STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 70 this week

Peter Lorre (I) (1904–1964)


As a youth Peter Lorre ran away from home, worked as a bank clerk and, after stage training in Vienna, made his acting debut in Zurich. He remained unknown, traveling for several years and acting in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, until Fritz Lang cast him as the psychopathic child killer in M (1931). After several more films in Germany, Lorre ... See full bio »

Best Quotes From the 2016 Oscars Nominees Luncheon

The 2016 Oscar nominees gathered Monday, Feb. 8, in Los Angeles for the official Oscars luncheon. Here's a selection of their most memorable quotes.

See what the nominees had to say

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 people
created 18 Dec 2010
 
a list of 25 people
created 12 Jan 2011
 
a list of 38 people
created 12 Nov 2014
 
a list of 25 people
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 24 people
created 6 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Peter Lorre's work have you seen?

User Polls

2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

To always display TV and movie credits separately, edit your site preferences.

Hide Hide Show Show Actor: Movie (84 credits)
 1964 The Patsy
Morgan Heywood
 1964 Muscle Beach Party
Mr. Strangdour
 1963 The Comedy of Terrors
Felix Gillie
 1961 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Comm. Lucius Emery
 1960 Scent of Mystery
Smiley
 1959 The Big Circus
Skeeter
 1957 Hell Ship Mutiny
Commissioner Lamoret
 1957 The Sad Sack
Abdul
 1957 The Buster Keaton Story
Kurt Bergner
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days
Japanese Steward - S.S. Carnatic
 1956 Congo Crossing
Colonel John Miguel Orlando Arragas
 1956 Meet Me in Las Vegas
Peter Lorre (uncredited)
 1950 Double Confession
Paynter
 1950 Quicksand
Nick
 1949 Rope of Sand
Toady
 1948 Casbah
Slimane
 1946 The Chase
Gino
 1946 Three Strangers
Johnny West
 1945 Confidential Agent
Contreras
 1945 Hotel Berlin
Johannes Koenig
 1944 The Conspirators
Jan Bernazsky
 1944 The Mask of Dimitrios
Cornelius Leyden
 1944 Passage to Marseille
Marius
 1943 The Cross of Lorraine
Sergeant Berger
 1943 Background to Danger
Nikolai Zaleshoff
 1943 The Constant Nymph
Fritz Bercovy
 1942 Invisible Agent
Baron Ikito
 1942 In This Our Life
Extra at a Roadhouse Table (uncredited)
 1941 They Met in Bombay
Captain Chang
 1941 Mr. District Attorney
Paul Hyde
 1941 The Face Behind the Mask
Janos 'Johnny' Szabo
 1940 You'll Find Out
Fenninger
 1940 I Was an Adventuress
Polo
 1938 I'll Give a Million
Louie 'The Dope' Monteau
 1937 Lancer Spy
Maj. Sigfried Gruning
 1937 Nancy Steele Is Missing!
Prof. Sturm
 1936 Crack-Up
Colonel Gimpy
 1933 High and Low
Le mendiant
 1933 Unsichtbare Gegner
Henry Pless
 1933 Les requins du pétrole
Henry Pless
 1933 Was Frauen träumen
Otto Fuessli
 1932 Stupéfiants
Le bossu
 1932 Dope
Hunchback
 1932 Schuß im Morgengrauen
Klotz
 1932 Fünf von der Jazzband
Car thief
 1931 Die Koffer des Herrn O.F.
Redakteur Stix
 1931 Bombs Over Monte Carlo
Pawlitschek
 1931 M
Hans Beckert
 1929 Die verschwundene Frau
Patient of a Dentist (uncredited)
Show Show Actor: TV (28 credits)
Show Show Actor: Short (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack: Movie (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack: TV (1 credit)
Show Show Writer: Movie (1 credit)
Show Show Director: Movie (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous: Short (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks: Short (1 credit)
Show Show Self: TV (20 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (39 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Dantons Tod" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 9 Print Biographies | 7 Portrayals | 10 Articles | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 3½" (1.61 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on his first meeting with Alfred Hitchcock] I had heard that he loved to tell stories and so I watched him like a hawk, and when I was of the opinion he had just told the punchline of a story, I broke out in such laughter that I almost fell off my chair. See more »

Trivia:

He was sought for a role in The Black Sleep (1956), but when the cost-conscious producers deemed his salary request too high he was replaced by Akim Tamiroff. See more »

Trademark:

Eerie eccentric characters usually up to no good See more »

Nickname:

Lazzy See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Best Peter Lorre Movie jswarlos
Ghost of Peter Lorre vitalogst
Films That Pay Tribute To or Spoof Peter Lorre ajguillory
Hoping Rob Schneider will play him in a biopic upsidedownjenny
Ok, a little odd... joxerthemighty39
I must be a moron sadako1998
Discuss Peter Lorre on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page