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Max Linder (I) (1883–1925)


Although all too frequently neglected by fans of silent comedy, Max Linder is in many ways as important a figure as Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, or Harold Lloyd not least because he predated (and influenced) them all by several years, and was largely responsible for the creation of the classic style of silent slapstick comedy. He started out as... See full bio »

Died:

(age 41) in Paris, France

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 1925 King of the Circus (Short)
 1924 Help! (Short)
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 1922 The Three Must-Get-Theres
Dart-In-Again
 1921 Be My Wife
Max, the Fiancé
 1919 The Little Cafe
Albert
 1917 Max médécin malgré lui (Short)
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 1917 Max in a Taxi (Short)
 1917 Max Wants a Divorce (Short)
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 1917 Max Comes Across (Short)
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 1917 Max et le sac (Short)
 1916 For the Children (Short)
 1916 Max entre deux feux (Short)
 1916 Max et l'espion (Short)
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 1916 Max et la Main-qui-étreint (Short)
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 1916 Max dans les airs (Short)
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 1915 Le Haserd et l'amour (Short)
 1915 Love's Surprises (Short)
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 1915 A Ringer for Max (Short)
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 1915 Coiffeur par amour (Short)
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 1915 Max asthmatique (Short)
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 1915 Max à Monaco (Short)
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 1914 Le 2 août 1914 (Short)
 1914 Max et le bâton de rouge (Short)
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 1914 Max et le commissaire (Short)
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 1914 Max Sets the Style (Short)
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 1914 Max to the Rescue (Short)
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 1914 Max Hits the High Spots (Short)
 1914 Dick est un chien savant (Short)
 1914 In a Difficult Position (Short)
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 1914 Max au convent (Short)
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 1914 Le mariage forcé (Short)
 1914 Max maître d'hôtel (Short)
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 1914 Max, the Lady Killer (Short)
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 1914 Max pédicure (Short)
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 1914 Jealous Husband (Short)
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 1914 L'anglais tel que Max le parle (Short)
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 1914 Max illusionniste (Short)
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 1914 Max's Vacation (Short)
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 1913 Les escarpins de Max (Short)
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 1913 Un mariage imprévu (Short)
 1913 Max fait des conquêtes (Short)
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 1913 Max virtuose (Short)
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 1913 Max Takes a Picture (Short)
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 1913 Max's Hat (Short)
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 1913 Max et le billet doux (Short)
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 1913 Max n'aime pas les chats (Short)
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 1913 Max toréador (Short)
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 1913 Le duel de Max (Short)
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 1913 La rivalité de Max (Short)
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 1913 Les débuts d'un yachtman (Short)
 1913 A Fool and His Money (Short)
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 1913 A Jockey for Love (Short)
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 1913 Le rendez-vous de Max (Short)
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 1913 La ruse de Max (Short)
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 1912 Max collectioneur de chaussures (Short)
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 1912 Max Fears the Dogs (Short)
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 1912 Max in a Wardrobe (Short)
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 1912 Max Juggles for Love (Short)
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 1912 Max and the Statue (Short)
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 1912 The Water-Funker (Short)
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 1912 Over the 'Phone (Short)
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 1912 A Waterplane Elopement (Short)
 1912 Affinity (Short)
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 1912 Max Gets Stuck Up (Short)
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 1912 La vengeance du domestique (Short)
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 1912 Entente cordiale (Short)
 1912 Wanted: A Bearskin (Short)
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 1912 Love and Boxing (Short)
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 1912 Voyage de noces en Espagne (Short)
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 1912 A Motor Boat Trip (Short)
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 1912 Love Unconquerable (Short)
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 1912 Max, professeur de tango (Short)
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 1912 Artist Max (Short)
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 1912 The Bet (Short)
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 1912 A Farm-house Romance (Short)
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 1912 Eternal Woman (Short)
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 1912 Max as Cab Driver (Short)
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 1912 Une nuit agitée (Short)
 1912 Max and the Maid (Short)
 1912 Joe Teaches Max a Lesson (Short)
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 1912 Max, the Magician (Short)
