Charlie Chaplin is probably the most well-known actor of the early 20th century. He is among those few people from the silent era whom we still recognize without much hassle. Charles Spencer Chaplin popularly known as “charlie chaplin” had a tragic childhood. His father died when he was just 12, due to alcohol abuse. His mother suffered from periodic bouts of insanity and was committed to a mental asylum. As a result, Charlie started working at a very early age to feed himself. His career spanned more than 75 years, from childhood in the Victorian era until a year before his death at age 88. Here is 9 lesser known facts about this incredible performer.
#1. He portrayed Adolf Hitler in ” The great dictator “
Charlie Chaplin considered pulling the plug on his movie ‘The Great Dictator’ because he was worried that it might be banned or that people might not find mocking Hitler funny. When he heard about this, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sent Chaplin a message, urging him to make the movie.