Job Actor, comedian and singer
Years active 1948-1980
Top Roles Capt. L. Mandrake/ Pres. Merkin Muffley/ Dr. Strangelove, Fred Kite / Sir John Kennaway, Jacques Clouseau, Insp. Jacques Clouseau, Dr. Ahmed el Kabir
Top GenresComedy, Drama, Crime, Romance, Film Adaptation, War
Top TopicsBook-Based, Slapstick, Romance (Comic)
Top Collaborators (Director), , ,
Shares birthday with May McAvoy, Sid Caesar, Henry Wilcoxon  see more..

Peter Sellers Overview:

Legendary actor, Peter Sellers, was born Richard Henry Sellers on Sep 8, 1925 in Southsea, England. Sellers died at the age of 54 on Jul 24, 1980 in London, England and was laid to rest in Golders Green Crematorium Cemetery in Golders Green, Greater London, England.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Sellers was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1964Best ActorDr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)Group Captain Lionel Mandrake/President Muffley/Dr. StrangeloveNominated
1979Best ActorBeing There (1979)John Chance, the gardener (aka Chauncey Gardiner)Nominated
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Peter Sellers's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #127 on Jun 3, 1964.

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Peter Sellers Quotes:

Director: You.
Hrundi V. Bakshi: Me?
Director: Yes, you. Get off of my set, and out of my picture. Off, off! You're washed up, you're finished! I'll see to it that you never make another movie again!
Hrundi V. Bakshi: Does that include television, sir?


Michelle Monet: [about Charles Divot] It's not really his fault.
Hrundi V. Bakshi: He's a terrible man. Please stay at the party. Let's have a wonderful time.


Sonny MacGregor: I'm having a day's rough shooting and want some bullets.
Gunsmith: Cartridges? Certainly, sir. Any particular make?
Sonny MacGregor: No, as long as they've got gunpowder in them.
Gunsmith: What bore?
Sonny MacGregor: Boar? No, no. A few rabbits, pheasants, small fry, you know.
Gunsmith: No, no, sir. Bore. B-O-R-E.
Sonny MacGregor: Bore!
[laughs]
Sonny MacGregor: Hmm?
Gunsmith: 12, 20 or 4-10?
Sonny MacGregor: Er... Definitely, yes.
Gunsmith: Well, which, sir?
Sonny MacGregor: Well, the largest you have, surely.
Gunsmith: 12-bore. How many, sir? 50?
Sonny MacGregor: No, I think you'd better make it a thousand.
Gunsmith: A thousand?
Sonny MacGregor: Yes.
Gunsmith: But didn't you say a day's rough shooting?
Sonny MacGregor: Yes, I did, er... and it may be pretty rough.


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Peter Sellers Facts
Prince Charles had been a fan of Sellers since "The Goon Show". In 1975, after he had seen The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) in Montreal, Charles wrote to Sellers that he'd laughed so hard he had wet the dress of the woman in the next seat.

At the time of his death, Sellers was set to play Inspector Clouseau again in "Romance of the Pink Panther". The script had been written by Sellers and Jim Moloney and the film was to be directed by Clive Donner. Pamela Stephenson was to have played the female lead. Also in the pipeline were the leads in Lovesick (1983) and Unfaithfully Yours (1984). Both these roles were taken over by Dudley Moore.

He was voted the 41st Greatest Movie Star of all time by Premiere Magazine.

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