Buster Keaton

Comedian



About

Joseph Frank \"Buster\" Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966 - (aged 70)) was an American actor, director, producer, writer, and stunt performer. 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 film director by Entertainment Weekly. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Keaton the 21st greatest male star of Classic Hollywood Cinema.<br> Critic Roger Ebert wrote of Keaton\'s \"extraordinary period from 1920 to 1929, he worked without interruption on a series of films that make him, arguably, the greatest actor-director in the history of the movies\". His career declined afterward with a dispiriting loss of his artistic independence when he was hired by MGM, which resulted in a crippling alcoholism that ruined his family life. He recovered in the 1940s, remarried, and revived his career to a degree as an honored comic performer for the rest of his life, earning an Academy Honorary Award in 1959. <br> 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 2012 worldwide poll by Sight & Sound ranked Keaton\'s The General as the 34th greatest film and the top comedy. The magazine\'s 2002 poll ranked it #15 and the highest-rated comedy.<Br> Source: <A Href=\"Https://En.Wikipedia.Org/Wiki/Main_Page\" Target=\"_blank\" Rel=\"Me Nofollow\"> Https://En.Wikipedia.Org/Wiki/Main_Page</A>