Charlie Chaplin young
April 16, 1889
5 ft 5 in | 165 cm
59 kg | 130 lbs
Charlie Chaplin was born in Walworth, London, United Kingdom, on 16 April 1889, was an English comic actor. Young Charlie Chaplin began his acting career in music halls as a member of the Eight Lancashire Lads clog-dancing troupe (1899-1900). He made his stage debut in Harry Arthur Saintsbury's Jim, a Romance of Cockayne (1903) in role as a newsboy, at age of fourteen. Charlie made his big screen debut in the short comedy film Making a Living (1914) in role as Edgar English Swindler. Chaplin's first feature length film was silent comedy drama The Kid (1921), which he written, produced, directed and starring in role as The Tramp.
He received an Honorary Academy Award in 1972.
The Immigrant (1917) silent romantic comedy short in role as Immigrant
The Gold Rush (1925) comedy drama in role as The Tramp, The Lone Prospector
City Lights (1931) melodrama in role as A Tramp
Modern Times (1936) comedy romance in role as a factory worker
The Great Dictator (1940) political satire comedy drama in role as a Jewish barber in the ghetto
The Circus (1928) silent romance comedy in role as A Tramp
A King in New York (1957) comedy drama in role as King Shadov
A Countess from Hong Kong (1967) comedy romance in role as an old steward
A Dog’s Life (1918) short silent in role as The Tramp
A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (1923) silent melodrama in role as Porter
Monsieur Verdoux (1947) black comedy in role as Monsieur Henri Verdoux
Limelight (1952) comedy drama in role as Calvero
Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914) silent comedy in role as Charlie, City Slicker
Charlie was the most famous movie star in the world before the end of World War I.
He is considered as one of most important figures in history of film industry.
Chaplin co-founded company United Artists (1919).
Was a friend of Winston Spencer Churchill.
He loved to play tennis and golf.
He was married four times and had 11 children.
Was the first actor to appear on Time magazine.
He is the only person to receive a twelve minute standing ovation at the Academy Awards.
He was awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II (1975).
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6751 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on April 10, 1972.
He died on December 25, 1977, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland, at the age of 88.
All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.
The minute you bought your ticket you were in another world.
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.
Actors search for rejection. If they don't get it they reject themselve.
All my pictures are built around the idea of getting in trouble and so giving me the chance to be desperately serious in my attempt to appear as a normal little gentleman.
Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.
I don't believe that the public knows what it wants; this is the conclusion that I have drawn from my career.
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.