Biography

Buster Keaton was an American comic actor, filmmaker, producer and writer. He was best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression, earning him the nickname "The Great Stone Face".

Keaton was recognized as the seventh-greatest director of all time by Entertainment Weekly. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Keaton the 21st-greatest male star of all time. 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, arguably, the greatest actor-director in the history of the movies."Orson Welles stated that Keaton's The General is the greatest comedy ever made, the greatest Civil War film ever made, and perhaps the greatest film ever made. A 2002 worldwide poll by Sight & Sound ranked Keaton's The General as the 15th best film of all time. Three other Keaton films received votes in the magazine's survey: Our Hospitality, Sherlock, Jr., and The Navigator.

Buster Keaton was an American comic actor, filmmaker, producer and writer. He was best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression, earning him the nickname "The Great Stone Face".

Keaton was recognized as the seventh-greatest director of all time by Entertainment Weekly. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Keaton the 21st-greatest male star of all time. 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, arguably, the greatest actor-director in the history of the movies."Orson Welles stated that Keaton's The General is the greatest comedy ever made, the greatest Civil War film ever made, and perhaps the greatest film ever made. A 2002 worldwide poll by Sight & Sound ranked Keaton's The General as the 15th best film of all time. Three other Keaton films received votes in the magazine's survey: Our Hospitality, Sherlock, Jr., and The Navigator.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 174

