Real hero...

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Yesterday when I was watching TV I gone through biography of Charlie Chaplin. he was real hero. he faced many problems in his personal life but it did not affect in his film career.. lets have look of his career..

Charlie Chaplin was born in London on 16th April, 1889. Both his parents were music hall entertainers and Charlie started appearing on the stage while still a child. His father, Charles Chaplin, deserted the family and eventually died of alcoholism. His mother, Hannah Chaplin, found it increasingly difficult to find work on the stage and in 1895 the family entered the Lambeth Workhouse. Later, Charlie's mother had a mental breakdown and was sent to the Cane Hill Lunatic Asylum.

When he was sixteen Chaplin won the part of Billy in a West End production of Sherlock Holmes. He later joined Fred Karno's music hall revue. While touring the United States in 1913 Chaplin was discovered by the film producer Mack Sennett. Over the next couple of years Chaplin made a series of short slapstick films for Sennett's Keystone Company. In these films Chaplin developed a character that wore baggy pants, tight frock coat, large shoes on the wrong feet and a black derby hat.

By his thirteenth film, Caught in the Rain (1914), Chaplin began to direct his own films. Chaplin now slowed the pace of his films, reduced the number of visual jokes but increased the time spent on each one. Chaplin placed the emphasis on the character rather than slapstick events. The themes of his films became more serious and reflected his childhood experiences of poverty, hunger and loneliness. Chaplin's work revolutionized film comedy and turned it into an art form.

Chaplin's films were highly successful and became a household name throughout the world. When Chaplin first started with the Keystone Company he was paid $150 a week, by 1915 he was receiving $1,250. Three years later, when he joined First National, Chaplin signed cinema's first million-dollar contract. During this period Chaplin's films included The Tramp (1915), The Pawnshop (1915), Easy Street (1917), The Immigrant(1917) and A Dog's Life (1918).

In 1919 Chaplin joined with D.W. GriffithDouglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford to form United Artists, a company that enabled the stars to distribute their films without studio interference. It is also argued that it was in response to a rumour that the film companies intended to put a ceiling on the star salaries. Films produced by Chaplin and his company included The Kid (1921), The Gold Rush (1925), The Circus (1928) and City Lights (1931).

Chaplin became increasingly concerned with politics. A strong supporter of Franklin D. Roosevelt and theNew Deal, Chaplin's film, Modern Times (1936), was seen by some critics as an attack on capitalism. J. Edgar Hoover, head of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), began compiling a file on Chaplin's activities, including his friendship with radicals such as Upton SinclairH. G. WellsHanns EisnerAlbert Einstein and Harold Laski.

A strong opponent of racism, in 1937 Chaplin decided to make a film on the dangers of fascism. As Chaplin pointed out in his autobiography, attempts were made to stop the film being made: "Half-way through making The Great Dictator I began receiving alarming messages from United Artists. They had been advised by the Hays Office that I would run into censorship trouble. Also the English office was very concerned about an anti-Hitler picture and doubted whether it could be shown in Britain. But I was determined to go ahead, for Hitler must be laughed at." However, by the time The Great Dictator was finished, Britain was at war with Germany and it was used as propaganda against Hitler.

During the Second World War Chaplin played an active role in the American Committee for Russian War Relief. Others involved in this organization included Fiorello La Guardia, Vito Marcantonio, Wendell Willkie,Orson WellesRockwell Kent and Pearl Buck. Chaplin was also one of the major figures in the campaign during the summer of 1942 for the opening of a second-front in Europe.

After the Second World War the House of Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) began to investigate people with left-wing views in the entertainment industry. In September 1947 Chaplin was subpoenaed to appear before the HUAC but three times his meeting was postponed. Unknown to Chaplin, J. Edgar Hoover, and the FBI, now had a 1,900 page file on his political activities. Hoover advised the Attorney General that when Chaplin left the country he should be allowed to return.

In 1952 Chaplin visited London for the premiere of Limelight. When he arrived back he discovered his entry permit revoked and had been denied the right to live in the United States. As Chaplin pointed out in his autobiography: "My prodigious sin was, and still is, being a non-conformist. Although I am not a Communist I refused to fall in line by hating them."

Chaplin, blacklisted from making films in Hollywood, responded by making A King in New York(1957). The film stars Chaplin as the deposed king of Estrovia who flees to America where he is tormented by McCarthystyle investigations. Chaplin was once again accused of being pro-communist and the film was not released in the United States.

While in exile, Chaplin wrote his memoirs, My Autobiography (1964) and directed the movie, A Countess from Hong Kong (1966). Despite the objections of J. Edgar Hoover, in 1972 Chaplin was invited back to the United States to receive a special award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He was also allowed to distribute his satire on McCarthyismA King in New York.

Charles Chaplin died in Switzerland on 25th December, 1977.


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The Easy are never Good and the Good are never Easy....

Of course, he is a real hero.......

Despite the problems he faced in his life, he still made the whole world to smile with his acting.....

I love this quote by him......

"If you are unhappy,Life laughs at you

If you are happy,Life smiles at you

But if you make others happy,Life salutes you"

Very nice sharing, Siddharth......

Thanks for sharing....:-)

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B.Com, CA Final, CS

@ Raghu when i was watch watching his history on TV I became his big fan... he gave 70 films in just 5 years between 1914 to 1919 and all his films were biggest hit films... he is awesome.. and the best thing is that in his films he did not mumble a single word, it is so difficult to make smile the world without talking a single word... I salute him..


i dont know so much about him but by ur article i will be able to knw thnks for sharing

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Yes he was a real hero who only spread smile and happiness. Let’s go through some of his best quotes, which will make you re-think about your life and things happening around.

“I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.”

“All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.”

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.”

“You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down”

“Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles.”

“Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself”

“We think too much and feel too little.”

“Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.”

“A man’s true character comes out when he’s drunk.”

“To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it.”

“Perfect love is the most beautiful of all frustrations because it is more than one can express.”

“Like everyone else I am what I am: an individual, unique and different, with a lineal history of ancestral promptings and urgings; a history of dreams, desires, and of special experiences, all of which I am the sum total.”

“Imagination means nothing without doing.”

“In the end, everything is a gag.”

“Mirror is my best friend because when I cry it never laughs at me”


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!..Live to Give..!

Yes he is a really great hero... recently have downloaded 6 movie of him and they all are giving a beatiful message and Inspiration too.... Here are these sayings from him which i like the most.....

Thankx for sharing his info.......

"The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting."

"The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury."

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Finance Manager

Yes....a real Hero...inspite of having problems and difficulties he used to make all smile and laugh. People who smile and spread happiness inspite of facing difficulties in their own life, really live their life.

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IPCC and CS Professional(FINAL) Student

Hero of Happiness and

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B.Com , CA Final

I've watched some of his films...

I don't know how he made us laugh without any dialogues..!!


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Really he is a Hero..It is very difficult to smile and make others smile when u have troubles...

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