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 
I think humor is incredibly positive, I think it is life advancing. There's medical research to show that it improves your antibodies. It's all about sense and perspective.More John Cleese quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He who laughs most, learns best.More John Cleese quotes [08/14/2008 12:08:00]
If you are leaping a ravine, the moment of takeoff is a bad time for considering alternative strategies... Do it in the 'closed' mode. But the moment the action is over, try to return to the 'open' mode... because in that mode we are the most aware, most receptive, most creative, and therefore at our most intelligent.More John Cleese quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But then acting is all about faking. We're all very good at faking things that we have no competence with.More John Cleese quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The open mode is a mood in which curiosity for its own sake can operate, because we're not under pressure to get a specific thing done properly. We can play.More John Cleese quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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