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Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton was an American comic actor, filmmaker, producer and writer. 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 Great Stone Face". Keaton was recognized as the seventh-greatest director of all time by Entertainment Weekly. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Keaton the 21st-greatest male star of all time. Critic Roger Ebert wrote of Keaton's "extraordinary period from 1920 to 1929, [when] he worked without interruption on a series of films that make him, arguably, the greatest actor-director in the history of the movies."Orson Welles stated that Keaton's The General is the greatest comedy ever made, the greatest Civil War film ever made, and perhaps the greatest film ever made. A 2002 worldwide poll by Sight & Sound ranked Keaton's The General as the 15th best film of all time. Three other Keaton films received votes in the magazine's survey: Our Hospitality, Sherlock, Jr., and The Navigator.

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Oct 4, 1895 In Piqua, Kansas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Butcher Boy 1917-04-23
Latest Project:
Movie Time Travelers 2020-06-16
Known For
Poster of Arbuckle & Keaton, Volume Two
Poster of Around the World in Eighty Days
Poster of The General
Poster of Sherlock Jr.
Movie Time Travelers Self 2020-06-16
Movie Barney's Wall Himself (archival footage) 2019-05-04
Movie The Great Buster: A Celebration Self (archive footage) 2018-10-05
Movie Looking for Charlie: Or, the Day the Clown Died Himself (archive footage) 2016-01-01
Movie Duels: Chaplin - Keaton, le clochard milliardaire et le funambule déchu (archive footage) 2016-02-04
Movie Buster Keaton The Shorts Collection 1917-1923 Unknown 2016-07-17
Movie Notfilm Himself (archive footage) 2015-10-27
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... Unknown 2014-02-01
Movie Laurel & Hardy: Their Lives and Magic Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) 2011-12-28
Movie Kings of Comedy: Masters of the Silent Screen Unknown 2007-12-31
Movie Buster Keaton: From Silents to Shorts (archive footage) 2006-03-07
Movie Industrial Strength Keaton Himself 2006-01-17
Movie So Funny It Hurt: Buster Keaton & MGM Himself (archive footage) 2004-12-07
Movie Arbuckle & Keaton, Volume Two Various 2001-09-05
Movie Arbuckle & Keaton, Volume One Various 2001-09-05
Movie That's Entertainment! III (archive footage) 1994-07-01
Series Funny Business Unknown 1992-11-22
Series Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow Unknown 1987-09-30
Movie It's Showtime Unknown 1976-03-31
Movie That's Entertainment, Part II (archive footage) 1976-05-16
Movie That's Entertainment! (archive footage) (uncredited) 1974-06-21
Movie 4 Clowns (archive footage) 1970-09-01
Movie The Scribe Journalist 1966-01-08
Movie War Italian Style Gen. von Kassler 1966-04-20
Movie A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Erronius 1966-10-16
Movie How to Stuff a Wild Bikini Bwana 1965-07-14
Movie Beach Blanket Bingo Buster 1965-04-14
Movie The Railrodder The Man 1965-06-20
Movie Sergeant Dead Head Airman Blinken 1965-08-18
Movie Salute to Stan Laurel Himself 1965-11-23
Movie Buster Keaton Rides Again Himself 1965-10-30
Movie Film The Man 1965-09-04
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Movie The Big Parade of Comedy Unknown 1964-09-02
