Maximilian Schell Actor

Maximilian schell

Maximilian Schell (born 8 December 1930) 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. Schell was born in Vienna, Austria, the son of Margarethe (née Noe von Nordberg), an actress who ran an acting school, and Hermann Ferdinand Schell, a Swiss poet, novelist, playwright, and owner of a pharmacy. His parents were Roman Catholics. Schell's late elder sister, Maria Schell, was also an actress; as are their two other siblings, Carl and Immy (Immaculata) Schell. 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. He began acting at the Basel Theater. Schell made his Hollywood debut in 1958 in the World War II film The Young Lions. In 1959, he appeared as Hans Rolfe, the defense attorney, in a live Playhouse 90 television production of Judgment at Nuremberg. In 1961, he reprised the role on film, winning the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Personal details

Date of birth
December 8th, 1930
Nationality
Austria,Switzerland
Date of death
February 1st, 2014 at age of 83
Place of death
Innsbruck, Austria
Ethnicity
Swiss
Places lived
Vienna
pop. 1,731,236 (2012)

Family

Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children

Education

1. University of Zurich Colleges/University

The University of Zurich (UZH, German: Universität Zürich), located in the city of Zurich, is the largest university in Switzerland, with over 25,000 students. It was founded in 1833 from the existing colleges of theology, law, medicine and a new faculty of philosophy.

Type Public university
Founded
1833
Headquarters
Rämistrasse 71, CH-8006 - Zürich, Canton of Zürich
Undergraduates
2013. 14,943
2010. 13,116
Postgraduates
2013. 10,772
2010. 8,418
Local tuition
2012. 720 SFr.
2011. 640 SFr.
Official web page www.uzh.ch
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended University of Zurich connected by profession and/or age

b. 1968., Actor
b. 1929., Novelist
b. 1928., Academic
b. 1926., Academic
b. 1926., Writer
b. 1926., Academic
b. 1931., Scientist
b. 1928., Writer

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama416.73
Action76.29
Sci-Fi26.7
War57.34
History77.19
Adventure76.49
Comedy66.85
Thriller75.93
Horror35.17
Crime56.68
Family36.37
Biography67.12
Mystery45.28
Music26.3
Documentary27.4
Romance26.85

1. Darkness (2009)

Horror
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0
Dana Synková
,
Roman Synek
,
Martin Němec

Darkness is a 2009 horror film written by Martin Nemec and directed by Juraj Herz.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Martin Němec
Jiri Machane
Czech, German
Czech Republic

2. The Brothers Bloom (2008)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama
played Diamond Dog
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
113.0
,
Ram Bergman
10 Show list $20M

The Brothers Bloom is a 2008 American caper comedy film written and directed by Rian Johnson. The film stars Mark Ruffalo, Adrien Brody, Rachel Weisz, Ricky Jay, Rinko Kikuchi, and Robbie Coltrane. Originally released in only four theaters on May 15, 2009, the film moved into wide release two weeks later on May 29.

Awards

Top cast

Stephen
The Curator
Penelope Stamp
Bloom
Bang Bang
The Duke
Young Bloom
Young Stephen
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Steve Yedlin
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor
The Brothers Bloom: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
English, French, Czech, Japanese
United States of America

3. Bernstein: Beethoven Cycle 2 (2008)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
141.0

Awards

Top cast

4. House of the Sleeping Beauties (2006)

Drama, Thriller
played Kogi
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
99.0
,
Raymond Tarabay
3 Show list

Awards

Top cast

Herr Gold
Edmond
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Nikolaus Glowna
Ciro Cappellari
German
Germany

5. Festival in Cannes (2001)

Comedy
played Viktor Kovner
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
99.0
John Goldstone
,
Judith Wolinsky
Victoria Foyt
,
8 Show list

Festival in Cannes is a 2001 film directed by Henry Jaglom. The plot is an entertainment industry farce about filmmakers trying to make deals during the Cannes Film Festival. Cannes, 1999. Alice, an actress, wants to direct an indie picture. Kaz, a talkative deal maker, promises $3 million if she'll use Millie, an aging French star. But, Rick, a big producer, needs Millie for a small part in a fall movie or he loses his star, Tom Hanks. Is Kaz for real? Can Rick sweet-talk Alice and sabotage Kaz to keep Millie from taking that deal? Millie consults with Victor, her ex, about which picture to make, Rick needs money, an ingenue named Blue is discovered, Kaz hits on Victor's new love, and Rick's factotum connects with Blue. Knives go in various backs. Wheels spin. Which deals - and pairings - will be consummated? In Cannes, actress Alice Palmer wants to have her debut in the cinema industry as director and her two friends have written a screenplay for Gena Rowlands. However they are approached by the counterfeit crasher Kaz Naiman who convinces them to rewrite the scrip for the famous French actress Millie Marquand currently at the festival.

