Christopher Guest Biography

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Born: February 05, 1948

CHRISTOPHER GUEST

Date of Birth: February 5, 1948

Born in New York City, this multi-talented actor, director, screenwriter and composer is a graduate of the New York City High School of Music and Arts. After completing his degree at Bard College, Guest made his Broadway debut in the 1970 revival of Room Service. He later co-starred in Moonchildren before signing on with National Lampoon as a writer and performer.

Guest later starred in a string of made-for-TV films including Blind Ambition, The Long Riders (with younger brother Nicholas), and Rob Reiner's Million Dollar Infield. The latter project led to further roles under Reiner's direction in This is Spinal Tap and The Princess Bride.

Guest made his directorial debut with The Big Picture, a Hollywood satire with a stellar cast that included Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Jason Leigh, John Cleese, Teri Hatcher, and J.T. Walsh, just to name a few.

In 2004 he won a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award and a Grammy for Best Song and a Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Ensemble Cast for A Mighty Wind (2003), as well as a Comedy Film Honor from the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival as Best Director.

Christopher Guest and his wife, Jamie Lee Curtis, became Baron and Baroness Haden-Guest in July 1997 after the death of his father. Now that's star power!

Filmography (Director):

For Your Consideration(2006)
A Mighty Wind(2003)
Best in Show(2000)
Almost Heroes(1998)
Waiting for Guffman(1996)
Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1993)
The Big Picture(1989)
Johnny Appleseed (1986)

Filmography (Actor):

For Your Consideration(2006)
Mrs. Henderson Presents(2005)
A Mighty Wind(2003)
Best in Show(2000)
Small Soldiers (1998) (voice)
Waiting for Guffman(1996)
A Few Good Men(1992)
Sticky Fingers(1988)
Beyond Therapy (1987)
The Princess Bride(1987)
Little Shop of Horrors(1986)
This Is Spinal Tap(1984)
Heartbeeps (1981)
The Long Riders (1980)
The Last Word(1979)
Girlfriends (1978)
Shame of the Jungle (1975)
The Fortune (1975)
Death Wish (1974)
The Hot Rock (1972)
The Hospital (1971) (uncredited)

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