Happy Birthday Natalie Wood!
(July 20, 1938-November 28, 1981)

I didn’t know who the hell I was. I was whoever they wanted me to be.

-Natalie Wood

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Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin, KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English actor, comedian, and filmmaker, who rose to fame in the silent era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona “the Tramp” and is considered one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry. His career spanned more than 75 years, from childhood in the Victorian era until a year before his death at age 88, and encompassed both adulation and controversy.

Chaplin was born in London and began acting on stage at the age of nine. In 1913, while on tour in the United States with Fred Karno’s comedy group, he accepted a contract to work for Mack Sennett’s Keystone film company. During his time at Keystone he began writing and directing some of the films in which he starred. Chaplin signed with the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company in 1915 and the year after with the Mutual Film Corporation. In 1918 Chaplin began producing his own films, initially releasing them through First National and then through United Artists, a corporation he co-founded with Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D. W. Griffith. In the late 1940s and early 1950s Chaplin was accused of being a Communist sympathiser, which he denied. He remained a British subject and, while travelling to England in 1952 to attend the premiere of his film, Limelight, his American re-entry permit was rescinded. Chaplin eventually settled in Switzerland, where he remained for the rest of his life. He made his last two films in England. x x

Keystone Studios 1914

Making A Living | A Busy Day | A Fair Exchange | A Film Johnnie | Caught in a Cabaret | Charlie’s Recreation | Mabel’s Married Life | Cruel Cruel Love | Face on the Bar room Floor | Gentleman of Nerve | His Favourite Pastime | His Prehistoric Past | His Trysting Place | Kid Auto Races at Venice | Laughing Gas | Mabel’s Busy Day | Mabel’s Strange Predicament | Musical Tramps | The Fatal Mallet | The Good For Nothing | The Knockout | The Landlady’s Pet | The Masquerader | The New Janitor | The Property Man | The Rival Mashers | The Rounders | Tillie’s Punctured Romance | Twenty Minutes of Love | A Thief Catcher | Between Showers | Mabel at the Wheel | The Star Boarder | Dough and Dynamite | Getting Acquainted | Caught in the Rain |

Essanay Film Company 1915- 1918

A Burlesque On Carmen | A Night in the Show | A Night Out | A Woman | By The Sea | Shanghaied | His New Job | In The Park | Police | The Bank | The Champion | The Tramp | Work | A Jitney Elopement | Triple Trouble |

Mutual Film Corporation 1916- 1917

The Floorwalker | The Fireman | The Vagabond | One A.M | The Count | The Pawn Shop | Behind The Screen | The Rink | Easy Street | The Cure | The Immigrant | The Adventurer |

First National 1918- 1923

A Dog’s Life | The Bond | Shoulder Arms | Sunnyside | A Day’s Pleasure | The Kid | The Idle Class | Pay Day | The Pilgrim |

United Artists 1923- 1952

A Woman of Paris | The Gold Rush | The Circus | City Lights | Modern Times | The Great DictatorMonsieur Verdoux | Limelight |

British Productions 1957 & 1967

A King in New York | A Countess From Hong Kong |

Please let me know if any of the links are doubled, broken or any films are missing ENJOY!

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Maybe everyone out there is a liar. And maybe the whole world is stupid and ignorant. But I’d rather be in it. I’d rather be fucking in it… than down here with you.

make me choose
vodkamixers askedgirl, interrupted or eternal sunshine of the spotless mind


MAKE ME CHOOSE: Katharine Hepburn or Audrey Hepburn

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Favourite Director/Actor Collaborations: Kurosawa/Mifune

Between 1948 and 1965, Akira Kurosawa directed 17 films. Of those 17, Toshiro Mifune starred in all but one. While the two had a falling out after the filming of their last collaboration, Red Beard, their mutual respect for one another remained intact until the end. 

Kurosawa has this quality, this ability to bring things out of you that you never knew were there. It is enormously difficult work, but each picture with him is a revelation. When you see his films, you find them full realizations of ideas, of emotions, of a philosophy which surprises with its strength, even shocks with its power. You had not expected to be so moved, to find within your own self this depth of understanding.
        — Toshiro Mifune

I am a person who is rarely impressed by actors, but in the case of Mifune, I was completely overwhelmed.
        — Akira Kurosawa

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“Marilyn’s need to be desired was so great that she could make love to a camera. Because of this, her lust aroused lust in audiences, sometimes even among women. There was nothing subtle about it. She was no tease. She was prepared, and even eager, to give what she offered.” — William Manchester

Marilyn Monroe ( Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962)
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Happy Birthday Jimmy Stewart! (May 20, 1908  – July 2, 1997)

“Leading my list of leading men is most definitely James Stewart. For me, he encompasses all the things I appreciate in a man. He always has been-and always will be-my ideal. Setting him apart is his endearing shyness, an innocence that I found irresistible. He was the sexiest man who played opposite me in thirty years.”  Kim Novak

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Marilyn by Sam Shaw in 1957.

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