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      John Cleese

      John Cleese

      Highest Rated: 100% Assholes: A Theory (2019)

      Lowest Rated: 5% The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)

      Birthday: Oct 27, 1939

      Birthplace: Weston-Super-Mare, England, UK

      As perhaps the most famous of the performers who starred in the irreverent comedy troupe, Monty Python, actor and comedian John Cleese reached legendary status, thanks to his deadpan delivery of ridiculous characters and limber-limbed slapstick antics. Prior to starring on "Monty Python's Flying Circus" (BBC, 1969-1974) with cast mates Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam, Cleese had established himself predominantly as a writer and occasional performer on such British series as "The Dick Emery Show" (BBC, 1963-1991) and "The Frost Report" (BBC, 1966). But with Monty Python, Cleese became an international star once the series began airing in America on PBS, which led to several films, two of which - "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (1974) and "Monty Python's Life of Brian" (1979) - became instant classics. Following the death of Chapman in 1989, Monty Python as a full unit ceased to be, though on several occasions the surviving members reunited for various stage performances. Meanwhile, after numerous supporting roles, Cleese broke through with "A Fish Called Wanda" (1988), which reintroduced him to a new generation and paved the way for a long, venerable career as a prominent character actor in major Hollywood blockbusters.

      Highest rated movies

      A Fish Called Wanda Life of Brian Monty Python and the Holy Grail
      Time Bandits
      And Now for Something Completely Different
      Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
      Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
      Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

      Photos

      John Cleese CLOCKWISE, John Cleese, Sharon Maiden, 1986, (c)Universal AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT, John Cleese, 1971 MONTY PYTHON'S THE MEANING OF LIFE, John Cleese, 1983 CLOCKWISE, John Cleese, 1986, © Universal A FISH CALLED WANDA, from left: Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cleese, 1988, © MGM A FISH CALLED WANDA, John Cleese, 1988, © MGM MONTY PYTHON LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL, John Cleese, 1982, (c) Columbia MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, John Cleese, 1975 A FISH CALLED WANDA, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, 1988 LIFE OF BRIAN, John Cleese, Michael Palin, 1979 TIME BANDITS, John Cleese, 1981, (c) Avco Embassy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, John Cleese, 1975 The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, John Cleese, 09/08/2015, ©CBS The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, John Cleese, 09/08/2015, ©CBS CLOCKWISE, John Cleese, 1986, (c)Universal MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, John Cleese, 1975. (c)Python Pictures. MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, 1975 CHARLOTTE'S WEB, Samuel, John Cleese (voice), 2006. ©Paramount SHREK 2, John Cleese, King Harold, 2004, (c) DreamWorks

