Maximilian Schell

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Maximilian Schell was an Austrian-born Swiss film and stage actor, who also wrote, directed and produced some of his own films. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 1961 American film Judgment at Nuremberg, his second acting role in Hollywood. Born in Austria, his parents were involved in the arts and he grew up surrounded by acting and literature. read more

Maximilian Schell was an Austrian-born Swiss film and stage actor, who also wrote, directed and produced some of his own films. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 1961 American film Judgment at Nuremberg, his second acting role in Hollywood. Born in Austria, his parents were involved in the arts and he grew up surrounded by acting and literature. While he was a child, his family fled to Switzerland in 1938 when Austria was annexed by Nazi Germany, and they settled in Zurich. After World War II ended, Schell took up acting or directing full-time. He appeared in numerous German films, often anti-war, before moving on to Hollywood.

Born

Monday, 08 December 1930

Died

Saturday, 01 February 2014

Actor Filmography

Les Brigands Mr. Escher 2015
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Himself (In Memoriam) (archive footage) 2014
Flores negras Jacob Krinsten 2009
The Brothers Bloom Diamond Dog 2009
Markus Lanz Himself 2008
Die Rosenkönigin Karl Friedrich Weidemann 2007
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen Quote Reader (voice) (as Maximillian Schell) 2007
Verstörung - und eine Art von Poesie. Die Filmlegende Bernhard Wicki Himself 2007
Brando Himself 2007
House of the Sleeping Beauties Kogi 2006
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Les Brigands Mr. Escher 2015
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Himself (In Memoriam) (archive footage) 2014
Flores negras Jacob Krinsten 2009
The Brothers Bloom Diamond Dog 2009
Markus Lanz Himself 2008
Die Rosenkönigin Karl Friedrich Weidemann 2007
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen Quote Reader (voice) (as Maximillian Schell) 2007
Verstörung - und eine Art von Poesie. Die Filmlegende Bernhard Wicki Himself 2007
Brando Himself 2007
House of the Sleeping Beauties Kogi 2006
Die Liebe eines Priesters Father Christoph 2005
The Return of the Dancing Master Fernando Hereira 2004
Coast to Coast Casimir 2004
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust (archive footage) 2004
Der Fürst und das Mädchen Friedrich Fürst von Thorwald, Fürst Friedrich von Thorwald 2003
Der Bestseller - Mord auf italienisch Karl Steingraf 2002
My Sister Maria Himself 2002
Love, Lies, Passions Franz Steininger, Franz Steiniger 2002
Festival In Cannes Viktor Kovner 2001
I Love You, Baby Walter Ekland 2000
My Best Fiend 1999
Joan of Arc Brother Jean le Maistre 1999
On the Wings of Love Hochberg 1999
Deep Impact Jason Lerner 1998
Vampires Cardinal Alba 1998
Left Luggage Mr. Silberschmidt, Chaya's Father 1998
Telling Lies In America Dr. Istvan Jonas 1997
The Eighteenth Angel Father Simeon 1997
The Vampyre Wars Rodan 1996
The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years Cardinal Vittorio 1996
Die Harald Schmidt Show Himself 1995
Little Odessa Arkady Shapira 1994
Abraham Pharaoh 1993
Candles In The Dark Colonel Arkush 1993
Justiz Isaak Kohler 1993
A Far Off Place Col. Mopani Theron 1993
Stalin Lenin 1992
Miss Rose White Mordecai Weiss 1992
Young Catherine Frederick the Great 1991
The Freshman Larry London 1990
The Rose Garden Aaron 1989
Wiseguy Amado Guzman 1987
Peter the Great Peter the Great 1986
The Assisi Underground Col. Müller 1985
Morgen in Alabama Lawyer Landau 1984
Marlene Himself 1984
The Islands Fabrice 1983
The Phantom of the Opera Sándor Korvin 1983
Terra X - Rätsel alter Weltkulturen Self - Presenter 1982
The Chosen Professor David Malter 1981
Wetten, dass..? Himself 1981
The Diary Of Anne Frank Otto Frank 1980
The Black Hole Dr. Hans Reinhardt 1979
Together? Giovanni 1979
Avalanche Express Col. Nikolai Bunin 1979
Players Marco 1979
Tales from the Vienna Woods Theatre Visitor 1979
Julia Johann 1977
A Bridge Too Far Lieutenant General Bittrich 1977
Cross Of Iron Hauptmann Stransky 1977
St. Ives Dr. John Constable 1976
Working in the Theatre Self 1976
The Assassination at Sarajevo Djuro Sarac 1975
End of the Game Robert Schmied on Audiotape 1975
The Man in the Glass Booth Arthur Goldman 1975
Good Morning America Himself 1975
The Odessa File Eduard Roschmann 1974
The Rehearsal Himself 1974
The Pedestrian Andreas Giese 1973
Je später der Abend... Himself 1973
Pope Joan Adrian 1972
First Love Vater 1970
The Joe Namath Show Himself 1969
Simón Bolívar Simón Bolívar 1969
The David Frost Show Himself 1969
Krakatoa: East of Java Captain Hanson 1968
Heidi Richard Sessemann 1968
The Joan Rivers Show Himself 1968
The Castle 'K' 1968
Counterpoint Gen. Schiller 1968
Beyond the Mountains Marek 1967
The Deadly Affair Dieter Frey 1966
Return from the Ashes Stanislaus Pilgrin 1965
John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums (German narrator) 1965
Topkapi Walter Harper 1964
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre August Holland 1963
The Reluctant Saint Giuseppe 1962
The Condemned of Altona Franz von Gerlach 1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest, Himself 1962
The Merv Griffin Show Himself 1962
Five Finger Exercise Walter 1962
Judgment at Nuremberg Hans Rolfe 1961
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Actor 1961
Kraft Mystery Theater Hans 1961
Hamlet Hamlet 1961
Here's Hollywood Himself 1960
The Fifth Column 1960
Buick-Electra Playhouse 1959
Sunday Showcase Peter Gerard 1959
Kinder der Berge Josef Ospel 1958
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Hans 1958
The Young Lions Capt. Hardenberg 1958
Alcoa Theatre Sarrail 1957
Goodyear Theatre Sarrail 1957
The Jack Paar Tonight Show Himself 1957
Ein Herz kehrt heim Wolfgang Thomas 1956
Playhouse 90 Gunther, Otto Rolfe 1956
The Girl from Flanders Lt. Alexander 'Alex' Haller 1956
The Plot to Assassinate Hitler Mitglied des Kreisauer Kreises 1955
Sons, Mothers and a General Soldat, der nicht mehr mitmacht 1955
Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951
The Ed Sullivan Show Hans Rolfe - scene from 'Judgement at Nuremberg' 1948

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

1993 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Won
1993 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1992 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1978 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1978 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture Nominated
1976 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1976 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1962 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Won
1962 Golden Globe Best Actor - Drama Won
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