When old movies are shown on modern projectors, which run at 24 frames per second, it gives them that comedy appearance. It's all because the old black-and-white movies were filmed at 16 frames per second. To create the comedy look in the old days they filmed at about 8 frames per second. It happened to be a movie star of black-and-white films that signed the first million-dollar movie deal: Charlie Chaplin. He epitomized the black-and-white silent movie era. He is also known for witty quotes: “Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is ‘elephant’.” And, “A day without laughter is a day wasted.” Charlie Chaplin’s own life was portrayed excellently by Robert Downey Jr in the movie called Charlie Chaplin for which Downey was nominated for an Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role in 1993.