This page uses content from the Lars Hanson biography page on the English version of Wikipedia and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. This list of authors can be seen in the page history. Rotten Tomatoes disclaims any and all warranties as to the accuracy or reliability of the content.
Lars Hanson (July 26, 1886 - April 8, 1965) was a highly successful Swedish film and stage actor mostly remembered for his motion picture roles during the silent film era.
Born Lars Mauritz Hanson in GÃ¶teborg, Sweden, Hanson began his career on the stages of Sweden after studying drama in Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm as a Shakespearean actor, appearing in such classics as Othello and Hamlet. Hanson made his film debut in the 1915 film Dolken, directed by Mauritz Stiller, and his popularity as a leading man in his homeland grew with ensuing roles.
While already a well established popular actor in Sweden and much of continental Europe, Lars Hanson gained greater international recognition for his role as the title character in the 1923 Stiller film GÃ¶sta Berlings saga (English: The Story of GÃ¶sta Berling), which featured a young Mauritz Stiller protegÃ© named Greta Garbo in one of her first major appearances on screen. At the request of American actress Lillian Gish, Hanson arrived in Hollywood, California in 1926 (the same year as Garbo) to star opposite Gish in the film version of The Scarlet Letter.
In 1922, Lars Hanson married the ex-wife of influential director Gustaf Molander, Swedish actress Karin Molander. The couple remained married until Hanson's death in 1965.
Hanson's Hollywood career as an actor steadily grew momentum during the 1920s and he was paired with Greta Garbo in two more motion pictures; MGM's 1927 box-office hit Flesh and the Devil, which also starred Garbo's offscreen lover, the enormously successful film actor John Gilbert, and 1928's The Divine Woman, directed by fellow countryman Victor SjÃ¶strÃ¶m. By the end of the 1920s however, the era of the silent film was waning, and seeing that his heavy Swedish accent might be a liability in American films, Lars Hanson returned to Europe.
Upon arriving back in Europe in 1928, Hanson starred in the aptly titled German film Heimkehr (English: Homecoming) opposite Gustav FrÃ¶hlich and Dita Parlo.
Lars Hanson continued to appear in Swedish films until the early 1950s before retiring. Hanson's last performance was in the 1951 film DÃ¥rskapens hus (The Nuthouse).
In 1956, Hanson, along with actress Inga Tidblad became the first actor to receive The Eugene O'Neill Award. The awards are presented annually to Sweden's most outstanding stage actors.
Lars Hanson died in Stockholm, Sweden in 1965 after a short illness at the age of 79.
ka:á?°á??á??á?¡á??á??á??, á??á??á? á?¡
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify the biographical information on this page under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.