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Mario Adorf is a Actor and Stunts Allemand born on 8 september 1930 at Zürich (Suisse)

Mario Adorf

Mario Adorf
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Nationality German
Birth 8 september 1930 (93 years) at Zürich (Suisse)
Awards Bavarian Order of Merit, Order of Merit of Rhineland-Palatinate, Grand Merit Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

Mario Adorf (born 8 September 1930) is one of the most famous German film and stage actors who played leading roles in numerous films, among them the 1979 film The Tin Drum. Additionally, he is the author of several successful mostly autobiographical books.


Adorf was born in Zürich, Switzerland, the illegitimate child of an Italian surgeon and a German medical assistant. He grew up in his maternal grandfather's hometown, Mayen, where he was raised by his unmarried mother. He rose to fame in Europe, and particularly Germany, and also made appearances in international films, including Ten Little Indians and Smilla's Sense of Snow. He also played a small role in the BBC adaptation of John le Carré's Smiley's People as a German club owner. In Italy he was the main protagonist of the Zu Gino TV series (1985), as well as a number of movies.

In the 60's, he married Lis Verhoeven. The couple had a child, Stella, prior to their divorce. He starred with Barbara Bouchet in Milano Calibro 9 in 1972. In 1985, he married Monique Faye. Adorf remains very active in German shows, television, and theatre.

Adorf still regrets that he refused parts in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972) and Billy Wilder's One, Two, Three (1961). He also turned down the role of General Mapache in Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch (1969), because he felt the character was too violent. In 1996, he provided the German dubbing voice for the character Draco in Dragonheart, a role performed by Sean Connery.

Best films

The Tin Drum (1979)
That Man in Istanbul (1965)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Mario Adorf (101 films)

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Pinocchio (mini-série, 2013), 2h56
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about children, Jeu, Films about magic and magicians, Adaptations de Pinocchio, Films about toys
Actors Mario Adorf, Benjamin Sadler, Inka Friedrich, Anke Engelke, Florian Lukas, Ulrich Tukur
Roles Geppetto
Rating52% 2.6229552.6229552.6229552.6229552.622955
Réalisé par Gepetto, un vieux menuisier, le pantin Pinocchio devient vivant par l'entremise de la fée bleue l'ayant changée en pantin relief. Afin de devenir un vrai petit garçon, Pinocchio devra agir pour le bien grâce à Cocon, une criquette qu'il trouve vite agaçante.
The Secret of the Whales, 2h50
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Veronica Ferres, Christophe Lambert, Rawiri Paratene, Fritz Karl, Mario Adorf, Sean Michael
Roles Prof. Johannes Waldmann
Rating50% 2.524832.524832.524832.524832.52483
Une jeune fille en difficulté retrouve un père passionné par la défense des baleines.
Same Same But Different, 1h46
Directed by Detlev Buck
Origin German
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors David Kross, Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, Michael Ostrowski, Jens Harzer, Olli Dittrich, Mario Adorf
Roles Herr Behr
Rating66% 3.346433.346433.346433.346433.34643
Benjamin (David Kross), a German high school student, is a backpacker on his first major tour. In a nightclub in Phnom Penh, he meets the young local, Sreykeo (played by Apinya Sakuljaroensuk), and rapidly falls in love with her. Ben opts for this love, even though Sreykeo turns out to be HIV positive and seems to be a prostitute. It is based on the true story of Sreykeo Sorvan and Benjamin Prüfer.
La Nuit d'Epstein
Genres Drama
Actors Mario Adorf, Bruno Ganz, Annie Girardot, Otto Tausig, Günter Lamprecht, Nina Hoss
Roles Jochen Epstein
Rating62% 3.141833.141833.141833.141833.14183
Noël 80, à la messe de minuit, trois Juifs rescapés d'un camp de la mort pensent reconnaître en un prêtre catholique l'ancien officier SS (Günter Lamprecht) qui avait violé et fait éliminer la jeune femme (Annie Girardot) dont l'un d'eux (Bruno Ganz) était amoureux.
Smilla's Sense of Snow, 2h1
Directed by Bille August
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Julia Ormond, Gabriel Byrne, Richard Harris, Jim Broadbent, Tom Wilkinson, Robert Loggia
Roles Capt. Sigmund Lukas
Rating62% 3.149863.149863.149863.149863.14986
In 1859, a meteorite streaks across the sky and crashes into the Gela Alta glacier in western Greenland, causing a massive explosion that kills an Inuit fisherman.
The Fearless Four, 1h29
Directed by Eberhard Junkersdorf
Origin German
Genres Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Films about dogs, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Mario Adorf, Katharina Thalbach, Ian James Corlett, Kathleen Barr, Christopher Gaze
Roles Fred (voice)
Rating58% 2.906052.906052.906052.906052.90605
The film follows the carefree lives of the easygoing bloodhound Buster, the woeful mule Fred, the graceful Siamese cat Gwendolyn and the self-assured rooster Tortellini.
Amigomío (1994)

