Caption: Still of Max von Sydow in Flash Gordon (1980)
Actor, Director, Soundtrack
Born: April 10, 1929
Star sign: Aries
Height: 6' 4" (1.93 m)
Known for: Minority Report (2002), Shutter Island (2010), The Exorcist (1973), Robin Hood (2010)
Max von Sydow was born Carl Adolf von Sydow on April 10, 1929 in Lund, Skåne, Sweden, to a middle-class family. He is the son of Baroness Maria Margareta (Rappe), a teacher, and Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, an ethnologist and folklore professor. His surname traces back to his father's partial German ancestry. When he was in high school, he and a few ...