John Cleese and his incredibly silly life and career to date

The beloved actor turns 81 today

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27/10/20 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Retrospective

John Cleese is one of the most famous and successful comedy actors working today. A member of the British madcap and surreal Monty Python team, Cleese found further fame as the cynical and misanthropic snob Basil Fawlty in the hit television show 'Fawlty Towers.' Moviegoers meanwhile remember him for the highly acclaimed series of Monty Python films, his role in the multi-award-winning 'A Fish Called Wanda,' and as 'R' in two James Bond movies, among other big screen outings. Still busy acting, writing, and making personal appearances around the world, Cleese shows no sign of slowing down—"unless he dies," to quote his own inimitable view on life.

Click through the following gallery and laugh out loud at this satirical genius and the roles he's played.

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