Charlie Chaplin, was a British comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the silent era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona "the Tramp" and is considered one of the most important figures of the film industry. His career spanned more than 75 years, from a child in the Victorian era to close to his death at the age of 88, and encompassed both adulation and controversy.
The modern comedy actor Sacha Baron Cohen shocks audience as he knocks wheelchair-bound elderly woman off stage in BAFTA Britannia Awards stunt. Sacha Baron Cohen stunned a star-studded audience when he 'accidentally' tripped and knocked a wheelchair-bound woman off stage on Saturday evening.
His comedy is made to shock, and the 42-year-old made no exception when he fell into a former co-star of the late Charlie Chaplin, Grace Collington, at the BAFTA Britannia Awards in Los Angeles.
After being invited on stage by Salma Hayek to collect the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy, the actor started tap dancing before falling into the 'oldest surviving actor to have worked with Chaplin in a silent movie’.
The 87-year-old actress gave Cohen one of Chaplin’s famous canes before she was 'killed', after being pushed face first into the shocked audience below.
Thankfully the whole thing was just a prank, and Cohen later said: 'Grace Cullington is the oldest, no, sorry, was the oldest surviving... I dedicate my award to her. This is obviously a tragedy. She has upstaged me.
'But on the bright side, what a great way to go, giving an award to me. Thus, she’ll probably make the Oscars In Memoriam segment.'