PG-13 | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charles Chaplin.
To prepare for his role, Robert Downey, Jr. learned how to play the violin and tennis left-handed. He also had a personal coach in order to help him imitate Charlie Chaplin's posture and way of carrying himself.
Ha ha ha ha ha. Come on Charlie stop messing about, we really have to get down to it now. I just hope our friendship survives the day, that's all.
Charlie Chaplin: Ha George, don't be so melodramatic.
George Hayden: Well, it's your autobiography Charlie. And as your editor I have ...
Following Chaplin's 1921 trip to England, there's a scene with Charlie and his pal Doug Fairbanks (Kevin Kline) who refers to visit from "the FBI". In the 1920s what later became known as the FBI was simply called the Bureau of Investigation, an office of the Justice Department. The Bureau of Investigation was renamed "Federal Bureau of Investigation" in 1935.
$84,669 (USA) (27 December 1992)