For this month, let’s talk about the greatest comedian who lived in England, Charlie Chaplin.
Chaplin’s childhood was uptight with poverty, making his eventual path “the most dramatic of all the rags to riches stories ever told” according to his authorized biographer David Robinson. Chaplin’s big career in comedy play was in Los Angeles, home of the Keystone studio, in early December 1913. His boss was Mack Sennett, who initially expressed concern that the 24-year-old looked too young. He was not used in a picture until late January, during which time Chaplin tried to learn the processes of filmmaking. Chaplin became equally famous for his life off-screen. His affairs with actresses who had roles in his movies were numerous. Some, however, ended better than others.
Chaplin make the spectators laugh, wowing them with his natural presence and comedic angle. Beside of being a comedian, Chaplin is a director and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film.
“Charlie Chaplin was definitely the best comedian, surpassing the likes of Buster Keaton and Laurel & Hardy. Chaplin’s use of themes like love, loneliness and money is what makes him immortal. Without him, the idea that the self was an object of comedy would have been impossible to fathom. I think the notion that we can laugh at ourselves by making ourselves look ridiculous and evaluating the ludicrousness of the world was his invention.”-Anuvab Pal
These are some films of Charlie Chaplin.