Herbert Lom

Herbert Lom

Highest Rated: 100% The Ladykillers (1955)

Lowest Rated: 6% Son of the Pink Panther (1993)

Birthday: Sep 11, 1917

Birthplace: Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary

An imposing character actor in American and European features since the 1940s, Herbert Lom played imperious, often villainous continental and ethnic types in "Night and the City" (1950), "The Ladykillers" (1955) and "Spartacus" (1960) before displaying an unexpected gift for physical comedy in the "Pink Panther" films. Lom's trademark was a rich, plummy voice with only a hint of his Czech origins, which allowed him to play everything from a Muslim chieftain in "El Cid" (1961) to Captain Nemo in "The Mysterious Island" (1961) to Napoleon on two separate occasions. His turn as the apoplectic Chief Inspector Dreyfus, whose frustration with Peter Sellers' Inspector Clouseau literally drove him insane, gave him international fame, though Lom could be found more frequently in international productions than in Hollywood projects. His career wound down in the early 1990s, but the lasting appeal of the "Panther" franchise made him a favorite among film fans until his death in 2012. Herbert Lom's rich and varied career underscored his status as one of the most versatile character players of the late 20th century.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
6% 19% Son of the Pink Panther Police Commisioner Charles Dreyfus (Character) $2.4M 1993
33% 48% The Pope Must Diet Vittorio Corelli (Character) $201.1K 1991
No Score Yet 46% The Devil's Daughter Moebius Kelly (Character) - 1991
67% 70% The Masque of the Red Death Ludwig (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 23% River of Death Colonel Ricardo Diaz (Character) $237.5K 1989
No Score Yet 48% Ten Little Indians Gen. Brancko Romensky (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 0% Skeleton Coast Elia (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Master of Dragonard Hill Le Farge (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 30% Going Bananas Captain Mackintosh (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scoop The Journey - Baldwin (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 62% Whoops Apocalypse Gen. Mosquera (Character) $9.9K 1986
8% 31% King Solomon's Mines Colonel Bockner (Character) $13.4M 1985
No Score Yet 90% Lace Monsieur Chardin (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Memed My Hawk Ali Safa Bey (Character) - 1984
29% 24% Curse of the Pink Panther Dreyfus (Character) - 1983
89% 76% The Dead Zone Dr. Sam Weizak (Character) - 1983
23% 33% Trail of the Pink Panther Chief Insp. Charles Dreyfus (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 62% The Man With Bogart's Face Mr. Zebra (Character) - 1980
73% 77% Hopscotch Yaskov (Character) - 1980
33% 44% The Lady Vanishes Dr. Hartz (Character) - 1979
78% 70% Revenge of the Pink Panther Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfus (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charleston Inspector Watkins (Character) - 1977
76% 84% The Pink Panther Strikes Again Dreyfus (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 33% Ten Little Indians Dr. Edward Armstrong (Character) - 1975
84% 82% The Return of the Pink Panther Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Places Prescott (Character) - 1974
50% 46% And Now the Screaming Starts Henry Fengriffen (Character) - 1973
69% 48% Asylum Dr. Byron (Character) - 1972
20% 25% Murders in the Rue Morgue Rene Marot (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 62% Cuadecuc, Vampir Himself/Prof. Van Helsing (Character) - 1970
38% 46% Mark of the Devil Lord Cumberland (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 58% The Secret of Dorian Gray Henry Wotton (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 44% Count Dracula Van Helsing (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 45% Journey to the Far Side of the Sun Doctor Hassler (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 26% 99 Women Governor Santos (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mister Jerico Victor Russo (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 46% Villa Rides Gen. Victoriano Huerta (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Assignment to Kill Matt Wilson (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eve Diego (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whom the Gods Wish to Destroy 2 König Etzel (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bang, Bang, You're Dead Mr. Casimir (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 80% Gambit Shahbandar (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 69% Return From the Ashes Dr. Charles Bovard (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Uncle Tom's Cabin Simon Legree (Character) - 1965
94% 87% A Shot in the Dark Charles Dreyfus (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Horse Without a Head Schiapa (Character) - 1963
90% 84% The Phantom of the Opera The Phantom, aka Prof. L. Petrie (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 50% The Treasure of Silver Lake Col. Brinkley (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 30% The Frightened City Waldo Zhernikov (Character) - 1962
50% No Score Yet I Like Money Castel Benac (Character) - 1962
80% 63% Mysterious Island Captain Nemo (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 71% North West Frontier Unknown (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Aim at the Stars Anton Reger (Character) - 1960
93% 87% Spartacus Tigranes Levantus (Character) $1.7M 1960
No Score Yet 44% The Big Fisherman Herod Antipas (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 95% Flame Over India Van Leyden (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 76% Third Man on the Mountain Emil Saxo (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Intent to Kill Juan Menda (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Accuse! Maj. DuPaty de Clam (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 50% The Roots of Heaven Orsini (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 55% Chase a Crooked Shadow Police Commissar Vargas (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Passport to Shame Nick Biaggi (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 30% Fire Down Below Harbour Master (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Action of the Tiger Trifon (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 84% Hell Drivers Gino Rossi (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Star of India Unknown (Character) - 1956
43% 63% War and Peace Napoleon (Character) - 1956
100% 87% The Ladykillers Louis (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twist of Fate Emil Landosh (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Lottery André Amico (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shoot First Sandorski (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Net Dr. Alex Leon (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Denning Drives North Mados (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whispering Smith vs. Scotland Yard Ford (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whispering Smith Hits London Ford (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 0% The Paris Express Julius de Koster, Jr. (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ringer Maurice Meister (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hell Is Sold Out Dominic Danges (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 57% Golden Salamander Rankl (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet State Secret Karl Theodor (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 49% The Black Rose Anthemus (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cage of Gold Rahman (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Time Girl Max (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait From Life Fritz Kottler Hendlemann (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brass Monkey Peter Hobart (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Snowbound Von Kellerman (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dual Alibi Jules de Lisle/Georges de Lisle (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 29% Appointment With Crime Gregory Lang (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Train to Dublin Unknown (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 61% The Seventh Veil Dr. Larsen (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 20% Hotel Reserve Andre Roux (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 50% The Dark Tower Stephen Torg (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 0% Secret Mission Medical Officer (Character) - 1942

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Agatha Christie's Marple Unknown (Character) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Detectives Unknown (Character) 1994
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1967

QUOTES FROM Herbert Lom CHARACTERS

Inspector Dreyfus says: [to Maria] I knew a man named Jacques. When he died, ten years ago, I thought "Thank God!" I never thought another one like him could exist... and then I met your son.

Inspector Dreyfus says: [to Maria] I knew a man named Jacques. When he died, ten years ago, I thought 'Thank God!' I never thought another one like him could exist... and then I met your son.

Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfus says: Give me ten men like Clouseau and I could destroy the world.

Dreyfus says: [while drugged up on laughing gas] Heeheehee, haha, he pulled out the wrong tooth hahahaha only Clouseau would do anything that stupid!