McSweeney's lists Ways in Which the Disinterred Corpse of Silent-Film Actor Lon Chaney Would Be a Better Vice President Than Dick Cheney. List is well worth reading. I'll add to it. Chaney starred in the silent film version of Phantom of the Opera that remains possibly the best movie adaption. He never conspired with people accused of traitorous acts. He was the father of wolf man Lon Chaney Jr.