my boyhood favorites was Sessue Hayakawa.
it was during the height of his comeback which culminatd in his role in "Bridge on the River Kwai." it was later that I found his spectacular work as a leading man in silent films.
last nite TCM did a Hayakawa salute. both films I saw were clunkers "Three Came Back" & "Tokyo Joe." however he was captivating even in these minor movies. & it was heartening to know that tribute was being paid to an important actor.