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Buster Keaton

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Buster Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966) was an American comic actor, filmmaker, producer and writer. 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 director of all time by Entertainment Weekly. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Keaton the 21st-greatest male star of all time. 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."Orson Welles stated that Keaton's The General is the greatest comedy ever made, the greatest Civil War film ever made, and perhaps the greatest film ever made. A 2002 worldwide poll by Sight & Sound ranked Keaton's The General as the 15th best film of all time. Three other Keaton films received votes in the magazine's survey: Our Hospitality, Sherlock, Jr., and The Navigator. Description above from the Wikipedia article Buster Keaton, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Oct 4, 1895 In Piqua, Kansas, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Butcher Boy 1917-04-23
Latest Project:
Movie Looking for Charlie: Or, the Day the Clown Died 2016-01-01
Known For
Poster of Looking for Charlie: Or, the Day the Clown Died
Poster of Buster Keaton: From Silents to Shorts
Poster of Industrial Strength Keaton
Poster of Breath Death
Movie Looking for Charlie: Or, the Day the Clown Died Himself (archive footage) 2016-01-01
Movie Industrial Strength Keaton Himself 2006-01-17
Movie Buster Keaton: From Silents to Shorts (archive footage) 2006-03-07
Movie So Funny It Hurt: Buster Keaton & MGM Himself (archive footage) 2004-12-07
Movie That's Entertainment! III 1994-07-01
Series Funny Business 1992-11-22
Movie Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow 1987-09-30
Movie That's Entertainment! Himself - at Banquet (archive footage) (uncredited) 1974-06-21
Movie 4 Clowns (archive footage) 1970-09-01
Movie The Scribe Journalist 1966-01-08
Movie Two Marines and a General Gen. von Kassler 1966-04-20
Movie A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Erronius 1966-10-16
Movie The Railrodder The Man 1965-06-20
Movie How to Stuff a Wild Bikini Bwana 1965-07-14
Movie Beach Blanket Bingo Buster 1965-04-14
Movie Buster Keaton Rides Again Himself 1965-10-30
Movie Film The Man 1965-09-04
Movie Sergeant Dead Head Airman Blinken 1965-08-18
Movie Breath Death (archive footage) 1964-01-01
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Movie Pajama Party Chief Rotten Eagle 1964-11-11
Movie The Triumph of Lester Snapwell Lester Snapwell 1963-01-01
Series The Greatest Show on Earth Unknown 1963-09-17
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Movie It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Jimmy the Crook 1963-11-07
Movie The New March of Dimes Presents: The Scene Stealers Himself 1962-01-06
Movie The Home Owner Himself / The Home Owner 1961-11-09
Movie Lifetime of Comedy 1960-01-01
Movie The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Lion Tamer 1960-08-03
Movie When Comedy Was King edited from 'Cops' (archive footage) 1960-03-29
Movie The Devil To Pay Diablos 1960-11-09
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1959-10-02
Series The Donna Reed Show Unknown 1958-09-24
Movie The Golden Age of Comedy 1957-12-26
Movie Around the World in Eighty Days Train Conductor 1956-10-17
Movie L'incantevole nemica 1953-06-14
Movie The Slappiest Days of Our Lives 1953-06-15
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie Paradise For Buster Buster 1952-05-31
Movie Limelight Calvero's Partner 1952-10-31
Movie The Misadventures of Buster Keaton Buster 1950-01-01
Movie Sunset Boulevard Himself 1950-08-10
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Movie The Lovable Cheat Goulard 1949-05-11
Movie You're My Everything Butler 1949-06-29
Movie In the Good Old Summertime Hickey 1949-07-29
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie God's Country Old Tarp / Mr. Boone 1946-03-15
Movie Boom in the Moon 1946-08-02
Movie That's the Spirit L.M. 1945-06-01
Movie That Night with You Sam - Short Order Cook 1945-09-28
Movie San Diego I Love You Bus Driver 1944-09-29
Movie Forever and a Day Wilkins (plumber's helper) 1943-01-21
Movie So You Won't Squawk Eddie 1941-02-21
Movie General Nuisance Peter Hedley Lamar Jr. 1941-09-18
Movie She's Oil Mine Buster Waters, plumber 1941-11-20
