Richard just called to tell me the sad news about the death of Max von Sydow. Such an extraordinary actor, and an essential member of the ensemble company of my beloved Ingmar Bergman.
I'm starting with the movie that really put him on the map, *The Seventh Seal.* I think of him as an old man, it's surprising to seem him when he was young and supple.
And a clip from *The Exorcist:*
And my favorite of his performances, in *Hannah and Her Sisters.* His monologue about watching TV is one of the greatest monologues in movie history. My apologies for the homemade quality of this clip, but it's the best I could find: