Mario Maurer

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Mario Maurer Läme
Mario Maurer at CTW 10-5-2015.jpg
Born Mario Maurer
(1988-12-04) 4 December 1988 (age 26)
Bangkok, Thailand
Other names Nuttavut Maurer, Oh (nickname)
Occupation Actor, model, singer
Years active 2004–present
Religion Roman Catholicism

Mario Maurer (Thai: มาริโอ้ เมาเร่อ, Thai pronunciation: [maːríʔôː mawrɤ̂ː], German pronunciation: [ˈmaːʁio ˈmaʊ̯ʁɐ]; born December 4, 1988) is a Thai model and actor. Starting off a career as a model at age 16, he later became best known for his lead role in the 2007 film, The Love of Siam and the 2010 sleeper hit, First Love. He also the lead star of Thailand's highest grossing film of all time, Pee Mak. He is also part of a group called 4+1 Channel 3 Superstar with Nadech Kugimiya, Prin Suparat, Pakorn Chatborirak, and Phupoom Pongpanu.



When Maurer was 16 years old, he was approached at Siam Square to try out modeling. From there on, he started doing photo shoots, commercials and music videos.[1] 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 to-do list." 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.

He won the Best Actor award in Starpics Thai Films Awards and also nominated in Bangkok Critics Assembly and Star Entertainment Awards.[4]

Director Bhandit Rittakol had approached Maurer for Boonchu 9, but he was tied up with other projects.[5] He has been cast in the 2008 film by Chatchai Naksuriya, Friendship. The film is set around 1983. Maurer starring opposite Apinya Sakuljaroensuk,[6] 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[7] 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.[8]

Maurer gained popularity after he starred in the 2010 film First Love.

Other work[edit]

Maurer (right) with his brother and his mother

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.[9] 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 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,[10] Pepsi, Dutchmill and Sony Ericsson. In July 2011, he was signed to become an endorser for the Philippine clothing brand, Penshoppe [11] 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 entitled Suddenly It's Magic.[12][12] 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.[13] On October 29, he hit the runway at the Philippine Fashion Week held at SMX Convention Center.[14][15] On August 3, 2013, Maurer return to the Philippines for promoting his movie Pee Mak and had a fan conference in two venues, SM North EDSA and SM Mall of Asia the following day together with Baifern Pimchanok,[16] as part of Baifern's official Penshoppe endorser.[17] As expected, thousands of fans in attendance for continuing support for both stars of the 2010 hit movie First Love.

Personal life[edit]

Maurers interest include skateboarding, hip-hop, and cars. Even though he is of Thai Chinese and German descent, he cannot speak German and only understands some Mandarin.[18] He is a native speaker of Thai and also speaks English. He converted to Roman Catholicism from Buddhism.[19] His father Roland died of a heart attack resulting from diabetes on June 27, 2011.[20] He has a very close relationship with his elder brother who works as a hip-hop artist and actor as well. He was in a relationship with actress Gubgib Sumontip before they decided to end their 9-year relationship on January 2013.[21][22]

Maurer and Witwisit Hiranyawongkul[edit]

Mario Maurer with Witwisit Hiranyawongkul at the Star Entertainment Awards in 2008.

Due to the success of The Love of Siam, the chemistry between Mew, played by Witwisit Hiranyawongkul and Tong, played by Maurer, has been an issue and a trending topic. Hiranyawongkul has told reporters that he and Maurer are just good friends, and credited the film's editing for their seeming chemistry on-screen: "Usually, when having dialogue in the movie, we were facing different cameras." On the set, their eyes usually met the film crews', who helped make sure they acted with the right expressions.[23]

The two later performed together at a concert after not seeing each other in years, at which Maurer asked him "Mew, do you miss Tong?", and Hiranyawongkul responded "Let me think about that. If Tong didn't invite me, I wouldn't be here".[24]

They were also seen together during the ending credits of the film Love on that Day, in which Mario was the lead actor but in which Hiranyawongkul had not been a member of the cast.[25]

On the English and Thai-language TV show English Breakfast, Maurer was asked by one of its hosts if he has been "accused of being gay" due to his role in The Love of Siam. He replied "Yeah, people accused me, saying 'Are you gay'? You're kissing a man." When asked how he deals with that, he replied "If people see me in my eyes or talk to me, they'll know I'm a straight man. I'm not gay."[26]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Love of Siam Tong Critically acclaimed movie
2008 Friendship Singha Lead role
4 Romance Mee / Beaver
2009 Rahtree Reborn Rung
Rahtree Revenge
2010 Saranae Siblor Ake
First Love Shone
Eternity Young buddhist monk Cameo appearance
The Dog Art Lead role
Saranae Hen Phi Doh
2011 The Outrage Monk Supporting role
Bangkok Assassins Na Lead role
2012 Friends Never Die Gun
Rak Sud Teen Aek
Love On That Day Martin Chinese film
Jan Dara: The Beginning Jan Dara Lead role
Suddenly It's Magic Marcus Hanson Philippine film
2013 Pee Mak Mak Lead role
Jan Dara: The Finale Jan Dara
2015 Prisana young photographer Short film
2016 Take Me Home Lead role