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 1912 Que peut-il avoir? (Short)
 1912 For Love of a Maid (Short)
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 1912 Max Gets the Reward (Short)
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 1912 Of the Deepest Dye (Short)
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 1912 Max and His Dog (Short)
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 1912 Troubles of a Grasswidower (Short)
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 1912 Max Sets the Fashion (Short)
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 1911 L'amour mouillé (Short)
 1911 La bonne à tout faire (Short)
 1911 Par habitude
 1911 Max Takes Tonics (Short)
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 1911 Max Plays at Drama (Short)
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 1911 Max Fights a Duel (Short)
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 1911 Max Is Convalescent (Short)
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 1911 Neighbours (Short)
 1911 Max and His Mother-in-Law (Short)
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 1911 Max's Divorce (Short)
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 1911 Max Is Forced to Work (Short)
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 1911 Max et les crêpes (Short)
 1910 Le cauchemar de Max (Short)
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 1910 Max célibataire (Short)
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 1910 Max et Clancy tombent d'accord (Short)
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 1910 Max et la belle négresse (Short)
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 1910 Max et ses trois mariages (Short)
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 1910 Max Is Stuck Up (Short)
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 1910 Max joue le drame (Short)
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 1910 Max maîtresse de piano (Short)
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 1910 Shame on Max (Short)
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 1910 Max Hypnotized (Short)
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 1910 Max Embarrassed (Short)
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 1910 Max's Feet Are Pinched (Short)
 1910 Max Takes a Bath (Short)
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 1910 Who Killed Max? (Short)
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 1910 How Max Went Around the World (Short)
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 1910 Max's First Job (Short)
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 1910 Max Makes Music (Short)
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 1910 A Clever Dog (Short)
 1910 The Puzzle (Short)
 1910 Max Has the Boxing Fever (Short)
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 1910 An Escape of Gas (Short)
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 1910 Max Is Almost Married (Short)
 1910 Max Comes Home (Short)
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 1910 Love and Goodfellowship Pills (Short)
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 1910 Max Is Absent Minded (Short)
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 1910 Max Goes Ski-ing (Short)
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 1910 Max Has to Change (Short)
 1910 Max Has Trouble with His Eyes (Short)
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 1910 Max in the Alps (Short)
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 1910 Love and Cheese (Short)
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 1910 Max Foils the Police (Short)
 1910 Perseverance Rewarded (Short)
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 1910 Max Makes a Touch (Short)
 1910 A Prince of Worth (Short)
Jacques de Lacerda
 1910 Je voudrais un enfant (Short)
 1910 Max in a Dilemma (Short)
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 1910 Soldat par amour (Short)
 1910 A Romantic Girl (Short)
 1910 Servants and Masters (Short)
 1910 A Cure for Timidity (Short)
 1909 Le Bridge au plafond (Short)
 1909 Le chapeau-claque (Short)
 1909 See the Picture! (Short)
 1909 One on Max (Short)
 1909 On a Racket (Short)
 1909 Romeo Turns Bandit (Short)
 1909 A Set of Teeth (Short)
 1909 Who Will Win My Heart (Short)
 1909 The Little Vixen (Short)
 1909 Love's Surprises (Short)
 1909 A Conquest (Short)
 1909 Willyboy Gets His (Short)
 1909 The Servant's Good Joke (Short)
 1909 Sam's Artistic Beard (Short)
Théodore
 1909 Max and the Lady Doctor (Short)
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 1909 Une campagne électorale (Short)
 1908 Two Great Griefs (Short)
 1908 Messenger's Mistake (Short)
 1908 Noisy Neighbors (Short)
 1908 Unwilling Chiropodist (Short)
 1908 The Hanging Lamp (Short)
 1908 Amateur Acrobat (Short)
 1908 First Cigar (Short)
 1907 Sganarelle (Short)
 1907 Lady Doctor's Husband (Short)
Husband
 1907 Doings of a Maniac (Short)
 1907 A Drama in Seville (Short)
 1907 Private Atkins Minds a Baby (Short)
Pitou
 1907 Lover's Ill Luck (Short)
 1907 A Glorious Start (Short)
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 1907 The Servant Hypnotist (Short)
 1907 Max Learns to Skate (Short)
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 1907 Artful Husband (Short)
 1907 All for a Necklace (Short)
Jeweller
 1907 A Hooligan Idea (Short)
Le bourgeois
 1907 Ah! Quel malheur d'avoir un gendre (Short)
Son-in-law
 1907 Phial of Poison (Short)
 1907 C'est Papa qui a pris la Purge (Short)
Lover in the street
 1907 Joined Lips (Short)
 1907 At the Music Hall (Short)
 1906 Les contrebandiers (Short)
 1906 Attempted Suicide (Short)
 1906 Cross Country (Short)
 1906 Julot va dans le monde (Short)
Julot
 1905 Ten Wives for One Husband (Short)
 1905 First Night Out (Short)
 1905 Unforeseen Meeting (Short)
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Personal Details

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Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Personal Quote:

[In the early 1910s] When we do a film, I tell my story to my actors; I explain how I want them to behave; we rehearse once; and we shoot. See more »

Trivia:

Made over 500 short films/movies. Only about 82 survive. See more »

Trademark:

Silk hat, stick and moustache

Nickname:

Gentleman Max

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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