Stan Laurel

Stan Laurel

  • Highest Rated: 100% Way Out West (1937)
  • Lowest Rated: 40% The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929)
  • Birthday: Jun 16, 1890
  • Birthplace: Ulverston, Cumbria, England, UK
  • Actor, screenwriter, and producer Stan Laurel was born to British stage performers. He started acting on stage in his mid-teens in music halls and theaters before touring the U.S. in 1910 and 1912 as Charlie Chaplin's understudy. He remained in the States to perform in vaudeville and, in 1917, supplemented his stage work by appearing as clownish misfit types in comedy shorts often spoofing dramatic films of the period. One of these was a two-reeler called Lucky Dog (1918), in which he appeared totally by accident with Oliver Hardy. The two would not appear together again until 1926, when they both found themselves working for comedy producer Hal Roach. Laurel, who had been hired by Roach as a gagman/director, was persuaded to appear in front of the camera and, thus, auspiciously again with Hardy. It soon became obvious that the two men had a certain comic onscreen chemistry, and they ended up starring together as an incredibly popular comedy team in more fifty films in the 1930s and early '40s, with their 1932 three-reeler The Music Box winning an Oscar for Best Short Subject. Laurel, the creative member of the team, had numerous run-ins with producer Roach; the actor wanted the team's films to aspire to the higher quality productions of their contemporaries, while Roach was firmly content with maintaining a low-budget norm. Laurel had a few short-lived victories, serving as producer on the team's Our Relations (1936) and Way out West (1937). The team left Roach in 1940 to seek more artistic control over their work, but were given even less at Fox and MGM. In the late '40s and early '50s, they enjoyed touring English music halls while continuing to make films. After Hardy's death in 1957, Laurel stopped performing but kept active. He died from a heart attack in 1965.