Awards

Top cast

Milo's Girlfriend
Millie's Escort
Rick Yorkin
Alice Palmer
Millie Marquand
Bert Shuster
Paparazzo
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Jo Kissak
English
United States of America

6. Masterpiece Theatre: The Song of the Lark (2001)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
120.0
1 Show list

Masterpiece Theatre: The Song of the Lark is a 2001 film directed by Karen Arthur.

Awards

Top cast

Jesse Darcy
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

7. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hamlet (1999)

Comedy, Sci-Fi
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
98.0

Awards

Top cast

8. Deep Impact (1998)

Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
played Jason Lerner
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
121.0
19 Show list 1 Show list $75M

Deep Impact is a 1998 American science fiction disaster film directed by Mimi Leder, written by Bruce Joel Rubin and Michael Tolkin, and starring Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave, Maximilian Schell, Leelee Sobieski, and Morgan Freeman. Steven Spielberg served as an executive producer of this film. It was released by Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks in the United States on May 8, 1998. The film depicts the attempts to prepare for and destroy a 7-mile-wide comet, which is to collide with the Earth and cause a mass extinction. Deep Impact was released during the same summer as a similarly themed rival, Armageddon, which fared better at the box office, while astronomers described Deep Impact as being more scientifically accurate. Deep Impact grossed over $349 million worldwide on an $80 million production budget. This is the final film of cinematographer Dietrich Lohmann.

Awards

1999 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Top cast

President Tom Beck
Leo Biederman
Spurgeon Tanner
Gus Partenza
Alan Rittenhouse
Don Biederman
Robin Lerner
Otis Hefter
Oren Monash
Tim Urbanska
Jenny Lerner
Sarah Hotchner
Eric Vennekor
Andrea Baker
Mark Simon
Mike Perry
Theo Van Sertema
Beth Stanley
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Impact event
Doomsday event
Dietrich Lohmann
Ruth Myers
Deep Impact
English
United States of America

9. Vampires (1998)

Action, Horror, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
107.0
Sandy King
Don Jakoby
1 Show list $20M

Vampires, also known as John Carpenter's Vampires, is a 1998 American western-horror film directed and scored by John Carpenter. Adapted from the novel Vampire$ by John Steakley, the film stars James Woods as Jack Crow, leader of a Catholic Church-sanctioned team of vampire hunters. The plot is centered on Crow's efforts to prevent a centuries-old cross from falling into the hands of Valek, a master vampire. Vampires also stars Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee, Thomas Ian Griffith, Tim Guinee and Maximilian Schell. Two sequels followed: Vampires: Los Muertos in 2002 and Vampires: The Turning in 2005.

Awards

Top cast

Jack Crow
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Vampires
English
United States of America

10. Left Luggage (1998)

Drama
played Mr. Silberschmidt
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
,
Dave Schram
,
Hans Pos
Edwin de Vries
8 Show list

Left Luggage is a 1998 Dutch film directed by Jeroen Krabbé.

Awards

Top cast

Concierge
Mr. Kalman
Mrs. Kalman
Chaya Silberschmidt
Yacov Apfelschnitt
Mrs. Silberschmidt
Mr. Goldman
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Walther van den Ende
Bernadette Corstens
,
Yan Tax
Hebrew, English, Yiddish
Belgium, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States of America

11. The Eighteenth Angel (1998)

Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
88.0
William Bindley
1 Show list $25M

The Eighteenth Angel is a 1998 horror film directed by William Bindley.

Awards

Top cast

Todd Stanton
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

12. Telling Lies in America (1997)

Drama, Music
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
101.0
5 Show list $4M

Telling Lies in America is a 1997 drama film directed by Guy Ferland and written by Joe Eszterhas.

Awards

Top cast

Billy Magic
Henry
Kevin Boyle
Karchy 'Chucky' Jonas
Diney Majeski
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Nicholas Pike
Reynaldo Villalobos
Laura Cunningham Bauer
English
United States of America

13. Claudio Abbado: In Portrait (1996)

Documentary, Music
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
59.0
Evelyn Paulmann
Paul Smaczny

Claudio Abbado: In Portrait is a 1996 music documentary film directed by Paul Smaczny.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Nyika Jancsó
German
Germany

14. Little Odessa (1994)

Crime, Drama
played Arkady Shapira
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
98.0
9 Show list $2.3M

Little Odessa is an American crime film released in 1995 by James Gray, in his directorial debut, featuring Tim Roth, Edward Furlong, Moira Kelly and Vanessa Redgrave. The film earned a Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival and the prestigious Grand Prix of the Belgian Film Critics Association. It also earned admiration from French master Claude Chabrol.

Awards

Top cast

Joshua Shapira
Irina Shapira
Reuben Shapira
Boris Volkoff
Alla Shustervich
Sasha
Actress on Television
Grandma Tsilya
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Dana Sano
Michael Clancy
English
United States of America

15. A Far Off Place (1993)

Adventure, Drama, Family
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
107.0
Robert Caswell
,
Sally Robinson
,
1 Show list

A Far Off Place is a 1993 adventure drama family film starring Reese Witherspoon, Ethan Randall, Jack Thompson, and Maximilian Schell. The filming locations were in Namibia and Zimbabwe. It is based on Laurens van der Post's works, A Far-Off Place and its prequel A Story Like the Wind.

