Golden silents / silent film clips / message board lon chaney (1883-1930) the man of a thousand faces famous silent film actor lon chaney was born alonzo (leonidas frank) chaney, in colorado springs, colorado, on april 1st, 1883. Lon chaney - man of 1,000 faces has 1,132 members this is a congenial group where we share a bond in our admiration for lon chaney sr (1883-1930) ask. Today would have been lon chaney's 130th birthday (he died relatively young, of lung cancer, in 1930) despite having been in approximately 160 silent films and earning a reputation as the man of a thousand faces, a nickname that was memorialized as the title of a 1957 chaney biopic, his groundbre.
Follow the career of famed silent-era film actor lon chaney, the 'man of a thousand faces,' at biographycom. Lon chaney: lon chaney, american film actor, called the “man of a thousand faces,” whose macabre characterizations are classics of the silent screen chaney’s skills as a silent-film actor were honed during his childhood, when he learned to communicate with his deaf parents through facial expression. Lon chaney, sr man of 1,000 faces 1,820 likes 6 talking about this a talented actor in the age of silent films, often playing tortured, grotesque or.
Watch movies online free stream: man of a thousand faces (1957) the life and career of vaudevillian and silent screen horror star lon chaney, his contentious stream movies. American masters – lon chaney: a thousand faces premiered on pbs in 2000 when we think of the silent film era, we think of actors like charlie chaplin, buster keaton, or clara bow, stars who created trademark personas and spent their entire careers testing the limits of those characters. Man of a thousand faces - plot plot in the early 1900s, actor lon chaney (james cagney) is working in vaudeville with his wife cleva (dorothy malone. Man of a thousand faces was the publicity tagline given to lon chaney, the versatile silent character star known for the extremes he would endure in altering his physical appearance for a role.
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The man of a thousand faces trope as used in popular culture most actors have a familiar energy that they bring to the screen, lon chaney is the trope-namer,. Lon chaney, the silent movie star and makeup artist, renowned for his various characterizations and celebrated for his horror films, becomes the. Originally posted in 2013 this is anecdotal, but i think it holds true the pecking order of genre popularity (and q recognition) in old silent films today runs something like this: 1.
Description in 1970, internationally renowned artist bill nelson created the lon chaney portfolio, an exquisitely rendered series of black and white illustrations devoted to hollywood’s beloved “man of a thousand faces. Man of a thousand faces (1957) director: joseph pevney universal in creating such memorable and iconic characters as erik, the phantom of the opera and quasimodo in the hunchback of notre dame, lon chaney would inspire make-up artists and visual effects pioneers for years to come. Watch video lon chaney jr brought ghouls and goblins to life with his portrayal of various monsters in film, man of a thousand faces lon chaney sr,. Chaney, the man of a thousand faces crossword puzzle clue has 1 possible answer and appears in may 24 1998 new york times.
Cagney never physically changes his appearance to look like the man he’s playing (and lon chaney man of a thousand faces man and, if lon had 1000 faces. Lon chaney lon chaney (1993-1930), nicknamed the man of a thousand faces, appeared in 157 films between 1913 and 1930 he is remembered for his inventive use of makeup and his portrayal of grotesque characters. In reality, lon chaney (sr) was an extremely-private man who this review is for my buddy clint who just happens to think the man of a thousand faces is the man.