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7,340 Ratings

The Great Dictator

Directed by Charlie Chaplin
United States, 1940


A poor Jewish barber recuperates from his military service, unaware of the rise of a brutal anti-Semitic dictator whom he bears an uncanny resemblance to.

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The Great Dictator Directed by Charlie Chaplin

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1941 | 5 nominations including: Best Picture

National Board of Review

1940 | Winner: Top Ten Films

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1940 | Winner: Best Actor

National Film Preservation Board

1997 | Winner: National Film Registry

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