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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 El carnicero 1917-04-23
Latest Project:
Movie Looking for Charlie: Or, the Day the Clown Died 2016-01-01
Known For
Poster of Industrial Strength Keaton
Poster of Breath Death
Poster of El chivo
Movie Looking for Charlie: Or, the Day the Clown Died Himself (archive footage) 2016-01-01
Movie Buster Keaton: From Silents to Shorts (archive footage) 2006-03-07
Movie Industrial Strength Keaton Himself 2006-01-17
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
Series Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow 1987-09-30
Movie That's Entertainment, Part II 1976-05-17
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 Guerra a la italiana Gen. von Kassler 1966-04-20
Movie Golfus de Roma Erronius 1966-10-16
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 How to Stuff a Wild Bikini Bwana 1965-07-14
Movie The Railrodder The Man 1965-06-20
Movie Diversión en la playa Buster 1965-04-14
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 El mundo está loco, loco, loco Jimmy the Crook 1963-11-07
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series The Greatest Show on Earth Unknown 1963-09-17
Movie The Triumph of Lester Snapwell Lester Snapwell 1963-01-01
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 When Comedy Was King edited from 'Cops' (archive footage) 1960-03-29
Movie Las aventuras de Huckleberry Finn Lion Tamer 1960-08-03
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Movie The Devil To Pay Diablos 1960-11-09
Series La dimensión desconocida Unknown 1959-10-02
Series The Donna Reed Show Unknown 1958-09-24
Movie The Golden Age of Comedy 1957-12-26
Movie La vuelta al mundo en 80 días Train Conductor 1956-10-17
Movie The Slappiest Days of Our Lives 1953-06-15
Movie L'incantevole nemica 1953-06-14
Movie Paradise For Buster Buster 1952-05-31
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie Candilejas Calvero's Partner 1952-10-31
Movie El crepúsculo de los dioses Himself 1950-08-10
Movie The Misadventures of Buster Keaton Buster 1950-01-01
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Movie In the Good Old Summertime Hickey 1949-07-29
Movie You're My Everything Butler 1949-06-29
Movie The Lovable Cheat Goulard 1949-05-11
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie El moderno Barba Azul 1946-08-02
Movie God's Country Old Tarp / Mr. Boone 1946-03-15
Movie That's the Spirit L.M. 1945-06-01
Movie She Went to the Races Bellboy 1945-11-04
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 She's Oil Mine Buster Waters, plumber 1941-11-20
Movie General Nuisance Peter Hedley Lamar Jr. 1941-09-18
Movie So You Won't Squawk Eddie 1941-02-21
Movie The Taming of the Snood Buster Keaton 1940-06-28
Movie Nothing But Pleasure Clarence Plunkett 1940-01-19
Movie Pardon My Berth Marks Elmer - Newspaper Copyboy 1940-03-22
Movie His Ex Marks the Spot Buster - the husband 1940-12-13
Movie New Moon Prisoner - 'LuLu' 1940-06-28
Movie The Spook Speaks Buster 1940-09-20
Movie The Villain Still Pursued Her William Dalton 1940-10-11
Movie Li'l Abner 1940-11-09
Movie Hollywood Cavalcade Himself 1939-10-13
Movie Mooching Through Georgia Homer Cobb 1939-08-11
Movie Pest from the West Sir 1939-06-16
Movie Hollywood Hobbies Himself 1939-05-03
Movie Love Nest on Wheels Elmer 1937-03-26
Movie Ditto The Forgotten Man 1937-02-12
Movie Jail Bait 1937-01-08
Movie The Invader Leander Proudfoot 1936-01-02
Movie Three on a Limb Elmer Brown 1936-01-03
Movie Grand Slam Opera Elmer Butts 1936-02-21
