People are paying tribute to actor Max Von Sydow's role in Canadian classic Strange Brew
The 90-year-old actor — who passed away on Sunday — played the evil Brewmeister Smith in the Hamlet-inspired film, which was shot across Ontario and parts of B.C.
Von Sydow famously agreed to take on the role after learning that his son was a fan of the script.
While Max von Sydow is justifiably being lauded for his work on everything from Seventh Seal to Flash Gordon, let's not forget that he was also a critical component the world's best remake of Hamlet... Strange Brew. pic.twitter.com/m14fIbzmDw— Sean Kleefeld (@skleefeld) March 9, 2020
Although the '80s film has a relatively small following, loyal fans have taken to Twitter to celebrate Von Sydow's role.
This man took a jab at NBC for forgetting to include the role in their recap of Von Sydow's career.
To not highlight 'Strange Brew' as one of Max von Sydow's greatest movie roles is like running an obituary of Michaelangelo and not mentioning the Sistine Chapel.https://t.co/ElPrbtmMmr— Sheldon Gilbert (@sheldongilbert) March 9, 2020
And this man couldn't resist quoting Brewmeister's most iconic line.
Actor Max Von Sydow, the star of "Strange Brew" and probably some other movies, has died at the age of 90.— Richard Cheese 🇺🇸 🌊🍸❤️ (@RichardCheese) March 9, 2020
"I COULD CRUSH YOUR HEAD! LIKE A NUT!!" pic.twitter.com/MdtSUuDeYf
This reporter just couldn't stop thinking about Brewmeister Smith.
*I tell Allison that Max von Sydow died*— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) March 9, 2020
Allison: "Aww, he was in so may of my favorite Bergman films."
Me: [inner monologue] "RIP Brewmeister Smith from 'Strange Brew.'"
Although it seems that Von Sydow stopped thinking about Brewmeister a long time ago.
A friend of mine met Max Von Sydow in the 90s, and asked him about his appearance in Strange Brew. Von Sydow said, “I’d forgotten about that one!” and started belly-laughing.— the palooka king (@keithpille) March 9, 2020
"Strange Brew" trending because of Max von Sydow warms the cockles of my heart.— Shawna Benson (@shawnabenson) March 9, 2020
Yes, my heart as cockles. So does yours. And MvS was the best and Strange Brew is the best. pic.twitter.com/cUOa3YD8qS
The actor's final film — Echoes of the Past — has yet to announce an official release date.
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