Max von Sydow dead: Game Of Thrones and Shutter Island actor dies at home age 90

Actor Max von Sydow has died at his home in France aged 90, his agent Jean Diamond has said. The Shutter Island star is best known for roles in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Game Of Thrones, The Exorcist and Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close.

A statement released today, read: “It is with a broken heart and with infinite sadness that we have the extreme pain of announcing the departure of Max von Sydow, March 8, 2020.”
The film favourite most recently appeared as the Three-eyed Raven in HBO’s GoT, in three episodes back in 2016.
Max appeared in an endless list of other television shows and feature films, with his first credited role coming thanks to 1949’s Only a Mother.
The likes of Miss Julie, Wild Strawberries and The Seventh Seal followed, with him playing Knight Antonius Block in the latter.
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He went on to work alongside Ingmar Bergman in another ten movies, including his iconic scenes in which he plays chess with Death.
Over his extensive career, Max portrayed Jesus Christ in George Stevens’ The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965).
Many will remembered him for his appearance in The Exorcist, Woody Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters and Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report (2002).
His work earned him two Academy Award nominations for Pelle the Conqueror (1987) and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011).
Max married late actress Christina Inga Britta Olin back in 1951, and they went on to have two sons Clas and Henrik.
They appeared alongside their father in the film Hawaii, playing his son at different ages.
The couple divorced in 1979 and he went on to marry Catherine Brelet almost two decades late, before becoming a citizen of France.
Twitter has been inundated with tributes since the news broke, with one post reading: “R.I.P. Max von Sydow. Will always remember this iconic chess game.”
Another person wrote: “I was starting to think he would live forever, but he certainly has achieved screen immortality. An absolute king of cinema, from THE SEVENTH SEAL to STRANGE BREW, what a legend.”
Two others continued: “Max von Sydow possessed one of the all-time great faces in cinema. RIP,” and: “So sorry to learn #MaxVonSydow has died. An absolute legend in his work, and a real gentleman in person.”
It comes just months after his Star Wars co-star Adam Driver said he was scared he might hit him on his first day of shooting.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, the actor recalled the early days of production, saying: “My first thing I had to do was kill Max von Sydow.
“I have this long saber, and I can’t see where it’s going. So I didn’t want to, on my first day, just whack Max von Sydow.”
He added: “That would be the end of the movie, for me. I missed him — but it was total luck, because I was kind of swinging blind.”
Director Edgar Wright also paid tribute to him, tweeting: “Max Von Sydow, such an iconic presence in cinema for seven decades, it seemed like he’d always be with us.
“He changed the face of international film with Bergman, played Christ, fought the devil, pressed the HOT HAIL button & was Oscar nominated for a silent performance. A god.”

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