John Cleese


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  • Birth Name: John Marwood Cleese
  • Birth Place: Weston-super-Mare, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/27/1939, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor; writer
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VIDEO: Season 16, Episode 3

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Length: 43:15
Aired: 10/18/2014

Graham's guests include: John Cleese, Taylor Swift, Kevin Pieterson, Neil Diamond watch

VIDEO: Lose Yourself

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Lose Yourself
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Length: 32:00
Aired: 9/12/2010

Season Seven Finale. Ari tries desperately to keep a surprise party for Mrs. Ari on track. The guys attempt to stage an intervention for Vince, who has gone off the deep end. Turtle scrambles to find investors to save the tequila business. Eric receives an unexpected request from Sloan's father, Terrance, which leads him to consider Scott's business proposal. watch

Top Videos: Freak Show Tackles Fiona Apple, Jason Biggs Pees on Chelsea Handler, Brad Pitt Breakdances

This week, Taylor Swift defended her cat Olivia Benson against insults from John Cleese, and Kansas City native Paul Rudd celebrated the Royals winning the ALCS and securing a spot in the World Series. Brad Pitt and Jimmy Fallon breakdanced (brokedanced?), and American Horror Story: Freak Show gave us the creepiest duet of all time. Also, Chelsea Handler remembered the time Jason Biggs peed on her. (No, really.) Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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Year Title Description
2013 Planes Movie, Actor - Bulldog
2012 A Liar's Autobiography Movie, Actor
2011 The Big Year Movie, Actor - Historical Montage Narrator
2011 Winnie The Pooh Movie, Actor - Narrator
2010 Shrek Forever After Movie, Actor - King [Voice]

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Monty Python to Reunite on Stage for the First Time in 30 Years

Let the silly walks commence! Monty Python is reuniting for the first time in 30 years, the BBC reports. read more

Veteran Broadcaster David Frost Dies at 74

Veteran British broadcaster David Frost, who was famous for his interviews with former PresidentRichard Nixon, has died, his family told the BBCHe was 74.

Frost suffered from a suspected heart attack on Saturday night while aboard the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship where he was due to speak. "His family are devastated and ask for privacy at this difficult time," a rep for Frost's family said in a statement to the BBC.

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Keck's Exclusives: John Cleese Visits NBC's Whitney

Whitney Cummings is seeking psychological treatment from John Cleese. The Monty Python alum, whose rare TV appearances have been limited to episodes of Will & Grace and Third Rock From the Sun, will guest star in a February episode of NBC's Whitney as a... read more

SAG Awards Top Moments: Why Was Natalie Portman's Acceptance Speech Censored?

Here are our top moments of the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards:

10. Most Nurturing: "It shouldn't be called the SAG award, it should be called the Uplifting Award," The King's Speech actor Geoffrey Rush says on behalf of the cast, before giving nods to the movie's supporting actors, including his on-screen family and Freya Wilson, who played the young future Queen Elizabeth. His SAG family must be very proud.

9. The Kanye West Memorial Award: Has someone been enjoying a little post-Prohibition tipple? A spacey, dark-lipped Paz de la Huerta commandeers the mic after Steve Buscemi's speech for Boardwalk Empire's drama ensemble win, to thank the people on her own list.

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John Cleese on Why Life of Brian Is His Favorite Monty Python Movie

Since Monty Python went their separate ways in the mid-1980s, founding member John Cleese has regularly garnered guffaws in everything from A Fish Called Wanda to Will & Grace. But no matter what projects the actor and comic takes on, he will forever be linked to Python's Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. For the DVD release of Life of Brian: The Immaculate Edition, the comedy troupe's 1979 farce about a man who spends his life being confused with the messiah, spoke with the British funnyman and got an idea of why the Python legacy is so enduring. Monty Python made Life of Brian in 1979. Why is there still so much interest in the movie?John Cleese: I think along with the rest of the English nation that it's the best Python film read more


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