Geraldine Chaplin
Actress
Geraldine Chaplin
Geraldine Leigh Chaplin is a British-American actress and the daughter of Charlie Chaplin. She came to prominence for her Golden Globe-nominated role of Tonya in David Lean's Doctor Zhivago (1965). She received her second Golden Globe nomination for Robert Altman's Nashville (1975). She also appeared in his other pictures, Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976) and A Wedding (1978).
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Lost Causes: 16 Great Performances From 2015 That Have No Prayer of Winning an Award
Huffington Post - about 1 year
December has dawned and with it have come the lists. Site & Sound kicked it off with their Best Films (International Division), and then the Independent Spirit nominees followed, and then the National Board of Review, and then, and then, and then. Soon, we will all be comparing notes and arguing and raising or lowering our opinions of friends and colleagues based on how much their opinions coincide with our own. Well, call me old fashioned, but I believe in waiting until the end of the year to write my year-end list. But, fish gotta swim and birds gotta fly, and film bloggers gotta tell you over and over again how great their favorites are til you cry. (That rhymes provided you say it fast enough.) So, as a place holder until December gives way to January, I have compiled a list of 16 stand-out performances from 2015. None of these have a prayer of getting a sniff of an Oscar Nomination. They come from the obscure or the maligned or the generally overlooked and undervalued. In ...
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Chanel pays homage to Roman cinema and Parisian style in Paris-Rome 2015/16 "Métiers d'art" collection
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Chanel put on a dramatic display in Rome Tuesday night, using the legendary Italian film studio Cinecittà as the background for the unveiling of its Paris-Rome 2015/16 "Métiers d'art" pre-fall collection. It was a star-studded affair all round, with designer Karl Lagerfeld using the opportunity to debut a movie of his own -- the short film "Once and Forever," starring Hollywood starlet Kristen Stewart and Geraldine Chaplin . The runway itself was a movie-theater-worthy black and white cinema reconstruction of the City of Light.
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Love doesn't come without entanglements in 'Sand Dollars'
LATimes - over 1 year
An older French woman finds love with a much younger woman on the beaches of the Dominican Republic in "Sand Dollars." Anne (Geraldine Chaplin) knows that her young Dominican paramour, Noelí (Yanet Mojica), is squired about by a boyfriend type on a moped, but Anne is too caught up in their easy...
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Review: ‘Sand Dollars,’ Unrequited Love in the Dominican Republic
NYTimes - over 1 year
Geraldine Chaplin falls for a much younger woman while on a Caribbean vacation.
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Geraldine Chaplin, figura emblemática del séptimo arte
CNN - almost 2 years
La actriz Geraldine Chaplin, hija de Charles Chaplin, recuerda a su padre, sus inicios en el cine y presenta su más reciente película "Sand Dollars".
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Chanel takes us to the set of Karl Lagerfeld's 'The Return'
Yahoo News - about 3 years
The haute couture and cosmetics brand has released the second teaser for its much-anticipated short film "The Return," written and directed by Chanel's creative director Karl Lagerfeld. This second teaser takes us behind the scenes of "The Return" for an interview with actress Géraldine Chaplin, who stars in the film as Coco Chanel. Exploring one part of Gabrielle Coco Chanel's life and career, this short film of around 30 minutes will premiere on December 10 at the opening of Chanel's Métiers d'Art 2013/14 fashion show in Dallas. Karl Lagerfeld's film focuses on Coco Chanel's return to the fashion world, including the reopening of her couture workshop in Paris in 1954, and explores the legendary couturiere's special ties to the United States.
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Coco Chanel comes to life in Karl Lagerfeld's 'The Return'
Yahoo News - over 3 years
The couture brand revealed a teaser for its short film "The Return," written and directed by Chanel's creative director Karl Lagerfeld. In around half an hour, this short film depicts episodes from the life and career of Gabrielle Chanel, aka Coco, portrayed by British-American actress Geraldine Chaplin. "The Return" focuses primarily on Coco Chanel's return to the fashion scene, and on the reopening of her couture house in Paris in 1954. Karl Lagerfeld also hopes to underscore the designer's relationship with American culture.
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Andrea R. Vaucher: International Film Festival Fare Dazzles Panama Audiences
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
For most of the year, Panamanian moviegoers are served a repetitious banquet of American blockbusters, which, nonetheless, the 3.5 million people in this tiny Central American country -- it takes 45 minutes to drive from the Pacific to the Atlantic -- fervently devour. Last year, more than 4.7 million movie tickets were sold, in venues that run the gamut from makeshift theaters kipped out with folding chairs and vintage projectors to multiplexes with digital sound and stadium seating. Panama is second only to Mexico in the number of cinema admissions per capita in Central and South America. Given the enthusiasm for film here, it seems a no-brainer that when the founders of the wildly successful Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) retired to Panama City, they'd start a festival in their new hometown. Wisely, they chose the brilliant Diana Sanchez, TIFF's international programmer, to curate the films for the Panama Fest and handed the administrative reins to U.S.-educat ...
