Maximilian Schell: Actor and Pianist

Apr 9, 2014

            Maximilian Schell was a Swiss film and stage actor who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 1961 film, Judgment at Nuremberg, which incidentally, was only his second acting role in Hollywood. 

Not many know, however, that he was also a gifted pianist, and teamed with Leonard Bernstein as narrator in many performances of Beethoven symphonies.

Maximilian Schell poses under a bust of Beethoven.