Quotes by Maximilian Schell

About Maximilian Schell:

Maximilian Schell was an Austrian and Swiss film and stage actor, who also wrote, directed and produced some of his own films. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 1961 American film Judgment at Nuremberg, his second acting role in Hollywood. His parents were involved in the arts and he grew up surrounded by acting and literature. While he was a child, his family fled Vienna in 1938 when Austria was annexed by Nazi Germany, and they settled in Zurich, Switzerland. After World War II ended, Schell took up acting or directing full-time. He appeared in numerous German films, often anti-war, before moving on to Hollywood.

Author Bio

  • NameMaximilian Schell
  • DescriptionAustrian-Swiss film and stage actor
  • BornDecember 8, 1930
  • DiedFebruary 1, 2014
  • CountrySwitzerland; Austria
  • ProfessionActor; Film Director; Film Producer; Autobiographer
  • AwardsAcademy Award For Best Actor; Verdienstkreuz 1. Klasse Des Verdienstordens Der Bundesrepublik Deutschland; Romy; Austrian Decoration For Science And Art; Steiger Award