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Stan Laurel

Highest Rated:   100% Way Out West (1937)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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 sonStanley
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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