Year Title Role Network Notes
2010 Tai Fah Tawan Diow Minho Modernine TV Lead role
2011 Plerng Torranong Plerngrit "Plerng" Channel 3
2012 Rak Kerd Nai Talad Sode Tong
2013 Madam Dun Neks
2014 Roy Ruk Hak Liam Tawan Onizuka Takeshi
Roy Fun Tawan Deard Main cast
2015 Song Huajai Nee Puea Tur Tharatorn / Warong Lead role
2017 Bun Lang Dok Mai

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2nd Asian Film Awards[27]
Best Supporting Actor The Love of Siam Nominated
1st Siam Dara Star Awards
Hot Young Man Won
6th Starpics Thai Films Awards [28]
Best Actor Won
17th Bangkok Critics Assembly Awards[29]
6th Thailand Film Festival Awards
Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
7th Star Entertainment Awards[30]
Best Actor Nominated
10th Cinemanila International Film Festival[31]
6th Seventeen Choice Awards[32]
Seventeen Choice Hottie Male Won
3rd OK! Awards
Rising Star Award[33] Won
9th Top Awards
Best Rising Star Film Actor[34] Friendship Won
IN Young Generation Awards
Hot Guy Award[35] N/A Won
10th Top Awards
Best Film Actor Rahtree Reborn Nominated
IN Young Generation Awards[36]
Sexy Guy Award N/A Won
19th Bangkok Critics Assembly Awards
Best-Looking Actor First Love Nominated
9th Star Entertainment Awards
Favorite Actor Nominated
11th Top Awards
Best Film Actor Won
1st Mthai Top Talk Awards
Top-talk Star Couple
(with Pimchanok Luevisadpaibul)
9th Seventeen Choice Awards
Seventeen Choice Hottie Male Nominated
TV3 Fanclub Awards
Most Popular Actor Plerng Torranong Nominated
9th Kom Chad Luek Awards
Excellent Actor for Drama Nominated
Popular Actor Award Nominated
Mekhala Awards
Anti-Drugs Celebrity N/A Won
6th Asian Film Awards[37][38]
Best Supporting Actor The Outrage Nominated
12th Top Awards
Best Film Actor Jan Dara: The Beginning Nominated
23rd Star Party TV Pool Awards
Attractive Smile Star Award N/A Won
1st Candy Style Awards
Most Stylish Candy Cover Boy[39] N/A Won
10th Seventeen Choice Awards[40]
Seventeen Choice Actor N/A Won
TV3 Fanclub Awards
Most Popular Actor Rak Kerd Nai Talad Sode Nominated
SeeSan Bunterng Awards
Popular Leading Male of the Year Won
6th Nine Entertain Awards
Actor of the Year Rak Kerd Nai Talad Sode & Jan Dara: The Beginning Nominated
27th TV Gold Awards
Outstanding Actor Rak Kerd Nai Talad Sode Nominated
10th Kom Chad Luek Awards
Best Drama Actor Nominated
Popular Actor Award Nominated
6th Siam Dara Star Awards
Actor Excellent Pee Mak Won
Most Popular Male Star Nominated
11th Seventeen Choice Awards
Hot Guys of the Year[41] Won
2nd Kerd Awards
Born to be Together
(with Davika Hoorne)
Kerd of the Year Won
9th ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards[42]
Pop Screen Kiss
(with Erich Gonzales)
Suddenly It's Magic Nominated
Pop Love Team
(with Erich Gonzales)
11th Starpics Thai Films Awards
Best Actor Pee Mak Won
22nd Bangkok Critics Assembly Awards
Best Actor Nominated
TV3 Fanclub Awards
Most Popular Actor Madam Dun Nominated
7th Nine Entertain Awards
Actor of the Year Pee Mak & Jan Dara: The Finale Won
28th TV Gold Awards
Outstanding Actor Madam Dun Nominated
8th Kazz Awards
Popular Actor Award Pee Mak Nominated
Superstar Man of the Year Nominated
3rd Daradaily The Great Awards
Best Film Actor of the Year Won
7th Siam Dara Star Awards
Most Popular Male Star N/A Nominated
12th Seventeen Choice Awards
Seventeen Choice Actor N/A Won
TV3 Fanclub Awards
Most Popular Actor Roy Ruk Hak Liam Tawan Nominated
SeeSan Bunterng Awards
Popular Leading Male of the Year Won
4th Daradaily The Great Awards
Drama Actor of the Year Nominated
Maya Channel Awards
Best Leading Actor (Drama) Nominated
8th Siam Dara Star Awards
Most Popular Male Star N/A Nominated
TV3 Fanclub Awards
Most Popular Actor Song Huajai Nee Puea Tur Pending


