Frases de Peter Sellers

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Peter Sellers

Fecha de nacimiento: 8. Septiembre 1925
Fecha de muerte: 24. Julio 1980

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Richard Henry Sellers, más conocido como Peter Sellers , fue un actor y comediante británico. Fue investido miembro de la Orden del Imperio Británico.

Nacido en el seno de una familia de artistas del vaudeville, inició su carrera con el grupo cómico The Goons, cuya serie The Goon Show en la emisora de radio BBC tuvo una gran influencia en la sociedad británica de 1951 a 1960.

Tras convertirse en estrella en el Reino Unido durante los años 1950, el actor alcanzaría la fama internacional en la siguiente década, coronándose como uno de los rostros de comedia más populares de la pantalla grande durante los años 60 y 70.

Entre sus papeles más reconocidos se incluyen los de películas como Lolita y Dr. Strangelove , ambas dirigidas por Stanley Kubrick, y por las cinco películas de la serie de La pantera rosa, dirigidas por Blake Edwards.

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Frases Peter Sellers

„Criticism should be done by critics, and a critic should have some training and some love of the medium he is discussing. But these days, gossip-columnist training seems to be enough qualification.“

— Peter Sellers
Context: Criticism should be done by critics, and a critic should have some training and some love of the medium he is discussing. But these days, gossip-columnist training seems to be enough qualification. I suppose an ability to stand on your feet through interminable cocktail parties and swig interminable gins in between devouring masses of fried prawns may just possibly help you to understand and appreciate what a director is getting at, but for the life of me I can't see how. Statement (September 1961), as quoted in Mr. Strangelove: A Biography of Peter Sellers (1999) by Ed Sikov, p. 168

„There is no me. I do not exist … There used to be a me, but I had it surgically removed.“

— Peter Sellers
As "Himself" in The Muppet Show, episode # 2.19 (6 December 1977); also quoted in "Sellers Strikes Again"by Richard Schickel in TIME magazine (3 March 1980) http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,950308,00.html?iid=chix-sphere Variants: There used to be a me behind the mask, but I had it surgically removed. As quoted in Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion (1988) by Leslie Halliwell, p. 622

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„If you ask me to play myself, I will not know what to do. I do not know who or what I am.“

— Peter Sellers
As quoted in Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion (1988) by Leslie Halliwell, p. 622

„To see me as a person on screen would be one of the dullest experiences you could ever wish to experience.“

— Peter Sellers
As quoted in The Hollywood Book of Extravagance: The Totally Infamous, Mostly Disastrous, and Always Compelling Excesses of America's Film and TV Idols (2007) by James Robert Parish, p. 93

„I like to watch.“

— Peter Sellers
As "Chance" the gardener in Being There (1979)

„I'm a classic example of all humorists — only funny when I'm working.“

— Peter Sellers
As quoted in I Am Your Father : What Every Heart Needs to Know (2010) by Mark Stibbe

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„It won't be easy, that is why I have always failed where others have succeeded.“

— Peter Sellers
As "Inspector Clouseau" in The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)

„We don't want to start a nuclear war unless we really have to, now do we Jack?“

— Peter Sellers
As "Captain Mandrake" to Colonel Jack Ripper in Dr. Strangelove (1964)

„If I can't really find a way to live with myself, I can't expect anyone else to live with me.“

— Peter Sellers
As quoted in The Hollywood Book of Extravagance: The Totally Infamous, Mostly Disastrous, and Always Compelling Excesses of America's Film and TV Idols (2007) by James Robert Parish, p. 95

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„Gentlemen! You can't fight in here, this is the War Room!“

— Peter Sellers
As "President Merkin Muffley" in Dr. Strangelove (1964)

„People will swim through shit if you put a few bob in it.“

— Peter Sellers
As quoted in Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion (1988) by Leslie Halliwell, p. 622

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