Charlie Chaplin

Charles Chaplin

Highest Rated: 100% Modern Times (1936)

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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Die Stummfilm Mafia Unknown (Character) - 2008
95% 90% Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin Original Music - 2003
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% 43% 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 92% 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
100% 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
96% 94% The Circus A Tramp (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Film Editor
- 1928
83% 87% Show People Himself (uncredited) (Character) - 1928
100% 93% The Gold Rush The Lone Prospector (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Music,
Film Editor
- 1925
No Score Yet 78% The Pilgrim The Pilgrim (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1923
92% 74% 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 82% Pay Day Laborer (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1922
No Score Yet 82% 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 54% A Day's Pleasure Father (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1919
No Score Yet 60% Sunnyside Farm Handyman (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 1919
No Score Yet 50% The Bond Unknown (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1918
No Score Yet 22% Triple Trouble Charlie (Character) - 1918
No Score Yet 86% A Dog's Life Tramp (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Original Music
- 1918
No Score Yet 82% Shoulder Arms Recruit (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Original Music
- 1918
No Score Yet 79% The Cure The Inebriate (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Film Editor
- 1917
No Score Yet 72% The Adventurer The Convict (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 63% The Pawnshop The New Employee (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Film Editor
- 1916
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Floorwalker The New Floorwalker (Character),
Director
- 1916
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind the Screen David (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Film Editor
- 1916
No Score Yet 73% The Vagabond The Saloon Violinist (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1916
No Score Yet 68% The Count Tailor's Apprentice (Character),
Director
- 1916
No Score Yet 94% Police Convict 999/Charlie (Character) - 1916
No Score Yet 72% The Rink A Waiter - Posing as Sir Cecil Seltzer (Character) - 1916
No Score Yet 41% A Burlesque on Carmen Unknown (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 1916
No Score Yet 71% One A.M. Drunk (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Film Editor
- 1916
No Score Yet 54% The Champion Challenger (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1915
No Score Yet 52% The Bank Charlie (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1915
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shanghaied Tramp (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1915
No Score Yet 33% Charlie's New Job Unknown (Character),
Director
- 1915
No Score Yet 71% The Tramp Tramp (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1915
No Score Yet No Score Yet His Regeneration A Customer (Character) - 1915
No Score Yet 41% By the Sea Stroller (Character),
Director
- 1915
No Score Yet No Score Yet Work Izzy A.Wake (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 1915
No Score Yet 38% A Night in the Show Mr. Pest/Mr. Rowdy (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1915
No Score Yet 37% A Night Out Reveller (Character),
Director
- 1915
No Score Yet 64% A Woman Gentleman / 'Nora Nettlerash' (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1915
No Score Yet 23% In the Park Charlie (Character) - 1915
No Score Yet 17% The Face on the Bar Room Floor Artist (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1914
No Score Yet 23% Mabel at the Wheel Villain (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet 43% His Trysting Place Clarence (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1914
No Score Yet No Score Yet Those Love Pangs Masher (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1914
No Score Yet 37% The Masquerader Unknown (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1914
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Big Romance The City Stranger (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet 26% Charlie the Actor The Film Johnnie (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1914
No Score Yet 25% The Tango Tangle Tipsy Dancer (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet 33% The New Janitor Janitor (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1914
No Score Yet 17% His Prehistoric Past Weakchin (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1914
No Score Yet 36% Dough and Dynamite Pierre (Character),
Director
- 1914
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kid's Auto Race Tramp (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet 32% Caught in a Cabaret Waiter (Character) - 1914
89% 44% Tillie's Punctured Romance The City Guy (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet 25% Between Showers Masher (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet 21% Making a Living Swindler (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet 44% The Knockout Referee (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet 35% The Fatal Mallet Mabel's Rival Suitor (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1914
No Score Yet 35% Caught in the Rain Tipsy Hotel Guest (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1914
No Score Yet 31% A Busy Day The Wife (Character),
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1914
No Score Yet 3% Cruel, Cruel Love Lord Helpus/Mr. Dovey (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet 5% His Favorite Pastime Drunken Masher (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1914
No Score Yet No Score Yet His Musical Career Charlie aka Tom (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1914
No Score Yet 25% Gentlemen of Nerve Mr. Wow-Woe Track Fanatic (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1914
No Score Yet 48% Twenty Minutes of Love Pickpocket (Character),
Director
- 1914
No Score Yet 32% Kid Auto Races at Venice Tramp (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet 42% Mabel's Busy Day Tipsy Nuisance (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 31% Mabel's Strange Predicament Drunk (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet No Score Yet Getting Acquainted Mr. Sniffels (Character),
Director
- 1914
No Score Yet 25% Mabel's Married Life Mabel's Husband (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet 9% Recreation Tramp (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1914
No Score Yet 56% The Rounders 1st Reveller (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet 23% Laughing Gas Unknown (Character),
Director
- 1914
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Tribute to Charlie Chaplin Unknown (Character) - 0

