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    Sidney Poiter (1963) is now the longest surviving Best Actor winner, with Luise Rainer (1936) remaining the longest surviving Best Actress winner. Gene Hackman and Jack Nicholson next longest among actors, Olivia de Havilland and Joanne Woodward among actresses.

    The greats still alive beyond these include Kirk Douglas, Mickey Rooney, Maureen O’Hara among others in their 90s (I know I’m forgetting a couple0.

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    Schell was such a magnificent actor and Hollywood never knew what to do with him – despite the fact he spoke flawless English. Another German-speaking acting genius Hollywood has ignored: the Swiss Bruno Ganz (whose English is also totally fluent). Poor Ganz, one of the world’s greatest actors and reduced to YouTube parodies of “Downfall”..

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    Sad loss. I’ll finally watch “Judgment at Nuremberg” in remembrance. RIP.

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    Some of my favorite Maximilian Schell performances:

    • Judgment at Nuremberg
    • Cross of Iron
    • Julia
    • A Bridge Too Far
    • Topkapi
    • The Odessa File

    He will be missed.

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    Judgement at Nuremberg is an outstanding film made all the more perfect by Schell’s deserving perfomance. RIP

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    You know, the first thing that came to my mind about Maximilian Schell when I did hear about it was him being such a gentleman. When he kissed Joan Crawford’s hand on his way to accept his Best Actor Oscar. And then the following year again when she came to accept for Anne Bancroft. And then almost 50 years later at 1997 reunion when he kissed Kim Basinger’s hand. Little touches here and there that somehow make themselves noticeable and can certainly make a difference.

    Not many people seem to remember it but Schell was also a director and his films, “First Love” and “The Pedestrian”, were Foreign Language Film nominees for Switzerland and West Germany respectively in the early 1970s.

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    I still think Schell’s win for Judgement at Nuremberg is one of the better winners in the Best Actor category. Sad to seem him go.

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    Sidney Poiter (1963) is now the longest surviving Best Actor winner, with Luise Rainer (1936) remaining the longest surviving Best Actress winner. Gene Hackman and Jack Nicholson next longest among actors, Olivia de Havilland and Joanne Woodward among actresses.

    The greats still alive beyond these include Kirk Douglas, Mickey Rooney, Maureen O’Hara among others in their 90s (I know I’m forgetting a couple0.

    Also, if I am not mistaken 1961 was the earliest year that all the acting winners were still living (Schell, Loren, Chakiris, Moreno).

    Now with the passing of Schell it’s 1978 (Voight, Fonda, Walken, Smith). 

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    Sidney Poiter (1963) is now the longest surviving Best Actor winner, with Luise Rainer (1936) remaining the longest surviving Best Actress winner. Gene Hackman and Jack Nicholson next longest among actors, Olivia de Havilland and Joanne Woodward among actresses.

    Are they the actors who have survived longer after winning, or are they simply the oldest? Anyhow, women live longer than men.

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    ^^ It’s all about the year when they won their first award. Olivia de Havilland was older than her sister Joan Fontaine but Joan was cited as the second longest surviving Best Actress winner until she passed away because she won before Olivia.

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