Five Classy Clowns

Movie comics know that the trick to their craft is to expose themselves to public humiliation. Will Ferrell does so literally, by stripping down to his pudgy skin. Here are five other comedians, masters in the art of taking a metaphorical--or otherwise--pie in the face

Charlie Chaplin

He played a character, the Tramp, constantly beset by social affront. But his natural wit and class allowed him to rise above the indignity. In The Gold Rush, hunger forces him to eat his own shoe, which he consumes as if he were the most fastidious gourmet.

Cary Grant

Yes, that Cary Grant. The...

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