Awards

Top cast

Nonnie Parker
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
A Far Off Place
English
United States of America

16. Justice (1993)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
106.0

Justice is a 1993 German-language film directed by Hans W. Geißendörfer. It was an international co-production between Germany and Switzerland. Based on the 1985 novel The Execution of Justice by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, the film was chosen as Germany's official submission to the 66th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, but did not manage to receive a nomination.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
German
Germany, Switzerland

17. The Freshman (1990)

Comedy, Crime
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
102.0
Mike Lobell
4 Show list

The Freshman is a 1990 American crime comedy film starring Marlon Brando and Matthew Broderick, in which Brando parodies his portrayal of Vito Corleone in The Godfather. It is written and directed by Andrew Bergman. The plot revolves around a young New York film student's entanglement into an illicit business of offering exotic and endangered animals as specialty food items, including his being tasked with delivering a Komodo Dragon for this purpose.

Awards

Top cast

Carmine Sabatini
Clark Kellogg
Tina Sabatini
Arthur Fleeber
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Sicilian Mafia
Julie Weiss
English
United States of America

18. The Rosegarden (1989)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
112.0
2 Show list

The Rosegarden is a 1989 drama film directed by Fons Rademakers.

Awards

Top cast

Herbert
Paessler
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Monika Jacobs
English, Dutch
Austria, United States of America, Netherlands, West Germany, Germany

19. Man Under Suspicion (1984)

Thriller
played Lawyer Landau
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
123.0
,
Thomas Petz
,
Dagmar Kekulé
6 Show list 2 Show list

Man Under Suspicion is a 1984 West German film directed by Norbert Kückelmann.

Awards

1984 German Film Award for Best Feature Film
1984 German Film Award for Best Overall Acting Performance

Top cast

Commissioner Sommer
Reporter 'Watergate'
Jessica Kranz
Attorney-General
Presiding Magistrate
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Markus Urchs
Jürgen Jürges
Ute Schwippert
German
West Germany

20. The Chosen (1981)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
107.0
1 Show list

The Chosen is a 1981 drama film directed by Jeremy Kagan, based on the bestselling book of the same name by Chaim Potok published in 1967. It stars Maximilian Schell and Rod Steiger. It won three awards at the 1981 Montréal World Film Festival.

Awards

Top cast

Danny Saunders
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ruth Morley
English
United States of America

21. The Black Hole (1979)

Action, Adventure, Family
played Dr. Hans Reinhardt
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
98.0
Gerry Day
,
Jeb Rosebrook
9 Show list $20M

The Black Hole is a 1979 American science fiction film directed by Gary Nelson for Walt Disney Productions. The film stars Maximilian Schell, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms, Yvette Mimieux, Anthony Perkins, and Ernest Borgnine, while the voices of the main robot characters are provided by Roddy McDowall and Slim Pickens. The music for the movie was composed by John Barry.

Awards

Top cast

Captain Dan Holland
Harry Booth
V.I.N.CENT
Dr. Alex Durant
Dr. Kate McCrae
Lieutenant Charles Pizer
Captain S.T.A.R.
Drone with Mask Removed
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Frank V. Phillips
Bill Thomas
The Black Hole
English
United States of America

22. Avalanche Express (1979)

Action, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
88.0
Monte Hellman
,
3 Show list

Avalanche Express is a 1979 cold war adventure thriller film produced and directed by Mark Robson, about the struggle over a defecting Russian general. It starred Lee Marvin, Robert Shaw, Maximilian Schell, and Linda Evans. The screenplay by Abraham Polonsky was based on the novel by Colin Forbes. Both Shaw and Robson died near the end of shooting.

Awards

Top cast

Marenkov
Wargrave
Elsa Lang
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English, Irish
United States of America, Republic of Ireland

23. Julia (1977)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
116.0
Richard A. Roth
5 Show list 12 Show list

Julia is a 1977 drama film directed by Fred Zinnemann, from a screenplay by Alvin Sargent. It is based on Lillian Hellman's book Pentimento, a chapter of which purports to tell the story of her relationship with an alleged lifelong friend, "Julia," who fought against the Nazis in the years prior to World War II. The film was produced by Richard Roth, with Julien Derode as executive producer and Tom Pevsner as associate producer. Julia was received positively from the critics and was nominated for eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for Fred Zinnemann and Best Actress for Jane Fonda. It ended up winning three awards, Best Supporting Actor for Jason Robards, Best Supporting Actress for Vanessa Redgrave, and Best Adapted Screenplay for Alvin Sargent's script. Julia was the first film to win both supporting actor categories since The Last Picture Show six years earlier in 1971, and would be followed by Hannah and Her Sisters nine years later in 1986.

