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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 21 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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(1940)
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(1952)
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(1936)
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  Twoja twarz brzmi znajomo (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2018) (music - 1 episode, 2018)
- Episode #9.5 (2018) ... (lyrics: "Nonsense song") / (music: "Nonsense song")
 2017 The End of the F***ing World (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... (writer: "Smile" - uncredited)
 2017 The Truth About Love Is... (writer: "Smile", "Smile (Closing Titles)")
  Patriot (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- McMillan Man (2017) ... (performer: "Mandolin Serenade" - uncredited) / (writer: "Mandolin Serenade" - uncredited)
 2017 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.18 (2017) ... (music: "Smile")
 2015 tap tap tap (Short) (performer: "You, Love")
 2015 The Last Swipe (Short) (writer: "Terry's Theme From 'Limelight'")
 2014 Top Five (writer: "Smile")
 2014 La rançon de la gloire ("Limelight theme")
 2014 Paolo Nutini: Iron Sky (Video short) (writer: "Iron Sky")
 2014 Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark (Documentary) (writer: "Smile")
 2013 The Blacklist (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Stewmaker (No. 161) (2013) ... (writer: "Smile" - uncredited)
 2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #21.51 (2012) ... (music: "Smile" - uncredited)
 2012 Gent de paraula (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.34 (2012) ... (music: "Smile")
 2012 Avenida Brasil (TV Series) (performer: "Smile") / (writer: "Smile")
 2011 14 d'abril. Macià contra Companys (TV Movie) (writer: "City Lights")
 2011 Il silenzio di Pelesjan (Documentary) (writer: "Theme from 'Limelight'" - uncredited)
 2011 Mr. Popper's Penguins (music: "CUES FROM THE CHAPLIN FILM 'THE CIRCUS'", "CUES FROM THE CHAPLIN FILM 'THE GOLD RUSH'", "CUES FROM THE CHAPLIN FILM 'SHOULDER ARMS'", "CUES FROM THE CHAPLIN FILM 'MODERN TIMES'") / (writer: "CUES FROM THE CHAPLIN FILM 'THE CIRCUS'", "CUES FROM THE CHAPLIN FILM 'THE GOLD RUSH'", "CUES FROM THE CHAPLIN FILM 'SHOULDER ARMS'", "CUES FROM THE CHAPLIN FILM 'MODERN TIMES'")
 2011 The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Smile")
  The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2004 - 2008) (music - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #7.9 (2010) ... (music: "Smile" - uncredited)
- Episode #5.15 (2008) ... (writer: "Smile" - uncredited)
- Live Final (2004) ... (writer: "Smile")
 2010 Som Brasil (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Braguinha (2010) ... (writer: "Sorri", "Luzes da Ribalta")
 2010 iTunes Festival London 2010 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... (writer: "Smile")
 2010 Prozhektorperiskhilton (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
  Diva (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2010) (music - 1 episode, 2010)
- Singin' in the Rain (2010) ... (lyrics: "Smile") / (music: "Smile")
 2009 Chris Botti in Boston (TV Movie) (writer: "Smile")
 2009 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mattress (2009) ... (writer: "Smile" - uncredited)
 2009 Udo Jürgens: Einfach ich (Video) (writer: "Nur ein Lächeln / Smile")
 2009 Dzi Croquettes (Documentary) (writer: "Limelight")
 2009 The Cove (Documentary) (music: "Smile")
 2009 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Episode #4.9 (2009) ... (music: "Smile")
- Episode #4.10 (2009) ... (music: "Smile")
 2008 La Marató 2008 (TV Special) (music: "Somriu")
 2008 MusicalMENT (TV Movie) (music: "Somriu" (Smile))
 2008 Operación triunfo (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Gala 11 (2008) ... (music: "Smile")
- Gala 0 (2008) ... (music: "Smile")
 2006 Tony Bennett: An American Classic (TV Special) (writer: "Smile")
 2006 EastEnders (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 2 June 2006 (2006) ... (writer: "This Is My Song" - uncredited)
 2005 De nieuwe avonturen van Clown Bassie: De reis van Zwarte Piet (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Afscheid van Zwarte Piet (2005) ... (music: "Smile")
 2005 Great Performances (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Michael Bublé: Caught in the Act (2005) ... (writer: "Smile")
 2005 Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Topp 5 - Gallaaften (2005) ... (writer: "Smile")
 2005 Uvolnete se, prosím (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 February 2005 (2005) ... (music: "Smile")
 2004 Estradilla: Huips! (TV Special) (writer: "Smile")
 2003 Mona Lisa Smile (writer: "Smile")
 2003 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 4 Performance Show: Big Band (2003) ... (writer: "Smile")
