In the early days of silent film, Charlie Chaplin wasn't the only star shining brightly. Buster Keaton, with his stone face and physical comedy, was a major competitor. Harold Lloyd, often recognized by his round glasses, was another, renowned for his thrill comedies. Then there was Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, who, despite his controversies, was a significant rival. Each of these figures made their own unique contributions to the world of early cinema, giving Chaplin a run for his money.