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John Cleese

Author of The Pythons' Autobiography

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John Cleese, October 27, 1939 - John Cleese was born on October 27, 1939 in Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England to Reginald Cleese, and insurance salesman, and Muriel Cross. He attended Cambridge University beginning in 1960 and joined the Footlights Club in his second term. In 1963, a Footlights production called "A Clump of Plinths" became so popular that the production spawned Cambridge Circus and ran in London's West End. He eventually earned his law degree from Cambridge. In 1964, the show traveled first to New Zealand and then to America for 24 performances on Broadway. By the late 60's, Cleese was established as an actor and a writer. In 1969, the BBC, looking for a new show to fill an empty time slot, coupled Cleese and pal Graham Chapman with three graduates from Oxford, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, as well as Terry Gilliam to create Monty Python's Flying Circus. The BBC produced 45 episodes which have been run and rerun over 30 years. Flying Circus became a cult classic and spawned yet another television show, "Fawlty Towers" as well as books and feature films such as "Monty Python's Life of Brian" and "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." Cleese then came down with a debilitating flu-like illness which his doctor suggested might be psychosomatic. After working with a therapist, Cleese returned with no signs of the illness and even joined the doctor in writing two books, "Families and How to Survive Them" and "Life and How to Survive It." He went on to create training films for corporations through his company called Video Arts. These videos enabled training to be fun as well as informative. Through all of this, Cleese has demonstrated his ability to perform in all walks of life and has made a name for himself doing what he loves best. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from So, Anyway...
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The Pythons' Autobiography 1,240 copies, 11 reviews
Monty Python and the Holy Grail [1975 film] (Screenwriter/Actor) 1,093 copies, 10 reviews
So, Anyway... 900 copies, 41 reviews
The Complete Fawlty Towers (Author) 633 copies, 9 reviews
Monty Python's Life of Brian [1979 film] (Screenwriter & Actor) 535 copies, 8 reviews
Families and How to Survive Them (Author) 462 copies, 6 reviews
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life [film] (Screenwriter & Actor) 387 copies, 6 reviews
Monty Python's Big Red Book 334 copies, 2 reviews
A Fish Called Wanda [1988 film] (Actor/Screenwriter) 323 copies, 4 reviews
Life and How to Survive It (Author) 318 copies, 3 reviews
The Croods [2013 film] (Writer) 247 copies, 3 reviews
Monty Python's Flying Circus: The Complete Box Set (Writer & Actor) 160 copies, 2 reviews
The Muppet Show: The Complete Second Season (Writer) 158 copies, 1 review
And Now for Something Completely Different [1971 film] (Screenwriter and Actor) 133 copies, 1 review
Superman: True Brit 124 copies, 12 reviews
The Human Face 85 copies
A Fish Called Wanda [screenplay] (Author) 57 copies, 1 review
Fawlty Towers (Author) 27 copies, 1 review
Fawlty Towers: Book 2 (Author) 22 copies, 1 review
Fawlty Towers: Series 2 (Actor; Writer) 15 copies
Fawlty Towers: Series 1 (Writer) 11 copies
Trolls 7 copies
The Screwtape Letters (Narrator, some editions) 7,213 copies, 73 reviews
Shrek 2 [2004 Film] (Voice) 889 copies, 2 reviews
Shrek the Third [2007 film] (Voice) 523 copies, 2 reviews
Die Another Day [2002 film] (Actor) 458 copies, 3 reviews
Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection (Actor) 445 copies, 3 reviews
Charlotte’s Web [2006 film] 362 copies, 2 reviews
Time Bandits [1981 film] (Actor) 316 copies, 2 reviews
The World Is Not Enough [1999 film] (Actor) 273 copies, 1 review
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle [2003 film] (Actor) 249 copies, 3 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Awesome Comic Fantasy (Contributor) 176 copies, 1 review
Rat Race [2001 film] (Actor) 176 copies, 2 reviews
Silverado [1985 film] (Actor) 168 copies
Winnie the Pooh [2011 animated film] (Narrator) 156 copies, 3 reviews
An American Tail [1986 film] (Actor) 136 copies, 4 reviews
The Swan Princess [1994 Animated film] (Actor) 123 copies, 1 review
The Great Muppet Caper [1981 film] (Actor) 122 copies, 2 reviews
George of the Jungle [1997 film] (Actor) 102 copies, 1 review
Shrek: The Whole Story [4 DVD Box Set] (Actor) 92 copies, 1 review
Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book [1994 film] (Actor) 76 copies, 2 reviews
Igor [2008 animated film] (Actor) 65 copies
Fierce Creatures [1997 film] 46 copies, 2 reviews
Clockwise [1986 film] 30 copies, 2 reviews
Erik the Viking [1989 film] (Actor) 28 copies
Man About Town [2006 film] (Actor) 10 copies
The Cat in the Hat and Other Dr. Seuss Favorites (Narrator, some editions) 7 copies, 2 reviews
Parting Shots [1998 film] (Actor) 2 copies

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