With the use of flashback, an elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, who urges him to be more vulnerable and emotionally honest with his memoirs while journeying through his poverty-stricken childhood, closest friendships, many marriages, merciless pursuit by J. Edgar Hoover, and ingenious invention of The Little Tramp. Highlighted works such as The Gold Rush and The Great Dictator illustrate significant turning points in Chaplin’s prolific filmography. Also treated is Chaplin’s exile from America and his eventual return to receive an honourary Academy Award in 1972.
A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charles Chaplin.
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 <[email protected]>
|Tagline:||Everyone has a wild side. Even a legend.|
|Cast:||Anthony Hopkins, Dan Aykroyd, David Duchovny, Deborah Moore, Diane Lane, Geraldine Chaplin, James Woods, John Thaw, Kevin Dunn, Kevin Kline, Maria Pitillo, Marisa Tomei, Matthew Cottle, Michael Cade, Milla Jovovich, Moira Kelly, Nancy Travis, P.H. Moriarty, Paul Rhys, Penelope Ann Miller, Robert Downey Jr.|
|Director:||Nikki Clapp, Richard Attenborough|
|Country:||France, Italy, United Kingdom, USA|