Highest Rated Movies

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No Score Yet Laurel & Hardy: Pack Up Your Troubles Actor 2019
No Score Yet Putting Pants On Philip Actor 2014
No Score Yet Unaccustomed As We Are Actor 2011
No Score Yet Slapstick, Too! Actor 1998
No Score Yet The Further Perils of Laurel and Hardy Actor 1968
No Score Yet Laurel and Hardy's Laughing 20's Actor 1965
No Score Yet 30 Years of Fun Actor 1963
No Score Yet A Few Moments with Buster Keaton & Laurel & Hardy Actor 1963
No Score Yet When Comedy Was King Actor 1960
No Score Yet Laurel & Hardy Actor 1958
No Score Yet Utopia Actor 1954
No Score Yet Utopia Stan 1951
No Score Yet The Bullfighters Stan / Don Sebastian 1945
No Score Yet The Big Noise Stan 1944
No Score Yet Nothing but Trouble Stan 1944
No Score Yet The Dancing Masters Stan 1943
No Score Yet Jitterbugs Stan 1943
No Score Yet The Tree in a Test Tube Stan 1943
No Score Yet Air Raid Wardens Himself 1943
No Score Yet A-Haunting We Will Go Stan 1942
No Score Yet Great Guns Stan 1941
No Score Yet Saps at Sea Stan 1940
No Score Yet A Chump at Oxford Stan 1940
83% The Flying Deuces Stan 1939
No Score Yet Block-Heads Stan 1938
60% Swiss Miss Stan 1938
No Score Yet Laurel & Hardy: Comedy's Best Duo Actor 1938
100% Way Out West Producer Stanley 1937
No Score Yet Pick a Star Himself 1937
No Score Yet Our Relations Stan / Alf Laurel Producer 1936
No Score Yet On the Wrong Trek Hitchhiker 1936
No Score Yet The Bohemian Girl Stan 1936
No Score Yet One Good Turn Actor 1936
No Score Yet Bonnie Scotland (Heroes of the Regiment) Stanley MacLaurel 1935
No Score Yet The Fixer Uppers Actor 1935
100% Babes In Toyland Stannie Dum 1934
No Score Yet The Live Ghost Stanley 1934
No Score Yet Them Thar Hills Stanley Laurel Screenwriter 1934
No Score Yet Hollywood Party Himself 1934
No Score Yet Dirty Work Stanley 1933
No Score Yet Busy Bodies Screenwriter Stanley 1933
100% Sons of the Desert Stan 1933
No Score Yet The Devil's Brother Stanlio 1933
No Score Yet Twice Two Screenwriter Stanley/Mrs. Hardy 1933
No Score Yet Towed in a Hole Stanley 1932
No Score Yet Their First Mistake Stanley 1932
No Score Yet Pack Up Your Troubles Stan 1932
No Score Yet Scram! Stanley 1932
No Score Yet County Hospital Stanley 1932
No Score Yet The Chimp Stanley 1932
No Score Yet The Music Box Stanley 1932
No Score Yet Helpmates Stanley 1932
No Score Yet Beau Hunks Stanley 1931
No Score Yet One Good Turn Stanley 1931
No Score Yet Pardon Us Mr. Stanley Laurel 1931
No Score Yet Our Wife Stanley 1931
No Score Yet The Stolen Jools Actor 1931
No Score Yet Laurel and Hardy Stanley 1931
No Score Yet Chickens Come Home Stanley 1931
No Score Yet Laurel and Hardy Stanley 1931
No Score Yet Another Fine Mess Stanley 1930
No Score Yet The Rogue Song Ali-Bek 1930
No Score Yet Blotto Stanley 1930
No Score Yet La Vida Nocturna Actor 1930
No Score Yet Hog Wild Stanley 1930
No Score Yet Laurel and Hardy Stanley 1930
No Score Yet Brats Stanley's son Stanley 1930
No Score Yet Radiomanía Actor 1930
No Score Yet Night Owls Stan 1930
No Score Yet Bacon Grabbers Actor 1929
40% The Hollywood Revue of 1929 Stan 1929
No Score Yet Liberty (Criminals at Large) Actor 1929
No Score Yet Double Whoopee Stanley 1929
No Score Yet Laurel and Hardy Stanley 1929
No Score Yet Laurel and Hardy Stanley 1929
No Score Yet Big Business Actor 1929
No Score Yet That's My Wife Stanley 1929
No Score Yet They Go Boom! Stanley 1929
No Score Yet Angora Love Stanley 1929
No Score Yet Laurel and Hardy Stanley 1929
No Score Yet Unaccustomed As We Are Stanley 1929
No Score Yet Laurel and Hardy Stanley 1929
No Score Yet Wrong Again Stanley 1929
No Score Yet Two Tars Stanley 1928
No Score Yet Should Married Men Go Home? Stan 1928
No Score Yet Their Purple Moment Stanley 1928
No Score Yet From Soup To Nuts Actor 1928
No Score Yet The Finishing Touch Screenwriter Actor 1928
No Score Yet Leave 'Em Laughing Actor 1928
No Score Yet Habeas Corpus Stan 1928
No Score Yet We Faw Down We Slip Up Actor 1928
No Score Yet Early to Bed Actor 1928
No Score Yet You're Darn Tootin' Stan 1928
No Score Yet The Second Hundred Years Convict 1927
No Score Yet Why Girls Love Sailors Willie Smelt 1927
No Score Yet Love 'Em and Weep Business associate 1927
No Score Yet Slipping Wives Handyman 1927
No Score Yet Do Detectives Think? Ferdinand Finkleberry 1927
No Score Yet Sugar Daddies Lawyer 1927
No Score Yet The Battle of the Century Prize fighter 1927
No Score Yet Duck Soup Actor 1927
No Score Yet Wandering Papas Director 1926
No Score Yet Raggedy Rose Director 1926
No Score Yet Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde Actor 1925
No Score Yet Yes, Yes, Nanette Director 1925
No Score Yet West of Hot Dog Actor 1924
No Score Yet Oranges and Lemons Sunkist 1923
No Score Yet The Lucky Dog Actor 1921
No Score Yet Just Rambling Along Nervy Young Man 1918
No Score Yet American Slapstick Actor 1915
No Score Yet The Second 100 Years Actor

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