Of Austrian and Swiss heritage, Maximilian Schell won a Best Actor Oscar for his role in Judgment at Nuremberg, which as only his second Hollywood film. Never really becoming a megastar, Schell took smaller roles in a variety of interesting and artistic films, though he did get two more Oscar nominations, one for Julia (Best Supporting Actor) and one for The Man in the Glass Booth (Best Actor).
Check out these Maximilian Schell movies at the Niles Public Library:
Much like several recent Oscar-winning and nominated films of the past years (Saving Private Ryan, The Hurt Locker, Amour), Dallas Buyers Club is not a movie I’m going to RUN out and re-watch. It’s a tough movie to watch…the subject matter is harsh, the characters are sad and highly flawed, the dialogue is filled with homosexual abuses. All that said, is this still a movie you should watch? Yes. One reason: the performances. This is not to say the story is not good. It is. And the entire film on the whole is worth watching. But, the focus here should be the performances, since I feel they make this hard movie well worth watching.
Best motion picture – Drama The Descendants The Help Hugo The Ides of March Moneyball War Horse
Best performance by an actress in a motion picture – Drama Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs Viola Davis, The Help Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin
Best performance by an actor in a motion picture – Drama George Clooney, The Descendants Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar Michael Fassbender, Shame Ryan Gosling, The Ides of March Brad Pitt, Moneyball
Best animated feature film The Adventures of Tintin Arthur Christmas Cars 2 Puss in Boots Rango
Best foreign language film The Flowers of War (China) In the Land of Blood and Honey (USA) The Kid with a Bike (Belgium) A Separation (Iran) The Skin I like In (Spain)
Best Director- Motion Picture Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris George Clooney, The Ides of March Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist Alexander Payne, The Descendants Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Best original song – Motion Picture “Hello Hello” – Gnomeo & Juliet “The Keeper” – Machine Gun Preacher “Lay Your Head Down” – Albert Nobbs “The Living Proof”- The Help “Masterpiece” – W.E.
Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical 50/50 The Artist Bridesmaids Midnight in Paris My Week with Marilyn
Best performance by an actress in a motion picture – Comedy or Musical Jodie Foster, Carnage Charlize Theron, Young Adult Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn Kate Winslet, Carnage
Best performance by an actor in a motion picture – Comedy or Musical Jean Dujardin, The Artist Brendan Gleeson, The Guard Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50 Ryan Gosling, Crazy, Stupid, Love. Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris
Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture Berenice Bejo, The Artist Jessica Chastain, The Help Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs Octavia Spencer, The Help Shailene Woodley, The Descendants
Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn Albert Brooks, Drive Jonah Hill, Moneyball Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best screenplay – Motion Picture Midnight in Paris The Ides of March The Artist The Descendents Moneyball
Best original score – Motion Picture The Artist W.E. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Hugo War Horse