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John Farr: Dressing Up: The 10 Best Period Costume Movies
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
One of the singular joys of living in New York City is The Metropolitan Museum of Art, conveniently situated right across the Park from us. I was reminded of this on Wednesday when I attended their "Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity" exhibition. Combining artwork and costumes, it showed how the finest French impressionist painters of the late-19th century were celebrating Paris as the epicenter of style and fashion in their work, by painting not just glorious gardens and vistas, but the colorful, elaborate outfits worn by the city's most prominent women. Admittedly, I'm a sucker for the Impressionists. Were I Bill Gates, I'd be snapping up any Monet or Renoir I could lay my hands on. And though you won't see me at any "Fashion Week" events, I also love and revere timeless fashion and style, by which I mean: a) Clean styles, cuts and color sense that worked in 1930, and will work in 2030. b) Fashions from the past -- say, two centuries (I'm less inter ...
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Stanley Kauffmann on Films: Other Ways
The New Republic - over 4 years
All Together Holy Motors Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters   A NEW FRENCH FILM called All Together is precisely the sort of picture that many have been missing from Hollywood. It was made in studios or outdoors, not in a laboratory. Its chief concern is people, not technical novelty like swollen versions of comic-book clichés. It is not therefore a masterpiece necessarily: it joins a line of main American and other countries’ films (possibly because other countries could not quite afford the monsters). All Together was written and directed by Stéphane Robelin with a healthy sense of how entertainments are made and with a good share of the French regard for aging actors, female especially. They seem to delight in the fact that the players have been precious to them for so long. In this case the two principal women, Jane Fonda and Geraldine Chaplin, are American, but they are both veterans of French film. The three principal men, Guy Bedos, Claude Rich, and Pierre Richard, ha ...
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WATCH: Salma Hayek Strips In 'Americano'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
"Americano," a tense new drama from writer/director/actor Mathieu Demy, centers on a Parisian real estate agent (Demy) who ends up going to Mexico to trace his roots after his mother dies. Geraldine Chaplin also stars, and though reviews of "Americano" describe it as an almost "academic" exercise, it is Salma Hayek's role that is the the real talking point. Hayek plays a Tijuana stripper and prostitute who was once friends with Demy's character's late mother. (Or was she?) This isn't the first time Hayek has played a stripper: She also starred as a dancer in "Dogma" and "From Dusk Till Dawn." Demy's film is also a tribute to the work of his very famous parents, filmmakers Agnes Varda and Jacques Demy. Check the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments. For more info and an in-depth review of the film, head over to The Hollywood Reporter. "Americano" hits theaters June 15.
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The Monk: Vincent Cassel makes a brilliant villain as the sinning holy man
The Periscope Post - almost 5 years
Vincent Cassel as the reprobate monk in Le Moine. After recent star turns as an anti-hero robber-cum-terrorist in the eponymous Mesrine, as well as the bullying ballet choreographer in Black Swan, French actor Vincent Cassel’s sleepy eyes and irascible smirk have come to define a specific kind of menacing passion — as well as a passionate menace. In The Monk (Le Moine), directed by Dominic Moll, Cassel is perfectly cast as one of literature’s most despicable villains: the lapsed and murderous Capucino Ambrosio, from Matthew Lewis’s scandalising 18th century gothic novel. Cassel inhabits (and notoriously de-habits) Ambrosio with all the hypocritical piety and depravity befitting a character whose antics outraged even liberal literati and turned the book into an underground, immoral bestseller. He is a ghastly fiend of risible contradiction: Raised from birth by monks after being abandoned at the monastery, Ambrosio becomes a priest who dons a crown of thorns to deliver sermons of ...
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Free film screenings for children - CathNews India
Google News - over 5 years
The acclaimed feature film on Mother Teresa “In the Name of God's Poor” starring Geraldine Chaplin in the lead role will be the first in a series of value-based free screenings at Regent cinema. The proposal would soon take the form of “Children's
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Lima Film Festival's Top Prize Goes to First-Time Director - Hollywood Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
The jury presided by Geraldine Chaplin also gave a special jury prize to Israel Cardenas and Laura Amelia Guzman's Jean Gentil (Dominican Republic/Mexico), which also won the FIPRESCI Award. The international critic's jury added a special jury's
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Cheers & Jeers: Oona Chaplin — The Other Woman of The Hour - TV Guide
Google News - over 5 years
Her showbiz bloodlines extend to mother Geraldine Chaplin (Nashville), great grandfather Eugene O'Neill and great great grandfather, actor James O'Neill (the inspiration for Long Day's Journey Into Night). The junior Oona has played bit parts in films
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Good film, bad film: Brendan Gleeson in 'The Guard'; RiffTrax tackles 'Jack ... - MinnPost.com
Google News - over 5 years
Our leading actresses included Ellen Burstyn, Geraldine Chaplin and Lily Tomlin. A crime film might star Walter Matthau or Elliot Gould. Even actors who could have traded on their looks alone showed unexpected soulfulness, such as Sally Field,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Geraldine Chaplin
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2006
    Age 61
    In 2006 Chaplin was awarded the Gold medal by the Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España for her contribution to cinema.
