History Creator / JohnCleese

7th May '17 5:10:50 PM LarryMullen
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* CreatorBacklash: Despite being the most famous member of Creator/MontyPython, he is the only one who grew dissatisfied with the format early, left the series after the third season because of SeasonalRot, and to this day still thinks most of what they did could've been a whole lot better if they had more time and money to perfect some stuff. He is also the only Python who once complained to the BBC about one of their sketches he deemed too vulgar and managed to have it cut.



* ProductionPosse: He enjoys working with Michael Palin and often goes out of his way to try and include Palin in his projects (which is why Monty Python was formed). He also enjoyed working with the cast of ''Film/AFishCalledWanda'' so much that he reunited them to work together on ''Film/FierceCreatures''.



* TypeCasting: He's pretty much the same in every movie. He often says "Jolly good", "Right!", "Marvelous", and "[sucks wind between teeth]...Still!". Since ''Film/AFishCalledWanda'', he is also often cast in films and TV series as somewhat of a ChickMagnet.



* WriteWhatYouKnow: He based Basil Fawlty on a very rude hotel manager called Donald Sinclair. The other Pythons left the hotel, but John chose to stay and study Donald's behavior.

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* WriteWhatYouKnow: He based Basil Fawlty on a very rude hotel manager called Donald Sinclair. The other Pythons left the hotel, but John chose to stay and study Donald's behavior.
21st Apr '17 2:12:32 PM TheNicestGuy
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* ''VideoGame/StarshipTitanic'': The Bomb.

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* ''VideoGame/StarshipTitanic'': The Bomb. ([[SameFaceDifferentName Credited as]] "Kim Bread".)
5th Apr '17 5:58:38 PM WillBGood
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** FreakOut: On the flip side, he does these pretty well too, such as the scene in ''Series/FawltyTowers'' where he loses his temper with his car and gives it "a damn good thrashing!"
25th Jan '17 9:10:00 PM manetho
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* He channels Basil Fawlty in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9tSN0178Us this commercial]] for [=SpecSavers=].
4th Dec '16 1:42:40 AM Xtifr
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'''John Marwood Cleese''' (October 27, 1939-) is a British actor. He is most famous for his work in ''Creator/MontyPython'', where he often played authority figures and yelled a lot. His leaving the show before the fourth season is widely seen to be the moment when it JumpedTheShark. Beyond that, he, along with his then-wife Connie Booth, created and starred in ''Series/FawltyTowers'', co-wrote and starred in ''Film/AFishCalledWanda'', helped write a ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' Film/{{Elseworld}}, made cameo appearances all over the place, and gave a [[PrecisionFStrike rather famous]] eulogy to friend and fellow Pythonite Creator/GrahamChapman.

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'''John John Marwood Cleese''' Cleese (October 27, 1939-) is a British actor. He is most famous for his work in ''Creator/MontyPython'', where he often played authority figures and yelled a lot. His leaving the show before the fourth season is widely seen to be the moment when it JumpedTheShark. Beyond that, he, along with his then-wife Connie Booth, created and starred in ''Series/FawltyTowers'', co-wrote and starred in ''Film/AFishCalledWanda'', helped write a ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' Film/{{Elseworld}}, made cameo appearances all over the place, and gave a [[PrecisionFStrike rather famous]] eulogy to friend and fellow Pythonite Creator/GrahamChapman.
7th Oct '16 9:43:09 AM Dribbleondo
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* ''VideoGame/Payday2'': Aldstone the Butler (voice and likeness).
11th Sep '16 3:07:35 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Appeared as himself in the episode ''Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath''.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Appeared as himself in the episode ''Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath''.[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath City of Death]].
30th Aug '16 10:03:14 PM darkknight109
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* StepfordSmiler: Turned his eulogy of Graham Chapman into an irreverent roast (including the famous line "Good riddance to him, the freeloading bastard, I hope he fries.") However, those close to Cleese would later comment that he was deeply bereaved by Chapman's death, to the point where he needed to be escorted out of Chapman's hospital room by physicians when Chapman passed away.
30th Aug '16 12:00:03 AM Green_lantern40
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Long established career aside, millenials likely know of him simply for portraying Nearly Headless Nick in the ''Film/HarryPotter'' films.

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Long established career aside, millenials younger generations likely know of him simply for portraying Nearly Headless Nick in the first two ''Film/HarryPotter'' films.
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Started [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp5Sz0Iwjpz6Hh9bgbXoyaA his own YouTube channel]] in July 2016.
5th May '16 3:59:23 PM Adeon
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* A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euMIjKnvJXY&list=PL13A65492BC0A4B8B series]] of adverts for Compaq computers in the 80's where he [[AdamWesting portrays himself]] as being completely uninformed about what he is advertising and computers in general and OnlyInItForTheMoney.
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