Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

Highest Rated: 100% The Idle Class (1921)

Lowest Rated: 43% A Countess From Hong Kong (1967)

Birthday: Apr 16, 1889

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Recognized as one of the greatest entertainers in movie history, Charlie Chaplin drew from his impoverished childhood in South London to create the most iconic character in cinema history, The Tramp, a good-natured, undaunted and somewhat unscrupulous cavalier from the 19th century trying to survive the isolating, technologically-driven 20th century. Outfitted in tattered baggy pants, a cutaway coat and vest, impossibly large worn-out shoes and a battered derby hat, The Tramp appeared in untold numbers of short films and made Chaplin the first true Hollywood star. After making his debut in "Kid Auto Races at Venice" (1914), Chaplin's Tramp was the focus of many iconic films like "The Tramp" (1915), "Behind the Screen" (1916), "Easy Street" (1917) and "The Immigrant" (1917). With his output slowed down a bit after World War I, Chaplin entered into one of his most creatively satisfying periods that saw "The Kid" (1921), "The Gold Rush" (1925) and "City Lights" (1931) hit the screen. Chaplin was one of the last to bow down to pressure and succumb to the sound era with "Modern Times" (1936), in which he reluctantly agreed to allow the public to hear the Tramp's voice - the first and only time this occurred. Having retired the character for good, Chaplin - who was also a pioneering writer and director on many of his films - starred in what became his last truly exemplary film, "The Great Dictator" (1940), before outraging audiences with an atypical turn in the thriller "Monsieur Verdoux" (1947). His last ode to the Tramp, "Limelight" (1952), failed to reach American screens amidst the political witch hunts of the McCarthy era, which led to him permanently residing in Switzerland until his death in 1977. Despite the hardships endured later in his career, Chaplin remained one of Hollywood's true geniuses while his Tramp characterization became one of cinema's most recognizable and defining images.

Highest rated movies

The Gold Rush
The Idle Class
The Kid
Modern Times
City Lights
Limelight
Monsieur Verdoux
The Circus

