Who was the greatest silent film actor?

Answer

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.