Buster Keaton

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Joseph Frank Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966 ), known professionally as Buster Keaton, was an American actor, comedian, film director, producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer.wikipedia
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Sherlock Jr.

Many of Keaton's films from the 1920s remain highly regarded, such as Sherlock Jr. (1924), The General (1926), and The Cameraman (1928), with The General widely viewed as his masterpiece.
Sherlock Jr. is a 1924 American silent comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton and written by Clyde Bruckman, Jean Havez and Joseph A. Mitchell.

The General (1926 film)

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Many of Keaton's films from the 1920s remain highly regarded, such as Sherlock Jr. (1924), The General (1926), and The Cameraman (1928), with The General widely viewed as his masterpiece. Aside from Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928), Keaton's most enduring feature-length films include Our Hospitality (1923), The Navigator (1924), Sherlock Jr. (1924), Seven Chances (1925), The Cameraman (1928), and The General (1926).
The film stars Buster Keaton who co-directed it with Clyde Bruckman.

The Cameraman

Many of Keaton's films from the 1920s remain highly regarded, such as Sherlock Jr. (1924), The General (1926), and The Cameraman (1928), with The General widely viewed as his masterpiece.
The Cameraman is a 1928 American silent comedy film directed by Edward Sedgwick and an uncredited Buster Keaton.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

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His career declined afterward with a loss of artistic independence when he was hired by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, his wife divorced him, and he descended into alcoholism.
Established names like Lon Chaney, William Powell, Buster Keaton, and Wallace Beery were hired from other studios.

Joe Keaton

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His father was Joseph Hallie "Joe" Keaton, who owned a traveling show with Harry Houdini called the Mohawk Indian Medicine Company, which performed on stage and sold patent medicine on the side.
He was the father of actor Buster Keaton and appeared with his son in several of his films.

Roscoe Arbuckle

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In February 1917, Keaton met Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle at the Talmadge Studios in New York City, where Arbuckle was under contract to Joseph M. Schenck.
He mentored Charlie Chaplin and discovered Buster Keaton and Bob Hope.

Clyde Bruckman

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Keaton's writers included Clyde Bruckman, Joseph Mitchell, and Jean Havez, but the most ingenious gags were generally conceived by Keaton himself.
Bruckman collaborated with such comedians as Buster Keaton, W. C. Fields, Laurel and Hardy, The Three Stooges, Abbott and Costello, and Harold Lloyd.

The Saphead

In 1920, The Saphead was released, in which Keaton had his first starring role in a full-length feature.
The Saphead is a 1920 American comedy film featuring Buster Keaton.

Our Hospitality

Aside from Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928), Keaton's most enduring feature-length films include Our Hospitality (1923), The Navigator (1924), Sherlock Jr. (1924), Seven Chances (1925), The Cameraman (1928), and The General (1926).
Our Hospitality is a 1923 silent comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton.

Steamboat Bill, Jr.

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A scene from Steamboat Bill, Jr. required Keaton to run into the shot and stand still on a particular spot.
Steamboat Bill, Jr. is a 1928 silent comedy film starring Buster Keaton.

The Navigator (1924 film)

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Aside from Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928), Keaton's most enduring feature-length films include Our Hospitality (1923), The Navigator (1924), Sherlock Jr. (1924), Seven Chances (1925), The Cameraman (1928), and The General (1926).
The Navigator is a 1924 comedy directed by and starring Buster Keaton.

Seven Chances

Aside from Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928), Keaton's most enduring feature-length films include Our Hospitality (1923), The Navigator (1924), Sherlock Jr. (1924), Seven Chances (1925), The Cameraman (1928), and The General (1926).
Seven Chances is a 1925 American comedy silent film directed by and starring Buster Keaton, based on the play of the same name by Roi Cooper Megrue, produced in 1916 by David Belasco.

The Butcher Boy (1917 film)

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He was hired as a co-star and gag man, making his first appearance in The Butcher Boy.
The Butcher Boy is a 1917 American two-reel silent comedy film written by, directed by, and starring Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and featuring Buster Keaton.

Myra Keaton

Keaton was born into a vaudeville family in Piqua, Kansas, the small town where his mother, Myra Keaton (née Cutler), was when she went into labor.
She was the mother of actor Buster Keaton.

Roger Ebert

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Critic Roger Ebert wrote of Keaton's "extraordinary period from 1920 to 1929" when he "worked without interruption" on a series of films that make him "the greatest actor-director in the history of the movies".
He also considered Buster Keaton, Robert Altman, Werner Herzog, and Martin Scorsese to be his favorite directors.

The Playhouse (film)

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He made a series of two-reel comedies, including One Week (1920), The Playhouse (1921), Cops (1922), and The Electric House (1922).
The Playhouse is a 1921 American two-reel silent comedy film written, directed by, and starring Buster Keaton.

United Artists

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His distributor, United Artists, insisted on a production manager who monitored expenses and interfered with certain story elements.
He had produced pictures for a decade, and brought commitments for films starring his wife, Norma Talmadge, his sister-in-law, Constance Talmadge, and his brother-in-law, Buster Keaton.

One Week (1920 film)

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He made a series of two-reel comedies, including One Week (1920), The Playhouse (1921), Cops (1922), and The Electric House (1922).
One Week is a 1920 American two-reel silent comedy film starring Buster Keaton, the first film to be released made by Keaton on his own; Keaton had worked with Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle for a number of years.

The Electric House

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He made a series of two-reel comedies, including One Week (1920), The Playhouse (1921), Cops (1922), and The Electric House (1922).
The Electric House is a 1922 American short comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton.

Educational Pictures

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Upon Keaton's return to Hollywood, he made a screen comeback in a series of 16 two-reel comedies for Educational Pictures.
Educational primarily distributed short subjects, and today is probably best known for its series of 1930s comedies starring Buster Keaton, as well as for a series of one-reel comedies featuring the earliest screen appearances of Shirley Temple.

Spite Marriage

For instance, the studio refused his request to make his early project, Spite Marriage, as a sound film and after the studio converted, he was obliged to adhere to dialogue-laden scripts.
Spite Marriage is a 1929 American silent comedy film starring Buster Keaton and Dorothy Sebastian.

Cops (film)

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He made a series of two-reel comedies, including One Week (1920), The Playhouse (1921), Cops (1922), and The Electric House (1922).
Cops is a 1922 American two-reel silent comedy film about a young man (Buster Keaton) who accidentally gets on the bad side of the entire Los Angeles Police Department during a parade and is chased all over town.

Speak Easily

MGM tried teaming the laconic Keaton with the rambunctious Jimmy Durante in a series of films, The Passionate Plumber, Speak Easily, and What! No Beer? The latter would be Keaton's last starring feature in his home country.
Speak Easily is a 1932 American Pre-Code comedy film starring Buster Keaton, Jimmy Durante, and Thelma Todd, and directed by Edward Sedgwick.

The Passionate Plumber

MGM tried teaming the laconic Keaton with the rambunctious Jimmy Durante in a series of films, The Passionate Plumber, Speak Easily, and What! No Beer? The latter would be Keaton's last starring feature in his home country.
The Passionate Plumber is a 1932 American pre-Code comedy film directed by Edward Sedgwick, and starring Buster Keaton, Jimmy Durante, and Irene Purcell.

Jean Havez

Keaton's writers included Clyde Bruckman, Joseph Mitchell, and Jean Havez, but the most ingenious gags were generally conceived by Keaton himself.
In his film career, Havez worked most notably with comedians Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd.