My Favourite Actors from 1925 to 1929by dziwnytenswiat | created - 08 Sep 2016 | updated - 11 months ago | Public
Only my favourite actors in films in my list Top 50 from 1925-1929:
Actor | The General
Joseph Frank Keaton was born on October 4, 1895 in Piqua, Kansas, to Joe Keaton and Myra Keaton. Joe and Myra were Vaudevillian comedians with a popular, ever-changing variety act, giving Keaton an eclectic and interesting upbringing. In the earliest days on stage, they traveled with a medicine ...
2. John Gilbert
Actor | Flesh and the Devil
John Gilbert was born into a show-business family - his father was a comic with the Pringle Stock Company. By 1915 John was an extra with Thomas H. Ince's company and a lead player by 1917. In those days he was assistant director, actor or screenwriter. He also tried his hand at directing. By 1919 ...
Writer | The Great Dictator
Considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, Charlie Chaplin lived an interesting life both in his films and behind the camera. He is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular character, the Little Tramp; the man with the ...
Actor | The Last Command
His real name was Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz, and in the early 1900s, he was already working in the theater under Max Reinhardt's company. Important movies where he defined himself as a convincing actor were Passion (1919) and Quo Vadis? (1924), followed by The Last Laugh (1924)(aka The Last ...
Actor | Metropolis
Gustav Fröhlich was born on March 21, 1902 in Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for Metropolis (1927), His Daughter Is Peter (1955) and Leb' wohl, Christina (1945). He was married to Maria Hajek and Gitta Alpar. He died on December 22, 1987 in Lugano, Ticino, ...
6. Lon Chaney
Actor | The Phantom of the Opera
Although his parents were deaf-mutes, Leonidas Chaney became an actor and also owner of a theatre company (together with his brother John). He made his debut at the movies in 1912, and his filmography is vast. Lon Chaney was especially famous for his horror parts in movies like e.g. Quasimodo in ...
Actor | Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari
Werner Krauss was born on June 23, 1884 in Gestungshausen, Sonnefeld, Bavaria, Germany. He was an actor, known for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), Paracelsus (1943) and Robert Koch: The Battle Against Death (1939). He was married to Liselotte Graf, Maria Bard and Paula Saenger. He died on ...
Actor | Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler
During the heyday of German silent cinema, Rudolf Klein-Rogge was the prototype for the master criminal, the irredeemable arch villain or mad scientist. Born in Cologne, he served as a cadet in a Prussian military academy before finishing his matriculation. He then began to attend acting classes ...
9. Fritz Rasp
Actor | Metropolis
Fritz Heinrich Rasp was the thirteenth child of a county surveyor. He was schooled from 1908-1909 at the Theaterschule Otto Königin in Munich where, due to a speech impediment, Rasp developed a Frankish dialect. Rasp debuted on the stage in 1909, as Amandus in Max Halbe's "Skandalstück Jugend" as ...
Actor | The Sheik
Hollywood's original Latin Lover, a term that was invented for Rudolph Valentino by Hollywood moguls. Alla Nazimova's friend,Natacha Rambova (nee Winifred Hudnut) became romantically involved with Rudy and they lived together in her bungalow, from 1921 (during the filming of Camille) until they ...
11. George Bancroft
Actor | Stagecoach
George Bancroft was raised in Philadelphia and attended high school at Tomes Institute (Philadelphia). He won an impressive appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis and graduated as a commissioned officer. He served in the Navy for the prescribed period of required service but no...
12. George O'Brien
Actor | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
George was the son of the San Francisco Chief of Police who became a college athlete. He was the Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the Pacific Fleet during World War I. In the early 1920s, George wound up in Hollywood where he worked as a stuntman and part time actor. In 1924, Director John Ford ...
13. Richard Arlen
Actor | Island of Lost Souls
During World War I, Richard Arlen served in the Royal Canadian Flying Corps as a pilot, but he never saw combat. After the war he drifted round and eventually wound up in Los Angeles, where he got a job as a motorcycle messenger at a film laboratory. When he crashed into the gates of Paramount ...
