• John  Cleese

    John Cleese

    Born on October 27th, 1939

    From Weston-Super-Mare, England


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A Fish Called Wanda

British gangster George Thomason (Tom Georgeson) and his hapless aide, Ken Pile (Michael Palin), draft a pair of arrogant Americans, grifter Wanda Gerschwitz (Jamie Lee Curtis) and weapons expert Otto West (Kevin Kline), for a massive diamond heist. When the job goes badly, Wanda attempts to seduce George's stuffy lawyer, Archie Leach (John Cleese), to find out where George hid the diamonds. Meanwhile, Ken repeatedly attempts to kill an elderly woman (Patricia Hayes) who witnessed the robbery.

Golden Globe (1989)
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)
Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1976)
Light Entertainment Performance