John Cleese - Famous Comedian

John Cleese Net Worth

$20,000,000

John Cleese is an English actor, comedian, writer, and producer who has a net worth of $20 million. John Cleese is perhaps most famously known for his work with Monty Python โ€” a British surrealistic comedy troupe responsible for creating the sketch comedy TV show ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’, as well as such films as ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail,’ ‘Monty Python’s Life of Brian,’ and ‘Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life.’

Key facts:

  • John Cleese is an English actor, comedian, writer, and producer.
  • He is most famously known for his work with Monty Python, the British surrealistic comedy troupe.
  • Cleese co-wrote and starred in the beloved TV series 'Fawlty Towers' with his wife, Connie Booth.
  • Cleese has had a successful film and TV career, with credits including 'A Fish Called Wanda' and 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'.
  • He has been married four times and is a long-standing supporter of the Liberal Democrats.

Basic Information About John Cleese

CategoryCelebrities โ€บ Comedians
ProfessionsActor, Film Producer, Comedian, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Television producer, Writer, Film director
Net worth$20,000,000
Date of birth1939-10-27 (84 years old)
Place of birthWeston-super-Mare
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Curiosities and TrademarksUsually plays uptight or overbearing comic characters.
Usually sports a moustache
His height
When on Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969), he would introduce sketches with the famous line "And now for something completely different"
Received pronunciation
Playing characters with neurotic behaviour
Spouse2 August - Jennifer Wade (ย 2012 - present)
Alyce Faye Eichelberger - (28 Decemberย 1992 - 2008)ย (divorced)
Barbara Trentham - (15 Februaryย 1981 - 10 Octoberย 1990)ย (divorced)ย (1 child)
Connie Booth - (20 Februaryย 1968 - 1 Augustย 1978)ย (divorced)ย (1 child)
GenderMale
Height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Social Mediaโ†—๏ธŽ Wikipedia โ†—๏ธŽ IMDb

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What Movie Awards did John Cleese win?


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John Cleese awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
VES Award - Outstanding Performance by an Animated Character in an Animated Motion PictureNomineeShrek the Third2008
Video Premiere Award - Best Audio CommentaryNomineeMonty Python and the Holy Grail2001
Hugo - Best Dramatic PresentationNomineeMonty Python and the Holy Grail1976
BAFTA Film Award - Best ActorWinnerA Fish Called Wanda1989
David - Best Foreign Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura Straniera)WinnerA Fish Called Wanda1989
Edgar - Best Motion PictureNomineeA Fish Called Wanda1989
European Silver Ribbon - WinnerA Fish Called Wanda1989
WGA Award (Screen) - Best Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenNomineeA Fish Called Wanda1989
Peter Sellers Award for Comedy - WinnerClockwise1987
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy SeriesWinnerCheers1987

John Cleese roles

Movie / Series Role
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneNearly Headless Nick
Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsNearly Headless Nick
Die Another DayQ
Shrek the ThirdKing (voice)
Shrek 2King (voice)
Shrek Forever AfterKing (voice)
The CroodsWriter
The Day the Earth Stood StillProfessor Barnhardt
The World Is Not EnoughR
Life of BrianWriter
Life of BrianWise Man #1 / Reg / Jewish Official / First Centurion / Deadly Dirk / Arthur
SilveradoSheriff Langston
George of the JungleAn Ape Named 'Ape' (voice)
FrankensteinProfessor Waldman
Charlie's Angels: Full ThrottleMr. Munday
Monty Python and the Holy GrailWriter
Monty Python and the Holy GrailSecond Swallow-Savvy Guard / The Black Knight / Peasant 3 / Sir Launcelot the Brave / Taunting French Guard / Tim the Enchanter
TrollsKing Gristle Sr. (voice)
The Big YearNarrator (voice)
Winnie the PoohNarrator (voice)
Stranger Than FictionWaiter (uncredited)
Rat RaceDonald P. Sinclair
Time BanditsRobin Hood
Charlotte's WebSamuel the Sheep (voice)
A Fish Called WandaDirector
A Fish Called WandaWriter
A Fish Called WandaWriter
A Fish Called WandaArchie Leach
The Jungle BookDr. Plumford
PlanesBulldog (voice)
Around the World in 80 DaysGrizzled Sergeant
The Very Excellent Mr. DundeeJohn
The Meaning of LifeWriter
The Meaning of LifeFish #2 / Dr. Spencer / Humphrey Williams / Sturridge / Ainsworth / Waiter / Eric's Assistant / Maรฎtre D' / Grim Reaper
CharmingFairy Godmother / Executioner (voice)
Absolutely AnythingChief Alien (voice)
Planet 51Professor Kipple (voice)
ClockwiseBrian Stimpson
The Swan PrincessJean-Bob (voice)
The Out-of-TownersMr. Mersault
Clifford the Big Red DogMr. Bridwell
The Great Muppet CaperNeville
PinocchioCrickett (voice)
YellowbeardBlind Pew
An American Tail: Fievel Goes WestCat R. Waul (voice)
The Pink Panther 2Dreyfus
ValiantMercury (voice)
The Adventures of Pluto NashJames
The GoodiesThe Genie 1 episode, 1973
Will & GraceLyle Finster (uncredited) unknown episodes

