Charlie Chaplin, or Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin, the silent film star known as “the Tramp”, is widely considered one of the most influential figures in the movie industry. Raised in poverty, his career spanned some 75 years, from a child actor to starring in one of the most important movies of all time, The Great Dictator. Directing many of his films, including The Kid, A Woman of Paris, The Gold Rush, and The Circus, one of the most famous men in the world at the time eventually co-founded one of the most famous film companies, United Artists. Accused of communist sympathies, the FBI investigated Chaplin, and he was eventually forced to leave the United States and settle in Switzerland. In 1972, Chaplin received an Honorary Academy Award for “the incalculable effect he has had in making motion pictures the art form of this century“.

Here is one of the most powerful scenes in movie history, the speech from The Great Dictator, where Charlie Chaplin played a satirical Adolph Hitler. See the question below the video.

Question: What do you think of the speech from The Great Dictator?

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