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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
Mascots2016Corky St. Clair
Family Tree2013TV SeriesDave Chadwick / Phineas Chadwick
Spinal Tap: Back from the Dead2009VideoNigel Tufnel
Stonehenge: 'Tis a Magic Place2009ShortNigel Tufnel
The Invention of Lying2009Nathan Goldfrappe
The Daily Show2000-2009TV SeriesNigel Tufnel
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesNigel Tufnel
Glastonbury 20092009TV SeriesNigel Tufnel (as Spinal Tap)
Channel 4 News2007-2009TV SeriesNigel Tufnel
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesNigel Tufnel
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian2009Ivan the Terrible
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesNigel Tufnel
SpongeBob SquarePants2007TV SeriesStanley S. SquarePants
CNN Newsroom2007TV SeriesNigel Tufnel
Breakfast2007TV SeriesNigel Tufnel
The Harry Smith Project Live2006VideoAlan Barrows
For Your Consideration2006Jay Berman
Mrs Henderson Presents2005Lord Cromer
Just for Laughs2003TV SeriesNigel Tufnel
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2003TV SeriesAlan Barrows
MADtv2003TV SeriesAlan Barrows
The View2003TV SeriesAlan Barrows
Late Show with David Letterman2000-2003TV SeriesAlan Barrows Nigel Tufnel
A Mighty Wind2003Alan Barrows
Catching Up with Marty DiBergi2000Video shortNigel Tufnel
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2000TV SeriesNigel Tufnel
Best in Show2000Harlan Pepper
The Early Show2000TV SeriesNigel Tufnel
The List2000TV SeriesNigel Tufnel
D.O.A.1999TV Movie
Dilbert1999TV SeriesThe Dupey
Small Soldiers1998Slamfist Scratch-It (voice)
Spinal Tap: The Final Tour1998Video shortNigel Tufnel
Waiting for Guffman1996Corky St. Clair
Animaniacs1993TV SeriesUmlatt
Joe Satriani: The Satch Tapes1993VideoNigel Tufnel
A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out1992TV MovieNigel Tufnel (Spinal Tap) / Alan Barrows (The Folksmen)
Spinal Tap: Break Like the Wind - The Videos1992Video shortNigel Tufnel (as Nigel Tufnel)
The Arsenio Hall Show1992TV SeriesNigel Tufnel
A Few Good Men1992Dr. Stone
Halloween Jam at Universal Studios1992TV MovieNigel Tufnel
A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica1992Video documentaryNigel Tufnel
American Bandstand's 40th Anniversary Special1992TV MovieNigel Tufnel - Member of Spinal Tap (uncredited)
Fox News1992TV SeriesNigel Tufnel
The Simpsons1992TV SeriesNigel Tufnel
Tonight with Jonathan Ross1992TV SeriesNigel Tufnel
Good Morning America1992TV SeriesNigel Tufnel
Headbangers Ball1992TV SeriesNigel Tufnel - Host
Rockline on MTV1992TV SeriesNigel Tufnel
Amnesty International's Big 301991TV MovieNigel Tufnel
MTV News: The Week in Rock1991TV SeriesNigel Tufnel
Morton & Hayes1991TV SeriesEl Supremo / Crooner / Dr. Von Astor
Hard 'N Heavy Volume 81990Video documentaryNigel Tufnel - Spinal Tap
Partners in Life1990TV MovieEl Supremo
I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood1989TV MovieAntoninus DiMentabella
Sticky Fingers1988Sam
The Princess Bride1987Count Rugen
Beyond Therapy1987Bob
Little Shop of Horrors1986The First Customer
Martin Short: Concert for the North Americas1985TV MovieRajiv Vindaloo
Saturday Night Live1984-1985TV SeriesVarious / Saturday Night News Anchor / Frank Lubar / ...
True Confessions1985TV Series
This Is Spinal Tap1984Nigel Tufnel
The Joe Franklin Show1984TV SeriesNigel Tufnel
Likely Stories, Vol. 31983TV SeriesFrankie
Close Ties1983TV MovieIra
St. Elsewhere1982TV SeriesH.J. Cummings
A Piano for Mrs. Cimino1982TV MoviePhilip Ryan
Million Dollar Infield1982TV MovieBucky Frische
Heartbeeps1981Calvin
Likely Stories, Vol. 11981TV Movie
B.C. Rock1980No Lobes (English version, voice)
The Long Riders1980Charlie Ford
Haywire1980TV MovieThe T.V. Director
The Last Word1979Roger
The T.V. Show1979TV MovieVarious Characters
Blind Ambition1979TV Mini-SeriesJeb Stuart Magruder
The Chevy Chase National Humor Test1979TV MovieVarious (uncredited)
Girlfriends1978Eric
The Billion Dollar Bubble1978
Laverne & Shirley1978TV SeriesGreg Harris
All in the Family1977TV SeriesJim
It Happened One Christmas1977TV MovieHarry Bailey
The Andros Targets1977TV SeriesGordon Hamilton
The TVTV Show1976TV MovieVarious
Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell1975TV SeriesVarious
Shame of the Jungle1975Chief M'Bulu / Short / Nurse (English version, voice)
The Fortune1975Boy Lover
Death Wish1974Patrolman Reilly
The Hot Rock1972Policeman
The Hospital1971Resident (uncredited)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Chevy Chase National Humor Test1979TV Movie written by
Peeping Times1978TV Movie
TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards1976TV Special documentary
Super Bowl1976TV Movie documentary
The TVTV Show1976TV Movie
Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell1975TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Lily Tomlin Special1975TV Special
Lemmings1973Video documentary
Mascots2016
Family TreeTV Series creator - 8 episodes, 2013 written by - 8 episodes, 2013
For Your Consideration2006written by
A Mighty Wind2003written by
Best in Show2000written by
D.O.A.1999TV Movie
Spinal Tap: The Final Tour1998Video short
Waiting for Guffman1996written by
A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out1992TV Movie
Spinal Tap: Break Like the Wind - The Videos1992Video short as Nigel Tufnel
Morton & Hayes1991TV Series written by - 2 episodes
The Big Picture1989screenplay / story
Saturday Night LiveTV Series writer - 17 episodes, 1984 - 1985 written by - 1 episode, 1984
This Is Spinal Tap1984written by
Likely Stories, Vol. 31983TV Series "Split Decision"
Likely Stories, Vol. 11981TV Movie
The T.V. Show1979TV Movie

