Charlie Chaplin was born on April 16, 1889. The legend was one of the best actors and directors of the silent-film era. On his birth anniversary, let’s look at some unique facts about the great artist. Charlie Chaplin made his stage debut at the age of five when his mother’s voice suddenly failed. Charlie Chaplin stayed in an orphanage for sometime when his mother’s health deteriorated and finances of the family were also hit. Charlie played the same character in almost all movies. Charlie Chaplin was quick to become a millionaire. “I went into the business for money, and the art grew out of it,” Chaplin once said. Chaplin and Einstein were close friends. Many not know about Charlie Chaplin’s association with Walt Disney. Chaplin was the inspiration for the character of Mickey Mouse.