Conhecido(a) por: Acting · Nascimento: 1895-10-04
145 Filmes · 2 Série de TV
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Buster Keaton (nascido Joseph Frank Keaton; Piqua, 4 de outubro de 1895 – Los Angeles, 1 de fevereiro de 1966) foi um ator, comediante, diretor, produtor, roteirista e dublê norte-americano. Nascido no mundo do vaudeville, (mistura de teatro e circo muito popular nos Estados Unidos) em fins do século XIX, Keaton começou sua carreira artística participando de um número com seus pais chamado Os três Keatons onde a grande piada era como disciplinar uma criança mal-educada. Depois de algum tempo fazendo pontas em filmes, em 1920 Buster começou a dirigir seus primeiros curtas. O humor nos filmes de Buster Keaton, basicamente, se fazia através das chamadas gags; corridas, quedas, fugas. Uma das grandes inovações de Keaton, no entanto, é o fato de sua comédia se basear num personagem impassível, que mantém as mesmas feições diante dos fatos ocorridos. Isso explica os apelidos dados a ele pelos críticos; O Grande cara de pedra e O homem que nunca ri. Em Portugal (e Espanha) era conhecido por "Pamplinas". Keaton percebeu que ao não modificar sua expressão, o espectador projetaria suas aspirações sentimentais, sensoriais e morais. Assim, pode-se afirmar que, de certa forma, ele pré-concebeu intuitivamente a famosa Experiência Kuleshov. Em O Homem das novidades, Keaton interpreta um fotógrafo que, para se aproximar da bela secretária do cinejornal da MGM, troca sua câmera fotográfica por uma câmera de cinema e se torna um cinegrafista. O filme discute o cinema e a relação entre ficção e realidade no momento derradeiro do cinema mudo, através de organização caótica dos elementos. Foi o primeiro filme de Keaton na MGM, tempo que este gostaria de esquecer, uma vez que o grande comediante da época se tornou um mero ator assalariado, sem nenhuma independência artística, no recém formado estúdio. No começo da década de 1930, passa por uma fase de decadência, por ter assinado um contrato com o estúdio Metro pelo qual perde o controle sobre o conteúdo criativo de seus filmes e tem de aceitar roteiros impostos pelo estúdio. Ao contrário de Chaplin, o estrelato e veia cômica de Keaton não sobreviveram à conversão de Hollywood ao cinema falado. Para piorar, a vida pessoal de Keaton estava em frangalhos, após um divórcio doloroso. O consumo de álcool de Keaton aumentava proporcionalmente aos seus problemas pessoais. Após sobreviver por duas décadas de comédias sonoras baratas e eventuais aparições públicas, Keaton volta à evidência ao participar em 1952 do filme Luzes da Ribalta de Charles Chaplin. Por ironia, esse filme sobre um artista em decadência salva da decadência o artista Keaton. Depois de contracenar com Chaplin, a única participação conjunta dos dois grandes artistas da comédia num mesmo filme, Keaton voltou a casar, parou de beber e representou diversos papéis secundários no teatro, TV e cinema.Faleceu em 1 de fevereiro de 1966. Encontra-se sepultado no Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles, nos Estados Unidos. == Referências ==
Filmes e Séries de TV
Duelo de Titãs: Chaplin X Keaton
Documentário em que são comparadas as obras dos cineastas Charles Chaplin e Buster Keaton, notórios artistas do cinema mudo.
Looking for Charlie: Or, the Day the Clown Died
A documentary which explores the lives and tragic deaths of Marceline Orbes and Francis "Slivers" Oakley, the suicidal clowns who inspired Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.
Arbuckle & Keaton Vol. 2
Volume 2: 1. Back Stage (1919) 2. Good Night Nurse! (1918) 3. Coney Island (1918) 4. The Rough House (1918) 5. The Garage (1920)
Arbuckle & Keaton Vol. 1
Volume 1: The Bell Boy (1918) 2. The Butcher Boy (1917) 3. Out West (1918) 4. Moonshine (1918) 5. The Hayseed (1919)
Comedy short produced by the Construction Safety Association of Ontario, Canada. It demonstrates the do's and don'ts of construction site safety. The film is the last professionally filmed footage of ...
Um Escravo das Arábias em Roma
Um escravo astuto deve unir uma cortesã virgem e seu jovem mestre apaixonado para ganhar sua liberdade. Pseudolus é o escravo mais preguiçoso de Roma e tem apenas um desejo: comprar sua liberdade. Qu...
