Nils Asther

Actor
Dashing, smooth leading man of late silent films and the first decade of talkies, in the USA from 1927. Tall and often mustachioed, Asther proved a capable and attractive romantic lead opposite Greta Garbo in "The ... Read more »
Born: 01/17/1897 in Denmark

Filmography

Actor (26)

Bluebeard 1944 (Movie)

Inspector Lefevre (Actor)

Night Monster 1941 (Movie)

Agor Singh (Actor)

Letty Lynton 1932 (Movie)

Emile Renaud (Actor)

The Bitter Tea of General Yen 1931 (Movie)

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Hollywood Revue of 1929 1929 (Movie)

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The Single Standard 1928 (Movie)

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Wild Orchids 1928 (Movie)

Prince de Gace (Actor)

Laugh, Clown, Laugh 1927 (Movie)

Count Luigi Ravelli (Actor)

Love's of an Actress 1927 (Movie)

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Our Dancing Daughters 1927 (Movie)

Norman (Actor)

By Candlelight (Movie)

Count von Bommer (Actor)

Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (Movie)

Constanzo Labardi (Actor)

Dream of Love (Movie)

Prince Mauritz (Actor)

If I Were Free (Movie)

Tono Cazenove (Actor)

Jealousy (Movie)

Peter Urban (Actor)

Madame Spy (Movie)

Capt. Franck (Actor)

Man Who Lost Himself (Movie)

Peter Ransome (Actor)

Samson and Delilah (Movie)

Prince (Actor)

Son of Lassie (Movie)

Olav (Actor)

Submarine Alert (Movie)

Dr. Arthur Huneker (Actor)

The Cardboard Lover (Movie)

Andre (Actor)

The Crime Doctor (Movie)

Eric Anderson (Actor)

The Feathered Serpent (Movie)

Prof. Paul Evans (Actor)

The Hour Before the Dawn (Movie)

Kurt van der Breughel (Actor)

The Man in Half-Moon Street (Movie)

Julian Karell (Actor)

The Right to Romance (Movie)

Dr. Heppling (Actor)

Biography

Dashing, smooth leading man of late silent films and the first decade of talkies, in the USA from 1927. Tall and often mustachioed, Asther proved a capable and attractive romantic lead opposite Greta Garbo in "The Single Standard" (1929) and Barbara Stanwyck in "The Bitter Tea of General Yen" (1933). He continued playing supporting roles into the 1940s.

Relationships

Vivian Duncan

Wife
second wife appeared in "Topsy and Eva" (1927) together

EDUCATION

Royal Dramatic Theatre School

Milestones

1928

Began playing romantic leads in Hollywood films

1927

Hollywood debut

1921

Earliest feature credits are those in his native Sweden, where he worked with directors including Victor Sjostrom

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