A celebrity across the globe, the British actor Charlie Chaplin lived a good amount of his time in the United States of America. Like many in Hollywood at the time, he was accused of being a member of the Communist Party. Unlike other actors, the United States had the power to prevent him from returning to America since he was English. While they had very little evidence and would most likely lose to Chaplin in court, he did not attempt to return afterwards. He settled in Switzerland where he lived until he died. He did return to America in 1972 to accept an honorary Oscar at the Academy Awards a good while after his reputation in America was much better than when he left.