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Charlie Chaplin Net Worth:Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor and filmmaker who rose to fame in the silent film era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona "the Tramp" and is considered one of the most important figures of the film industry. His career spanned more than 75 years, from childhood in the Victorian era until a year before his death at age 88, and encompassed both adulation and controversy.Chaplin's childhood in London was defined by poverty and hardship. As his father was absent and his mother struggled financially, he was sent to a workhouse twice before the age of nine. When he was 14, his mother was committed to a mental asylum. Chaplin began performing at an early age, touring music halls and later working as a stage actor and comedian. At 19 he was signed to the prestigious Fred Karno company, which took him to America. Chaplin was scouted for the film industry, and began appearing in 1914 for Keystone Studios. He soon developed the Tramp persona and formed a large fan base. Chaplin directed his films from an early stage, and continued to hone his craft as he moved to the Essanay, Mutual, and First National corporations. By 1918, he was one of the best known figures in the world.In 1919, Chaplin co-founded the distribution company United Artists, which gave him complete control over his films. His first feature-length was The Kid (1921), followed by A Woman of Paris (1923), The Gold Rush (1925), and The Circus (1928). He refused to move to sound films in the 1930s, instead producing City Lights (1931) and Modern Times (1936) without dialogue. Chaplin became increasingly political and his next film, The Great Dictator (1940), satirised Adolf Hitler. The 1940s were a decade marked with controversy for Chaplin, and his popularity declined rapidly. He was accused of communist sympathies, while his involvement in a paternity suit and marriages to much younger women caused scandal. An FBI investigation was opened, and Chaplin was forced to leave the United States and settle in Switzerland. He abandoned the Tramp in his later films, which include Monsieur Verdoux (1947), Limelight (1952), A King in New York (1957), and A Countess from Hong Kong (1967).Chaplin wrote, directed, produced, edited, starred in, and composed the music for most of his films. He was a perfectionist, and his financial independence enabled him to spend years on the development and production of a picture. His films are characterised by slapstick combined with pathos, typified in the Tramp's struggles against adversity. Many contain social and political themes, as well as autobiographical elements. In 1972, as part of a renewed appreciation for his work, Chaplin received an Honorary Academy Award for "the incalculable effect he has had in making motion pictures the art form of this century". He continues to be held in high regard, with The Gold Rush, City Lights, Modern Times, and The Great Dictator often ranked among industry lists of the greatest films of all time.
|Birth date:||April 16, 1889, Walworth, United Kingdom|
|Death date:||December 25, 1977, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland|
|Height:||5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)|
|Profession:||Film Director, Actor, Screenwriter, Composer, Comedian, Film Editor, Film Score Composer, Film Producer|
|Spouse:||Oona O'Neill (m. 1943–1977)|
|Children:||Geraldine Chaplin, Sydney Chaplin, Victoria Chaplin|
|Parents:||Hannah Chaplin, Charles Chaplin, Sr.|
|Siblings:||Sydney Chaplin, Wheeler Dryden|
|Awards:||Academy Honorary Award, Academy Award for Best Original Music Score, Erasmus Prize, BAFTA Fellowship, Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, Bodil Award for Best American Film, DGA Honorary Life Member Award, Bodil Honorary Award, Blue Ribbon Awards for Best Foreign Film, Kinema Junpo Award for Best Film of the Year, Kinema Junpo Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Jussi Award for Best Foreign Filmmaker|
|Nominations:||Academy Award for Best Actor, Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, BAFTA Award for Best Film|
|Movies:||Modern Times, The Kid, The Great Dictator, City Lights, The Gold Rush, Limelight, The Circus, Chaplin, The Immigrant, A Dog's Life, The Tramp, Monsieur Verdoux, A Countess from Hong Kong, A King in New York, Shoulder Arms, Easy Street, The Adventurer, Making a Living, The Rink, A Woman of Paris, The Champion, The Vagabond, The Pilgrim, The Idle Class, Police, His New Job, The Chaplin Revue, The Freak, Pay Day, The Cure, Sunnyside, One A.M., The Fireman, Behind the Screen, The Count, The Floorwalker, The Pawnshop, Laughing Gas, A Day's Pleasure, The Bank, A Night in the Show, A Woman, A Night Out, By the Sea, His New Profession, Shanghaied, Caught in the Rain, Kid Auto Races at Venice, His Musical Career, In the Park, Between Showers|
|TV shows:||Unknown Chaplin|