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Geraldine Chaplin

The daughter of Charlie Chaplin and Oona O'Neill, she came to international prominence as Tonya in David Lean's epic Doctor Zhivago. Since her film debut in the early 1960's she has proved to be a reliable character actress, appearing in a diverse array of films, including The Three Musketeers, Nashville, Elisa Vida Mía, Welcome to L.A., White Mischief, The Age of Innocence, and Talk to Her.

On television, she most recently appeared as Wallis Simpson in The Crown.

Now, as her 80th birthday approaches later this July, I thought it would be fun to discuss the actress Geraldine Chaplin.

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by Anonymousreply 37July 10, 2024 2:43 PM

She is hard to classify. On one hand she is acting royalty, but in the other she is not where an actress of her talent should be.

by Anonymousreply 1July 8, 2024 6:51 PM

What a face! She is great

by Anonymousreply 2July 8, 2024 6:52 PM

When she was born, her father was 55 and her mother was 19.

by Anonymousreply 3July 8, 2024 6:54 PM

Everyone talks about Julie Christie or Catherine Deneuve, but Geraldine Chaplin was one of the most naturally beautiful women of the 1960's.

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by Anonymousreply 4July 8, 2024 6:55 PM

nepo baby

by Anonymousreply 5July 8, 2024 6:59 PM

R5 Yeah but she's had steady work, no?

by Anonymousreply 6July 8, 2024 7:25 PM

Age has not been kind to her.

by Anonymousreply 7July 8, 2024 7:28 PM

[quote]Age has not been kind to her.

Who *is* it kind to, r7?

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by Anonymousreply 8July 8, 2024 7:32 PM

R7 I think she has aged naturally

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by Anonymousreply 9July 8, 2024 7:40 PM

Thank you, R4. She and Julie Christie were perfectly cast in "Doctor Zhivago." Both were beautiful women with Chaplin representing demure innocence and Christie raw sexuality.

Loved her in "The Crown." Hope one day we'll get a biography of the Queen Mother that reveals how she really felt about Mrs. Simpson.

by Anonymousreply 10July 8, 2024 7:44 PM

She IS Geraldine Chaplin!

by Anonymousreply 11July 8, 2024 7:50 PM

You may find this closed thread from 2021 of interest.

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by Anonymousreply 12July 8, 2024 7:51 PM

R12 thank you!

by Anonymousreply 13July 8, 2024 7:56 PM

Any gossip?

by Anonymousreply 14July 8, 2024 10:20 PM

The 1978 Alan Rudolph gem has been recently been released. Chaplin is superb is a noirish femme fatale. It's also fascinating to watch because Tony Perkins and his wife Berry Berenson play a married couple. Berenson wasn't much of an actress, but as a wife kept constantly unbalanced by a husband who may or may not be that into her, is perfect casting. It can be seen on Tubi and Roku.

by Anonymousreply 15July 8, 2024 10:28 PM

R11 damn you, you beat me to it!

by Anonymousreply 16July 8, 2024 10:35 PM

The family's lovely villa above Vevey.

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by Anonymousreply 17July 8, 2024 10:36 PM

She is rich, so it doesn't matter

by Anonymousreply 18July 8, 2024 10:52 PM

Papa was a pedo. Bet he tramped into her nursery when she was 12.

by Anonymousreply 19July 8, 2024 11:06 PM

She was in the Merchant Ivory film Roseland.

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by Anonymousreply 20July 9, 2024 3:57 AM

Geraldine Chaplin played Alice in a version of Henry V for The Hollow Crown adaptations. Eric Porter was in stage productions of Henry V.

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by Anonymousreply 21July 9, 2024 4:10 AM

I thought she was homely at first but she’s grown on me.

by Anonymousreply 22July 9, 2024 7:50 AM

I watched Home for the Holidays last night, and she was hilarious!

by Anonymousreply 23July 9, 2024 3:20 PM

I liked her in The Mirror Crack'd with Elizabeth Taylor, Kim Novak, Rock Hudson, Tony Curtis, Charles Gray, Edward Fox, and Angela Lansbury

by Anonymousreply 24July 9, 2024 4:52 PM

She played her grandmother in Chaplin.

by Anonymousreply 25July 9, 2024 5:31 PM

She’s worked steadily for nearly sixty years, but mainly in European films. I thought was she great as the older Wallis Simpson in The Crown

by Anonymousreply 26July 9, 2024 5:33 PM





by Anonymousreply 27July 9, 2024 5:33 PM


"O cars!--what are you trying to tell me?" hahahaha

by Anonymousreply 28July 9, 2024 5:49 PM

She had a delicate, ethereal beauty. She's been scrawny.all her life hence the shriveled apple look she sports today. But I admire her authenticity and natural aging.

by Anonymousreply 29July 9, 2024 7:58 PM

Perfect for Altman movies.

by Anonymousreply 30July 9, 2024 8:34 PM

She is so wonderful in this. A truly fine actress. Underrated.

All through this short film she is shot in extreme closeup.

What would you rather look at, her natural visage or some 75 year old trying to look 30?

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by Anonymousreply 31July 9, 2024 8:45 PM

I did like her in the 70's Noir mentioned upthread, altho I forget the name, where she basically was a stalker. Stumbled upon it on late nite. Quite a good watch.

by Anonymousreply 32July 10, 2024 1:54 AM

[quote] I did like her in the 70's Noir mentioned upthread, altho I forget the name

You can’t remember its name?

by Anonymousreply 33July 10, 2024 2:05 AM

R33 it's this one. I looked it up for you. Very entertaining film.

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by Anonymousreply 34July 10, 2024 2:18 AM

Her eyes remind me of Bjork.

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by Anonymousreply 35July 10, 2024 2:26 AM

[quote] it's this one. I looked it up for you

I know what its title is, hence my question “You can’t remember its name?”

by Anonymousreply 36July 10, 2024 3:40 AM

Well, she looks like a scarecrow now

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