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Chaplin (1992)

PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  8 January 1993 (USA)
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A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charles Chaplin.


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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »



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The biography of Charlie Chaplin, filmmaker extraordinaire. From his formative years in England to his highest successes in America, Charlie's life, work, and loves are followed. While his screen characters were extremely hilarious, the man behind "The Little Tramp" was constantly haunted by a sense of loss. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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He made the whole world laugh and cry. He will again. See more »


Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 January 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Чaплин  »

Box Office


$31,000,000 (estimated)


$9,493,259 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Contrary to what is presented in the film, Charles Chaplin actually had a child with Mildred Harris. Sadly the baby, named Norman Spencer Chaplin, died three days after birth. See more »


When Minnie Chaplin punches out the cop during the escape sequence, she is seen wearing high heels. But when walking to the car in the next shot, she can be seen wearing brown boots. See more »


[first lines]
George Hayden: Ha ha ha ha ha. Come on Charlie stop messing about, we really have to get down to it now. I just hope our friendship survives the day, that's all.
Charlie Chaplin: Ha George, don't be so melodramatic.
George Hayden: Well, it's your autobiography Charlie. And as your editor I have to tell you that parts of the manuscript are pretty vague, to say the least. I mean for instance, your mother. Now when did she first lose control? We need to know those facts.
Charlie Chaplin: It's hard to say. She could be so wonderful, on good days...
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Referenced in Home Bound (2014) See more »


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It's no Modern Times, but...

Robert Downey, Jr. gives another one of his splendid performances, Kevin Kline is perfectly cast as Fairbanks, and most of the direction is superb. However, the story hops around a few too many times, and the scenes with Anthony Hopkins are weak and obviously placed in order to clarify things to non- Chaplin fans who watch the film. Overall it is enjoyable, especially the parts when we see him creating his well- known masterpieces. Recommended especially for movie fans, and most especially for Chaplin fans.

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