Buster Keaton

Actor · Director · Writer
IVA Star Rating : 73
Joseph Frank Keaton, known professionally as Buster Keaton, was an American actor, comedian, film director, producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer. He is best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression that earned him the nickname "The Great Stone Face". read more

Joseph Frank Keaton, known professionally as Buster Keaton, was an American actor, comedian, film director, producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer. He is best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression that earned him the nickname "The Great Stone Face". 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". His career declined afterward with a loss of artistic independence when he signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, his wife divorced him, and he descended into alcoholism. He recovered in the 1940s, remarried, and revived his career as an honored comic performer for the rest of his life, earning an Honorary Academy Award in 1959.

Birth Name

Joseph Frank Keaton

Born

Friday, 04 October 1895

Died

Tuesday, 01 February 1966

Actor Filmography

Lucy and Desi Self 2022
A Forbidden Orange Self 2021
Charlie Chaplin, le génie de la liberté (archive footage) 2020
The Great Buster Self / Self (archive footage) 2018
The Image Book Un acteur 2018
NOTFILM Self / Himself (archive footage) 2015
Eisenstein in Guanajuato Self 2015
Hollywoods Spaßfabrik - Als die Bilder Lachen lernten (archive footage) 2014
And the Oscar Goes to... Self 2014
Duels (archive footage) 2014
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Lucy and Desi Self 2022
A Forbidden Orange Self 2021
Charlie Chaplin, le génie de la liberté (archive footage) 2020
The Great Buster Self / Self (archive footage) 2018
The Image Book Un acteur 2018
NOTFILM Self / Himself (archive footage) 2015
Eisenstein in Guanajuato Self 2015
Hollywoods Spaßfabrik - Als die Bilder Lachen lernten (archive footage) 2014
And the Oscar Goes to... Self 2014
Duels (archive footage) 2014
The Giant Mechanical Man Johnnie Gray 2012
Welcome to the Basement Buster 2012
Laurel & Hardy: Their Lives and Magic Self 2011
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood Self 2010
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America Self 2009
Buster Keaton: Head Over Heels in Hollywood (archive footage) 2008
Blue Skies Beyond the Looking Glass (archive footage) 2008
The One Show The Boy 2006
Edge of Outside Buster 2006
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters (archive footage) 2006
Pritzker Military Library Presents Himself 2006
Hollywood Rivals: Chaplin vs Keaton (archive footage) 2006
So Funny It Hurt: Buster Keaton & MGM Himself (archive footage) / Self 2004
Hit Celebrity TV Commercials Self - for Ford Motors 2004
The Dreamers Buster 2003
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second Self 2003
Timeshift Sherlock Jr (archive footage) 2002
The Art of Action: Martial Arts in Motion Picture Self 2002
Hollywood Rivals Self 2001
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies Self 1995
That's Entertainment! III (archive footage) / Performer in Clip from 'Hollywood Revue of 1929' 1994
American Experience (archive footage) 1988
The World's Greatest Stunts: A Tribute to Hollywood Stuntmen Self 1988
Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow Self 1987
American Masters Self 1986
Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend Self 1986
Great Movie Stunts: Raiders of the Lost Ark (archive footage) 1981
Hollywood Self 1980
America at the Movies William Canfield Jr. 1976
That's Entertainment, Part II Movie Clip / (archive footage) 1976
It's Showtime Self 1976
The Three Stooges Follies Clarence Plunkett 1974
That's Entertainment! Self - at Banquet 1974
The Double-Headed Eagle: Hitler's Rise to Power 1918-1933 Self 1973
Hollywood Babylon (archive footage) 1972
