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Maximilian Schell Overview:

Actor, Maximilian Schell, was born on Dec 8, 1930 in Vienna, Austria. As of December 2019, Maximilian Schell was 89 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: [voicing his thoughts] The simple closing of a door has brought me to the guillotine.


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


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Maximilian Schell Facts
He collapsed at The Baltic Pearl Film festival in Latvia and has been diagnosed as suffering from acute pancreatitis which is related to his diabetes. (August 2000) Received "Actor of the Millennium" award at the The Baltic Pearl Film festival in Latvia. [August 2000]

In 1990, he refused to receive the Honorary German Film Award because he felt too young to be awarded with an award for lifetime achievement.

Maximilian Schell is the godfather of actress Angelina Jolie, daughter of Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand.

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