Photo Coverage: Remembering Maximillian Schell

February 1
5:04 2014

Oscar winning Austrian actor Maximilian Schell has died at age 83, according to Variety. Below, BroadwayWorld remembers the stage and screen star.

Schell, "a fugitive from Adolf Hitler," passed away last night at an Innsbruck hospital after suddenly suffereing from unnamed, serious illness.

Best known for his performance in JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG, Schell received the Academy Award in 1961 for his performance, and the film boasted fine performances from its all-star cast, including his co-star Abby Mann.

Conceived by screenwriter Abby Mann during the period of McCarthyism, the film argues passionately that those responsible for administering justice also have the duty to ensure that human-rights norms are preserved even if they conflict with national imperatives. "Judgment at Nuremberg" startled audiences by including in the midst of its narrative seven minutes of film footage documenting concentration camp victims, thus using motion-picture evidence to make its point both in the courtroom and in movie theaters.

Schell also scored Oscar nominations for his roles in THE MAN IN THE GLASS BOOTH and JULIA.

His other credits include DEEP IMPACT, THE BLACK HOLE, and CROSS OF IRON.

Photos by Walter McBride

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Photo Coverage: Remembering Maximillian Schell
Maximillian Schell attending The Drama League Awards on May 11, 2001 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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