War Italian Style
In May 1943, two American soldiers, Joe and Frank, of Italian descent are searching the North African desert for a German general called Von Kassler, when they are captured by Von Kassler aide Inge Sc...
Como Rechear um Biquíni
Salute to Stan Laurel
A program featuring original comedy skits written as a tribute to Stan Laurel.
After literally swimming across the Atlantic Ocean, an Englishman takes a country trip across Canada on a railcar.
Folias na Praia
No quarto filme de grande sucesso de festa na praia com Frankie e Annette, uma gangue de motoqueiros liderados por Eric Von Zipper sequestra a estrela cantora Sugar Kane que tem como empresário o Bull...
Buster Keaton Rides Again
This is a documentary about the film "The Railrodder"
A twenty-minute, almost totally silent film (no dialogue or music, one 'shhh!') in which Buster Keaton attempts to evade observation by an all-seeing eye. But, as the film is based around Bishop Berke...
Sergeant Dead Head
An astronaut goes into space with a chimpanzee. When they return to Earth after their orbit, it is discovered that the chimp has the brains of the astronaut, and the astronaut has the brains of the ch...
There's No Business Like No Business
On behalf of the Arvin Corporation, Buster Keaton demonstrates the importance of using Maremont auto parts for potential repairs while running a petrol station.
Deu a Louca no Mundo
Após um longo tempo na prisão, homem cai de carro num precipício. Antes de morrer, ele conta às pessoas que tentam socorrê-lo onde escondera uma grande fortuna. Inicia-se então uma louca corrida ao te...
The Triumph of Lester Snapwell
A low budget industrial film shot for the Eastman Kodak company. The mildly funny film that shows all the troubles of a man named Lester Snapwell (Keaton), who, in the late 1860's, tries to photograph...
When Comedy Was King
A compilation featuring comedic stars of the silent era including Fatty Arbuckle, Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Charley Chase, and Laurel and Hardy.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
From chicken thief to cabin boy, riverboat pilot to circus performer, Huck Finn (Eddie Hodges) outsmarts everyone on his way down the muddy Mississippi. This 1960 movie was the first color version of ...
Paradise for Buster
Buster leaves his job after learning that he inherited a farm from an old relative.
Luzes da Ribalta
Deprimida com a sua carreira de dançarina, Terry tenta se suicidar, mas é salva por Calvero, um pobre, que era um famoso palhaço. Calvero ajuda Terry e, no processo, recupera sua auto-estima também. Q...
Excuse My Dust
Joe, inventor in an American Small town of 1895 has problems with his new invention, a car, driven with a gasoline motor. Everybody is making fun about his "crazy invention", only his girl friend beli...
The Slappiest Days of Our Lives
Laurel is a Scottish reporter suspected of being a spy by police detective James Finlayson. Although trailed by the latter, Stan, who is reporting on the movie world, manages to be hired by Mack Senne...
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What's My Line?
Quatro painelistas devem determinar as ocupações dos convidados - e, no caso de convidados famosos, enquanto estiverem com os olhos vendados, sua identidade - perguntando apenas "sim" ou "não".
The Misadventures of Buster Keaton
Feature film fashioned from parts of Keaton's short-lived TV series "The Buster Keaton Show."
Crepúsculo dos Deuses
Uma estrela veterana do cinema mudo se recusa a aceitar que seu reinado acabou. Então ela contrata um jovem roteirista para ajudá-la a reconquistar o sucesso. O escritor acredita que pode manipular a ...
You're My Everything
In 1924, stage-struck Boston blueblood Hannah Adams picks up musical star Tim O'Connor and takes him home for dinner. One thing leads to another, and when Tim's show rolls on to Chicago a new Mrs. O'C...
The Lovable Cheat
Posing as a wealthy Parisian, Mercadet fleeces friends and casual acquaintances alike. He is forced into this life of crime to keep up appearances, so that his daughter Julie can land herself a rich h...
In the Good Old Summertime
In this musical remake of The Shop Around the Corner, feuding co-workers in a small music shop do not realize they are secret romantic pen pals.
Lee Preston, aka Leland Bruce, kills a man in self defense but flees to the redwood country when the law makes it a murder charge. There he meets Lynn O'Malley, the niece of Sandy McTavish who runs th...
Easy to Wed
Quando um jornal acusa uma socialite rica de ser uma destruidora de lares, ela abre um processo por difamação de vários milhões de dólares. O editor chefe cansado da publicação agora deve encontrar um...
She Went to the Races
A group of scientists develop a system to pick winners at the racetrack. Comedy.
That Night with You
In this musical comedy, a young singer becomes so desperate to appear on Broadway that she goes to a prominent producer and tells him that she is the daughter who resulted from his day-long marriage t...
