Mario Maurer

Mario Maurer (Thai: มาริโอ้ เมาเร่อ; Thai pronunciation: [māːrīʔôː māw.rɤ̂ː]; German pronunciation: [ˈmaːʁio ˈmaʊ̯ʁɐ]) is a Thai actor and model, born to a German father and a Thai Chinese mother.[2]

Mario Maurer
Maurer in 2018
Born
Mario Maurer

(1988-12-04) December 4, 1988[1]
Other names
  • Nutthawuth Maurer
  • Nutthawuth Suwannarat
Education
Occupation
  • Actor
  • model
  • singer
Years active2004–present
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Websitemariomaurer.com

Maurer started a career in modeling at the age of 16. He later became best known for his lead roles in the 2007 film The Love of Siam and the 2010 sleeper hit Crazy Little Thing Called Love. He is also the lead star of Thailand's highest grossing film of all time, Pee Mak alongside Davika Hoorne. He is part of a group called 4+1 Channel 3 Superstar with Nadech Kugimiya, Prin Suparat, Pakorn Chatborirak and Phupoom Pongpanu.

Biography

Career

When Maurer was 16 years old, he was approached at Siam Square to try out modeling.[3] 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.[4] 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 director Chukiat and the movie would give him many opportunities. He would be making money to help his family. He became famous in this film because of his gay role.[5]

His other work as a model.

He won the Best Actor award in the Starpics Thai Films Awards, and was also nominated in the Bangkok Critics Assembly and Star Entertainment Awards.[6]

Director Bhandit Rittakol had approached Maurer for Boonchu 9, but he was tied up with other projects.[7] He was cast in the 2008 film by Chatchai Naksuriya, Friendship. The film is set around 1983. Maurer starred opposite Apinya Sakuljaroensuk,[8] 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.[9] 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.[10]

Maurer gained popularity after he starred in the 2010 film First Love and Thailand's highest grossing film of all time, Pee Mak.

Other work

Maurer (right) with his brother and his mother.

Maurer teamed up with his older brother Marco in the hip hop duo "PsyCho & Lil'Mario". They released their debut PsyCho & Lil'Mario: Dem Crazy Boyz on October 31, 2007.[11] Maurer worked as a hypeman in this album. He would later on describe it as "just for fun. I know myself – I'm not a singer. That's not my dream."[5]

Maurer participated in endorsements for the first time for Exit Rollon and other popular brands such as The Pizza Company, Sugus, and Foremost. He was also the presenter for Honda Jazz, and was in the cloud 9 commercial by Unilever company.[12] He also did endorsements for Pepsi, Dutchmill, and Sony Ericsson. In July 2011, he signed an endorsement contract for the Philippine clothing brand Penshoppe, following the unexpected popularity from his film Crazy Little Thing Called Love shown on the ABS-CBN network.[13] He also signed a movie contract with Star Cinema, a Philippine film production company. He was paired with Filipina film and television actress Erich Gonzales in the film released in 2012, Suddenly It's Magic.[14] On October 28, 2011, Maurer had a press and fan conference at the Philippine International Convention Center with thousands of fans in attendance, as a part of his official launch as a Penshoppe endorser.[15] On October 29, he hit the runway at the Philippine Fashion Week held at the SMX Convention Center.[16][17] 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 with Baifern Pimchanok,[18] as part of Pimchanok's official launch as Penshoppe endorser.[19] Thousands of fans were in attendance in continuing support for both stars and their 2010 hit movie First Love.

Personal life

Maurer's interests include skateboarding, hip hop, and cars. He is a naturist. Although he is half German and half Thai Chinese descent, he cannot speak German, though he understands Mandarin.[20] He is a native speaker of Thai and also speaks English. His father Roland Maurer died of a diabetes-related heart attack on June 27, 2011.[21] He has a very close relationship with his brother Marco, a hip-hop artist and actor.[22][23]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes With
2007 The Love of Siam Tong Lead role Witwisit Hiranyawongkul
2008 Friendship Singha Apinya Sakuljaroensuk
4 Romance Mee / Beaver Apissara Tudti
2009 Rahtree Reborn Rung Laila Boonyasak
Rahtree Revenge
2010 Saranae Siblor Ake Araya A.Hargate
A Little Thing Called 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 Ye Qing
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 Davika Hoorne
2016 Take Me Home Tan Lead role Wannarot Sonthichai
2017 Saranae Love You Himself Seo Ji-yeon
2019 Khun Phaen Begins Keaw None
2020 Low Season Phut Ploypailin Thangprabhaporn
2021 Laser Candy Bobby Pimchanok Luevisadpaibul

Television series

Year Title Role Network Notes With
2010 Tai Fah Tawan Diew Minho Modernine TV Main role Varitthisa Limthammahisorn
2011 Plerng Torranong Plerngrit "Plerng" Channel 3 Natapohn Tameeruks
2012 Rak Kerd Nai Talad Sode Tong Rasri Balenciaga Chirathiwat
2013 Madam Dun Neks Laila Boonyasak
2014 Roy Ruk Hak Liam Tawan Onizuka Takeshi (Tawan) Natapohn Tameeruks
Roy Fun Tawan Duerd
2015 Song Huajai Nee Puea Tur Tharatorn / Warong Chalida Vijitvongthong
2017 Bunlang Dok Mai Anawin Jarinporn Joonkiat
Game of Thrones Season 7 Jon Snow (Voice only, Thai dub) HBO Asia None None
Buang Banjathorn Laoperng Channel 3 Main role Davika Hoorne
2019 Thong Ake Mor Yah Tah Chaloang Thong Ake Kimberley Anne Woltemas
2021 Kue Thur TBA Urassaya Sperbund
Jao Gum Nai Wen Chartbordin

Awards and nominations

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 [24]
1st Siam Dara Star Awards
Hot Young Man Won
6th Starpics Thai Films Awards
Best Actor Won [25]
17th Bangkok Critics Assembly Awards
Nominated [26]
6th Thailand Film Festival Awards
Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
7th Star Entertainment Awards
Best Actor Nominated [27]
10th Cinemanila International Film Festival
Won [28]
6th Seventeen Choice Awards
Seventeen Choice Hottie Male Won [29]
3rd OK! Awards
Rising Star Award Won [30]
2009
9th Top Awards
Best Rising Star Film Actor Friendship Won [31]
IN Young Generation Awards
Hot Guy Award N/A Won [32]
2010
10th Top Awards
Best Film Actor Rahtree Reborn Nominated
IN Young Generation Awards
Sexy Guy Award N/A Won [33]
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 [34]
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 [35][36]
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 [37]
Sports Authority of Thailand
Sportsman Award Won [38]
1st Candy Style Awards
Most Stylish Candy Cover Boy Won [39]
GreetZ Awards
GreetZ Take Home Nominated [40]
10th Seventeen Choice Awards
Seventeen Choice Actor Won [41]
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 [42]
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 [43]
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
2020
TV Gold Awards
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Thong Ake Mor Yah Tah Chaloang
Won [44]

References

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  41. Sweet, sexy and Seventeen. The Nation. November 17, 2012.
  42. Mario Maurer is Seventeen Magazine’s “Hot Guys Awards 2013″ (Photo)!. WHY NOT COCONUT! E-NEWS AT ITS BEST!. OCTOBER 17, 2013.
  43. Nominees for ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice released. ABS-CBNnews. October 20, 2013.
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