Who was the greatest silent film actor?
GLORIA SWANSON SHE WAS THE BEST AND HER LAST MAJOR FILM WAS SUN SET BOVLVARD BUT SHE AS MADE CAMAOS IN ALOT OF FILMS BEFOR HER DEATH
Greatest is a subjective term, what makes a silent film actor great? Greatest in general could mean most well known, or the actor who has been in the most films, or the actor who has given the most powerful/memorable performances. As an analogy, what is the "best" food? It's mostly a matter of taste, though many can agree that there are relative levels of quality between most common foods. While Gloria Swanson is considered one of the best, Charlie Chaplin is widely known as one of the "best" silent film actors.
Buster Keaton was an actor, well known in the movie industry. Specifically, he was a comic actor and considered one of the greatest comic actors of the silent film industry. He made many short films, as well as fourteen longer silent features. His career started when he was only three years old and was part of his family's act.