Chaplin

Chaplin

"Everyone has a wild side. Even a legend."
  • PG-13
  • 1992
  • 2 min
  • 7.6  (53,364)
  • 47

Near the end of his life, an elderly Charlie Chaplin (Robert Downey, Jr.) recounts the major events of his legendary Hollywood career to the editor of his autobiography (Anthony Hopkins). Told in flashbacks, Chaplin's tale begins with his hardscrabble childhood performing in the music halls of Victorian London, and continues with his arrival as a penniless young man in America. Using his superb comedic timing and perfectionist work ethic, Chaplin soon becomes the most celebrated silent film actor and director in the world, creating such classics as "The Kid," "City Lights" and "The Great Dictator," which took on Adolf Hitler. Directed by Richard Attenborough, this film is based largely on Chaplin's memoirs and covers the slapstick comedian's turbulent romantic history with four wives, his professional partnership with Mack Sennett (Dan Ackroyd), his friendship with Douglas Fairbanks (Kevin Kline) and his 1950's exile to Switzerland following a smear campaign by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.

Chaplin
Chaplin
Chaplin

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Description
Near the end of his life, an elderly Charlie Chaplin (Robert Downey, Jr.) recounts the major events of his legendary Hollywood career to the editor of his autobiography (Anthony Hopkins). Told in flashbacks, Chaplin's tale begins with his hardscrabble childhood performing in the music halls of Victorian London, and continues with his arrival as a penniless young man in America.

Using his superb comedic timing and perfectionist work ethic, Chaplin soon becomes the most celebrated silent film actor and director in the world, creating such classics as "The Kid," "City Lights" and "The Great Dictator," which took on Adolf Hitler.

Directed by Richard Attenborough, this film is based largely on Chaplin's memoirs and covers the slapstick comedian's turbulent romantic history with four wives, his professional partnership with Mack Sennett (Dan Ackroyd), his friendship with Douglas Fairbanks (Kevin Kline) and his 1950's exile to Switzerland following a smear campaign by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.

Chaplin is a 1992 drama with a runtime of 2 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.6 and a MetaScore of 47.

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  • Release Date
    1992
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    2 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (53,364)
  • Metascore
    47