Sunday, May 6, 2012

Tasty Crushie Tuesday: Mario Maurer

Name: Mario Maurer (Thai: มาริโอ้ เมาเร่อ)
Nickname: Oh
Birthdate: December 4, 1988
Ethnicity: Thai/Chinese/German
Height: 177 cm.
Sibling: 2 (The last son)
Education: Communication Arts, Ramkhamhaeng University
Hobby: Skating
Official Website

(GAZILLION photos after jump!!)


Mario Maurer was born in Bangkok, Thailand. He is of Thai-Chinese and German descent. He attended school at St. Dominic School in Bangkok and now is studying in Ramkhamhaeng University, majoring in Communication Arts. Mario Maurer is a Roman Catholic. At the age of 16, Maurer became a model 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 list to do." 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. The film's promotion did not play up its homosexual romance. Nonetheless, most critics have given extremely positive reviews. When asked about his kissing scenes with Witwisit Hirunwongkul in The Love of Siam, Maurer said, "I was nervous. I've never kissed a man and kissing is not something you do every day." Maurer has been nominated for an Asian Film Awards in the category of Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Love of Siam, but lost to Sun Hong-Lei for Mongol. He won the Best Actor award in Southeast Asian film category at the 10th Cinemanila International Film Festival. His performance was described as "Mature acting choices within a wide range of situations. Beneath a calm and placid external demeanor his performance he displayed a rich inner struggle dealing with emotional burdens, with family, friends, his social circle and his romantic and sexual awakening."

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

Maurer gained popularity after he starred in the 2010 film First Love (A Little Thing Called Love).

Other Works

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. He also signed a one movie picture contract withStar Cinema, a Philippine film production company. He will be paired with Erich Gonzales in the film that is due to release in 2012. 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.

  • Rak Haeng Siam (aka The Love of Siam)(2007)
  • Friendship Thur Gab Chan (aka Friendship) (2008)
  • Fun Wan Aay Joob: Joob (aka 4 Romance: Kiss) (2008)
  • Puppha Ratree 3.1 (aka Rahtree Reborn) (2009)
  • Puppha Ratree 3.2 (aka Rahtree Revenge) (2009)
  • Saranae Sib Lor (2010)
  • Sing Lek Lek Tee Riek Wa Rak (2010)
  • Ching Ma Therd (2010)
  • Saranae Hen Phee (2010)
  • Umong Pha Meung (2011)
  • Bangkok Kung Fu (2011)
  • Meung Gu Peun Gan Jon Wan Tai (2012)
  • Rak Sood Teen Jad Tem (2012)
  • Suddenly It's Magic (soon in 2012, a Philippine Production)
  • Jandara (In Production)

  • Moo Ded Jed Saratee : Tam Tid Cheevit Dek Ent. (as guest star)
  • Hin Gling (as guest star)
  • Tai Fah Tawan Diew (aka Autumn Destiny)(with Chat Priyachat) (2010)
  • Plerng Tranong (with Taew Natthaporn)(2011)
  • Rak Gerd Nai Talard Sod (with Margie Rasee)(In Production)
  • The Raising Sun Series: Roy Rak Hak Liam Tawan (Future Lakorn)

PsyCho & Lil’Mario: Dem Crazy Boyz in the name of PsyCho & Lil’Mario

  • Gunjae Tee Kai Pai by Palmy (2006)
  • Pak Dee Khee Ngao Aao Tae Jai by Mila (2007)
  • Bok Hai Roo Wa Rak Thur by Dunk Pankorn
  • Hai Chan Rak Thur by Yui NopApa (2007)
  • Dai Yin Mai by Da Endophine (2008)
  • Kid Tueng Thur by Mila (2008)
  • Yak Gerd Pen Phoo Chay by Mila (2008)
  • Ja Dai Jer Eek Mai by Trai Phumrat (Ost. Friendship)
  • Roo Mai Wa...Love by Andy Khemphimook feat. Mod Kalaya
  • Share by Potato (2009)
Exit Roll on, The Pizza Company, Crispy potato Jaxx, Glico Colon, Tros Cleansing Foam, Sugus candy, UHT Foremost, Honda Jazz, Pepsi, Baby Mind Powder, Dutchmill, Sony Ericsson cellphone, Hanami snack, Honda Scoopy-I, My Mint Candy, Vitamilk Soy Milk

  • Starpics Thai Films Awards: Best actor from Love of Siam (2008)
  • Cinemanila International Film Festival: Best actor from Love of Siam (2008)
  • Top Awards 2008: Film Rising Star from Friendship
Source: Thai Stars and Wikipedia

Now, for the gazillion photos!!!


  1. waaaaa!!!! he's so effin' cute! I wish I could meet him in person.

  2. IKR! and he keeps getting hotter and hotter.. :)

  3. My True Friend (Meung Gu) is one of the best thai movies I have seen to date. A very touching story about friendship. It is a pity Mario Maurer died in the end. I certainly hope there would be a sequel to this movie.

    1. I haven't seen that one yet but thanks for posting the link... I'm gonna watch it soon.. :)

      Which part do you like the most?

    2. why did you reveal that part of mario this makes the movie not surprising anymore..