Chaplin Movie Review 1992

Information and Film Reviews for Chaplin the Movie

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The life and career of "The Little Tramp" is chronicled by director Attenborough and brilliantly portrayed by Downey, Jr, as Chaplin. A flashback format traces his life from its poverty-stricken Dickensian origins in the London slums through his directing and acting career, to his honorary Oscar in 1972. Slow-moving at parts, but captures Chaplin's devotion to his art and also his penchant towards jailbait. In a clever casting choice, Chaplin's own daughter from his fourth marriage to Oona O'Neill, Geraldine Chaplin, plays her own grandmother who goes mad.

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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 135 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Biopics: Showbiz, Behind the Scenes
Screenplay
Bryan Forbes, William Boyd, William Goldman
Cast
Robert Downey, Dan Aykroyd, Geraldine Chaplin, Kevin Dunn, Anthony Hopkins, Milla Jovovich, Moira Kelly, Kevin Kline, Diane Lane, Penelope Ann Miller, Paul Rhys, John Thaw, Marisa Tomei, Nancy Travis, James Woods, David Duchovny, Deborah Maria Moore, Bill Paterson, John Standing, Robert Stephens, Peter Crook
Cinematography
Sven Nykvist
Director
Richard Attenborough
Music
John Barry
Producer
Richard Attenborough, Mario Kassar, Tri-Star Pictures

Awards

British Acad. 1992: Actor (Downey).

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