tall and lean, with gloomy blue eyes, a tight face, pale composition and a profound and highlighted talking voice”.

In any case, he once said in a meeting: “What I as an on-screen character search for is an assortment of parts. It is extremely exhausting to be stuck in pretty much one sort of character.”


Depicting him in 2007, the Los Angeles Times stated: “Von Sydow is an innately forcing screen nearness with unmistakable etched highlights. In any case, face to face, he is a warm, unassuming man significantly thankful for a vocation that he himself won’t think about astounding.”

Von Sydow was designated for an Emmy in 1990 for his job in the HBO spine chiller Red King, White Knight.

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He appeared as Lor San Tekka in 2015’s Star Wars The Force Awakens

He kept acting late in life, voicing a character in The Simpsons in 2014, showing up in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015, and in three scenes of Game of Thrones as the Three-eyed Raven in 2016, which earned him a second Emmy nomination.

Director Edgar Wright drove the tributes on Twitter, expressing: “Max Von Sydow, such a famous nearness in film for seven decades, it appeared as though he’d generally be with us.

“He changed the substance of worldwide film with Bergman, played Christ, battled the fallen angel, squeezed the HOT HAIL button and was Oscar assigned for a quiet exhibition. A divine being.”

Film pundit Guy Lodge said Von Sydow was “an on-screen character who could carry incredible gravity to weightless garbage, and fast, flighty mankind to, well, grave movies”.

Von Sydow was initiated Carl Adolf, names which gesture to his German family line.

“After the war Adolf was not a decent name,” he clarified in 2003. “And afterward when I got into theater, individuals experienced difficulty recollecting the mix of Carl Adolf. So I thought I needed to discover something that individuals will recollect and that sounds progressively creative.

“At the point when I was in the military we used to put on a revue, and I had a number with an imaginary bug considered Max that could play out a wide range of stunts. This was an incredible achievement. After that night the colonel consistently called me Max.”

Von Sydow has four children – two with his first spouse Christina Inga Britta Olin. In 1997, he wedded Catherine Brelet in Provence and turned into a resident of France five years after the fact, which means he surrendered his Swedish citizenship.