Born:
April 16, 1889
Died:
December 25, 1977
Age:
88
Internet Movie Database:
Signature:
Charlie Chaplin signature
Summary

Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film. He became a worldwide icon through his screen persona, "the Tramp", and is considered one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry. His career spanned more than 75 years, from childhood in the Victorian era until a year before his death in 1977, and encompassed both adulation and controversy.

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Statues of Chaplin around the world, located at (left to right) 1. Teplice, Czech Republic; 2. Chełmża, Poland; 3. Waterville, Ireland; 4. London, United Kingdom; 5. Hyderabad, India; 6. Alassio, Italy; 7. Barcelona, Spain; 8. Vevey, Switzerland
Statues of Chaplin around the world, located at (left to right) 1. Teplice, Czech Republic; 2. Chełmża, Poland; 3. Waterville, Ireland; 4. London, United Kingdom; 5. Hyderabad, India; 6. Alassio, Italy; 7. Barcelona, Spain; 8. Vevey, Switzerland
Chaplin as the Tramp in 1915, cinema's "most universal icon".[388]
Chaplin as the Tramp in 1915, cinema's "most universal icon".[388]
A Dog's Life (1918). It was around this time that Chaplin began to conceive the Tramp as "a sort of Pierrot", or sad clown.
A Dog's Life (1918). It was around this time that Chaplin began to conceive the Tramp as "a sort of Pierrot", or sad clown.
Modern Times (1936), described by Jérôme Larcher as a "grim contemplation on the automatization of the individual"[205]
Modern Times (1936), described by Jérôme Larcher as a "grim contemplation on the automatization of the individual"[205]
Monsieur Verdoux (1947), a dark comedy about a serial killer, marked a significant departure for Chaplin. He was so unpopular at the time of release that it flopped in the United States.
Monsieur Verdoux (1947), a dark comedy about a serial killer, marked a significant departure for Chaplin. He was so unpopular at the time of release that it flopped in the United States.
City Lights (1931), regarded as one of Chaplin's finest works
City Lights (1931), regarded as one of Chaplin's finest works
By 1916, Chaplin was a global phenomenon. Here he shows off some of his merchandise, c. 1918
By 1916, Chaplin was a global phenomenon. Here he shows off some of his merchandise, c. 1918
Lita Grey, Chaplin's second wife, in 1925. Their unhappy marriage and bitter divorce was a great strain for the star.
Lita Grey, Chaplin's second wife, in 1925. Their unhappy marriage and bitter divorce was a great strain for the star.
Chaplin and Edna Purviance, his regular leading lady, in Work (1915)
Chaplin and Edna Purviance, his regular leading lady, in Work (1915)
Chaplin (right) receiving his Honorary Academy Award from Jack Lemmon in 1972. It was the first time he had returned to the United States in 20 years.
Chaplin (right) receiving his Honorary Academy Award from Jack Lemmon in 1972. It was the first time he had returned to the United States in 20 years.
Chaplin's grave in Vevey, Switzerland
Chaplin's grave in Vevey, Switzerland
Chaplin and his fourth wife Oona O'Neill (centre) were married from 1943 until his death and had eight children (six of which are shown here). Their marriage caused a scandal due to their 36-year age difference. Photograph from 1961.
Chaplin and his fourth wife Oona O'Neill (centre) were married from 1943 until his death and had eight children (six of which are shown here). Their marriage caused a scandal due to their 36-year age difference. Photograph from 1961.
Chaplin satirising Adolf Hitler in The Great Dictator (1940)
Chaplin satirising Adolf Hitler in The Great Dictator (1940)
Limelight (1952) was Chaplin's most serious and autobiographical film. His character, Calvero, is an ex-music hall star (described in this image as a "Tramp Comedian") forced to deal with his loss of popularity.
Limelight (1952) was Chaplin's most serious and autobiographical film. His character, Calvero, is an ex-music hall star (described in this image as a "Tramp Comedian") forced to deal with his loss of popularity.
The Tramp resorts to eating his boot in a famous scene from The Gold Rush (1925)
The Tramp resorts to eating his boot in a famous scene from The Gold Rush (1925)
Manoir de Ban, Chaplin's home in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland.
Manoir de Ban, Chaplin's home in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland.
A 1922 image of Charlie Chaplin Studios, where all of Chaplin's films between 1918 and 1952 were produced
A 1922 image of Charlie Chaplin Studios, where all of Chaplin's films between 1918 and 1952 were produced
Chaplin's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6751 Hollywood Blvd. Although the project started in 1958, Chaplin only received his star in 1970 because of his political views.
Chaplin's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6751 Hollywood Blvd. Although the project started in 1958, Chaplin only received his star in 1970 because of his political views.
 
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