The dark side of Charlie Chaplin
The comic genius had a dark side that's often overlooked
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Charlie Chaplin is widely regarded as the greatest comic artist in cinema. He's also considered one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century, becoming a worldwide icon through his screen persona, the Tramp. But hidden beneath the slapstick veneer lurked a darker personality, a Chaplin described by many who knew him personally as callous, exploitive, and sadistic. Furthermore, the comedian was vilified for his serial womanizing, a predatory habit that verged on the criminal. Coupled with his notoriously exacting standards as a filmmaker and a worrying predilection for harming those he professed to love, it's no wonder that Charlie Chaplin garnered a reputation as an often tyrannical and self-obsessed individual, a man who encompassed adulation and controversary in equal measure.
So, what was so disturbing about his personal life? Click through and discover the scandalous truth about Charlie Chaplin.
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