Anders Randolf

Anders Randolf

Highest Rated: 100% The Black Pirate (1926)

Lowest Rated: 57% Noah's Ark (1928)

Birthday: Invalid date

Birthplace: Not Available

In a 1922 article in the Toledo Blade, veteran character actor Anders Randolf summed up his career in motion pictures: "I've been shot; I've been stabbed to the heart; I've been electrocuted: I've drowned; fallen off a cliff; dropped dead from heart failure. In fact, I've died or been killed in every photoplay I've appeared in." A professional soldier in the Danish army and a world-class swordsman, Randolf had emigrated to the United States in 1895, quickly giving in to a lifelong passion for the theater. After touring with Vaughn Glaser, William Farnum, and Henrietta Crossman, the imposing character actor entered films with Vitagraph in 1912 and remained with that company through the 1910s. After briefly heading his own production entity, Frontier Features, Inc., Randolf settled into a career as one of Hollywood's top screen villains, co-starring in such well-known feature films as D.W. Griffith's The Idol dancer (1920) and The Love Flower, John Barrymore's Sherlock Holmes (1922), and Douglas Fairbanks' The Black Pirate (1926). He was Greta Garbo's ill-fated husband in The Kiss (1928), the Swedish diva's final silent film, and was both seen and heard in the Laurel and Hardy comedy classic The Night Owl (1930). By then, however, Randolf had tired of the grind of movie making and was actively planning a return to his home country of Denmark when succumbing to the after-effects from a kidney operation.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Laurel and Hardy's Laughing 20's Actor 1965
No Score Yet Going Wild Edward Howard 1931
No Score Yet Maybe It's Love Mr. Nelson 1930
No Score Yet Night Owls Police Chief 1930
No Score Yet Son of the Gods Wagner 1930
No Score Yet The Kiss Guarry 1929
57% Noah's Ark German/Leader of Soldiers 1928
74% The Jazz Singer Dillings 1927
No Score Yet The First Auto The Auctioneer 1927
No Score Yet The Love of Sunya Goring 1927
100% The Black Pirate Pirate Captain 1926
No Score Yet Ranson's Folly The Post Trader 1926
No Score Yet Dorothy Vernon Of Haddon Hall Actor 1924
No Score Yet Bright Shawl Captain Cesar Y Santacilla 1923
67% Sherlock Holmes James Larrabee 1922
No Score Yet The Idol Dancer Blackbirder 1920


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