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

Filmography

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 1992 Chaplin (book "My Autobiography")
 1974 Gülerken Aglayanlar (adaptation)
 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) / (screenplay by)
 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 Nice and Friendly (Short)
 1922/I Pay Day (Short) (as Charlie Chaplin)
 1921 The Idle Class (Short) (written by - as Charlie Chaplin)
 1921 The Kid (written by - as Charlie Chaplin)
 1920 Charlie Butts In (Short)
 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 How to Make Movies (Short) (written by)
 1918 Shoulder Arms (Short) (written by)
 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)
 1917/I The Adventurer (Short) (uncredited)
 1917 The Immigrant (Short) (written by)
 1917 The Cure (Short) (uncredited) / (screenplay - uncredited) / (story - uncredited)
 1917 Easy Street (Short) (uncredited) / (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 A Fair Exchange (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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Other Works:

Composed the love theme for Modern Times (1936), as a totally instrumental, unnamed composition (although it was the music for a sequence of the film in which smiling was the emphasis. Much later the song became widely known as the named song that we came to know in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century as "Smile" ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

19 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)

Spouse:

Oona Chaplin  (his death)  (8 children) | See more »

Children:

Victoria Chaplin | See more »

Parents:

Hannah Chaplin | Charles Chaplin, Sr.

Relatives:

Oona Chaplin (grandchild) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury. See more »

Trivia:

A much-repeated story claims that he once entered a Charlie Chaplin lookalike contest and finished third! In some versions of the story, he came in second. See more »

Trademark:

Walking with a waddle See more »

Nickname:

The Little Tramp See more »

Star Sign:

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