4 Clowns (archive footage) / James Shannon, from Seven Chances 1970
Buster Keaton: The Great Stone Face Various Characters 1968
Off to See the Wizard Lion Tamer 1967
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Erronius 1966
The Scribe Journalist / The Reporter 1966
Film The Man 1966
War Italian Style Gen. von Kassler 1965
Buster Keaton Rides Again Himself / Self 1965
Sergeant Dead Head Airman Blinken 1965
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini Bwana 1965
The Railrodder The Man 1965
Beach Blanket Bingo Buster 1965
Pajama Party Chief Rotten Eagle 1964
The Big Parade of Comedy Buster in 'The Cameraman' / (archive footage) 1964
The Hollywood Palace Self - Sketch Actor, Self 1964
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World Jimmy the Crook 1963
Hollywood and the Stars Self 1963
The Jerry Lewis Show Self 1963
Burke's Law Mortimer Lovely 1963
The Greatest Show on Earth Pippo 1963
Fractured Flickers (archive footage) 1963
30 Years of Fun (archive footage) 1963
The Triumph of Lester Snapwell Lester Snapwell 1963
The Great Chase (archive footage) 1962
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Si Willis 1962
Return of the General (archive footage) 1962
The New March of Dimes Presents: The Scene Stealers Self 1962
Buster Keaton in Wildwest Buster 1962
The Home Owner Himself / The Home Owner 1961
Calendar 1961
The DuPont Show of the Week Self 1961
Route 66 Jonah Butler 1960
Candid Camera Self 1960
Here's Hollywood Self 1960
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Lion Tamer 1960
When Comedy Was King edited from 'Cops' (archive footage) / edited from 'Cops' 1960
The Revlon Revue Himself 1959
The Twilight Zone Woodrow Mulligan 1959
The Garry Moore Show Self 1958
The Donna Reed Show Charlie, Mr. Turner 1958
The Betty White Show Self 1958
The Jack Paar Tonight Show Himself 1957
Around the World in 80 Days Train Conductor - San Francisco to Fort Kearney / Train Conductor 1956
Playhouse 90 Charles Blackburn, Harrison 1956
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show Self 1951
The Rosemary Clooney Show Self 1956
Columbia Laff Hour (archive footage) 1956
Screen Directors Playhouse Kelsey Dutton 1955
Make the Connection Self - Guest 1955
The Dunninger Show Self 1955
The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater Agent 1955
The Best of Broadway Dr. Bradley 1954
The Martha Raye Show Self 1954
L'incantevole nemica Self 1953
Rheingold Theatre The Man 1953
Limelight Calvero's Partner 1952
All Star Summer Revue Self - Guest Actor / Pantomimist 1952
Paradise for Buster Buster 1952
I've Got a Secret Self - Guest 1952
Wonderful Town, U.S.A. Self 1951
Ça c'est du cinéma (archive footage) 1951
Showtime, U.S.A. Self 1950
The Frank Sinatra Show Self - Sketch Actor 1950
All Star Revue Himself - Comic Actor, Himself - Guest Comedian, Himself - Guest Comedic Actor, Himself 1950
Lux Video Theatre Member of the Jury 1950
Star of the Family Self 1950
The Colgate Comedy Hour Self 1950
Sunset Blvd. Buster Keaton 1950
The Arthur Murray Party Self - Actor, Self 1950
Wonderful Times Self 1950
The Saturday Night Revue with Jack Carter Self 1950
What's My Line? Himself - Mystery Guest 1950
The Ken Murray Show Self 1950
The Misadventures of Buster Keaton Buster 1950
The Ed Wynn Show Self 1949
In the Good Old Summertime Hickey 1949
You're My Everything Butler 1949
The Lovable Cheat Goulard 1949
The Ed Sullivan Show Self, Himself - Comedian, Self - audience bow 1948
Buck Privates Come Home Painter 1947
Boom in the Moon 1946
God's Country Mr. Boone aka Old Tarp / Old Tarp / Mr. Boone 1946
She Went to the Races Bellboy 1945
That Night with You Sam - Short Order Cook 1945
That's the Spirit L.M. 1945
San Diego I Love You Bus Driver 1944
Take It or Leave It Buster Keaton: Clip from 'Hollywood Cavalcade' / Himself 1944
Forever and a Day Wilkins 1943
She's Oil Mine Buster Waters - Plumber / Buster Waters, plumber 1941
