Oscar winning actor Maximilian Schell has died aged 83 after "a sudden and serious illness." The Austrian born actor was best known for his performance in the 1961 film 'Judgment at Nuremberg.'
Maximilian Schell, the Oscar winning actor, has died aged 83. The actor passed away in Innsbruck, Austria yesterday (1st February).
The Austrian actor was born in Vienna in 1930, one of four children to an Austrian author and Swiss actress. His family were forced to flee their home country during the Nazi annexation of Austria in 1938. They moved to Switzerland before Schell moved to Germany in the 1950s to attend university.
He remained in Europe until 1958 when he was invited to star in a Broadway production. From then on he starred in a number of Hollywood movies alongside the likes of Marlon Brando.
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