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    Peter Lorre

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    (Laszlo Lowenstein)
    June 26, 1904 – March 23, 1964

    Peter Lorre might have invented the Hollywood stereotype of sinister foreigner.

    Lorre was one of the first to be typecast in that role; you can see him in such classics as "The Maltese Falcon" and "Casablanca". Short, bulging eyes, crooked smile... so sinister! So foreign!

    Lorre was foreign, natch; he was born as Laszlo Lowenstein in what is now Slovakia to a Jewish family. His first role was as a child killer in Fritz Lang's classic "M"... the villainous mark stuck with him as he transitioned to English and American films.

    There was a respite from the sinister, however. In the late 1930s, Lorre starred in eight movies as a good guy: a detective named Mr. Moto. That would be Japanese detective Mr. Moto.

    Probably he should have stuck with villains...

    Verdict: Jew.

    August 20, 2018

    See Also

    Ingrid Bergman

    Rick Blaine

    Michael Curtiz

    Fritz Lang

    Erich von Stroheim
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