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    Max Von Sydow Played his last and final chessgame - R.I.P

    This sunday the 8th of Mars, the Great Max von sydow passed away.
    The final chessgame was over.

    The seventh seal
    Exorcist
    Dune
    Conan barbarian
    Minority Report and a lot of others
    Star wars
    Game of thrones
    Never say never again (blofeld)
    Flash Gordon (ming)

    And so much more back to 1949

    Max reached the age of 90, almost 91.

    R.I.P


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    Very sad, the first movie I saw him in was Flash Gordon in 1980 when I was a mere 10 year old - a role I always remembered him in. A great actor indeed and will be missed.
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    always wondered, Was he Swedish ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by erikals View Post
    always wondered, Was he Swedish ?
    Yes.
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    Oh yes, born in lund, southern skåne.

    He became a french citizen though 2002, and thereby lost his swedish citizenship.
    He was also very private the later years and did not give much interviews for swedish media anyway.

    I think for Swedish people in general, he was very much appreciated and remembered as Karl Oscar, a character in the Swedish drama film "The emigrants" directed by Jan Troell and based on the book by Wilhelm Moberg.
    He played the husband of "kristina" which was played by Liv Ullman.

    The story captured the adversity of emigrating to America during the hard times with starvation in Sweden 1840-1850, it was oscar nominated as best non english movie 1972.
    Personally I think it was some of his best performances, though I havenīt seen them all.

    Loved him as police chief Lamar Burgess in the Minority report, playing against tom cruise.



    And he was the look of ming personified


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    unfortunately never heard him speak Swedish.
    but supposedly he could. and danish.

    Loved him as police chief Lamar Burgess in the Minority report, playing against tom cruise.
    me too. great performance.  
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    Quote Originally Posted by erikals View Post
    unfortunately never heard him speak Swedish.
    but supposedly he could. and danish.


    me too. great performance.  
    The seventh seal with Ingmar Bergman..was his breakthough performance, he spoke swedish their too, even death ), The Emigrants was probably not airing in norway on tv that much or none at all, but the tv set is where most of us Swedes have been seeing him a lot from "Emigrants", it used to run all the time.

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    ah,... forgot... indeed, yes he did...  

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    I also remember him playing a part in a Swedish film (or was it Danish?) where he was playing a father to his son who was working on a farm (I think)... I remember lots of snow scenes and a circus... and at the end of the film I think the son went off to America - ages ago since I saw it... anyway it was a good film even though I had to read the subtitles and I can't remember much about it! I think it was made in the late eighties....
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    sounds like The Emigrants
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    It's interesting that he starred in Flash Gordon, a Star Wars ripoff, then got to be in a real Star Wars movie!

    He did an awesome job on both too! Another legend gone.

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    Flash Gordon, a Star Wars ripoff
    it is the other way around.  
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrian View Post
    I also remember him playing a part in a Swedish film (or was it Danish?) where he was playing a father to his son who was working on a farm (I think)... I remember lots of snow scenes and a circus... and at the end of the film I think the son went off to America - ages ago since I saw it... anyway it was a good film even though I had to read the subtitles and I can't remember much about it! I think it was made in the late eighties....
    Well he emmigrated in at least two movies, but I think you refer to pelle the Conqueror(itīs a swedis and danish production) in that case his son is quite young, they travel to denmark first..since they can not afford to travel directly to America.

    The other one ..As I mentioned was the Emigrants, much much older movie with liv ullman, but that is more about his brother and not his son, so I reckon you must refer to Pelle the Conqueror, I actually havenīt seen that one though, but heard much good about it.

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    That name rings a bell... I thought the son's name was "Peter" but European sounding (!!!) so maybe Pelle was the son. I seem to remember good acting in it and good cinematography plus in one scene one of the characters (the old rich guy I think) getting his unmentionables cut off by a jilted lover... or was it his wife? Anyway it must have made quite the impression for me to remember that scene!

    P.S. Sorry if I've given away a spoiler
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    Quote Originally Posted by erikals View Post

    it is the other way around.  
    The original Flash Gordon yes, not the 1980 version.

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