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Max von Sydow RIP

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I liked him in Judge Dredd (totally sells the idea of a good chief judge doing bad things, for good reasons, and his fatherly concern for joe, and even rico) the exorcist (from the minute his priest walks in you know the demon is getting his arse kicked) and Flash Gordon (practically unrecognisable with the makeup and the headpiece, but the voice, and totally inhabits the role).

 

I’m probably familiar with his other works, but for me, that’s MVS. presence, acting, the voice.

 

 

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Yeah just seen this.  90 is a good age, but still a big loss.  RIP.:(

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The best thing in the latest Star Wars trilogy.

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One of my all time favourite actors. From The Seventh Seal, The Exorcist and Flash Gordon to Game of Thrones, Star Wars, even his small role at the beginning of the extended version of The Wolfman. He was always worth watching.

 

RIP

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3 minutes ago, DukeOfEarlsfield said:

He played BB8? Wow, that’s some range.

 

He was so good that he probably could have if asked.

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I really loved his earnest performance in Dreamscape. He brought so much gravity to his interactions with Christopher Plummer. 

Obviously he was great in everything, but the quality of casting in that film really elevated it beyond its genre trappings.

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9 minutes ago, kerraig UK said:

I really loved his earnest performance in Skyrim. He brought so much gravity to his interactions with Christopher Plummer. 

Obviously he was great in everything, but the quality of casting in that game really elevated it beyond its genre trappings.

FTFY. ;)

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The Seventh Seal and The Exorcist are the highest of creative peaks an actor could hope to have on a CV, but even without those, he will always be Ming.

 

RIP

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I loved him as Ming, superb villain.

 

But do yourself a favour, if you've not seen him Three Days of the Condor, give it a watch. He is excellent in it, and I'd have gladly watched a movie just about his character (and bonus - Faye Dunaway is in the movie too).

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Sad times. A fantastic character actor, the exorcist is my favourite film. Sad to see another one go. Hopefully you are having a good game of chess! Rip

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On March 9, 2020 at 09:59, kerraig UK said:

I really loved his earnest performance in Dreamscape. He brought so much gravity to his interactions with Christopher Plummer. 

Obviously he was great in everything, but the quality of casting in that film really elevated it beyond its genre trappings.

Ok, I purchased this movie based on what you said and omg 80's goodness but this is weird. Halfway into it. 

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Agree with @kerraig UK about Dreamscape. It’s not a great film but Plummer and Sydow speak with such authority, you believe all of the pseudo science.

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