Lon chaney sr and mary philbin on the set of the phantom of the opera, based on the novel by gaston leroux and directed by rupert julian photo by universal pictures/sunset boulevard/corbis via getty images. Lon chaney: the man behind the thousand faces lon chaney, hollywood’s “man of a thousand faces,” was a mystery to the public he granted few interviews, rarely attended movie premieres, and was known for saying that “between pictures there is no lon chaney. Title details and video sharing options now playing man of a thousand faces - (original trailer) james cagney portrays chameleon-like actor lon chaney in the hollywood biography man of a thousand faces (1957) view the tcmdb entry for man of a thousand faces (1957. They called lon chaney the man of a thousand face, a phrase coined from his wide variety of roles he had assumed on the screen and they were unanimous yesterday in voting him an unassailable.
Lon chaney - the man of a thousand faces is the biography of lon chaney, an american actor during the age of silent films he was one of the most versatile and powerful actors of early cinema. The movie actor lon chaney was called the man of a thousand faces because of his large ___ of characters a visionary b retrospect c repertoire d introspection the movie actor lon chaney was called the man of a thousand faces because of his large repertoire of characters. 'man of a thousand faces' draws the figure of a myth, showing that you can get to the true essence of something, or someone, without being true to facts.
Lon chaney: before the thousand faces more horrifying than the man of a thousand faces are the almost one hundred films missing from lon chaney's filmography prior to his first certifiable hit but miracles still happen. Lon chaney is one of the most fascinating movie stars in film history throughout the 1920s, chaney was one the biggest box office draws the world over despite what could kindly be described as an unhandsome face – one that was often disguised by heavy layers of make-up to make him look ancient. Lon chaney earned his nickname the man of a thousand faces with a gallery of grotesque, misshapen characters created through a combination of elaborate makeup, contorted postures, and sensitive performances. Lon chaney was one of the most versatile and influential actors of the silent era, also known as “the man of a thousand faces” he was the second child of a deaf mute couple communicating with his parents kindled his talent and love for pantomime , which he became a master of. This skill would turn leonidas into an icon of film, better known to us all as lon chaney: the man of a thousand faces for chaney, his rise to stardom began on stage as he traveled with popular vaudeville acts of the time.
Lon chaney: the man of a thousand faces leonidas “lon” chaney (1883-1930), the “man of a thousand faces” (april fool’s day how perfect is that) was born to a pair of deaf parents as a result, he became adept at pantomime and dumb show at an early age, which evolved naturally into a professional acting career after. Man of a thousand faces is a meant to be a biographical dramatization of actor lon chaney’s life and death, but it does so by way of james cagney the core flaw of the movie though is that cagney is such an indomitable persona that you never separate chaney from cagney. 'man of a thousand faces' by the time his theater career began to flounder, chaney had already begun to work as an extra for universal studios and appeared in countless films.
(center) american film and stage actor lon chaney (1883-1930), known as ‘the man of a thousand faces’ for his skill at make-up and miming (photo by general photographic agency/getty images. American masters – lon chaney: a thousand faces premiered on pbs in 2000 when we think of the silent film era, we think of actors like charlie chaplin, buster keaton, or clara bow, stars who. Lon chaney: lon chaney, american film actor, called the “man of a thousand faces,” whose macabre characterizations are classics of the silent screen chaney’s skills as a silent-film actor were honed during his childhood, when he learned to communicate with his deaf parents through facial expression. Man of a thousand faces was made in 1957, and is a biography of one of the world's best actors, lon chaney lon chaney only lived to be 47 years old his eternal resting place is at forest lawn in glendale, calif if you'd like to pay a visit.
Lon chaney (1993-1930), nicknamed the man of a thousand faces, appeared in 157 films between 1913 and 1930 he is remembered for his inventive use of makeup and his portrayal of grotesque characters. Lon chaney sr in the phantom of opera (1925) image: lon chaney phantom if you’d like to learn more about the remarkable actor, lon chaney, sr, and why he’s known as “the man of a thousand faces”, then you must visit us this weekend. Back on april 1st, universal monsters universe acknowledged the birthday of the man who put monsters and monster make-up on the map, lon chaney, sr leonidas frank “lon” chaney was born on april 1, 1883 in colorado springs, colorado to frank h chaney and emma alice kennedy, both of whom were deaf.