“You have to believe in yourself, that's the secret. Even when I was in the orphanage, when I was roaming the street trying to find enough to eat, even then I thought of myself as the greatest actor in the world.” (Charlie Chaplin quotes)
Charlie Chaplin's 122 birthday today.
All his films have a sorrowful touch. His life was a tragedy and his mother's fate was really unimaginable. Poor charlie. He overcame all this to make others happy. He hid his life od pathos in himself and thought his vocation to make others happy....
Learn to smile and make others laugh even if you are in deep disgust and sorrow. I learned this from his life.
But the artist did not retire. He continued to make films, composed the musical scores to accompany re-releases of his silent movies and wrote his autobiography.
The Manoir de Ban is now destined to become the "Charlie Chaplin Heritage Site". A museum devoted to the film pioneer and the early days of Hollywood, the site will also include a movie theatre, an outdoor stage and a film school.
"There had been plans for a museum in London and for one in Hollywood," says Chaplin, the driving force behind the Swiss proposal.
"So when we came up with the idea for the Manoir de Ban, we had to persuade everyone that Switzerland was the best place - in the house where he spent the last 25 years of his life."