John Cleese's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
Fawlty Towersย (1975)ยฃ6,000 for 43 weeks' work

John Cleese's Quotes

  • [in 2001] I think there's much more fear now than there used to be, much more fear of failure.
  • [in 2001] You go in and meet the head of BBC One and get an assurance about not dumbing down. And then, of course a few months later, he's been replaced by someone you haven't met.
  • It's lovely that Harry Potter and the Bond movies are still shot in England - that's a great pleasure, but it's true that most of the well-paid work is in America.
  • I never enjoyed The Meaning of Life (1983). I always regarded that entire film as a bit of a cockup.
  • In Britain, girls seem to be either bright or attractive. In America, that's not the case. They're both.

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Interesting Facts about John Cleese

  1. He was a member of the comedy group Monty Python, along with Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam.
  2. He is the father of two daughters: Cynthia Cleese (born 1971) with Connie Booth and Camilla Cleese (born 1984) with Barbara Trentham.
  3. He holds a law degree from Cambridge University. He went on to play a lawyer in A Fish Called Wanda (1988) and Splitting Heirs (1993).
  4. He co-wrote several episodes of Doctor in the House (1969) and its sequels with Graham Chapman, and also wrote some later episodes as sole author.
  5. He was a cast member of the highly successful radio show "I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again". His fellow cast members were Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie, David Hatch and Jo Kendall. It was during this radio show that Cleese's famous 'Ferret Song' (later sung on the television series At Last the 1948 Show (1967)) was first heard.
  6. He was a member of the prestigious Cambridge University Footlights Club.
  7. He went to the United States with the Footlights stage show "Cambridge Circus" in 1964, and appeared on Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town (1948).
  8. When he had to join the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists in 1989, for his third appearance on American TV, none of the staff at the AFTRA office recognized him or had any idea who he was.
  9. Ever since one of his most famous Monty Python sketches, The Ministry of Silly Walks, he has found himself continually pestered by admirers to do silly walks for them. He has stated that the sketch was born during a moment of silly improvisation, and he himself doesn't particularly care for it.
  10. Who's Who lists his recreations as "gluttony, sloth."
  11. He was the rector of the University of St Andrews from 1970 to 1973.
  12. According to Brian Henson, when Cleese guest-starred on The Muppet Show (1976), he enjoyed the show very much and became very close with the writers because he wanted to get involved in the writing. When he did get involved with the writing, he and the other writers came up with a concept whereby Cleese was being held against his will on the show and would try to get off the show while the Muppets were trying to get him to do his scheduled bits. Of course, in this case, life did not imitate art, as, a few years later, Cleese appeared again with the Muppets in the film The Great Muppet Caper (1981).
  13. He is an Andrew D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University.
  14. He co-owns the Christine Schell Fine Objects antique shop in Montecito, CA.
  15. Cleese's father's name was Reg Cleese but his grandfather was named John Edwin Cheese. His grandfather changed his name when he joined the British army in 1915.
  16. He reached adult height of 6'5" by the age of 13. He was already six feet at age 12.
  17. He claims he was to be the first person to say the F-word at a memorial service when he spoke at Graham Chapman's.
  18. His mother, Muriel Cleese (b. Cross, 5 October 1899 - 5 October 2000) died on her 101st birthday.
  19. The inspiration for Fawlty Towers (1975) came from a hotel stay he had with the other Pythons in the Gleneagles Hotel in Torquay, England. The hotel manager was called Donald Sinclair, someone Cleese considered to be the rudest man he had ever encountered. He later played a character by the name of Donald P. Sinclair in Rat Race (2001).
  20. When he left the Monty Python team, he was approached by the BBC to do something else and, together with Connie Booth, created Fawlty Towers (1975), based on their experiences in a Torquay hotel.

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