Facts about Max von Sydow

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Max von Sydow is a famous Actor from Sweden, he is still alive and was born April 10, 1929.

Our collection contains 32 quotes who is written / told by Max.

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Famous quotes by Max von Sydow (32)


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"When I finished the role of Christ, I felt as though I'd been let out on parole. A man who has served 18 months isn't eager to go back to prison"
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"Producers are not gamblers. They want a good return on their investment"
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"Perhaps I scare people. I don't know why"
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"In this country, you have movie actors and theatre actors and television actors"
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"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"
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"Filming is repetition and many takes"
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"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"
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"If Jesus came back today, and saw what was going on in his name, he'd never stop throwing up"
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"I'm not in retirement. I just don't want to work so much, and I don't get that many offers any more"
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"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"
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"I accept a role only if it's something I really, really like"
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"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"
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"Bergman has a very special eye for people. His background taught him to listen and to feel"
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"Only very rarely are foreigners or first-generation immigrants allowed to be nice people in American films. Those with an accent are bad guys"
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"In Hollywood they usually cast me as villains or priests"
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"I've never been in a barroom brawl in my life. I just don't do such things"
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"The more I had to act like a saint, the more I felt like being a sinner"
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"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"
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"I just feel I shouldn't work too much, because there are so many other things to do"
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"A vacation spot out of season always has a very special magic"
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"There are those who want to believe but can't, and there are those who believe as children and it's no problem for them at all"
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"The offers I get are for grandfathers, uncles - and they often die very quickly in the script"
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"Spielberg knows his craft so well, he can also improvise, and that is a lot of fun"
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"I think English is a fantastic, rich and musical language, but of course your mother tongue is the most important for an actor"
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"All my life I've been looking for diversity"
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"The studio rented a house for my wife in Los Angeles under a phony name to keep reporters away. Whenever I wanted to visit her and my children, I would have to sneak in the back door after dark"
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"The most difficult part of playing Christ was that I had to keep up the image around the clock. As soon as the picture finished, I returned home to Sweden and tried to find my old self. It took six months to get back to normal"
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"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"
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"Playing the role of Christ was like being in a prison. It was the hardest part I've ever had to play in my life. I couldn't smoke or drink in public. I couldn't"
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"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"
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"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"
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"I'm getting too old to play some parts, but I'm still greedy"


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