Comedy – Buster Keaton – Coney Island & The Restaurant


Joseph Frank “Buster” Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966) was an American actor, director, producer, writer, and stunt performer….as Buster had exceptional athletic skills.  He was best known for his silent films……as his trademark was physical comedy…..with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression….which earned him the nickname “The Great Stone Face”  Keaton was recognized as the seventh-greatest film director by Entertainment Weekly….and in 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Keaton the 21st greatest male star of Classic Hollywood Cinema.  Movie critic Roger Ebert wrote of Keaton’s extraordinary period from 1920 to 1929….“when Keaton worked without interruption on a series of films that made him, arguably the greatest actor-director in the history of the movies”….for this video is the first of a series of seven (7) different video clips showing thirteen (13) of his movies in which he was the actor and director. 



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