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:

[last lines]
Michelle Monet: Oh, here's your hat.
Hrundi V. Bakshi: Oh, look... you keep it.
Michelle Monet: But you may need it.
Hrundi V. Bakshi: No, I'd like you to keep it.
Michelle Monet: All right. If you think that you should want it or need it sometimes...
Hrundi V. Bakshi: Well, if I need it... I could always come, perhaps, and pick it up.
Michelle Monet: That would be very nice.
Hrundi V. Bakshi: When would you be available for me to pick up my hat?
Michelle Monet: Well...
[laughs shyly]
Michelle Monet: maybe next week.
Hrundi V. Bakshi: I'll come and get it then.
Michelle Monet: OK.
Hrundi V. Bakshi: For I'd love to have my hat back.
Michelle Monet: Goodbye.
Hrundi V. Bakshi: Bye bye.


[the doctor, owner of dozens of cats, is coughing]
Doctor Pratt: I'm all right; it's just a fur ball; it's nothing. Strangely, I haven't had fur for a fortnight.


[Describing his encounter with "Gil" and "Val", during an intimate moment with Mrs. Dunnworthy]
Henry Orient: ...And then two small bladders came out of their mouths. And just when she was beginning to hum, too.


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Peter Sellers Facts
His performance as Inspector Jacques Clouseau in the "Pink Panther" franchise is ranked #67 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.

Late one night, following a disappointing day wrestling with a troublesome scene in one of the Pink Panther films, director Blake Edwards was roused by a call from Sellers. "I just talked to God!" he exclaimed, "and he told me how to do it!" The next day Edwards humored Sellers - and the result was an unmitigated disaster. "Peter," Edwards suggested, "next time you talk to God, tell him to stay out of show business!".

Turned down the role of George Webber in Blake Edwards' 10 (1979) (George Segal was cast instead but eventually replaced by Dudley Moore). Sellers made a cameo appearance but it wound up being cut out.

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