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      Mario Adorf

      Mario Adorf

      Highest Rated: 97% Major Dundee (1965)

      Lowest Rated: 27% The Holcroft Covenant (1985)

      Birthday: Sep 8, 1930

      Birthplace: Zurich, Switzerland

      Italian-German actor Mario Adorf has built an impressive career, that has stretched across six decades and two continents, resulting in numerous award nominations. Adorf's first on-screen appearance was in the 1954 World War I drama "08/15," which led to consistent work in motion pictures, and later, television. Some of Adorf's best-known roles include 1957's serial-killer thriller "The Devil Strikes at Night," 1972's crime drama "Caliber 9," and the lead role in 1979's controversial adaptation of Gunter Grass's fantasia "The Tin Drum," among others. Adorf is also known for supposedly turning down roles in movies that would go on to become classics: Francis Ford Coppola's mobster masterpiece "The Godfather," Billy Wilder's hectic Cold War satire "One, Two, Three," and Sam Peckinpah's violent revisionist western "The Wild Bunch." Celebrating his 80th birthday in 2010, Adorf continued to act well into the early 21st century, largely in movies made for German or Italian television.

      Highest rated movies

      Major Dundee poster
      Major Dundee
      Lola poster
      Lola
      I Knew Her Well poster
      I Knew Her Well
      The Red Tent poster
      The Red Tent
      The Devil Strikes at Night poster
      The Devil Strikes at Night
      The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum poster
      The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum
      The Bird With the Crystal Plumage poster
      The Bird With the Crystal Plumage
      The Tin Drum poster
      The Tin Drum

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 50% Schubert in Love Professor Schubert, Olafs Vater (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Mentsch Marcus Schwarz / Menachem Teitelbaum (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pinocchio Geppetto (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gegengerade - 20359 St. Pauli Unknown (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Christmoose Carol Weihnachtsmann (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Passion & Poetry: The Ballad of Sam Peckinpah Unknown (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Epstein's Night Jochen Epstein (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet 80% The Fearless Four Fred (Voice) - 1997
      53% 57% Smilla's Sense of Snow Capt. Sigmund Lukas (Character) $2.3M 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Il piccolo lord Carl Schneibel (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 83% Felidae Blaubart (Voice) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Abyssinia Enzo Pagnini (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 20% Money The Turk (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cave of the Golden Rose II The King (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Quiet Days in Clichy Ernest Regentag (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cafe Europa Mikis (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bachelor L'amico di Gräsler (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet 73% Cave of the Golden Rose The King (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet 45% Francesco Cardinal Ugolino (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Try This One for Size Radnitz (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Les garçons de la rue Panisperna Corbino (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Devil's Paradise Schomberg (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Second Victory Dr. Sepp Kunzli (Character) - 1986
      27% 30% The Holcroft Covenant Erich Kessler/Jürgen Mass (Character) $151.6K 1985
      No Score Yet 60% Class Relations Der Onkel (Character) - 1984
      93% 85% Lola Schukert (Character) - 1982
      84% 84% The Tin Drum Alfred Matzerath (Character) $5.5K 1979
      71% 62% Fedora Corfu Hotel Manager (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Am Afraid Judge Moser (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Un anno di scuola Prof. Taucer (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cuore di cane Bormenthàl (Character) - 1976
      88% 84% The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum Kommissar Beizmenne (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Weak Spot Manager (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 62% What Have They Done to Your Daughters? Commissioner Valentini (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 65% The Italian Connection Luca Canali (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 80% The Assassination of Matteotti Benito Mussolini (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 87% Caliber 9 Rocco Musco (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Scalawag Bunch Brother Tuck (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 55% The Short Night of the Glass Dolls Jacques Versain (Character) - 1971
      89% 66% The Red Tent Biagi (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 50% Deadlock Charles Dump (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gentlemen in White Vests Bruno "Dandy" Stiegler (Character) - 1970
      85% 80% The Bird With the Crystal Plumage Berto Consalvi (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 36% A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof Harry (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghosts -- Italian Style Alfredo Mariano (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Treasure of San Gennaro Sciascillo (Character) - 1966
      91% 82% I Knew Her Well Emilio Ricci (Character) $9.3K 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Scoundrel's Honour Georg/Orje (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet 50% The Camp Followers Castagnoli (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 64% Ten Little Indians Herr Grohmann (Character) - 1965
      97% 67% Major Dundee Sergeant Gomez (Character) $14.9K 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet That Man in Istanbul Bill (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Every Man's Woman Paolo (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Apache Gold Frederick Santer (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 91% The Visitor Cucaracha (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunscorched Abel Dragna (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Station Six-Sahara Santos (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Taste of Violence Chamaco (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jail Break Mario Tagliabue (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My School Chum Niedermoser (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Boomerang Georg Kugler (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 100% Brainwashed Mirko Centowic (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Day It Rained Werner Maurer (Character) - 1959
      89% 73% The Devil Strikes at Night Bruno Luedke (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Doctor of Stalingrad Pelz (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rosemary Horst (Character) - 1958