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Die Stummfilm Mafia Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 100% The Forgotten Films of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle Unknown (Character) - 2005
95% 90% Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin Original Music - 2003
No Score Yet 80% Chaplin Today: Limelight Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 88% Unknown Chaplin Unknown (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chaplin's Art of Comedy Unknown (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Funniest Man in the World Unknown (Character) - 1967
43% 42% A Countess From Hong Kong An old steward (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet 30 Years of Fun Unknown (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Days of Thrills and Laughter Unknown (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 93% The Chaplin Revue Narrator/Various (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Original Music,
Lyricist
- 1958
73% 73% A King in New York King Shahdov (Character),
Director
- 1957
97% 90% Limelight Calvero (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Original Music
- 1952
97% 88% Monsieur Verdoux Henri Verdoux (Character),
Director,
Producer
$60.6K 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gaslight Follies Unknown (Character) - 1945
93% 95% The Great Dictator Adenoid Hynkel/A Jewish Barber (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Original Music
- 1940
No Score Yet 55% Charlie Chaplin Festival Various Roles (Character),
Director
- 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Chaplin Cavalcade Various Roles (Character),
Director
- 1938
No Score Yet 88% Charlie Chaplin Carnival Unknown (Character),
Director
- 1938
98% 95% Modern Times A Factory Worker (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Music
$163.2K 1936
98% 96% City Lights A Tramp (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Original Music,
Film Editor
$18.2K 1931
97% 94% The Circus A Tramp (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Film Editor
- 1928
91% 87% Show People Self - 1928
100% 93% The Gold Rush The Lone Prospector (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Music,
Film Editor
- 1925
No Score Yet 77% The Pilgrim The Pilgrim (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1923
92% 75% A Woman of Paris Station Porter (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Original Music
- 1923
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nice and Friendly Tramp (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1922
No Score Yet 81% Pay Day Laborer (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1922
100% 81% The Idle Class Tramp and Husband (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Film Editor
- 1921
100% 95% The Kid A Tramp (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1921
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nut Unknown (Character) - 1921
No Score Yet 60% Sunnyside Farm Handyman (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 1919
No Score Yet 57% A Day's Pleasure Father (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1919
No Score Yet 48% The Bond Unknown (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1918
No Score Yet 20% Triple Trouble Charlie (Character) - 1918
No Score Yet 86% A Dog's Life Tramp (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Original Music
- 1918
No Score Yet 81% Shoulder Arms Recruit (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Original Music
- 1918
No Score Yet 71% The Adventurer The Convict (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Film Editor
- 1917
No Score Yet 79% The Cure The Inebriate (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Film Editor
- 1917
No Score Yet No Score Yet Easy Street The Derelict (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Film Editor
- 1917
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Immigrant Immigrant (Character),
Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter
- 1917
No Score Yet 65% The Pawnshop The New Employee (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Film Editor
- 1916
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chaplin at Mutual Studios 3 Unknown (Character) - 1916
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Floorwalker The New Floorwalker (Character),
Director
- 1916
No Score Yet 74% The Vagabond The Saloon Violinist (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1916
No Score Yet 83% Behind the Screen David (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Film Editor
- 1916
No Score Yet 89% Police Convict 999/Charlie (Character) - 1916
No Score Yet 68% The Count Tailor's Apprentice (Character),
Director
- 1916
No Score Yet 37% A Burlesque on Carmen Unknown (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 1916
No Score Yet 69% One A.M. Drunk (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Film Editor
- 1916
No Score Yet 72% The Rink A Waiter - Posing as Sir Cecil Seltzer (Character) - 1916
No Score Yet 57% The Bank Charlie (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1915
No Score Yet 56% The Champion Challenger (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1915
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shanghaied Tramp (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1915
No Score Yet 32% Charlie's New Job Unknown (Character),
Director
- 1915
No Score Yet No Score Yet His Regeneration A Customer (Character) - 1915
No Score Yet 71% The Tramp Tramp (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1915
No Score Yet No Score Yet Work Izzy A.Wake (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 1915
No Score Yet 40% A Night in the Show Mr. Pest/Mr. Rowdy (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1915
No Score Yet 39% By the Sea Stroller (Character),
Director
- 1915
No Score Yet 66% A Woman Gentleman / 'Nora Nettlerash' (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1915
No Score Yet 37% A Night Out Reveller (Character),
Director
- 1915
No Score Yet 21% In the Park Charlie (Character) - 1915
No Score Yet 67% Knockout Unknown (Character),
Director
- 1914
No Score Yet 23% Mabel at the Wheel Villain (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet No Score Yet Those Love Pangs Masher (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1914
No Score Yet 36% The Masquerader Unknown (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1914
No Score Yet 17% The Face on the Bar Room Floor Artist (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1914
No Score Yet 43% His Trysting Place Clarence (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1914
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Big Romance The City Stranger (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet 26% Musical Tramps Unknown (Character),
Director
- 1914
No Score Yet 33% The New Janitor Janitor (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1914
No Score Yet 25% Charlie the Actor The Film Johnnie (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1914
No Score Yet 36% Dough and Dynamite Pierre (Character),
Director
- 1914
No Score Yet 8% A Fair Exchange Unknown (Character),
Director
- 1914
No Score Yet 35% The Good for Nothing Unknown (Character),
Director
- 1914
No Score Yet 31% Caught in a Cabaret Waiter (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kid's Auto Race Tramp (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet 24% The Tango Tangle Tipsy Dancer (Character) - 1914
90% 44% Tillie's Punctured Romance The City Guy (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet 17% His Prehistoric Past Weakchin (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1914
No Score Yet 22% Making a Living Swindler (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet 24% Between Showers Masher (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet 41% The Knockout Referee (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet 35% The Fatal Mallet Mabel's Rival Suitor (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1914
No Score Yet 30% A Busy Day The Wife (Character),
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1914
No Score Yet No Score Yet His Musical Career Charlie aka Tom (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1914
No Score Yet 5% His Favorite Pastime Drunken Masher (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1914
No Score Yet 3% Cruel, Cruel Love Lord Helpus/Mr. Dovey (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet 25% Gentlemen of Nerve Mr. Wow-Woe Track Fanatic (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1914
No Score Yet 47% Twenty Minutes of Love Pickpocket (Character),
Director
- 1914
No Score Yet 35% Caught in the Rain Tipsy Hotel Guest (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1914
No Score Yet 12% The Rival Mashers Unknown (Character),
Director
- 1914
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Property Man The Property Man (Character),
Director
- 1914
No Score Yet No Score Yet His New Profession Charlie (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1914
No Score Yet 42% Mabel's Busy Day Tipsy Nuisance (Character),
Director
- 1914
No Score Yet No Score Yet Getting Acquainted Mr. Sniffels (Character),
Director
- 1914
No Score Yet 22% Laughing Gas Unknown (Character),
Director
- 1914
No Score Yet 32% Mabel's Strange Predicament Drunk (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet 25% The Property Man (Charlie on the Boards ) (Getting His Goat ) (Hits of the Past) Unknown (Character),
Director
- 1914
No Score Yet 54% The Rounders 1st Reveller (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet 24% Mabel's Married Life Mabel's Husband (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet 9% Recreation Tramp (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1914
No Score Yet 31% Kid Auto Races at Venice Tramp (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet 29% Her Friend the Bandit Unknown (Character),
Director
- 1914
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Tribute to Charlie Chaplin Unknown (Character) - 0000