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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. Linder started out ... See full bio »

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(age 41) in Paris, France

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Filmography

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 1924 Help! (Short)
Max
 1924 King of the Circus
Max Graf von Pompadour
 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, the Heartbreaker (Short)
 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 Max et l'espion (Short)
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 1916 For the Children (Short)
 1916 Max et la Main-qui-étreint (Short)
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 1916 Max dans les airs (Short)
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 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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 1914 Dick est un chien savant (Short)
 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 Soldat de 2Me Classe (Short)
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 1914 Max Hits the High Spots (Short)
 1914 In a Difficult Position (Short)
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 1914 Max à Monaco (Short)
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 1914 Le mariage forcé (Short)
 1914 Max au convent (Short)
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 1914 Max, the New Butler (Short)
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 1914 Max as a Chiropodist (Short)
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 1914 Max Wishes He Hadn't (Short)
 1914 Les escarpins de Max (Short)
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 1914 Max and the Daughter of Albion (Short)
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 1914 Max as a Conjurer (Short)
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 1914 Max's Latest Hobby (Short)
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 1914 Max's Vacation (Short)
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 1913 La ruse de Max (Short)
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 1913 Max as a Musician (Short)
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 1913 Max to the Rescue (Short)
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 1913 Max, the Lady Killer (Short)
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 1913 Max's Hat (Short)
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 1913 Max Takes a Picture (Short)
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 1913 Love Me, Love My Cat (Short)
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 1913 Max Linder as a Toreador (Short)
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 1913 Max and His Rival (Short)
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 1913 The Love Letter (Short)
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 1913 I Fear No Foe (Short)
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 1913 Max and the Pancake (Short)
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 1913 Max Becomes a Yachtsman (Short)
 1913 A Fool and His Money (Short)
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 1913 The Compleat Sportsman (Short)
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 1913 Wife of His Choice (Short)
 1913 A Jockey for Love (Short)
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 1913 Le rendez-vous de Max (Short)
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 1913 Jealous Husband (Short)
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 1913 Max Linder's Appointment (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 joue le drame (Short)
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 1912 Max Juggles for Love (Short)
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 1912 The Water-Funker (Short)
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 1912 Over the 'Phone (Short)
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 1912 Affinity (Short)
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 1912 A Waterplane Elopement (Short)
 1912 Max Joins the Giants (Short)
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 1912 La vengeance du domestique (Short)
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 1912 Entente cordiale (Short)
 1912 Max, professeur de tango (Short)
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 1912 Wanted: A Bearskin (Short)
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 1912 Love and Boxing (Short)
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 1912 On the Honeymoon (Short)
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 1912 A Motor Boat Trip (Short)
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 1912 Love Unconquerable (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 Max and the Maid (Short)
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 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 Artist Max (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 Max célibataire (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's Tragedy (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 Une nuit agitée (Short)
 1911 Max's Divorce Case (Short)
