History Creator / PeterLorre

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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4th Nov '14 12:03:06 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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Born in Austria-Hungary, he began acting at age seventeen. He first found success onstage, working with Creator/BertoltBrecht. His [[StarMakingRole breakout role]] came in 1931 when Creator/FritzLang cast him as the child killer in ''Film/{{M}}''. Against all odds Lorre made the character quite sympathetic (if not admirable), marking the first of many sad monsters he would play throughout his career. Lorre appeared in several more German movies, mostly comedies, before fleeing Germany after AdolfHitler took power in 1933.
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Born in Austria-Hungary, he began acting at age seventeen. He first found success onstage, working with Creator/BertoltBrecht. His [[StarMakingRole breakout role]] came in 1931 when Creator/FritzLang cast him as the child killer in ''Film/{{M}}''. Against all odds Lorre made the character quite sympathetic (if not admirable), marking the first of many sad monsters he would play throughout his career. Lorre appeared in several more German movies, mostly comedies, before fleeing Germany after AdolfHitler UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler took power in 1933.
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