Movie Pajama Party Chief Rotten Eagle 1964-11-11
Movie 30 Years of Fun Unknown 1963-02-10
Series The Greatest Show on Earth Unknown 1963-09-17
Movie The Triumph of Lester Snapwell Lester Snapwell 1963-01-01
Movie There's No Business Like No Business Himself 1963-01-01
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Movie The Sound of laughter Unknown 1963-12-17
Movie It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Jimmy the Crook 1963-11-07
Movie The New March of Dimes Presents: The Scene Stealers Self 1962-01-06
Movie Langlois-Keaton à Paris Self 1962-02-22
Movie Simon Pure Beer Himself 1962-07-19
Movie The Home Owner Himself / The Home Owner 1961-11-09
Movie The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Lion Tamer 1960-07-21
Movie Lifetime of Comedy Unknown 1960-01-01
Movie When Comedy Was King edited from 'Cops' (archive footage) 1960-03-29
Movie The Devil To Pay Diablos 1960-11-09
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Series The Twilight Zone Woodrow Mulligan 1959-10-02
Movie The Adventures of Mr. Pastry Professor 1958-06-21
Series The Donna Reed Show Unknown 1958-09-24
Movie Around the World in Eighty Days Train Conductor 1956-10-17
Movie The Awakening The Man 1954-07-14
Movie L'incantevole nemica Unknown 1953-06-14
Movie Paradise for Buster Buster 1952-05-31
Movie Limelight Calvero's Partner 1952-10-23
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie The Slappiest Days of Our Lives (archive footage) 1951-03-23
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Movie The Misadventures of Buster Keaton Buster 1950-01-01
Series What's My Line? Self - Mystery Guest 1950-02-02
Movie Sunset Boulevard Buster Keaton 1950-08-10
Movie The Lovable Cheat Goulard 1949-05-11
Movie You're My Everything Butler 1949-06-29
Movie In the Good Old Summertime Hickey 1949-07-29
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie God's Country Old Tarp / Mr. Boone 1946-03-15
Movie Boom in the Moon Unknown 1946-08-02
Movie That's the Spirit L.M. 1945-06-01
Movie She Went to the Races Bellboy 1945-11-04
Movie That Night with You Sam - Short Order Cook 1945-09-28
Movie Take It or Leave It Himself 1944-07-17
Movie San Diego I Love You Bus Driver 1944-09-29
Movie Forever and a Day Wilkins 1943-01-21
Movie So You Won't Squawk Eddie 1941-02-21
Movie She's Oil Mine Buster Waters, plumber 1941-11-20
Movie General Nuisance Peter Hedley Lamar Jr. 1941-09-18
Movie New Moon Prisoner - 'LuLu' 1940-06-28
Movie Nothing But Pleasure Clarence Plunkett 1940-01-19
Movie The Taming of the Snood Buster Keaton 1940-06-28
Movie Pardon My Berth Marks Elmer - Newspaper Copyboy 1940-03-22
Movie The Spook Speaks Buster 1940-09-20
Movie His Ex Marks the Spot Buster - the husband 1940-12-13
Movie Li'l Abner Unknown 1940-11-09
Movie The Villain Still Pursued Her William Dalton 1940-10-11
Movie Hollywood Hobbies Himself (uncredited) 1939-05-03
Movie Pest from the West Sir 1939-06-16
Movie Hollywood Cavalcade Buster Keaton 1939-10-13
Movie Mooching Through Georgia Homer Cobb 1939-08-11
Movie Ditto The Forgotten Man 1937-02-12
Movie Jail Bait Unknown 1937-01-08
Movie Love Nest on Wheels Elmer 1937-03-26
Movie Three on a Limb Elmer Brown 1936-01-03
Movie The Invader Leander Proudfoot 1936-01-02
Movie Sunkist Stars at Palm Springs Himself 1936-08-05
Movie Grand Slam Opera Elmer Butts 1936-02-21
Movie Mixed Magic Elmer 'Happy' Butterworth 1936-11-20
Movie The Chemist Elmer Triple 1936-10-09