  1. ^ [interview with Mario Maurer "Woody was born here," the Modern Nine TV on August 3, 2008 from 10 to 11 PM.]
  2. ^ Love of Siam,; retrieved 2007-12-29
  3. ^ a b Francois Oosthuizen, "2Profile_MARIO". 2 Magazine. September 2008. p.67-81
  4. ^ 2007 Thai film awards summary, Retrieved on 17 February 2011 .
  5. ^ All in the family
  6. ^ Mario and Saiparn in Friendship (Thai)
  7. ^ “ปรัชญา” เชื่อมั่น รักต่างมุมมอง “ฝัน-หวาน-อาย-จูบ” โดนแน่ (Thai)
  8. ^ Buppha Reborn
  9. ^ "Mario Maurer". Hamburger Magazine. November 2007.
  10. ^ and cloud 9 commercial by Unilever company Honda Jazz
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ a b Mario Maurer meets with Star Cinema executives for a possible movie and Maurer really have fun to have a movie with Erich Gonzales. | The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz. (2011-08-08). Retrieved on 2012-01-13.
  13. ^ Mario Maurer Fan Conference (FanCon) in Manila Announced. October 13, 2011. Retrieved October 29, 2011
  14. ^ ABS-CBN News. September 28, 2011. Retrieved October 29, 2011
  15. ^ Mario Maurer to headline Philippine Fashion Week this October. October 16, 2011. Retrieved October 29, 2011
  16. ^
  17. ^
  18. ^ "the other Mario" Retrieved June 14, 2012.
  19. ^ The secret of Mario, page 28, ISBN 9789740528661
  20. ^ [1] (Thai)
  21. ^ Krissa, Donida (January 12, 2012). "Mario Maurer isn't bothered by Erich Gonzales revealing that he has a girlfriend.". Push. Retrieved June 14, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Mario Maurer downgrades relationship status with Gubgib to the word 'friends'". Sugar Daily. January 31, 2013. Retrieved July 5, 2014.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  23. ^ witwisit hiranyawongkul and mario maurer
  24. ^ 4-1 Superstar Concert Thai
  25. ^
  26. ^ Maurer, Mario (July 31, 2011). Interview with Suphajon Klinsuwan. English Breakfast. TPBS. Bangkok.  Missing or empty |title= (help);
  27. ^ Nominations & winners
  28. ^ STARPICS THAI FILMS AWARDS # 5 (๒๕๕๐) (Thai)
  29. ^ ผลรางวัลชมรมวิจารณ์บันเทิง ครั้งที่ 16 ประจำปี 2550 (Thai)
  30. ^ Result of Star Entertainment Awards (Thai)
  31. ^ 2008 DEKADA CINEMANILA AWARDEES Dekada Cinemanila
  32. ^ Seventeen Teen Choice Awards. iheartlakorns. OCTOBER 28, 2008.
  33. ^ OK! Awards 2008. iheartlakorns. OCTOBER 30, 2008.
  34. ^ Awards 2008 winners. iheartlakorns. JANUARY 27, 2009.
  35. ^ Ken and Aff won “Best On Screen Couple” at the IN magazine Award. iheartlakorns. FEBRUARY 10, 2009.
  36. ^ Pictures from the “IN Young Generation Awards 2009″. iheartlakorns. FEBRUARY 10, 2010.
  37. ^ "2012 Asian Film Awards List of Nominees – Eugene Domingo gets Best Actress nomination". Retrieved October 7, 2012. 
  38. ^ "Moments with Mario Maurer". Retrieved October 7, 2012. 
  39. ^ Style Awards 2012. remakestyle. May 10, 2012.
  40. ^ Sweet, sexy and Seventeen. The Nation. November 17, 2012.
  41. ^ Mario Maurer is Seventeen Magazine’s “Hot Guys Awards 2013″ (Photo)!. WHY NOT COCONUT! E-NEWS AT ITS BEST!. OCTOBER 17, 2013.
  42. ^ Nominees for ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice released. ABS-CBNnews. October 20, 2013.

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