A work of passion, the movie was produced and directed by Richard 'Dickie' Attenborough and stars Robert Downey Jr. as Chaplin and features co-stars, Marisa Tomei, Dan Ackroyd, Ann Miller and Kevin Kline with Chaplin's daughter, Geraldine, playing the role of her own paternal grandmother.
Chaplin was nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Actor, Best Original Score and Best Art Direction. Robert Downey Jr's incredibly nuanced performance won universal acclaim, and he was nominated for Best Actor at The Academy Awards, The BAFTA Awards and The Golden Globe Awards. He would finally win at BAFTA much to the delight of the assembled audience.
Fun Fact: Charlie Chaplin was the first actor ever to appear in Time Magazine (6th July 1925).