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Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977)

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin’s father died early in Chaplin’s life, and when Charlie was seven years old his mother suffered a mental breakdown and was admitted to an asylum.  Charlie and his elder half-brother Sideney were relegated to a workhouse.  His early miserable life had a great impact in shaping his future thoughts and ideas.

Charlie Chaplin was always sympathized most with the leftist political views and this was demonstrated in his many movies.

During the era of McCarthyism in U.S.A., he was considered as a suspected communist.  In 1952, the head of the FBI, Edgar Hoover ordered to keep extensive files on Chaplin and tried to end his residency in the USA.  He spent much of his life in Europe.  He had a fruitful and productive life and incomparable in the field of cinema.

Some of his famous movies are:

  • His Prehistoric Past (1914)

  • The Property Man (1914)

  • Making a Living (1914)

  • The Tramp (1915)

  • The Vagabond (1916)

  • Easy Street (1917)

  • The Immigrant (1917)

  • A Dog’s Life (1918)

  • The Kid (1921)

  • Pay Day (1922)

  • The Gold Rush (1925)

  • Modern Times (1936)

  • The Great Dictator (1940)

  • Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

  • Limelight (1952)

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