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Family Tree2013TV Series writer - 8 episodes
It Might Get Loud2008Documentary writer: "Big Bottom"
Guitar Hero II2006Video Game "TONIGHT I'M GONNA ROCK YOU TONIGHT"
Supernatural2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
For Your Consideration2006writer: "The Purim Song", "Stand Up", "You Were Never There for Me"
A Mighty Wind2003performer: "Irv's Blues" / writer: "Old Joe's Place", "Just That Kinda Day", "Skeletons of Quinto", "Barnyard Symphony", "A Mighty Wind"
Best in Show2000performer: "Louisiana Nights" / writer: "Louisiana Nights"
Waiting for Guffman1996performer: "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 30001994-1996TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman1993TV Movie performer: "Too Many Nights", "Down in Louisiana" / writer: "Too Many Nights", "Down in Louisiana"
Beavis and Butt-Head1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Simpsons1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Amnesty International's Big 301991TV Movie writer: "Big Bottom"
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead1991writer: "Gimme Some Money"
Soundgarden: Louder Than Live1990Video writer: "Big Bottom / Earache My Eye" Medley
The Big Picture1989writer: "The Whites of Their Eyes"
Saturday Night LiveTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1984 performer - 1 episode, 1984
This Is Spinal Tap1984performer: "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
Lemmings1973Video 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
Mascots2016
Family Tree2013TV Series 8 episodes
The 84th Annual Academy Awards2012TV Special focus group segment
The Thick of It2007TV Movie
For Your Consideration2006
A Mighty Wind2003
Best in Show2000
D.O.A.1999TV Movie
Almost Heroes1998
Waiting for Guffman1996
Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman1993TV Movie
Morton & Hayes1991TV Series 5 episodes
Trying Times1989TV Series 1 episode
The Big Picture1989
Tall Tales & Legends1986TV Series 1 episode
Saturday Night LiveTV Series 1 episode, 1984 film segment director - 1 episode, 1984

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
For Your Consideration2006musician: guitar
Best in Show2000musician: sitar - as Lord Haden-Guest
Spinal Tap: The Final Tour1998Video short musician
Waiting for Guffman1996composer: lyrics
A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out1992TV Movie musician
Spinal Tap: Break Like the Wind - The Videos1992Video short musician
Morton & Hayes1991TV Series composer - 7 episodes
Saturday Night Live1984TV Series musician - 2 episodes
This Is Spinal Tap1984musician
The Joe Franklin Show1984TV Series musician - 1 episode
The T.V. Show1979TV Movie composer: special musical material / musician
Lemmings1973Video documentary music arranger / musician

