Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin are two of the most iconic figures in film history. Both of them were comedic geniuses and shaped the silent era of films. However, some people argue that Keaton was a greater filmmaker than Chaplin. Keaton was known for his physical stunts and his ability to create absurd situations, while Chaplin was more focused on the emotional and sentimental aspects of his films. Keaton's films also had more emphasis on visual gags and stunts, while Chaplin's films had more focus on narrative and characterization. Ultimately, both filmmakers have had a lasting impact on cinema and it is hard to definitively state who was a greater filmmaker.