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Also Known As: Geraldine Leigh Chaplin Died:
Born: July 31, 1944 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Santa Monica, California, USA Profession: actor, dancer

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Though she was the daughter of silent film legend Charlie Chaplin, actress Geraldine Chaplin blazed her own trail with a prominent career as a supporting actress in major films in both Hollywood and abroad. After beginning her career with a small part in her father's film "Limelight" (1952), Chaplin made her official debut as Omar Sharif's spurned wife in "Doctor Zhivago" (1965) before starting a long romantic and professional collaboration with Spanish director Carlos Suava in the late 1960s. In the following decade, she was Queen Anne in "The Three Musketeers" (1973), a role she reprised in the 1974 and 1989 sequels, and delivered a Golden Globe-nominated performance as the celebrity-obsessed BBC reporter in Robert Altman's "Nashville" (1975). From there, she collaborated several times with director Alan Rudolph on "Welcome to L.A." (1976) and "The Moderns" (1988), while playing her own mentally-disturbed grandmother in "Chaplin" (1992), starring Robert Downey, Jr. as her father. She went on to acclaimed supporting turns in Martin Scorsese's "The Age of Innocence" (1993), Jodie Foster's "Home for the Holidays" (1995) and Pedro Almodóvar's "Talk to Her" (2002), while appearing in more commercial...

Though she was the daughter of silent film legend Charlie Chaplin, actress Geraldine Chaplin blazed her own trail with a prominent career as a supporting actress in major films in both Hollywood and abroad. After beginning her career with a small part in her father's film "Limelight" (1952), Chaplin made her official debut as Omar Sharif's spurned wife in "Doctor Zhivago" (1965) before starting a long romantic and professional collaboration with Spanish director Carlos Suava in the late 1960s. In the following decade, she was Queen Anne in "The Three Musketeers" (1973), a role she reprised in the 1974 and 1989 sequels, and delivered a Golden Globe-nominated performance as the celebrity-obsessed BBC reporter in Robert Altman's "Nashville" (1975). From there, she collaborated several times with director Alan Rudolph on "Welcome to L.A." (1976) and "The Moderns" (1988), while playing her own mentally-disturbed grandmother in "Chaplin" (1992), starring Robert Downey, Jr. as her father. She went on to acclaimed supporting turns in Martin Scorsese's "The Age of Innocence" (1993), Jodie Foster's "Home for the Holidays" (1995) and Pedro Almodóvar's "Talk to Her" (2002), while appearing in more commercial Hollywood fare like "BloodRayne" (2006) and "The Wolfman" (2010), making Chaplin one of the more prolific character actors in film.

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 Broken Key, The (2016)
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 Monster Calls, A (2016)
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 Another Me (2014)
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 Panda Eyes (2013)
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 Monk, The (2012)
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 All Together (2012)
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 Impossible, The (2012)
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1951:
Made her uncredited acting debut in "Limelight," directed by her father, Charlie Chaplin
1967:
Directed by Carlos Saura in "Peppermint Frappé"
1969:
Made feature writing debut with "Honeycomb"; also starred in the film
1975:
Re-teamed with longtime companion Carlos Saura for "Cría cuervos"
1976:
Re-teamed with Robert Altman for "Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson"
1976:
Played a Valley housewife addicted to taxi rides in Alan Rudolph's "Welcome to L.A."; first collaboration with actor Keith Carradine
1977:
Played the title role in director Carlos Saura's "Elisa, vida mía"
1978:
Starred in "Remember My Name"; written and directed by Alan Rudolph and produced by Robert Altman
1978:
Joined an ensemble cast for Robert Altman's "A Wedding"
1979:
Starred in Carlos Saura's "Mamá cumple cien años"
1995:
Potrayed Aunt Glady in the Jodie Foster directed, "Home For The Holidays"
1998:
Potrayed Adeline Hulot in "Cousin Bette"
1999:
Cast in the adventure drama, "To Walk With Lions"
2000:
Portrayed Yocheved in the biblical drama, "In The Beginning"
2004:
Cast as the Ghost of Christmas Future in NBC's television musical, "A Christmas Carol"
2006:
Played a Fortune Teller in the big-screen version of the popular video game, "BloodRayne"
2007:
Co-starred in the Spanish-language horror film, "The Orphanage"
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Education

Royal Ballet School: - 1961

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companion:
Carlos Saura. Director. Had long-term relationship in the 1970s; father of Chaplin's son Shane.
companion:
Patricio Castilla. Director of photography. Together since c. 1979; born in Chile; worked together on "Prisoneros Desaparecidos" and "La Viuda de Montiel" (both 1979); brother of screenwriter Sergio Castilla.

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grandfather:
Eugene O'Neill. Playwright. Maternal grandparent; born on October 16, 1888; died on November 27, 1953; won 1936 Nobel Prize in literature.
grandmother:
Agnes Boulton. Maternal grandmother.
grandfather:
Charles Chaplin. Music hall entertainer. Born in 1863; died from alcoholism in 1901; paternal grandfather.
grandmother:
Hannah Chaplin. Music hall entertainer. Born in 1865; had breakdown after husband left; institutionalized for most of her remaining years; died in 1928; portrayed by Geraldine in the biopic "Chaplin" (1992).
father:
Charles Chaplin. Comedian, actor, director. Born on April 16, 1889; died on December 25, 1977.
mother:
Oona O'Neill. Married to Charlie Chaplin from 1943 until his death in 1977; died of pancreatic cancer on September 27, 1991.
half-brother:
Charles Chaplin Jr. Actor. Born in 1925; died in 1968; mother, Lita Grey.
half-brother:
Syndey Chaplin. Actor. Born on March 30, 1926.
brother:
Michael John Chaplin. Actor. Born on March 6, 1946.
sister:
Josephine Anna Chaplin. Actor. Born on March 28, 1949.
sister:
Victoria Agnes Chaplin. Circus performer. Born on May 19, 1951.
brother:
Eugene Chaplin. Born in 1953.
sister:
Jane Chaplin. Born in 1957.
sister:
Annette-Emilie Chaplin. Born in 1959.
brother:
Christopher Chaplin. Born in 1962.
niece:
Dolores Chaplin. Actor.
son:
Shane Saura. Born in 1974; father, Carlos Saura.
daughter:
Oona Castilla. Born c. 1986; father, Patricio Castilla.
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