Christopher Guest

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The Lord Haden-Guest
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Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
In office
8 April 1996 11 November 1999
Hereditary Peerage
Preceded by The 4th Baron Haden-Guest
Succeeded by Seat abolished under House of Lords Act 1999
Personal details
Born
Christopher Haden-Guest

(1948-02-05) February 5, 1948 (age 71)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Spouse(s)
Jamie Lee Curtis (m. 1984)
Children2
Parents Peter Haden-Guest
Relatives Nicholas Guest (brother)
Anthony Haden-Guest (half-brother)
Education Bard College
New York University

Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest (born February 5, 1948) is a British-American screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor, and comedian who holds dual British and American citizenship. Guest is most widely known in Hollywood for having written, directed and starred in his series of comedy films shot in mock-documentary (mockumentary) style. Many scenes and character backgrounds in Guest's films are written and directed, although actors have no rehearsal time and the ensemble improvise scenes while filming them. The series of films began with This Is Spinal Tap , and continued with Waiting for Guffman , Best In Show , A Mighty Wind , For Your Consideration , and Mascots .

Cinema of the United States Filmmaking in the USA

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A mockumentary or docucomedy is a type of movie or television show depicting fictional events but presented as a documentary.

<i>This Is Spinal Tap</i> 1984 film by Rob Reiner

This Is Spinal Tap is a 1984 American mockumentary film directed and co-written by Rob Reiner. It stars Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer as members of the fictional British heavy metal band Spinal Tap, and Reiner as Marty Di Bergi, a documentary filmmaker who follows them on their American tour. The film satirizes the behavior and musical pretensions of rock bands and the hagiographic tendencies of rock documentaries such as Gimme Shelter (1970), The Song Remains the Same (1976), and The Last Waltz (1978). Most of its dialogue was improvised and dozens of hours were filmed.

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Guest 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. [1] Though he was initially active in the Lords, his career there was cut short by the House of Lords Act 1999, which removed the right of most hereditary peers to a seat in the parliament. When using his title, he is normally styled as Lord Haden-Guest. Guest is married to actress and author Jamie Lee Curtis.

The hereditary peers form part of the peerage in the United Kingdom. As of 2019 there are 814 hereditary peers. The numbers of peers – of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the UK – whose titles are the highest they hold are: dukes, 24 ; marquesses, 34; earls, 193; viscounts, 112; barons, 444.

Baron Haden-Guest

Baron Haden-Guest, of Saling in the County of Essex, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1950 for the Labour Party politician Leslie Haden-Guest. He had previously represented Southwark North and Islington North in the House of Commons. His third son, the fourth Baron, was a United Nations official for many years.

House of Lords upper house in the Parliament of the United Kingdom

The House of Lords, also known as the House of Peers, is the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Membership is granted by appointment or else by heredity or official function. Like the House of Commons, it meets in the Palace of Westminster. Officially, the full name of the house is the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled.

Early years

Guest was born in New York City, the son of Peter Haden-Guest, a British United Nations diplomat who later became the 4th Baron Haden-Guest, and his second wife, Jean Pauline Hindes, an American former vice president of casting at CBS. [2] Guest's paternal grandfather, Leslie, Baron Haden-Guest, was a Labour Party politician, who was a convert to Judaism. Guest's paternal grandmother, a descendant of the Dutch Jewish Goldsmid family, was the daughter of Colonel Albert Goldsmid, a British officer who founded the Jewish Lads' and Girls' Brigade and the Maccabaeans. [3] [4] Guest's maternal grandparents were Jewish emigrants from Russia. [2] Both of Guest's parents had become atheists, and Guest had no religious upbringing. [4] Nearly a decade before he was born, his uncle, David Guest, a lecturer and Communist Party member, was killed in the Spanish Civil War, fighting in the International Brigades.

Peter Albert Michael Haden-Guest, 4th Baron Haden-Guest, was a British United Nations diplomat and member of the British House of Lords. A dancer and choreographer who performed as Peter Michael with the Markova-Dolin Ballet, Ballet Divertissement, Ballet Theatre, Ballet Joos, and the Repertory Dance Theatre from 1935 until 1945, Haden-Guest was a United Nations official from 1946 to 1972. He inherited his title in 1987.

United Nations Intergovernmental organization

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CBS American broadcast television network

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Guest spent parts of his childhood in his father's native United Kingdom. He attended The High School of Music & Art (New York City), studying classical music (clarinet) at the Stockbridge School in Interlaken, Massachusetts. He later took up the mandolin, became interested in country music, and played guitar with Arlo Guthrie, a fellow student at Stockbridge School. [5] Guest later began performing with bluegrass bands until he took up rock and roll. [6]

Stockbridge School

Stockbridge School was a "progressive" co-educational boarding school for adolescents near the Interlaken section of Stockbridge, Massachusetts and which operated from 1948 to 1976.

Mandolin musical instrument in the lute family (plucked, or strummed)

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Country music, also known as country and western, and hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s. It takes its roots from genres such as folk music and blues.

