Chaplin

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Chaplin is a 1992 biographical film which tells the life story of Charles Chaplin. It stars Robert Downey Jr., Dan Aykroyd, Geraldine Chaplin, Anthony Hopkins, Milla Jovovich, Moira Kelly, Kevin Kline, Diane Lane, Penelope Ann Miller, Paul Rhys, Marisa Tomei, Nancy Travis, James Woods and John Thaw. Geraldine Chaplin plays her own grandmother.

The movie was adapted by Diana Hawkins, William Boyd, Bryan Forbes and William Goldman from the books My Autobiography by Charles Chaplin and Chaplin: His Life and Art by David Robinson. It was directed by Richard Attenborough.

It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Robert Downey Jr.), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration and Best Music, Original Score.

Although the film was criticized for taking dramatic licence with some respects of Chaplin's life, Downey's uncanny performance as Chaplin won almost universal acclaim. Attenborough was so confident in Downey's performance that he actually allowed footage of the real Chaplin to be used at the end of the film.

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