That's the Spirit
A vaudeville performer returns from the dead to help his wife and daughter, who are being dominated by a greedy banker.
So You Won't Squawk
Mobster Louie the Wolf sends an unsuspecting handyman (Keaton) to gather up the collection money owed him, hoping the sap will get rubbed out by Slugger McGraw, a rival gangster. Keaton, however, inno...
She's Oil Mine
Buster fights a duel over a girl.
A millionaire falls for an army nurse, who tells him she likes men in uniform. So he enlists at Camp Cluster. She still has no time for him, so he figures out how to get into the hospital and under he...
A revolutionary leader romances a French aristocrat in Louisiana.
No Tempo do Onça
Os irmãos Marx se aventuram no velho Oeste. Joseph e Rusty ganham uma escritura como pagamento e usam ela para pagar cervejas. Mais tarde descobrem que precisam da escritura e tentam recuperá-la mas o...
Nothing But Pleasure
To save money, Buster and his wife decide to drive to Detroit to buy a new car, then drive it home.
The Villain Still Pursued Her
Victorian melodrama gets a big send-up in this spoof production of the old play "The Drunkard; or, The Fallen Saved." The play within the movie is the old one where evil villain Cribbs schemes to get ...
Li'l Abner becomes convinced that he is going to die within twenty-four hours, so agrees to marry two different girls: Daisy Mae (who has chased him for years) and Wendy Wilecat (who rescued him from ...
Pardon My Berth Marks
Buster, a reporter, takes a train trip and winds up innocently involved with a gangster's wife.
His Ex Marks the Spot
Buster's home life is disrupted when his ex-wife and her boyfriend move in.
The Taming of the Snood
A jewel thief uses Buster as an unsuspecting dupe.
The Spook Speaks
A magician hires Buster as a housekeeper while he's away.
Starting in 1913 movie director Connors discovers singer Molly Adair. As she becomes a star she marries an actor, so Connors fires them. She asks for him as director of her next film. Many silent star...
Pest from the West
A millionaire vacationing in Mexico falls for a local girl and sets out to win her.
Mooching Through Georgia
Man relates how he outwitted the Yankee army during the Civil War.
Os Irmãos Marx no Circo
Os Irmãos Marx tentam ajudar o dono de um circo a recuperar um dinheiro roubado antes que ele vá à falência.
Sunkist Stars at Palm Springs
Winners of the Lucky Stars National Dance Contest - one woman from each state of the United States - are welcomed to Palm Springs. Palm Springs being the desert playground for the movie stars, the wom...
Grand Slam Opera
Elmer Butts is a contestant in a radio amateur hour show hoping to win the first price -- by dancing and juggling!
When Buster Keaton goes to work as an assistant to a carnival magician, the results turn out to be less than magical.
Buster becomes a fireman, but unfortunately not a particularly good one. He has a chance to prove himself, however, when three women are trapped in a burning building.
Buster plays Elmer "Happy" Triple, a scientist who is expected to develop the next big thing. That big thing ends up to be a powder when combined with water, produces major blasts that make no sound, ...
Three on a Limb
Scoutmaster Elmer Brown loses his heart to the pretty carhop who works in a drive-in diner. Complicating his romantic longings is her policeman fiancé. When he tries to eliminate Elmer by giving him t...
The film follows the same plot as its remake Pest from the West (1939), with a millionaire setting out to win a local girl in Mexico.
La Fiesta de Santa Barbara
Hollywood stars participate in a Mexican-themed revue and festival in Santa Barbara. Andy Devine, the "World's Greatest Matador", engages in a bullfight with a dubious bovine supplied by Señor Keaton,...
Tars and Stripes
Naval recruit Elmer is seemingly unable to discharge any of his duties without making life miserable for his irascible commanding officer, who winds up getting doused with paint, splattered with muck,...
The Timid Young Man
Milton, a disappointed romantic, has sworn off women. He gives a lift to a female hitchhiker, whom he happily discovers is also a hurt soul and has sworn off men. Their trip together runs into interfe...
The E-Flat Man
Elmer attempts to elope with his fiancée, but they escape her parents by driving off in a car that's actually owned by a wanted gangster. When they hear on the radio that the police are looking for th...
Elmer answers an ad for a handyman job and starts working for an older woman and her niece. He gets the impression that his employer wants to marry him, even as he finds himself falling in love with h...
One Run Elmer
Elmer owns a gas station out in the California desert. Soon he has a business rival in Jim, who opens up another station, and is also trying to steal Elmer's girlfriend. She plays both rivals against ...