Guest studied acting at New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts, graduating in 1971. [7]

New York University private research university in New York, NY, United States

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Career

1970s

Guest began his career in theatre during the early 1970s with one of his earliest professional performances being the role of Norman in Michael Weller's Moonchildren for the play's American premiere at the Arena Stage in Washington D.C. in November 1971. Guest continued with the production when it moved to Broadway in 1972. The following year he began making contributions to The National Lampoon Radio Hour for a variety of National Lampoon audio recordings. He both performed comic characters (Flash Bazbo—Space Explorer, Mr. Rogers, music critic Roger de Swans, and sleazy record company rep Ron Fields) and wrote, arranged and performed numerous musical parodies (of Bob Dylan, James Taylor and others). He was featured alongside Chevy Chase and John Belushi in the Off-Broadway revue National Lampoon's Lemmings . Two of his earliest film roles were small parts as uniformed police officers in the 1972 film The Hot Rock and 1974's Death Wish .

Michael Weller American screenwriter

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Moonchildren is a play by Brooklyn-based playwright Michael Weller. The play chronicles a year in the life of the "moonchildren" referred to in the title: eight college students living communally together in an off-campus attic in the mid-1960s.

Arena Stage not-for-profit regional theater

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Guest played a small role in the 1977 All In the Family episode "Mike and Gloria Meet", where in a flashback sequence Mike and Gloria recall their first blind date, set up by Michael's college buddy Jim (Guest), who dated Gloria's girlfriend Debbie (Priscilla Lopez).

1980s

Guest's biggest role of the first two decades of his career is likely that of Nigel Tufnel in the 1984 Rob Reiner film This Is Spinal Tap . Guest made his first appearance as Tufnel on the 1978 sketch comedy program The TV Show.

Along with Martin Short, Billy Crystal and Harry Shearer, Guest was hired as a one-year only cast member for the 1984–85 season on NBC's Saturday Night Live . Recurring characters on SNL played by Guest include Frankie, of Willie and Frankie (coworkers who recount in detail physically painful situations in which they have found themselves, remarking laconically "I hate when that happens"); Herb Minkman, a shady novelty toymaker with a brother named Al (played by Crystal); Rajeev Vindaloo, an eccentric foreign man in the same vein as Andy Kaufman's Latka character from Taxi ; and Señor Cosa, a Spanish ventriloquist often seen on the recurring spoof of The Joe Franklin Show . He also experimented behind the camera with pre-filmed sketches, notably directing a documentary-style short starring Shearer and Short as synchronized swimmers. In another short film from SNL, Guest and Crystal appear as retired Negro league baseball players, "The Rooster and the King".

He appeared as Count Rugen in The Princess Bride . He had a cameo role as the first customer, a pedestrian, in the 1986 musical remake of The Little Shop of Horrors , that also featured Steve Martin. As a co-writer and director, Guest made the Hollywood satire The Big Picture .

Upon his father succeeding to the family peerage in 1987, he was known as The Hon. Christopher Haden-Guest. This was his official style and name until he inherited the barony in 1996.

1990–present

The experience of making Spinal Tap directly informed the second phase of his career. Starting in 1996, Guest began writing, directing and acting in his own series of substantially improvised films. Many of them came to be definitive examples of what came to be known as "mockumentaries"—not a term Guest appreciates in describing his unusual approach to exploring the passions that make the characters in his films so interesting. He maintains that his intention is not to mock anyone, but to explore insular, perhaps obscure communities through his method of filmmaking.

His frequent writing partner is Eugene Levy. Together, Levy, Guest and a small band of other actors have formed a loose repertory group, which appear across several films. These include Catherine O'Hara, Michael McKean, Parker Posey, Bob Balaban, Jane Lynch, John Michael Higgins, Harry Shearer, Jennifer Coolidge, Ed Begley, Jr. and Fred Willard. Guest and Levy write backgrounds for each of the characters and notecards for each specific scene, outlining the plot, and then leave it up to the actors to improvise the dialogue, which is supposed to result in a much more natural conversation than scripted dialogue would. Typically, everyone who appears in these movies receives the same fee and the same portion of profits. [8]

Guest had a guest voice-over role in the animated comedy series SpongeBob SquarePants as SpongeBob's cousin, Stanley.

Guest appeared as Dr. Stone in A Few Good Men (1992), as Lord Cromer in Mrs Henderson Presents (2005) and in the 2009 comedy The Invention of Lying .

He is also currently a member of the musical group The Beyman Bros, which he formed with childhood friend David Nichtern and Spinal Tap's current keyboardist C. J. Vanston. Their debut album Memories of Summer as a Child was released on January 20, 2009. [9]

In 2010, the United States Census Bureau paid $2.5 million to have a television commercial directed by Guest shown during television coverage of Super Bowl XLIV. [10]

Guest holds an honorary doctorate from and is a member of the board of trustees for Berklee College of Music in Boston. [11]

He was most recently the writer and producer of the HBO series, Family Tree, a lighthearted story in the style he made famous in Spinal Tap, in which the main character, Tom Chadwick, inherits a box of curios from his great aunt, spurring interest in his ancestry.

