History Creator / JohnCleese

19th Jun '17 11:05:38 PM Saveelich
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek2}} (2004)'': King Harold (voice).

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek2}} (2004)'': ''WesternAnimation/Shrek2'' (2004): King Harold (voice).
19th Jun '17 11:04:50 PM Saveelich
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!!Partial list of roles:

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19th Jun '17 11:03:47 PM Saveelich
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* IAmVeryBritish: It may be difficult to find another British comedian who embodies all the stereotypical ideas about the QuintessentialBritishGentleman more than Cleese. Maybe Creator/PeterSellers could, but he's more famous as [[Franchise/ThePinkPanther a French detective]].

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* IAmVeryBritish: It may be difficult to find another British comedian who embodies all the stereotypical ideas about the QuintessentialBritishGentleman and StiffUpperLip more than Cleese. Maybe Creator/PeterSellers could, but he's more famous as [[Franchise/ThePinkPanther a French detective]].
19th Jun '17 11:02:01 PM Saveelich
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* PopCulturalOsmosis: In the USA he is best remembered for his roles in Creator/MontyPython, while in Europe probably more people recognize him as Basil Fawlty in ''Series/FawltyTowers''.

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* PopCulturalOsmosis: In the USA he is best remembered for his roles in Creator/MontyPython, while in Europe UK probably more people recognize him as Basil Fawlty in ''Series/FawltyTowers''.
19th Jun '17 11:00:28 PM Saveelich
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* SillyWalk: Not the TropeNamer, since other comedians before him have had silly walks, but he could be the TropeCodifier. A famous Monty Python sketch has him as the Minister of Silly Walks and he goosestepped another funny walk in the ''Series/FawltyTowers'' episode "The Germans". It's one of his trademarks, though he doesn't particularly like the fact that he is pigeonholed for "[[CreatorBacklash such a ordinary and simple joke]]."

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* SillyWalk: Not the TropeNamer, UrExample, since other comedians before him have had silly walks, but he could be the TropeNamer and TropeCodifier. A famous Monty Python sketch has him as the Minister of Silly Walks and he goosestepped another funny walk in the ''Series/FawltyTowers'' episode "The Germans". It's one of his trademarks, though he doesn't particularly like the fact that he is pigeonholed for "[[CreatorBacklash such a ordinary and simple joke]]."
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.
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