10 incredible stunts of comedy legendBuster Keaton - you probably haven’t seen before
Buster Keaton that he is “arguably the greatest actor-director in the history of the movies.” Keaton, a comedy legend whose dead pan expression in all his sketches earned him the name ‘The Great Stone Face’, performed his stunts himself. Some of the stunts are actually quite dangerous and unlike today, there are no high-tech harnesses or machinery to fall back on. The train stunts are particularly spectacular. Keaton, who had his best run in the 1920s, is seen jumping and rolling down hillsides and crossing the railway track in front of an approaching train in these 10 gifs uploaded by an Imgur user.
"When I first reported to the studio, MGM was celebrating its 25th anniversary. They had converted the biggest soundstage on the lot into a restaurant. They only served one meal, but it was a lunch that old timers still talk about. The studio used to boast that it had more stars that there are in the heavens. And that day they weren’t kidding. […] This place was the land of giants. […] In the early 1950’s, MGM was entering a new era of motion pictures with more star power than virtually every other studio in Hollywood combined." - Debbie Reynolds