The good old Charlie Chaplan! In 1915 Charlie Chaplan was paid $10,000 weekly which by the inflation calculator of today's standards, is over 11 million dollars yearly. In comparison to today's blockbuster wages, he was sorely underpaid ~
Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, film director and composer best known for his work during the silent film era. He became the most famous film star in the world before the end of World War I. Chaplin used mime, slapstick and other visual comedy routines, and continued well into the era of the talkies, though his films decreased in frequency from the end of the 1920s.