Actor. One of Russia's great stage and silent film stars. He also wrote screenplays and directed a movie. He emigrated in 1920 to France and gained even greater fame in French Cinema as exotic leading man. One of the roles he played was Casanova. He worked occasionaly in Germany and Hollywood. He married and later divorced the Russian actress Nathalie Lissenko. His career ended abruptly with the invention of sound in the movies. His voice did not fit the roles he was playing.
Bio by: Steen