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Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest (born February 5, 1948), better known as Christopher Guest, is an English-American screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor, and comedian who holds dual British and American citizenship. He is most widely known in Hollywood for having written, directed and starred in several improvisational "mockumentary" films featuring an ensemble cast. This series of films began with This Is Spinal Tap, and continued with Waiting for Guffman, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration. Guest also had a featured role as the evil six-fingered Count Rugen in the film The Princess Bride.He holds a hereditary British peerage as the 5th Baron Haden-Guest, and has publicly expressed a desire to see the House of Lords reformed as a democratically elected chamber. Though he was initially active in the Lords, his career there was cut short by the House of Lords Act 1999. When using his title, he is normally styled as Lord Haden-Guest. Guest is married to the actress and author Jamie Lee Curtis. Wikipedia

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mascots 2016 Corky St. Clair
Family Tree 2013 TV Series Dave Chadwick / Phineas Chadwick
Spinal Tap: Back from the Dead 2009 Video Nigel Tufnel
Stonehenge: 'Tis a Magic Place 2009 Short Nigel Tufnel
The Invention of Lying 2009 Nathan Goldfrappe
The Daily Show 2000-2009 TV Series Nigel Tufnel
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009 TV Series Nigel Tufnel
Glastonbury 2009 2009 TV Series Nigel Tufnel (as Spinal Tap)
Channel 4 News 2007-2009 TV Series Nigel Tufnel
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Nigel Tufnel
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 2009 Ivan the Terrible
Entertainment Tonight 2009 TV Series Nigel Tufnel
SpongeBob SquarePants 2007 TV Series Stanley S. SquarePants
CNN Newsroom 2007 TV Series Nigel Tufnel
Breakfast 2007 TV Series Nigel Tufnel
The Harry Smith Project Live 2006 Video Alan Barrows
For Your Consideration 2006 Jay Berman
Mrs Henderson Presents 2005 Lord Cromer
Just for Laughs 2003 TV Series Nigel Tufnel
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2003 TV Series Alan Barrows
MADtv 2003 TV Series Alan Barrows
The View 2003 TV Series Alan Barrows
Late Show with David Letterman 2000-2003 TV Series Alan Barrows Nigel Tufnel
A Mighty Wind 2003 Alan Barrows
Catching Up with Marty DiBergi 2000 Video short Nigel Tufnel
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2000 TV Series Nigel Tufnel
Best in Show 2000 Harlan Pepper
The Early Show 2000 TV Series Nigel Tufnel
The List 2000 TV Series Nigel Tufnel
D.O.A. 1999 TV Movie
Dilbert 1999 TV Series The Dupey
Small Soldiers 1998 Slamfist Scratch-It (voice)
Spinal Tap: The Final Tour 1998 Video short Nigel Tufnel
Waiting for Guffman 1996 Corky St. Clair
Animaniacs 1993 TV Series Umlatt
Joe Satriani: The Satch Tapes 1993 Video Nigel Tufnel
A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out 1992 TV Movie Nigel Tufnel (Spinal Tap) / Alan Barrows (The Folksmen)
Spinal Tap: Break Like the Wind - The Videos 1992 Video short Nigel Tufnel (as Nigel Tufnel)
The Arsenio Hall Show 1992 TV Series Nigel Tufnel
A Few Good Men 1992 Dr. Stone
Halloween Jam at Universal Studios 1992 TV Movie Nigel Tufnel
A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica 1992 Video documentary Nigel Tufnel
American Bandstand's 40th Anniversary Special 1992 TV Movie Nigel Tufnel - Member of Spinal Tap (uncredited)
Fox News 1992 TV Series Nigel Tufnel
The Simpsons 1992 TV Series Nigel Tufnel
Tonight with Jonathan Ross 1992 TV Series Nigel Tufnel
Good Morning America 1992 TV Series Nigel Tufnel
Headbangers Ball 1992 TV Series Nigel Tufnel - Host
Rockline on MTV 1992 TV Series Nigel Tufnel
Amnesty International's Big 30 1991 TV Movie Nigel Tufnel
MTV News: The Week in Rock 1991 TV Series Nigel Tufnel
Morton & Hayes 1991 TV Series El Supremo / Crooner / Dr. Von Astor
Hard 'N Heavy Volume 8 1990 Video documentary Nigel Tufnel - Spinal Tap
Partners in Life 1990 TV Movie El Supremo
I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood 1989 TV Movie Antoninus DiMentabella
Sticky Fingers 1988 Sam
The Princess Bride 1987 Count Rugen
Beyond Therapy 1987 Bob
Little Shop of Horrors 1986 The First Customer
Martin Short: Concert for the North Americas 1985 TV Movie Rajiv Vindaloo
Saturday Night Live 1984-1985 TV Series Various / Saturday Night News Anchor / Frank Lubar / ...
True Confessions 1985 TV Series
This Is Spinal Tap 1984 Nigel Tufnel
The Joe Franklin Show 1984 TV Series Nigel Tufnel
Likely Stories, Vol. 3 1983 TV Series Frankie
Close Ties 1983 TV Movie Ira
St. Elsewhere 1982 TV Series H.J. Cummings
A Piano for Mrs. Cimino 1982 TV Movie Philip Ryan
Million Dollar Infield 1982 TV Movie Bucky Frische
Heartbeeps 1981 Calvin
Likely Stories, Vol. 1 1981 TV Movie
B.C. Rock 1980 No Lobes (English version, voice)
The Long Riders 1980 Charlie Ford
Haywire 1980 TV Movie The T.V. Director
The Last Word 1979 Roger
The T.V. Show 1979 TV Movie Various Characters
Blind Ambition 1979 TV Mini-Series Jeb Stuart Magruder
The Chevy Chase National Humor Test 1979 TV Movie Various (uncredited)
Girlfriends 1978 Eric
The Billion Dollar Bubble 1978
Laverne & Shirley 1978 TV Series Greg Harris
All in the Family 1977 TV Series Jim
It Happened One Christmas 1977 TV Movie Harry Bailey
The Andros Targets 1977 TV Series Gordon Hamilton
The TVTV Show 1976 TV Movie Various
Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell 1975 TV Series Various
Shame of the Jungle 1975 Chief M'Bulu / Short / Nurse (English version, voice)
The Fortune 1975 Boy Lover
Death Wish 1974 Patrolman Reilly
The Hot Rock 1972 Policeman
The Hospital 1971 Resident (uncredited)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Chevy Chase National Humor Test 1979 TV Movie written by
Peeping Times 1978 TV Movie
TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards 1976 TV Special documentary
Super Bowl 1976 TV Movie documentary
The TVTV Show 1976 TV Movie
Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell 1975 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Lily Tomlin Special 1975 TV Special
Lemmings 1973 Video documentary
Mascots 2016
Family Tree TV Series creator - 8 episodes, 2013 written by - 8 episodes, 2013
For Your Consideration 2006 written by
A Mighty Wind 2003 written by
Best in Show 2000 written by
D.O.A. 1999 TV Movie
Spinal Tap: The Final Tour 1998 Video short
Waiting for Guffman 1996 written by
A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out 1992 TV Movie
Spinal Tap: Break Like the Wind - The Videos 1992 Video short as Nigel Tufnel
Morton & Hayes 1991 TV Series written by - 2 episodes
The Big Picture 1989 screenplay / story
Saturday Night Live TV Series writer - 17 episodes, 1984 - 1985 written by - 1 episode, 1984
This Is Spinal Tap 1984 written by
Likely Stories, Vol. 3 1983 TV Series "Split Decision"
Likely Stories, Vol. 1 1981 TV Movie
The T.V. Show 1979 TV Movie

