Christopher Guest

Christopher Guest

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Author Profession: US writer, actor, musician
Born: February 05, 1948
Age: 68 years old
Birth Sign: Aquarius

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In real life, people fumble their words. They repeat themselves and stare blankly off into space and don't listen properly to what other people are saying. I find that kind of speech fascinating but screenwriters never write dialogue like that because it doesn't look good on the page.

Folk musicians have a lot of the same self-importance, but they're way more cruel and jealous than rock musicians - I know this for a fact because I used to be a folk musician.

Comedy is like music. You have to know the key and you have to find players with good chops.

I spent more time in America, but I developed a very English sense of humour. I clicked into it deeply with Peter Sellers, who is still probably my favourite comedian.

You know it's important to have a Jeep in Los Angeles. That front wheel drive is crucial when it starts to snow on Rodeo Drive.

People want me to be funny all the time. They think I'm being funny no matter what I say or do and that's not the case.

I am interested in the notion that people can become so obsessed by their world that they lose sense and awareness of how they appear to other people. They're so earnest about it. But that's true of so many things.

I spent a lot of time in London when I was growing up and I've always picked up accents without even really meaning to. It used to get me into trouble as a child.

I painted sets before I ever performed.

I rarely joke unless I'm in front of a camera. It's not what I am in real life. It's what I do for a living.

I'm married to the person I fell in love with.

The movies have a way of seeping out there over time. We don't put them in 2,000 theaters. It wouldn't work that way.

You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like, people who have a nice conversation. There are so many positive things to think about. Sophia Loren

If anybody wanted to photograph my life, they'd get bored in a day. Matt Damon

The only thing that I can do is know that I have great confidence in raising children and being a great mother. Cheryl Tiegs

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