1930 – Born in Vienna on the 8th of December.
1958 – He made his Hollywood debut in the World War II film The Young Lions.
1960 – Schell reportedly was engaged to marry the African American fashion model Donyale Luna, though the wedding never happened.
1961 – He took the role of the defense attorney in Judgment at Nuremberg, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, a role he had initiated in a live television performance.
1972 – He starred as ‘Deeley’ in Peter Hall’s German language premiére of Harold Pinter’s Old Times at the Burgtheater in Vienna.
1989 – He marry Natasha Andreichenko, whom he met on the set of Peter the Great. They have one daughter, Anastasia Schell.
1990 – Schell has appeared in many German language made-for-TV films.
2000 – He collapsed and was diagnosed with pancreatitis related to his diabetes.
2002 – He released My Sister Maria, a documentary about the career of and his relationship with Maria Schell.
2006 – He appeared in Arthur Miller’s Resurrection Blues directed by Robert Altman in London at the Old Vic.