Charles Chaplin (1889–1977)


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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 23 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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(1940)
Limelight Writer
(1952)
The Circus Writer
(1928)
Modern Times Writer
(1936)

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 2021 Lucifer (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam (2021) ... (writer: "Smile")
 2021 Cruella (writer: "Smile")
 2021/III Ride or Die (music: "Smile")
 2020 Sky News Breakfast (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 19 April 2020 (2020) ... (writer: "Smile" - uncredited)
 2020 Charlie Chaplin, le génie de la liberté (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Lunchtime-Charlie's Breakdown-Worker's Rally", "Rex/The Tramp's New Ambition", "Thanksgiving Day/Impending Doom", "Overture/Unveiling The Monument", "Befriending Merna", "Suspense / Charlie's Theme / Unison Theme", "The Spring Song (Spring's The Time For Making Love, Instrumental)", "Night/$1000 Reward/Dawn", "The Pilgrim (Part 3)", "Coda/3 Rags/Coffee And Cakes/Jazz", "Coffee And Cakes", "The Circus", "Afternoon", "The Sardine Song", "One Year Later In Paris (Restaurant Waltz)", "Six Months Later/Empire Intro & Promenade", "A Dog's Life Part One", "The Pilgrim (Part 2)", "Dog's Life Theme", "Jitters", "Shoulder Arms", "Golf Links Waltz", "Lunch Waltz/Brick Music", "His Wife And First National Bank", "Lunch Time/Feeding Machine", "Main Title From Shoulder Arms", "Inner March/The Enemy", "Bed Time (Bugle Call/Flat Feet)", "I'll Fill You Both Full Of Lead", "Unveiling The Statue", "The Boxing Match", "The Flower Seller", "Work/Final Rent Notice", "Reunited", "The Nightclub", "The Fight", "Opening/Assembly Line", "Concentration Camp", "Globe Dance (Vorspiel Lohengrin)", "Final Speech/Look Up, Hannah", "That Evening (Carefree)", "Generique", "Piano and Violin Duet", "The Harlequinade Ballet/Terry's Theme/Moon Dance (Eternally)", "At Home With The Infant", "Smile And Closing Title", "One Week Later (Smile)/Waiting on Tables/ Where's My Duck?") / (performer: "Je Cherche après Titine", "Swing Little Girl")
 2019 I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.18 (2019) ... (writer: "Smile" - uncredited)
 2019 Joker (writer: "Smile", "Toy Dept. (Toy Waltz)", "Bedding Dept.", "Descends In Lift", "In Basement", "Joins Girl In Bedding Dept.", "Charlie Meets Burglars", "Bottle Bursts", "Love Theme")
 2019 Tähdet, tähdet (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Showtime (2019) ... (writer: "Hymy" (Smile))
  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 Detective Bobby Dicey (Short) (writer: "The Limousine", "The Fight", "Night", "Befriending")
 2015 The Last Swipe (Short) (writer: "Terry's Theme From 'Limelight'")
 2015 The Pearls of the Stone Man (writer: "Smile")
 2014 Top Five (writer: "Smile")
 2014 The Price of Fame ("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)
 2013 The Middle (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Smile (2013) ... (music: "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 Lotta (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lotta & die großen Erwartungen (2012) ... (writer: "Smile" - uncredited)
 2012 Brazil Avenue (TV Series) (performer: "Smile") / (writer: "Smile")
 2011 Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Smile")
 2011 14 d'abril. Macià contra Companys (TV Movie) (writer: "City Lights")
 2011 The Silence of Pelesjan (Documentary) (writer: "Theme from 'Limelight'" - uncredited)
 2011 Mr. Popper's Penguins (music: "Cues") / (writer: "Cues")
 2011 The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Smile")
 2010 Guzaarish (writer: "Smile")
  The X Factor UK (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 2004 - 2008) (music - 1 episode, 2010)
- Judges' Houses 1 (2010) ... (music: "Smile" - uncredited)
- Episode #5.15 (2008) ... (writer: "Smile" - uncredited)
- Episode #5.4 (2008) ... (writer: "Smile" - uncredited)
- Live Final (2004) ... (writer: "Smile")
 2010 Brazilian Beats (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 Manual of Love (writer: "Se mai (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")
 2004 Ostorozhno, Zadov (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ostorozhno, 8 Marta! ili Pohozhdeniya Zadova (2004) ... (performer: "Jazz (From "A Day's Pleasure")" - uncredited)
 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 Movie documentary) (writer: "Smile")
 2002 If I Were a Rich Man (lyrics: "Smile") / (music: "Smile")
 2002 Sora kara furu ichioku no hoshi (TV Series) (music: "Smile")
 1998 Ally McBeal (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- You Never Can Tell (1998) ... (writer: "This Is My Song" - uncredited)
  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) (music: "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 Gorodok (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Vstrechayutsya kak-to Stoyanov i Olejnikov (1993) ... (writer: "This Is My Song")
 1993 This Boy's Life (music: "Smile")
 1992 Chaplin ("Music from CITY LIGHTS", "Music from LIMELIGHT", "Music from MODERN TIMES")
 1986 Bad Blood (music: "Limelight")
 1983 New Magic (Documentary 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")
 1979 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Lola Falana (1979) ... (music: "Smile" - uncredited)
 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 The Danny Thomas Show (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:

Book: "My Autobiography". Simon and Schuster. See more »

Publicity Listings:

18 Biographical Movies | 68 Print Biographies | 22 Portrayals | 158 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 16 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Ch.Chaplin | Charlie Chaplin | Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin | Sir Charles Chaplin | Chaplin | Charlie | Charlot

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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[on Douglas Fairbanks] He had extraordinary magnetism and charm and a genuine boyish enthusiasm which he conveyed to the public. See more »

Trivia:

Up until his last few movies, he never shot with a working script. He would start with a story in his mind and constantly retool it, often shooting hours of scenes that wouldn't make the final cut until he was satisfied. He spent his nights during filming, critiquing the rushes with his assistant directors. Consequently compared to the major studio's films, he spent months/years and excessive ... See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Charlot See more »

Star Sign:

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