Peter Lorre

Peter Lorre is my favorite classic actor – no one played little oddball turds like ol’ Lorre.

Born László Loewenstein to a Jewish family in part of Austria-Hungary that is now Slovakia, he became famous when played the child killer in Fritz Lang’s 1931 movie, M.

When the Nazis took power, Lorre fled to London where he met Alfred Hitchcock. Lorre didn’t really know English, so he bullsh*tted Hitchcock by, like, smiling and laughing alot as he spoke. He had to learn his lines for The Man Who Knew Too Much by ear!

Lorre played the role of Joel Cairo in The Maltese Falcon, and Ugarte in Casablanca.

He was a total bug-eyed little weird-o. I freakin’ love weird-os.

Peter Lorre – total weird-o

Published in: on September 26, 2007 at 3:16 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. His caricature would show up on certain Bugs Bunny cartoons of the 1940’s. You captured him rather well, I must say.

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