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      70% 78% Rally Road Racers Archie Vainglorious (Voice) - 2023
      6% 65% The Palace Arthur William Dallas III (Character) - 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Martini Shot Unknown (Character) - 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Daddy Daughter Trip Frank (Character) - 2022
      58% 94% Clifford the Big Red Dog Bridwell (Character) $48.9M 2021
      No Score Yet 12% Father Christmas Is Back John Christmas (Character) - 2021
      18% 39% The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee John (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Crazy About You Brian King (Character) - 2019
      100% No Score Yet Assholes: A Theory Self - 2019
      12% 60% Arctic Dogs Otto Von Walrus (Voice) $5.8M 2019
      22% 35% Charming Fairy Godmother / Executioner (Voice) - 2018
      29% 26% Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer Donner (Voice) - 2018
      No Score Yet 61% Albion: The Enchanted Stallion General Eeder (Character) - 2017
      75% 67% Trolls King Gristle Sr. (Voice) $153.6M 2016
      No Score Yet 33% Get Squirrely Mr. Bellwood (Voice) - 2015
      20% 37% Absolutely Anything Extraterrestrial (Voice) - 2015
      No Score Yet 56% Spud 3: Learning to Fly The Guv (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 46% Spud 2: The Madness Continues The Guv (Character) - 2013
      94% 44% The Last Impresario Self - 2013
      25% 49% Planes Bulldog (Voice) $90.3M 2013
      No Score Yet 44% God Loves Caviar McCormick (Character) - 2012
      44% 45% A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman Self - 2012
      No Score Yet 15% Beethoven's Christmas Adventure The Narrator (Voice) - 2011
      90% 80% Winnie the Pooh Narrator - 2011
      80% 69% Spud The Guv - Mr. Edly (Character) - 2010
      57% 54% Shrek Forever After King Harold (Voice) - 2010
      23% 40% Planet 51 Professor Kipple (Voice) $42.2M 2009
      12% 42% The Pink Panther 2 Dreyfus (Character) $35.9M 2009
      21% 27% The Day the Earth Stood Still Professor Barnhardt (Character) $79.4M 2008
      40% 38% Igor Dr. Glickenstein (Voice) $19.5M 2008
      42% 52% Shrek the Third King Harold (Voice) $320.7M 2007
      No Score Yet 80% Shrek the Third 3D King Harold (Voice) - 2007
      38% 29% Man About Town Dr. Primkin (Character) - 2006
      79% 62% Charlotte's Web Samuel (Voice) $82.5M 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Art of Football From A to Z Host,
      Screenwriter
      - 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet L'entente cordiale Lord Conrad (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 20% Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys Scientist/Doctor (Character) - 2005
      32% 29% Valiant Mercury (Voice) $19.5M 2005
      32% 34% Around the World in 80 Days Sergeant (Character) $24.0M 2004
      89% 69% Shrek 2 King Harold (Voice) $436.5M 2004
      No Score Yet 64% Wine for the Confused Unknown (Character) - 2004
      17% 20% George of the Jungle 2 Ape (Character) - 2003
      41% 40% Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Mr. Munday (Character) $100.8M 2003
      20% 45% Scorched Charles Merchant (Character) - 2002
      55% 41% Die Another Day Q (Character) $160.2M 2002
      82% 80% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Nearly Headless Nick (Character) $262.0M 2002
      5% 20% The Adventures of Pluto Nash James (Character) $4.4M 2002
      81% 82% Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Nearly Headless Nick (Character) $317.9M 2001
      45% 64% Rat Race Donald Sinclair (Character) $56.6M 2001
      No Score Yet 56% The Magic Pudding Albert, The Magic Pudding (Voice) - 2000
      24% 37% Isn't She Great Henry Marcus (Character) $3.0M 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Quantum Project Unknown (Character) - 2000
      28% 31% The Out-of-Towners Mr. Mersault (Character) $28.5M 1999
      No Score Yet 21% Parting Shots Maurice Walpole (Character) - 1999
      51% 49% The World Is Not Enough R (Character) $126.9M 1999
      55% 42% George of the Jungle An Ape named "Ape" (Voice) $105.3M 1997
      53% 58% Fierce Creatures Rollo Lee (Character),
      Producer,
      Screenwriter
      $9.2M 1997
      75% 61% The Wind in the Willows Prawnik pana Ropuchy (Character) $72.8K 1996
      80% 56% Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book Dr. Julien Plumford (Character) $43.2M 1994
      50% 66% The Swan Princess Jean-Bob (Voice) $9.8M 1994
      42% 49% Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Professor Waldman (Character) $22.0M 1994
      7% 37% Splitting Heirs Raoul P. Shadgrind (Character) $3.0M 1993
      57% 62% An American Tail: Fievel Goes West Cat R. Waul (Voice) $20.2M 1991
      No Score Yet 18% Bullseye! Man on the Beach (Character) - 1989
      50% 59% Erik the Viking Halfdan the Black (Character) $656.7K 1989
      96% 84% A Fish Called Wanda Archie Leach (Character),
      Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Executive Producer
      $60.0M 1988
      80% 66% Clockwise Brian Stimpson (Character) $640.2K 1986
      78% 80% Silverado Sheriff John T. Langston (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Policeman's Private Parts Self - 1984
      86% 83% Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Fish #2 / Dr. Spenser / Humphrey Williams / Sturridge / Ainsworth / Waiter / Man / Maitre D / Grim Reaper (Character),
      Writer,
      Original Music
      - 1983
      22% 64% Yellowbeard Harvey "Blind" Pew (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 92% Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl Unknown (Character),
      Writer
      - 1982
      No Score Yet 33% Privates on Parade Major Giles Flack (Character) - 1982
      78% 78% The Great Muppet Caper Neville (Character) - 1981
      91% 77% Time Bandits Robin Hood (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 65% The Taming of the Shrew Petruchio (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 83% The Secret Policeman's Ball Unknown (Character) - 1979
      96% 93% Life of Brian Wise Man #1/Reg/Jewish Official/Centurion/Deadly Dirk/Arthur (Character),
      Writer
      $150.2K 1979
      96% 95% Monty Python and the Holy Grail Second Soldier with an Interest in Birds/Large Man with Dead Body/Black Knight/Mr Newt/An Extraordinarily Rude Frenchman/Tim the Wizard/Sir Launcelot (Character),
      Writer
      $1.8M 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Romance With a Double Bass Unknown (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Ban Contraceptives Lecturer (Character) - 1973
      88% 87% And Now for Something Completely Different Announcer/Hungarian Man (Character),
      Writer
      - 1972
      No Score Yet 67% The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer Pumer (Character),
      Writer
      - 1970
      61% 68% The Magic Christian Director in Sotheby's (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 78% John Cleese on How to Irritate People Unknown (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 93% At Last the 1948 Show Unknown (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 62% Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed In at the House of Mouse Narrator -

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 61% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015 2018 2020
      56% 56% Hold the Sunset Phil (Character) 2018-2019
      No Score Yet 79% Speechless Martin (Guest Star) 2018
      No Score Yet 48% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2015 2018
      No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2015-2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2014-2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2010 2014
      21% 44% Whitney Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      65% 82% Entourage John Cleese (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009
      No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Monty Python's Personal Best Unknown (Character),
      Creator
      2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Comedy Connections Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet 88% Will & Grace Lyle Finster (Guest Star) 2003-2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wednesday at 9:30 (8:30 Central) Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Heroes of Comedy Unknown (Guest Star) 1997 2002
      No Score Yet 75% 3rd Rock From the Sun Unknown (Guest Star) 1998 2001
      No Score Yet 58% Saturday Night Live Guest 1997
      87% 94% Cheers Dr. Simon Finch-Royce (Guest Star) 1987
      100% 91% Fawlty Towers Basil Fawlty (Character),
      Writer
      1975 1979
      68% 79% Doctor Who Art Gallery Visitor (Character) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Classic Doctor Who Art Gallery Visitor (Guest Star) 1979
      100% 83% Monty Python's Flying Circus Unknown (Character),
      Writer
      1969-1970 1972-1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Goodies Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Doctor in the House Writer 1969
      No Score Yet 86% The Avengers Unknown (Guest Star) 1968