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Family Tree 2013 TV Series writer - 8 episodes
It Might Get Loud 2008 Documentary writer: "Big Bottom"
Guitar Hero II 2006 Video Game "TONIGHT I'M GONNA ROCK YOU TONIGHT"
Supernatural 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
For Your Consideration 2006 writer: "The Purim Song", "Stand Up", "You Were Never There for Me"
A Mighty Wind 2003 performer: "Irv's Blues" / writer: "Old Joe's Place", "Just That Kinda Day", "Skeletons of Quinto", "Barnyard Symphony", "A Mighty Wind"
Best in Show 2000 performer: "Louisiana Nights" / writer: "Louisiana Nights"
Waiting for Guffman 1996 performer: "Corky's Funky Dance", "A Penny For Your Thoughts" / writer: "Covered Wagons, Open-toed Shoes", "Stool Boom", "A Penny For Your Thoughts", "Nothing Ever Happens On Mars", "Nothing Ever Happens In Blaine" uncredited, "Red, White and Blaine Overture" uncredited, "Unknown" uncredited
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1994-1996 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman 1993 TV Movie performer: "Too Many Nights", "Down in Louisiana" / writer: "Too Many Nights", "Down in Louisiana"
Beavis and Butt-Head 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Simpsons 1992 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Amnesty International's Big 30 1991 TV Movie writer: "Big Bottom"
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead 1991 writer: "Gimme Some Money"
Soundgarden: Louder Than Live 1990 Video writer: "Big Bottom / Earache My Eye" Medley
The Big Picture 1989 writer: "The Whites of Their Eyes"
Saturday Night Live TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1984 performer - 1 episode, 1984
This Is Spinal Tap 1984 performer: "Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight", "Gimme Some Money", "Big Bottom", "All The Way Home", "Hell Hole", "Cups And Cakes", "Heartbreak Hotel", " Listen To The Flower People", "Rock & Roll Creation", "Heavy Duty", "Stonehenge", "Sex Farm", "Lick My Love Pump", "The Mule Died", "A Grateful Nation" / writer: "Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight", "Gimme Some Money", "Big Bottom", "All The Way Home", "Hell Hole", "Cups And Cakes", " Listen To The Flower People", "Rock & Roll Creation", "He
Lemmings 1973 Video documentary arranger: "Lemmings Lament", "Positively Wall Street", "Pizza Man", "Colorado", "Papa Was a Running-Dog Lackey of the Bourgeoisie", "Highway Toes", "Lonely at the Bottom", "Megadeath" / performer: "Positively Wall Street", "Highway Toes" / writer: "Positively Wall Street", "Pizza Man", "Colorado", "Highway Toes"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mascots 2016
Family Tree 2013 TV Series 8 episodes
The 84th Annual Academy Awards 2012 TV Special focus group segment
The Thick of It 2007 TV Movie
For Your Consideration 2006
A Mighty Wind 2003
Best in Show 2000
D.O.A. 1999 TV Movie
Almost Heroes 1998
Waiting for Guffman 1996
Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman 1993 TV Movie
Morton & Hayes 1991 TV Series 5 episodes
Trying Times 1989 TV Series 1 episode
The Big Picture 1989
Tall Tales & Legends 1986 TV Series 1 episode
Saturday Night Live TV Series 1 episode, 1984 film segment director - 1 episode, 1984

