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Maximilian Schell in The Odessa File

Maximilian Schell (1930 - 2014)

Film Deaths[]

  • The Young Lions (1958) [Captain Hardenberg]: Commits suicide (off-screen) by stabbing himself with a bayonet, while in a military hospital after being injured in a land-mine explosion. We learn of his death when May Britt informs Marlon Brando.
  • The Deadly Affair (1966) [Dieter Frey]: Hit by a docked boat after being knocked into the water at the end of a fight with James Mason. (unclear if it was the boat crushing him, or the drowning)
  • The Odessa File (1974) [Eduard Roschmann]: Shot in the chest by Jon Voight when Maximilian shoots at Jon, after Jon first shoots Maximilian in the arm. (Historically inaccurate, because the real Eduard Roschmann was still alive when this film was made and later died on August 8th, 1977).
  • The Day That Shook the World (1975) [Djuro Sarac]: Tortured to death by the interrogators, as he refuses to reveal his plan of assassination.
  • St. Ives (1976) [Dr. John Constable]: Shot in the chest by Charles Bronson.
  • Cross Of Iron (1977) [Captain Stransky]: He is a few yards from James Coburn, trying to reload his machine gun in the firefight with the Red Army troops, when we see the freeze frame which signals his death.
  • The Black Hole (1979) [Dr. Hans Rheinhardt]: Merged into a single entity with his robot as he falls into a black hole. He's in some sense still "alive" albeit no longer fully human when we last see him, but it's unlikely that he survives the ordeal, even while in cyborg form.
  • Avalanche Express (1979) [Colonel Nikolai Bunin] Blown up on the Maxim Gorky boat along with his henchman, Arnold Drummond after being torpedoed two times by Lee Marvin's men.
  • Deep Impact (1998) [Jason Lerner]: Drowned, along with his daughter (Tea Leoni), when the small comet strikes the Atlantic and causes a tidal wave while they're standing on the beach. We only see a distant shot of the massive wave as it hits.
  • John Carpenter's Vampires (1998) [Cardinal Alba]: Shot to death from a rooftop by Tim Guinee, after Maximilian betrays the vampire hunters and joins forces with Thomas Ian Griffith.
  • The Brothers Bloom (2008) [Diamond Dog]: Although the actual movie does not reveal his fate, the US DVD includes a deleted scene in which Adrien Brody realizes that Maximilian had been shot to death (off-screen) by Russian gangsters who had taken over Maximilian's operation.

Television Deaths[]

  • Hamlet (Hamlet, Prinz von Danemark) (1960 TV) [Hamlet]: Slashed with a poisoned blade during a swordfight with Dieter Kirchlechner; he dies shortly after killing Hans Caninenberg in turn.
  • The Phantom of the Opera (1983 TV) [Sandor Korvin, the Phantom of the Opera]: Killed when he falls to his death along with a chandelier he was cutting. His body is shown in the chandelier wreckage.
  • Stalin (1992 TV) [Vladimir Lenin]: Dies (off-screen) of a stroke; his body is shown afterwards in his coffin during his funeral.


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