QUOTES FROM Charles Chaplin CHARACTERS

The Lone Prospector says: Don't forget the bacon.

Adenoid Hynkel Dictator of Tomania says: Let us all unite!

The Tramp says: tomorrow the birds will sing.

The Tramp says: You can see now?

The Blind Girl says: Yes, I can see now.

Adenoid Hynkel Dictator of Tomania says: I'm sorry, but I don't want to be an emperor. That's not my business. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible; Jew, Gentile, black man, white. 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. We don't want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone, and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. The airplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men; cries out for universal brotherhood; for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women, and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say, do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. 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. Soldiers! Don't give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you, enslave you; who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men - machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines, you are not cattle, you are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don't hate! Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural. Soldiers! Don't fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the seventeenth chapter of St. Luke, it is written that the kingdom of God is within man, not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people, have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy, let us use that power. Let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfill that promise. They never will! Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people. Now let us fight to fulfill that promise. Let us fight to free the world! To do away with national barriers! To do away with greed, with hate and intolerance! Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness. Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us all unite!

Henri Verdoux says: I have made my peace with God, my conflict is with man

Henri Verdoux says: I have made my peace with God, my conflict is with man.

Adenoid Hynkel Dictator of Tomania says: Look up! Look up! The clouds are lifting - the sun is breaking through. We are coming out of the darkness into the light. We are coming into a new world. A kind new world where men will rise above their hate and brutality.The soul of man has been given wings - and at last he is beginning to fly. He is flying into the rainbow - into the light of hope - into the future, that glorious future that belongs to you, to me and to all of us. Look up. Look up

Jewish Barber says: Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical, our cleverness hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.

Jewish Barber says: Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.

Adenoid Hynkel Dictator of Tomania says: Hannah, can you hear me? Wherever you are, look up, Hannah. The clouds are lifting. Hannah, can you hear me? Wherever you are, look up, Hannah. The clouds are lifting. The sun is breaking through. We are coming out of the darkness into the light. We are coming into a new world, a kindlier world, where men will rise above their hate, their greed and brutality. Look up, Hannah. The soul of man has been given wings, and at last he is beginning to fly. He is flying into the rainbow -- into the light of hope, into the future, the glorious future that belongs to you, to me, and to all of us. Look up, Hannah. Look up.

Adenoid Hynkel Dictator of Tomania says: Hannah, can you hear me? Wherever you are, look up Hannah! The clouds are lifting! The sun is breaking through! We are coming out of the darkness into the light! We are coming into a new world; a kindlier world, where men will rise above their hate, their greed, and brutality. Look up, Hannah! The soul of man has been given wings and at last he is beginning to fly. He is flying into the rainbow! Into the light of hope, into the future! The glorious future, that belongs to you, to me and to all of us. Look up, Hannah. Look up!

Jewish Barber says: Hannah, can you hear me? Wherever you are, look up Hannah! The clouds are lifting! The sun is breaking through! We are coming out of the darkness into the light! We are coming into a new world; a kindlier world, where men will rise above their hate, their greed, and brutality. Look up, Hannah! The soul of man has been given wings and at last he is beginning to fly. He is flying into the rainbow! Into the light of hope, into the future! The glorious future, that belongs to you, to me and to all of us. Look up, Hannah. Look up!

Sergeant says: How did you capture thirteen?

Recruit says: I surrounded them.