Peter Lorre

Peter Lorre in 1946. Photo by [[Yousuf Karsh|Karsh of Ottawa]]. Peter Lorre (born László Löwenstein; 26 June 1904 – 23 March 1964) was a Hungarian-born American character actor of Jewish descent. Lorre began his stage career in Vienna before moving to Germany where he worked first on the stage, then in film in Berlin in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Lorre caused an international sensation in the German film ''M'' (1931), directed by Fritz Lang, in which he portrayed a serial killer who preys on little girls.

Lorre left Germany when Adolf Hitler came to power. His first English-language film was Alfred Hitchcock's ''The Man Who Knew Too Much'' (1934) made in Great Britain. Eventually settling in Hollywood, he later became a featured player in many Hollywood crime and mystery films. In his initial American films, ''Mad Love'' and ''Crime and Punishment'' (both 1935), he continued to play murderers, but he was then cast playing Mr. Moto, the Japanese detective, in a B-picture series.

From 1941 to 1946, he mainly worked for Warner Bros. His first film at Warner was ''The Maltese Falcon'' (1941), the first of many films in which he appeared alongside actors Humphrey Bogart and Sydney Greenstreet. This was followed by ''Casablanca'' (1942), the second of the nine films in which Lorre and Greenstreet appeared together. Lorre's other films include Frank Capra's ''Arsenic and Old Lace'' (1944) and Disney's ''20,000 Leagues Under the Sea'' (1954). Frequently typecast as a sinister foreigner, his later career was erratic. Lorre was the first actor to play a James Bond villain as Le Chiffre in a TV version of ''Casino Royale'' (1954). Some of his last roles were in horror films directed by Roger Corman. Provided by Wikipedia
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Published 2014
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Published 1991
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Published 1981
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Published 1993
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Published 1986
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Published 1970
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Published 1981
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Published 1982
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Published 2001
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Published 2004
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Published 1984
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Published 1998
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Published 1991
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Published 1980
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Published 2012
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Published 1989
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Published 2001
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Published 2012
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