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Family Tree2013TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
Her Master's Voice2012Documentary executive producer
A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out1992TV Movie producer
Morton & Hayes1991TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Likely Stories, Vol. 11981TV Movie producer

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Family Tree2013TV Series 8 episodes
Waiting for Guffman1996
Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman1993TV Movie
A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out1992TV Movie
Spinal Tap: Break Like the Wind - The Videos1992Video short as Nigel Tufnel
This Is Spinal Tap1984

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts2009TV Special director: archive footage

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood Hoax2015Documentary dedicatee
The Artist as a Young Man: A Portrait of Cameron Fairchild2008Short special thanks
Code of Conduct2001Video documentary short special thanks
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School1990Short angel

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Emerson: Pictures of an Exhibitionistpost-productionHimself
The British Academy Britannia Awards2016TV MovieHimself - presenter
DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the National Lampoon2015DocumentaryHimself / Actor
Misery Loves Comedy2015DocumentaryHimself
World of Warcraft: Looking for Group2014DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
When Rock Goes Acoustic2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - Spinal Tap
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show2011TV SeriesHimself
An Extras Night In2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Chickenfoot: Additional Footage2010Video documentaryHimself
Chickenfoot: Get Your Buzz on Live2009Video documentaryNigel Tufnel
The Curators of Comedy: Behind-the-Scenes of 'Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian'2009Video documentary shortHimself
Unwigged & Unplugged Live Concert DVD: An Evening with Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer2009Video documentaryHimself
A Night at the Office2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
WUSA 9 News2009TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast Television2009TV SeriesHimself
Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann2009TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2009TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2009TV SeriesHimself
Channel 4 News2009TV SeriesHimself
New Heroes of Comedy2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project2007DocumentaryHimself
Fox News2007TV SeriesHimself
Live Earth2007TV Special documentaryNigel Tufnel
Film '722004-2007TV SeriesHimself
Ricky Gervais Meets... Christopher Guest2006TV MovieHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2006TV SeriesHimself
Mrs Henderson Presents: Making Of2006Video documentary shortHimself
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 76th Annual Academy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Live from the Academy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Today2003TV SeriesHimself
In Entertainment2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Panel2003TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2003TV SeriesHimself
Fox and Friends2003TV SeriesHimself
CBS News Sunday Morning2003TV Series documentaryHimself
At the IFC Center2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Festival Pass with Chris Gore2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Dennis Miller Live2002TV SeriesHimself
As You Wish: The Story of 'The Princess Bride'2001Video documentary shortHimself
Code of Conduct2001Video documentary shortHimself
The British Comedy Awards 20012001TV SpecialHimself
Just for Laughs: Montreal Comedy Festival2001TV Special documentaryNigel Tufnel (2001) (2003)
The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards2001Himself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryNigel Tufnel
Showbiz Today2000TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Directors1999TV Series documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Celebrity Profile1998TV Series documentaryHimself
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
HBO First Look1998TV Series documentaryInterviewee: Voices of Slamfist / Scratch-It
Brit Awards 19981998TV SpecialNigel Tufnel - Presenter
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1997TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show1997TV SeriesHimself
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Cybermania '94: Ultimate Gamers Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
ABC in Concert1992TV Series documentaryNigel Tufnel
The Freddie Mercury Tribute: Concert for AIDS Awareness1992TV Movie documentaryNigel Tufnel
The 19th Annual American Music Awards1992TV SpecialNigel Tufnel - Presenter
MTV Video Music Awards 19911991TV SpecialNigel Tufnel - Presenter
Billy Crystal: Midnight Train to Moscow1989TV Special documentaryThe Voice
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary1989TV SpecialHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Billy Crystal: Don't Get Me Started - The Lost Minutes1987TV Special shortChip Dimentebella
Billy Crystal: Don't Get Me Started - The Billy Crystal Special1986TV Special documentaryChip Dimentebella
David Letterman's Holiday Film Festival1985TV MovieHimself (segment "The Making Of You Wouldn't Believe Our World")
Late Night with David Letterman1984TV SeriesHimself
New American Bandstand 19651979TV SeriesNigel Tufnel
TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards1976TV Special documentaryHimself
Super Bowl1976TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Lily Tomlin Special1975TV SpecialVarious
Lemmings1973Video documentary