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 1911 Max Is Forced to Work (Short)
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 1910 Le cauchemar de Max (Short)
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 1910 Max and the Statue (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 Stood Up (Short)
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 1910 Max maîtresse de piano (Short)
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 1910 Premier rendez-vous (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 Has to Change (Short)
 1910 Max Goes Ski-ing (Short)
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 1910 Max in the Alps (Short)
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 1910 Max Has Trouble with His Eyes (Short)
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 1910 Love and Cheese (Short)
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 1910 Max Foils the Police (Short)
Kyrelor
 1910 Perseverance Rewarded (Short)
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 1910 Max Makes a Touch (Short)
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 1910 One Can't Believe One's Eyes (Short)
Soldier
 1910 A Prince of Worth (Short)
Jacques de Lacerda
 1910 The Orderly (Short)
 1910 Max Linder's Big Family (Short)
 1910 A Romantic Girl (Short)
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 1910 Max in a Dilemma (Short)
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 1910 Servants and Masters (Short)
Servant
 1910 A Cure for Timidity (Short)
Chamoiseau
 1910 The Adventures of Tartarin the Younger (Short)
Daniel Tartarin
 1909 Le Bridge au plafond (Short)
 1909 Le chapeau-claque (Short)
 1909 Max and the Lady Doctor (Short)
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 1909 See the Picture! (Short)
 1909 The Cure of Cowardice (Short)
 1909 Une campagne électorale (Short)
 1909 Before and After
The Bridegroom
 1909 One on Max (Short)
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 1909 On a Racket (Short)
 1909 Romeo Turns Bandit (Short)
Romeo
 1909 A Set of Teeth (Short)
 1909 Max Leads Them a Novel Chase (Short)
Arsène Lupin
 1909 Who Will Win My Heart (Short)
 1909 The Little Vixen (Short)
 1909 Love's Surprises (Short)
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 1909 Miss Moneybags Wishes to Wed (Short)
Max de la Hautegomme
 1909 A Conquest (Short)
 1909 Willyboy Gets His (Short)
Willyboy
 1909 The Servant's Good Joke (Short)
Max Greluchard
 1909 A Case of Lumbago (Short)
Vicomte de la Hautegomme
 1909 Sam's Artistic Beard (Short)
Théodore
 1908 Retour inattendu (Short)
 1908 Un mari peu vienard (Short)
 1908 Surprise Package (Short)
 1908 The Fake Doctor (Short)
Doctor
 1908 A Country Lad (Short)
 1908 Lady-Killer Foiled (Short)
 1908 Prospective Heirs (Short)
 1908 Two Great Griefs (Short)
 1908 A Bashful Young Man (Short)
 1908 Busy Fiance (Short)
The Fiancé
 1908 Noisy Neighbors (Short)
 1908 Messenger's Mistake (Short)
 1908 Tormented by His Mother-in-Law (Short)
M. Bienmariés
 1908 Music Teacher (Short)
 1908 Unwilling Chiropodist (Short)
The Lover
 1908 Hunchback Brings Luck (Short)
 1908 Travels of a Flea (Short)
 1908 My Watch Is Slow (Short)
 1908 In a Difficult Position (Short)
Dieutegarde
 1908 Sandwich Woman (Short)
 1908 The Hanging Lamp (Short)
 1908 Soldier's Antics (Short)
Vicomte Gontran du Pneu Crevé
 1908 Amateur Acrobat (Short)
Elegant Young Man
 1908 His First Cigar (Short)
 1908 Beginning of the Serpentine Dance (Short)
Dance Teacher
 1907 Madam's Tantrums (Short)
 1907 Nourrice par nécessité (Short)
 1907 Sganarelle (Short)
 1907 The Joys of Tight Boots (Short)
 1907 The Cupboard (Short)
M. Triplepatte
 1907 Lady Doctor's Husband (Short)
Husband
 1907 Doings of a Maniac (Short)
 1907 A Drama in Seville (Short)
The Rival
 1907 A Glorious Start (Short)
Max
 1907 The Servant Hypnotist (Short)
 1907 Private Atkins Minds a Baby (Short)
Pitou
 1907 Lover's Ill Luck (Short)
 1907 Harlequin's Story (Short)
Polichinelle / Ponchinella / Harlequin
 1907 Max Learns to Skate (Short)
Max
 1907 Artful Husband (Short)
 1907 All for a Necklace (Short)
Jeweller
 1907 A Hooligan Idea (Short)
Le bourgeois
 1907 Mother-in-Law's Visit (Short)
Son-in-law
 1907 Phial of Poison (Short)
 1907 At the Music Hall (Short)
 1907 C'est Papa qui a pris la Purge (Short)
Lover in the street
 1907 Joined Lips (Short)
 1906 Cross Country (Short)
 1906 Les contrebandiers (Short)
 1906 Attempted Suicide (Short)
 1906 The Troublesome Flea (Short)
 1906 Bill Goes to a Party (Short)
Julot
 1906 The Paris Students (Short)
Student
 1905 Unforeseen Meeting (Short)
 1905 Ten Wives for One Husband (Short)
 1905 First Night Out (Short)
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

23 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Did You Know?

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:

It was incorrectly reported that he was killed in the Battle of the Aisne in World War I and his obituary was published in the The Moving Picture World, October 10, 1914. See more »

Trademark:

Silk hat, stick and moustache

Nickname:

Gentleman Max

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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