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Maximilian Schell

Director, Actor

Judgement at NurembergJudgement at Nuremberg (1961)
Dir. Stanley Kramer
Feat. Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Maximilian Schell
Dramatisation of the trial of the Nazi judges at Nuremberg, facing the patient integrity of Judge Spencer Tracy. Epic, gripping courtroom drama, with…
TopkapiTopkapi (1964) Aro Favourite
Dir. Jules Dassin
Feat. Melina Mercouri, Peter Ustinov, Maximilian Schell
A classy comic–romantic spin on the director’s RIFIFI shot on location in Turkey and Greece, that climaxes with another brilliantly exacted…
Odessa File, TheOdessa File, The (1974)
Dir. Ronald Neame
Feat. Jon Voight, Maximilian Schell, Maria Schell
Jon Voight plays a German journalist on the trail of Nazi war criminals. From Frederic Forsyth's bestseller.
American Film Theatre - The Man in the Glass BoothAmerican Film Theatre - The Man in the Glass Booth (1975)
Dir. Arthur Hiller
Feat. Maximilian Schell, Lois Nettleton, Lawrence Pressman
Another intense, performance based entrant in the American Film Theatre series, with Schell playing a wealthy Jewish industrialist who survived the…
St. IvesSt. Ives (1976)
Dir. J. Lee Thompson
Feat. Charles Bronson, John Houseman, Jacqueline Bisset
Enjoyable riff on 1940s private–eye noir (especially THE MALTESE FALCON), in which a wouldbe novelist–gumshoe (Bronson) gets way out of…
Cross of IronCross of Iron (1977) Recommended
Dir. Sam Peckinpah
Feat. James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason
A doomed German platoon facing annihilation at Russian hands find their instinct for personal glory greater than their instinct for…
Black Hole, TheBlack Hole, The (1979)
Dir. Gary Nelson
Feat. Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster
Maniacal scientist Maximilian Schell plans to dive into a vast ‘black hole’ in space – this is the compelling idea of one of…
Phantom of the OperaPhantom of the Opera (1983)
Dir. Robert Markowitz
Feat. Maximilian Schell, Jane Seymour, Michael York
Nicely–produced TV version of the Gaston Leroux classic, that while straying far from the source, puts perhaps the darkest twist on the story…
MarleneMarlene (1984)
Dir. Maximilian Schell
Feat. Marlene Dietrich
Maximilian Schell presents his own personal vision of Germany's greatest screen legend, Marlene Dietrich. Witness the woman in person and her career…
Peter the Great (TV Mini-Series)Peter the Great (TV Mini-Series) (1986)
Feat. Maximilian Schell, Vanessa Redgrave, Omar Sharif
Emmy Award–winning mini–series about Peter I, Tsar of Russia from 1682, and his efforts to transform Russia in an "all European" country,…
StalinStalin (1993)
Dir. Ivan Passer
Feat. Robert Duvall, Maximilian Schell, Joan Plowright
Robert Duvall embodies the full–blooded treachery of the Soviet dictator in this mini–series biography shot on location in Moscow.
Far Off Place, A (1993)
Dir. Mikael Soloman
Feat. Reese Witherspoon, Ethan Randall, Jack Thompson
Quality drama follows two teenagers across the African desert after they witness a poacher's deadly assault. Superb location photography, but maybe…
Little OdessaLittle Odessa (1994)
Dir. James Gray
Feat. Tim Roth, Edward Furlong, Vanessa Redgrave
Fugutive assassin Tim Roth returns home to the Russian quarter of New York, where personal problems compound the stresses of the job. Portrait of a…
VampiresVampires (1998)
Dir. John Carpenter
Feat. James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Maximilian Schell
Continuing to purvey his dubious abilities, dir. John Carpenter (HALLOWEEN) sinks his teeth into another genre staple, with hideous spurts of blood…
Joan of ArcJoan of Arc (1999)
Dir. Christian Duguay
Feat. Jacqueline Bisset, Powers Boothe, Maximilian Schell
The French heroine, brought to the small–screen with a big name cast.
Festival in CannesFestival in Cannes (2001) Aro Favourite
Dir. Henry Jaglom
Feat. Anouk Aimee, Greta Scacchi, Maximilian Schell
Not a documentary, but just as ‘real’ in the hands of veteran independent director Henry Jaglom, who fashions a delightfully candid…
Coast to CoastCoast to Coast (2004)
Dir. Paul Mazursky
Feat. Richard Dreyfuss, Judy Davis, Selma Blair
Audience faves Judy Davis and Richard Dreyfuss play a married couple on the verge of divorce who take a road trip together in this witty but…
Brothers Bloom, TheBrothers Bloom, The (2008)
Dir. Rian Johnson
Feat. Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo
Fanciful tale of two grifting brothers (Brody, Ruffalo) who, in attempting to ensnare an eccentric heiress (Weisz), fall for both her feminine charms…

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