Mario Maurer

Mario Maurer

Mario Maurer (มาริโอ้ เมาเร่อ)
Born Mario Maurer
4 December 1988 (1988-12-04) (age 22)
Thailand
Other names Nuttavut Maurer
Occupation Actor, model, singer
Years active 2004-present
Website
http://www.ohohmario.com/

Mario Maurer (Thai: มาริโอ้ เมาเร่อ, born December 4, 1988 in Thailand) is a Thai of German descent model and actor. He is best known for his lead roles in the 2007 film, The Love of Siam and the 2010 sleeper hit, First Love (A Little Thing Called Love).

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Biography

Mario Maurer was born in Bangkok, Thailand. He is of Chinese and German descent[1] He attended school at St. Dominic School in Bangkok and now is studying in Ramkhamhaeng University, majoring in Communication Arts. Mario Maurer is a Roman Catholic.[citation needed] At the age of 16, Maurer became a model doing photo shoots, commercials and music videos. In 2007, he made his feature film debut in a leading role in The Love of Siam, written and directed by Chukiat Sakweerakul.[2] The role "Tong" brought him many accolades and instant fame far beyond Thailand's borders. Commenting on his new-found fame, "I didn't want to do it, Acting wasn't on my list to do." He decided to do the movie because he trusted the director "Chukiat" and the movie would give him many opportunities. He'd be making money to help his family. He became famous in this film because of his gay role.[3]

His other work as a model.

The film's promotion did not play up its homosexual romance. Nonetheless, most critics have given extremely positive reviews.[4] When asked about his kissing scenes with Witwisit Hirunwongkul in The Love of Siam, Maurer said, "I was nervous. I've never kissed a man and kissing is not something you do every day."[5] Maurer has been nominated for an Asian Film Awards in the category of Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Love of Siam, but lost to Sun Hong-Lei for Mongol.[6] He won the Best Actor award in Southeast Asian film category at the 10th Cinemanila International Film Festival. His performance was described as "Mature acting choices within a wide range of situations. Beneath a calm and placid external demeanor his performance he displayed a rich inner struggle dealing with emotional burdens, with family, friends, his social circle and his romantic and sexual awakening."[7]

He won the Best Actor award in Starpics Thai Films Awards and also nominated in Bangkok Critics Assembly and Star Entertainment Awards.[8]

Director Bhandit Rittakol had approached Maurer for Boonchu 9, but he was tied up with other projects.[9] He has been cast in the 2008 film by Chatchai Naksuriya, Friendship. The film is set around 1983. Maurer starring opposite Apinya Sakuljaroensuk,[10] as 12th grade student. That same year he appeared in a segment of the four-story anthology 4 Romance (segment "Joob" or Kiss) directed by Rashane Limtrakul[11] Maurer's projects after 2008 include a comedy-horror film written and directed by Yuthlert Sippapak, Rahtree Reborn, scheduled for release in April 2009, in which he starred opposite Chermarn Boonyasak.[12]

Maurer gained popularity after he starred in the 2010 film First Love (A Little Thing Called Love).

Other work

His brother Marco, teamed up in a hip-hop duo "PsyCho & Lil’Mario" with Mario. They have released their debut PsyCho & Lil’Mario: Dem Crazy Boyz on October 31, 2007.[13] He worked as a hypeman in this album. But Maurer later described "It was just for fun. I know myself - I'm not a singer. That's not my dream."[3]

Maurer (right) with his brother and his mother

Maurer participated in endorsements for the first time for Exit Rollon and other popular brands such as The Pizza Company, Sugus, Foremost and now he acted as the presenter for Honda Jazz,[14] Pepsi, Dutchmill and Sony Ericsson. In July 2011, he was signed to become an endorser for the Philippine clothing brand, Penshoppe [15] He also signed a one movie picture contract with Star Cinema, a Philippine film production company. He will be paired with Erich Gonzales in the film that is due to release in 2012.[16][16] On October 28, 2011, Maurer had a Press and Fan Conference in Philippine International Convention Center with thousands of fans in attendance, as a part of his official launch as a Penshoppe endorser.[17] On October 29, he hit the runway at the Philippine Fashion Week held at SMX Convention Center.[18][19]

Personal life

Maurer is the son of German father, Roland, and a Thai Chinese mother, Warunya.[20] His father had a business exporting deodorant made from alum.He has an elder brother, Germany-born Marco, a rapper who is currently signed with the recording label N.Y.U. Club.[21]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Love of Siam Tong
2008 Friendship Singha
4 Romance Beaver Segment "Joob" or Kiss
Saranair Siblor Ekap สาระแนสิบล้อ
2009 Rahtree Reborn Rang
2009 Rahtree Revenge Rang
2010 Autumn Destiny Kim Min Ho
2010 First Love (A Little Thing Called Love) Shone
2010 Saranae Hen Pee Do
2011 Bangkok Kung Fu Naa
2012 Suddenly It's Magic TBA Philippine film production under Star Cinema with Erich Gonzales

References

  1. ^ Biography Mario Maurer (Thai)
  2. ^ Love of Siam, Movieseer.com; retrieved 2007-12-29
  3. ^ a b Francois Oosthuizen, "2Profile_MARIO". 2 Magazine. September 2008. p.67-81
  4. ^ Queer cinema shines at Thai Film Awards
  5. ^ Saeng-Aroon, Vitaya. December 6, 2007. Love in a hot climate, The Nation (Thailand); retrieved 2007-12-13
  6. ^ Nominations & winners asianfilmawards.org
  7. ^ 10th Cinemanila International Film Festival
  8. ^ 2007 Thai film awards summary, Thaicinema.org, <http://www.thaicinema.org/news51_062rangwan.asp>. Retrieved on 17 February 2008 .
  9. ^ All in the family dailyxpress.net
  10. ^ Mario and Saiparn in Friendship sanook.com (Thai)
  11. ^ “ปรัชญา” เชื่อมั่น รักต่างมุมมอง “ฝัน-หวาน-อาย-จูบ” โดนแน่ dailynews.co.th (Thai)
  12. ^ Buppha Reborn .thaicinema.org
  13. ^ "Mario Maurer". Hamburger Magazine. November 2007.
  14. ^ Honda Jazz positioningmag.com
  15. ^ Thai heartthrob Mario Maurer set to visit Manila for a local endorsement. Mario is expected to be in Philippines on October to have his photoshoot for Penshoppe.
  16. ^ a b [1]
  17. ^ Manila Paper: Mario Maurer Fan Conference http://manila-paper.net/mario-maurer-fan-conference-fancon-in-manila-revealed/14612 Retrieved October 29, 2011
  18. ^ ABS-CBN News http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/advertorial/entertainment/09/28/11/penshoppe-unleashes-thai-invasion-mario-maurer Retrieved October 29, 2011
  19. ^ PEP.ph http://www.pep.ph/celeb/fashion/26015/mario-maurer-to-headline-philippine-fashion-week-this-october Retrieved October 29, 2011
  20. ^ Interview with Mario Maurer newswit.com (Thai)
  21. ^ Marco Maurer nyuclub.com (Thai)

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