Mario Maurer in 2018
December 4, 1988
|Other names||Nutthawuth Maurer, Oh Mario|
|Agent||Channel 3 (2011–present)|
Mario Maurer (Thai: มาริโอ้ เมาเร่อ, Thai pronunciation: [māːrīʔôː māw.rɤ̂ː], German pronunciation: [ˈmaːʁio ˈmaʊ̯ʁɐ]) is a Thai model and actor of Chinese and German ethnicity. 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 was also the lead star of Thailand's highest grossing film of all time, Pee Mak alongside Davika Hoorne. 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 then on, he started 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. 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.
He won the Best Actor award in Starpics Thai Films Awards and also nominated in Bangkok Critics Assembly and Star Entertainment Awards.
Director Bhandit Rittakol had approached Maurer for Boonchu 9, but he was tied up with other projects. He was cast in the 2008 film by Chatchai Naksuriya, Friendship. The film is set around 1983. Maurer starred opposite Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, 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. Maurer's projects after 2008 included 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.
Maurer gained popularity after he starred in the 2010 film First Love.
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. 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."
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, Pepsi, Dutchmill and Sony Ericsson. In July 2011, he was signed to become an endorser for the Philippine clothing brand, Penshoppe following the unexpected popularity from the showing of his film Crazy Little Thing Called Love on ABS-CBN network. He also signed a 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. 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. On October 29, he hit the runway at the Philippine Fashion Week held at SMX Convention Center. On August 3, 2013, Maurer returned to the Philippines to promote his movie Pee Mak and had a fan conference at two venues, SM North EDSA and SM Mall of Asia the following day together with Baifern Pimchanok, as part of Baifern's official Penshoppe endorser. As expected, thousands of fans in attendance for continuing support for both stars of the 2010 hit movie First Love.
Maurers' interests include skateboarding, hip-hop, and cars. He is naturist. Although he is half German and half Chinese, he cannot speak German and understands Mandarin. He is a native speaker of Thai and also speaks English. His father Roland died of a diabetes-related heart attack on June 27, 2011. He has a very close relationship with his brother, a hip-hop artist and actor.
Maurer and Witwisit Hiranyawongkul
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.
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".
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.
|2007||The Love of Siam||Tong||Lead role||None|
|4 Romance||Mee / Beaver|
|2009||Rahtree Reborn||Rung||Chermarn Boonyasak|
|2010||Saranae Siblor||Ake||Araya A. Hargate|
|First Love||Shone||Pimchanok Luevisadpaibul|
|Eternity||Young buddhist monk||Cameo appearance||None|
|The Dog||Art||Lead role|
|Saranae Hen Phi||Doh||Patcharapa Chaichua|
|2011||The Outrage||Monk||Supporting role||None|
|Bangkok Assassins||Na||Lead role||Jarinya Sirimongkolsakul|
|2012||Friends Never Die||Gun||Monchanok Saengchaipiangpen|
|Rak Sud Teen||Aek||Amena Gul|
|Love On That Day||Martin||Chinese film|
|Jan Dara: The Beginning||Jan Dara||Lead role||None|
|Suddenly It's Magic||Marcus Hanson||Philippine film||Erich Gonzales|
|2013||Pee Mak||Mak||Lead role||Davika Hoorne|
|Jan Dara: The Finale||Jan Dara||None|
|2016||Take Me Home||Tan||Lead role||Wannarot Sonthichai|
|2017||Saranair Love You|
|2010||Tai Fah Tawan Diow||Minho||Modernine TV||Lead Role||None|
|2011||Plerng Torranong||Plerngrit "Plerng"||Channel 3||Nathaphon Temirak|
|2012||Rak Kerd Nai Talad Sode||Tong||Rasri Balenciaga|
|2013||Madam Dun||Neks||Chermarn Boonyasak|
|2014||Roy Ruk Hak Liam Tawan||Onizuka Takeshi (Tawan)||Temeeruk Nataporn|
|Roy Fun Tawan Deard|
|2015||Song Huajai Nee Puea Tur||Tharatorn / Warong||Chalida Vijitvongthong|
|2017||Bun Lang Dok Mai||Anawin||Jarinporn Joonkiat|
|Game of Thrones Season 7||Jon Snow (Voice only, Thai dub)||HBO Asia||None||None|
|Buang Ban Ja Thorn||Lao Perng||Channel 3||Lead Role||Davika Hoorne|
|2018||Thong Eak Mor Ya Tah Chaloang||Kimberly Ann Voltemas|
Awards and nominations
|2008||Hot Man Of The Year||N/A||Won|
|Best Supporting Actor||The Love of Siam||Nominated|||
|Hot Young Man||Won|
|Actor in a Leading Role||Nominated|
|Seventeen Choice Hottie Male||Won|||
|Rising Star Award||Won|||
|2009||Best Rising Star Film Actor||Friendship||Won|||
|Hot Guy Award||N/A||Won|||
|2010||Best Film Actor||Rahtree Reborn||Nominated|
|Sexy Guy Award||N/A||Won|||
|Best-Looking Actor||First Love||Nominated|
|2011||Actor in Leading Role||Nominated|