Directed by Jeanine Meerapfel
Genres Drama, Adventure
Actors Mario Adorf
Roles Avô
Rating71% 3.58093.58093.58093.58093.5809
Escaping form the Argentinean dictatorship, a young father takes his son on a journey away from Buenos Aires and through the mystical world of rural South America.
Felidae (1994)
, 1h22
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Crime, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Films about cats
Actors Ulrich Tukur, Mario Adorf, Helge Schneider, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Mary Kay Bergman
Roles Blaubart (voice)
Rating69% 3.493773.493773.493773.493773.49377
A green-eyed black and white tomcat named Francis moves in with his owner to an abandoned house in a new neighborhood, and no sooner has he set paw into his new home than he is greeted by Sascha's slain body. Local street cat Bluebeard is convinced that this, and the other three recent killings, must have been committed by a "can-opener" (cat slang for a human).
The Cave of the Golden Rose 2, 3h20
Directed by Lamberto Bava
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
Actors Alessandra Martines, Kim Rossi Stuart, Brigitte Nielsen, Mario Adorf, Stefano Davanzati, Karel Roden
Roles The King
Rating71% 3.560253.560253.560253.560253.56025
Following the events of the first film, Princess Fantaghirò and Prince Romualdo are due to be married. But the Black Witch, an evil ruler of the Dark Kingdom, is disgusted by their love and wishes to destroy it, and to this end she kidnaps Fantaghirò's father. The couple decide to hold off their wedding, and Romualdo leads their army to save Fantaghirò's father. On the journey to the Dark Kingdom, Romualdo and his men encounter Forest Elves and their Queen, who force them to submit to a series of tests to prove that their intentions are pure. Romualdo passes and the army continue on their way. They eventually reach the borders to the Dark Kingdom where they make camp for the night before attacking the castle. As they are resting, the Black Witch, magically disguised to look like Fantaghirò, arrives and seduces Romualdo to kiss her. He faints and the witch takes him to her castle where she makes him her lover.
The Cave of the Golden Rose, 3h20
Directed by Lamberto Bava
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
Actors Alessandra Martines, Kim Rossi Stuart, Mario Adorf, Ángela Molina, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Tomás Valík
Roles The King
Rating74% 3.715283.715283.715283.715283.71528
The story is about Fantaghirò, the rebellious youngest daughter of a warrior king. Although the women in the kingdom are expected to be submissive and servile, Fantaghirò wants to fight in battle. She constantly argues with her father and two sisters Catherine and Caroline who disapprove of her behaviour.
Money (1991)
, 1h45
Directed by Steven Hilliard Stern, Pascal Deux
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Eric Stoltz, Christopher Plummer, Maryam d'Abo, Bruno Cremer, Mario Adorf, F. Murray Abraham
Roles The Turk
Rating48% 2.4318852.4318852.4318852.4318852.431885
Frank Cimballi (Eric Stoltz) is a rich 21-year-old who goes to claim his inheritance only to find it has been embezzled by his father's former business partners. Traveling the globe in search of the white-collar thieves who have robbed him of millions, Frank locates his father's seriously ill associate Will Scarlet (F. Murray Abraham), who admits to his role in the crime and agrees to help Frank track down the rest of the men on his revenge list.
Quiet Days in Clichy, 2h
Directed by Claude Chabrol
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Andrew McCarthy, Nigel Havers, Barbara De Rossi, Stéphanie Cotta, Isolde Barth, Eva Grimaldi
Roles Ernest Regentag
Rating48% 2.410682.410682.410682.410682.41068
American Henry Miller enjoys a wide variety of sexual escapades while also working hard to establish himself as a serious writer in Paris.