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Max Carl Adolf von Sydow net worth:
$12 Million

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Max Carl Adolf von Sydow information

Birth date: April 10, 1929
Birth place: Lund, Skåne län, Sweden
Height:6' 4" (1.93 m)
Profession:Actor, Director, Soundtrack
Nationality:France
Spouse:Catherine Brelet
Parents:Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, Baroness Maria Margareta Rappe

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Max von Sydow’s net worth is $12 million dollars. Produced in Lund, Skne, Sweden, Max von Sydow began performing while in high school and formed his own school-based theatre company. Skne began studying at the Royal Dramatic Theatre after completing his mandatory military service, and was working professionally before he graduated. His first professional role was in the film, “Only a Mother” in 1949. Ever since then, he’s gone on to appear in a steady sequence of film, television, radio, and theatre roles, in a career which has spanned over 60 years.

Max von Sydow Net Worth $12 Million Dollars

Through has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the film, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Game of Thrones2016TV SeriesThree-Eyed Raven
The First, the Last2016
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens2015Lor San Tekka
The Simpsons2014TV SeriesKlaus Ziegler
The Letters2014/IICeleste van Exem
Dragons 3D2013ShortDr. Alistair Conis
Branded2012Marketing Guru
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close2011The Renter
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim2011Video GameEsbern (voice)
Moomins and the Comet Chase2010Narrator (French version, voice)
The Last Norwegian Troll2010ShortThe Last Norwegian Troll / Narrator (voice)
Robin Hood2010Sir Walter Loxley
Shutter Island2010Dr. Naehring
The Wolfman2010Passenger on Train (only in director's cut) (uncredited)
Oscar and the Lady in Pink2009Dr. Dusseldorf
Solomon Kane2009Josiah Kane
Ghostbusters2009Video GameVigo (voice)
The Tudors2009TV SeriesCardinal Von Waldburg
Un homme et son chien2008Le commandant
Emotional Arithmetic2007Jakob Bronski
Rush Hour 32007Reynard
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly2007Papinou
The Final Inquiry2006Tiberius
Heidi2005/IUncle Alp
Curse of the Ring2004TV MovieEyvind
Hidden Children2004TV MovieValobra
Minority Report2002Director Lamar Burgess
Les amants de Mogador2002
Intacto2001Samuel
The Gaul2001Guttuart
Sleepless2001Moretti
Nuremberg2000TV Mini-SeriesSamuel Rosenman
Snow Falling on Cedars1999Nels Gudmundsson (as Max Von Sydow)
What Dreams May Come1998The Tracker
Professione fantasma1998TV SeriesOther World's psychoanalyst
Solomon1997TV MovieDavid
The Princess and the Pauper1997TV MovieEpos
En frusen dröm1997DocumentaryS.A. Andrée (voice)
Hostile Waters1997TV MovieAdmiral Chernavin
Truck Stop1996
Private Confessions1996TV MovieJacob
Samson and Delilah1996TV MovieNarratore (voice, uncredited)
Jerusalem1996Vicar
Hamsun1996Knut Hamsun
Depth Solitude1995ShortNarrator
Judge Dredd1995Judge Fargo
Citizen X1995TV MovieDr. Alexandr Bukhanovsky
Onkel Vanja1994TV MovieProfessorn
Radetzkymarsch1994TV Mini-SeriesBaron Franz von Trotta und Cipolje
A che punto è la notte1994TV MovieArcivescovo di Torino
Time Is Money1994Joe Kaufman
Needful Things1993Leland Gaunt (as Max Von Sydow)
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles1993TV SeriesSigmund Freud
Morfars resa1993Simon S.L. Fromm
Och ge oss skuggorna1993TV MovieEugene O'Neill
The Touch1992Henry Kesdi
The Best Intentions1992Johan Åkerblom
The Best Intentions1991TV Mini-SeriesJohan Åkerblom
Oxen1991Vicar
