This week’s MoBro of the Week is Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, better known as Charlie Chaplin, the most iconic actor, comedian and filmmaker of the silent film era. Famous for his toothbrush style ‘stache (easily the second most famous wearer of the toothbrush next to Hitler), Charlie had a career spanning over 75 years, which is amazing since he only lived to be 88 years old.
Born in England in 1889, Chaplin was brought up into a life of poverty and hardship, with an absent father and a mother who struggled financially, Charlie was twice sent to the workhouse before he was 9 years old, and when he was 14, his mother was committed to a mental asylum. He started performing at a very early age, touring music halls and later working as a stage actor and comedian.
Charlie soon developed his ‘Tramp’ persona and formed the style of acting that he was largely known for. As well as acting in films, he also directed his own films from a very early stage in his career. By 1918 he was one of the most well-known and famous persons in the world. Chaplin lived to be 88 years old, passing away on Christmas Day, 1977 in Switerland.
During the course of his film career (1914-1967), Chaplin starred in 83 movies and took the world by storm. He is one of those characters that is so iconic, primarily because of his terrific Mouth Brow. Without his trade mark Mo, he is unrecognisable, as you can see below:
The aforementioned aside, Charlie Chaplain is one of the most of the most iconic MoBro’s in history. Check out one of Chaplin’s most famous performances, lampooning Adolf Hitler in the 1940 film The Great Dictator.