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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 & 6 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)
 1938 Charlie Chaplin Carnival (writer)
 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 Woman of Paris: 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Songwriter: Wrote the ballad "This is My Song" for A Countess from Hong Kong (1967). The song was an international hit for Petula Clark, though Chaplin reportedly disliked it. See more »

Publicity Listings:

17 Biographical Movies | 66 Print Biographies | 19 Portrayals | 151 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


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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Personal Quote:

Naturalness is the greatest requisite of comedy. It must be real and true to life. I believe in realism absolutely. Real things appeal to the people far quicker than the grotesque. My comedy is actual life, with the slightest twist or exaggeration, you might say, to bring out what it might be under certain circumstances. See more »


His Beverly Hills residence was known as "Breakaway House". Designed by Chaplin himself and built by studio carpenters, it began falling to bits over the years, much to the amusement of visitors. Built on Summit Drive in the Pickfair neighborhood, the house boasted a pipe organ Chaplin continually used to entertain his guests in the great hall; he also screened his films there. His tennis court ... See more »


A tramp with toothbrush mustache, undersized bowler hat and bamboo cane who struggled to survive while keeping his dignity in a world with great social injustice. See more »


Charlot See more »

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