Geraldine Chaplin is a very special actress for a number of reasons. Not only is she a very bright talent in her own light, but she is also one of the eight children, whose famous father was no other than the English comic actor and filmmaker that did become world renowned during the silent film era. Charlie Chaplin became known for his silent screen persona called the "Tramp" and he was considered to be one of the most important of all figures in the film industry. So, with this said, it is very easy to see why Geraldine Leigh Chaplin got into show business. She was just carrying on the acting legacy of the legendary Chaplins.
The first movie role that brought her lots of real prominence, as well as, a Golden Globe Award was for her role of Tonya in David Lean's movie Dr. Zhivago in 1965. She got a second Golden Globe nomination in 1975 for her role in the motion picture of Robert Altman's called Nashville. She has also appeared in a string of other movie roles in Buffalo Bill and the Indians, A Wedding, Remember My Name, amid some of the many that is on her acting resume.
Geraldine Chaplin has also contributed her acting talents to the French and Spanish cinema, as well, and some of the movies do include, Life Is A Bed of Roses by Alan Resnais. This movie was a comedy and was made in 1983. Another of the movie titles in this area is Ana and The Wolves by Carlos Saura in 1973. Due to all that she gave to Spanish cinema for years, Ms. Chaplin was awarded a gold medal by the Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences in 2006.
Geraldine Chaplin is still going strong and making movies. Some of her most recent roles have been in the movie called The Orphanage in 2007 and The Wolfman in 2010. She is truly a bright star in her own right and a source of immense pride for the Chaplin acting family.