General Nuisance Peter Hedley Lamar Jr. 1941
So You Won't Squawk? Eddie 1941
His Ex Marks the Spot Buster - the Husband 1940
Li'l Abner Lonesome Polecat 1940
The Villain Still Pursued Her William Dalton 1940
The Spook Speaks Buster 1940
The Taming of the Snood Buster Keaton 1940
New Moon Prisoner - 'LuLu' 1940
Pardon My Berth Marks Elmer - Newspaper Copyboy 1940
Nothing But Pleasure Clarence Plunkett 1940
Hollywood Cavalcade Buster Keaton 1939
Mooching Through Georgia Homer Cobb 1939
The Movies March On Self 1939
Pest from the West Sir 1939
Hollywood Hobbies Self 1939
Love Nest on Wheels Elmer 1937
Ditto The Forgotten Man 1937
Jail Bait Office Boy 1937
Mixed Magic Elmer 'Happy' Butterworth 1936
The Chemist Elmer Triple 1936
Blue Blazes Elmer Whipple / Elmer 1936
Sunkist Stars at Palm Springs Himself / Self 1936
Grand Slam Opera Elmer Butts 1936
Three on a Limb Elmer Brown 1936
The Invader Leander Proudfoot 1936
La Fiesta de Santa Barbara Self - 'Señor Keaton' / Himself 1935
The Timid Young Man Milton 1935
The E-Flat Man Elmer 1935
Tars and Stripes Apprentice Seaman Elmer Doolittle 1935
Hayseed Romance Elmer Dolittle 1935
One Run Elmer Elmer 1935
Palooka from Paducah Jim Diltz 1935
Le roi des Champs-Élysées Buster Garner / Jim le Balafré 1934
Allez Oop! Elmer 1934
The Gold Ghost Wally 1934
What-No Beer? Elmer J. Butts 1933
Hollywood on Parade No. A-6 Self 1933
Speak Easily Professor Post 1932
The Passionate Plumber Elmer E. Tuttle 1932
Sidewalks of New York Harmon 1931
The Stolen Jools Policeman 1931
Parlor, Bedroom and Bath Reginald Irving / Reggie 1931
Doughboys Elmer J. Stuyvesant Jr. / Elmer 1930
Free and Easy Elmer Butts / Elmer 1930
Battle of Paris Don't know 1929
The Hollywood Revue of 1929 Buster Keaton / Princess Raja / Self 1929
Spite Marriage Elmer Edgemont / Elmer 1929
Tide of Empire Drunk Cowboy Thrown Out of Saloon 1929
The Cameraman Buster 1928
Steamboat Bill, Jr. William Canfield Jr. / William 'Willie' Canfield Jr. 1928
Character Studies Self 1927
College A Son / Ronald, The Boy 1927
Life in Hollywood No. 1 Self 1927
The General Johnnie Gray / Johnny Gray 1926
Battling Butler Alfred Butler -posing as Battling Butler / Alfred Butler 1926
Go West Friendless 1925
The Iron Mule Indian 1925
Seven Chances James Shannon / James 'Jimmie' Shannon 1925
The Navigator Rollo Treadway 1924
Sherlock Jr. Projectionist / Sherlock, Jr. 1924
Our Hospitality Willie McKay - 21 Years Old / William McKay 1923
Three Ages The Boy 1923
The Love Nest Buster Keaton 1923
The Balloonatic The Young Man (as 'Buster' Keaton) / The Young Man 1923
Day Dreams The Young Man 1922
Seeing Stars The Waiter / Himself 1922
The Electric House Buster 1922
The Frozen North The Bad Man 1922
The Blacksmith Blacksmith's Assistant 1922
My Wife's Relations The Husband 1922
Cops The Young Man (as 'Buster' Keaton) / The Young Man 1922
The Paleface Little Chief Paleface 1922
The Boat The Boat Builder 1921
The Play House Audience / Orchestra / Mr. Brown - First Minstrel / Second Minstrel / Interctors / Stagehand 1921
The Goat The Goat 1921
The 'High Sign' Our Hero 1921
Hard Luck Suicidal Boy 1921
The Haunted House Bank Clerk 1921
Neighbors The Boy 1920
The Scarecrow Farmhand 1920
Convict 13 Golfer Turned Prisoner, Guard / Unlucky Golfer / Golfeur malchanceux 1920
The Saphead Bertie Van Alstyne 1920
One Week The Groom 1920
The Garage Buster - The Assistant / Mechanic / Fireman 1920
The Hayseed Manager, General Store 1919
Back Stage Stagehand / Machiniste 1919
The Cook Assistant Chef 1918
Good Night, Nurse! Woman with Umbrella / Dr. Hampton 1918
Moonshine Revenue Agent 1918
The Bell Boy Bellboy 1918
Out West Saloon Owner / Sheriff / Sheriff, saloon owner 1918
A Country Hero Vaudeville Artist 1917
Coney Island Cop with Moustache / Rival 1917
Oh Doctor! Junior Holepoke 1917
His Wedding Night 1917
The Rough House Gardener / Delivery Boy / Cop 1917
The Butcher Boy Buster 1917

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