Movie Blue Blazes Elmer 1936-08-21
Movie One Run Elmer Elmer 1935-02-22
Movie Palooka from Paducah Jim Diltz 1935-01-11
Movie Tars and Stripes Apprentice Seaman Elmer Doolittle 1935-05-03
Movie Hayseed Romance Elmer Dolittle 1935-03-15
Movie La Fiesta de Santa Barbara Himself 1935-12-07
Movie The Timid Young Man Milton 1935-10-25
Movie The E-Flat Man Elmer 1935-08-09
Movie Allez Oop Elmer 1934-05-25
Movie The Gold Ghost Wally 1934-03-16
Movie The King of the Champs-Élysées Buster Garner / Jim le Balafré 1934-12-10
Movie What! No Beer? Elmer J. Butts 1933-02-10
Movie The Passionate Plumber Elmer E. Tuttle 1932-02-06
Movie Speak Easily Professor Post 1932-08-13
Movie Parlor, Bedroom and Bath Reginald Irving 1931-02-28
Movie The Stolen Jools Policeman 1931-04-04
Movie Wir schalten um auf Hollywood Himself 1931-06-09
Movie Casanova wider Willen Unknown 1931-10-19
Movie Sidewalks of New York Harmon 1931-09-26
Movie Free and Easy Elmer 1930-03-22
Movie Doughboys Elmer 1930-08-30
Movie Spite Marriage Elmer 1929-03-24
Movie The Hollywood Revue of 1929 Himself / Princess Raja 1929-11-23
Movie Steamboat Bill, Jr. William 'Willie' Canfield Jr. 1928-05-09
Movie The Cameraman Buster 1928-09-10
Movie College Ronald, The Boy 1927-09-10
Movie Character Studies Himself (uncredited) 1927-11-20
Movie Battling Butler Alfred Butler 1926-09-19
Movie The General Johnny Gray 1926-12-25
Movie Go West Friendless 1925-11-01
Movie Seven Chances James 'Jimmie' Shannon 1925-03-15
Movie The Iron Mule Indian (uncredited) 1925-04-12
Movie Sherlock Jr. Sherlock, Jr. 1924-04-17
Movie The Navigator Rollo Treadway 1924-09-28
Movie The Balloonatic The Young Man (as 'Buster' Keaton) 1923-01-22
Movie The Love Nest Buster Keaton 1923-03-01
Movie Three Ages The Boy 1923-09-24
Movie Our Hospitality William McKay 1923-11-19
Movie My Wife's Relations The husband 1922-05-15
Movie Cops Young man / Jeune homme 1922-03-15
Movie The Paleface Little Chief Paleface 1922-01-01
Movie The Blacksmith Blacksmith's Assistant 1922-07-21
Movie Day Dreams The Young Man 1922-11-27
Movie The Frozen North The Bad Man 1922-08-28
Movie Seeing Stars Himself 1922-10-29
Movie The Electric House Buster 1922-10-01
Movie The High Sign Our Hero 1921-04-18
Movie The Haunted House Bank Clerk 1921-02-21
Movie Hard Luck Suicidal Boy 1921-03-14
Movie The Goat The Goat 1921-05-15
Movie The Boat The Boat Builder 1921-11-10
Movie The Play House Audience / Orchestra / Mr. Brown - First Minstrel / Second Minstrel / Interctors / Stagehand 1921-10-26
Movie One Week The Groom 1920-08-29
Movie The Garage Mechanic / Fireman 1920-01-11
Movie The Saphead Bertie Van Alstyne 1920-09-01
Movie The Scarecrow Farmhand 1920-11-07
Movie Neighbors The Boy 1920-12-12
Movie Convict 13 Unlucky Golfer / Golfeur malchanceux 1920-10-27
Movie The Round-Up Indian (Uncredited) 1920-10-10
Movie Back Stage Machiniste / Stagehand 1919-09-07
Movie The Hayseed Manager, general store 1919-10-26
Movie The Bell Boy Bellboy 1918-03-18
Movie Moonshine Revenue Agent 1918-05-12
Movie Out West Sheriff, saloon owner 1918-01-20
Movie Good Night, Nurse! Dr. Hampton 1918-06-30
Movie The Cook Assistant Chef 1918-09-15
Movie The Rough House Gardener / Delivery Boy / Cop 1917-06-25
Movie The Butcher Boy Buster 1917-04-23
Movie His Wedding Night Delivery boy 1917-08-20
Movie Coney Island Rival / Cop with Moustache 1917-10-29
Movie A Country Hero Vaudeville Artist 1917-12-10
Movie Oh, Doctor! Junior Holepoke 1917-09-30