The Ming The Merciless Night Thread (4/10)

Avocado, I’m bored. What plaything can you offer me today?

Today is the 90th birthday of the always fabulously dressed Emperor Ming The Merciless… or should I say the incredible and prolific Swedish-born French actor Max Von Sydow. He has a whopping 161 credits in IMDb.

His performances include Knight Antonius Block in The Seventh Seal, Lor San Tekka in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jesus Christ in The Greatest Story Ever Told, and Father Merrin in The Exorcist. He has been in Conan the Barbarian, Judge Dredd, Dune, and Three Days of the Condor. He is the voice of Vigo the Carpathian in Ghostbusters II. He is also one of several actors to play Ernst Stavro Blofeld… albeit in the non-canonical Never Say Never Again.

And of course, some Savior of the Universe wrecked his plans in Flash Gordon.  That’s what you get for playing things for a while before annihilation.