History Creator / PeterLorre

30th Mar '16 1:44:00 PM Mdumas43073
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12th Dec '15 9:31:17 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/BeatTheDevil'' (1953)
10th Dec '15 8:43:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* BeamMeUpScotty; Never played {{Igor}}, but for some reason modern depictions of the character often make him distinctly Lorre-esque.

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* BeamMeUpScotty; Never played {{Igor}}, TheIgor, but for some reason modern depictions of the character often make him distinctly Lorre-esque.
28th Sep '15 9:43:49 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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6th Apr '15 1:27:11 AM WillBGood
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* FakeNationality[=/=]NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent : He played "creepy foreigners" from all different countries: German (''Film/{{M}}'' and ''Theatre/ArsenicAndOldLace''), Greek (''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''), Italian (''Film/{{Casablanca}}''), French (''Film/PassageToMarseille''), and Dutch (''Film/TheMaskOfDimitrios''). He never bothered changing his accent for any of these roles.

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* FakeNationality[=/=]NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent : He played "creepy foreigners" from all different countries: German (''Film/{{M}}'' and ''Theatre/ArsenicAndOldLace''), Greek (''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''), Italian (''Film/{{Casablanca}}''), French (''Film/PassageToMarseille''), and Dutch (''Film/TheMaskOfDimitrios'').(''The Mask of Dimitrios''). He never bothered changing his accent for any of these roles.
23rd Feb '15 3:35:06 AM jormis29
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Lorre did however occasionally play heroic roles, notably in the ''Mr. Moto'' films and ''Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea'', comedic characters in ''ArsenicAndOldLace'' and ''SilkStockings'', even a romantic lead in ''Three Strangers'' (1946). In 1951 he made his only directorial effort, ''Der Verlorene'' or ''The Lost One'', produced in West Germany. Though Lorre's performance (as a guilt-ridden Nazi scientist) received acclaim, the film drew mixed reviews and flopped at the box office.

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Lorre did however occasionally play heroic roles, notably in the ''Mr. Moto'' films and ''Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea'', comedic characters in ''ArsenicAndOldLace'' and ''SilkStockings'', ''Film/SilkStockings'', even a romantic lead in ''Three Strangers'' (1946). In 1951 he made his only directorial effort, ''Der Verlorene'' or ''The Lost One'', produced in West Germany. Though Lorre's performance (as a guilt-ridden Nazi scientist) received acclaim, the film drew mixed reviews and flopped at the box office.
22nd Feb '15 9:49:59 PM PaulA
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The speech pattern of Ren C. Hoek from ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' is a ShoutOut to Lorre, as is Creator/TheFiresignTheatre's Rocky Rococo, likewise Agent X Two Zero in GerryAnderson's ''Series/{{Stingray 1964}}'', and [[Creator/RobinWilliams the Genie]] briefly impersonates him when he transforms into a [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombie]] in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''. The Creator/WoodyAllen GagDub spy movie ''Film/WhatsUpTigerLily'' gives a Lorre voice to a villain, who at one point complains that "this Peter Lorre impression is ''keeeeling'' my throat!" Music/SpikeJones's spoof version of the song "My Old Flame" features a vocal parody that Jones wanted to call "Peter Gory" until the record company vetoed the idea. The ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory'' series of computer games has Ugarte, Lorre's character in ''Casablanca'', as a minor recurring character alongside Creator/SydneyGreenstreet's Signor Ferrari. Lorre's life and career are the subject of ''Addicted to Bad Ideas'', a musical by Music/TheWorldInfernoFriendshipSociety. Music/AlStewart mentions him in the first verse of "Year of the Cat." Lastly, Tom Smith has a song dedicated to him named "I Want to Be Peter Lorre".

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The speech pattern of Ren C. Hoek from ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' is a ShoutOut to Lorre, as is Creator/TheFiresignTheatre's Rocky Rococo, likewise Agent X Two Zero in GerryAnderson's ''Series/{{Stingray 1964}}'', and [[Creator/RobinWilliams the Genie]] briefly impersonates him when he transforms into a [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombie]] in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''. The Creator/WoodyAllen GagDub spy movie ''Film/WhatsUpTigerLily'' gives a Lorre voice to a villain, who at one point complains that "this Peter Lorre impression is ''keeeeling'' my throat!" Music/SpikeJones's spoof version of the song "My Old Flame" features a vocal parody that Jones wanted to call "Peter Gory" until the record company vetoed the idea. The ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory'' series of computer games has Ugarte, Lorre's character in ''Casablanca'', as a minor recurring character alongside Creator/SydneyGreenstreet's Signor Ferrari. Lorre's life and career are the subject of ''Addicted to Bad Ideas'', a musical by Music/TheWorldInfernoFriendshipSociety. Music/AlStewart mentions him in the first verse of "Year of the Cat." Lastly, Tom Smith Music/TomSmith has a song dedicated to him named "I Want to Be Peter Lorre".
31st Dec '14 1:22:15 AM damus2300
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*CreatorBacklash: Regretted his role on ''M'' because it typecast him as a creepy character.


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*TomHanksSyndrome: Lorre was a comedian before ''M''.
17th Nov '14 3:17:26 AM eroock
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* ''Film/{{M}}'' (1931)
* ''Film/TheManWhoKnewTooMuch'' (1934)
* ''Film/MadLove'' (1935)
* The ''Mr. Moto'' series (1937-1939)
* ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'' (1941)
* ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' (1942)



* ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''
* ''Film/{{M}}''
* ''Film/MadLove''
* ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''
* ''Film/TheManWhoKnewTooMuch''
* The ''Mr. Moto'' series.
* ''[[Film/TheRaven1963 The Raven]]'' (1963)
* ''SilkStockings''





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\n* ''Film/SilkStockings'' (1957)
* ''[[Film/TheRaven1963 The Raven]]'' (1963)
17th Nov '14 3:11:41 AM eroock
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