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
For Your Consideration 2006 musician: guitar
Best in Show 2000 musician: sitar - as Lord Haden-Guest
Spinal Tap: The Final Tour 1998 Video short musician
Waiting for Guffman 1996 composer: lyrics
A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out 1992 TV Movie musician
Spinal Tap: Break Like the Wind - The Videos 1992 Video short musician
Morton & Hayes 1991 TV Series composer - 7 episodes
Saturday Night Live 1984 TV Series musician - 2 episodes
This Is Spinal Tap 1984 musician
The Joe Franklin Show 1984 TV Series musician - 1 episode
The T.V. Show 1979 TV Movie composer: special musical material / musician
Lemmings 1973 Video documentary music arranger / musician

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Family Tree 2013 TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
Her Master's Voice 2012 Documentary executive producer
A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out 1992 TV Movie producer
Morton & Hayes 1991 TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Likely Stories, Vol. 1 1981 TV Movie producer

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Family Tree 2013 TV Series 8 episodes
Waiting for Guffman 1996
Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman 1993 TV Movie
A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out 1992 TV Movie
Spinal Tap: Break Like the Wind - The Videos 1992 Video short as Nigel Tufnel
This Is Spinal Tap 1984

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts 2009 TV Special director: archive footage

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood Hoax 2015 Documentary dedicatee
The Artist as a Young Man: A Portrait of Cameron Fairchild 2008 Short special thanks
Code of Conduct 2001 Video documentary short special thanks
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School 1990 Short angel

