February 1, 2014 |
Austrian actor Maximilian Schell, 83, whose portrayal of a defense attorney in the 1961 drama "Judgment at Nuremberg" earned him an Academy Award, died Friday in a hospital in Innsbruck, according to his agent Patricia Baumbauer. Schell had been having lung problems, which led to him being admitted to the hospital, said Baumbauer, reached outside Munich, Germany. Schell's wife, Iva, was with him when he died. He was a prolific actor who was Oscar-nominated for two other roles -- in "Julia" (1977)
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February 1, 2014 |
When Austrian-born actor Maximilian Schell won the best actor Academy Award in 1962 for his role in "Judgment at Nuremberg," he gave a short thank-you speech in which he recalled being questioned by a customs official upon first arriving in the United States. "He was asking me what I was doing here, and I said, 'I'm going to do a film,'" Schell told the glittering crowd in his accented English. "And he said to me, 'Good luck, boy.' And I think that was very unusual for a customs man. And I can tell him now that I had it. " Undoubtedly, Schell, whose family fled the Nazis when he was a boy, made his own luck - not only as a celebrated actor who amassed more than 100 film and TV credits, but also as a director of films, documentaries, plays and opera.
February 17, 2012 |
Dustin Hoffman is as surprised as anyone to see himself — after five decades on the stage and big screen — showing up on television. When he mentioned his interest in the show "Luck," the David Milch-Michael Mann horse-racing series on HBO, his friends and colleagues were not optimistic. "People said, 'Oh, no, you're into television!'" he recalls, sitting in a hotel suite with the show's creators during a recent press tour. "'It causes divorce, it maims people physically; you knock out so many pages a day….'" Part of what drew him to a television part was the chance to act in a program that — unlike a film — could take every role seriously.
February 6, 2012
What Oscar-winning actor was Ronald Reagan's best man when he married Nancy Davis in 1952? William Holden
October 31, 2011
What Oscar-winning actor known for his tough guy, athletic roles made his Broadway debut in the short-lived 1945 play "A Sound of Hunting"? Burt Lancaster
September 29, 2011 |
Actor Jack Nicholson has sold his Malibu spread for $3.5 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service. It came on the market in February at $4.25 million. The 70-acre property, zoned for equestrian use, includes a ranch-style main house, a caretaker home, a tennis court, a cabana, a putting green, a swimming pool, a grotto-style spa and miles of trails. The single-story main home, built in 1966, has mountain and ocean views. Its 2,313 square feet of living space contain three bedrooms, two bathrooms and maid's quarters.