John Cleese

John Cleese

actor
John Cleese is a British actor who went from being "the tall one" on Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969-74) to being a ubiquitous presence in films, television and advertising. Cleese started out in the 1960s as a member of Cambridge's comedy troupe The Footlight Society. He wrote for television and magazines, and in the late '60s co-founded the Monty Python comedy group. Cleese was especially good at portraying prim, rigid characters who seemed about to explode into insanity at any moment, a trait he exploited as Basil Fawlty, the main character of the BBC comedy series Fawlty Towers (1975-79). Always involved as an actor and writer in the Monty Python film projects (including 1975's Monty Python and the Holy Grail and 1979's Life of Brian), Cleese branched out into other films in the '80s. His biggest box office success came with the movie A Fish Called Wanda (1988), which he also co-wrote and co-produced. Since then he has appeared in many television commercials and provided his voice to animated projects including 1994's The Swan Princess and 2004's Shrek 2 (with Cameron Diaz). He also played Headless Nick in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), and took the role of "R" in the James Bond film The World is Not Enough (1999) and the role of "Q" in Die Another Day (2002). Source: who2.com 
Laughter is the best creative medicine.More John Cleese quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We all operate in two contrasting modes, which might be called open and closed. The open mode is more relaxed, more receptive, more exploratory, more democratic, more playful and more humorous. The closed mode is the tighter, more rigid, more hierarchical, more tunnel-visioned. Most people, unfortunately spend most of their time in the closed mode.More John Cleese quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Filming takes a lot out of you. It really does. It's immensely demanding, and you have to put the rest of your life in the icebox until you do your final shot.More John Cleese quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think that sometimes you do something that makes a small group of people laugh, which is all we were trying to do; we were just trying to make each other laugh.More John Cleese quotes [08/14/2008 12:08:00]
On movies, I like to involve the cast in the writing of the script. I like to have a rehearsal period, after which I do the last draft, which gives me a chance to incorporate anything the actors have come up with during the rehearsal period, so I'm very inclusive as a writer.More John Cleese quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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