Well, my name is Monica, yo.
Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times (1936)
In 1949, film critic James Agee called the final scene of City Lights ”the greatest single piece of acting ever committed to celluloid.”
City Lights (1931)
“I never thought of the Tramp in terms of appeal. He was myself, a comic spirit, something within me that said I must express this. I felt so free. The adventure of it. The madness. I can do any mad, crazy thing I like. And then?—did it come off, this insane idea I had, did it come off? That was the thrill.”
April 16, 1889 — December 25, 1977