Was an Austrian-born Swiss actor  who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Judgment at Nuremberg in 1961. He is also a writer, director and producer of several films. Description above from the Wikipedia article Maximilian Schell, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Was an Austrian-born Swiss actor  who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Judgment at Nuremberg in 1961. He is also a writer, director and producer of several films. Description above from the Wikipedia article Maximilian Schell, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 114

Birthday 1930-12-08

Day of Death 2014-02-01

Place of Birth Vienna, Austria

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 Les brigands as Mr. Escher
2011 Jedermann Remixed
2009 Black Flowers as Jacob Krinsten
2009 Darkness
2008 The Brothers Bloom as Diamond Dog
2007 The Shell Seekers as Lawrence Sterne
2007 Die Rosenkönigin as Karl Friedrich Weidemann
2006 House of the Sleeping Beauties as Kogi
2006 Die Alpenklinik as Dr. Alexander Ohlendorf
2005 Die Liebe eines Priesters as Father Christoph
2004 The Return of the Dancing Master as Fernando Hereira
2003 Alles Glück dieser Erde as Xaver Schönborn
2003 Der Fürst und das Mädchen (40 episodes) as Friedrich Fürst von Thorwald (0 episodes)
2003 Menschen bei Maischberger (1 episode)
2002 Der Bestseller - Mord auf italienisch as Karl Steingraf
2002 My Sister Maria as Himself
2002 Liebe, Lügen, Leidenschaften (1 episode) as Franz Steininger
2001 Festival in Cannes as Viktor Kovner
2000 I Love You, Baby as Walter Ekland
1999 Joan of Arc (2 episodes) as Brother Jean le Maistre
1999 On the Wings of Love as Hochberg
1998 Vampires as Kardinal Alba
1998 Deep Impact as Jason Lerner
1998 Left Luggage as Mr. Silberschmidt
1997 Telling Lies In America as Dr. Istvan Jonas
1997 Zwischen Rosen as Carl Stern
1997 The Eighteenth Angel as Father Simeon
1996 The Vampyre Wars as Rodan
1996 The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years as Cardinal Vittorio
1995 The Harald Schmidt Show (2 episodes)
1994 Little Odessa as Arkady Shapira
1994 Abraham as Pharao
1993 Candles in the Dark as Colonel Arkush
1993 Justice as Isaak Kohler
1993 A Far Off Place as Col. Mopani Theron
1992 Stalin as Vladimir Lenin
1992 Miss Rose White as Mordecai Weiss
1991 Young Catherine (2 episodes) as Frederick the Great
1990 You Can't Live Like That as German Commentator
1990 The Freshman as Larry London
1990 Romy- Verleihung (1 episode) as himself
1989 The Rose Garden as Aaron
1987 Wiseguy (76 episodes)
1986 Peter the Great (4 episodes) as Peter the Great
1985 The Assisi Underground as Col. Müller
1985 Man Under Suspicion as Lawyer Landau
1984 Marlene as Himself
1983 Les îles as Fabrice
1983 The Phantom of the Opera as Sandor Korvin/Phantom
1981 The Chosen as Professor David Malter
1980 Heut' abend (1 episode)
1980 The Diary of Anne Frank as Otto Frank
1979 The Black Hole as Dr. Hans Reinhardt
1979 Together? as Giovanni
1979 Avalanche Express as Bunin
1979 Players as Marco
1979 Tales from the Vienna Woods as Theatre Visitor
1977 Julia as Johann
1977 A Bridge Too Far as General der Waffen-SS Wilhelm Bittrich
1977 Cross of Iron as Hauptmann Stransky
1976 St. Ives as Dr. John Constable
1975 The Day That Shook the World as Đuro Šarac
1975 The Man in the Glass Booth as Arthur Goldman
1974 The Odessa File as Eduard Roschmann
1973 The Pedestrian as Andreas Giese
1972 Pope Joan as Adrian
1971 V.I.P. Schaukel (1 episode)
1970 First Love as Vater
1969 Simón Bolívar as Simón Bolívar
1968 Krakatoa, East of Java as Captain Chris Hanson
1968 Heidi as Richard Sessemann
1968 The Three Musketeers (19 episodes) (18 episodes)
1968 The Castle as K
1968 Counterpoint as Gen. Schiller
1967 The Desperate Ones as Marek
1966 Die venezianischen Zwillinge as Zanetto und Tonio
1966 The Deadly Affair as Dieter Frey
1966 John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums as German Narrator
1966 Goldene Kamera Verleihung (1 episode) as Laudatio
1965 Return from the Ashes as Stanislaw Pilgrin
1965 Der seidene Schuh as Don Rodrigo
1964 Topkapi as Walter Harper
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1 episode)
1962 The Reluctant Saint as Giuseppe
1962 The Condemned of Altona as Franz von Gerlach
1962 Five Finger Exercise as Walter
1961 Judgment at Nuremberg as Hans Rolfe
1961 Hamlet, Prince of Denmark as Hamlet
1960 The Fifth Column
1959 Eine Dummheit macht auch der Gescheiteste as Jegor Dmitritsch Glumow
1959 Stars in der Manege (1 episode)
1959 Die sechste Frau as Henry Howard
1958 Die Bernauerin as Herzog Albrecht von Bayern
1958 Kinder der Berge as Josef Ospel
1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1 episode)
1958 The Young Lions as Capt. Hardenberg
1958 Der Meisterdieb
1957 Die Letzten werden die Ersten sein as Lorenz Darrandt
1957 Taxichauffeur Bänz as Toni Schellenberg
1956 Ein Herz kehrt heim as Wolfgang Thomas, beider Sohn
1956 Die Ehe des Dr. med. Danwitz as Dr. Oswald Hauser
1956 The Girl from Flanders as Alexander Haller
1955 Reifende Jugend as Jürgen Sengebusch
1955 The Plot to Assassinate Hitler as Mitglied des Kreisauer Kreises
1955 Children, Mother, and the General as Soldat, der nicht mehr mitmacht
1953 The Academy Awards (4 episodes)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)
1951 Deutscher Filmpreis (Lola) (3 episodes) as himself
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show (1 episode)
1948 Bambi-Verleihung (2 episodes) as himself (1 episode) as Laudatio


2002 My Sister Maria Director
1993 Candles in the Dark Director
1984 Marlene Director
1979 Tales from the Vienna Woods Director
1975 End of the Game Director
1973 The Pedestrian Director
1970 First Love Director
1967 Alles zum Guten Director


1979 Tales from the Vienna Woods Writer
1975 End of the Game Screenplay
1973 The Pedestrian Writer
1971 Trotta Screenplay
1968 The Castle Writer


2002 My Sister Maria Executive Producer
1979 Tales from the Vienna Woods Producer

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