When it comes to 100th anniversaries in the film world, this one's a biggie - this month marks the 100th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin's first film appearance, and the 100th anniversary of his first appearance as The Tramp, his cane-wielding, bowler hat-wearing alter ego. The two events came just five days apart with the English actor making his screen debut in Making a Living
on February 2nd, 1914, and the Tramp's debut coming in Kid Auto Races at Venice
on February 7th. Those tight release dates are no surprise when you look at the first year of Chaplin's filmography. He appeared in an astounding 36 movies in 1914 - all of them short films, but still.