There has always been something about Buster Keaton that really moved me. While I have only seen a small fraction of his work, what I have seen always spoke to my heart and it has always been my intent to see much more of his work.
About eight or nine years ago, a friend of mine asked me if I had seen Benny & Joon. The film has a wonderful cast including Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson, Aidan Quinn , Julianne Moore & Oliver Platt.
I loved this movie right from the first few moments and it immediately became one of my favorites. To me, this movie speaks volumes of the human spirit and it never fails to put a smile on my face. If you have not seen Benny & Joon, you have missed a great movie and I highly recommend that you track it down and watch it.
In the following video clip, Johnny Depp does an amazing Buster Keaton impression. I could watch this over and over. I hope it puts a smile on your face!
Here is a higher resolution version though it is often slow to load
and is missing 35 seconds at the end of the clip.
Buster Keaton Thumbnail – Public Domain