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Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle

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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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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 The Garage
  • Actor
  • Director
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!
  • Screenwriter
  • Drunk
  • Director
1918
No Score Yet The Bell Boy
  • Director
  • Bellboy
  • Screenwriter
1918
No Score Yet Out West
  • Train Rider BartenderTrain 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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