Mario Maurer

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Mario Maurer
Mario Maurer at CTW 10-5-2015.jpg
Mario Maurer in 2018
Born Mario Maurer
(1988-12-04) December 4, 1988 (age 29)
Bangkok, Thailand
Other names Nutthawuth Maurer, Oh Mario
Education
Occupation
Years active 2007–present
Agent Channel 3 (2011–present)
Relatives
  • Marco Maurer (brother)
Website mariomaurer.com

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.

Biography[edit]

Career[edit]

When Maurer was 16 years old, he was approached at Siam Square to try out modeling.[1] 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.[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 was cast in the 2008 film by Chatchai Naksuriya, Friendship. The film is set around 1983. Maurer starred 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 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.[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 following the unexpected popularity from the showing of his film Crazy Little Thing Called Love on ABS-CBN network.[11] 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.[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 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,[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' 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.[18] 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.[19] He has a very close relationship with his brother, a hip-hop artist and actor.[20][21]

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.[22]

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".[23]

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.[24]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes With
2007 The Love of Siam Tong Lead role None
2008 Friendship Singha Apinya Sakuljaroensuk
4 Romance Mee / Beaver
2009 Rahtree Reborn Rung Chermarn Boonyasak
Rahtree Revenge
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
2015 Prisana Mario Short film None
2016 Take Me Home Tan Lead role Wannarot Sonthichai
2017 Saranair Love You

