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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Maximilian Schell (1930-2014)

Internationally acclaimed film and stage actor Maximillian Schell has passed away at the age of 83, reported today on The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, and ABC News, among other news sources.

Among his distinguished film credits: 1971's Pope Joan starring Liv Ullmann and Olivia de Havilland.

In Pope Joan, which also starred Liv Ullmann and Olivia de Havilland

In Judgment at Nuremberg, which also starred Spencer Tracy and Burt Lancaster

According to the AP, Mr Schell was also a successful concert pianist and conductor, performing with such luminaries as Claudio Abbado and Leonard Bernstein, and with orchestras in Berlin and Vienna.

Mr Schell's film credits include:

1958 The Young Lions
1961 Judgment at Nurenberg (Oscar for Best Actor)
1964 Topkapi
1966 The Deadly Affair
1967 Counterpoint
1972 Pope Joan (co-starring Olivia de Havilland)
1974 The Odessa File
1975 The Man in the Glass Booth (Oscar nomination)
1977 A Bridge Too Far
1977 Julia  (Oscar nomination)
1979 The Black Hole
1984 Marlene (documentary on Marlene Dietrich, which was nominated for an Academy Award)
1990 The Freshman
1993 A Fair Off Place
1994 Little Odessa
1998 Deep Impact
2002 My Sister Maria (documentary on his sister, actress Maria Schell)
2008 The Brothers Bloom


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