Until the End of the World1991Henry Farber
Europa1991Narrator (voice)
A Kiss Before Dying1991Thor Carlsson
Awakenings1990Dr. Peter Ingham (as Max Von Sydow)
Father1990Joe Mueller
Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes1990TV MovieFather Siemes
Una vita scellerata1990Pope Clement VII
The Bachelor1990Von Schleheim
Red King, White Knight1989TV MovieSzaz
Ghostbusters II1989Vigo (voice, uncredited)
Familjen Schedblad1988TV SeriesChefredaktör Lindström
Pelle the Conqueror1987Lassefar
The Second Victory1987Dr. Huber
Duet for One1986Dr. Louis Feldman
Oviri1986August Strindberg
Gösta Berlings saga1986TV Mini-SeriesMelchior Sinclaire
Hannah and Her Sisters1986Frederick (as Max Von Sydow)
The Fascination1985
The Repenter1985Spinola
Code Name: Emerald1985Jurgen Brausch
Christopher Columbus1985TV Mini-SeriesKing John of Portugal
Quo Vadis?1985TV Mini-SeriesThe Apostle Peter
Kojak: The Belarus File1985TV MoviePeter Barak (as Max Von Sydow)
The Last Place on Earth1985TV Mini-SeriesFridtjof Nansen
The Soldier's Tale1984The Devil
Dune1984Doctor Kynes (as Max Von Sydow)
Le dernier civil1984TV MovieGérard Bauerle
Dreamscape1984Doctor Paul Novotny
Samson and Delilah1984TV MovieSidka (as Max Von Sydow)
The Ice Pirates1984uncredited
Never Say Never Again1983Blofeld (as Max Von Sydow)
Strange Brew1983Brewmeister Smith (as Max Von Sydow)
Le cercle des passions1983Carlo di Vilalfratti
Hit Man1982Colonel O'Donnell
The Flight of the Eagle1982Salomon August Andrée
Conan the Barbarian1982King Osric (as Max Von Sydow)
Victory1981Major Karl Von Steiner - The Germans (as Max Von Sydow)
Flash Gordon1980The Emperor Ming (as Max Von Sydow)
Death Watch1980Gerald Mortenhoe (as Max Von Sydow)
Footloose1979Marcello Herrighe
Hurricane1979Dr. Danielsson
Brass Target1978Shelley Martin Webber
Gran bollito1977Lisa Carpi / Carabinieri marshal
March or Die1977Francois Marneau
Exorcist II: The Heretic1977Father Merrin
Voyage of the Damned1976Captain Schroeder (as Max Von Sydow)
The Desert of the Tartars1976Captain Ortiz
The Far Side of Paradise1976Larsen
Illustrious Corpses1976Supreme Court's president
Dog's Heart1976Professor Filipp Filippovich Preobrazenski
The Ultimate Warrior1975Baron
Three Days of the Condor1975G. Joubert (as Max Von Sydow)
Trompe l'oeil1975Matthew Lawrence
Egg! Egg! A Hardboiled Story1975The Father
Steppenwolf1974Harry Haller
The Exorcist1973Father Merrin
Kvartetten som sprängdes1973TV Mini-SeriesEngineer Planertz
The New Land1972Karl-Oskar
Embassy1972Gorenko
I havsbandet1971TV SeriesNarrator
The Apple War1971Roy Lindberg
The Touch1971Andreas Vergerus
The Emigrants1971Karl Oskar
The Night Visitor1971Salem
The Kremlin Letter1970Colonel Kosnov
The Passion of Anna1969Andreas Winkelman
Made in Sweden1969Magnus Rud
Shame1968Jan Rosenberg, Evas man
Black Palm Trees1968Gustav Olofsson
Hour of the Wolf1968Johan Borg
The Diary of Anne Frank1967TV MovieOtto Frank
Here Is Your Life1966Smålands-Pelle
The Quiller Memorandum1966Oktober
Hawaii1966Rev. Abner Hale
The Reward1965Scott Swenson
4 x 41965Kvist (segment "Uppehåll i myrlandet")
The Greatest Story Ever Told1965Jesus
Winter Light1963Jonas Persson
The Mistress1962The Man
Wonderful Adventures of Nils1962The Father
Through a Glass Darkly1961Martin
Bröllopsdagen1960Anders Frost
The Virgin Spring1960Töre
The Magician1958Albert Emanuel Vogler
Rabies1958TV MovieBo Stensson Svenningson
Spion 5031958Tysk topagent Horst
Brink of Life1958Harry Andersson
The Minister of Uddarbo1957Gustaf Ömark
Wild Strawberries1957Henrik Åkerman
Mr. Sleeman Is Coming1957TV MovieJägaren
The Seventh Seal1957Antonius Block
Rätten att älska1956Bergman
Ingen mans kvinna1953Olof
Miss Julie1951Hand
Only a Mother1949Nils