Birthday 1895-10-04

Day of Death 1966-02-01

Place of Birth Piqua, Kansas, USA

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Also Known As

  • The Great Stone Face
  • Joseph Frank Keaton
  • 버스터 키튼

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 Barney's Wall as Himself (archival footage)
2018 The Great Buster: A Celebration as Himself (archive footage)
2016 Buster Keaton The Shorts Collection 1917-1923
2016 Looking for Charlie: Or, the Day the Clown Died as Himself (archive footage)
2015 Notfilm as Himself (archive footage)
2014 And the Oscar Goes To...
2011 Laurel & Hardy: Their Lives and Magic as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
2006 Buster Keaton: From Silents to Shorts as (archive footage)
2006 Industrial Strength Keaton as Himself
2004 So Funny It Hurt: Buster Keaton & MGM as Himself (archive footage)
1994 That's Entertainment! III as (archive footage)
1992 Funny Business (6 episodes)
1987 Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow (3 episodes)
1976 That's Entertainment, Part II as (archive footage)
1976 It's Showtime
1974 That's Entertainment! as (archive footage) (uncredited)
1970 4 Clowns as (archive footage)
1966 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum as Erronius
1966 Two Marines and a General as Gen. von Kassler
1966 The Scribe as Journalist
1965 Salute to Stan Laurel as Himself
1965 Buster Keaton Rides Again as Himself
1965 Film as The Man
1965 Sergeant Dead Head as Airman Blinken
1965 How to Stuff a Wild Bikini as Bwana
1965 The Railrodder as The Man
1965 Beach Blanket Bingo as Buster
1964 Pajama Party as Chief Rotten Eagle
1964 The Big Parade of Comedy
1964 The Hollywood Palace (1 episode)
1963 Breath Death as (archive footage)
1963 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World as Jimmy the Crook
1963 Burke's Law (1 episode)
1963 The Greatest Show on Earth (1 episode)
1963 The Triumph of Lester Snapwell as Lester Snapwell
1962 Simon Pure Beer as Himself
1962 The New March of Dimes Presents: The Scene Stealers as Himself
1961 The Home Owner as Himself / The Home Owner
1960 The Devil To Pay as Diablos
1960 Route 66 (1 episode)
1960 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as Lion Tamer
1960 When Comedy Was King as edited from 'Cops' (archive footage)
1960 Lifetime of Comedy
1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)
1958 The Donna Reed Show (2 episodes)
1957 The Golden Age of Comedy
1956 Around the World in Eighty Days as Train Conductor
1955 Screen Directors Playhouse: The Silent Partner as Kelsey Dutton
1954 The Awakening as The Man
1953 L'incantevole nemica
1952 Limelight as Calvero's Partner
1952 This Is Your Life (1 episode)
1952 Paradise For Buster as Buster
1951 The Slappiest Days of Our Lives as (archive footage)
1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour (1 episode)
1950 Sunset Boulevard as Buster Keaton
1950 The Misadventures of Buster Keaton as Buster
1949 In the Good Old Summertime as Hickey
1949 You're My Everything as Butler
1949 The Lovable Cheat as Goulard
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show (5 episodes)
1946 Boom in the Moon
1946 God's Country as Old Tarp / Mr. Boone
1945 She Went to the Races as Bellboy
1945 That Night with You as Sam - Short Order Cook
1945 That's the Spirit as L.M.
1944 San Diego I Love You as Bus Driver
1944 Take It or Leave It as Himself
1943 Forever and a Day as Wilkins (plumber's helper)
1941 She's Oil Mine as Buster Waters, plumber
1941 General Nuisance as Peter Hedley Lamar Jr.
1941 So You Won't Squawk as Eddie
1940 His Ex Marks the Spot as Buster - the husband
1940 Li'l Abner as Lonesome Polecat
1940 The Villain Still Pursued Her as William Dalton
1940 The Spook Speaks as Buster
1940 New Moon as Prisoner - 'LuLu'
1940 The Taming of the Snood as Buster Keaton
1940 Pardon My Berth Marks as Elmer - Newspaper Copyboy
1940 Nothing But Pleasure as Clarence Plunkett
1939 Hollywood Cavalcade as Himself
1939 Mooching Through Georgia as Homer Cobb
1939 Pest from the West as Sir
1939 Hollywood Hobbies as Himself
1937 Love Nest on Wheels as Elmer
1937 Ditto as The Forgotten Man
1937 Jail Bait
1936 Mixed Magic as Elmer 'Happy' Butterworth
1936 The Chemist as Elmer Triple
1936 Blue Blazes as Elmer
1936 Sunkist Stars at Palm Springs as Himself
1936 Grand Slam Opera as Elmer Butts
1936 Three on a Limb as Elmer Brown
1936 The Invader as Leander Proudfoot
1935 La Fiesta de Santa Barbara as Himself
1935 The Timid Young Man as Milton
1935 The E-Flat Man as Elmer
1935 Tars and Stripes as Apprentice Seaman Elmer Doolittle
1935 Hayseed Romance as Elmer Dolittle
1935 One Run Elmer as Elmer
1935 Palooka from Paducah as Jim Diltz
1934 The King of Champs-Élysées as Buster Garner / Jim le Balafré
1934 Allez Oop as Elmer
1934 The Gold Ghost as Wally
1933 What! No Beer? as Elmer J. Butts
1932 Speak Easily as Professor Post
1932 The Passionate Plumber as Elmer E. Tuttle
1931 Sidewalks of New York as Harmon
1931 Wir schalten um auf Hollywood as Himself
1931 The Stolen Jools as Policeman
1931 Parlor, Bedroom and Bath as Reginald Irving
1930 Doughboys as Elmer
1930 Free and Easy as Elmer
1929 The Hollywood Revue of 1929 as Himself / Princess Raja
1929 Spite Marriage as Elmer
1928 The Cameraman as Buster
1928 Steamboat Bill, Jr. as William 'Willie' Canfield Jr.
1927 Character Studies as Himself (uncredited)
1927 College as Ronald, The Boy
1926 The General as Johnny Gray
1926 Battling Butler as Alfred Butler
1925 Go West as Friendless
1925 The Iron Mule as Indian (uncredited)
1925 Seven Chances as James 'Jimmie' Shannon
1924 The Navigator as Rollo Treadway
1924 Sherlock, Jr. as Sherlock, Jr.
1924 Buster Keaton 5 Disc Compendium (1 episode) as Buster Keaton
1923 Our Hospitality as William McKay
1923 Three Ages as The Boy
1923 The Love Nest as Buster Keaton
1923 The Balloonatic as The Young Man (as 'Buster' Keaton)
1922 Day Dreams as The Young Man
1922 Seeing Stars
1922 The Electric House as Buster
1922 The Frozen North as The Bad Man
1922 The Blacksmith as Blacksmith's Assistant
1922 My Wife's Relations as The husband
1922 Cops as Young man / Jeune homme
1922 The Paleface as Little Chief Paleface
1921 The Boat as The Boat Builder
1921 The Play House as Audience / Orchestra / Mr. Brown - First Minstrel / Second Minstrel / Interctors / Stagehand
1921 The Goat as The Goat
1921 The High Sign as Our Hero
1921 Hard Luck as Suicidal Boy
1921 The Haunted House as Bank Clerk
1920 Neighbors as The Boy
1920 The Scarecrow as Farmhand (as 'Buster' Keaton)
1920 Convict 13 as Unlucky Golfer / Golfeur malchanceux
1920 The Round-Up as Indian (Uncredited)
1920 The Saphead as Bertie Van Alstyne
1920 One Week as The Groom
1920 Golf Antics
1920 The Garage as Mechanic / Fireman
1919 The Hayseed as Manager, general store
1919 Back Stage as Machiniste / Stagehand
1918 The Cook as Assistant Chef
1918 Good Night, Nurse! as Dr. Hampton
1918 Moonshine as Revenue Agent
1918 The Bell Boy as Bellboy
1918 Out West as Sheriff, saloon owner
1917 A Country Hero as Vaudeville Artist
1917 Coney Island as Rival / Cop with Moustache
1917 Oh, Doctor! as Junior Holepoke
1917 His Wedding Night as Delivery boy
1917 The Rough House as Gardener / Delivery Boy / Cop
1917 The Butcher Boy as Buster

