Maximilian Schell 1930-2014


The Austrian-born Old Hollywood star Maximilian Schell passed away today at the age of 83. He was most known for his Oscar winning role in the 1961 film Judgment at Nuremberg, where he played the attorney for Burt Lancaster's judge accused of collaborating with the Nazis during WWII. His other significant parts were in movies like Topkapi (1964), The Man in the Glass Booth (1975), Julia (1977), Deep Impact (1998), and in his later career he became a director of many German films, notably Marlene, the famous 1984 documentary about Marlene Dietrich.

Here he is winning his Oscar for Judgement at Nuremberg (which is an incredible movie, by the way- you should definitely seek it out if you haven't seen it):