Christopher Guest (aka Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest, born February 5, 1948) is a British and American screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor, and comedian best known for his mockumentaries, which include those below. Guest rarely shoots with a script, instead relying on putting together an ensemble of talented comic actors (including many SCTV alums), providing them with detailed backstories, and turning them loose.
- This Is Spın̈al Tap note
- Waiting for Guffman
- Almost Heroes
- Best in Show
- A Mighty Wind
- For Your Consideration
- Family Tree, his first television series
Guest has also acted in:
- Death Wish
- The Long Riders
- Little Shop of Horrors (guest star)
- The Princess Bride (playing the man with six fingers on one hand... so his fingers go Up to Eleven).
- A Few Good Men
- Small Soldiers
- Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
- The Invention of Lying
He's been married to Jamie Lee Curtis since 1984.