Buster Keaton Filmography
Academy Honorary Award winning famous yesteryear American actor, comedian, filmmaker, screenwriter, and stunt performer Buster Keaton began his journey in the entertainment industry as a child artist. He went on to garner immense popularity earning the epithet "The Great Stone Face" for his physical comedy that became his trademark. Best known for his silent films Keaton directed, produced and acted in several notable ones like ‘Sherlock Jr.’ (1924), ‘The General’ (1926), and ‘The Cameraman’ (1928).
A virtuoso in his own right, who made lasting impression in the world of cinema in a career spanning several decades, Keaton had to also taste the bitter part of showbiz. He lost artistic freedom witnessing a downfall in career after he was hired by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. However the veteran artist revived his career later as a comedian.
He thrived with starring roles in films like ‘The Playhouse’ (1921), ‘Sherlock Jr.’, ‘The Cameraman’; in featured and cameo roles in films like ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ (1956) and ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’ (1966). On the other hand his films that flopped include ‘The General’, although considered his masterpiece, and ‘Sergeant Deadhead’ (1965) among others.