Awards

1979 BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
1979 BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
1979 BAFTA Award for Best Film
1979 BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay
1978 David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actress
1978 David di Donatello European David Award
1978 Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Drama
1977 Academy Award for Best Screenplay
1977 Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
1977 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
1977 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama
1977 Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Top cast

Anne Marie
Dashiell Hammett
Lillian Hellman
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Anthea Sylbert
,
Joan Bridge
English, Russian, German, French
United States of America

24. Cross of Iron (1977)

Action, Drama, War
played Capt. Hauptmann Stransky
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
119.0
,
Alex Winitsky
,
Arlene Sellers
Walter Kelley
, ,
7 Show list $6M

Cross of Iron is a British-German 1977 war film directed by Sam Peckinpah, featuring James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason and David Warner. The film is set on the Eastern Front in World War II during the Soviets' Caucasus operations against the Wehrmacht's Kuban bridgehead on the Taman Peninsula in late 1943. The film focuses on the class conflict between a newly arrived, aristocratic Prussian officer who covets winning the Iron Cross and a cynical, battle-hardened infantry NCO. The screenplay was based on the 1956 novel The Willing Flesh by Willi Heinrich, a fictional work that may be loosely based on the true story of Johann Schwerdfeger. Exteriors were shot on location in SFR Yugoslavia. They are notable for using a significant number of authentic tanks and equipment.

Awards

Top cast

Capt. Hauptmann Kiesel
Unteroffizier / Sgt. Feldwebel Rolf Steiner
Col. Oberst Brandt
Michail
Unteroffizier Krüger
Sister Eva
Gefreiter Kern
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
World War II
Cross of Iron
French, Russian, English, German
United Kingdom, West Germany

25. A Bridge Too Far (1977)

Drama, History, War
played Lieutenant General Bittrich
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
176.0
,
Richard P. Levine
58 Show list 5 Show list $26M

A Bridge Too Far is a 1977 epic war film based on the 1974 book of the same name by Cornelius Ryan, adapted by William Goldman. It was produced by Joseph E. Levine and Richard P. Levine and directed by Richard Attenborough. The film tells the story of the failure of Operation Market Garden during World War II, the Allied attempt to break through German lines and seize several bridges in the occupied Netherlands, including one at Arnhem, with the main objective of outflanking German defences. The name for the film comes from an unconfirmed comment attributed to British Lieutenant-General Frederick Browning, deputy commander of the First Allied Airborne Army, who told Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, the operation's architect, before the operation: "I think we may be going a bridge too far." The ensemble cast includes Dirk Bogarde, Ryan O'Neal, James Caan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Edward Fox, Elliott Gould, Anthony Hopkins, Gene Hackman, Hardy Krüger, Laurence Olivier, Robert Redford, Maximilian Schell and Liv Ullmann. The music was scored by John Addison, who had served in the British XXX Corps during Market Garden.

Awards

1978 BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
1978 BAFTA Award for Best Sound
1978 BAFTA Award for Best Film Music
1978 BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
1977 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor

Top cast

Lieutenant Colonel J.O.E. Vandeleur
Lt James Megellas
Lieutenant Colonel Frost
Staff Sergeant Dohun
Major General Urquhart
Major General Sosabowski
Lieutenant Colonel Giles Vandeleur
Robert Sink
Corporal Davies
Major Julian Cook
R.A.F. Met. Officer
Lieutenant Rafferty
Lunatic Wearing Glasses
Private Simmonds
Trooper Binns
Doctor Spaander
Gen. Maxwell Taylor
Lieutenant General Horrocks
Captain Glass
German Lieutenant #2
Sergeant Macdonald
Colonel Sims
Brig. Gen. James M. Gavin
Brigadier Lathbury
Regimental Sergeant Major
Major Carlyle
Soldier #17
Lieutenant Cornish
Kate Ter Horst
Major General Ludwig
'Taffy' Brace
Major Steele
Grenadier Guards Major
Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt
Private 'Ginger' Marsh
R.A.F. Briefing Officer
U.S. Radio Operator
Lieutenant General Browning
U.S. Engineer
Organist
U.S. Medical Colonel
Captain Cleminson
Private Wicks
Lieutenant Colonel Mackenzie
Major Fuller
Captain 'Harry' Bestebreurtje
British Medical Officer
German Sentry
Soldier #3
U.S. Padre
Private Vincent
Corporal Robbins
Field Marshal Model
Colonel Frost's Aide
British Wireless Operator
British Padre
Soldier #16
Soldier #19
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
War
Airborne forces
Military campaign
U.S. 101st Airborne Division
Operation Market Garden
Netherlands in World War II
XXX Corps
82nd Airborne Division
World War II
1st Airborne Division
Combat
Military branch
Anthony Mendleson
A Bridge Too Far
English
United States of America, United Kingdom

26. St. Ives (1976)

Action, Crime, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
94.0
2 Show list

St. Ives is a 1976 American action film directed by J. Lee Thompson and starring Charles Bronson.

