John Cleese is an English actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer who achieved success as a scriptwriter and performer on the satirical television show 'The Frost Report' (1966-67). He co-founded the comedy troupe Monty Python and co-created and performed on the British sketch comedy series 'Monty Python's Flying Circus' (1969-74). It was followed by four successful films: 'And Now for Something Completely Different' (1971), 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' (1975), 'Life of Brian' (1979) and 'The Meaning of Life' (1983).
In 1975, he and his first wife, Connie Booth, co-wrote and starred in the British sitcom 'Fawlty Towers', for which he won a 'BAFTA Award'. He also wrote and starred in the British-American heist comedy film 'A Fish Called Wanda' (1988), which earned him nominations for many prestigious awards including 'Oscar', 'BAFTA' and 'Golden Globe'. The next film he produced, 'Fierce Creatures' (1997), failed to achieve the success of its predecessor.
Some of the best movies in his diverse filmography include 'Clockwise' (1986); the James Bond films 'The World Is Not Enough' (1999) and 'Die Another Day' (2002); the first two 'Harry Potter' movies; the last three 'Shrek' movies; 'The Croods' (2013) and 'Trolls' (2016).