Oscar-winning actor Maximilian Schell passes away

Schell died after “a sudden and serious illness”

Actor Maximilian Schell, who won an Academy Award for his performance in Judgment at Nuremburg, passed away Jan 31 in a hospital in Innsbruck, Austria, reports hollywoodlife.com. . He was 83.He made his movie debut with the German anti-war film Kinder, Mütter und ein General in 1955. It was in 1961 that he received the Oscar for Judgment at Nuremburg, which was his second Hollywood role. Schell later tried his hand at directing. He directed, produced, and starred in Erste Liebe (First Love), which earned an Academy Awards nomination for best foreign film. His 1970 movie, The Pedestrian, also earned a nomination.

He later transitioned back to acting, making appearances in movies like The Freshman and Deep Impact. Then in 1992, he won a Golden Globe for his supporting role as Lenin in the HBO mini-series Stalin.