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Charles Chaplin (1889–1977)


Charlie Chaplin, considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, lived an interesting life both in his films and behind the camera. He is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular "Little Tramp" character; the man with the toothbrush mustache, bowler hat, bamboo cane, and a ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 19 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 1992 Chaplin (book "My Autobiography")
 1969 The Adding Machine (uncredited)
 1967 A Countess from Hong Kong (original screenplay)
 1959 The Chaplin Revue (writer)
 1957 A King in New York (written by)
 1952 Limelight (original story and screenplay)
 1947 Monsieur Verdoux (an original story written by)
 1941 The Chaplin Cavalcade (writer)
 1940 The Great Dictator (written by)
 1936 Modern Times (written by - as Charlie Chaplin)
 1931 City Lights (written by)
 1928 The Circus (written by - as Charlie Chaplin)
 1925 The Gold Rush (written by)
 1923 A Drama of Fate (written by)
 1923 The Pilgrim (Short) (written by)
 1922/I Pay Day (Short) (as Charlie Chaplin)
 1922 Nice and Friendly (Short)
 1921 The Idle Class (Short) (written by - as Charlie Chaplin)
 1921 The Kid (written by - as Charlie Chaplin)
 1919 The Professor (Short) (uncredited)
 1919 A Day's Pleasure (Short) (written by - as Charlie Chaplin)
 1919 Sunnyside (Short) (written by - as Charlie Chaplin)
 1918 Shoulder Arms (writer)
 1918 The Bond (Short) (writer)
 1918 Triple Trouble (Short) (screenplay - uncredited) / (story - uncredited)
 1918 A Dog's Life (Short) (written by)
 1918 Chase Me Charlie (scenario)
 1918 How to Make Movies (Short) (writer)
 1917/I The Adventurer (Short) (uncredited)
 1917 The Immigrant (Short) (uncredited)
 1917 The Cure (Short) (screenplay - uncredited) / (story - uncredited)
 1917 Easy Street (Short) (screenplay - uncredited) / (story - uncredited)
 1916 The Rink (Short) (writer - uncredited)
 1916 Behind the Screen (Short) (writer - uncredited)
 1916 The Pawnshop (Short) (writer - uncredited)
 1916 The Count (Short) (uncredited)
 1916 One A.M. (Short) (writer - uncredited)
 1916 The Vagabond (Short) (uncredited)
 1916 The Fireman (Short) (uncredited)
 1916 The Floorwalker (Short) (writer - uncredited)
 1916 Police (Short)
 1915 Burlesque on Carmen (Short) (uncredited)
 1915 A Night in the Show (Short) (uncredited)
 1915/I Shanghaied (Short) (uncredited)
 1915 The Bank (Short) (uncredited)
 1915 A Woman (Short) (uncredited)
 1915 Work (Short) (uncredited)
 1915 By the Sea (Short) (uncredited)
 1915 The Tramp (Short) (uncredited)
 1915 A Jitney Elopement (Short) (uncredited)
 1915 In the Park (Short) (uncredited)
 1915 The Champion (Short) (uncredited)
 1915/I A Night Out (Short) (uncredited)
 1915 His New Job (Short) (uncredited)
 1914 His Prehistoric Past (Short)
 1914 Getting Acquainted (Short)
 1914 His Trysting Place (Short)
 1914 His Musical Career (Short) (uncredited)
 1914 Gentlemen of Nerve (Short) (uncredited)
 1914 Dough and Dynamite (Short) (uncredited)
 1914 Those Love Pangs (Short) (uncredited)
 1914 The New Janitor (Short) (uncredited)
 1914 The Rounders (Short)
 1914 His New Profession (Short) (uncredited)
 1914/I The Masquerader (Short)
 1914 Recreation (Short) (uncredited)
 1914 The Face on the Barroom Floor (Short) (uncredited)
 1914 The Property Man (Short) (uncredited)
 1914 Mabel's Married Life (Short)
 1914 Mabel's Busy Day (Short) (uncredited)
 1914 The Knockout (Short) (uncredited)
 1914 Her Friend the Bandit (Short) (uncredited)
 1914 The Fatal Mallet (Short) (uncredited)
 1914 A Busy Day (Short) (uncredited)
 1914 Caught in the Rain (Short) (uncredited)
 1914 Caught in a Cabaret (Short) (uncredited)
 1914 Twenty Minutes of Love (Short) (uncredited)
 1914 Mabel at the Wheel (Short) (uncredited)
 1914/II The Star Boarder (Short) (uncredited)
 1914 Cruel, Cruel Love (Short) (uncredited)
 1914 His Favorite Pastime (Short) (uncredited)
 1914 Tango Tangle (Short) (uncredited)
 1914 A Film Johnnie (Short) (uncredited)
 1914 Between Showers (Short) (uncredited)
 1914 Mabel's Strange Predicament (Short) (uncredited)
 1914 Kid Auto Races at Venice (Short) (uncredited)
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Other Works:

(3/29/28) Radio: Appeared on an NBC radio special: "The Dodge Hour", with D.W. Griffith, Douglas Fairbanks and John Barrymore. Sponsored by Dodge Brothers to introduce its newest automobile, it was broadcast from New York, Detroit and Hollywood. No recording is known to exist. See more »

Publicity Listings:

17 Biographical Movies | 65 Print Biographies | 19 Portrayals | 21 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Charlie Chaplin | Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin | Sir Charles Chaplin | Chaplin | Charlie | Charlot

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

All my pictures were built around the idea of getting me into trouble, and so giving me the chance to be desperately serious in my attempt to appear as a normal little gentleman. See more »

Trivia:

In 2011, his family found a letter from a man in England named Jack Hill, in a locked drawer of a bureau left behind after Chaplin's death. It claimed Chaplin had been born in a caravan that belonged to the Gypsy Queen, who was Jack auntie in a Roma community near Birmingham in central England. See more »

Trademark:

Highly descriptive facial expressions See more »

Nickname:

The Little Tramp See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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