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Charlie Chaplin 131st Birth Anniversary

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Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin, the name which does not require any introduction, this is enough to make you remember the Comedic British actor who became one of the big stars in the early 20th century. Born in London on 16 April 1889, the comic actor and filmmaker spent his entire life making people laugh. He was an outstanding actor in silent films. The world-famous artist has carved the art of laughing from the tragedies of life on the silver screen. His character ‘the tramp’ and the slapstick comedy which made him the star and the worldwide icon, he was known as the star of the silent era.

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” – Charlie Chaplin

Everything he incorporated, from pathos to slapstick or simply his mustache, bowler hat, flat-footed-walk or his subtle politics of his humor, each and everything about him made everyone laugh. In 1940, Charlie made the film The Great Dictator on Hitler. In this, he played the role of Hitler himself. Through this film, he gained applause by presenting Hitler in a comic form. Hitler was praised by some people for making fun of Hitler in the film, while some people came out against him. Charley, who forced people to laugh through his brilliant performances, was awarded the Oscar Award in 1973 for the biggest performance in the acting world. Apart from this, he was also given many awards.

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He died at the age of 88 on 25 December 1977, but even now his words and art of living life give us reason to smile even in trouble. When the whole world is fighting a war against Corona, then his life philosophy becomes even more relevant. Let us also smile in the midst of an epidemic like Corona on his 131st birthday and learn something about him from some of his famous quotes.

  • “That is why, no matter how desperate the predicament is, I am always very much in earnest about clutching my cane, straightening my derby hat and fixing my tie, even though I have just landed on my head.” -Charlie Chaplin
  • I had no idea of the character. But the moment I was dressed, the clothes and the make-up made me feel the person he was. I began to know him, and by the time I walked onto the stage he was fully born.” -Charlie Chaplin
  • “All my pictures are built around the idea of getting in trouble and so giving me the chance to be desperately serious in my attempt to appear as a normal little gentleman.” -Charlie Chaplin
  • To help a friend in need is easy, but to give him your time is not always opportune.” -Charlie Chaplin
  • “Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.” -Charlie Chaplin
  • “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.” -Charlie Chaplin

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