Movie Pardon My Berth Marks Elmer - Newspaper Copyboy 1940-03-22
Movie Nothing But Pleasure Clarence Plunkett 1940-01-19
Movie The Taming of the Snood Buster Keaton 1940-06-28
Movie New Moon Prisoner - 'LuLu' 1940-06-28
Movie His Ex Marks the Spot Buster - the husband 1940-12-13
Movie Li'l Abner 1940-11-09
Movie The Villain Still Pursued Her William Dalton 1940-10-11
Movie The Spook Speaks Buster 1940-09-20
Movie Hollywood Hobbies Himself 1939-05-03
Movie Pest from the West Sir 1939-06-16
Movie Hollywood Cavalcade Himself 1939-10-13
Movie Mooching Through Georgia Homer Cobb 1939-08-11
Movie Ditto The Forgotten Man 1937-02-12
Movie Jail Bait 1937-01-08
Movie Love Nest on Wheels Elmer 1937-03-26
Movie Grand Slam Opera Elmer Butts 1936-02-21
Movie The Invader Leander Proudfoot 1936-01-02
Movie Three on a Limb Elmer Brown 1936-01-03
Movie Blue Blazes Elmer 1936-08-21
Movie Sunkist Stars at Palm Springs Himself 1936-08-05
Movie Mixed Magic Elmer 'Happy' Butterworth 1936-11-20
Movie The Chemist Elmer Triple 1936-10-09
Movie Hayseed Romance Elmer Dolittle 1935-03-15
Movie Palooka from Paducah Jim Diltz 1935-01-11
Movie Tars and Stripes Apprentice Seaman Elmer Doolittle 1935-05-03
Movie One Run Elmer Elmer 1935-02-22
Movie The Timid Young Man Milton 1935-10-25
Movie La Fiesta de Santa Barbara Himself 1935-12-07
Movie The E-Flat Man Elmer 1935-08-09
Movie The Gold Ghost Wally 1934-03-16
Movie Allez Oop Elmer 1934-05-25
Movie Le roi des Champs-Élysées Buster Garner / Jim le Balafré 1934-12-10
Movie What! No Beer? Elmer J. Butts 1933-02-10
Movie The Passionate Plumber Elmer E. Tuttle 1932-02-06
Movie Speak Easily Professor Post 1932-08-13
Movie Parlor, Bedroom and Bath Reginald Irving 1931-02-28
Movie The Stolen Jools Policeman 1931-04-04
Movie Sidewalks of New York Harmon 1931-09-26
Movie Wir schalten um auf Hollywood Himself 1931-06-09
Movie Estrellados Canuto Cuadratin 1930-07-06
Movie Free and Easy Elmer 1930-03-22
Movie Doughboys Elmer 1930-08-30
Movie Spite Marriage Elmer 1929-03-24
Movie The Hollywood Revue of 1929 Himself / Princess Raja 1929-11-23
Movie Steamboat Bill, Jr. William 'Willie' Canfield Jr. 1928-02-14
Movie The Cameraman Buster 1928-09-16
Movie College Ronald, The Boy 1927-09-10
Movie Character Studies Himself (uncredited) 1927-11-20
Movie The General Johnny Gray 1926-12-31
Movie Battling Butler Alfred Butler 1926-09-19
Movie The Iron Mule Indian (uncredited) 1925-04-12
Movie Seven Chances James 'Jimmie' Shannon 1925-03-11
Movie Go West Friendless 1925-11-01
Movie Sherlock, Jr. Sherlock, Jr. 1924-04-21
Movie The Navigator Rollo Treadway 1924-10-13
Movie The Balloonatic The Young Man (as 'Buster' Keaton) 1923-01-22
Movie The Love Nest Buster Keaton 1923-03-01
Movie Our Hospitality William McKay 1923-11-19
Movie Three Ages The Boy 1923-09-24
Movie My Wife's Relations The husband 1922-05-15
Movie Cops Young man / Jeune homme 1922-03-15
Movie The Blacksmith Blacksmith's Assistant 1922-07-21
Movie The Paleface Little Chief Paleface 1922-01-01
Movie The Frozen North The Bad Man 1922-08-28
Movie Seeing Stars 1922-10-29
Movie Day Dreams The Young Man 1922-11-15
Movie The Electric House Buster (as 'Buster' Keaton) 1922-10-01
Movie Hard Luck Suicidal Boy 1921-03-14
Movie The Haunted House Bank Clerk 1921-02-21
Movie The High Sign Our Hero 1921-04-18
Movie The Goat The Goat 1921-05-14
Movie The Play House Audience / Orchestra / Mr. Brown - First Minstrel / Second Minstrel / Interctors / Stagehand 1921-10-26
Movie The Boat The Boat Builder 1921-11-10
Movie The Saphead Bertie Van Alstyne 1920-09-01
Movie The Garage Mechanic / Fireman 1920-01-11
Movie One Week The Groom 1920-09-01
Movie Neighbors The Boy 1920-12-22
Movie Convict 13 Unlucky Golfer / Golfeur malchanceux 1920-10-27
Movie The Scarecrow Farmhand (as 'Buster' Keaton) 1920-12-22
Movie Back Stage Machiniste / Stagehand 1919-09-07
Movie The Hayseed Manager, general store 1919-10-26
Movie Moonshine Revenue Agent 1918-05-12
Movie Out West Sheriff, saloon owner 1918-01-20
Movie The Bell Boy Bellboy 1918-03-18
Movie Good Night, Nurse! Dr. Hampton 1918-06-30
Movie The Cook Assistant Chef 1918-09-15
Movie The Rough House Gardener / Delivery Boy / Cop 1917-06-25
Movie The Butcher Boy Buster 1917-04-23
Movie His Wedding Night Delivery boy 1917-08-20
Movie Coney Island Rival / Cop with Moustache 1917-10-29
Movie A Country Hero Vaudeville Artist 1917-12-10
Movie Oh, Doctor! Junior Holepoke 1917-09-30