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The most famous actor in early Hollywood cinema. He was the first actor who did a one million dollar deal.

1914: Keystone, worked for $150 a week

1914-15: Essanay, $1250 a week, plus $10,000 signing bonus

1916-17: Mutual, $10,000 a week, plus $150,000 signing bonus

1917: First National, million dollar deal

1919: Founded United Artists with MaryPickford, DouglasFairbanks? and DwGriffith

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