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April 10, 2012

En klassiker

Filed under: Uncategorized — jchatoff @ 12:03 am
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First, many happy returns to the incomparable Max von Sydow, who celebrates his 83d today.

Second, who is not still traumatized by the first big Ingmar Bergman film we saw – The Seventh Seal -in which von Sydow as the knight who challenges death to a game of chess?

Von Sydow, who made 11 films with Bergman, refused all Hollywood offers until 1965, when he accepted the part of Jesus in The Greatest Story Ever Told.  Since then he’s played priests, assassins and – frequently – the Mysterious Man who may be God or Satan or  whoever. Most recently he co-stars in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.  Here he is in The Exorcist:

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3 Comments »

  1. I have loved Max since the late seventies I never known him as the young handsome actor which he was. thank you for new view.

    Comment by avery zia — April 11, 2012 @ 8:26 am | Reply

  2. Curious. Was The Seventh Seal also Bergman’s first film? I know you’ll tell me to look it up.

    Comment by Carol — April 11, 2012 @ 4:10 pm | Reply

  3. No,The Seventh Seal Seal was not his first film. He made several more light hearted films before.I forge theit titles…its been such a long time ago.

    Comment by GALYA TARMU — April 11, 2012 @ 5:43 pm | Reply


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