Awards

Top cast

Hood #3
Janet Whistler
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

27. The Day That Shook the World (1975)

Drama, History
played Djuro Sarac
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
111.0
,
Stevan Bulajic
, ,
Vladimír Bor
6 Show list

The Day That Shook the World is a 1975 Czechoslovak-Yugoslav-German co-production film directed by Veljko Bulajić, starring Christopher Plummer and Florinda Bolkan. The film is about the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie in Sarajevo in 1914 and the immediate aftermath that led to the outbreak of World War I. When the only surviving heir to Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria-Hungary, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, was killed by Gavrilo Princip, a Serbian nationalist, on 28 June 1914, his death set in motion a chain of events that resulted in the First World War. The movie chronicles the events surrounding that death and its aftermath. The assassination gave the Germans and Austrians reason to fear that the Russian Empire was actively fomenting unrest in the Balkans, since Serbia was a bone of contention throughout the region. Upon its release, The Day That Shook the World was met with mixed reviews. The New York Times critic described the film as a "footnote to history that is rarely moving". The movie was dubbed in theatres and has aired only once on television, on Czechoslovak Television two years after its release in cinemas.

Awards

Top cast

Archduke Ferdinand
Gavrilo Princip
Emperor Franz Joseph I
Mehmedbasic
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria
,
Juan Carlos Calderón
Jan Curík
Branko Hundic
,
Jan Kropáček
German, English, Serbo-Croatian, Czech
Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, West Germany

28. The Man in the Glass Booth (1975)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
117.0

The Man in the Glass Booth is a 1975 American drama film directed by Arthur Hiller. The screenplay was adapted from Robert Shaw's 1967 novel and 1968 stage play, both of the same name. The novel was the second in a trilogy of novels, preceded by The Flag, and followed by A Card from Morocco. The plot may have been inspired by the kidnap and trial of the German Nazi SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann, who was one of the major organizers of the Holocaust.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
The Holocaust
English
United States of America

29. The Odessa File (1974)

Drama, Thriller
played Eduard Roschmann
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
120.0
John R. Sloan
,
Sir John Woolf
17 Show list

The Odessa File is a 1974 thriller film adaptation of the novel The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth, about a struggle between a young German reporter and the ODESSA, an organization for ex-Nazis. The film stars Jon Voight and was directed by Ronald Neame, with a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Awards

Top cast

Peter Miller
Klaus Wenzer
Tauber's Voice
Frau Miller
Israeli General
General Glücks
General Greifer
David Porath
Franz Bayer
Gustav Mackensen
Werner Deilman
Alfred Oster
Sigi
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
German, English
United Kingdom, West Germany

30. The Pedestrian (1973)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
97.0
3 Show list

The Pedestrian is a 1973 film directed by Maximilian Schell. It is about the trial of an elderly war criminal. The film was a co-production between companies in Germany, Switzerland and Israel.

Awards

1974 German Film Award for Best Overall Acting Performance
1974 German Film Award for Best Feature Film
1973 Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
German, French, English
Israel, Germany, West Germany, Switzerland

31. Pope Joan (1972)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
132.0
1 Show list

Pope Joan is a 1972 British, mediaeval costume drama film based on the story of Pope Joan. Even though modern consensus generally disputes Pope Joan as legendary, in this film she is treated as fact. It was directed by Michael Anderson and has a cast which includes Liv Ullmann, Olivia de Havilland, Lesley-Anne Down, Franco Nero and Maximilian Schell. The soundtrack was composed by, Maurice Jarre, the father of the notable electronica pioneer, Jean Michel Jarre. Additional choral music was provided by The Sistine Chapel Choir, directed by Domenico Bartolucci. The film was released on DVD in 2003 on Region 1 format disc. It was also re-titled in some areas as The Devil's Imposter, with much material cut. It has recently been re-edited with previously unreleased footage to make a whole new film called She… Who Would Be Pope.

Awards

Top cast

Mother Superior
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom

32. First Love (1970)

Drama, History, Romance
played Father
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
89.0
John Gould
,
8 Show list 1 Show list

First Love is a 1970 film, written, directed, and starred in by Austrian director Maximilian Schell. It is an adaptation of Ivan Turgenev's homonymous novella starring Schell, Dominique Sanda, and John Moulder-Brown.

Awards

1971 German Film Award for Best Feature Film

Top cast

Sinaida
Lt. Belovzorov
Maidanov
Dr. Lushin
Princess Zasekina
Alexander
Nirmatsky
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Erna Horn
German
Switzerland, Hungary, Germany

33. Simón Bolívar (1969)

Biography, Drama, History
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet

Simón Bolívar is a 1969 historical drama biographical film written by Jose Luis Dibildos, Enrique Llovet, Rafael Mateo and John Melson and directed by Alessandro Blasetti.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Simón Bolívar
Spanish

34. Krakatoa, East of Java (1969)

Adventure, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
131.0
,
William R. Forman
Cliff Gould
,
1 Show list

Krakatoa, East of Java is a disaster film starring Maximilian Schell and Brian Keith. The film was nominated for Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.

