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Christopher Guest is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Sound British born on 5 february 1948 at New York City (USA)

Christopher Guest

Christopher Guest
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Birth name Christopher Haden-Guest
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 5 february 1948 (71 years) at New York City (USA)

Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest (born February 5, 1948), better known as Christopher Guest, is an English-American screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor, and comedian who holds dual British and American citizenship. He is most widely known in Hollywood for having written, directed and starred in several improvisational "mockumentary" films featuring an ensemble cast. This series of films began with This Is Spinal Tap (directed by Rob Reiner), and continued with Waiting for Guffman, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration. Guest also had a featured role as the evil six-fingered Count Rugen in the film The Princess Bride.

He holds a hereditary British peerage as the 5th Baron Haden-Guest, and has publicly expressed a desire to see the House of Lords reformed as a democratically elected chamber. Though he was initially active in the Lords, his career there was cut short by the House of Lords Act 1999. When using his title, he is normally styled as Lord Haden-Guest. Guest is married to the actress and author Jamie Lee Curtis.

Biography

Guest married actress Jamie Lee Curtis in 1984 at the home of their mutual friend, Rob Reiner. They have two adopted children: Anne (born 1986) and Thomas (born 1996). Because Guest's children are adopted, they cannot inherit the family barony under the terms of the letters patent that created it, though a 2004 Royal Warrant addressing the style of a peer's adopted children states that they can use courtesy titles. The current heir presumptive to the barony is Guest's younger brother, the actor The Hon. Nicholas Haden-Guest.

Best films

Usually with

Eugene Levy
Eugene Levy
(6 films)
Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer
(8 films)
Fred Willard
Fred Willard
(7 films)
Bob Balaban
Bob Balaban
(6 films)
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Filmography of Christopher Guest (37 films)

