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The Great Dictator (1940)

Charlie Chaplin as "Adenoid Hynkel/A Jewish Barber"

After dedicated service in the Great War, a Jewish barber (Charles Chaplin) spends years in an army hospital recovering from his wounds, unaware of the simultaneous rise of fascist dictator Adenoid Hynkel (also Chaplin) and his anti-Semitic policies. When the barber, who bears a remarkable resemblance to Hynkel, returns to his quiet neighborhood, he is stunned by the brutal changes and recklessly joins a beautiful girl (Paulette Goddard) and her neighbors in rebelling.

Academy Award (1940) Nominated Best Actor

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Jun 26th 2006, 9:09AM

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