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British Comedian, Producer, Writer, Film Director and Composer who is widely regarded as the greatest comic artist of the screen and one of the most important figures in motion picture history, 1889-1977
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A day without laughter is a day wasted.
A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.
Actors search for rejection. If they don't get it they reject themselves.
Actors and actingRejection
All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.
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.
Men and Women
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
I am for people. I can't help it.
I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose.
I don't believe that the public knows what it wants; this is the conclusion that I have drawn from my career.
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.
I have no further use for America. I wouldn't go back there if Jesus Christ was President.
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.
I think people have heard the name [Garbo], but I'm not sure that a lot of people out there know and appreciate what she meant as an actress, ... I love that her intelligence is very attractive. It's not just her face, which is gorgeous. It's that she's attractive in a much fuller way than that.
I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large.
I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth.
In the end, everything is a gag.
It seems our laws are always telling us what not to do - are always keeping us from enjoying ourselves. Human beings are made just as much for having fun as goose-stepping and sweating in factories.
Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
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