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Chaplin (1992)

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 & 14 nominations. See more awards »
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The biography of Charles Chaplin, filmmaker extraordinaire. From his formative years in England to his highest successes in America, Chaplin'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 »


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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$31,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$84,669, 27 December 1992, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,493,259
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In real-life, Charlie Chaplin's eyes were reportedly very strikingly blue by those who knew him, but in the movie, Robert Downey, Jr.'s are hazel. (They look dark brown at first glance, but the brighter lighting of his face in "Restoration" reveals his eyes to be hazel with green highlights.) See more »

Goofs

When Mother is serving "fish head" soup to Charlie and his brother... She empties a ladle of broth into a bowl, then in a closer view is shown a fish head in the ladle which wasn't there a second ago. See more »

Quotes

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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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Intriguing look at Chaplin's life and early Hollywood
14 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is a great example of a movie I took a chance on one rainy Sunday at a theater in Charlotte, NC., and was highly rewarded with an intriguing look at the life of an early film star set against the background of early Hollywood. I had't heard much buzz about it and didn't really know much about Charlie Chaplin. Downey is amazing in his personification of Chaplin. If you want to expand your horizons and learn a little about the inside workings of the film industry from circa World War I thru the 50's, this award-winning movie comes highly recommended.


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