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Katinka1988

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Apple War1971performer: "Calle Schewens vals"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Starring Sigmund Freud2012Documentary short
Max Von Sydow: Dialogues with The Renter2012DocumentaryThe Renter (as Max Von Sydow)
The 84th Annual Academy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Charlie Rose2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2011TV SeriesHimself
The Future According to Steven Spielberg: An Interactive Guide to 'Minority Report'2010Video documentary shortHimself
Autour de 'Rush Hour 3' en 80 mots2008Video documentaryHimself
Diálogos de cine2008TV MovieHimself
La nuit des Césars2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Premio Donostia a Max Von Sydow2006TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
Deleted 'Dune'2006Video documentary shortDoctor Kynes (uncredited)
Warst Du Axel Corti?2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
'Minority Report': The Players2002Video documentary shortHimself
Gomorron2002TV SeriesHimself
Dario Argento: An Eye for Horror2000TV Movie documentaryHimself, on set filming 'Non ho sonno' (uncredited)
Spotlight on Location: Snow Falling on Cedars2000TV Movie documentaryHimself / Interviewee
Conan Unchained: The Making of 'Conan'2000Video documentaryHimself
Ljuset håller mig sällskap2000DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
The Fear of God: 25 Years of 'The Exorcist'1998TV Movie documentaryHimself - 'Fr. Merrin'
Lumière and Company1995DocumentaryJacob (segment "Liv Ullman") (uncredited)
Atlanten1995DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Jarl's1994TV SeriesHimself
Jesus Christ, Movie Star1992TV Movie documentaryHimself / Jesus Christ
The European Film Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress
Piedra del sol1990Documentary shortNarrator
Foreign Filmmakers in Hollywood1989DocumentaryHimself
The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards1989TV SpecialHimself -Co- Presenter: Favourite Comedy Motion Picture
The 61st Annual Academy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role / Co-Presenter: Best Documentary Feature
CBS This Morning1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Carl Jung: Wisdom of the Dream1989TV Mini-Series documentaryCarl Jung (voice)
The European Film Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
Destination Dune1984TV Movie documentaryHimself / Doctor Kynes
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey1984DocumentaryHimself
Good Morning America1984TV SeriesHimself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Huston1983TV SpecialHimself
Let Poland Be Poland1982TV Movie documentaryHimself
She Dances Alone1981Himself / Nijinsky (voice)
A Look at Liv1979DocumentaryHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1977TV SeriesHimself - Actor
The Merv Griffin Show1974TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 37th Annual Academy Awards1965TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Inger Stevens in Sweden1965TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Liv & Ingmar2012DocumentaryHimself
Palme2012DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Visionado obligado2011TV SeriesFather Merrin
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood2010TV Mini-Series documentaryAntonius Block
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2007-2010TV Series documentaryFather Merrin
Images from the Playground2009Documentary short
Religulous2008DocumentaryJesus (uncredited)
Spisok korabley2008Documentary
On Set Home Movies2008Video documentary shortHimself
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Perils of Cupid2007TV MovieFreud
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesApostle Peter
San Sebastián 2006: Crónica de Carlos Boyero2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Premio Donostia a Matt Dillon2006TV SpecialThor Carlsson (uncredited)
Corazón de...2006TV SeriesHimself
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 22006Video documentaryHimself
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHimself
Queen: Greatest Video Hits 12002Video documentaryThe Emperor Ming (segment "Flash")
He Walks in Beauty: The George Stevens Production 'The Greatest Story Ever Told'2001Video documentary shortHimself - Actor
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1993-1995TV SeriesLeland Gaunt / Thor Carlsson

