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A collection of quotes and sayings by Max von Sydow on movies, country, opportunity, thoughts, belief, evil, sinner, magic, nostalgia, and diversity.

29 Thought-Provoking Quotes By Max Von Sydow

Quick Facts

Famous As: Actor

Born On: April 10, 1929

Born In: Lund

Max von Sydow is a renowned Swedish-born French actor. He has starred in various American and European films in many languages, including Danish, Italian, English, French, Swedish, Spanish, German and Norwegian. He has been a part of more than hundred movies and television shows. Some of his most notable works include ‘Through A Glassy Darkly,’ ‘Three Days of the Condor,’ ‘The Seventh Seal,’ ‘Never Say Never Again,’ ‘Solomon Kane,’ ‘Pelle the Conqueror,’ ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,’ and ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ besides various others. Let us browse through the motivational quotes and thoughts by Max von Sydow which have been excerpted from his movies, interviews, etc.

Spielberg knows his craft so well, he can also improvise, and that is a lot of fun.

Max von Sydow

Filming is repetition and many takes

Max von Sydow

I accept a role only if it's something I really, really like

Max von Sydow

I've never been in a barroom brawl in my life. I just don't do such things

Max von Sydow

I think English is a fantastic, rich and musical language, but of course your mother tongue is the most important for an actor

Max von Sydow

In a theater, the part is mine and I can control it as I want to. In the movies, I don't have direct contact, and I am fighting technical machinery

Max von Sydow

I'm getting too old to play some parts, but I'm still greedy

Max von Sydow

I'm not in retirement. I just don't want to work so much, and I don't get that many offers any more.

Max von Sydow

The offers I get are for grandfathers, uncles - and they often die very quickly in the script.

Max von Sydow

Playing Christ, I began to feel shut away from the world. A newspaper became one of my biggest luxuries. I noticed that some of my close friends began treating me with reverence.

Max von Sydow

The idea of working with Steven Spielberg was very attractive. He's such a master. He knows the language of the camera and of filmmaking, which gives him a great freedom.

Max von Sydow

Only very rarely are foreigners or first-generation immigrants allowed to be nice people in American films. Those with an accent are bad guys

Max von Sydow

In this country, you have movie actors and theatre actors and television actors

Max von Sydow

In Hollywood they usually cast me as villains or priests

Max von Sydow

The power of Christ compels you!

Max von Sydow

If Jesus came back today, and saw what was going on in his name, he'd never stop throwing up.

Max von Sydow

There comes a time, thief, when the jewels cease to sparkle, when the gold loses its luster, when the throne room becomes a prison, and all that is left is a father's love for his child.

Max von Sydow

It's important to me to work in my own language now and then. I love English, but you can never learn to master a foreign language if you're not brought up with it

Max von Sydow

All my life I've been looking for diversity

Max von Sydow

A vacation spot out of season always has a very special magic

Max von Sydow

I like to play with things a while before annihilation.

Max von Sydow

I began imagining scenes in public which some drunk would come up to me and slap me in the face. Nothing like that ever happened, but I often wonder if I would have turned the other cheek

Max von Sydow

I remember those days with Bergman with great nostalgia. We were aware that the films were going to be quite important, and the work felt meaningful.

Max von Sydow

I just feel I shouldn't work too much, because there are so many other things to do

Max von Sydow

The more I had to act like a saint, the more I felt like being a sinner.

Max von Sydow

I don't believe in devils. Indifference and misunderstandings can create evil situations. Most of the time, people who appear to be evil are really victims of evil deeds.

Max von Sydow

Movies give me an opportunity to go places. I'm not only a Swede but an American, not just a man of my time, but I've been living 2,000 years ago-and not just in a new country, America, but in the Holy Land, too

Max von Sydow

Do it, do it, do it. And watch good actors. See what they are doing and how they are doing it. You have to practically participate, I think, in order to develop yourself.

Max von Sydow

Producers are not gamblers. They want a good return on their investment.

Max von Sydow