Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle

Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle

  • Highest Rated: 83% Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914)
  • Lowest Rated: 83% Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914)
  • Birthday: Mar 24, 1887
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Actor, director, producer and screenwriter, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle was one of the most loved then reviled personalities of early films, The large but agile performer began in travelling shows and vaudeville and started appearing in films around 1910. He signed with comedy producer Mack Sennett in 1913 as a member of the Keystone Cops and rose to prominence while performing and collaborating with Mabel Normand and Charlie Chaplin in Keystone Comedies. By the mid-teens Arbuckle was a full fledged director and writer of his own and other comics films. 1917 found him with his own production company and a promising protégé: Buster Keaton. Sadly, his success was short lived as he fell victim to one of the most infamous of Hollywood scandals. In late 1921, Arbuckle threw a party which was crashed by a starlet named Virginia Rappe who fell seriously ill and died a few days later. Arbuckle was accused of rape and charged with manslaughter for which he was acquitted in 1923. Nevertheless, the press made much of Arbuckle's supposed guilt, causing a public outcry of moral outrage. Worried for their future, Hollywood's powerful mogels started the Hays Office to protect the image of the film industry and used Arbuckle as their first "sacrifice." Several friends in the industry helped Arbuckle to find work as a director under a pseudonym. By 1932 he was allowed to make a comeback and starred in six comedy shorts for Warner Brothers before his death on June 29, 1933.

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No Score Yet The Mack Sennett Collection: Volume One Actor 2014
No Score Yet Oh, Doctor! Actor Director 2000
No Score Yet When Comedy Was King Actor 1960
No Score Yet Windy Riley Goes Hollywood Director 1931
No Score Yet The Red Mill Director 1927
No Score Yet The Iron Mule Director 1925
No Score Yet Leap Year Stanley Piper 1924
No Score Yet Brewster's Millions Monte Brewster 1921
No Score Yet Life of the Party Algernon Leary 1920
No Score Yet The Garage Director Actor 1920
No Score Yet The Hayseed Mailman Director 1919
No Score Yet Back Stage Director Stagehand 1919
No Score Yet The Cook Screenwriter Director Chef 1918
No Score Yet Good Night, Nurse! Drunk Director Screenwriter 1918
No Score Yet The Bell Boy Director Bellboy Screenwriter 1918
No Score Yet Out West Train Rider Bartender Train Rider, Bartender Director 1918
No Score Yet Coney Island Fatty Director Screenwriter 1917
No Score Yet The Rough House Actor Director 1917
No Score Yet The Butcher Boy Director Actor 1917
No Score Yet Mabel & Fatty Director Actor 1916
No Score Yet Keystone Comedies, Vol. 1 Director Actor 1915
No Score Yet The Rounders The Neighbor 1914
No Score Yet The Good for Nothing Bartender 1914
No Score Yet The Masquerader Film Actor 1914
No Score Yet The Knockout Fatty 1914
No Score Yet His Favorite Pastime Drinker 1914
No Score Yet Tango Tangles Musician 1914
No Score Yet A Film Johnnie Fatty 1914
83% Tillie's Punctured Romance Actor 1914
No Score Yet Chaplin at Keystone Studios Actor 1914

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