Awards

Top cast

Leoncavallo Borghese
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

35. Counterpoint (1968)

Drama, War
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
107.0
1 Show list

Counterpoint is an 1968 epic war film starring Charlton Heston, Maximilian Schell, and Leslie Nielsen. It is based on the novel The General by Alan Sillitoe. In the United States the film was released as a double feature with Sergeant Ryker a 1963 television film starring Lee Marvin.

Awards

Top cast

Victor Rice
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
World War II
English
United States of America

36. The Castle (1968)

Drama, Mystery
played K
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0
2 Show list

The Castle is a 1968 West German film directed by Rudolf Noelte and starring Maximilian Schell, Cordula Trantow, Trudik Daniel and Helmut Qualtinger. It is based on the 1926 eponymous novel by Franz Kafka. It was chosen as West Germany's official submission to the 44th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, but did not manage to receive a nomination. It was also listed to compete at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival, but the festival was cancelled due to the events of May 1968 in France.

Awards

1968 German Film Award for Best Cinematography
1968 German Film Award for Best Production Design

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Wolfgang Treu
German
West Germany

37. The Deadly Affair (1966)

Crime, Drama, Mystery
played Dieter Frey
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
108.0
27 Show list

The Deadly Affair is a 1966 British espionage–thriller film, based on John le Carré's first novel Call for the Dead. The film stars James Mason, Harry Andrews, Simone Signoret and Maximilian Schell and was directed by Sidney Lumet from a script by Paul Dehn. In it George Smiley, the central character of the novel and many other of le Carré's books, is renamed Charles Dobbs as Paramount who owned the film rights of their recently filmed The Spy Who Came in from the Cold had the rights to the Smiley character. The soundtrack was composed by Quincy Jones, and the bossa nova theme song, "Who Needs Forever", is performed by Astrud Gilberto.

Awards

Top cast

Edward II
Brunette
Charles Dobbs
Virgin
Blonde
Lightborn
Matrevis
Lancaster
Elsa Fennan
Adam Scarr
Ann Dobbs
Businessman #1
Inspector Mendel
Mortimer
Wolfe the Barman
Mrs. Bird
Samuel Fennan
Daughter at theatre
Bill Appleby
Stagehand
Second Witch
Adviser
Landlord
Inspector
Nobleman #2
Nobleman #5
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Cold War
English
United Kingdom

38. Return from the Ashes (1965)

Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
105.0

Return from the Ashes is a 1965 British drama film directed by J. Lee Thompson. The film stars Ingrid Thulin, Herbert Lom, Maximilian Schell, and Samantha Eggar. It is based on a novel by French crime writer Hubert Monteilhet, adapted for film by prolific screenwriter Julius J. Epstein.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America, United Kingdom

39. Topkapi (1964)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
119.0
2 Show list 2 Show list

Topkapi is a heist film made by Filmways Pictures and distributed by United Artists. It was produced and directed by the emigre American film director Jules Dassin. The film is based on Eric Ambler's novel The Light of Day, adapted as a screenplay by Monja Danischewsky. The film stars Melina Mercouri, Maximilian Schell, Peter Ustinov, Robert Morley, Gilles Ségal and Akim Tamiroff. The music score was by Manos Hadjidakis, the cinematography by Henri Alekan and the costume design by Theoni V. Aldredge.

Awards

1965 David di Donatello Golden Plate Award
1964 Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Top cast

Elizabeth Lipp
Josef
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Topkapi
English
United States of America

40. The Condemned of Altona (1962)

Drama, History
played Franz von Gerlach
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
114.0
4 Show list 1 Show list

I sequestrati di Altona is a 1962 drama film directed by Vittorio De Sica.

Awards

1963 David di Donatello for Best Director

Top cast

Werner von Gerlach
Johanna von Gerlach
Albrecht von Gerlach
Leni von Gerlach
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Roberto Gerardi
Italian, German
France, Italy

41. Five Finger Exercise (1962)

Drama
played Walter
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
109.0
7 Show list

Five Finger Exercise is a drama film made by Columbia Pictures, directed by Daniel Mann and produced by Frederick Brisson from a screenplay by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, based on the play by Peter Shaffer. The film stars Rosalind Russell, Jack Hawkins, Richard Beymer, Maximilian Schell, and Annette Gorman, with an early screen appearance from Lana Wood, the sister of Natalie Wood. The play premièred at the Comedy Theatre in London's West End in February 1959, and opened at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway on December 2, 1959 and closed October 1, 1960 after 337 performances. The young Juliet Mills, a teenager at the time, played the role of Pamela Harrington, and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance.

