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John Cleese

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 49 films, with $7,500,264,025 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #59)
Best-Known Acting Roles: King Harold (Shrek 2), King Harold (Shrek the Third), King (Shrek Forever After), Nearly Headless Nick (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone), King Gristle Sr. (Trolls)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Croods (Story Creator)
Most productive collaborators: Chris Sanders, Chris Columbus, Daniel Radcliffe, Nicolas Cage, Rupert Grint

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  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits
  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting14$2,079,182,363$3,252,343,245$5,331,525,608
Lead Ensemble Member3$76,615,916$30,000,000$106,615,916
Narrator2$33,896,984$23,933,147$57,830,131
Leading2$19,533,704$11,484,747$31,018,451
Cameo1$261,987,880$616,991,754$878,979,634
(Unclassified)27$612,906,964$481,387,321$1,094,294,285
In Technical RolesStory Creator1$187,168,425$385,900,000$573,068,425

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Planes

November 17th, 2013

Planes started out as a direct-to-DVD sequel, but sometime during production, someone decided the script was good enough to be made into a theatrical release. This isn't the first time this has happened. Return to Neverland took the same route. That film wasn't loved by critics, but it did well for its production budget. Planes was huge at the box office, pulling in more than $200 million worldwide, which is much more than a lot of people thought it would pull in. Did it do so well because it was also better than expected? Or did it thrive because it was the last animated film of the summer, so it had no competition? More...

Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
1/26/2018 Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad   $0 $0 $0
11/4/2016 Trolls King Gristle Sr.   $142,380,005 $165,300,000 $307,680,005
11/1/2016 A.C.O.R.N.S.: Operation Crackdown Mr. Bellwood  $0 $0 $0
8/9/2013 Disney Planes Bulldog  $90,282,580 $147,776,989 $238,059,569
11/2/2012 A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue S… Himself  $5,102 $0 $5,102
10/14/2011 The Big Year Historical Montage Narrator  $7,204,138 $480,386 $7,684,524
7/15/2011 Winnie the Pooh Narrator  $26,692,846 $23,452,761 $50,145,607
5/21/2010 Shrek Forever After King  $238,736,787 $517,507,886 $756,244,673
11/20/2009 Planet 51   $42,194,060 $66,802,053 $108,996,113
2/6/2009 The Pink Panther 2 Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfus  $35,922,978 $34,100,000 $70,022,978
12/12/2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still Professor Barnhardt  $79,366,978 $153,700,000 $233,066,978
9/19/2008 Igor Dr. Glickenstein  $19,528,602 $11,484,747 $31,013,349
5/17/2007 Shrek the Third King Harold  $322,719,944 $484,610,992 $807,330,936
2/13/2007 Man About Town Dr. Primkin  $0 $0 $0
12/15/2006 Charlotte's Web Samuel the Sheep  $82,985,708 $61,000,000 $143,985,708
8/19/2005 Valiant Mercury  $19,478,106 $44,710,281 $64,188,387
6/16/2004 Around the World in 80 Days Grizzled Sergeant  $24,004,159 $48,000,000 $72,004,159
5/19/2004 Shrek 2 King Harold  $441,226,247 $495,781,885 $937,008,132
11/14/2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action Waiter  $20,950,820 $33,589,842 $54,540,662
6/27/2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Alex's Father  $100,814,328 $126,385,672 $227,200,000
12/25/2002 Pinocchio (voice - US version)  $3,681,811 $28,000,000 $31,681,811
11/22/2002 Die Another Day $160,942,139 $271,000,000 $431,942,139
11/15/2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Nearly Headless Nick  $261,987,880 $616,991,754 $878,979,634
8/16/2002 The Adventures of Pluto Nash James  $4,411,102 $2,683,893 $7,094,995
11/16/2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Nearly Headless Nick  $317,575,550 $657,179,821 $974,755,371
8/17/2001 Rat Race Donald Sinclair  $56,607,223 $30,000,000 $86,607,223
1/28/2000 Isn't She Great Henry Marcus  $2,954,405 $0 $2,954,405
11/19/1999 The World is Not Enough $126,930,660 $234,800,000 $361,730,660
4/2/1999 The Out-of-Towners Mr. Mersault  $28,544,120 $0 $28,544,120
10/31/1997 The Wind in the Willows Mr. Toad's Lawyer  $72,844 $0 $72,844
7/16/1997 George Of The Jungle An Ape Named 'Ape'  $105,263,257 $69,200,000 $174,463,257
1/24/1997 Fierce Creatures Rollo Lee  $9,254,184 $0 $9,254,184
12/25/1994 The Jungle Book Dr. Plumford  $44,342,956 $0 $44,342,956
11/18/1994 The Swan Princess Jean-Bob (voice)  $9,771,658 $0 $9,771,658
11/4/1994 Frankenstein Mentor, Dr. Waldeman  $22,006,296 $90,000,000 $112,006,296
4/30/1993 Splitting Heirs Raoul P. Shadgrind  $3,246,063 $0 $3,246,063
11/22/1991 An American Tail: Fievel Goes West Cat R. Waul  $20,218,664 $0 $20,218,664
9/22/1989 Erik the Viking Halfdan the Black  $1,932,642 $0 $1,932,642
9/15/1989 The Big Picture Bartender Frankie  $117,463 $0 $117,463
7/15/1988 A Fish Called Wanda Archibald 'Archie' Leech  $63,493,000 $0 $63,493,000
10/10/1986 Clockwise Brian Stimpson  $1,476,356 $0 $1,476,356
7/10/1985 Silverado Sheriff John Langston  $33,200,000 $0 $33,200,000
6/24/1983 Yellowbeard Harvey "Blind" Pew  $4,300,000 $0 $4,300,000
3/31/1983 The Meaning of Life Various roles  $14,929,552 $0 $14,929,552
6/25/1982 Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl Various Roles  $327,958 $0 $327,958
11/6/1981 Time Bandits Robin Hood  $37,400,000 $0 $37,400,000
6/26/1981 The Great Muppet Caper Nevil  $31,206,251 $0 $31,206,251
8/17/1979 The Life of Brian Various Roles  $20,008,693 $0 $20,008,693
5/10/1975 Monty Python and the Holy Grail Various roles  $3,427,696 $1,601,252 $5,028,948
Movies: 49Totals:$3,084,123,811$4,416,140,214$7,500,264,025
  Averages:$62,941,302$90,125,310$153,066,613
Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
10/1/2012 The Croods Story Creator $187,168,425 $385,900,000 $573,068,425
Movies: 1Totals:$187,168,425$385,900,000$573,068,425
  Averages:$187,168,425$385,900,000$573,068,425