Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces (2000)

The documentary, narrated by Kenneth Branagh, chronicles Chaney's life from his birth in 1883 to his death in 1930, shortly after appearing in his first talking movie. It not only examines the film career and techniques of this diverse actor but also provides details on Chaney's early life with his deaf parents and the circumstances that contributed to the actor's chameleon persona. Rare, rescued film clips; personal photos and letters; and interviews with such luminaries as author Ray Bradbury, writer/director Orson Welles, author and make-up artist Michael F. Blake and Chaney family members illustrate this story of his life and characters.

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