Charles Laughton

1899 - 1962

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Charles Laughton (1 July 1899 – 15 December 1962) was an English-American actor. He was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and first appeared professionally on the stage in 1926. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Laughton has received more than 2,599,264 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Charles Laughton is the 374th most popular actor (down from 340th in 2019), the 538th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 523rd in 2019) and the 56th most popular British Actor.

Charles Laughton was a British actor who was most famous for playing Quasimodo in the 1939 film The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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  • 56

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  • 4.48

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Among actors, Charles Laughton ranks 374 out of 10,030Before him are Bob Hoskins, Jeff Goldblum, Chow Yun-fat, Monica Vitti, Carole Lombard, and Danny Glover. After him are Anne Baxter, James Woods, Bill Bixby, Charles Dance, James Cromwell, and Maurice Chevalier.

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Among people born in 1899, Charles Laughton ranks 23Before him are Erich Kästner, Paul-Henri Spaak, Béla Guttmann, Adnan Menderes, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, and Miguel Ángel Asturias. After him are Paul Hermann Müller, Gloria Swanson, Alfred Schütz, Gustav Heinemann, Cevdet Sunay, and George Cukor. Among people deceased in 1962, Charles Laughton ranks 22Before him are Stuart Sutcliffe, Michael Curtiz, Hans Luther, Vasily Stalin, Fritz Kreisler, and Natalia Goncharova. After him are C. Wright Mills, René Coty, Therese Neumann, Hans-Jürgen von Arnim, Bruno Walter, and Georgios Papanikolaou.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles Laughton ranks 538 out of 6,924Before him are A. S. Neill (1883), Bob Hoskins (1942), Alice Liddell (1852), Tony Scott (1944), Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844), and John Bunyan (1628). After him are Richard Branson (1950), Thomas Chippendale (1718), John Wallis (1616), Charles Dance (1946), Pope Adrian IV (1100), and Marie of Romania (1875).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Charles Laughton ranks 56Before him are Emma Thompson (1959), Wentworth Miller (1972), John Cleese (1939), Daniel Craig (1968), Kate Winslet (1975), and Bob Hoskins (1942). After him are Charles Dance (1946), Jonathan Pryce (1947), Helena Bonham Carter (1966), Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969), Jean Simmons (1929), and Robbie Coltrane (1950).

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