Max Linder, started about 1905 in film, and created a comedy character named "Max" who was a wealthy, skirt chasing man. Carlie Chaplin admired him greatly. After much success, he committed suicide in Paris at age
Gabriel-Maximilien Leuvielle (16 December 1883 – 31 October 1925), better known by the stage name Max Linder (French: [lin.dɛʁ]), was a French actor, director, screenwriter, producer and comedian of the silent film era. His onscreen persona "Max" was one of the first recognizable recurring characters in film.
Cartaz de 1909 de Cândido Aragonez de Faria para o filme “Le Voleur Mondain”, sucesso da Pathé e do comediante Max Linder, mestre e modelo para nomes como Charles Chaplin. Veja mais em: http://semioticas1.blogspot.com.br/2014/09/candido-aragonez-de-faria-e-o-cinema.html
George Méliès has a really interesting way of depicting women as constellations and extraterrestrial beings in his films. There was something both expected and refreshing about it. There is also something very Grecian about his designs.