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Maximilian Schell

Maximilian Schell

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Born: December 8, 1930 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Austria Profession: Cast ...
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1948:
Served in the Swiss Army, achieving the rank of corporal
1953:
Began acting at the Basel Theater
1955:
First film appearance, "Kinder, Mütter und ein General"
1958:
Made Hollywood debut in Edward Dmytryk's "The Young Lions"; starred Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, and Dean Martin
1958:
Made American stage debut in Ira Levin's "Interlock"
1959:
Played defense attorney, Hans Rolfe in the Playhouse 90 television production of "Judgment at Nuremberg" (CBS)
1961:
Reprised role of defense attorney for Stanley Kramer's film adaptaion of "Judgment at Nuremberg"
1962:
Cast as an insane Nazi war criminal in Vittorio De Sica's "The Condemned of Altona"
1962:
Re-teamed with Dmytryk for "The Reluctant Saint"
1964:
Co-starred as a gentleman thief in the heist film, "Topkapi"
1965:
Made London stage debut in John Osborne's "A Patriot for Me"
1968:
Made debut as writer/producer, "Das Schloss/The Castle"; also starred in the title role of 'K'
1969:
Reprised stage role in John Osborne's "A Patriot for Me" on Broadway
1970:
Made directorial debut with "First Love"; also co-produced, co-adapted and starred in; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film
1973:
Directed "The Pedestrian"; again produced, scripted and acted; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film
1975:
Starred in Arthur Hiller's adaptation of "The Man in the Glass Booth"; earned a Best Actor Oscar nomination
1976:
Co-starred with Charles Bronson in J. Lee Thompson's "St. Ives"
1977:
Played Captain Stransky in Sam Peckinpah's only war film, "Cross of Iron"
1977:
First film with Vanessa Redgrave, "Julia"; earned a Supporting Actor Oscar nomination
1979:
Starred in the sci-fi feature, "The Black Hole"
1980:
Played the part of Anne Frank's father (played by Melissa Gilbert) in the NBC TV-movie, "The Diary of Anne Frank"
1983:
Starred in the CBS TV-move remake of "The Phantom of the Opera"
1984:
Directed the documentary film "Marlene," based on his tape-recorded interview with Marlene Dietrich who refused to appear onscreen; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature
1986:
Played the title role in the NBC miniseries, "Peter the Great"; also starred Vanessa Redgrave and Laurence Olivier
1990:
Joined the final season of CBS' "Wiseguy" as wealthy businessman Amado Guzman
1990:
Acted opposite Marlon Brando and Matthew Broderick in the comedy, "The Freshman"
1991:
Played 'Frederick the Great' opposite Redgrave's Empress Elizabeth in the TNT miniseries, "Young Catherine"
1992:
Cast as Lenin, opposite Robert Duvall in the title role of "Stalin" (HBO)
1992:
Received an Emmy nomination for his performance in the NBC movie, "Miss Rose White"
1993:
Directed and acted in the Family Channel movie, "Candles in the Dark"; also starred with wife Natasha
1994:
Once again collaborated with Redgrave in "Little Odessa"
1998:
Appeared as a concentration camp survivor in Jeroen Krabbe's directorial debut, "Left Luggage"
1998:
Once again acted with Redgrave in Mimi Leder's "Deep Impact"
1998:
Played Catholic clergymen in both "The Eighteenth Angel" and "John Carpenter's Vampires"
2001:
Co-starred in the PBS production, "The Song of the Lark"
2001:
Acted in a Broadway production of "Judgment at Nuremberg"
2001:
Directed a Los Angeles Opera production of "Lohengrin"
2002:
Filmed "My Sister Maria," a documentary about the career of and his relationship with Maria Schell
2003:
Appeared in the German TV series, "Der Fürst und das Mädchen"
2004:
Cast in the German mini-series, "The Return of the Dancing Master," based on Henning Mankell's novel
2009:
Acted in the comedy caper film, "The Brothers Bloom"

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