British actor and comedian
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About John Cleese
John Cleese is a British actor and comedian. He is best known for co-founding the comedy troupe Monty Python and co-creating the TV show "Monty Python's Flying Circus".
Films: "And Now for Something Completely Different", "Monty Python and the Holy Grail", "Life of Brian", "The Meaning of Life", "Fierce Creatures", "A Fish Called Wanda", "Harry Potter" films (2).
TV: "Monty Python's Flying Circus".
He is the founder of the "Video Arts" production company. He is regarded as one of the best British comedians of all time.
He has been nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, 6 Baftas (2 wins) and 4 Emmy Awards (1 win).
His Personal Life
He has been married 4 times and he has 2 daughters.
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Famous quotes by John Cleese
He who laughs most, learns best.John Cleese
I can't tell you how scary it can be walking onto a movie and suddenly joining this family, it's like going to somebody else's Christmas dinner, everyone knows everyone, and you're there and you're not quite sure what you're supposed to be doing.John Cleese
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.John Cleese
I had a very, very difficult relationship with my mother, who was supremely self-centred. She was hilariously self-centred. She did not really take interest in anything that didn't immediately affect her.John Cleese
I just think that sometimes we hang onto people or relationships long after they've ceased to be of any use to either of you. I'm always meeting new people, and my list of friends seems to change quite a bit.John Cleese
I think that money spoils most things, once it becomes the primary motivating force.John Cleese
I want to write a book which is the history of comedy.John Cleese
I was always a sports nut but I've lost interest now in whether one bunch of mercenaries in north London is going to beat another bunch of mercenaries from west London.John Cleese
I was very sad to hear of the death of Ronnie Barker, who was such a warm, friendly and encouraging presence to have when I started in television. He was also a great comic actor to learn from.John Cleese
If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?John Cleese
If I can get you to laugh with me, you like me better, which makes you more open to my ideas. And if I can persuade you to laugh at the particular point I make, by laughing at it you acknowledge its truth.John Cleese
Michael Palin decided to give up on his considerable comedy talents to make those dreadfully tedious travel shows. Have you ever tried to watch one?John Cleese
My compulsion to always be working has become less strong and my current business is purely down to this enormous alimony. If I wasn't doing this I'd be making documentaries about wildlife and other subjects that interest me.John Cleese
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.John Cleese
John Cleese's Popularity
John Cleese is a famous British actor and comedian, who was born on October 27, 1939. As a person born on this date, John Cleese is listed in our database as the 9th most popular celebrity for the day (October 27) and the 9th most popular for the year (1939).
People born on October 27 fall under the Zodiac sign of Scorpio, the Scorpion. John Cleese is the 206th most popular Scorpio.
Aside from information specific to John Cleese's birthday, John Cleese is the 51st most famous British and ranks 1st in famous people born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England, UK.
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