Max von Sydow Overview

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Born: April 10, 1929
Died: March 08, 2020

Known for his deep voice, Max von Sydow was born in Lund, in southern Sweden, where he was raised in a middle-class family. A shy child, he chose acting as a way to better communicate with people. By the time he was 15, he and a friend attended the theatre to watch a production of A Midsummer's Night's Dream. Inspired by the performance, the two formed an amateur theatre group and performed a number of plays. After high school, von Sydow spent a year in mandatory military service, and then... See All

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