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008Lifetime Achievement AwardTallinn Black Nights Film Festival
2006Donostia Lifetime Achievement AwardSan Sebastián International Film Festival
2005Capri Legend AwardCapri, Hollywood
2004Festival TrophyCannes Film Festival
1997BodilBodil AwardsBest Actor (Bedste mandlige hovedrolle)Hamsun (1996)
1997GuldbaggeGuldbagge AwardsBest Actor (Bästa manliga huvudroll)Hamsun (1996)
1996Best ActorValladolid International Film FestivalHamsun (1996)
1994Best ActorKarlovy Vary International Film FestivalTime Is Money (1994)
1992Best Actor AwardTokyo International Film FestivalDotkniecie reki (1992)
1990AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Actor in a Lead RoleFather (1990)
1989GuldbaggeGuldbagge AwardsBest Direction (Bästa regi)Ved vejen (1988)
1988BodilBodil AwardsBest Actor (Bedste mandlige hovedrolle)Pelle erobreren (1987)
1988European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsBest ActorPelle erobreren (1987)
1988GuldbaggeGuldbagge AwardsBest Actor (Bästa skådespelare)Pelle erobreren (1987)
1988RobertRobert FestivalBest Actor (Årets mandlige hovedrolle)Pelle erobreren (1987)
1982Pasinetti AwardVenice Film FestivalBest ActorIngenjör Andrées luftfärd (1982)
1980Marshall TrophyNapierville Cinema FestivalBest Actor (Meilleur Comédien)Flash Gordon (1980)
1976Golden India CatalinaCartagena Film FestivalBest Actor (Mejor Actor)Three Days of the Condor (1975)
1975KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorThree Days of the Condor (1975)
1974Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsTheatrical Motion PictureNybyggarna (1972)· Bengt Forslund, Jan Troell, Eddie Axberg, Liv Ullmann
1962Fotogramas de PlataFotogramas de PlataBest Foreign Performer (Mejor intérprete de cine extranjero)Det sjunde inseglet (1957)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleExtremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
2012GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best Supporting ActorExtremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
2011SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorExtremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
2009GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleEmotional Arithmetic (2007)
2008INOCAInternational Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)Best Supporting ActorLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2008IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista)Le scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2007VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest Supporting ActorLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2003Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorMinority Report (2002)
1995CableACECableACE AwardsSupporting Actor in a Movie or MiniseriesCitizen X (1995)
1994Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorNeedful Things (1993)
1993Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ActorNeedful Things (1993)
1991CableACECableACE AwardsSupporting Actor in a Movie or MiniseriesRed King, White Knight (1989)
1990Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a SpecialRed King, White Knight (1989)
1989OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RolePelle erobreren (1987)
1981Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorFlash Gordon (1980)
1974Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting Actor - Motion PictureThe Exorcist (1973)
1967Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Motion Picture Actor - DramaHawaii (1966)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting ActorExtremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
1967NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActorHawaii (1966)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorExtremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
1989NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActorPelle erobreren (1987)