 2003 Idol stjörnuleit (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... (writer: "Smile")
 2003 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 32: Group 2 (2003) ... (writer: "Smile")
 2003 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Trifecta! (2003) ... (writer: "Smile")
 2003 Living with Michael Jackson: A Tonight Special (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Smile")
 2002 Ah! Si j'étais riche (lyrics: "Smile") / (music: "Smile")
 2002 Sora kara furu ichioku no hoshi (TV Series) (music: "Smile")
  Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 1998) (writer - 1 episode, 1997)
- The Screaming Skull (1998) ... (music: "Smile" - uncredited)
- Devil Doll (1997) ... (writer: "Smile" - uncredited)
 1998 Hope Floats (music: "Smile")
 1998 Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss (writer: "This Is My Song")
 1998 Elämän suola (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Päättymätön tarina (1998) ... (writer: "Smile")
 1996 Faithful (writer: "Eternally')
 1994 100 Years at the Movies (TV Short documentary) (writer: "City Lights" - uncredited)
 1994 Due South (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chicago Holiday: Part 2 (1994) ... (writer: "Smile")
 1994 My Girl 2 (music: "Smile")
 1993 This Boy's Life (music: "Smile")
 1992 Chaplin ("Music from CITY LIGHTS", "Music from LIMELIGHT", "Music from MODERN TIMES")
 1986 Mauvais Sang (music: "Limelight")
 1983 New Magic (Short) (music: "In the City")
 1983 Unknown Chaplin (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Hidden Treasure (1983) ... (writer: "Title Theme from The Kid")
- The Happiest Years (1983) ... (writer: "Title Theme from 'The Kid (1921)'")
 1980 Roller Revolution (TV Movie) (music: "Smile")
 1975 Smile (music: "Smile" (1936))
 1973 NBC Follies (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1973) ... (writer: "Smile")
 1971 Die Rudi Carrell Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Warenhaus (1971) ... (writer: "This is My Song" - uncredited)
 1967 L'immensità (La ragazza del Paip's) (writer: "Se mai ti parlassero di me")
 1967 D'hier et d'aujourd'hui (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Petula d'hier et d'aujourd'hui (1967) ... (writer: "C'est ma chanson")
 1967 The Jerry Lewis Show (TV Series) (writer: "Smile" (Theme from "The Jerry Lewis Show"))
 1967 A Countess from Hong Kong (writer: "(Love,) This Is My Song")
 1961 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Good Old Burlesque (1961) ... (music: "Smile" - uncredited)
 1955-1960 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Hong Kong Suit (1960) ... (music: "Smile" - uncredited)
- Jack and Gisele MacKenzie's Violin Duet (1955) ... (music: "Smile" - uncredited)
 1959 The Chaplin Revue (writer: "I'm Bound for Texas")
 1957 A King in New York (writer: "The Sadness Goes On" (1957), "Mandolin Serenade" (1957), "Weeping Willow" (1957))
 1952 Limelight (lyrics: "The Animal Trainer" (1952), "Spring Is Here" (1952), "The Life of a Sardine" (1952) - uncredited) / (music: "Eternally (Terry's Theme)" (1952), "The Death of Columbine" (1952), "The Animal Trainer" (1952), "Spring Is Here" (1952), "The Life of a Sardine" (1952) - uncredited) / (performer: "The Animal Trainer" (1952), "Spring Is Here" (1952), "The Life of a Sardine" (1952) - uncredited)
 1940 The Great Dictator (performer: "String Quintet in E, Op. 13 No. 5: Minuet" - uncredited)
 1936 Modern Times (music: "Theme from Modern Times" (1935) - uncredited) / (performer: "Je cherche après Titine" (1917) - uncredited)
 1931 City Lights (music: "Beautiful Wonderful Eyes" (1931), "Tomorrow the Sun Will Shine" (1931), "Happy Romance" (1931), "Promenade" (1931), "Orientale" (1931) - uncredited)
 1928 The Circus (performer: "Swing Little Girl" (1969) - uncredited) / (writer: "Swing Little Girl" (1969) - uncredited)
 1923 The Pilgrim (lyrics: "I'm Bound for Texas" (1971)) / (music: "I'm Bound for Texas" (1971))
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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 | 68 Print Biographies | 20 Portrayals | 157 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 13 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Website

Alternate Names:

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

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Upon receiving an Honorary Oscar at the 44th annual Academy Awards] Thank you so much. This is an emotional moment for me. Words seem so futile and so feeble. I can only say thank you for the honor of inviting me here and you are all wonderful, sweet people. Thank you. See more »

Trivia:

He died the day before director Howard Hawks. See more »

Trademark:

Despite film portrayals of him having brown eyes, Charlie actually had striking blue eyes See more »

Nickname:

Charlie See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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