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Actor

Mascots
Mascots (2016)
, 1h29
Directed by Christopher Guest
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Zach Woods, Sarah Baker, Parker Posey, Jim Piddock, Chris O'Dowd, Michael Hitchcock
Roles Corky St. Clair
Rating57% 2.8992752.8992752.8992752.8992752.899275
Plongée dans le monde des concours de mascottes sportives.
Dealin' with Idiots
Directed by Jeff Garlin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Max Wright, Jeff Garlin, Bob Odenkirk, Dave Sheridan
Rating54% 2.7057452.7057452.7057452.7057452.705745
According to a press release from IFC Films, the film's distributor, Dealin' with Idiots is about Max Morris, a famous comedian, who decides to get to know the colorful parents and coaches of his son's Little League Baseball team in an attempt to find the inspiration for his next movie.
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, 1h45
Directed by Shawn Levy
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about immigration, Mafia films, Seafaring films, Politique, La préhistoire, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Political films, Gangster films, White House in fiction
Actors Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Owen Wilson, Hank Azaria, Matthew McConaughey, Christopher Guest
Roles Ivan the Terrible
Rating60% 3.0000153.0000153.0000153.0000153.000015
Two years after the events of the previous film, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) is now CEO of Daley Devices, a direct response television company that sells inventions inspired by his experiences as a night security guard at the American Museum of Natural History. While wealthy and successful, he has not had the time to see his museum exhibit friends in several months.
The Invention of Lying, 1h39
Directed by Ricky Gervais
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Alternate history films
Actors Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Louis C.K., Rob Lowe, Tina Fey
Roles Nathan Goldfrappe
Rating63% 3.1991853.1991853.1991853.1991853.199185
The film features a narrative set in an alternative reality in which there is no such thing as lying and everything said is the absolute truth. In this world people make blunt, often unintentionally cruel statements. Not being able to lie has resulted in this alternative reality having no religions. The absence of fiction results in a movie industry limited to lecture-style historical readings and advertisements as bluntly truthful as the people are.
For Your Consideration, 1h26
Directed by Christopher Guest
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Documentary
Themes Films about films, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Films about television, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Bob Balaban, Ed Begley Jr., Jennifer Coolidge, Stephen Rannazzisi, Eugene Levy, John Michael Higgins
Roles Jay Berman
Rating62% 3.148993.148993.148993.148993.14899
Character actress Marilyn Hack (O'Hara), despite having been in the industry for 30 years, is best known for playing a blind prostitute in a film from the late 1980s. Victor Allen Miller (Shearer) is also an acting veteran who is known to the public as the hot-dog wearing mascot for a kosher line of frankfurters. Together they are cast in a new low-budget film called Home for Purim as the patriarch and dying matriarch of a Southern U.S. Jewish family in the 1940s.
Mrs Henderson Presents, 1h43
Directed by Stephen Frears
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Aviation films, Musical films, Political films
Actors Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Kelly Reilly, Will Young, Christopher Guest, Natalia Tena
Roles Lord Cromer
Rating69% 3.498193.498193.498193.498193.49819
The film is based on the true story of the Windmill Theatre in London. Eccentric 70-year-old widow Mrs Laura Henderson purchases it as a post-widowhood hobby and appoints autocratic manager Vivian Van Damm. In 1937, they start a continuous variety revue called "Revudeville", but after other theatres in London copy this innovation, they begin losing money. Mrs Henderson suggests they add female nudity, similar to the Moulin Rouge in Paris, which is unprecedented in the United Kingdom. The Lord Chamberlain (Rowland Baring, 2nd Earl of Cromer) reluctantly allows this under the condition that the nude performers remain immobile, so the performances can be considered art, the equivalent of nude statues in museums.
A Mighty Wind, 1h31
Directed by Christopher Guest
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Bob Balaban, Catherine O'Hara, Ed Begley Jr., Michael McKean, Larry Miller, Harry Shearer
Roles Alan Barrows
Rating72% 3.648663.648663.648663.648663.64866
The film is structured as mockumentary about a memorial concert for (fictional) folk music producer Irving Steinbloom. Upon his death, his children organize a concert, which they hope to feature his three most famous acts: The Folksmen, The New Main Street Singers, and Mitch & Mickey.
Freaky Friday, 1h37
Directed by Mark Waters
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Children's films
Actors Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan, Mark Harmon, Harold Gould, Chad Michael Murray, Stephen Tobolowsky
Roles Mr. Coleman (uncredited)
Rating61% 3.050893.050893.050893.050893.05089
Anna Coleman (Lindsay Lohan) is an average teenager who constantly fights with her stodgy widow mother Tess (Jamie Lee Curtis) and annoying younger brother Harry (Ryan Malgarini). The two often fight about Anna's rock band which Tess hates because she thinks that they are all noise, Tess's upcoming second marriage to Ryan (Mark Harmon) which Anna is not emotionally ready for because her father died three years ago, and Anna's claims about her archrival Stacey Hinkhouse (Julie Gonzalo) who doesn't stop torturing her and has Tess convinced that she and Anna are still best friends like they used to be and sadistic English teacher, Mr. Bates (Stephen Tobolowsky) who gives her an "F" on everything she does no matter how hard she tries. Tess also disapproves of Anna's crush, Jake (Chad Michael Murray), and refuses to let Anna see him.
Best in Show, 1h30
Directed by Christopher Guest
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films about dogs, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jay Brazeau, Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, John Michael Higgins, Michael McKean
Roles Harlan Pepper
Rating74% 3.7487653.7487653.7487653.7487653.748765
Best in Show is presented as a documentary of five dogs and their owners destined to show in the Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show, held in Philadelphia. The documentary jumps among owners as they prepare to leave for the show, arrive at the hotel, and prepare backstage before their dog takes the show, as well as post-show. The owners and their dogs include:
Small Soldiers, 1h48
Directed by Joe Dante
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Jeu, Comedy science fiction films, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about toys, Children's films, Films about school violence
Actors Kirsten Dunst, Gregory Smith, Jay Mohr, Phil Hartman, Kevin Dunn, David Cross
Roles Slamfist / Scratch-It
Rating62% 3.100563.100563.100563.100563.10056
The film begins with GloboTech Industries acquiring the Heartland Toy Company. CEO Gil Mars tells remaining toy designers Larry Benson and Irwin Wayfair to develop actual live-action toys capable of "playing back". Mars selects Larry's action figures, the Commando Elite, for the project and Irwin's educational toys, the Gorgonites, for their enemies. After Mars sees a commercial showing the toys doing activities they are incapable of doing, he accuses them of false advertising, saying Globotech delivers on what it promises. Mars then orders Benson to have the toys on the shelves in three months acting just as they do in the commercial or get fired. Faced with such a tight deadline, Benson forgoes safety testing, then uses Irwin's password and chooses GloboTech's overly powerful, X1000 intelligent AI munitions microprocessor integrated circuit to control the toys.
Waiting for Guffman, 1h24
Directed by Christopher Guest
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about television
Actors Eugene Levy, Christopher Guest, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey, Fred Willard, Bob Balaban
Roles Corky St. Clair
Rating74% 3.7490953.7490953.7490953.7490953.749095
In the fictional small town of Blaine, Missouri, a handful of utterly delusional residents prepare to put on a community theater production led by eccentric director Corky St. Clair (Christopher Guest). The show, a musical chronicling the town's history titled Red, White and Blaine, is to be performed as part of the town's 150th anniversary celebration.
A Few Good Men, 2h18
Directed by Rob Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Films based on plays, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Kevin Pollak, Kevin Bacon, Jack Nicholson, J. T. Walsh
Roles Dr. Stone
Rating76% 3.8488053.8488053.8488053.8488053.848805
The film covers the court-martial of two U.S. Marines, Lance Corporal Harold Dawson and Private Louden Downey, who killed a fellow Marine, Private William Santiago, at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. Santiago compared unfavorably to his fellow Marines, had poor relations with them, and failed to respect the chain of command in attempts at being transferred to another base. An argument evolves between base commander Colonel Nathan Jessup and his officers: while Jessup's executive officer, Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Markinson, advocates that Santiago be transferred immediately, Jessup regards this as akin to surrender and orders Santiago's commanding officer, Lieutenant Kendrick, to train Santiago to become a better Marine.
Sticky Fingers, 1h37
Directed by Catlin Adams
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Feminist films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Helen Slater, Melanie Mayron, Christopher Guest, Danitra Vance, Shirley Stoler, Eileen Brennan
Roles Sam
Rating50% 2.524412.524412.524412.524412.52441
Two young, unflappable street musicians are entrusted with a bag of drug money, and immediately set about spending it. Hijinks and shopping montages ensue.