#49 Charlie Chaplin
Year Photo Taken: 1952
Charlie Chaplin was likely born camera-ready. Propelling to intergalactic stardom in the age of silent film, he proved that you do not need words to make people smile or to send them spiralling into fits of laughter. This image depicts the comedian, filmmaker, and composer in front of a mirror during the taping of “Limelight”. Revolving around the efforts of a music hall comedian who attempts to help a downhearted ballerina learn to walk and regain a zest for life again, “Limelight” is the perfect film to watch when you need a little nudge of encouragement yourself.
The legendary Charlie Chaplin has proven time and again that actions indeed speak louder than words.