Awards

Top cast

Stanley Harrington
Louise Harington
Salesman
Philip Harrington
Mary
Tony Blake
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

42. The Reluctant Saint (1962)

Comedy, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
105.0
1 Show list

The Reluctant Saint is a 1962 film which tells a somewhat fictionalized version of the story of Joseph of Cupertino, a 17th-century Italian Conventual Franciscan friar and mystic who is honored as a saint by the Catholic Church. It stars Maximilian Schell as Joseph, as well as Ricardo Montalban, Lea Padovani, Akim Tamiroff, and Harold Goldblatt. The movie was written by John Fante and Joseph Petracca and directed by Edward Dmytryk. Joseph of Cupertino was said to have been remarkably unclever, but was recorded by many witness during his life as prone to miraculous levitation and intense ecstasies. This movie follows Joseph from his final days living at home with his mother. Because of his slow wits, she has kept him in school despite his being a grown man, older than the other students. He is seen bearing patiently and good-heartedly the ridicule of his fellow villagers, and enduring failed attempts at work as a laborer. At the insistence of his mother, we see him joining a Franciscan friary through the influence of his uncle, an authority in the religious order. But trouble follows Joseph wherever he goes, including the friary, because of his slow wits.

Awards

Top cast

Don Raspi
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

43. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

Drama, History, War
played Hans Rolfe
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
178.0
3 Show list 7 Show list $3M

Judgment at Nuremberg is a 1961 American drama film dealing with the Holocaust, with non-combatant war crimes against a civilian population, and with the post-World War II geo-political complexity of the Nuremberg Trials. The picture was written by Abby Mann and directed by Stanley Kramer, and stars Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Maximilian Schell, Werner Klemperer, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, William Shatner, and Montgomery Clift. An earlier version of the story was broadcast as a television episode of Playhouse 90. Schell and Klemperer played the same roles in this version as well. Although touching on and discussing the war-time persecution and genocide of European Jews, the film's events relate principally to actions committed by the German state against its own racial, social, religious, and eugenic groupings within its borders “…in the name of the law…”, that began with Hitler's rise to power in 1933. The plot development and thematic treatment question the legitimacy of the social, political and alleged legal foundations of these actions.

Awards

1962 David di Donatello Special Award
1962 David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film
1962 David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actor
1961 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama
1961 Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture
1961 Academy Award for Best Screenplay
1961 Academy Award for Best Actor

Top cast

Judge Dan Haywood
Dr. Ernst Janning
Rudolph Petersen
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Capital punishment
The Holocaust
English
United States of America

44. Hamlet (1961)

Drama, Mystery
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Hans Gottschalk
,
Weiler
,
A.W. von Schlegel
1 Show list

Hamlet is a 1961 German film directed by Franz Peter Wirth. It stars Maximilian Schell as Hamlet.

Awards

Top cast

Ghost of Hamlet's father
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Rolf Unkel
Boris Goriup
,
Hermann Gruber
,
Kurt Gewissen
,
Rudolf H. Jakob
Gerd Richter
German
West Germany

45. The Young Lions (1958)

Action, Drama, War
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
167.0
5 Show list $3M

The Young Lions is a 1958 war drama film directed by Edward Dmytryk, based upon the 1948 novel of the same name by Irwin Shaw, and starring Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, and Dean Martin.

Awards

Top cast

Christian Diestl
1st Sgt. Rickett
Hope Plowman, Hope Plowman
Noah Ackerman
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
World War II
English
United States of America

46. Der 20. Juli (1955)

Drama
played Mitglied des Kreisauer Kreises
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
97.0
Falk Harnack
Falk Harnack
,
Günther Weisenborn
,
Werner Jörg Lüddecke
6 Show list 3 Show list

Der 20. Juli is a film directed by Falk Harnack released on June 21, 1955.

Awards

1956 German Film Award for Outstanding Feature Film Promoting Democratic Values
1956 German Film Award for Best Actor
1956 German Film Award for Outstanding Feature Film Promoting Democratic Values

Top cast

Oberst Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg
Generaloberst a.D. Ludwig Beck
Hildegard Klee
Oberbürgermeister a.D. Dr. Carl Friedrich Goerdeler
General Henning von Tresckow
General der Nachrichtentruppen Erich Fellgiebel
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Herbert Trantow
Karl Löb
Walter Kraatz
French, German
West Germany

47. Children, Mothers and a General (1955)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
110.0

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
German
Germany

Movies produced

Title Year Budget Awards Co-producers Directors Writers External resources
My Sister Maria
Documentary,Drama
2002
Dieter Pochlatko
Margit Chuchra
Werner Schweizer
The Clown
Drama
1976
Heinz Angermeyer
First Love
Drama,History,Romance
1970 1
John Gould
The Castle
Drama,Mystery
1968 2

Movies directed

Title Year Budget Awards Producers Co-directors Writers External resources
My Sister Maria
Documentary,Drama
2002
Dieter Pochlatko
Margit Chuchra
Werner Schweizer
Candles in the Dark
Drama
1993
Marlene
Documentary,Biography
1984 2
Karel Dirka
Norbert Bittmann
Lubor Dohnal
Tales from the Vienna Woods
Drama
1979 1
End of the Game
Drama,Mystery,Crime
1975 2
The Pedestrian
Drama
1973 3
First Love
Drama,History,Romance
1970 1
John Gould

