Chaplin (Film)

Chaplin is a British- American- French-Italian film biography of Richard Attenborough in 1992 Screenplay based on the book Chaplin: . His Life and Art ( Chaplin. His life, his Art) by David Robinson and published in 1964 autobiography by Charles Chaplin. The main role was played by Robert Downey Jr..


The aged Charlie Chaplin lived in Switzerland and worked with his publisher, George Hayden his autobiography. George Hayden fall on inaccuracies and calls Chaplin on to tell him exactly how his life has gone. The talks between Chaplin and Hayden form the framework for action in chronological telling episodes from the life of Chaplin during the movie.

Chaplin talks about how he first occurs at the age of five years on the stage, failed as his mother's voice. With his mother and his older brother Sydney, he grows up in poverty in London. His father died of the consequences of alcohol abuse. His brother gives him Fred Karno's vaudeville performances in where it is successful. Later Chaplin travels to America, where he makes a career in the film comedy directed by Mack Sennett. His performances as " Tramp" are popular, and, he quickly established as a director and actor himself constantly. Chaplin is still before his 30th birthday millionaire. Along with Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford in 1919, he founded the United Artists.

His art is highly praised, but his political views bring him into conflict with the later FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Chaplin married the youthful Mildred Harris, from whom he is divorced a short time later. As the lawyer of his ex-wife wants to seize the almost finished movie The Kid as an asset, Chaplin and his friends cut him hiding in a provincial town. They are discovered and flee from the police, which is shown in the convention of slapstick movies.

Here are more movies, affairs and marriages, holding of which only the last one with Oona O'Neill long. When he traveled to England in 1952, his return to the U.S. is denied. Chaplin moved to Switzerland in 1972, and must return to the awarding of the Oscars in the United States. In the last scene he is preparing for the acceptance speech and looks at the cut-outs of his old films to be shown to the guests.


The lexicon of the International film described the film as " love of detail [n ], superbly photographed [n ] Bilderbogen illuminating addition to the numerous scandalous love affairs of the comedian and his upright stance in a political reactionary America. The absence of strong Emotionalisierungen provides a certain distance from the events, but the pleasure of loving and particularly in the lead role brilliantly interpreted homage does not diminish. "


The film was nominated in 1993 for an Academy Award in three categories: Robert Downey Jr. as Best Actor, John Barry for Best Original Score and Stuart Craig and Chris A. Butler for Best Production Design. Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin and John Barry were nominated in 1993 for a Golden Globe Award.

Robert Downey Jr. won the 1993 BAFTA Award. John Mollo and Ellen Mirojnick for the costumes, Wally Schneiderman, Jill and John Rockow Caglione Jr for the Make- Up and Stuart Craig for Best Production Design were nominated for the same price.

Sven Nykvist was nominated in 1992 for the British Society of Cinematographers Award. Robert Downey Jr. won the 1993 London Critics Circle Film Award. Richard Attenborough was nominated in 1993 for a price of the Moscow International Film Festival and an award for the Portuguese Festival Internacional de Cinema do Porto. Mike Fenton was nominated in 1993 for the Casting Society of America Award.


Filming took place in California, England - especially at various locations in London - and in Vevey, Switzerland. The film played in U.S. cinemas a about 9.5 million U.S. dollars and 1.8 million pounds sterling in British cinemas.

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