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Peter Lorre

FULL NAME Ladislav Löwenstein
BORN June 26, 1904, Rozsahegy, Austria-Hungary (now Slovakia)
DIED 23 March 1964 (aged 59), Los Angeles, California, USA
ASSOCIATION Actor
NATIONALITY Hungarian
REVIEWED ENTRIES 3
MAX. RATING

MIN. RATING

AVERAGE RATING 4,50

 

ACTOR FILMOGRAPHY (ONLY REVIEWED ENTRIES)

YEAR TITLE ASSOCIATION

RATING

1931 M Hans Beckert

1941 The Maltese Falcon Joel Cairo

½

1942 Casablanca Signor Ugarte

 

PORTRAIT

Peter Lorre's performance in Fritz Lang's M will forever be monumental in film history. It was one of the most daring and haunting moments of acting ever, and way ahead of its time. Lorre's subsequent move to Hollywood films could have been more successfull as he took on too many unchallenging roles and was ultimately both typecast and caricatured, but his talent was never in doubt and he kept turning in fine performances throughout, notably in John Huston film noirs such as The Maltese Falcon and Beat the Devil, as well as in Casablanca.

 

AWARDS

The Academy Awards (Oscars)

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No nominations.

 

QUOTES

To Vincent Price upon seeing Bela Lugosi dead:
"Do you think we should drive a stake through his heart just in case?"

 

CHARACTER QUOTES

M (1931)

Hans Beckert (Lorre): "Aber verstehen Sie nicht? Ich kann es nicht hilfen! Ich kann nicht!"