Peter Lorre

Born Laszlo Lowenstein
Date of Birth: June 26, 1904
Date of Death: March 23, 1964



  • First film: Die verschwundene Frau (1929)
  • First credited role: M (1931)
  • Final film: The Patsy (1964)
  • TMP’s favorite: Mad Love (1935)

Best known for…

…starring in the Mr. Moto film series

…playing a lot of great (and eccentric) supporting characters, often alongside Humphrey Bogart or Vincent Price

…his raspy voice and distinctive way of speaking

…his large eyes

Notable awards:

  • Honored with a star on the Walk of Fame in 1960
  • Honorable Mention for his work in Der Verlorene at the 1952 German Film Awards

More Lorre on TMP:
Mad Love (1935)
Quicksand (1950)