Palooka from Paducah
A hillbilly family, hard-hit by the end of Prohibition, decide to set the biggest brother up as a professional wrestler.
When Buster's girlfriend falls for a trapeze artist, Buster tries to beat him at his own game.
The Gold Ghost
Dumped by his girlfriend, Buster drives west and winds up in a ghost town called Vulture City, where he appoints himself sheriff.
The King of Champs-Élysées
In Paris, a stage-struck would-be actor is mistaken for an escaped convict.
Longa com Buster Keaton, aqui tentando se adaptar à novidade dos "talkies". Um professor herda uma enorme quantia de dinheiro e decide que agora ele pode se dar ao luxo de sair e curtir a vida.
The Passionate Plumber
Paris plumber Elmer Tuttle is enlisted by socialite Patricia Alden to help make her lover Tony Lagorce jealous. With the help of his friend Julius J. McCracken and through the high society contacts he...
Parlor, Bedroom and Bath
Jeffrey Haywood wants to marry to Virginia Embrey. However, Virginia refused to marry unless her older sister, the hard-to-please Angelica gets married first. Angelica, in turn, finds every man she kn...
Sidewalks of New York
A dim-witted slumlord tries to reform a gang of urban boys (and impress an attractive young woman) by transforming their rough neighborhood into a more decent place.
Wir schalten um auf Hollywood
A German reporter visits Hollywood and is escorted through the MGM Studio by a German nobleman, who is working there as an extra. They meet and speak to several actors, primarily Buster Keaton, John G...
The Stolen Jools
Famous actress Norma Shearer's jewels are stolen… (Star-packed promotional short film intended to raise funds for the National Variety Artists Tuberculosis Sanatorium.)
Free and Easy
Gopher City Kansas hosts a beauty contest. The winner, Elvira Plunkett, and her mother go to Hollywood. The Chamber of Commerce also provides Elvira with an agent, Gopher City's own Elmer J. Butz. Elm...
Elmer, rich society loafer, falls for Mary, but she'll have nothing to do with him until (mistakenly thinking that he's hiring a new chauffeur) he accidentally volunteers for the army. Luckily, Mary's...
The Hollywood Revue of 1929
An all-star revue featuring MGM contract players.
An unimpressive but well-intentioned man is given the chance to marry a popular actress, of whom he has been a hopeless fan. But what he doesn't realize is that he is being used to make the actress' o...
O Homem das Novidades
Um pacato e atrpalhado fotógrafo consegue um trabalho de cinegrafista em um jornal e se mete em muita confusão cobrindo o dia a dia da cidade tentando impressionar uma garota.
Marinheiro de Encomenda
O capitão William Canfield e o John James King são adversários na luta pelo controle do transporte de passageiros em River Junction. A acirrada disputa entre os barcos de William e de John tem um agra...
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The wealthy and impulsive Rollo Treadway decides to propose to his beautiful socialite neighbor, Betsy O'Brien. Although Betsy turns Rollo down, he still opts to go on the cruise that he intended as t...
Sherlock Jr. - Bancando o Águia
Aspirante a detetive, um projecionista de cinema se vê em maus lençóis quando um rival rouba o relógio do pai da sua amada e o acusa. De volta ao seu trabalho, durante uma projeção, ele adormece e son...
Buster Keaton 5 Disc Compendium
Five volumes of genius Buster Keaton Movies.
The rituals of courtship, romantic rivalry and love play out three times as a man vies with a villain for the girl. In the Stone Age, the rivalry is set off by dinosaurs, a turtle used as a ouija boar...
The Love Nest
In an attempt to forget his lost sweetheart, Buster takes a long trip at the sea when he's caught by pirates.
Buster and Phyllis endure a number of outdoor adventures trying to prove to each other their survival skills. The balloon which lands Buster in the wilderness proves useful later on as their canoe is ...
Na viagem de volta para sua cidade natal, Willie McKay se apaixona pela jovem Virginia, sem saber que ela é de uma família inimiga da sua, os Canfield. Como em sua terra a hospitalidade é um valor mui...
First National gala celebrity banquet with stars.
The Frozen North
This satirical parody of William S. Hart's melodramatic films finds Buster in the frozen north, "last stop on the subway." He uses a wanted poster as his partner in robbing a gambling house. When he t...
My Wife's Relations
Buster is falsely accused of breaking a window by a woman and is taken into a courtroom. Thinking that Buster and the woman are engaged, the judge mistakenly marries them and Buster is quickly taken h...
