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Chaplin (1992)

A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charlie Chaplin.

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 14 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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Everyone has a wild side. Even a legend. See more »


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

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8 January 1993 (USA)  »

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Чaплин  »

Box Office

Budget:

$31,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$84,669 (USA) (27 December 1992)

Gross:

$9,493,259 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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George Hayden (Sir Anthony Hopkins) is the only principal character in the film who is fictional. See more »

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When Charlie is shown at the 1972 Oscars near the end of the movie, he is showed being brought to the podium in the wheelchair and then standing at the podium as the movie clips played. In the actual awards ceremony, Charlie walked out to the podium under his own power after the clips ended. See more »

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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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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.18 (2009) 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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