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Emerson: Pictures of an Exhibitionist post-production Himself
The British Academy Britannia Awards 2016 TV Movie Himself - presenter
DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the National Lampoon 2015 Documentary Himself / Actor
Misery Loves Comedy 2015 Documentary Himself
World of Warcraft: Looking for Group 2014 Documentary Himself - Interviewee
When Rock Goes Acoustic 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself - Spinal Tap
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show 2011 TV Series Himself
An Extras Night In 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Chickenfoot: Additional Footage 2010 Video documentary Himself
Chickenfoot: Get Your Buzz on Live 2009 Video documentary Nigel Tufnel
The Curators of Comedy: Behind-the-Scenes of 'Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian' 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Unwigged & Unplugged Live Concert DVD: An Evening with Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer 2009 Video documentary Himself
A Night at the Office 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
WUSA 9 News 2009 TV Series Himself
Breakfast Television 2009 TV Series Himself
Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann 2009 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2009 TV Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2009 TV Series Himself
Channel 4 News 2009 TV Series Himself
New Heroes of Comedy 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project 2007 Documentary Himself
Fox News 2007 TV Series Himself
Live Earth 2007 TV Special documentary Nigel Tufnel
Film '72 2004-2007 TV Series Himself
Ricky Gervais Meets... Christopher Guest 2006 TV Movie Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2006 TV Series Himself
Mrs Henderson Presents: Making Of 2006 Video documentary short Himself
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
Live from the Academy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
Today 2003 TV Series Himself
In Entertainment 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
The Panel 2003 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 2003 TV Series Himself
Fox and Friends 2003 TV Series Himself
CBS News Sunday Morning 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
At the IFC Center 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Festival Pass with Chris Gore 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Dennis Miller Live 2002 TV Series Himself
As You Wish: The Story of 'The Princess Bride' 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Code of Conduct 2001 Video documentary short Himself
The British Comedy Awards 2001 2001 TV Special Himself
Just for Laughs: Montreal Comedy Festival 2001 TV Special documentary Nigel Tufnel (2001) (2003)
The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards 2001 Himself
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2000 TV Series documentary Nigel Tufnel
Showbiz Today 2000 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 25 1999 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Directors 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Celebrity Profile 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
HBO First Look 1998 TV Series documentary Interviewee: Voices of Slamfist / Scratch-It
Brit Awards 1998 1998 TV Special Nigel Tufnel - Presenter
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1997 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 1997 TV Series Himself
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
Cybermania '94: Ultimate Gamers Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Presenter
ABC in Concert 1992 TV Series documentary Nigel Tufnel
The Freddie Mercury Tribute: Concert for AIDS Awareness 1992 TV Movie documentary Nigel Tufnel
The 19th Annual American Music Awards 1992 TV Special Nigel Tufnel - Presenter
MTV Video Music Awards 1991 1991 TV Special Nigel Tufnel - Presenter
Billy Crystal: Midnight Train to Moscow 1989 TV Special documentary The Voice
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary 1989 TV Special Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself
Billy Crystal: Don't Get Me Started - The Lost Minutes 1987 TV Special short Chip Dimentebella
Billy Crystal: Don't Get Me Started - The Billy Crystal Special 1986 TV Special documentary Chip Dimentebella
David Letterman's Holiday Film Festival 1985 TV Movie Himself (segment "The Making Of You Wouldn't Believe Our World")
Late Night with David Letterman 1984 TV Series Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1979 TV Series Nigel Tufnel
TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards 1976 TV Special documentary Himself
Super Bowl 1976 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Lily Tomlin Special 1975 TV Special Various
Lemmings 1973 Video documentary

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live from New York! 2015 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving Special 2014 TV Special Ed's Father
SNL Shorts 2014 TV Movie Director (uncredited)
SNL Sports Spectacular 2014 TV Movie Director (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving 2013 TV Special Daddy Grimley (uncredited)
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2011 TV Series Count Tyrone Rugen
Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars 2010 TV Special Director (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts 2009 TV Special Director (uncredited)
The Comedy Map of Britain 2008 TV Series documentary Nigel Tufnel
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found 2005 TV Special documentary Various
The Comedians' Comedian 2005 TV Movie documentary
Spinal Tap Goes to 20 2004 TV Movie documentary
Inside the Actors Studio 2003 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies 2000 TV Special Rajeev Vindaloo (uncredited)
SNL: 25 Years of Music 1999 TV Movie Nigel Tufnel
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy 1998 Video documentary Mort Schmegman (uncredited)
Beavis and Butt-Head 1993 TV Series Nigel Tufnel
Late Night with David Letterman 1984 TV Series Nigel Tufnel

