Max von Sydow, the Sweden-born French actor whose credits included Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal, his role as Jesus in The Greatest Story Ever Told, William Friedkin’s The Exorcist, and the role of Emperor Ming in Flash Gordon, has died at the age of 90.
The actor’s 65-year career spanned acclaimed arthouse, Hollywood blockbusters, and television. In recent years, he played Lor San Tekka in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Three-Eyed Raven in Game Of Thrones, and voiced a character on The Simpsons.
He received two Oscar nominations, for his lead turn in Bille August’s 1987 drama Pelle The Conqueror and more recently his supporting role in Stephen Daldry’s 9/11 pic Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.
His final film role was set to be in Nicholas Dimitropoulos’ upcoming drama Echoes Of The Past, which is reported to be in post.
Von Sydow was married twice, and has four sons.
Bleeding Fool expresses its sincere condolences to Mr. von Sydow’s family, friends and fans.