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:

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.


Stanislaus Pilgrin: [voicing his thoughts] The simple closing of a door has brought me to the guillotine.


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Maximilian Schell Facts
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.

Son of actress Margarete Schell Noé.

In later life he began directing operatic productions. His first foray in the musical medium was a Swiss production of Verdi's "La Traviata." This passion was triggered when he was performing in the play "Jedermann" (or "Everyman") in Salzburg, Austria from 1978-1982, and he came into contact with several musical conductors including Leonard Bernstein, James Levine and Claudio Abbado.

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