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Mario Adorf

(Zurich, 8 December 1930)



He was born in Zurich to Alice calabrese, a German nurse and the surgeon Adorf Matthew Menniti, Mario studied Borromean sisters, in 1950 he attended The University of Mainz. In 1953 he returned to Zurich to pursue their studies and here he began collaborating with the theatre Schauspielhaus in Zurich as a helper and Assistant Director. In 1954 he left University to study acting in the Munich Academy Otto Falkenberg .

From the same year he began to play regularly at the Kammerspiele Theater. After some minor parts in films, the role that does emerge is that of the psychopathic Killer in the film of Robert Siodmak Secret order of the Third Reich, the success of which causes to Adorf under negative roles in the years ahead.       In 1961 Adorf, in addition to debut in French cinema with The spy of the century by Yves Ciampi begins in an Italian production in the film A Cavallo della Tigre by Luigi Comencini, where is the violent Tagliabue; Despite the economic failure of the film, the role open to Adorf doors of Cinecittà, in which the actor will be a recurring presence extremely until 2000. In 1963 Adorf took part in the successful saga western Winnetou as a Villain, in the film the Valley of long knives. The same year there is a meeting between Adorf and Director Antonio Pietrangeli, who will exploit for two of his best known films, the visit and I Conoscevo WellThe ' 65 is the actor one of the most productive years, where will participate among others to the films Le Soldatesse Valeri Zurlini, Sam Peckinpah's Major Dundee, Ten little Indians of George Pollock and international co-production The secret warThe following year the dingus Sciascilo in Operazione San Gennaro di Dino Risi, while in 1967 is the false Specter of Questi Fantasmi by Renato Castellani. In the next biennium interprets Two Spaghetti Westerns of some significance And the roof will be a starry sky and the specialistsIn 1969 she starred in the movie The red tent, starring alongside Sean Connery and Claudia Cardinale. In the 1970 's called by Dario Argento to recite the famous thriller The bird with the Crystal plumageBy 1972 Italian crime becomes an icon of Mario Adorf, in the same year appeared in the television program The adventures of Pinocchio, in the film When women lost their Tails by Pasquale Festa Campanile, takes part in The Polizia Ringrazia, films considered progenitor of the detective genre. In the early 1980s Adorf has a great chance to work, being called to join the cast of the film Fitzcarraldo directed by Werner Herzog; Also various important parts in some movies refuse Adorf as one, two, Three! Billy Wilder, The Godfather of Francis Ford Coppola and The wild bunch by Sam Peckinph, refused the part of General Mapache considering it too violent. Over the years Adorf embarked also as a singer, television host, author and dubber of cartoons. His first wife was actress Lis Verhoeven, this report was born the daughter Stella Adorf (actress). Mario remarried in 1985 with the former model Monique Faye, with which lived from the late 1960s. He lives in Mayen, a city that in 2001 awarded him an honorary citizen.Here Adorf spent most of his childhood and here every year the Burgfestpiele FestivalFrom 30 August 2004 is an honorary member of Alemannia Aachen. On 19 November 2010 received an honorary doctorate from the University of Mainz.




08/15, directed by Paul May, 1954 

The strange war of the Nco Asch, directed by Paul May, 1955

Kirschen in Nachbars Garten, directed by Erich Engles, 1956

La Ragazza della Salina, directed by Frantisěk Čàp, 1957

Vater, Unser Bestes Stuck, directed by Gunther Luders, 1957

Secret order of the Third Reich, directed by Robert Siodmak, 1957

The prisoner of Stalingrad, directed by Gárdonyi von radványi, 1958

The girl Rosemarie, directed by Rolf Thiele, 1958

S.O.S. York!, directed by Georg Tressler, 1958

The devil kills so?, directed by Ger Oswald, 1959

Boomerang – even the young Kill, directed by Alfred Weidenmann, 1960

In the grip of the SS, directed by Roebrt Siodmak, 1960

Checkmate to madness, directed by Gerd Oswald, 1960

The spy of the century, directed by Yves Ciampi, 1960

Fever of Revolt, directed by Robert Hossein, 1961

A Cavallo della Tigre, directed by Luigi Comencini, 1961

Lulu, the primitive love, directed by Rolf Thiele, 1962

The legend of Fra Diavolo, directed by Leopoldo Savona, 196

Strasse der Verheissung, directed by Imo Moszkowicz, 1962

Sahara Outpost, directed by Seth Holt, 1962

Die Endlose Nacht, directed by Will Tremper, 1963

Luxury Horizontal, directed by Rolf Thiele, 1963

The Valley of the long knives, Director of Haral Reinl, 1963

The visit, directed by Antonio Pietrangeli, 1963

The long road of vengeance, directed by Rolf Olsen, 1964

Hamburg homicide squad, directed by Jurgen Roland, 1964

The conquest of Arkansas, directed by Paul Martin, 1964

Sierra Charriba, directed by Sam Peckinph, 1965

The secret war, directed by Christian-Jaque and Werner Klinger, 1965

Ten little Indians, directed by George Pollock, 1965

Le Soldatesse, directed by Valerio Zurlini, 1965

Io la Conoscevo Bene, directed by Antonio Pietrangeli, 1965

Colpo Grosso a Galata Street, directed by Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi, 1965

