|Was||Actor Stage actor Film director|
|Field||Film, TV, Stage & Radio|
|Birth||16 October 1886, Thessaloniki, Greece|
|Death||17 June 1958, Seewalchen am Attersee, Austria; Vienna, Austria (aged 71 years)|
Raoul Aslan (Armenian: Tigran Aslanyan) (16 October 1886 – 17 June 1958) was an Austrian theater actor of Greek-Armenian ancestry.
Born in Saloniki, Ottoman Empire (now in Greece), Aslan lived in Vienna from 1897 until his death. In 1917 he joined the "Deutsche Volkstheater" in Vienna and was active at the Vienna Burgtheater from 1920–1958, where he mainly played classical heroes and complex characters such as Hamlet, Mephisto, Marquis Posa, and Nathan. Aslan was the director of the Vienna Burgtheater from 1945-1948. In 1929 he was the first actor to be awarded the title "Kammerschauspieler". Raoul Aslan was listed on the Gottbegnadeten list of Joseph Goebbels as an important artist.
Aslan once said to fellow actor Gustaf Gründgens: "Mr. Gründgens, you're the greatest German actor, I am the greatest German actor. You're a homosexual, I am a homosexual. But one thing you should never forget: My family comes from Konstantinopel via Thessaloniki to Vienna. And you, Mr. Gründgens, you are from Düsseldorf."
- The Other I (1918)
- The Venus (1922)
- The Flute Concert of Sanssouci (1930)
- Yorck (1931)
- The White Demon (1932)
- Narcotics (1932)
- Gently My Songs Entreat (1933)
- Invisible Opponent (1933)
- The Oil Sharks (1933)
- Mirror of Life (1938)
- Goetz von Berlichingen (1955)