Fast Facts

  • Served with the Swedish Quartermaster Corps from 1947 to '48.
  • Studied acting at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm.
  • Made 11 feature films with director Ingmar Bergman, beginning with 1957's The Seventh Seal.
  • Made his directorial debut with Katinka (1988); received the Guldbagge Award for Best Director from the Swedish Film Institute.
  • Holds dual French and Swedish citizenship.

Awards

  • 2008, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1974, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 1967, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1988, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1988, European Film Awards — European Actor: Winner
  • 2011, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Yvan Brelet von Sydow — Son
  • Greta (Rappe) von Sydow — Mother
  • Catherine Brelet — Wife
  • Claes Wilhelm von Sydow — Son
  • Cedric Brelet von Sydow — Son
  • Carl Wilhelm von Sydow — Father
  • Per Henrik von Sydow — Son
  • Christina Olin — Ex-wife

Details

  • Birth Name: Carl Adolf von Sydow
  • Birth Place: Lund, Sweden
  • Birthday: April 10, 1929, Aries
  • Profession: Actor
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