Operazione San Gennaro, directed by Dino Risi, 1966

Jessy doesn't forgive ... Kills, by Jaime Jesús Balcàzar, 1966

These ghosts, directed by Renato Castellani, 1967

Una Rosa per Tutti, directed by Franco Rossi, 1967

The gentle Ladies, directed by Luigi Zampa, 1967

... And the roof will be a starry sky, directed by Giulio Petroni, 1968

The specialists, directed by Sergio Corbucci, 1969

The red curtain, directed by Mikhail Kalazotozishvili, 1969

The bird from the Crystal plumage, directed by Dario Argento, 1970

The case Private Venus, directed by Yves Boissett, 1970

Three Duel, directed by Roland Kick, 1970

The Archer of fire, directed by Giorgio Ferroni, 1971

An eel from 300 million, directed by Salvatore Samperi, 1971

Short night of glass dolls, directed by Aldo Lado, 1971

When women lost their Tail, directed by Pasquale Festa Campanile, 1972

Milano Calibro 9, directed by Ferdinando Di Leo, 1972

La Mala Ordina, directed by Fernando di Leo, 1972

La Violenza: Quinto Potere, directed by Florestano Vancini, 1972

Il Delitto Matteotti, by Florestano Vancini, 1973

The trip to Vienna, directed by Edgar Reitz, 1973

Brigitte, Laura, Ursula, Monica, Raquel, Litz, Florinda, Barbara, Claudia and Sophie and I call them All ... My soul, directed by Maruvo Ivaldi, 1974

La Polizia Chiede Aiuto, directed by Massimo Dallamano, 1974

Processo per Direttissima, directed by Lucio De Caro, 1974

The Snag, directed by Peter Fleischmann, 1975

The case of Katharina Blum, 1975

A dog's heart, directed by Alberto Lattuada, 1976

I am afraid, directed by Damiano Damiani, 1977

A year of school, directed by Franco Giraldi, 1977

Fedora, directed by Billy Wilder, 1978

The Tin Tambira, 1979

Disobedience, directed by Aldo Lado, 1981

Lola, directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1981

Invitation au voyage, directed by Peter Del Monte, 1982

State Buoni se Potete, directed by Luigi Magni, 1983

Class relation, directed by Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub

The return of the Eagles, 1985

Momo, directed by Johannes Schaap, 1986

Mino-Il Piccolo Alpino, directed by Gianfranco Albano, 1986

Italian night, directed by Carlo Mazzacurati, 1987

I'm going to get my Cat, directed by Giuliano Biagetti, 1987

I Ragazzi di Via Panisperna, directed by Gianni Amelio, 1988

Francis, directed by Liliana Cavani, 1989

Parlour game, directed by Nanni Loy, 1989

If you like ... Go, directed by Guy Hamilton, 1989

My dear doctor Directed, directed by Roberto Faenza, 1990

Alleged Violent, directed by Georges Lautner, 1990

Quiet days in Clichy, directed by Claude Chabrol, 1990

Pizza Colonia, directed by Klaus Emmerich, 1991

Abyssinia, directed by Francis Ranieri Martinotti, 1993

Smilla's sense of snow, directed by Bille August, 1997





The adventures of Pinocchio, by Luigi Comencini

Olga and her children, directed by Salvatore Nocita

La Piovra 4, directed by Luigi Perelli

Fantaghirò, directed by Lamberto Bava

A man of respect, directed by Damiano Damiani

Fantaghirò 2, directed by Lamberto Bava

The return of little Lord Fauntleroy, directed by Giorgio Capitani

Fly Sciusciù, directed by Joseph Sargent

I Ragazzi della Via Pal, directed by Maurizio Zaccaro



He was voiced by



Pino Locchi in The female soldiersThe Red TentLa Polizia RingraziaI'm Scared

Gianni Musy in Short night of glass dollsFantaghirò 1-2

Stefano Satta Flores in Milano Calibro 9La Mala Ordina

Mario Feliciani in A Cavallo della Tigre

Alexander Salih in The secret war

Carlo Croccolo in Operazione San Gennaro

Adriano Micantoni in The bird with the Crystal plumage

Glauco Onorato in The Archer to Fire

Ivo Garrani in Montessori

Giampiero Albertini in La Polizia Chiede Aiuto

Silvio Spaccessi in Dog Hearts

Omero Antonutti in Disobedience

Renato Mori in The return of the EaglesOlga and her children

Sergio Fiorentini in Mino – the little Alpine

Giuseppe Rinaldi in I'm going to get the cat

Bruno Alexander in Smilla's sense of snow

Aldo Giuffrè in specialists; ... Roof and a starry sky

Michele Gammino in Francis

Luciano De Ambrosis in Major Dundee