“It’s much easier, for example, to play a heroin addict and you’re withdrawing – you tear the ceiling off – that’s much easier than it is to come in and say, ‘Hello.’ Or, ‘I love you’. When you judge it in that way, the heavy isn’t as difficult.”


“It really costs me a lot emotionally to watch myself on screen. I think of myself, and feel like I’m quite young, and then I look at this old man with the baggy chins and the tired eyes and the receding hairline and all that.”


“If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great.”


“You have to just dive over the edge. You haven`t got time to mess about.”


“Don’t think for a moment that I’m really like any of the characters I’ve played. I’m not. That’s why it’s called ‘acting’.”


“Is Hollywood the cruelest city in the world? Well, it can be. New York can be that, too. You can be a Broadway star here one night, and something happens, and out .. nobody knows you on the street. They forget you ever lived. It happens in Hollywood, too.”



28 comments on “ACTOR PORTRAITS

  1. Gilberto Viciedo says:

    I want to make photomosaics with some of your photos.
    As usual, I’ll do a reference to the original photo. You allowed me to do?
    My work:

    all the best,


  2. chaplin says:

    Certainly Gilberto, feel free. Send me a link for the finished results, I’d love to see what you come up with.

  3. Mark Getty says:


    Id also like to use some of these images as a basis for future paintings? Shall I reference you as owner of the image?

    Many thanks,
    Mark Getty

  4. chaplin says:

    No problem, Mark. Feel free. Let me know how they go.

  5. aigroig says:

    HI! Thank you so much for your wonderful job, monsieur verdoux!

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  8. Sadjad says:

    Wow man!
    Thanks a bunch.

  9. Tam says:

    Hello! I would also love to use some of your amazing images for my art… Would that be ok?
    Thank you!
    Tam. x

  10. david dunne says:

    Hi there
    your images are amazing I particulary love the Bill murray and the Robert Downey Junior one I would love to use them to help creat some paintings is that ok with you? It would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks very much


  11. chaplin says:

    Certainly, Dave. Be my guest, and please show me the results. I’d be very interested to see what you come up with.

  12. joe says:

    u are awesome!

  13. John Corbitt says:

    Do you own the rights to these images? If so, may I use some of them for a photo collage that will run in a newspaper?

  14. chaplin says:

    Hello, John. Please do use whichever images you like from this section, and show me what you come up with.

  15. Allen says:

    Hi, I would like to use the celebrity images on your site and render them in charcoal, Are you the photographer/copyright holder?. If so, I would like permission to do so. If not, perhaps you would know whom I should contact.

  16. hi
    tank you very much.

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  19. hello. i,m Iranian & live in Iran.

    I like actors & artists wonderful in cinema western.

    i,m not write & speak good English.

    good luck.

    .: SMN :.

  20. Russell Lee says:


    What a fantastic site you have created, full of just the best stars of their generations. As an artist, would it be possible please to use some of your images in my paintings please. I would credit you when they’re completed as the copyright owner, thank you in anticipation.


  21. chaplin says:

    Feel free, Russell, by all means. As I’ve told a few others in the past, it’s probably best to stick to the older images, as they’re mostly way out of copyright by now. Anything from the classic periods through the 60’s should be fine, but best not use those from the past few decades, unless it’s not for profit. I’m an artist myself, please do show me what you come up with, I’d love to have a look, Russell.

  22. Russell Lee says:

    Thank you, I will take note of your comments about using the older pictures to work on, you just have so many to choose from!! Will let you see the result when done anyway, thanks again.


  23. I really adore your site ! How do you manage to have such big photos ?
    A fan from a city near Paris, France

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