Maximilian Schell Overview:

Actor, Maximilian Schell, was born on Dec 8, 1930 in Vienna, Austria. As of December 2020, Maximilian Schell was 90 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:

Capt. Hardenberg: The German army is invincible because it is an army that obeys orders. Any order. No matter how distasteful. It has no sentimentalists, no moralists, no individualists. You will have no future in it if you don't understand that. You may have no future at all if you oppose it. I trouble to tell you this because you have a fine record. You will be a creative soldier, once you get all this "thinking" knocked out of you.


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.


Charles Dobbs: How long are you staying?
Dieter Frey: A few days. Business kunches, business dinners... I even have a business breakfast. Who knows? I might actually do some business too.


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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.

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.

He was the first actor to win an Oscar (for Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)) for a role he originally performed on television (in a 1959 episode of "Playhouse 90" (1956)). The only other actor to accomplish that feat was Cliff Robertson, who won an Oscar for Charly (1968) after first playing the role in "The Two Worlds of Charlie Gordon" on "The United States Steel Hour" (1953).

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