    More Details Hide Details In Americano, she appeared with Salma Hayek, and featured with Jane Fonda in All Together (both 2011). She reunited with Juan Antonio Bayona for the film The Impossible (2012). For her role in the Dominican Republic film Sand Dollars (2014), she received the Best Actress Award at the Havana Film Festival.
    The second is with Chilean cinematographer Patricio Castillo whom she married in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details They have a daughter, Oona, born in 1986. In 1978 the Chaplin family were the victims of a failed extortion plot by kidnappers who had stolen the body of Charlie Chaplin. Geraldine negotiated with the kidnappers, who threatened to shoot her infant son in the knees. In addition to her home in Miami, she also lives alternately between Madrid and Switzerland. When Chaplin was eight years old, she appeared uncredited in her father's film Limelight. She attended the Royal Ballet School but, when her dream of becoming a ballet dancer ended, she followed her father into the acting profession. David Lean chose her to play Tonya, the main character's wife, in his film Doctor Zhivago, (1965) for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. In an interview to publicise the film, she explained, "Because of my name, the right doors opened."
    Her contribution to Spanish cinema culminated in her being awarded the Gold medal by the Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Geraldine Chaplin was born in Santa Monica, California, the fourth child of actor and filmmaker Charlie Chaplin. She was the first of his eight children with his fourth and last wife, Oona O'Neill. Her paternal grandparents were English singers Charles Chaplin, Sr. and Hannah Harriet Pedlingham Hill, and her maternal grandparents were Nobel- and Pulitzer-Prize-winning American playwright Eugene O'Neill and English-born writer Agnes Boulton. When Geraldine was eight years old her father took the family on vacation to Britain and Europe, but two days after the family set sail the U.S. Attorney General signed an order refusing him permission to re-enter the country. Her father moved the family to Switzerland. She attended boarding school and became fluent in French and Spanish. At 17 she refused to go to college, preferring to pursue dance instead. She studied ballet for two years in England and then danced professionally for a year in Paris. Though a good dancer, she felt she had not trained from an early enough age to excel at it. She gave up ballet. Said Chaplin "I didn't leave ballet, ballet left me." It was a great disappointment to her. She found work as a fashion model instead, and then was discovered by David Lean. However it was many years before she could bring herself to go to see the ballet.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1977
    Age 32
    In an interview with The New York Times in 1977, Chaplin cited that her career was going more successfully in Europe than in the United States.
    More Details Hide Details She complained that "I only seem to work with Altman here... I don't have any offers in this country, none. Not even an interesting script to read. The only person who ever asks me is Altman - and James Ivory." She starred in several films produced by Altman and directed by Alan Rudolph, with a BAFTA-nominated role in Welcome to L.A. (1976), in which she played a housewife addicted to cab rides. She received critical acclaim for her role in Remember My Name (1978), in which she played Anthony Perkins' murderous estranged wife. She also starred in Rudolph's 1920s set film The Moderns (1988). She has also starred in several French-language roles, including Jacques Rivette's Love on the Ground (1984) and the Alain Resnais films Life Is a Bed of Roses (1983) and I Want to Go Home (1989). In the biographical film about her father, Chaplin (1992), she played her grandmother Hannah Chaplin. For this part, she was nominated for another Golden Globe award. Following this film, she was directed by Martin Scorsese in The Age of Innocence (1993) and appeared in Franco Zeffirelli's version of Jane Eyre (1996)
  • 1976
    Age 31
    In 1976 she gave birth to their son, Shane Suara Chaplin.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1967
    Age 22
    In 1967, she made her Broadway debut in Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes.
    More Details Hide Details Her performance was praised by Clive Barnes in a review published in The New York Times. Barnes noted that Chaplin "acts with spirit and force," all the while "acting with a magnificently raw-voiced sincerity" in what was a performance of "surprising power." In the same year, she also began what would become a significant collaboration when she starred in Spanish film director Carlos Saura's psychological thriller Peppermint Frappé (1967). She later starred in (and occasionally co-wrote scripts for) later Saura films such as Ana and the Wolves (1973), Cría cuervos (1976), Elisa, vida mía (1977) and Mamá cumple cien años (1979). Cría cuervos is regarded as their finest collaboration, winning the Special Jury Prize Award at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival. Vincent Canby praised Chaplin's "superb" performance. She starred alongside Charlton Heston in the American historical film The Hawaiians (1970) and in The Three Musketeers (1974), as well as the sequel a year later, The Four Musketeers. Chaplin was cast as the obnoxious BBC reporter Opal in Robert Altman's Nashville (1975), for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She later starred in the Altman films Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976) and A Wedding (1978).
    She dated a number of men in her younger years, but has had two serious, long term relationships. The first was with Carlos Saura, the Spanish film director whom she began seeing in 1967.
    More Details Hide Details He directed her in several films during their twelve-year relationship.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1944
    Born
    Born on July 31, 1944.
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