Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977), better known as Charlie Chaplin, was an Academy Award-winning English comedic actor. Chaplin became one of the most famous actors as well as a notable filmmaker, composer and musician in the early to mid Hollywood cinema era. He is considered one of the finest mimes and clowns ever captured on film. He greatly influenced other performers.
Chaplin acted in, directed, scripted, produced, and eventually scored his own films as one of the most creative and influential personalities of the silent-film era. His working life in entertainment spanned over 65 years, from the Victorian stage and the Music Hall in the United Kingdom as a child performer almost until his death at the age of 88. His high-profile public and private life encompassed both adulation and controversy. With Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D. W. Griffith Chaplin co-founded United Artists in 1919.
Chaplin's principal character was "The Tramp" (known as "Charlot" in France, and the French-speaking world, Italy, Spain, Andorra, Portugal, Greece, Romania, and Turkey, "Carlitos" in Brazil and Argentina, and "Vagabund" in Germany). "The Tramp" is a vagrant with the refined manners and dignity of a gentleman. The character wears a tight coat, oversized trousers and shoes, and a derby; carries a bamboo cane; and has a signature toothbrush moustache.
Born: Charles Spencer Chaplin, Jr.16 April 1889 Walworth, London, UK
Died: 25 December 1977 (aged 88)Vevey, Switzerland
Charlie Chaplin Collection
1)Mabel's Married Life
Charlie leaves his wife, Mabel (Normand), because he's jealous of her attentions to a prize figher. She, on the other hand is angry becuase Charlie didn't knock he fighter down. After a night of drinking Charile returns home to a boxing dummy that beats him up. Runtime 12:56:08
Charlie is an assistant to a dentis. He quarrels with the other assistants, then accosts the denstist's wife, causing her to lose her skirt. As the dentist comforts his wife, Charlie takes it upon himself to care for his patients. Runtime 13:35:02
3)Face On The Barroom Floor
Charlie burlesques the poem about skidrow bum who had been a famous artist before his wife left him for another man. He tells the sad story in a saloon to get another drink. In the middle of a fight he begins to draw on the floor. Runtime 11:42:00
Sitting in a park, Charlie admires a picture of a girl on the cover of the police gazette. Depressed at the fact of his lack of a real girl he prepares to drown himself until he spies a girl approaching. Unfortunately, she's got a sailor suitor, but Charlie hurls back at him. Runtime 6:29:00
Charlie is a movie actor, but pays attention to the girls and not the direcor. He misses his cue, spoils the scene, gets to the wrong set, and is finally fired. He's then hired back as a leading lady when he returns to the studio dressed in drag. Runtime 9:21:00
Charlie is hired to wheel an invalid around the park. He begins work, but soon thinks he should be paid more, so he puts a beggar's sign on the old man. Runtime 9:21:00
Charlie and Fatty Arbuckle are out on a drinking binge. Upon returning home each is given a hard time by their wives. As the wives bicker, the men gather all the money they can find and slip out again to disgrace themselves some more. Runtime 9:32:00