9. The Little Tramp
Few people have had as strong an impact on an industry 1 as the impact that Charlie Chaplin had on the world of film. 2 Born in 1889 into an impoverished London family, Chaplin crossed the Atlantic and became a pioneer in silent comedic movies. 3 Early in his film career, Chaplin developed his signature character, the “Little Tramp,” who amused audiences repeatedly with his clever physical comedy and endearing sensitivity. Modest yet clearly intelligent, shy yet always at the center of action, the 4 Tramp’s embodiment was the genius of Chaplin’s artistry .
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Charlie’s mother suffered from severe mental illness and was institutionalized for a significant part of Charlie’s young life.
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