Maximilian Schell Overview:

Actor, Maximilian Schell, was born on Dec 8, 1930 in Vienna, Austria. As of December 2021, Maximilian Schell was 91 years old.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Maximilian Schell was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actor for Judgment at Nuremberg (as Hans Rolfe) in 1961.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1961Best ActorJudgment at Nuremberg (1961)Hans RolfeWon
1977Best Supporting ActorJulia (1977)JohannNominated
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By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 2, 2014 From 4 Star Films

With the passing of Maximillian Schell yesterday I felt it necessary to say a few words about him. First off, if you have never seen Judgment at Nuremberg take a few hours out of your day and go see it. He gives an absolutely electric performance as a lawyer defending Nazi judges. Perhaps the most e... Read full article


By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 2, 2014 From 4 Star Films

With the passing of Maximillian Schell yesterday I felt it necessary to say a few words about him. First off, if you have never seen Judgment at Nuremberg take a few hours out of your day and go see it. He gives an absolutely electric performance as a lawyer defending Nazi judges. Perhaps the most e... Read full article


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Maximilian Schell Quotes:

Bishop: It always troubled me, the Trinity. You know, Giuseppe, I could never really understand it. Does it trouble you?
Bishop: No. There are three persons in one God. Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Three in one.
Bishop: Yes, but that's for a child. But a small comfort to a Bishop. You see, I'm a peasant, Giuseppe, just like you. A practical man, so I understand only what I feel, and what I see.
Giuseppe: Look, look. One blanket and one, two, three folds. Three folds in one blanket - three persons in one God, like the Trinity.


Stanislaus Pilgrin: If there is no God, no devil, no heaven, no hell, and no immortality, then anything is permissible.


Mother: They have thrown you out. They don't want you back because you are an idiot. You have been nothing but trouble since the day you got there - since the day you were born! What have you done this time? Tell me. Answer!
Mother: I broke a statue.
Mother: For breaking a little statue they throw you out like a dog?
Giuseppe: It wasn't little, it was big.


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Maximilian Schell Facts
A part-time director, his compelling documentary Marlene (1984) was nominated for an Oscar in 1985 and his last film My Sister Maria (2002) [My Sister Maria] chronicled the life, career and eventual diminished capacity of his noted actress sister Maria Schell.

Appeared in the Old Vic's early 2006 production of the Arthur Miller play "Resurrection Blues", which was directed by Robert Altman in his London theatrical debut, The play was widely panned by critics, partly due to the divergent acting styles of the eclectic cast assembled by Altman, which included the urbane Englishman James Fox playing the intellectual cousin of Schell's Germanic dictator.

Father of Nastassja Schell (born in 1989).

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