Buster Keaton

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Buster Keaton
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Age: 70 (age at death)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: The Great Stone Face

Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966) was an American actor, director, producer, writer, and stunt performer. He was best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression, earning him the nickname "The Great Stone Face". Keaton was recognized as the seventh-greatest film director by Entertainment Weekly. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Keaton the 21st greatest male star of Classic Hollywood Cinema. Critic Roger Ebert wrote of Keaton's "extraordinary period from 1920 to 1929, [when] he worked without interruption on a series of films that make him, arguably, the greatest actor-director in the history of the movies". His career declined afterward with a dispiriting loss of his artistic independence when he was hired by MGM, which resulted in a crippling alcoholism that ruined his family life. He recovered in the 1940s, remarried, and revived his career to a degree as an honored comic performer for the rest of his life, earning an Academy Honorary Award in 1959. Wikipedia

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Filmography

448 Credits »
1966 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Erronius
1966 Due marines e un generale Gen. von Kassler
1966 Lucy in London -
1966 The Scribe Journalist
1965 Beach Blanket Bingo Buster
1965 How to Stuff a Wild Bikini Bwana
1965 Sergeant Dead Head Airman Blinken
1965 Film The Man
1965 The Railrodder The Man
1965 The Man Who Bought Paradise Mr. Bloor
1964 Pajama Party Chief Rotten Eagle

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19 Quotes »

Is Hollywood the cruelest city in the world? Well, it can be. New York can be that, too. You can be a Broadway star here one night, and something happens, and out--nobody knows you on the street. They forget you ever lived. It happens in Hollywood, too.

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2 Awards »
Nominated for 2 Awards | Won 2

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