Maximilian Schell is highly acclaimed around the world as a star of film, theatre, and television. Twice nominated for an Academy Award, for “Julia” and “Judgment at Nuremberg,” he won the coveted Oscar as Best Actor in the latter. He made his Hollywood debut in 1958 in “The Young Lions,” which also starred Marlon Brando. In 1974 he wrote, poroduced, directed, and starred in “The Pedestrian,” which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film. In addition to his international film career he has been active as a director, writer, and actor in European theatre, and he has also kept busy directing opera on both sides of the Atlantic.