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Acting by an Ensemble Mrs Henderson Presents (2005) · Judi Dench
· Bob Hoskins
· Will Young
· Kelly Reilly
· Thelma Barlow
· Anna Brewster
· Rosalind Halstead
· Sarah Solemani
· Natalia Tena
2004 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Song A Mighty Wind (2003) · Michael McKean
· Eugene Levy
2004 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Ensemble Cast A Mighty Wind (2003) · Bob Balaban
· Ed Begley Jr.
· Jennifer Coolidge
· Laura Harris
· John Michael Higgins
· Michael Hitchcock
· Linda Kash
· Don Lake
· Eugene Levy
· Jane Lynch
· Michael Mantell
· Michael McKean
· Larry Miller
· Christopher Moynihan
· Catherine O'Hara
· Jim Piddock
· Parker Posey
· Harry Shearer
· Deborah Theaker
· Fred Willard
2004 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media A Mighty Wind (2003) · Eugene Levy
· Michael McKean
2004 Comedy Film Honor US Comedy Arts Festival Best Director A Mighty Wind (2003)
2003 Seattle Film Critics Award Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Music A Mighty Wind (2003) · John Michael Higgins (songs)
· Eugene Levy (songs)
· Michael McKean (songs)
· Catherine O'Hara (songs)
· Annette O'Toole (songs)
· Harry Shearer (songs)
· Jeffery C.J. Vanston (songs)
2001 Video Premiere Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best DVD Audio Commentary This Is Spinal Tap (1984) · Michael McKean
· Harry Shearer
1998 Lone Star Film & Television Award Lone Star Film & Television Awards Best Director Waiting for Guffman (1996)
1976 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special The Lily Tomlin Special (1975) · Jane Wagner
· Lorne Michaels
· Ann Elder
· Earl Pomerantz
· Jim Rusk
· Lily Tomlin
· Rod Warren
· George Yanok

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Screenwriter For Your Consideration (2006) · Eugene Levy
2007 Grand Special Prize Deauville Film Festival For Your Consideration (2006)
2006 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Ensemble Performance For Your Consideration (2006) · Bob Balaban
· Jennifer Coolidge
· John Michael Higgins
· Eugene Levy
· Jane Lynch
· Michael McKean
· Catherine O'Hara
· Parker Posey
· Harry Shearer
· Fred Willard
2006 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst On-Screen Hairstyle For Your Consideration (2006)
2004 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Original Song A Mighty Wind (2003) · Eugene Levy
· Michael McKean
2004 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast A Mighty Wind (2003) · Bob Balaban
· Ed Begley Jr.
· Jennifer Coolidge
· Paul Dooley
· John Michael Higgins
· Michael Hitchcock
· Don Lake
· Eugene Levy
· Jane Lynch
· Michael McKean
· Larry Miller
· Christopher Moynihan
· Catherine O'Hara
· Parker Posey
· Harry Shearer
· Fred Willard
2004 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay A Mighty Wind (2003) · Eugene Levy
2004 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Song A Mighty Wind (2003) · Eugene Levy (music, lyrics, and performed by)
· Annette O'Toole (music, lyrics, and performed by)
2004 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Acting A Mighty Wind (2003) · Bob Balaban
· Ed Begley Jr.
· Jennifer Coolidge
· Laura Harris
· John Michael Higgins
· Michael Hitchcock
· Linda Kash
· Don Lake
· Eugene Levy
· Jane Lynch
· Michael Mantell
· Michael McKean
· Larry Miller
· Christopher Moynihan
· Catherine O'Hara
· Jim Piddock
· Parker Posey
· Harry Shearer
· Deborah Theaker
· Fred Willard
2001 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Best in Show (2000)
2001 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Director Best in Show (2000)
2001 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical Best in Show (2000)
2001 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Best in Show (2000) · Eugene Levy
1998 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead Waiting for Guffman (1996)
1998 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay Waiting for Guffman (1996) · Eugene Levy
1995 International Fantasy Film Award Fantasporto Best Film Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (1993)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Music A Mighty Wind (2003) · Catherine O'Hara
· Annette O'Toole
· Harry Shearer
· Jeffery C.J. Vanston
· Michael McKean
· Eugene Levy
· John Michael Higgins
2003 Seattle Film Critics Award Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Screenplay, Original A Mighty Wind (2003) · Eugene Levy


