Chaplin (1992) is a drama directed by Richard Attenborough about actor, director and composer Charlie Chaplin (Robert Downey Jr.), the creator of The Little Tramp, an iconic character that gained world-wide acclaim during the silent movie era.
“We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.”
– Jim Rohn
Charlie Chaplin: “It was the knowledge that if you did what I did for a living, if you were a clown, and you had a passion to tell a particular kind of story, something beyond, but you only had the one chance to get it right, and I never did. One never does, ah, but you know that. That’s not the problem. It’s when you feel you’re getting really close, but you can’t make it the rest of the way. You’re not good enough. You’re not complete enough. And despite all your fantasies, you’re second-rate. Human. That’s very hard. At the end of the day, you’re not judged by what you didn’t do, but what you did. I didn’t change things. I just, HE just cheered people up. Not bad, that.”
- Life Lessons from Charlie Chaplin (medium.com)