Top Seven Silent Actors

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Lon Chaney
Although his parents were deaf-mutes, Leonidas Chaney became an actor and also owner of a theatre company (together with his brother John). He made his debut at the movies in 1912, and his filmography is vast. Lon Chaney was especially famous for his horror parts in movies like e.g. Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame...
“ He was famous for Man Of A Thousand Faces, still well-know these days. My favorite his film is Unknown. ” - classicchocolate00
 
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Buster Keaton
Joseph Frank Keaton was born on October 4, 1895 in Piqua, Kansas, to Joe Keaton and Myra Keaton. Joe and Myra were Vaudevillian comedians with a popular, ever-changing variety act, giving Keaton an eclectic and interesting upbringing. In the earliest days on stage, they traveled with a medicine show that included family friend...
“ He was famous for a comedian who had an expressionless face in his generation, far more popular in modern days than in his generation. My favorite his films are The Cook and Three Ages. ” - classicchocolate00
 
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Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Roscoe Arbuckle, one of nine children, was the baby of the family who weighed a reported 16 pounds at birth. Born in Smith Center, Kansas, on March 24, 1887, his family moved to California when he was a year old. At age eight he appeared on the stage. His first part was with the Webster-Brown Stock Company...
“ He was one of the most successful comedians in his generation. My favorite his film is He Did and He Didn't. ” - classicchocolate00
 
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Wallace Reid
The son of writer-theater producer-director-actor Hal Reid, Wallace was on stage by the age of four in the act with his parents. He spent most of his early years, not on the stage, but in private schools where he excelled in music and athletics. In 1910, his father went to the Chicago studio of "Selig Polyscope Company" and Wallace decided that he wanted to be a cameraman...
“ He was called The Screen's Most Perfect Lover in his generation. My favorite his film is The Roaring Road. ” - classicchocolate00
 
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“ He was well-known in Demille's films. My favorite silent film is A Romance Of The Redwoods. ” - classicchocolate00
 
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“ He is a French silent film actor, his remembered film is Un Chien Adalou. This is my favorite his film. ” - classicchocolate00
 
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“ He is a British born American silent film actor, his characters are mostly villains. My favorite his film is Regeneration. ” - classicchocolate00