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes With
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[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2008
T-Pageant
Hot Man Of The Year N/A Won
2nd Asian Film Awards
Best Supporting Actor The Love of Siam Nominated [25]
1st Siam Dara Star Awards
Hot Young Man Won
6th Starpics Thai Films Awards
Best Actor Won [26]
17th Bangkok Critics Assembly Awards
Nominated [27]
6th Thailand Film Festival Awards
Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
7th Star Entertainment Awards
Best Actor Nominated [28]
10th Cinemanila International Film Festival
Won [29]
6th Seventeen Choice Awards
Seventeen Choice Hottie Male Won [30]
3rd OK! Awards
Rising Star Award Won [31]
2009
9th Top Awards
Best Rising Star Film Actor Friendship Won [32]
IN Young Generation Awards
Hot Guy Award N/A Won [33]
2010
10th Top Awards
Best Film Actor Rahtree Reborn Nominated
IN Young Generation Awards
Sexy Guy Award N/A Won [34]
19th Bangkok Critics Assembly Awards
Best-Looking Actor First Love Nominated
9th Star Entertainment Awards
Favorite Actor Nominated
2011
8th Chalermthai Awards
Actor in Leading Role Nominated
11th Top Awards
Best Film Actor Won
9th Seventeen Choice Awards
Seventeen Choice Hottie Male Nominated
1st Daradaily The Great Awards
Best Film Actor of the Year Nominated
TV3 Fanclub Awards
Most Popular Actor Plerng Torranong Nominated
2012
TCCTV (Thai Central Chinese Television) Awards
Favorite Male Artist in Thailand-Chinese Culture N/A Won [35]
Sudsapda Young & Smart Awards
Popular Actor Nominated
Stylish Guy Nominated
9th Kom Chad Luek Awards
Excellent Actor for Drama Plerng Torranong Nominated
Popular Actor Award Nominated
Mekhala Awards
Anti-Drugs Celebrity N/A Won
6th Asian Film Awards
Best Supporting Actor The Outrage Nominated [36][37]
12th Top Awards
Best Film Actor Jan Dara: The Beginning Nominated
23rd Star Party TV Pool Awards
Attractive Smile Star Award N/A Won
Asian Idol Festival
Best Overseas Artist Award Won [38]
Sports Authority of Thailand
Sportsman Award Won [39]
1st Candy Style Awards
Most Stylish Candy Cover Boy Won [40]
GreetZ Awards
GreetZ Take Home Nominated [41]
10th Seventeen Choice Awards
Seventeen Choice Actor Won [42]
TV3 Fanclub Awards
Most Popular Actor Rak Kerd Nai Talad Sode Nominated
2013
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 N/A Won [43]
2nd Kerd Awards
Born to be Together
(with Davika Hoorne)
Pee Mak Nominated
Kerd of the Year N/A Won
2nd Daradaily The Great Awards
Best Film Actor of the Year Jan Dara: The Beginning Nominated
9th ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards
Pop Screen Kiss
(with Erich Gonzales)
Suddenly It's Magic Nominated [44]
Pop Love Team
(with Erich Gonzales)
Nominated
8th OK! Awards
Female Heartthrob N/A Nominated
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
2014
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 Won
TV3 Fanclub Awards
Most Popular Actor Roy Ruk Hak Liam Tawan Nominated
1st TrueLife Awards
Leading Actor of the Year Nominated
2015
SeeSan Bunterng Awards
Popular Leading Male of the Year Won
4th Daradaily The Great Awards
Drama Actor of the Year Nominated
1st Maya Awards
Best Leading Actor (Drama) Nominated
8th Siam Dara Star Awards
Most Popular Male Star N/A Nominated
Men's Health Magazine Thailand
Men's Health Best Seller Won
TV3 Fanclub Awards
Most Popular Actor Song Huajai Nee Puea Tur Nominated
2016
2nd TrueLife Awards
Leading Actor of the Year Nominated
5th Daradaily The Great Awards
Cool Guy of the Year N/A Nominated
6th Mthai Top-Talk Awards
Top Talk-About Actor Song Huajai Nee Puea Tur Nominated
Mekala Awards
Star Vote Good Of The Year N/A Nominated
11th OK! Awards
Female Heartthrob Nominated
2017
10th Nine Entertain Awards
Popularity Award Nominated
12th Asia Model Awards
Asia Special Award – Model Won
GQ Men Of The Year
Male Lead Won
Numero Thailand Seminar on Best Beauty Brands Products 2017-18
Male Best Skin 2017-2018 Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jameson, Maggie (May 22, 2017). "Mario Maurer With His Super Success". HerInterest. Retrieved 4 Jun 2017. 
  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. ^ 2007 Thai film awards summary, Thaicinema.org. Retrieved on 17 February 2011.
  5. ^ All in the family dailyxpress.net
  6. ^ Mario and Saiparn in Friendship sanook.com (in Thai)
  7. ^ “ปรัชญา” เชื่อมั่น รักต่างมุมมอง “ฝัน-หวาน-อาย-จูบ” โดนแน่ dailynews.co.th (in Thai)
  8. ^ Buppha Reborn .thaicinema.org
  9. ^ "Mario Maurer". Hamburger Magazine. November 2007.
  10. ^ and cloud 9 commercial by Unilever company Honda Jazz positioningmag.com
  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. | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz. PEP.ph (2011-08-08). Retrieved on 2012-01-13.
  13. ^ Mario Maurer Fan Conference (FanCon) in Manila Announced Archived 2011-10-31 at the Wayback Machine.. 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. PEP.ph. October 16, 2011. Retrieved October 29, 2011
  16. ^ [1]
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ "the other Mario" Retrieved June 14, 2012.
  19. ^ [2] (in Thai)
  20. ^ Krissa, Donida (January 12, 2012). "Mario Maurer isn't bothered by Erich Gonzales revealing that he has a girlfriend". Push. Retrieved June 14, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Mario Maurer downgrades relationship status with Gubgib to the word 'friends'". Sugar Daily. January 31, 2013. Retrieved July 5, 2014. 
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  24. ^ YouTube. YouTube. Retrieved on 2017-01-22.
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  30. ^ Seventeen Teen Choice Awards Archived 2014-07-14 at the Wayback Machine.. iheartlakorns. OCTOBER 28, 2008.
  31. ^ OK! Awards 2008 Archived 2014-07-14 at the Wayback Machine.. iheartlakorns. OCTOBER 30, 2008.
  32. ^ Awards 2008 winners[permanent dead link]. iheartlakorns. JANUARY 27, 2009.
  33. ^ 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.
  34. ^ Pictures from the “IN Young Generation Awards 2009″ Archived 2013-11-18 at the Wayback Machine.. iheartlakorns. FEBRUARY 10, 2010.
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  38. ^ "Mario win Asian Idol Awards at Beijing, China". Facebook. Mario Maurer Official Facebook. Retrieved August 8, 2012. 
  39. ^ """มาริโอ้,วี,เคลลี่,โตโน่""นำทีมตบเท้ารับรางวัล""สปอร์ตแมน""". Chaopraya News (in Thai). September 8, 2012. 
  40. ^ Style Awards 2012. remakestyle. May 10, 2012.
  41. ^ "เวอร์จิ้น ฮิตซ์ แหวกแนว จัดแจกอภิมหารางวัลสุดกรี๊ดดด". MThai Music (in Thai). October 4, 2012. 
  42. ^ Sweet, sexy and Seventeen. The Nation. November 17, 2012.
  43. ^ Mario Maurer is Seventeen Magazine’s “Hot Guys Awards 2013″ (Photo)!. WHY NOT COCONUT! E-NEWS AT ITS BEST!. OCTOBER 17, 2013.
  44. ^ Nominees for ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice released. ABS-CBNnews. October 20, 2013.

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