Charlie Chaplin gets 'Google Doodle' for 122nd birthday - video
Charlie Chaplin, who would have turned 122 on Saturday, April 16, has been honored as the star of Google's first live-action video "Google Doodle."
Mike Dutton, an illustrator and designer for the search engine giant, plays the iconic silent film actor in the clip, which shows "Chaplin" reading a "Google" newspaper, interrupting a woman trying to sketch a statue of Google's logo and trying to score a cupcake from a woman selling them by dancing and juggling.
"We sometimes tell small stories with Google's logo, but for Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin's 122nd birthday tomorrow, April 16, the Doodle team created something extra fun," Ryan Germick, a member of Google's Doodle team, wrote on the company's blog.
Chaplin, known for his short mustache, was born in London in 1889 and starred in classic movies such as the 1931 film "City Lights" and the 1940 movie "The Great Dictator," which saw him parodying Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
Chaplin was married four times, include to his latest wife Oona, and had 11 children. He died at age 88 in Switzerland in 1977. "For the next 36 hours the Google homepage will pay homage to Charlie Chaplin's creative legacy with our first-ever live action video doodle," Germick said. "We hope that our homage gets people talking about his work and the many virtues of silent film."
Check out Google's live-action video "Doodle" tribute to Charlie Chaplin below.