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

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 Sessue Hayakawa
8 Max Linder
9 Lothar Mehnert
10 Lon Chaney

The Contenders

11 Roland Young
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