|Best Film Actor||Won|
|Seventeen Choice Hottie Male||Nominated|
|Best Film Actor of the Year||Nominated|
|Most Popular Actor||Plerng Torranong||Nominated|
|2012||Favorite Male Artist in Thailand-Chinese Culture||N/A||Won|||
|Excellent Actor for Drama||Plerng Torranong||Nominated|
|Popular Actor Award||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||The Outrage||Nominated|||
|Best Film Actor||Jan Dara: The Beginning||Nominated|
|Attractive Smile Star Award||N/A||Won|
|Best Overseas Artist Award||Won|||
|Most Stylish Candy Cover Boy||Won|||
|GreetZ Take Home||Nominated|||
|Seventeen Choice Actor||Won|||
|Most Popular Actor||Rak Kerd Nai Talad Sode||Nominated|
|2013||Popular Leading Male of the Year||Won|
|Actor of the Year||Rak Kerd Nai Talad Sode & Jan Dara: The Beginning||Nominated|
|Outstanding Actor||Rak Kerd Nai Talad Sode||Nominated|
|Best Drama Actor||Nominated|
|Popular Actor Award||Nominated|
|Actor Excellent||Pee Mak||Won|
|Most Popular Male Star||Nominated|
|Hot Guys of the Year||N/A||Won|||
|Born to be Together
(with Davika Hoorne)
|Kerd of the Year||N/A||Won|
|Best Film Actor of the Year||Jan Dara: The Beginning||Nominated|
|Pop Screen Kiss
(with Erich Gonzales)
|Suddenly It's Magic||Nominated|||
|Pop Love Team
(with Erich Gonzales)
|Best Actor||Pee Mak||Won|
|Most Popular Actor||Madam Dun||Nominated|
|2014||Actor of the Year||Pee Mak & Jan Dara: The Finale||Won|
|Outstanding Actor||Madam Dun||Nominated|
|Popular Actor Award||Pee Mak||Nominated|
|Superstar Man of the Year||Nominated|
|Best Film Actor of the Year||Won|
|Most Popular Male Star||N/A||Nominated|
|Seventeen Choice Actor||Won|
|Most Popular Actor||Roy Ruk Hak Liam Tawan||Nominated|
|Leading Actor of the Year||Nominated|
|2015||Popular Leading Male of the Year||Won|
|Drama Actor of the Year||Nominated|
|Best Leading Actor (Drama)||Nominated|
|Most Popular Male Star||N/A||Nominated|
|Men's Health Best Seller||Won|
|Most Popular Actor||Song Huajai Nee Puea Tur||Nominated|
|2016||Leading Actor of the Year||Nominated|
|Cool Guy of the Year||N/A||Nominated|
|Top Talk-About Actor||Song Huajai Nee Puea Tur||Nominated|
|Star Vote Good Of The Year||N/A||Nominated|
|Asia Special Award – Model||Won|
|Male Best Skin 2017-2018||Won|
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- 2007 Thai film awards summary, Thaicinema.org. Retrieved on 17 February 2011.
- All in the family dailyxpress.net
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- and cloud 9 commercial by Unilever company Honda Jazz positioningmag.com
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- Mario Maurer meets with Star Cinema executives for a possible movie and Maurer really have fun to have a movie with Erich Gonzales. | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz. PEP.ph (2011-08-08). Retrieved on 2012-01-13.
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- Mario Maurer to headline Philippine Fashion Week this October. PEP.ph. October 16, 2011. Retrieved October 29, 2011
- Baifern Pimchanok is Newest Penshoppe Endorser, To Visit the Philippines this October 28-29? | BIDA KAPAMILYA. Bidakapamilya.blogspot.com (2012-10-15). Retrieved on 2017-01-22.
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-  (in Thai)
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- witwisit hiranyawongkul and mario maurer. Witwisithiranyawongkul.blogspot.com (2009-04-23). Retrieved on 2017-01-22.
- 4-1 Superstar Concert Thai. YouTube.com. Retrieved on 2017-01-22.
- YouTube. YouTube. Retrieved on 2017-01-22.
- Nominations & winners Archived 2008-01-19 at Archive.is asianfilmawards.org
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- ผลรางวัลชมรมวิจารณ์บันเทิง ครั้งที่ 16 ประจำปี 2550 popcornmag.com (in Thai)
- Result of Star Entertainment Awards manager.co.th (in Thai)
- 2008 DEKADA CINEMANILA AWARDEES Dekada Cinemanila
- Seventeen Teen Choice Awards Archived 2014-07-14 at the Wayback Machine.. iheartlakorns. OCTOBER 28, 2008.
- OK! Awards 2008 Archived 2014-07-14 at the Wayback Machine.. iheartlakorns. OCTOBER 30, 2008.
- Awards 2008 winners[permanent dead link]. iheartlakorns. JANUARY 27, 2009.
- Ken and Aff won “Best On Screen Couple” at the IN magazine Award Archived 2013-10-24 at the Wayback Machine.. iheartlakorns. FEBRUARY 10, 2009.
- Pictures from the “IN Young Generation Awards 2009″ Archived 2013-11-18 at the Wayback Machine.. iheartlakorns. FEBRUARY 10, 2010.
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- Style Awards 2012. remakestyle. May 10, 2012.
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- Sweet, sexy and Seventeen. The Nation. November 17, 2012.
- Mario Maurer is Seventeen Magazine’s “Hot Guys Awards 2013″ (Photo)!. WHY NOT COCONUT! E-NEWS AT ITS BEST!. OCTOBER 17, 2013.
- Nominees for ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice released. ABS-CBNnews. October 20, 2013.
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