his trademark mustache. His whole look is actually the result of quiet calculations,
beginning from when his boss at Keystone Studios said he looked too young to be a
comedic actor at age 24.
“I wanted everything to be a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat
small and the shoes large… I added a small mustache, which, I reasoned, would add age
without hiding my expression. I had no idea of the character. But the moment I was
dressed, the clothes and the makeup made me feel the person he was. I began to know him,
and by the time I walked on stage he was fully born.” —Charlie Chaplin.