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Charles Chaplin (1889–1977)


Considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, Charlie Chaplin 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 character, the Little Tramp; the man with the toothbrush mustache, bowler hat, bamboo cane, and ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Modern Times
Modern Times Writer
(1936)
The Great Dictator
(1940)
City Lights
City Lights Writer
(1931)
The Gold Rush
The Gold Rush Writer
(1925)

Filmography

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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 (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 Chase Me Charlie (scenario)
 1918 A Dog's Life (Short) (written by)
 1918 How to Make Movies (Short) (written by)
 1917/I The Adventurer (Short) (uncredited)
 1917 The Immigrant (Short) (written by)
 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) (written by)
 1916 The Count (Short) (uncredited)
 1916 One A.M. (Short) (written by)
 1916 The Vagabond (Short) (written by)
 1916 The Fireman (Short) (written by)
 1916 The Floorwalker (Short) (written by)
 1916 Police (Short)
 1915 A 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:

(Early 1970s) Wrote a screenplay entitled "The Freak" which he hoped would be made into a film starring his youngest daughter, Victoria. See more »

Publicity Listings:

17 Biographical Movies | 67 Print Biographies | 19 Portrayals | 153 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage. See more »

Trivia:

His paternal grandparents were Spencer Chaplin, a butcher from St. Nicholas, Ipswich, Suffolk, and Ellen Elizabeth Smith, from Trimley St. Martin, Suffolk. His maternal grandparents were Charles Frederick Hill and Mary Ann Terry, of Newington, Surrey. His heritage was English and Irish. See more »

Trademark:

Walking with a waddle See more »

Nickname:

Charlie See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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