Born on July 31st, 1944
From Santa Monica, California
Re-creation of the life of comic genius Charlie Chaplin, from his humble beginnings in south London through his early days in British vaudeville, his silent movie career in America and his late masterpieces. His turbulent personal life saw four marriages and an enforced exile from the US - though he returned to receive an honorary Oscar in 1972.
Carroll Barber (Keith Carradine) is a noncommittal, independently wealthy musician who spends his time drifting about Los Angeles from bed to bed. Carroll jumps in and out of relationships with Ann Goode (Sally Kellerman), a real estate agent, and Nona Bruce (Lauren Hutton), the mistress of his father, to name a few. Also in Carroll's orbit is restless housewife Karen Hood (Geraldine Chaplin) and her husband, Ken (Harvey Keitel), an executive who works with the senior Barber.
In this acclaimed Robert Altman drama, the lives of numerous people in the Tennessee capital intersect in unpredictable ways. Delbert Reese (Ned Beatty) is a lawyer and political organizer who is having difficulties in his marriage to Linnea (Lily Tomlin), a gospel vocalist. Other performers heavily featured in this renowned ensemble production include country singers Barbara Jean (Ronee Blakley) and Connie White (Karen Black), who are rivals in the city's thriving music scene.