|Years active 1954-present|
Name Mario Adorf
|Role Film actor|
Children Stella Adorf
|Born 8 September 1930 (age 92) (1930-09-08) Zurich, Switzerland|
Books Der Mäusetöter, Der Dieb von Trastevere. Geschichten aus Italien
Albums Al dente, Schon bos': Adorf singt Kreisler
Spouse Monique Faye (m. 1985), Lis Verhoeven (m. 1962–1964)
Movies The Tin Drum, Apache Gold, The Devil Strikes at Night, The Lost Honour of Katharina, Major Dundee
Similar People Lis Verhoeven, Volker Schlondorff, David Bennent, Angela Winkler, Fernando Di Leo
Talk with actor and author mario adorf talking germany
Mario Adorf (born 8 September 1930) is a German actor who has 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.
- Talk with actor and author mario adorf talking germany
- Mario Adorf Interview zu Pizza Colonia 1991
Mario Adorf Interview zu Pizza Colonia, 1991
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.
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