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#Fact
1 The five films that most influenced the director Christopher Guest: La Strada (1954) - Federico Fellini, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) - Stanley Kubrick, Broadway Danny Rose (1984) - Woody Allen, Cul-De-Sac (1966) - Roman Polanski, Sherlock Jr. (1924) - Buster Keaton.
2 He has been a skilled guitarist since the 1960s and has displayed his talents in both Spinal Tap projects and A Mighty Wind (2003). He actually became acquainted with frequent co-stars and on-screen band mates Michael McKean and Harry Shearer at music venues before the three decided to make a career as comedic actors.
3 Uncle of Elizabeth Guest and Julia Haden Guest.
4 Attended the House of Lords regularly until the passage of the House of Lords Act 1999 barred most hereditary peers from their seats.
5 Christopher dropped the Haden from his surname when he started going to acting auditions in his 20s; he thought it sounded long-winded and distracting.
6 Was the muse for an Asian-American short comedic film entitled Pax Importi Modellus: The Rise of the Import Model (2004), which has gained international attention.
7 Lived in New York in the 1960s.
8 In 2005, announced his intention to stop making mockumentary films, because he doesn't find them funny anymore.
9 His character from This Is Spinal Tap (1984), Nigel Tuffnel, is partially a spoof of British rocker Jeff Beck
10 Christopher's father, Peter Haden-Guest, was a British hereditary lord, an actor, and a dancer, who ended up a UN diplomat. Christopher's father's family was a mix of English, Dutch Jewish, German Jewish, and Scottish ancestry (including distant American-born ancestors). Christopher's mother, Jean Pauline (Hindes), was the daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants.
11 Guest shoots 10-minute scenes to let the improvisations unfold organically and ends up with about 60 hours of film, which is then edited down over a year and a half to 90 minutes.
12 Son-in-law of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh.
13 Brother-in-law of actress Kelly Curtis and Pamela Guest.
14 When a publicity photo of Guest and his co-stars from This Is Spinal Tap (1984) ran in Rolling Stone magazine, Jamie Lee Curtis saw the picture, fell in love and gave her phone number to Guest's agent. They dated and eventually married.
15 His idol growing up was comedian Peter Sellers.
16 Has two adopted children, Annie Guest (December 1986) and Thomas (March 1996). Under the terms of the letters patent that created the Barony of Haden-Guest, they cannot inherit the title, but they can use the courtesy title of the Honourable before their first names.
17 Half-brother of journalist Anthony Haden-Guest, the bibulous English socialite and journalist satirized by Tom Wolfe in The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990).
18 Older brother of actor Nicholas Guest, who is heir presumptive to the family title. (As Christopher's children are adopted, they cannot inherit the barony).
19 Guest became the 5th Baron Haden-Guest, of Saling in the County of Essex, when his father died in 1996.

#Quote
1 On being banned (as a hereditary peer) from the House of Lords: There's no question that the old system was unfair. I mean, why should you be born to this? But now it's all just sheer cronyism. The Prime Minister can put in whoever he wants and bus them in to vote. The Upper House should be an elected body, it's that simple.
2 I don't work with high-concept things that start with a premise, "Wouldn't it be funny if there was this spy who met a ..." For me, it could be, "What about people who sell shoes? That must be a bizarre world ... when they meet at conventions and talk about shoes."
3 But 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.
4 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.
5 I liked directing The Big Picture (1989). I was happy with it, but I remembered working on "Spinal Tap" and what a joy it was to make and how much we made each other laugh.
6 "It's real acting, in a sense. You're reacting spontaneously to things you've never heard before. You can either do it or not, and if you're with a bunch of people who can, there's nothing more fun." - on improvised acting.
7 "Silliness framed in intelligence. Even when it's stupid, you know intelligent people are doing it and that makes it a different joke. Stupid comedy over here [in America] is just plain stupid. It's moronic and I don't find it funny at all." - when asked to define the tradition of English humor.
8 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. I loved The Goons and then I got into "Beyond the Fringe" and by accident I met Jonathan Miller and those guys. And, of course, they led straight to [Monty] Python.
9 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 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.
10 Comedy is like music. You have to know the key and you have to find players with good chops.
11 No. I don't talk about the family. This is kind of an on-going thing that gets, honestly, to be kind of tiresome, only because, you know, you meet people in Boston and they say, 'Boy, what's it like to wake up with Jamie Lee Curtis?' Well, you know what? We've been married for 12 years, and we have kids, and it's not like we're living some bizarre life here. We go home and we wear sweatpants and the baby takes a dump and we change the diaper. I don't mean to put you off here, but I just tend not to talk about it.

#Trademark
1 Has a remarkable ability to alter his appearance and voice, making each of his characters completely unique
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