This film biography follows Charlie Chaplin's ride to fame and controversy. After moving to the United States with Karno's Theatre Group, he is hired by Mack Sennett to star in his comedy pictures in the newly created median of film. Soon, he builds his own studio and starts to direct, write, produce, and score his own pictures. Later, Chaplin has many relationships and marriages to younger girls and the FBI ends up keeping a file on him and calling him an activist. This film features an all-star cast that features many popular actors playing many classic Hollywood legends. Kevin Kline plays United Artists partner Douglas Fairbanks, Dan Aykroyd plays Mack Sennett, and Paul Rhys plays Sydney Chaplin.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Estefan Ellison
Venerable British actor and director Richard Attenborough released this bio-pic of a more distinguished actor-director in 1992. It tells the story of Chaplin's humble origins and the rest of his troubled and controversial life, with perhaps more emphasis on his tumultuous sex life and taste for underage girls than on his film work. Downey captures the star's look and defiant spirit (an amazing performance, especially given Downey's spiraling drug habit at the time). Aside from the names above, the huge star cast includes James Woods, Nancy Travis, Penelope Ann Miller, and David Duchovny.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus