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Maximilian Schell
Birthday: December 8, 1930

Birth Place: Vienna, Austria
Height: 0' 0"

Below is a complete filmography (list of movies he's appeared in) for Maximilian Schell. If you have any corrections or additions, please email us at corrections@actorsofhollywood.com. We'd also be interested in any trivia or other information you have.



Maximilian Schell was the most successful German-speaking actor in English-language films since Emil Jannings, the winner of the first Best Actor Academy Award. Like Jannings, Schell won the Oscar, but unlike him, he was a dedicated anti-Nazi. Indeed, with the exception of Maurice Chevalier and Marcello Mastroianni, Schell is undoubtedly the most successful non-anglophone foreign actor in the history of American cinema.Schell was born in Vienna, Austria on December 8, 1930, but raised in in Zurich, Switzerland. (Austria became part of Germany after the anschluss of 1938), then was occupied by the allies from 1945 until 1955, when it again joined the family of nations.)He learned his craft on the stage beginning in 1952, and made his reputation with appearances in German-language films and television. He was a fine Shakespearian actor, and had a huge success with "Richard III" (he has also appeared in as the eponymous prince in a German-language version of "Hamlet"). Schell made his Hollywood debut in 1958 in the World War II film The Young Lions (1958) quite by accident, as the producers had wanted to hire his sister Maria Schell, but lines of communication got crossed, and he was the one hired. He impressed American producers as his turn as the friend of German soldier Marlon Brando, and subsequently assayed the role of the German defense attorney in the television drama Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) on "Playhouse 90" in 1959. He was also cast in the big screen remake, for which he won the 1961 Academy Award for Best Actor, beating out co-star Spencer Tracy for the Oscar. He also won a Golden Globe and the New York Film Critics Circle Award for the role.Schell ultimately won two more Oscar nominations for acting, in 1976 for Best Actor for The Man in the Glass Booth (1975) and in 1978 as Best Supporting Actor for Julia (1977) (which also brought him the 1New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor). He has twice been nominated for an Emmy for his TV work, and won the 1993 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Made-for-TV Movie for Stalin (1992) (TV).Schell has also has directed films, and his 1974 film Fußgänger, Der (1973) ("The Pedestrian"), which Schell wrote, produced, directed, and starred in, was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and won the Golden Globe in the same category. His documentary about Marlene Dietrich, Marlene (1984), was widely hailed as a masterpiece of the non-fiction genre and garnered its producers a Best Documentary Oscar nomination in 1985. In 2002, Schell released _Meine Schwester Maria (2002)_ (qv0 ("My Sister Maria"), a documentary about the career of and his relationship with Maria Schell.Since the 1990s, Schell has appeared in many German language made-for-TV films, such as the 2003 film Alles Glück dieser Erde (2003) (TV) (All the Luck in the World) and in the mini-series "The Return of the Dancing Master" (2004), which was based on Henning Mankell's novel. He has also continued to appear on stage, appearing in dual roles in the 2000 Broadway production of the stage version of "Judgment at Nuremberg", and most recently in Robert Altman's London production of 'Arthur Miller (I)'s play "Resurrection Blues" in 2006.