14. Ronald Colman
Actor | Random Harvest
British leading man of primarily American films, one of the great stars of the Golden Age. Raised in Ealing, the son of a successful silk merchant, he attended boarding school in Sussex, where he first discovered amateur theatre. He intended to attend Cambridge and become an engineer, but his ...
15. Bernard Siegel
Actor | Laugh, Clown, Laugh
Bernard Siegel was born on April 19, 1868 in Lemberg, Galicia, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928), Beau Geste (1926) and The Wolf (1914). He died on July 9, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
16. Nils Asther
Actor | The Man in Half Moon Street
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 ...
17. Semyon Svashenko
Actor | Shturmovye nochi
Semyon Svashenko was born on September 1, 1904 in Dergachi, Kharkov Governorate, Russian Empire as Semyon Andreyevich Svashenko. He was an actor, known for Shturmovye nochi (1931), Quiet Flows the Don (1957) and Tikhiy Don II (1958). He died on November 23, 1969 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR.
18. Conrad Veidt
Actor | Casablanca
Conrad Veidt attended the Sophiengymnasium (secondary school) in the Schoeneberg district of Berlin, and graduated without a diploma in 1912, last in his class of 13. Conrad liked animals, theater, cinema, fast cars, pastries, thunderstorms, gardening, swimming and golfing. He disliked heights, ...
19. Albert Dieudonné
Writer | Son crime
Albert Dieudonné was born on November 26, 1889 in Paris, France. He was an actor and writer, known for Son crime (1921), Gloire rouge (1923) and Sous la griffe (1917). He died on March 19, 1976 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France.
20. Edmond Van Daële
Actor | Les trois mousquetaires
Edmond Van Daële was born on August 11, 1884 in Paris, France as Edmond Jean Adolphe Minckwitz. He was an actor and director, known for Three Musketeers (1932), Six et demi onze (1927) and Revelation (1927). He died on March 11, 1960 in Grez-Neuville, Maine-et-Loire, France.
21. Antonin Artaud
Actor | La passion de Jeanne d'Arc
Antonin Artaud was born on September 4, 1896 in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France as Antoine Marie Joseph Artaud. He was an actor and writer, known for The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), Graziella (1926) and Lucrezia Borgia (1935). He died on March 4, 1948 in Ivry-sur-Seine, Val-de-Marne, France.
22. Vladimir Fogel
Actor | Po zakonu
Vladimir Fogel was born in 1902 in Moscow, Russian Empire as Vladimir Petrovich Fogel. He was an actor, known for By the Law (1926), The Adventures of the Three Reporters (1926) and Salamander (1928). He died on June 8, 1929 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR [now Russia].
23. Sergey Komarov
Actor | Miss Mend
Sergey Komarov was born on March 2, 1891 in Vyazniki, Vyazniki uyezd, Vladimir Governorate, Russian Empire as Sergey Petrovich Lavrentev. He was an actor and director, known for The Adventures of the Three Reporters (1926), Cosmic Journey (1936) and Potseluy Meri Pikford (1927). He died on December...
Actor | Konets Sankt-Peterburga
25. Jameson Thomas
Actor | The Farmer's Wife
On the British stage from his teens, he first appeared as a half-breed boy in "The Squaw Man." His screen debut was in 1923 in the film "Chu Chin Chow." Dissatisfied with the British film industry, he moved to Hollywood and played a number of minor roles up to the time of his death. On the English ...
26. Harold Lloyd
Actor | Safety Last!
Born in Buchard, Nebraska, USA to Elizabeth Fraser and 'J. Darcie 'Foxy' Lloyd' who fought constantly and soon divorced (at the time a rare event), Harold Clayton Lloyd was nominally educated in Denver and San Diego high schools and received his stage training at the School of Dramatic Art (San ...
