John Lennon

John Lennon

  • Highest Rated: 98% A Hard Day's Night (1964)
  • Lowest Rated: 50% How I Won the War (1967)
  • Birthday: Oct 9, 1940
  • Birthplace: Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
  • There are few details of the short life of musical genius John Lennon that haven't been virtually memorized by his disciples. A bare-bones precis of his existence would include his Liverpool childhood, his formation of the Quarrymen, aka the Silver Beatles aka the Beatles in 1961, the world-wide fame, the drug-and-religion experimentation, the controversial alignment with Yoko Ono, the 1970 Beatles breakup, the five-year retirement (1975-80) to raise son Sean, and his senseless murder outside New York's Hotel Dakota in December of 1980. Lennon's film career, though but one small aspect of his creative energies, is worth a brief recap. First there were the films with his fellow Beatles: A Hard Day's Night (64), Help (65) (in which for two delicious seconds Lennon shamelessly plugs his recently published book of doggerel In His Own Write), Yellow Submarine (67) (that's Lance Percival doing his speaking voice, but that's Lennon in the vocals), Magical Mystery Tour (69) and Let It Be (70). There was Lennon's one-and-only solo acting assignment as a bespectacled British Tommy in How I Won The War (68) -- in which, as he watches his guts spill out of his body, he turns to the camera and says ominously "I knew this would happen. Didn't you?" There were the oddball, home-movielike projects, made with his friends and with Yoko Ono, of which Bottoms (an engaging if pointless study of the human derriere) is the most entertaining. And, best of all, there was the posthumous, lovingly assembled Imagine: John Lennon (88), including the famous 1969 anti-war "Bed-In," the TV confrontation with ultraconservative cartoonist Al Capp, never before seen footage of Lennon at home and at work, and of course several plaintive renditions of the title song.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