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 One Run Elmer Elmer 1935-02-22
Movie Tars and Stripes Apprentice Seaman Elmer Doolittle 1935-05-03
Movie The E-Flat Man Elmer 1935-08-09
Movie The Timid Young Man Milton 1935-10-25
Movie La Fiesta de Santa Barbara Himself 1935-12-07
Movie Le roi des Champs-Élysées Buster Garner / Jim le Balafré 1934-12-10
Movie Allez Oop Elmer 1934-05-25
Movie The Gold Ghost Wally 1934-03-16
Movie Queremos cerveza Elmer J. Butts 1933-02-10
Movie Piernas de perfil Professor Post 1932-08-13
Movie The Passionate Plumber Elmer E. Tuttle 1932-02-06
Movie Pobre tenorio Reginald Irving 1931-02-28
Movie The Stolen Jools Policeman 1931-04-04
Movie Wir schalten um auf Hollywood Himself 1931-06-09
Movie Sidewalks of New York Harmon 1931-09-26
Movie Reclutas Elmer 1930-08-30
Movie Estrellados Canuto Cuadratin 1930-07-06
Movie Free and Easy Elmer 1930-03-22
Movie The Hollywood Revue of 1929 Himself / Princess Raja 1929-11-23
Movie El comparsa Elmer 1929-03-24
Movie El cameraman Buster 1928-09-16
Movie El héroe del río William 'Willie' Canfield Jr. 1928-02-14
Movie Character Studies Himself (uncredited) 1927-11-20
Movie El colegial Ronald, The Boy 1927-09-10
Movie El maquinista de La General Johnny Gray 1926-12-31
Movie El boxeador Alfred Butler 1926-09-19
Movie El rey de los cowboys Friendless 1925-11-01
Movie The Iron Mule Indian (uncredited) 1925-04-12
Movie Siete ocasiones James 'Jimmie' Shannon 1925-03-11
Movie El navegante Rollo Treadway 1924-10-13
Movie El moderno Sherlock Holmes Sherlock, Jr. 1924-04-21
Movie El aeronauta The Young Man (as 'Buster' Keaton) 1923-01-22
Movie Las tres edades The Boy 1923-09-24
Movie Nido de amor Buster Keaton 1923-03-01
Movie La ley de la hospitalidad William McKay 1923-11-19
Movie Sueños imposibles The Young Man 1922-11-15
Movie Las relaciones con mi mujer The husband 1922-05-15
Movie Seeing Stars 1922-10-29
Movie La mudanza Young man / Jeune homme 1922-03-15
Movie Rostro Pálido Little Chief Paleface 1922-01-01
Movie El herrero Blacksmith's Assistant 1922-07-21
Movie El Polo Norte The Bad Man 1922-08-28
Movie La casa eléctrica Buster (as 'Buster' Keaton) 1922-10-01
Movie El gran espectáculo (C) Audience / Orchestra / Mr. Brown - First Minstrel / Second Minstrel / Interctors / Stagehand 1921-10-26
Movie El chivo The Goat 1921-05-14
Movie El guardaespaldas Our Hero 1921-04-18
Movie Pamplinas nació el día 13 Suicidal Boy 1921-03-14
Movie Pamplinas y los fantasmas Bank Clerk 1921-02-21
Movie La barca The Boat Builder 1921-11-10
Movie Una semana The Groom 1920-09-01
Movie Fatty en el garaje Mechanic / Fireman 1920-01-11
Movie The Saphead Bertie Van Alstyne 1920-09-01
Movie Convicto 13 Unlucky Golfer / Golfeur malchanceux 1920-10-27
Movie The Round-Up Indian (Uncredited) 1920-10-10
Movie Vecinos The Boy 1920-12-22
Movie El espantapájaros (C) Farmhand (as 'Buster' Keaton) 1920-12-22
Movie Fatty cartero Manager, general store 1919-10-26
Movie Keaton entre bastidores Machiniste / Stagehand 1919-09-07
Movie Fatty en la cocina Assistant Chef 1918-09-15
Movie Buenas noches, enfermera Dr. Hampton 1918-06-30
Movie Fatty y las estrellas Revenue Agent 1918-05-12
Movie El botones Bellboy 1918-03-18
Movie El sheriff Sheriff, saloon owner 1918-01-20
Movie A Country Hero Vaudeville Artist 1917-12-10
Movie Fatty en la feria Rival / Cop with Moustache 1917-10-29
Movie Oh, Doctor Junior Holepoke 1917-09-30
Movie Noche de bodas Delivery boy 1917-08-20
Movie Tres pies al gato Gardener / Delivery Boy / Cop 1917-06-25
Movie El carnicero Buster 1917-04-23