Charlie Chaplin might just be one of the most famous people that ever lived. Young whippersnappers today might not know who he is, but the silent film legend had a career that spanned 75 years. He’s like the human Mickey Mouse. An icon, recognizable to millions around the world. But who was Charlie Chaplin, really? Is there any Charlie Chaplin trivia that’s not widely known?
Thanks to several Charlie Chaplin biographies and his own My Autobiography, the answer is a resounding yes. He was a fascinating and complicated man – studying Chaplin reveals facts (many less-than-flattering) about Charlie Chaplin that don’t appear in the first few paragraphs of his Wikipedia page. Read on for some fascinating Charlie Chaplin trivia.