Friday, February 17, 2012

Adenoid Hynkel said this in 1940

Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, film director and composer best known for his work during the silent film era. George Bernard Shaw called Chaplin "the only genius to come out of the movie industry".

Chaplin played the role of "Adenoid Hynkel" in The Great Dictator, in his first speaking role. Hynkel, Dictator of Tomainia, modelled on German dictator Adolf Hitler, who was only four days his junior and sported a similar moustache.

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