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‘Legendary’ Actor Max von Sydow Remembered by Mia Farrow, Seth Meyers and More

”The Exorcist“ actor died Sunday at age 90

Stars took to Twitter to remember Max von Sydow, the prolific Swedish actor best known for “The Exorcist” and “The Seventh Seal.” The two-time Oscar-nominated actor died Sunday at age 90.

Martin Scorsese, Mia Farrow and Seth Meyers lead the tributes to the Oscar-nominated actor Monday.

“Max Von Sydow was something like a consummate actor, with a pride in his art and a dedication to his craft that I’ve encountered in very few people in my life,” Scorsese, who directed von Sydow in 2010’s “Shutter Island,” said in a statement. “On the set he was remarkable, and off the set he a complete gentleman. … And what he and Ingmar Bergman found together is more precious than gold.”

Farrow, the actress known for the 1968 classic “Rosemary’s Baby,” left a heartfelt message next to a photo of von Sydow in his younger years.

“Here was Max Von Sydow with his dear friend, master cinematographer, Sven Nykvist. Two great artists. Two true gentlemen. We were working on Bora Bora. I picture Max in heaven wearing his white linen suit, w Sven, Ingmar Bergman, Bibi Andersson, laughing & loving each other,” Farrow wrote.

Meyers replied to a photo posted by New York Times’ culture reporter David Itzkoff of Sydow in the 1983 comedy “Strange Brew.” “This was the first Max Von Sydow film I ever saw. Being a kid, I just assumed he was a famous Canadian comedian. Turns out he was a lot more!” Meyers wrote.

“Clerks” filmmaker Kevin Smith also took a moment to remember the actor who appeared in highbrow films as well as low-brow Hollywood fare like 1980’s cult classic “Flash Gordon” and 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

“The legendary actor who gave us both Brewmeister Smith and Ming the Merciless has finally laid down his King in the eternal chess match. Farewell, Max von Sydow,” he wrote. “You were in many much more respected movies than Strange Brew and Flash Gordon but I loved you for those flicks first.”

“Farewell to Max Von Sydow, delightfully sinister as Ming the Merciless in ‘Flash Gordon,'” wrote “Little Britain” actor David Walliams.

“A glorious actor and presence. I can’t tell you how many times he’s inspired characters of mine. Rest In Peace,” wrote “Family Guy” and “MADtv” actor Piotr Michael.

“Thank you Max von Sydow,” wrote former “Coyote Ugly” actor and television personality John Fugelsang, along with a list of several films the later Swedish actor was known for including “Pelle The Conqueror” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

The Star Wars Twitter account paid homage to the actor, writing, “Today we celebrate the life of the legendary actor Max Von Sydow. To us, he’s royalty.”

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