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Apr 18, 2011
Lon Chaney is NOT a "Horror" Actor
by: L. F. Chaney

Less than 4% of Lon Chaney's extensive body of work can be classified as being of the horror genre. Chaney is a character actor who excels at playing the heavy. In addition, he is considered by many to be the father of special effects makeup. It is because of his ability to transform his appearance and the popularity of his roles requiring extreme characterization that he is often so wrongly pigeonholed. His filmography demonstrates that Chaney is far more versatile a performer than an actor who simply plays monsters. And even his so-called "monsters" have tremendous depth.

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