27. Lewis Stone
Actor | The Sin of Madelon Claudet
By the time that he was 20, Lewis Stone had turned prematurely grey. He enlisted to fight in the Spanish American War and when he returned, he returned to be a writer. This turned to acting and he began to appear in films during the middle teens. His career was again interrupted by war as he served...
28. Clive Brook
Actor | On Approval
Born in London, England to Charlotte Mary (opera singer) and George Alfred Brook. He was educated privately. Stage experience included: "Oliver Twist", "Voysey Inheritence", "If I were King", "Importance of Being Ernest", Fair and Warmer", "Over Sunday", "Clothes and the WOman", and many others. ...
29. Pierre Alcover
Actor | Liliom
It was not obvious from the start that Pierre Alcover, a hefty John Blunt, would become a stage and movie actor. In fact he seems to be one of his kind for they are few those who made the transition from warehouseman at Les Halles (Paris' traditional central market) to winner of a first prize at ...
30. Wallace Beery
Actor | Dinner at Eight
In 1902, 16-year-old Wallace Beery joined the Ringling Brothers Circus as an assistant to the elephant trainer. He left two years later after a leopard clawed his arm. Beery next went to New York, where he found work in musical variety shows. He became a leading man in musicals and appeared on ...
31. Lars Hanson
Actor | Gösta Berlings saga
Lars Hanson was born on July 26, 1886 in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden. He was an actor, known for The Saga of Gösta Berling (1924), Captain Salvation (1927) and The Flame of Life (1919). He was married to Karin Molander. He died on April 8, 1965 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden.
32. Conrad Nagel
Actor | The Ship from Shanghai
Conrad Nagel was born on March 16, 1897 in Keokuk, Iowa, USA as John Conrad Nagel. He was an actor, known for The Ship from Shanghai (1930), Kongo (1932) and Quality Street (1927). He was married to Michael Coulson Smith, Lynn Merrick and Ruth Helms. He died on February 24, 1970 in New York City, ...
33. Fritz Kortner
Actor | Die Büchse der Pandora
Fritz Kortner was born on May 12, 1892 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Fritz Nathan Kohn. He was an actor and director, known for Pandora's Box (1929), Somewhere in the Night (1946) and Chu-Chin-Chow (1934). He was married to Johanna Hofer. He died on July 22, 1970 in Munich, Bavaria, West Germany.
34. Nikolay Batalov
Actor | Aelita
Nikolai Petrovich Batalov was born on December 6, 1899, in Moscow, Russia, into the family of a clerk. From 1910-1915 he studied at the Moscow Mercantile School named after the Czar Aleksander III. His interest in theatre and literature was supported by his grandmother, who encouraged his voracious...
35. Gary Cooper
Actor | High Noon
Born to Alice Cooper and Charles Cooper (not in film business). Gary attended school at Dunstable school England, Helena Montana and Iowa College, Grinnell, Iowa. His first stage experience was during high school and college. Afterwards, he worked as an extra for one year before getting a part in a...
Actor | Sunset Blvd.
Erich von Stroheim was born Erich Oswald Stroheim in 1885, in Vienna, Austria, to Johanna (Bondy), from Prague, and Benno Stroheim, a hatter from Gleiwitz, Germany (now Gliwice, Poland). His family was Jewish.
After spending some time working in his father's hat factory, he emigrated to America ...
37. Willy Fritsch
Actor | Frau im Mond
Willy Fritsch was born on January 27, 1901 in Kattowitz, Upper Silesia, Germany as Wilhelm Egon Fritz Fritsch. He was an actor, known for Woman in the Moon (1929), Inglourious Basterds (2009) and Melody of the Heart (1929). He was married to Dinah Grace. He died on July 13, 1973 in Hamburg, Germany.
38. Orville Caldwell
Actor | The Patsy
Orville Caldwell was born on February 8, 1896 in Oakland, California, USA as Orville Robert Caldwell. He was an actor, known for The Patsy (1928), The Wives of the Prophet (1926) and The Little Yellow House (1928). He was married to Audrey Anderson. He died on September 24, 1967 in Santa Rosa, ...