Charlie Chaplin became famous as a silent movie film star, most notable at first for the Tramp character he created in 1913 during his second film, “Mabel's Strange Predicament”. Over the course of two years the Tramp started in 12 films. “With the release in 1921 of his first feature-length film, ‘The Kid,’ Chaplin's evolution from a wastrel to the funny little man who wore his heart and emotions on his sleeve was complete.
The Tramp had fully arrived, and movies were never the same.” Chaplin was also a director, screenwriter, and editor. He earned a lot of money and formed his own movie company so he could make movies on his own terms and his own time.