Google Doodle Celebrates Charlie Chaplin’s Birthday
The Google Doodle team have created a homage to Charlie Chaplin, the star of the silent film era who was born 122 years ago today.
Chaplin was born in 1889 in London and went on to become on of the biggest film stars in history during the pre-sound, silent movie era. He never managed to make the same impact after sound was introduced in Hollywood but his movies are still popular today in many countries around the world.
These days the lack of sound actually helps Chaplin’s films to cross borders to people and places Hollywood wouldn’t normally reach. Many people, such as Rowan Atkinson with his Mr. Bean character, have been massively successful in the modern era following the same principles.
Chaplin died in 1977 but it is testament to his influence that his baggy trousers, big shoes, cane and derby hat is still on of the most recognisable characters in the world today.
If you would like to read more the wikipedia has more information.