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Chaplin (1992)

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

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David Robinson (book), Charles Chaplin (book) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Downey Jr. ... Charles Spencer Chaplin
Geraldine Chaplin ... Hannah Chaplin
Paul Rhys ... Sydney Chaplin
John Thaw ... Fred Karno
Moira Kelly ... Hetty Kelly / Oona O'Neill Chaplin
Anthony Hopkins ... George Hayden
Dan Aykroyd ... Mack Sennett
Marisa Tomei ... Mabel Normand
Penelope Ann Miller ... Edna Purviance
Kevin Kline ... Douglas Fairbanks
Maria Pitillo ... Mary Pickford
Milla Jovovich ... Mildred Harris
Kevin Dunn ... J. Edgar Hoover
Deborah Moore ... Lita Grey (as Deborah Maria Moore)
Diane Lane ... Paulette Goddard
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Storyline

The biography of Charlie 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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They tried to ruin his reputation and end his career. But no one could destroy the genius of Charlie Chaplin. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Co-producer Diana Hawkins was the one who suggested to Sir Richard Attenborough the idea of making a Charlie Chaplin biography movie, knowing that he was a fan of Chaplin. See more »

Goofs

Douglas Fairbanks opens a beer with a twist cap. It was not invented until the 1960s. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

The film ends with the final scene of The Circus (1928): Charlie Chaplin walks off into the distance. See more »

Alternate Versions

To receive a 12 certificate the original UK cinema version was cut to remove one use of 'fucking' (during Charlie's homecoming visit to a pub). Later releases were uncut and upgraded to a 15 rating. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Tropic Thunder (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

WHEN THE MOON SHINES BRIGHT ON CHARLIE CHAPLIN
Kerry Mills, Thurland Chattaway and Edward Stanning
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A nice movie to watch.
19 November 2014 | by arpia97See all my reviews

I think this movie is good reference to learning the history of film- you can see many movie stars at the time- such as Mary Pickford and Fairbanks, and I think that it is a well made movie because it did a great job in making it look really like Chaplin's life, and didn't miss out on the many historical events. It also interested me because you can see the events that happened at the time at Chaplin's perspective. The actors also did an outstanding job, especially Robert Downy Jr. who played the role of Charlie Chaplin. I think this really added up and made me be immersed in the movie all the way long! I can say this is a great movie to watch, and I recommend it, a Chaplin fan or not- you will get to love this movie.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$31,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$84,669, 27 December 1992

Gross USA:

$9,493,259

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,493,259
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Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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