- British comic actor, filmmaker, and composer
|Real name:||Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin|
Charlie Chaplin Height
|How tall was Charlie Chaplin?||165 cm / 5 ft 5 in|
|Born:||16 April 1889 Comment |
|When did Charlie Chaplin die? / Died||25 December 1977|
|How many years did Charlie Chaplin live? / Lived||88 years|
|Where was Charlie Chaplin born?||Walworth, London, UK|
|Where did Charlie Chaplin die? / Deathplace ||Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland|
|Nicknames:||Charlie, Charlot, The Little Tramp|
Charlie Chaplin Net worth 2021 (estimated)
|How much is Charlie Chaplin worth?||$50,000,000
|Hair color:||Dark brown|
Who was Charlie Chaplin? / Facts
- Rise to fame - during the era of silent film, through his screen persona "the Tramp"
- Long career - It spanned more than 75 years, from childhood in the Victorian era until a year before his death in 1977
- Poverty - His childhood in London was one of poverty and hardship
- As his father was absent and his mother had financial problems, he was sent to a workhouse twice before the age of nine
- When he was 14, his mother was sent to a mental asylum
- Chaplin began performing at an early age, touring music halls and later working as a stage actor and comedian
- At 19 he was signed to the prestigious Fred Karno company, which took him to America
- He began appearing in 1914 for Keystone Studios
- He soon developed the Tramp persona
- He directed his own films from an early stage, and continued to hone his craft as he moved to the Essanay, Mutual, and First National corporations
- By 1918, he was one of the best known figures in the world
- In 1919, Chaplin co-founded the distribution company United Artists, which gave him complete control over his films
- His first feature-length was The Kid (1921), followed by A Woman of Paris (1923), The Gold Rush (1925), and The Circus (1928)
- He refused to move to sound films in the 1930s, instead producing City Lights (1931) and Modern Times (1936) without dialogue
- Chaplin became increasingly political, and his next film, The Great Dictator (1940), satirised Adolf Hitler
- The 1940s were a decade marked with controversy for Chaplin, and his popularity declined rapidly
- He was accused of communist sympathies, while his involvement in a paternity suit and marriages to much younger women caused scandal
- An FBI investigation was opened, and Chaplin was forced to leave the United States and settle in Switzerland
- He abandoned the Tramp in his later films, which include Monsieur Verdoux (1947), Limelight (1952), A King in New York (1957), and A Countess from Hong Kong (1967)
- Chaplin wrote, directed, produced, edited, starred in, and composed the music for most of his films
- He was a perfectionist, and his financial independence enabled him to spend years on the development and production of a picture
- His films are characterised by slapstick combined with pathos, typified in the Tramp's struggles against adversity
- Many contain social and political themes, as well as autobiographical elements
- Awards - In 1972, he received an Honorary Academy Award for "the incalculable effect he has had in making motion pictures the art form of this century"
- Stats - 45k followers on Instagram as of Oct 2018
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A day without laughter is a day wasted.
We think too much and feel too little.
Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot
To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.
I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man.
Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people.
The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
This is a ruthless world and one must be ruthless to cope with it.
Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.
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.
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Last update: 29 October 2018
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