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Maximilian Schell

Academy Award-winning Swiss Actor
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Born Dec 8, 1930

Maximilian Schell is 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.

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CHILDHOOD

1930 Birth Born on December 8, 1930.
1938 7 Years Old The Schell family moved to Zurich, Switzerland in 1938, where young Maximilian went on to serve in the Swiss Army, achieving the rank of corporal. … Read More

TWENTIES

1952 21 Years Old In addition to his international film career, Schell has been active as director, writer and actor in European theatre, making his stage debut in 1952, three years before his first cinematic role.
1958 27 Years Old Schell made his Hollywood debut in 1958 in the World War II film The Young Lions.
1959 28 Years Old In 1959, he appeared as Hans Rolfe, the defense attorney, in a live Playhouse 90 television production of Judgment at Nuremberg.

THIRTIES

1961 30 Years Old In 1961, he reprised the role on film, winning the Academy Award for Best Actor. 1974's The Pedestrian, which Schell wrote, produced, directed, and starred in, was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film. … Read More

FORTIES

1972 41 Years Old In 1972 he starred as 'Deeley' in Peter Hall's German language premiére of Harold Pinter's Old Times at the Burgtheater in Vienna.
1977 46 Years Old In 1977 he directed Tales from the Vienna Woods at the National Theatre in London.

LATE ADULTHOOD

2000 69 Years Old In 2000, he collapsed and was diagnosed with pancreatitis related to his diabetes. … Read More
2002 71 Years Old …  In 2002, he released My Sister Maria, a documentary about his late sister Maria Schell. … Read More
2003 72 Years Old Since the 1990s, Schell has appeared in many German language made-for-TV films, such as the 2003 film Alles Glück dieser Erde (All the Luck in the World) opposite Uschi Glas and in the television miniseries The Return of the Dancing Master (2004), which was based on Henning Mankell's novel.
2006 75 Years Old In 2006 he appeared in Arthur Miller's Resurrection Blues directed by Robert Altman in London at the Old Vic.
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