They might care to consider Mozart and Shakespeare. Cleese has a notorious scene in which he's caught naked in the home of a family that arrives unexpectedly. Two days later, the director wanted to reshoot, and I was so used to being naked that it was OK.
The film is the final and best known film of legendary British comedy director Charles Crichton, and its screenplay was written both him and Cleese. Cleese also served as co-director, since studio executives were worried about the advance age of Crichton, who would retire after this film, his first since The film features a gang of criminals who double-cross each other and involves the comedic use of a steamroller.
John Cleese's dreams of turning A Fish Called Wanda into a West End hit are being hampered by his struggle to keep up divorce payments to his ex-wife. The year-old is supposed to be working on a script with his daughter Camilla to turn his comedy movie into a musical. Bitter split: John Cleese, pictured with ex-wife Alyce Faye Eichelberg inclaims he is struggling to pay her alimony.
A perfectly old-fashioned romantic comedy, big on caper, generous on Ealing, and heavy on the twisted stereotypes. Cleese scripts and stars as London barrister Archie Leach, hired to defend a gem thief, and earning a much-vaunted 'sex symbol' tag with the affections of gangster's moll Wanda Gershwitz Curtis. It's a plot too jagged to document in full - Where are the gems?
I can tell you right off the bat that it does, in fact, feature a fish called Wanda, but that the movie has very little to do with her. Jamie Lee Curtis plays Wanda the person, not the fish and is a proud thief. Her most recent score is a sack of diamonds stolen with the help of Georges the mastermind Tom GeorgesonKen the stutterer Michael Palinand Otto the idiot Kevin Kline.
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The Oscar winning A Fish Called Wanda tells the story of rival would be diamond thieves who are working together while simultaneously plotting against each other to rob a London diamond collection. When things go wrong, everyone turns on everyone as chaos erupts. Jamie Lee Curtis plays the titular Wanda. In the past she has blessed us with Mr.
InDr. Ole Bentzen, a year-old Danish audiologist reportedly in good health, laughed himself to death while watching the film. The film itself is a love story, an exquisitely constructed farce, a crime caper, and a dissertation on the differences between Americans and the British, all at once.