Movie Credits
The Shell Seekers (2006)
Alpenklinik, Die (2006)
Giganten: Albert Einstein (2006)
Liebe eines Priesters, Die (2005)
The Return of the Dancing Master (2004)
Coast to Coast (2004)
[ Richard Dreyfuss ][ Fred Ward ][ Saul Rubinek ]
Alles Glück dieser Erde (2003)
Bestseller - Mord auf italienisch, Der (2002)
Festival in Cannes (2001)
[ Peter Bogdanovich ][ Ron Silver ]
The Song of the Lark (2001)
[ Tony Goldwyn ][ Arliss Howard ]
Fisimatenten (2000)
I Love You, Baby (2000)
[ Burkhard Driest ]
Joan of Arc (1999)
[ Peter O'Toole ][ Neil Patrick Harris ][ Powers Boothe ][ Robert Loggia ][ Jonathan Hyde ]
Wer liebt, dem wachsen Flügel... (1999)
Vampires (1998)
[ James Woods ][ John Carpenter ][ Daniel Baldwin ][ Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ][ Thomas Ian Griffith ]
Left Luggage (1998)
[ Topol ]
The Eighteenth Angel (1998)
[ Stanley Tucci ][ Christopher McDonald ]
Deep Impact (1998)
[ Elijah Wood ][ Steven Spielberg ][ Morgan Freeman ][ Robert Duvall ][ Jon Favreau ]
Telling Lies in America (1997)
[ Kevin Bacon ][ Luke Wilson ][ Jonathan Rhys Meyers ][ Michael O'Keefe ][ Brad Renfro ]
Through Roses (1997)
The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years (1996)
[ Richard Chamberlain ]
The Vampyre Wars (1996)
[ Robert Englund ][ Chris Sarandon ]
Little Odessa (1994)
[ Edward Furlong ][ Tim Roth ][ Paul Guilfoyle ]
Abraham (1994)
[ Richard Harris ][ Kevin McNally ]
Candles in the Dark (1993)
[ Chad Lowe ]
Justiz (1993)
A Far Off Place (1993)
[ Ethan Embry ][ Robert John Burke ]
Stalin (1992)
[ Robert Duvall ][ Kevin McNally ]
Miss Rose White (1992)
[ D.B. Sweeney ]
Young Catherine (1991)
[ Christopher Plummer ][ Franco Nero ]
The Freshman (1990)
[ Marlon Brando ][ Matthew Broderick ][ B.D. Wong ][ Frank Whaley ][ Bruno Kirby ]
The Rose Garden (1989)
[ Peter Fonda ]
The Assisi Underground (1985)
[ James Mason ]
Morgen in Alabama (1984)
Îles, Les (1983)
[ Patrick Bauchau ]
The Phantom of the Opera (1983)
[ Michael York ]
The Chosen (1981)
[ Rod Steiger ][ Robby Benson ][ Ron Rifkin ][ Robert John Burke ][ Evan Handler ]
The Diary of Anne Frank (1980)
The Black Hole (1979)
[ Ernest Borgnine ][ Anthony Perkins ][ Roddy McDowall ][ Robert Forster ][ Slim Pickens ]
Amo non amo (1979)
[ Terence Stamp ]
Avalanche Express (1979)
[ Lee Marvin ][ Robert Shaw ][ Mike Connors ][ Joe Namath ]
Players (1979)
[ Steve Guttenberg ]
Julia (1977)
[ Jason Robards ][ John Glover ][ Hal Holbrook ][ Mark Metcalf ]
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
[ Sean Connery ][ Anthony Hopkins ][ Robert Redford ][ Gene Hackman ][ Michael Caine ]
Cross of Iron (1977)
[ David Warner ][ James Mason ][ Burkhard Driest ]
St. Ives (1976)
[ Jeff Goldblum ][ Charles Bronson ][ Robert Englund ][ Harris Yulin ][ Dana Elcar ]
Sarajevski atentat (1975)
[ Christopher Plummer ]
The Man in the Glass Booth (1975)
The Odessa File (1974)
[ Jon Voight ][ Derek Jacobi ]
The Rehearsal (1974)
[ Laurence Olivier ]
Fußgänger, Der (1973)
Paulina 1880 (1972)
Pope Joan (1972)
[ Keir Dullea ][ Franco Nero ]
Schloß, Das (1971)
Erste Liebe (1970)
Simón Bolívar (1969)
Krakatoa, East of Java (1969)
[ Brian Keith ][ Sal Mineo ][ Geoffrey Holder ]
Heidi (1968)
[ John Williams ]
The Desperate Ones (1968)
Counterpoint (1968)
[ Charlton Heston ][ Leslie Nielsen ]
The Deadly Affair (1966)
[ David Warner ][ James Mason ][ Sidney Lumet ][ Roy Kinnear ]
Return from the Ashes (1965)
[ Herbert Lom ]
Topkapi (1964)
[ Peter Ustinov ]
The Reluctant Saint (1962)
[ Ricardo Montalban ]
Sequestrati di Altona, I (1962)
[ Robert Wagner ]
Five Finger Exercise (1962)
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
[ William Shatner ][ Burt Lancaster ][ Spencer Tracy ][ Montgomery Clift ][ Richard Widmark ]
Hamlet, Prinz von Dänemark (1961)
[ Ricardo Montalban ]
The Three Musketeers (1960)
[ Vincent Price ]
The Fifth Column (1960)
[ Richard Burton ][ Ernest Hemingway ]
Child of Our Time (1959)
[ Boy George ]
Bernauerin, Die (1958)
Kinder der Berge (1958)
The Young Lions (1958)
[ Marlon Brando ][ Dean Martin ][ Montgomery Clift ][ Lee Van Cleef ]
Letzten werden die Ersten sein, Die (1957)
Taxichauffeur Bänz (1957)
Mädchen aus Flandern, Ein (1956)
Herz kehrt heim, Ein (1956)
Ehe des Dr. med. Danwitz, Die (1956)
Reifende Jugend (1955)
20. Juli, Der (1955)
Kinder, Mütter und ein General (1955)
[ Klaus Kinski ]


  • Brother of Maria Schell, Carl Schell and Immy Schell.
  • 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]
  • Father of a daughter born in 1989.
  • Son of actress Margarete Schell Noé.
  • 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)_ .
  • Godfather of actress Angelina Jolie
  • A part-time director, his compelling documentary Marlene (1984) was nominated for an Oscar in 1985 and his last film Meine Schwester Maria (2002) [My Sister Maria] chronicled the life, career and eventual diminished capacity of his noted actress sister Maria Schell.
  • 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 S. Levine and Claudio Abbado.
  • 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.

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