Plot – The movie is about Charles Chaplin's life. Now he's an old and retired man who lives in his Swiss villa. His life is told through the interview his biographer David Robinson makes him. The movie is integrated with flash-backs and clips from his most famous movies. His mother is a variety actress and she's having her first empties of memory. With spontaneity and inventiveness, Charles covers her with funny and unscheduled sketches. Then he's surrounded by the hardships of a miserable environment. He's present at the first crisis of the woman and later he's forced to intern her. Chaplin faces the showbiz. Thanks to an extraordinary talent, he begins an amazing career. The movie illustrates even unknown backgrounds of his private life, his loves, his marital misadventures, the disappointments until the melancholy retire in Switzerland, still comforted by Oona O'Neil, the love of his life.
All actors – Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys, John Thaw, Moira Kelly, Anthony Hopkins, Dan Aykroyd, Marisa Tomei, Penelope Ann Miller, Kevin Kline, Maria Pitillo, Milla Jovovich, Kevin Dunn, Deborah Moore, Diane Lane, Nancy Travis, James Woods, Hugh Downer, Nicholas Gatt, Bill Paterson, Anthony Bowles, Bryan Coleman, Howard Lew Lewis, P.H. Moriarty, Brian Lipson, Alan Ford, Thomas Bradford, Liz Porter, Ultan Ely-O'Carroll, Marcus Eyre, Anwar Adaoui, Ben Bilson, Matthew Cartwright, Ian Covington, Adam Goodwin, Milly Gregory, Sam Holland, Josh Maguire, Daniel Sherman, Luke Strain, Frankie Sullivan, Karen Salt, Gerald Sim, Una Brandon-Jones, Audrey Leybourne, Graham Sinclair, Karen Lewis-Attenborough, Andrée Bernard, Carole Jahme, Jacqueline Leonard, Claire Perriam, Theresa Petts, David Gant, Mary Healey, Malcolm Terris, Phil Brown, Matthew Cottle, Ena Baga, David Duchovny, Mario Govoni, David Mooney, C.J. Golden, Raymond Lynch, Peter Georges, Mike Randleman, Mike Peluso, Caroline Cornell, Ann Fairlie, Paul Hayes, Dennis Vero, Francesca Buller, Nick Corello, Richard Fast, Brad Blumenthal, Yoshio Be, Peter Crook, David Totheroh, Jack Totheroh, Jack Ritschel, Heather McNair, Laura Bastianelli, Joy Claussen, Paul Bruno Grenier, Marykate Harris, Charles Howerton, Jason Logan, Renata Scott, Michael Villani, Jerry Jensen, Larry Randolph, Alan Charof, Dana Craig, Kennedy Grant, Ken Magee, Benjamin Whitrow, Edward Crangle, Stuart Richman, Mark Vegh, Caroline Guthrie, Lawrence Lambert, Robert Stephens, Tim Chaplin, Nick Edmett, David Finch, Mark Long, Tommy Wright, Leonard Kirby, Sean O'Bryan, Donald Elson, Donnie Kehr, Sky Rumph, Bradley Pierce, Richard James, William Dennis Hunt, Michael Blevins, Norbert Weisser, Vicki Frederick, Gene Wolande, Michael Adler, Iris Bath, Thomas K. Belgrey, Tom Preston, Mary Stark, Annie Waterman, Noah Lee Margetts, Rhett Smith, John Standing, Michael A. Goorjian, Michael Cade, Todd Mason Covert, Phil Forman, Charley J. Garrett, Jerry Giles, Howard Hughes, Jayson Kane, Michael Miller, John Otrin, J. Michael Patterson, Paul Sinclair, Terrence Stone, Ralph Votrian, Emma Lewisshow all
“Chaplin” Quotes 20 quotes
“- Paulette: Did you lose your other wives this way?
- Charlie Chaplin: I think so. But you'd have to ask them.”
“- George Hayden: My Charlie, you weren't even thirty. You were the most famous man in the world, with your own studio, named after you. Couldn't you just enjoy it?
- Charlie Chaplin: I can now, but couldn't then. It meant too much.”
“- Charlie Chaplin: You feel you're getting really close... but you can't make it the rest of the way. You're not good enough. You're not complete enough. And despite all your fantasies you're second rate.
- George Hayden: Charlie.
- Charlie Chaplin: Human. That's very hard.”
“- Sydney Chaplin: Nobody wants to see a movie about Adolf fucking Hitler.
- Charlie Chaplin: I do!”
“Syd, I love this country. I owe it everything. That's why I can make fun of it!”
“Democracy carries a price tag. And I just happen to think that one of the most misguided promises we ever made was inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty. One that I predict will lead this country into all kinds of trouble: Give us your poor, your huddled masses... Now we have to stop this before it goes too far. Our conception of...” (continue)(continue reading)
“Nothing quite like it. The feeling of film.”
“- Douglas Fairbanks: Charles, you're a foreigner; you're still an outsider. You've never understood this country.
- Charlie Chaplin: It's a good country underneath, Doug.
- Douglas Fairbanks: No, it's a good country on top. Underneath, that's what starts showing when we're scared.”
“The tramp can't talk. The minute he talks, he's dead.”
“To my way of thinking, motion pictures are potentially the most influential form of communication ever invented. And there's no control over them. Your message reaches everyone, everywhere.”
“If you want to understand me, watch my movies.”
“- Paulette: After a man makes love to me, he just goes wild from happiness.
- Charlie Chaplin: I am happy.
- Paulette: Then tell me when you get sad, because I don't want to be around.”
“- Charlie Chaplin: I'm auditioning for actresses who aren't actresses.
- Edna Purviance: Well, if you're on the lookout for untalented actresses who aren't actresses, then you couldn't do better than me. Worse than me.”
“- George Hayden: That's bullshit, and you know it.
- Charlie Chaplin: But the truth is so boring, George!”
“- Charlie Chaplin: Excuse me Miss, do you always eat alone?
- Edna Purviance: Only when I'm trying to make a new acquaintance.”
“I wish they'd asked me for my money.”