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Mack Swain

Highest Rated:   100% The Gold Rush (1925)
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After 22 years of experience with minstrel shows, vaudeville, and legitimate theater, in 1913 he joined Mack Sennett's Keystone comedies. Standing 6'2" and weighing 280 pounds, he was skilled in knockabout, slapstick comedy; he supported Charlie Chaplin in many of the latter's earliest shorts. In late 1914 he began starring in his own comedy series, portraying Ambrose, an energetic, lecherous lout with a huge mustache and thick makeup. In the late teens his career started drying up, and he might have become a has-been if not for Charlie Chaplin, who rescued his career; he played supporting roles in many of Chaplin's films, including his features. He was especially memorable in The Gold Rush (1925) as the starving prospector who imagines Chaplin to be a chicken dinner. He went on to play character parts and occasional leads through the early '30s.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Sea Bat
  • Dutchy
1930
No Score Yet The Locked Door
  • Hotel Proprietor
1929
No Score Yet The Cohens and Kellys in Atlantic City
  • Mr. Kelly
1929
No Score Yet The Last Warning
  • Robert
1929
No Score Yet My Best Girl
  • The judge
1927
No Score Yet Mockery
  • Gaidaroff
1927
No Score Yet The Beloved Rogue
  • Nicholas
1927
No Score Yet Shamrock and the Rose
  • Actor
1927
No Score Yet Kiki
  • Pastryman
1926
No Score Yet Torrent
  • Don Mattias
1926
No Score Yet The Nervous Wreck
  • Jerome Underwood
1926
No Score Yet Hands Up
  • Silas Woodstock
1926
No Score Yet Whispering Wires
  • Actor
1926
100% The Gold Rush
  • Big Jim
1925
No Score Yet The Pilgrim
  • Deacon
1923
No Score Yet Pay Day
  • Foreman
1922
No Score Yet The Idle Class
  • Father
1921
No Score Yet Yankee Doodle in Berlin
  • adjutant
1919
No Score Yet The Rink
  • Actor
1916
No Score Yet A Movie Star
  • Actor
1916
No Score Yet His Bitter Pill
  • Actor
1916
No Score Yet His Prehistoric Past, (A Dream), (King Charlie )
  • Actor
1914
No Score Yet A Fair Exchange
  • Ambrose
1914
No Score Yet His Trysting Place
  • Ambrose
1914
No Score Yet Musical Tramps
  • Ambrose
1914
No Score Yet Gentlemen of Nerve
  • Mr. Walrus
1914
No Score Yet Mabel's Married Life
  • Wellington, a Ladykiller
1914
No Score Yet The Knockout
  • Spectator
1914
No Score Yet Laughing Gas
  • Patient
1914
No Score Yet The Fatal Mallet
  • Another Rival
1914
No Score Yet A Busy Day
  • Husband
1914
No Score Yet Caught in the Rain
  • Husband
1914
No Score Yet Caught in a Cabaret
  • Actor
1914
No Score Yet Mabel at the Wheel
  • Man at Races
1914
83% Tillie's Punctured Romance
  • John Banks, Tillie's Father
1914

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