In 1999, the American Film
Institute ranked Chaplin the
10th greatest male
legend of all time.
He wrote the
book - ,,A LIFE”!
"Chaplin was not just 'big', he was
,,…In 1915, he burst onto a war-torn world
bringing it the gift of comedy, laughter and
relief while it was tearing itself apart through
World War I.
Over the next 25 years, through the Great
Depression and the rise of Adolf Hitler, he
stayed on the job. ...
It is doubtful any individual has ever given
more entertainment, pleasure and relief
to so many human beings when they needed it
In 2008, Martin Sieff wrote:
Shaw called Chaplin
"the only genius to come out
of the movie industry“!
LegacyChaplin and Jackie
Coogan in The Kid (1921)
character is possibly the
most imitated on all levels
Chaplin wrote, directed, and starred in dozens of feature
films and short subjects.
_ The Immigrant (1917),
_ The Gold Rush (1925),
_ City Lights (1931),
_ Modern Times (1936),
_ and The Great Dictator (1940).
Chaplin’s letter to
,,…It more than forty years I laugh
people on earth. But I cried more
than they are brave …”
,, Today is your day. Dance! I dancing
in a wide okasan and trousers, and you
in silk dress of a princess. These
dances and the sound of applause will
sometimes rise in the heavens…
Go! Go there! But back on earth! And
look at people’s lives, the lives of
those street dancers in the final quarters
to play hungry and shiver and
I was like them, Zheraldin! …”
,,…Story about a hungry fool who peeshe and dancing in
the poor neighborhoods of London, and then …
gathering alms …
This is my story! “
,,,,LifeLife is a tragedyis a tragedy
when seen in close-when seen in close-
up, but aup, but a comedycomedy inin
To truly laugh, you
must be able to take
your painpain, andand
play with it!”.play with it!”.
,,Laughter is the
tonic, the relief,
““You'll never find a rainbow ifYou'll never find a rainbow if
you're looking down”!you're looking down”!
,,We think too much and feel too littl”e.,,We think too much and feel too littl”e.
,,I suppose that’s one the ironic of life doing the wrong
thing at the right moment.”
“My pain may be the reason for
But my laugh must never be the
reason for somebody's pain.”
,,I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes,a cane and a
derby hat. Everything a contradiction...”
““Like everyone elseLike everyone else I am what II am what I am: anam: an
individual, unique andindividual, unique and differentdifferent, with a, with a
lineal history of ancestral promptings andlineal history of ancestral promptings and
a history ofa history of dreams,dreams, desires, and ofdesires, and of
special experiencesspecial experiences, all of which, all of which
I am the sum total.”I am the sum total.”