Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin better known as Charlie Chaplin is considered to be one of the greatest comic artists on the screen of all time. Chaplin was born in 1889 in London and had a difficult childhood living in different workhouses and residential schools. His parents separated when he was just a kid and his mother, who was a singer, was mentally unstable and was confined to an asylum.
Charlie began his career in show business at a very early age and became a professional entertainer in 1897 at the age of 9. He soon started to be involved in some shows and started touring in the 1900s.
His main character, Charlot was created in 1914 and only that year Chaplin filmed more than 35 short films. In the following years and decades, Chaplin continued filming comedy movies that made him become one of the greatest comedy actors of all time. His main pieces were The Gold Rush (1925), City Lights (1931), Modern Times (1936) and The Great Dictator (1940).
Chaplin is worldwide known for his silent films in which the characters would not speak throughout the movie. However, he was also politically active during World War II as his masterpiece “The Great Dictator” shows a satire of Adolf Hitler in which Chaplin plays a Ridiculous role as Adenoid Hynkel, the dictator of a fictitious country called Tomainia. This movie was seen as an act of bravery against the Nazi regime for the satire of Hitler and also for the representation of the persecution of the Jewish community.