The 1940s was a decademarked with controversy forChaplin, and his popularity declined rapidly.
Paulette Goddard, paired with Chaplinin Modern Times and The Great Dictator Spouse Charles Chaplin (1936–1942; divorced); this union was a source of controversy and speculation. Chaplin reportedly maintained they were married in China in 1936, but to private associates and family, he claimed they were never legally married, except in common law
He was accused of communist sympathies, while his involvement in a paternity suit and marriages to much younger women were considered scandalous.Spouse of Chaplin : m.1924-1928; divorced
Chaplin’s home in SwitzerlandForced to leave the United States and settled in Switzerland.
Chaplin wrote, directed,produced, edited, scored, and starred in most of his films.
He was a perfectionist, and his financialindependence meanthe often spent years on the development and production of a picture.
His films are characterised by slapstick combined with PathosMany contain social and political themes, as well as autobiographical elements
In 1972, as part of arenewed appreciation for his work, Chaplin received an Honorary Academy for "theincalculable effect he has had in making motion pictures the art form of this century".
The 2012 Sight & Sound poll tofind the greatest films of all time saw all 11 of Chaplins features receive a vote, while CityLights, Modern Times, The Great Dictator, and The Gold Rush polled in the top 250
His career in entertainmentspanned more than 75 years
"I cant stop ... ideas just keep popping into my head.""To work is to live — and I want to live.” Charles Chaplin Thank You
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