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Peter Sellers

Data di nascita: 8. Settembre 1925
Data di morte: 24. Luglio 1980

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Peter Sellers, CBE, nome d'arte di Richard Henry Sellers , è stato un attore, sceneggiatore, regista e cantante britannico.

È ricordato per le spiccate doti di attore comico, e per l'abilità nei travestimenti e nelle imitazioni, ma fu interprete di notevole spessore anche in ruoli drammatici. La sua vita, difficile e travagliata nonostante il grande successo, è narrata nel film Tu chiamami Peter , nel quale Sellers è interpretato da Geoffrey Rush.

La sua fama è legata soprattutto al ruolo dell'imbranata comparsa indiana Hrundi V. Bakshi in Hollywood Party e all'interpretazione del goffo Ispettore Clouseau nella serie de La Pantera Rosa, oltre al Dottor Stranamore dell'omonima pellicola di Stanley Kubrick, nel quale recitò in tre ruoli diversi, e a vari altri ruoli da protagonista nelle commedie tipiche degli anni sessanta, come Ciao Pussycat e James Bond 007 - Casino Royale.

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Frasi Peter Sellers

„Criticism should be done by critics, and a critic should have some training and some love of the medium he is discussing. But these days, gossip-columnist training seems to be enough qualification.“

— Peter Sellers
Context: Criticism should be done by critics, and a critic should have some training and some love of the medium he is discussing. But these days, gossip-columnist training seems to be enough qualification. I suppose an ability to stand on your feet through interminable cocktail parties and swig interminable gins in between devouring masses of fried prawns may just possibly help you to understand and appreciate what a director is getting at, but for the life of me I can't see how. Statement (September 1961), as quoted in Mr. Strangelove: A Biography of Peter Sellers (1999) by Ed Sikov, p. 168

„There is no me. I do not exist … There used to be a me, but I had it surgically removed.“

— Peter Sellers
As "Himself" in The Muppet Show, episode # 2.19 (6 December 1977); also quoted in "Sellers Strikes Again"by Richard Schickel in TIME magazine (3 March 1980) http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,950308,00.html?iid=chix-sphere Variants: There used to be a me behind the mask, but I had it surgically removed. As quoted in Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion (1988) by Leslie Halliwell, p. 622

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„If you ask me to play myself, I will not know what to do. I do not know who or what I am.“

— Peter Sellers
As quoted in Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion (1988) by Leslie Halliwell, p. 622

„To see me as a person on screen would be one of the dullest experiences you could ever wish to experience.“

— Peter Sellers
As quoted in The Hollywood Book of Extravagance: The Totally Infamous, Mostly Disastrous, and Always Compelling Excesses of America's Film and TV Idols (2007) by James Robert Parish, p. 93

„I like to watch.“

— Peter Sellers
As "Chance" the gardener in Being There (1979)

„I'm a classic example of all humorists — only funny when I'm working.“

— Peter Sellers
As quoted in I Am Your Father : What Every Heart Needs to Know (2010) by Mark Stibbe

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„It won't be easy, that is why I have always failed where others have succeeded.“

— Peter Sellers
As "Inspector Clouseau" in The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)

„We don't want to start a nuclear war unless we really have to, now do we Jack?“

— Peter Sellers
As "Captain Mandrake" to Colonel Jack Ripper in Dr. Strangelove (1964)

„If I can't really find a way to live with myself, I can't expect anyone else to live with me.“

— Peter Sellers
As quoted in The Hollywood Book of Extravagance: The Totally Infamous, Mostly Disastrous, and Always Compelling Excesses of America's Film and TV Idols (2007) by James Robert Parish, p. 95

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„Gentlemen! You can't fight in here, this is the War Room!“

— Peter Sellers
As "President Merkin Muffley" in Dr. Strangelove (1964)

„People will swim through shit if you put a few bob in it.“

— Peter Sellers
As quoted in Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion (1988) by Leslie Halliwell, p. 622

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