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#Fact
1Is one of five Swedish actors to be nominated for an Academy Award. The others are Greta Garbo, Ingrid Bergman, Lena Olin and Ann-Margret. Max is the only male Swedish actor to be nominated for an Oscar.
2He and his The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) co-stars Donald Pleasence and Telly Savalas all later played the Bond villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld: Pleasence in You Only Live Twice (1967), Savalas in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) and von Sydow in Never Say Never Again (1983).
3His second Oscar nomination (Best Supporting Actor for Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)) came at age 82, which was the same age as front-runner Christopher Plummer who was competing with him in the category (also in a second nomination). Plummer won the Oscar for Beginners (2010), in a role previously turned down by von Sydow.
4As of 2015, has appeared in five films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Emigrants (1971), The Exorcist (1973), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Awakenings (1990) and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011).
5Was among the actors in the running for Dr. Hans Fallada in the science fiction horror film Lifeforce (1985). Frank Finlay was cast instead.
6Most of his ancestry is Swedish. His parents also both had more distant German roots, and his mother had a remote Scottish ancestor.
7Received French citizenship in 2002.
8Fluent in a number of languages, including Swedish, English, French and Italian.
9His performance as Lasse Karlsson in Pelle the Conqueror (1987) is ranked #57 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
10One of very few actors to be nominated for an Oscar for a role in a foreign language film, for his performance in Pelle the Conqueror (1987).
11After not appearing in an Ingmar Bergman film since The Touch (1971), Von Sydow was reunited with the master, playing his grandfather in The Best Intentions (1991). While the film was directed by Bille August, the screenplay was written by Ingmar Bergman. Ironically, despite all the classic work Von Sydow did with Ingmar Bergman such as the Knight in The Seventh Seal (1957), the eponymous role in The Magician (1958), and the father in The Virgin Spring (1960), his first Oscar nomination came under the hand of Bille August, for Pelle the Conqueror (1987).
12Was co-head of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1985.
13He and Ingmar Bergman made 13 movies together: The Magician (1958), The Touch (1971), Mr. Sleeman Is Coming (1957) (not released), The Virgin Spring (1960), Winter Light (1963), Brink of Life (1958), The Passion of Anna (1969), Rabies (1958), The Seventh Seal (1957), Shame (1968), Wild Strawberries (1957), Through a Glass Darkly (1961) and Hour of the Wolf (1968).
14Has appeared in two films as a leading villain, in which plots include the use of eye replacement surgery as a means of fooling security eye scanners; as Blofeld in Never Say Never Again (1983) and Lamar Burgess in Minority Report (2002).
15Distant relative of Swedish speaker of parliament and ex-minister of defence, 'Björn von Sydow'.
16One of the few actors to have played both God (in The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)) and the Devil (in Needful Things (1993)).
17Father of Henrik von Sydow and Clas S. von Sydow.
18Has lived in Los Angeles, California, Rome, Italy and Paris, France.
19One of his favorite movies is Pelle the Conqueror (1987).
20Was offered the title role in the first James Bond film Dr. No (1962), which went to Joseph Wiseman.
21Has four sons, Clas S. von Sydow and Henrik von Sydow with his first wife; and Cédric and Yvan with his second wife. In 1951, von Sydow married actress Christina Olin with whom he had two sons, Claes and Henrik. His children appeared with him in the film Hawaii (1966), playing his son at different ages. He and Olin divorced on 26 February 1979 then he married French filmmaker Catherine Brelet in April 1997 in the Provence, France. He has two sons, Yvan and Cedric, with his second wife. Cédric has appeared and has worked with him since 1994. Von Sydow lives in Paris, France with his second wife.

