Most Impressive Silent Film Actors

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The Top Ten

1 Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the silent era.

His influence is so big that he has managed to impose himself as an icon of the silent film cinema.

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Best actor ever in history of cinema. You don't believe, watch city lights.

Watch the Gold Rush. Who else can act like he could?

City lights. Point made.

2 Buster Keaton Buster Keaton Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966) was an American actor, director, producer, writer, and stunt performer. 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 ...read more.

On par with Charlie Chaplin but never given his due. Did his own stunts. Where Chaplin was animated Keaton took the stone faced poor slob to the max and used the contrast to make very funny movies. - mgenet

As a comedian, his genius was close to Chaplin's. Wearing his pork pie hat, he filmed more than 100 films, silent or not.

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3 Stan Laurel Stan Laurel Stan Laurel, born Arthur Stanley Jefferson (16 June 1890 – 23 February 1965) was an English comic actor, writer and film director, who was part of the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy. He appeared with his comedy partner Oliver Hardy in 107 short films, feature films, and cameo roles.

Laurel and Hardy made more than 20 silent films together before pursuing talking roles.

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4 Paul Wegener
5 Douglas Fairbanks

He was known between the two World Wars as one of the most important actors of all times.

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6 Manuela Granada

She was the best kind of silent actor of her time.
So insparational to her field in silent acting, at this time women were not aloud to do many things in her time so she stood up for Women.

7 Max Linder
8 Sessue Hayakawa
9 Lon Chaney

The son of deaf mute parents, Lon Chaney was made for the unique art of silent film. His eyes, body, and facial expressions can convey emotion in more powerful ways than any other film actor of his time. His talen for character make up often upstages his brilliant film acting. His death just at the cusp of talkies, I think, was a big loss to the history of film.

10 Lothar Mehnert

The Contenders

11 Rudolph Valentino
12 Roland Young
13 Louise Brooks Louise Brooks Louise Brooks, born Mary Louise Brooks (November 14, 1906 – August 8, 1985), was an American film actress and dancer noted as an iconic symbol of the flapper, and for popularizing the bobbed haircut. ...read more.
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