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About Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin was an English silent film star, comedian, and filmmaker. He was forced to leave the U.S. due to his connections with communism.
Charlie had a very unconventional upbringing. His parents were married musicians and entertainers but they had an open marriage. They each had children from various other people. In 1898, Charlie’s mother was committed to a mental asylum and was in and out for a few years until she died in the asylum. His father died of alcoholism. He has been described as having the ultimate ‘rags to riches story’.
Charlie’s silent film debut was in the 1921 film ‘The Kid’. He went on to star in several other silent films and then with the popularity of sound films in the 1930s his silent film roles started slowing down. Charlie refused to star in sound films. In 1940 he appeared as Adolf Hitler in “The Great Dictator”. It was after this film that an FBI investigation was opened due to communist sympathies. He fled to Switzerland where he appeared in several more silent films over the years. Even with his political views he was still regarded as one of the greatest entertainers in cinema history.
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Famous quotes by Charlie Chaplin
A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.Charlie Chaplin
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.Charlie Chaplin
I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man.Charlie Chaplin
I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose.Charlie Chaplin
I had no idea of the character. But the moment I was dressed, the clothes and the make-up made me feel the person he was. I began to know him, and by the time I walked onto the stage he was fully born.Charlie Chaplin
I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth.Charlie Chaplin
Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.Charlie Chaplin
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.Charlie Chaplin
Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.Charlie Chaplin
Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage.Charlie Chaplin
The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.Charlie Chaplin
The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.Charlie Chaplin
To help a friend in need is easy, but to give him your time is not always opportune.Charlie Chaplin
We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery.Charlie Chaplin
Why should poetry have to make sense?Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin's Popularity
Charlie Chaplin was a famous English actor, director, and composer, who was born on April 16, 1889. As a person born on this date, Charlie Chaplin is listed in our database as the 2nd most popular celebrity for the day (April 16) and the 2nd most popular for the year (1889).
People born on April 16 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aries, the Ram. Charlie Chaplin is the 41st most popular Aries.
Aside from information specific to Charlie Chaplin's birthday, Charlie Chaplin is the 34th most famous English.
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