Charles Spencer Chaplin was born on this day in 1889, in London, England.
In celebration, we bring you a clip from Chaplin’s first talking picture, ‘The Great Dictator’. This is where Chaplin drops out of his comedic character to address the audience directly denouncing dictatorship, greed, hate, and intolerance, in favor of liberty and human brotherhood. This truly is one of the most unforgettable and moving speeches in all of movie history.
‘The Great Dictator’ (1940), was an act of defiance against Nazism. It was filmed and released in the U.S. one year before entering into World War II. The film was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Actor.
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