#Quote
1I want variety, and I have had it, but at times it's been difficult and tough to achieve because people have a tendency to typecast you. If you have been successful doing one thing, they want you to copy that success all the time. And I hate that.
2You see, I had an odd upbringing. My father was a scholar, a professor in the town where I was born, and his subject was folklore. He was a master at telling stories -- folk tales and adventures. I was very shy as a boy, and heard more fairy tales than the average child because of my father. This and my shyness prompted my imagination, and led to an interest in make believe.
3[on making The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)] Playing Christ, I began to feel shut away from the world. A newspaper became one of my biggest luxuries. I noticed that some of my close friends began treating me with reverence. Playing the role of Christ was like being in a prison. It was the hardest part I've ever had to play in my life. I couldn't smoke or drink in public. I couldn't. The most difficult part of playing Christ was that I had to keep up the image around the clock. As soon as the picture finished, I returned home to Sweden and tried to find my old self. It took six months to get back to normal. When I finished the role of Christ, I felt as though I'd been let out on parole. A man who has served 18 months isn't eager to go back to prison.
4When we were filming The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), we were in Utah and many of the people on the set expected me to behave like Jesus all the time, day and night. But it's not method acting, is it? I couldn't have my wife visit me openly because Jesus was not married, and I couldn't take a drink and relax when I was Christ. It's much easier now.
5[on how he wants people to perceive him] I want people to think, "Maybe there is something more there". I want to be a mystery.
6Acting is such a weird profession. It's such a futile thing. Even when it's there on film, there's nothing really to it. It is not like making a piece of furniture or writing a book.
7People seem to think I'm a very religious person, very serious, that I'm an old man by now - and that I play a great deal of chess. Actually, I'm a family person. I'm rather private. I enjoy my work very much when it's interesting and, fortunately, it's been mostly interesting. I like nature and being outdoors. I'm a gardener at my summer home. I like to travel. I'm not as serious as they think I am - I don't even play chess. And I really don't know myself too well.
8I don't think they [Ingmar Bergman's roles] were written for me as a personality. Many of his characters through the years have been related: there are those who want to believe but cannot, and there are those who believe like children and it's no problem for them at all, and there are those who do not want to believe, and there are the strains between these various characters and their conflicts, which are all probably conflicts within Ingmar himself.
9You have to get more involved in a [Ingmar Bergman] film than you do in others, because it deals with much deeper and more philosophic questions than the average movie. He also establishes a much closer relationship with his actors and technicians than would ever be possible on larger productions.
10Many persons believe that an actor must identify himself with his role. I do not do that, although I do become involved with my parts while I play them. But I find it a virtue to do things which are not of myself. This is the Swedish concept of an actor.
11I am considered to be an intellectual actor and I also am one inasmuch as I want to be aware of what I am doing. But I never try to influence the writing of the manuscript.
12I have been brought up as a stage actor and there is where I feel at home, but I still feel that the cinema has one great advantage over the theater. Namely, proximity to the audience. Of course in a film an actor always has only himself as an audience while on a stage he can achieve a result along with his audience. However, when you stand on a stage, you can never work with your face in the same way as you can in front of a camera.
13At home [in Sweden], the actor's profession was not considered particularly reputable, but being an actor or star in a Hollywood film was something very important in American eyes. Then I slowly realized that as an actor in Sweden you were allowed to be involved in some kind of artistic project which could be a flop and yet still be justifiable if it carried artistic weight and ambitions. In Hollywood, on the other hand, if you do not succeed you are nobody. You become a mere piece of paper with a figure on it. You are just as good-or bad-as your last film was financially. And while Sweden remains sufficiently small for you to work in, say, Malmö and still make films in Stockholm, in the States you either work in Hollywood or you live somewhere else and you work for the legitimate theater.
14I admire people like Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Spencer Tracy, who seem to be so very real-I don't know how they do it. When I was young, I admired Leslie Howard enormously, in films like The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934), Gone with the Wind (1939), and Pygmalion (1938). Also Gary Cooper; perhaps he was not a great actor, but he had a great presence.
15Sometimes I receive strange letters, and occasionally people come up to me in the street and say odd things. They want to be deceived, so it is difficult to disabuse them. At times it is tiring not to be allowed to be a private person. If you are really marked out as a film star in the United States, then it must be absolutely exhausting and hard to maintain your integrity. Fortunately, Swedes are very reserved as a people and seldom show their emotions or feelings in public, so one is not subject to that kind of pressure in the country where I come from.
16If I watch my old films, for example The Seventh Seal (1957), I realize I do a lot of stage acting there; I have always been disturbed by the declamatory fashion in which I speak in a film like that. But then TV suddenly swept through Sweden, and we were all soon accustomed to realism, from newsreels, talk shows, and then of course there was the Method school of acting, which exerted an influence in Europe also. Today, theater actors, and film actors with a stage background, use a different style to the one we subscribed to during the 1940s and 1950s. Bergman's dialog in those days was very stylized, so it would have been difficult for me to speak those lines realistically.
17The theater is more a medium for an actor than the cinema is. You are totally responsible for what you do on the stage; in a film, someone else can come in and edit you and do something totally different to what you had in mind originally, and they can cut you out, play around with the scenes or the chronology of the story. This happens always-more or less-in the cinema. On the stage, you deliver a performance and that is your responsibility. So film-making is much more a director's medium than it is an actor's.

#Trademark
1His ability to convincingly portray deeply complex emotions with minimal dialogue
2Often plays stern, oppressive characters
3His towering height, sandy hair and thin face
4Deep commanding voice

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