April 16, 2010

Charlie Chaplin (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977)


"A day without laughter is a day wasted."
Charlie Chaplin

One of the few true entertainers. 
He truly believed in the power of communication - and he didn't needed words for that.
His work is always a reminder of the simple most powerful things - love, smile, kindness. He created a world in which word are obsolete and deceiving. Emotions through body movement is the main attraction and the true expression of the soul.

He dedicated his life to entertaining. He was an innovator. He was a person always looking to better himself as a professional and a person.
And he believed in his art fully. 

After the premiere of "City Lights" released in 1931, two years after the sound films took conquered Hollywood, in the enthusiastic applause of the public he allegedly whispered to himself "I won".
It was the triumph of a spirit that would change the world with a smile.

“To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!”
Charlie Chaplin 


His life time work addressed social and political issues. 
He was acclaimed and blasphemed. He was embraced only to be later in his life banished and the returned as a hero.
But ....

"I remain just one thing, and one thing only - and that is a clown.
It places me on a far higher plane than any politician."
Charlie Chaplin


I'm not gonna insist on his merits and accomplishments. They are countless.
I discovered Charlie Chaplin as a child through his movies. Later on I found his autobiography. It's a text that follows his life and career offering a look inside his world as it appeared from a far - energetic, emotional, with  the struggles and the successes lived at high intensity, honest and unapologetic.
With LOVE.

“We think too much and feel too little.”
Charlie Chaplin





Smile 
by Charlie Chaplin
sang by Michael Jackson



34 comments:

doublebeee said...

Happy birthday Charlie Chaplin. You inspired the world and you still do! Thank you!

Michael loved you so dearly because he felt the magic of your inner child!

We miss you... L.O.V.E.

Cassarah said...

I so love Charlie Chaplin´s quotes
"A day without laughter is a day wasted."
"We think too much and feel too little."

Charlie Chaplin is one of a kind and all I can say is THANK YOU so much for all the laughter and happiness and smile you are still giving this world.

Let´s smile, laugh, feel and love....and the world will change....

Eme Ejekwu said...

this man touched the lives of his own generation has also toched mine.

Anonymous said...

once the warner turner a famous reporter for the "wall street general" ask chaplin to show his true felling one that comes from inner side of your heart chapline face went blank and a sadness rise on his face turner capture the face.
IT is the only photo were chaplin look sad .
the photo was presented to him on his birthday by turner with side lining telling
"The JOKER WHO MAKE THE WORLD CRY"

Anonymous said...

great great entertainer,nobody close to him

Anonymous said...

speechless to say lot....

Alok said...

Thanks to this great entertainer, he filled our lives with laughter. He still lives in our hearts today. I love to watch his films over and over again.

Shree420 said...

An amazing human being. A great performer who can make people laugh until they cried. He is in a league of his own. No one can come close to him.

rossas said...

Absolutamente fantástico,obrigado.

oggy said...

Truly genius! He was actor, movie producer, composer and stuntman. Thus, he would replace around at least 50% of people required to make a movie nowadays.

Anonymous said...

Charlie Chaplin has been the only comedian, up until now, whom without even saying a word made me laugh to tear. Indeed, he was a genius!

Anonymous said...

love................

rocky said...

LOve u all just as myself !! :) keep laughing!!

Abdol said...

Happy Birthday young man!

Anonymous said...

You are always on our mind !!

Anonymous said...

Making us to laugh for decades and decades.

A Huge solute to the Legend.

Wish you Happy birthday Charlie chaplin.

Love you all

Kari

Anonymous said...

Making us to laugh for decades and decades ..........

A Huge salute to the Legend

Wish you happy birthday charlie Chaplin ......

Kari

ice ice baby said...

in the midst of post modern comedy, i still laugh at Chaplin's style of making me laugh. Happy birthday Carlie.

arvinder singh said...

simply 'The best'.

uoa7 said...

i love you too charlie chaplain

Anonymous said...

True Entertainer

Anonymous said...

best of the best entertainer.You will always be missed by everyone..happy birthday,freond, wine
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Anonymous said...

Feliz Aniversario grande homen. Vc ate hoje alimenta os nossos coracoes. RDA

Anonymous said...

miss u

AA said...

@mike1909 Thank you for your beautiful post. Its clear how beloved Charlie Chaplin is.

sharlin said...

Happy birthday to a great person

batasi said...

Chaplin makes me forget my pain

Michael Barker said...

He still makes you laught, both young and old.
One of the greatest.

Anonymous said...

CHARLIE CHAPLIN a Legend in deed. Will always be remembered for the smiles & laughs be blessed & still blesses us with.

UniversityGuru said...

chaplin you made the world laugh, laugh, laugh, you are a legend.

xxsweetnsour49xx said...

Happy Birthday charlie <3 i love you and Michael <3

Charlie Chaplin said...

Happy birthday charlie, you are one fantastic comedian

ajit said...

"Great Thinking Always Comes With Great Peoples..."

Truely Idle person.
Cheers Ajit Kumar Rout.

Unknown said...

Still brings light to the darkest days, without a single word.....loved by so many.....

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