Max von Sydow, born on April 10th 1929, is a Pisces sign. People born under this sign are deeply intuitive, compassionate and dreamy, connecting them to a world beyond the physical that can give great creative and healing potential. Through their connection with their inner world, they can have insight into understanding people, their emotions and intentions.
Max von Sydow was born in Lund, Sweden to an upper-middle-class family in which his father was a professor of German and his mother Italian. From a young age, Max was drawn to theatre and the arts. Coming of age during World War II, influential figures like the British actor Sir Laurence Olivier were inspiring and inspiring him to pursue acting by the time he was a teenager. On his own path, Max von Sydow would go on to become one of the most iconic figures in cinematic history, appearing in iconic films like The Seventh Seal (1957), through which he’d make a lasting impression worldwide — it was one of the first international films from Sweden and he received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
His ability to make his characters so believable, despite the fact he often had to speak in a foreign language, was testimony to his acting ability and courage, which no doubt was present due the influence of his Pisces sign. Pisces are incredibly brave when it comes to imagining and creating in unique and innovative ways. As a result, Sydow went on to take part in countless groundbreaking films throughout his career. From Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) to Game of Thrones (2016-19), Sydow’s performances always brought something special and unique to the screen.
As Sydow aged, his kind and compassionate nature shone in his performances. The audience usually felt a deep sense of empathy towards his characters, who were often placed in difficult and challenging situations. This trait is strong in those born under the Pisces sign, who are naturally in tune with their inner feelings and emotions and not afraid to accept and embrace them. Furthermore, Sydow’s experiences as a child during WW2 no-doubt gave him an insight into the human condition, emphasising within him the importance of love, humanity and compassion.
In a career spanning over 60 years, Sydow has inspired generations of actors, reminding us all of the power of love, hope and belief. In many ways, his Pisces sign can be seen guiding him on his journey, showing him the importance of being in touch with his true self and trusting his intuition. As a result of this, Max von Sydow will be remembered as one of the greatest Swedish actors of all time, perhaps the embodiment of what Pisces is all about.