Peter Sellers

Peter Sellers

Highest Rated: 100% The Ladykillers (1955)

Lowest Rated: 14% I Love You, Alice B. Toklas (1968)

Birthday: Sep 8, 1925

Birthplace: Southsea, Hampshire, England, UK

One of the most accomplished comic actors of the late 20th century, Peter Sellers breathed life into the accident-prone Inspector Clouseau in "The Pink Panther" (1963) and its three sequels, as well as such classics as "Lolita" (1962), "Dr. Strangelove" (1964), "The Party" (1968) and "Being There" (1979). The son of English vaudevillians, his ability to completely transform himself into outrageous comic characters received its first showcase on the legendary radio series "The Goon Show" in the 1950s. Film roles in the 1950s and 1960s were devoted to his knack for mimicry of accents and character types, with Stanley Kubrick's "Lolita" and "Dr. Strangelove" underscoring his talent for drama as well. His best-known role of Inspector Clouseau surfaced in 1963, and he would return, sometimes reluctantly, to the franchise throughout his life before scoring a personal triumph as the simple-minded gardener who influences the Presidency in Hal Ashby's "Being There" (1980). He showed a dedication to performance and humor that made him one of the greatest inspirations to comedians and film fans for decades.

Highest rated movies

Tom Thumb
The Ladykillers
Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Being There
A Shot in the Dark
The World of Henry Orient
Lolita
The Mouse That Roared

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 60% The Unknown Peter Sellers Unknown (Character) - 2000
25% 33% Trail of the Pink Panther Chief Insp. Jacques Clouseau (Character) - 1982
17% 45% The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu Dennis Nayland Smith/Dr. Fu "Fred" Manchu (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 41% The Prisoner of Zenda Rudolf IV/Rudolf V/Syd Frewin (Character) - 1979
95% 92% Being There Chance ('Chauncey Gardiner') (Character) - 1979
83% 70% Revenge of the Pink Panther Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Character) - 1978
75% 84% The Pink Panther Strikes Again Chief Inspector Clouseau (Character) - 1976
65% 83% Murder by Death Inspector Sidney Wang (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soft Beds, Hard Battles Général Latour/Major Robinson/Herr Schroeder/Adolf Hitler/The President/Prince Kyoto (Character) - 1975
83% 82% The Return of the Pink Panther Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 40% The Great McGonagall Queen Victoria (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghost in the Noonday Sun Dick Scratcher (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Optimists Sam (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 73% The Blockhouse Rouquet (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 64% Where Does It Hurt? Dr. Albert T. Hopfnagel (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 51% Alice's Adventures in Wonderland The March Hare (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hoffman Benjamin Hoffman (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Day at the Beach The Salesman (Character) - 1970
59% 68% The Magic Christian Sir Guy Grand (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 37% There's a Girl in My Soup Robert Danvers (Character) - 1970
83% 88% The Party Hrundi V. Bakshi (Character) - 1968
14% 56% I Love You, Alice B. Toklas Harold (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 45% The Bobo Juan Bautista (Character) - 1967
25% 34% Casino Royale Evelyn Tremble/James Bond/007 (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 34% Woman Times Seven Jean (Character) - 1967
78% 66% After the Fox Aldo Vanucci/Federico Fabrizi (Character) - 1966
88% 70% The Wrong Box Doctor Pratt (Character) - 1966
29% 55% What's New, Pussycat? Dr. Fritz Fassbender (Character) - 1965
91% 58% The World of Henry Orient Henry Orient (Character) - 1964
94% 87% A Shot in the Dark Jacques Clouseau (Character) - 1964
98% 94% Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake/President Merkin Muffley/Dr. Strangelove (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 56% Carol for Another Christmas Imperial Me (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 60% The Wrong Arm of the Law Pearly Gates (Character) - 1963
88% 78% The Pink Panther Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 71% Heavens Above! The Rev. John Smallwood (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 59% Never Let Go Lionel Meadows (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 38% The Dock Brief Wilfred Morgenhall (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 40% The Road to Hong Kong Indian Neurologist (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trial and Error Wilfred Morgenhall (Character) - 1962
91% 84% Lolita Clare Quilty (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 64% Only Two Can Play John Lewis (Character) - 1962
43% No Score Yet I Like Money Auguste Topaze (Character),
Director
- 1962
No Score Yet 44% Waltz of the Toreadors Gen. Leo Fitzjohn (Character) - 1962
20% 39% The Millionairess Dr. Ahmed el Kabir (Character) - 1960
88% 76% I'm All Right, Jack Fred Kite / Sir John Kennaway (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 72% Two Way Stretch Dodger Lane (Character) - 1960
90% 73% The Mouse That Roared Grand Duchess Gloriana XII/Prime Minister Count Rupert Mountjoy/Tully Bascombe (Character) - 1959
83% 40% The Battle of the Sexes Mr. Martin (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 50% Man in a Cocked Hat Señor Amphibulos (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 33% Carlton Browne of the F.O. Unknown (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carlton-Browne of the F.O. Señor Amphibulos (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 40% Up the Creek CPO Doherty (Character) - 1958
100% 63% Tom Thumb Antony (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 59% The Naked Truth Sonny MacGregor (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Orders Are Orders Pvt. Goffin (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 67% The Smallest Show on Earth Percy Quill, Bijou Projectionist (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Case of the Mukkinese Battle-Horn Unknown (Character) - 1956
100% 87% The Ladykillers Harry (Character) $22.2K 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet John and Julie Police Constable Diamond (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 30% Down Among the Z Men Major Bloodnok (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Penny Points to Paradise The Major/Arnold Fringe (Character) - 1951

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sykes Unknown (Character) 1972