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live from New York!2015DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving Special2014TV SpecialEd's Father
SNL Shorts2014TV MovieDirector (uncredited)
SNL Sports Spectacular2014TV MovieDirector (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving2013TV SpecialDaddy Grimley (uncredited)
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV SeriesCount Tyrone Rugen
Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars2010TV SpecialDirector (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts2009TV SpecialDirector (uncredited)
The Comedy Map of Britain2008TV Series documentaryNigel Tufnel
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found2005TV Special documentaryVarious
The Comedians' Comedian2005TV Movie documentary
Spinal Tap Goes to 202004TV Movie documentary
Inside the Actors Studio2003TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies2000TV SpecialRajeev Vindaloo (uncredited)
SNL: 25 Years of Music1999TV MovieNigel Tufnel
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy1998Video documentaryMort Schmegman (uncredited)
Beavis and Butt-Head1993TV SeriesNigel Tufnel
Late Night with David Letterman1984TV SeriesNigel Tufnel

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Acting by an EnsembleMrs Henderson Presents (2005)· Judi Dench
· Bob Hoskins
· Will Young
· Kelly Reilly
· Thelma Barlow
· Anna Brewster
· Rosalind Halstead
· Sarah Solemani
· Natalia Tena
2004Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest SongA Mighty Wind (2003)· Michael McKean
· Eugene Levy
2004FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Ensemble CastA 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
2004GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaA Mighty Wind (2003)· Eugene Levy
· Michael McKean
2004Comedy Film HonorUS Comedy Arts FestivalBest DirectorA Mighty Wind (2003)
2003Seattle Film Critics AwardSeattle Film Critics AwardsBest MusicA 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)
2001Video Premiere AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest DVD Audio CommentaryThis Is Spinal Tap (1984)· Michael McKean
· Harry Shearer
1998Lone Star Film & Television AwardLone Star Film & Television AwardsBest DirectorWaiting for Guffman (1996)
1976Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music SpecialThe 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
2007Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest ScreenwriterFor Your Consideration (2006)· Eugene Levy
2007Grand Special PrizeDeauville Film FestivalFor Your Consideration (2006)
2006Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceFor 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
2006Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst On-Screen HairstyleFor Your Consideration (2006)
2004Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsOriginal SongA Mighty Wind (2003)· Eugene Levy
· Michael McKean
2004Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastA 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
2004Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest ScreenplayA Mighty Wind (2003)· Eugene Levy
2004OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original SongA Mighty Wind (2003)· Eugene Levy (music, lyrics, and performed by)
· Annette O'Toole (music, lyrics, and performed by)
2004PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingA 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
2001American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureBest in Show (2000)
2001Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest DirectorBest in Show (2000)
2001Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalBest in Show (2000)
2001WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenBest in Show (2000)· Eugene Levy
1998Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male LeadWaiting for Guffman (1996)
1998Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest ScreenplayWaiting for Guffman (1996)· Eugene Levy
1995International Fantasy Film AwardFantasportoBest FilmAttack of the 50 Ft. Woman (1993)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest MusicA Mighty Wind (2003)· Catherine O'Hara
· Annette O'Toole
· Harry Shearer
· Jeffery C.J. Vanston
· Michael McKean
· Eugene Levy
· John Michael Higgins
2003Seattle Film Critics AwardSeattle Film Critics AwardsBest Screenplay, OriginalA Mighty Wind (2003)· Eugene Levy


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#Fact
1The 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.
2He 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.
3Uncle of Elizabeth Guest and Julia Haden Guest.
4Attended the House of Lords regularly until the passage of the House of Lords Act 1999 barred most hereditary peers from their seats.
5Christopher dropped the Haden from his surname when he started going to acting auditions in his 20s; he thought it sounded long-winded and distracting.
6Was 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.
7Lived in New York in the 1960s.
8In 2005, announced his intention to stop making mockumentary films, because he doesn't find them funny anymore.
9His character from This Is Spinal Tap (1984), Nigel Tuffnel, is partially a spoof of British rocker Jeff Beck
10Christopher'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.
11Guest 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.
12Son-in-law of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh.
13Brother-in-law of actress Kelly Curtis and Pamela Guest.
14When 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.
15His idol growing up was comedian Peter Sellers.
16Has 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.
17Half-brother of journalist Anthony Haden-Guest, the bibulous English socialite and journalist satirized by Tom Wolfe in The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990).
18Older brother of actor Nicholas Guest, who is heir presumptive to the family title. (As Christopher's children are adopted, they cannot inherit the barony).
19Guest became the 5th Baron Haden-Guest, of Saling in the County of Essex, when his father died in 1996.

#Quote
1On 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.
2I 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."
3But 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.
4The 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.
5I 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.
8I 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.
9People 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.
10Comedy is like music. You have to know the key and you have to find players with good chops.
11No. 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
1Has a remarkable ability to alter his appearance and voice, making each of his characters completely unique

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