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No Score Yet The Last 24 Hours: John Lennon Actor 2019
No Score Yet Chuck Berry Actor 2018
No Score Yet John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky Actor 2018
No Score Yet Beatles: How the Beatles Changed the World Actor 2017
96% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years Actor $3M 2016
No Score Yet John Cage: Journeys In Sound Actor 2015
No Score Yet A Hard Day's Night - 50th Anniversary Actor 2014
85% Good Ol' Freda Actor $0.2M 2013
No Score Yet Gimme Some Truth: The Making of John Lennon's Imagine Album Actor 2013
No Score Yet Happy Birthday To John Actor 2012
No Score Yet John Lennon: Love Is All You Need Actor 2011
No Score Yet LennonNYC Actor 2011
86% Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him)? Actor $30.3K 2010
No Score Yet Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison Actor 2010
No Score Yet The Beatles on Record Actor 2009
No Score Yet John Lennon: In Performance Actor 2008
No Score Yet Beatles: Turn Left at Greenland Actor 2008
No Score Yet Rare and Unseen: The Beatles Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour Memories Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Beatles: Videobiography Actor 2007
No Score Yet The Beatles London Actor 2007
No Score Yet I Met the Walrus Actor 2007
No Score Yet The Beatles: Destination Hamburg - The Early Years Actor 2007
No Score Yet The Beatles: Music in Review Actor 2007
No Score Yet The Beatles Phenomenon Actor 2007
No Score Yet Rock Milestones: The Beatles: The Blue Album Actor 2007
No Score Yet The Beatles: Looking Back at the Beatles Actor 2007
No Score Yet Twenty to Life: The Life and Times of John Sinclair Actor 2007
No Score Yet The Beatles: Intimate Scrapbook Actor 2006
No Score Yet John Lennon: Timeless Portrait Actor 2006
77% The U.S. vs. John Lennon Actor $1.1M 2006
No Score Yet The Beatles: Hamburg and the Hamburg Sound Actor 2006
No Score Yet Beatles - She Loves You Actor 2006
No Score Yet The Beatles: From Liverpool to San Francisco Actor 2005
No Score Yet The Beatles: A Rockumentary of the 1964 Tour Actor 2005
No Score Yet John & Yoko: Give Peace a Song Actor 2005
No Score Yet Pete Best: Best of the Beatles Actor 2005
No Score Yet Beatles' Biggest Secrets Actor 2004
No Score Yet History of Rock 'N' Roll Actor 2004
No Score Yet The Beatles: Around the World Actor 2003
No Score Yet Inside John Lennon Actor 2003
No Score Yet Beatles: The Journey Actor 2003
No Score Yet Lennon Legend: The Very Best of John Lennon Actor 2003
No Score Yet George Harrison: From Beatles to Self-Realization Actor 2003
No Score Yet John Lennon: The Messenger - In Spite of All the Dangers Actor 2002
No Score Yet Beatles - A Long And Winding Road Actor 2002
No Score Yet John and Yoko's Year of Peace Actor 2000
No Score Yet John Lennon: Gimme Some Truth - The Making of Imagine Director Actor 2000
No Score Yet The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus Actor 1996
No Score Yet Beatles Anthology Actor 1996
No Score Yet Beatles: From the Beginning to the End Actor 1995
No Score Yet Beatles: The First U.S. Visit Actor 1990
No Score Yet The Beatles: Alone & Together Actor 1989
92% Imagine: John Lennon Himself/Narration 1988
No Score Yet John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band: Sweet Toronto Actor 1988
87% Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll Actor 1987
No Score Yet Rock Together Actor 1982
No Score Yet Fire in the Water Actor 1977
No Score Yet Chelsea Girls With Andy Warhol Actor 1976
No Score Yet John Lennon - Live in New York City Actor 1972
No Score Yet Dynamite Chicken John Lennon 1971
75% Let It Be Actor 1970
56% The Magic Christian Himself (Getting on Boat) 1970
No Score Yet Rape Director Screenwriter 1969
No Score Yet Walden - Diaries Notes and Sketches Actor 1969
No Score Yet John & Yoko: The Bed-In Actor 1969
No Score Yet All My Loving Actor 1968
62% Magical Mystery Tour Screenwriter Actor 1967
50% How I Won the War Gripweed 1967
88% Help! Actor 1965
No Score Yet Go Go Mania (Pop Gear) Actor 1965
No Score Yet The Beatles: Washington D.C. Feb. 11th, 1964 Actor 1964
98% A Hard Day's Night John 1964
No Score Yet The Beatles - Down Under Actor 1964
No Score Yet John Lennon: Beatles & Beyond Actor

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No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Producer Screenwriter Himself
  • 2012

QUOTES FROM John Lennon CHARACTERS

John Lennon
He's a nice old man, isn't he?
Paul McCartney
He's very clean.
John Lennon
I now declare this bridge open!
Society reporter
(To John Lennon) Tell me, how did you find America?
Society reporter
[to John Lennon] Tell me, how did you find America?
John Lennon
Turn left to Greenland
John Lennon
Turn left to Greenland.
Society reporter
Have any hobbies?
John Lennon
*writes TITS in a book*
Norm
They've gone potty out there. The place is surging with girls.
John Lennon
Please, sir, can I have one to surge me, sir, please, sir?
Norm
No you can't-
Norm
No you can't.
John Lennon
He can talk then can't he?
Paul McCartney
Course he can talk. He's a human being, isn't he?
Ringo Starr
Well if he's your grandfather, who knows! Ha ha ha!
John Lennon
Must have cost you a fortune in stamps, Ringo.
George Harrison
He comes from a large family.
John Lennon
I now declare this bridge open!
Society reporter
How did you find America?
John Lennon
Turned left at Greenland.
John Lennon
We turned left at Greenland.
John Lennon
Don't worry son. We'll get you the best lawyer green stamps can buy.
John Lennon
Pardon me for asking, but who's that little old man?
Paul McCartney
What little old man?
John Lennon
That little old man!
Paul McCartney
Oh, that one, that's my grandfather.
John Lennon
I now declare this bridge open.