In order to impress the father of a girl he is keen on, Buster goes to the city in search of work. In his letters home he writes of his various jobs which her imagination expands into much nobler ones...
Buster clowns around in a blacksmith's shop until he and the smithy get in a fight which sends the smithy to jail. Buster helps several customers with horses, then destroys a Rolls Royce while fixing ...
A butterfly collector unwittingly wanders into an Indian encampment while chasing a butterfly. This tribe has resolved to kill the first white man who enters their encampment because white oil tycoons...
Buster Keaton gets involved in a series of misunderstandings involving a horse and cart. Eventually he infuriates every cop in the city when he accidentally interrupts a police parade.
A Casa Elétrica
Botânica maior Buster erroneamente se forma em engenharia elétrica e é contratado para ligar uma nova casa.
The High Sign
Um sujeito em um parque de diversões percebe-se sendo o segurança e assassino de um outro homem que é alvo de uma gangue criminosa.
A down on his luck young man makes several attempts at committing suicide but fails them too. He then finds himself becoming more confident through a series of petty adventures, to such an extent that...
Buster's handmade boat, The Damfino, is finished and is, of course, too large to get through the basement door. When he drives off with it in tow, the side of his house, then the whole thing, collapse...
The Play House
After waking up from his wacky dream, a theater stage hand inadvertently causes havoc everywhere he works.
The Haunted House
Buster Keaton is a bank teller who becomes involved with a hold-up, counterfeiters, and a theatrical troupe posing as spooks in a haunted house.
The Romeo and Juliet story played out in a tenement neighborhood with Buster and Virginia's families hating each other over the fence separating their buildings.
The adventures of a lovesick sheriff.
A young golfer is mugged by an escaped convict and finds himself in a prison where he foils a jailbreak.
Roscoe and Buster operate a combination garage and fire station. In the first half they destroy a car left for them to clean. In the second half they go off on a false alarm and return to find their o...
Nick Van Alstyne owns the Henrietta silver mine and is very rich. His son Bertie is naive and spoiled. His daughter Rose is married to shady investor Mark. Mark wrecks Bertie's wedding plans by making...
Buster manages the store while Roscoe delivers the mail, taking time out for hide-and-seek with Molly. The constable, also interested in Molly, steals $300 while being observed by Buster.
Roscoe and Buster give a bullying Strongman the what-for, and after the performance troupe quits it's up to Fatty and Buster and St. John to keep the show going.
The story involves Arbuckle coming to the western town of Mad Dog Gulch (which the intertitles call "the toughest town in the movies") after being thrown off a train and chased by Indians. He teams up...
Numa tentativa de criar maior eficiência num luxuoso restaurante à beira mar, o chef de cozinha e seu assistente causam estragos no estabelecimento. Para piorar um pouco surge um ladrão.
A feud between the Owens and the Gillettes ends when the last remaining Gillette is killed, but new trouble erupts for the mountain folk with the arrival of a U.S. revenue agent and his assistant.
Good Night, Nurse!
Roscoe's wife, tired of his endless drunkenness, reads of an operation that cures alcoholism and has him admitted to No Hope Sanitarium to get the surgery. Roscoe, wanting out, eventually disguises hi...
The Bell Boy
No Elk's Head Hotel, os mensageiros assombram o saguão, uns aos outros e aos hóspedes. O elevador é conduzido por um cavalo teimoso. Um roubo falso se transforma em um real. E há uma perseguição de ca...
A casa do senhor Sancho
Roscoe, sua esposa e sua sogra são donos de um hotel. Buster desempenha um jardineiro que apaga o fogo começado por Roscoe, em seguida, um entregador que briga com o cozinheiro St. John, em seguida, u...
A Country Hero
Fatty plays a village blacksmith in “Jazzville,” an imaginary rural village. There is a rivalry between Fatty and Cy Klone, the garage owner, over the affections of a pretty schoolteacher. A city chap...
Roscoe is a doctor who falls in love with a pretty woman whose boyfriend, in turn, falls in love with Roscoe's wife's jewelry.
His Wedding Night
Al and Roscoe, employees at a gas station, are rivals for Alice. When Buster delivers a wedding gown for Alice and begins modeling it, he is mistaken for Alice and is kidnapped by Al.
The Butcher Boy
Customers and clerks frolic in a general store. Roscoe walks out of the freezer wearing a fur coat, then does some clever cleaver tossing. In Buster's film debut he buys a pail of molasses.
Arbuckle escapes the watch of his domineering wife and heads for Coney Island. Keaton arrives that same day with his attractive, and rather easy, girlfriend, who is immediately stolen from him by St. ...