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In Memory of Maximilian Schell (1930-2014)

Discussion in 'WWII Era Obituaries (non-military service)' started by Otto, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. Otto

    Otto Rested & Resupplied with MREs. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    I read the news headline today about the passing of Academy Award winner Maximilian Schell. I will always remember him best for his intense portrayal of attorney Hans Rolfe in Judgment at Nuremberg (1961). He was also the iconic Hauptmann Stransky in another great WW2 film Cross of Iron.

    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2014/02/01/oscar-winning-actor-dies-at-83/

    http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/rip-maximilian-schell-1930-2014-watch-the-actor-accept-his-oscar-golden-globe-awards-20140201

    Here he is accepting his award in 1962:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz2USfzaCUE
     
  2. gunbunnyb/3/75FA

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    he will be missed.
     
  3. belasar

    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

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    A great actor. Chilling in the Odessa File.
     
  4. KodiakBeer

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    He always lent a certain dignity to his roles in WW2 films. So many movies in the 50's and 60's portrayed German soldiers in a very cartoonish fashion - the evil Nazi, etc. Schell never did that. He was in great demand, so he must have just turned down such roles.
     
  5. A-58

    A-58 Cool Dude

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    I like the way he play LTG Bittrich in A Bridge to Far. A very convincing portrayal in a great movie.
     
  6. Otto

    Otto Rested & Resupplied with MREs. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    He certainly was one of the first to portray nazis as actual human beings, rather than the usual cannon fodder/evil genius duality so common right after the war.
     
  7. Skipper

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    May he RIP :poppy:
     

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