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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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 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)
 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 (Short) (writer)
 1918 The Bond (Short) (writer)
 1918 Triple Trouble (Short) (screenplay - uncredited) / (story - uncredited)
 1918 A Dog's Life (Short) (written by)
 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:

(1915-16) Began work on a feature-length comedy entitled "Life", but was forced to cancel the production when demand for his comedy shorts became too great. Some footage shot for this never-finished production was later incorporated into Police (1916). See more »

Publicity Listings:

17 Biographical Movies | 66 Print Biographies | 19 Portrayals | 152 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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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:

Comedy really is a serious study, although it must not be taken seriously. That sounds like a paradox, but it is not. It is a serious study to learn characters; it is a hard study. But to make comedy a success there must be an ease, a spontaneity in the acting that cannot be associated with seriousness. See more »

Trivia:

(July 6, 1925) He was the first actor to appear on the cover of Time magazine. See more »

Trademark:

Comedy with a deep undercurrent of pathos See more »

Nickname:

The Little Tramp See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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