Movies written

Title Year Budget Awards Producers Directors Co-writers External resources
My Sister Maria
Documentary,Drama
2002
Dieter Pochlatko
Margit Chuchra
Werner Schweizer
Marlene
Documentary,Biography
1984 2
Karel Dirka
Norbert Bittmann
Lubor Dohnal
Trotta
1971 5
Heinz Angermeyer
First Love
Drama,History,Romance
1970 1
John Gould

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
My Sister Maria
Documentary,Drama
2002
Dieter Pochlatko
Margit Chuchra
Werner Schweizer
Marlene
Documentary,Biography
1984 2
Karel Dirka
Norbert Bittmann
Lubor Dohnal

Starring TV roles

1. Der Fürst und das Mädchen

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
ZDF
September 17th, 2003 1
Hans-Peter Korff
Julia Stinshoff
Thomas Heinze

2. Wiseguy

Crime, Drama, Mystery
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
September 16th, 1987 December 8th, 1990 5 English

3. Peter the Great

Biography, Drama, History
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

NBC
1986 1 English

4. The Three Musketeers

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
Hanna-Barbera
1968 1969 1
Julie Bennett
Ted Eccles

Guest TV appearances

Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre

Program genre

Drama
Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre is an American anthology series, sponsored by Chrysler Corporation, which ran on NBC from 1963 through 1967. The show was hosted by Bob Hope, but it had a variety of formats, including musical, dramatic, and comedy.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E14 January 11th, 1967 August Holland

Hallmark Hall of Fame

Program genre

Drama
Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City based greeting card company. The longest-running primetime series in the history of television, it has a historically long run, beginning during 1951 and continuing into 2014. From 1954 onward, all of its productions have been shown in color, although color television video productions were extremely rare in 1954. Many television movies have been shown on the program since its debut, though the program began with live telecasts of dramas and then changed to videotaped productions before finally changing to filmed ones.nThe series has received eighty Emmy Awards, twenty-four Christopher Awards, eleven Peabody Awards, nine Golden Globes, and four Humanitas Prizes. Once a common practice in American television, it is the last remaining television program where the title includes the name of its sponsor. Unlike other long-running TV series still on the air, it differs in that it broadcasts only occasionally and not on a weekly broadcast programming schedule.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S41-E03 April 26th, 1992

Playhouse 90

Program genre

Anthology series
Anthology
Drama

External resources

Playhouse 90 is an American television anthology series that aired on CBS from 1956 to 1960 for a total of 133 episodes. The show was produced at CBS Television City near the Los Angeles district of Hollywood in California. Since live anthology drama series of the mid-1950s usually were hour-long shows, the title highlighted the network's intention to present something unusual: a weekly series of hour-and-a-half-long dramas rather than 60-minute plays.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E28 April 16th, 1959
S03-E18 February 5th, 1959

The Academy Awards

Program genre

Reality television
Award show
Special Interest

External resources

The Academy Awards is a TV program.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E01 March 23rd, 2003
S00-E01 March 23rd, 1998
S00-E01 April 8th, 1963
Richard Dunlap
S00-E01 April 9th, 1962
Richard Dunlap

The Ed Sullivan Show

Program genre

Reality television
Variety show
Comedy
Family
Sketch comedy

External resources

The Ed Sullivan Show is an American TV variety show that ran on CBS from Sunday June 20, 1948 to Sunday June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It was replaced in September 1971 by the CBS Sunday Night Movie, which ran only one season and was eventually replaced by other shows.nIn 2002, The Ed Sullivan Show was ranked #15 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. In 2013, the series finished #31 in TV Guide Magazine's 60 Best Series of All Time.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S15-E31 April 15th, 1962

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse

Program genre

Anthology series
Anthology

External resources

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse is an American television anthology series produced by Desilu Productions. The show ran on CBS television between 1958 and 1960. Two of its 48 episodes served as pilots for the 1950s television series The Twilight Zone and The Untouchables.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E19 May 20th, 1959 Hans

Awards won

2009 Bambi Lebenswerk

2000 Satellite Mary Pickford Award

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
International Press Academy

1992 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Stalin Biographical Film
Hollywood Foreign Press Association

1990 German Film Award - Special Award for Outstanding Contributions to German Cinema

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Deutsche Filmakademie
Film

1986 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Non-Fiction Film

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Marlene Documentary Film
National Society of Film Critics

1984 German Film Award for Best Overall Acting Performance

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Man Under Suspicion Award-Winning Work
Deutsche Filmakademie

1961 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Judgment at Nuremberg Political drama Film
Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Acting
Drama

1961 Academy Award for Best Actor

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Judgment at Nuremberg Political drama Film
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Wikipedia

Check Maximilian Schell on wikipedia.

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