Are you a lover of entertainment? Do you have passion and undying love for movies? Whether it be action films, inspirational or other types of movies? If your answer is yes, then this article is for you. The era of movies as a form of entertainment began years ago; there were times when movies severed as the only means of entertaining the populace, even before the advent of musicals. There are various types of movies, of which silent films is one. In this article, we will explain what silent films are, and the greatest artists both male and female that have acted in silent films.
A French man who served as an actor, comedian, director, producer, and screenwriter in the era of silent films was Gabriel-Maximilien Leuvielle, who was better known as Max Linder. He was born on the 16th of December 1883 at Saint-Loubes, France. Max, was seriously wounded in the great war where he suffered depression, coupled with the failure he experienced in the United States. In the early 20s, Max Linder made classics in Hollywood Seven years bad luck, and also in the Dumas Parody “The Three Must-Get-There” which is now known as “The Three Musketeers”. In the year 1925, November 1, Max Linder killed himself in Paris France. He was married to Helene Jean Peters and had Maud Linder as his child.
Sir Charles Spencer, an English comic actor, composer, and a film maker was born on the 16th day of April 1889 at Walworth; London, United Kingdom rose to fame in the era of silent films. Charlie was formally a music hall star before he found success overnight in 1914, when he became an inventive director star in Hollywood. He was well known for his tramp persona bowler hat, baggy trouser, moustache, outside booth and his funny way of walking. These characters of his also made him one of the richest men in his time. Some of his films he produced right form his personal studio are “The Kid”, “The Gold Rush”, “City Lights”, etc. Charlie was the only film maker that was able to ignore the coming of sound. He was a complex genius and he was one of the greatest artist of all time. He died on the 25th of December 1977 at Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland.
Sir Harold Clayton Lloyd was an American actor, comedian, producer, director, stunt performer and a screenwriter was born on the 20th of April 1893, at Burchard, Nebraska, United States. He entered into film as a teenager at the fun factories, being run by Mark Sennett and Hal Roach. In the year 1917, Lloyd invented a screen persona that lasted him for life. He owned what he produced, and he became rich. One of his greatest films is “The Magnificent Safety Last”, produced in 1923. He died in Beverly hills, California, United States on the 8th of November 1971.
Douglas Fairbanks is known for his swashbuckling roles in silent films, Douglas Fairbanks and American actor, screenwriter, producer and director became very famous. His roles in films like “The Thief of Bagdad,” The Marks of Zorro”, “Robin Hood” was a point of attraction that drew him to public attention. He was the son of a Jewish lawyer, who achieved success as the ideal, All-American boy on Broadway. He was married to Sylvia Ashley, Mary Pickford and Anna Beth Sully. He died on the 12th of December 1939 at Santa Monica, California United States, and his cause of death was myocardial infarction.