The 'Great Dictator' is a 1940 American satirical comedy-drama film written, directed, produced, scored by, and starring British comedian Charlie Chaplin, following the tradition of many of his other films. He was the only Hollywood filmmaker to continue to make silent films well into the period of sound films and he made this his first memorable sound film. His film generated a stirring condemnation of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, fascism, antisemitism, and the Nazis.

'The Great Dictator' was popular with audiences, becoming Chaplin's most commercially successful film. Modern critics have praised it as a historically significant film, one of the greatest comedy films ever made, and an important work of satire. Chaplin's climactic monologue has frequently been listed by critics, historians, and film buffs as perhaps the greatest monologue in film history, and possibly the most poignant recorded speech of the 20th century.

'The Great Dictator' was nominated for five Academy Awards – Outstanding Production, Best Actor, Best Writing (Original Screenplay), Best Supporting Actor, and Best Music (Original Score).

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