When I was six-years-old, Max von Sydow sure scared the living hell out of me. Now, this had nothing to do with 'The Exorcist'; instead, my skittish younger self was truly terrified of von Sydow's performance as Ming the Merciless in 'Flash Gordon' -- something that I felt compelled to admit to von Sydow. Which wasn't easy because -- even at 82 years old -- von Sydow is still an imposing figure. As gracious as von Sydow is, he's still a tall man that has a sometimes gruff, "seen it all, done it all" look on his face that bellows, "I'm not going to put up with any of your shit, punk." (Thankfully, he did.)
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