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Nils Asther (Nils Anton Alfhild Asther)

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Biography

Hellerup, Denmark
Nils Asther was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1897 and raised in Malmö, Sweden, by his wealthy Swedish parents. After attending the Royal Dramatic Theater School in Stockholm, he began his stage career in Copenhagen. His film debut came in 1916 when the director Mauritz Stiller cast him in the lead role (as an aspiring actor, appropriately enough) in the Swedish film Vingarne (1916). After working with Victor Sjöström in Sweden and Michael Curtiz in Germany, Asther moved to Hollywood in 1927, where his exotic looks landed him romantic roles with co-stars such as Greta Garbo, Pola Negri, and Joan Crawford. Read more...

Actor

Character: Prince De Gace

Wild Orchids 1929

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Character: Packy Cannon

The Single Standard 1929

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Character: Constanzo Labardi

Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day 1941

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Character: Col. Jan Golas

Forced Landing 1941

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Character: Inspector Jacques Lefevre

Bluebeard 1944

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Character: Christopher 'Kit' Sorrell

Sorrell and Son 1927

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