Directing

1965 The Railrodder Director
1951 Excuse My Dust Director
1949 In the Good Old Summertime Director
1946 Easy to Wed Director
1939 Hollywood Cavalcade Director
1938 Streamlined Swing Director
1938 Hollywood Handicap Director
1938 Life in Sometown, U.S.A. Director
1937 Love Nest on Wheels Director
1936 Mixed Magic Director
1936 Blue Blazes Director
1936 Grand Slam Opera Director
1935 Tars and Stripes Director
1934 Allez Oop Director
1934 The Gold Ghost Director
1929 Spite Marriage Director
1928 The Cameraman Director
1928 Steamboat Bill, Jr. Director
1927 College Director
1926 The General Director
1926 Battling Butler Director
1925 Go West Director
1925 Seven Chances Director
1924 The Navigator Director
1924 Sherlock, Jr. Director
1923 Our Hospitality Director
1923 Three Ages Director
1923 The Love Nest Director
1923 The Balloonatic Director
1922 Day Dreams Director
1922 The Electric House Director
1922 The Frozen North Director
1922 The Blacksmith Director
1922 My Wife's Relations Director
1922 Cops Director
1922 The Paleface Director
1921 The Boat Director
1921 The Play House Director
1921 The Goat Director
1921 The High Sign Director
1921 Hard Luck Director
1921 The Haunted House Director
1920 Neighbors Director
1920 The Scarecrow Director
1920 Convict 13 Director
1920 One Week Director
1920 Golf Antics Director
1917 The Rough House Director

Writing

1965 The Railrodder Writer
1951 Excuse My Dust Writer
1946 Easy to Wed Writer
1940 Go West Writer
1939 At the Circus Writer
1939 Quick Millions Story
1939 Mooching Through Georgia Writer
1939 Pest from the West Writer
1936 Grand Slam Opera Writer
1926 The General Screenplay
1925 Go West Story
1923 Three Ages Writer
1923 The Love Nest Writer
1923 The Balloonatic Writer
1922 Day Dreams Writer
1922 The Electric House Writer
1922 The Frozen North Writer
1922 The Blacksmith Writer
1922 My Wife's Relations Writer
1922 Cops Writer
1922 The Paleface Writer
1921 The Boat Writer
1921 The Play House Writer
1921 The Goat Writer
1921 The High Sign Writer
1921 Hard Luck Writer
1921 The Haunted House Writer
1920 Neighbors Screenplay
1920 The Scarecrow Writer
1920 Convict 13 Writer
1917 The Rough House Writer

Production

1932 Speak Easily Producer
1930 Free and Easy Producer
1929 Spite Marriage Producer
1926 The General Producer
1926 Battling Butler Producer
1925 Go West Producer
1925 Seven Chances Producer
1924 The Navigator Producer
1924 Sherlock, Jr. Producer
1923 Our Hospitality Producer
1923 Three Ages Producer

Editing

1926 The General Editor
1925 Seven Chances Editor
1924 The Navigator Editor
1924 Sherlock, Jr. Editor
1922 Cops Editor
1920 One Week Editor

Crew

1926 The General Stunts
1923 Our Hospitality Stunts

Creator

1924 Buster Keaton 5 Disc Compendium Creator

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