Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton

  • Born on
    • October 4th, 1895
  • Died on
    • February 1st, 1966
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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Acting (68 Credits)

2014And the Oscar Goes to...
1994That's Entertainment! III as (archive footage)
1987Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow
1976That's Entertainment, Part II as (archive footage)
1974That's Entertainment! as (archive footage) (uncredited)
1966A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum as Erronius
1965Film as The Man
1965The Railrodder as The Man
1965How to Stuff a Wild Bikini as Bwana
1965Beach Blanket Bingo as Buster
1964Pajama Party as Chief Rotten Eagle
1963It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World as Jimmy the Crook
1960The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as Lion Tamer
1956Around the World in 80 Days as Train Conductor
1952Limelight as Calvero's Partner
1950Sunset Blvd. as Buster Keaton
1949In the Good Old Summertime as Hickey
1943Forever and a Day as Wilkins
1940New Moon as Prisoner - 'LuLu'
1932Speak Easily as Professor Post
1931Parlor, Bedroom and Bath as Reginald Irving
1931The Stolen Jools as Policeman
1930Free and Easy as Elmer
1929Spite Marriage as Elmer
1928Steamboat Bill, Jr. as William 'Willie' Canfield Jr.
1928The Cameraman as Buster
1927College as Ronald, The Boy
1926The General as Johnny Gray
1926Battling Butler as Alfred Butler
1925Seven Chances as James 'Jimmie' Shannon
1925Go West as Friendless
1924Sherlock Jr. as Sherlock, Jr.
1924The Navigator as Rollo Treadway
1923Our Hospitality as William McKay
1923Three Ages as The Boy
1923The Balloonatic as The Young Man (as 'Buster' Keaton)
1923The Love Nest as Buster Keaton
1922The Paleface as Little Chief Paleface
1922The Blacksmith as Blacksmith's Assistant
1922My Wife's Relations as The husband
1922Day Dreams as The Young Man
1922Cops as The Young Man (as 'Buster' Keaton)
1922The Electric House as Buster
1922The Frozen North as The Bad Man
1921Hard Luck as Suicidal Boy
1921The 'High Sign' as Our Hero
1921The Boat as The Boat Builder
1921The Play House as Audience / Orchestra / Mr. Brown - First Minstrel / Second Minstrel / Interctors / Stagehand
1921The Goat as The Goat
1921The Haunted House as Bank Clerk
1920The Saphead as Bertie Van Alstyne
1920Neighbors as The Boy
1920The Scarecrow as Farmhand
1920One Week as The Groom
1920Convict 13 as Unlucky Golfer / Golfeur malchanceux
1920The Garage as Mechanic / Fireman
1919Back Stage as Machiniste / Stagehand
1919The Hayseed as Manager, general store
1918Good Night, Nurse! as Dr. Hampton
1918The Bell Boy as Bellboy
1918Out West as Sheriff, saloon owner
1918Moonshine as Revenue Agent
1918The Cook as Assistant Chef
1917Oh Doctor! as Junior Holepoke
1917The Butcher Boy as Buster
1917His Wedding Night as Delivery boy
1917Coney Island as Rival / Cop with Moustache
1917The Rough House as Gardener / Delivery Boy / Cop

Himself (2 Credits)

2018The Great Buster as Self (archive footage)
1929The Hollywood Revue of 1929 as Self / Princess Raja


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