is often considered the greatest filmmaker of all-time. While that may remain debatable, it is too clear that he is one of, if not the number
one film comedian of all time. His best known and most performed character
is the “little tramp.” Famous for his signature appearance, specifically the over
-sized pants, undersized
jacket and that classic mustache, the tramp typically deals
with angry policemen, vicious
drunks, and always those
pretty girls. Chaplin
to filmmaking developed over
time to eventually include his views on issues including class distinction and extreme poverty. He even took on Adolf Hitler in his 1940 classic, The Great
Dictator, in which he portrayed Hynkel the dictator of Tomainia, and a Jewish Barber. Chaplin
’s views found in his films, including a critique
of the U.S immigration
system, were deemed
“Un-American”, and he was barred re-entry
into the United States
upon returning from Europe. Fortunately, he was finally recognized with distinction at the Academy Awards in 1972 for "the incalculable effect he has had in making motion pictures the art form of this century".
Man #1: My son is a great filmmaker! I say he's the next Charlie Chaplin!
Man #2: Shut the fuck up.
Man #1: What? It's true!
Man #2: Your ignorance
astounds me. Again, shut the fuck up.