We have an exclusive special feature clip from the upcoming DVD release, Chaplin: 15th Anniversary Edition, which hits the DVD shelves on October 14. Click below to see director Richard Attenborough talking about how Robert Downey Jr. won the role that would later earn him an Oscar nomination.
Partly based on Charlie Chaplin's My Autobiography, this humorous and dramatic biopic features an all-star cast including Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr., Dan Aykroyd, Anthony Hopkins, Kevin Kline, Diane Lane, and Chaplin's real-life daughter, Geraldine Chaplin, who portrays his mentally ill mother. With the use of flashback, an elderly Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor (Hopkins), 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 (Kevin Dunn), and ingenious invention of "The Little Tramp." Highlighted works such as The Gold Rush (1925) and The Great Dictator (1940) illustrate significant turning points in Chaplin's prolific filmography. Director Richard Attenborough's film also explores the circumstances surrounding Chaplin's exile from America and his eventual return to receive an honorary Academy Award.
- "All At Sea" home movie of Charlie Chaplin vacationing in Catalina, CA
- "Strolling into the Sunset" Featurette with Director Richard Attenborough
- "Chaplin the Hero" featurette on Chaplin's contributions to film
- "The Most Famous Man in the World" Featurette on Chaplin's status as a pop icon
- Theatrical Trailer