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.

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  1. William Boyd


  2. Bryan Forbes


  3. Richard Attenborough


  4. William Goldman


Top Billed Cast

  1. Robert Downey Jr.

    Robert Downey Jr.

    Charles Spencer Chaplin

  2. Geraldine Chaplin

    Geraldine Chaplin

    Hannah Chaplin

  3. Paul Rhys

    Paul Rhys

    Sydney Chaplin

  4. John Thaw

    John Thaw

    Fred Karno

  5. Moira Kelly

    Moira Kelly

    Hetty Kelly / Oona O'Neill Chaplin

  6. Anthony Hopkins

    Anthony Hopkins

    George Hayden

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 23m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • December 18, 1992
    PG-13, Theatrical



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