On August 11, 2015, Netflix announced that Mascots , a film about the competition for the World Mascot Association championships's Gold Fluffy Award, would debut in 2016. [12]

Family

Peerage and heirs

Coat of arms - Baron Haden-Guest, of Saling in the County of Essex Coat of Arms - Baron Haden-Guest, of Saling in the County of Essex.png
Coat of arms – Baron Haden-Guest, of Saling in the County of Essex

Guest became the 5th Baron Haden-Guest, of Great Saling, in the County of Essex, when his father died in 1996. He succeeded upon the ineligibility of his older half-brother, Anthony Haden-Guest, who was born prior to the marriage of his parents. According to an article in The Guardian , Guest attended the House of Lords regularly until the House of Lords Act 1999 barred most hereditary peers from their seats. In the article Guest remarked:

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. [1]

Ancestry

Personal life

Guest married actress Jamie Lee Curtis in 1984 at the home of their mutual friend, Rob Reiner. They have two adopted children: Anne (born 1986) and Thomas (born 1996). Because Guest's children are adopted, they cannot inherit the family barony under the terms of the letters patent that created it, though a 2004 Royal Warrant addressing the style of a peer's adopted children states that they can use courtesy titles. The current heir presumptive to the barony is Guest's younger brother, actor Nicholas Guest.

Off-stage demeanor

As reported by Louis B. Hobson, "On film, Guest is a hilariously droll comedian. In person he is serious and almost dour." He quotes Guest as saying "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." [13]

Guest was played by Seth Green in the film A Futile and Stupid Gesture.

Filmography

Film

YearTitleCreditRoleNotes
Actor Writer Director Producer
1971 The Hospital YesNoNoNoResidentUncredited
1972 The Hot Rock YesNoNoNoPoliceman
1973 National Lampoon Lemmings YesYesNoNoMusical arranger
1974 Death Wish YesNoNoNoPatrolman Jackson Reilly
1975 The Fortune YesNoNoNoBoy Lover
Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle YesNoNoNoChief M'Bulu / Short /
Nurse
Voice only
1978 Girlfriends YesNoNoNoEric
1979 The Last Word YesNoNoNoRoger
1980 The Long Riders YesNoNoNoCharley Ford
The Missing Link YesNoNoNoNo LobesEnglish version; voice
1981 Heartbeeps YesNoNoNoCalvin
1984 This Is Spinal Tap YesYesNoNo Nigel Tufnel Composer, musician
1985Martin Short: Concert for the
North Americas
YesNoNoNoRajiv Vindaloo
1986 Little Shop of Horrors YesNoNoNoThe First Customer
1987 Beyond Therapy YesNoNoNoBob
The Princess Bride YesNoNoNoCount Tyrone Rugen,
the six-fingered man
1988 Sticky Fingers YesNoNoNoSam
1989 The Big Picture NoYesYesNo
1992 A Few Good Men YesNoNoNoDr. Stone
1994 The Return of Spinal Tap YesNoNoNoNigel Tufnel
1996 Waiting for Guffman YesYesYesNoCorky St. Clair
1998 Almost Heroes NoNoYesNo
Small Soldiers YesNoNoNoSlamfist / Scratch-ItVoices
2000 Best in Show YesYesYesNoHarlan Pepper
2003 A Mighty Wind YesYesYesNoAlan Barrows
2005 Mrs Henderson Presents YesNoNoNo Lord Cromer
2006 For Your Consideration YesYesYesNoJay Berman
2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian YesNoNoNo Ivan the Terrible
The Invention of Lying YesNoNoNoNathan Goldfrappe
2012Her Master's VoiceNoNoNoYes
2016 Mascots YesYesYesNoCorky St. Clair Netflix film

Television

YearTitleCreditRoleNotes
Actor Writer Director Producer
1975 Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell NoYesNoNoVariety series
The Lily Tomlin Special NoYesNoNoTV special
1976 The Billion Dollar Bubble YesNoNoNoAl GreenTV film
TVTV Looks at the Oscars NoYesNoNoTV Special
TVTV: Super Bowl NoYesNoNoTV Special
The TVTV ShowYesYesNoNoVariousTV Special
1977 It Happened One Christmas YesNoNoNoHarry BaileyTV film
The Andros Targets YesNoNoNoGordon HamiltonEpisode: "A Currency for Murder"
All in the Family YesNoNoNoJimEpisode: "Mike and Gloria Meet"
1978 Laverne & Shirley YesNoNoNoGreg HarrisEpisode: "Bus Stop"
Peeping Times NoYesNoNoTelevision special
1979 Blind Ambition YesNoNoNo Jeb Stuart Magruder Miniseries
The Chevy Chase National Humor Test YesYesNoNoVariousTelevision special
1980 Haywire YesNoNoNoThe T.V. DirectorTelevision film
1982 Million Dollar Infield YesNoNoNoBucky FrischeTelevision film
A Piano for Mrs. Cimino YesNoNoNoPhilip RyanTelevision film
St. Elsewhere YesNoNoNoH.J. Cummings2 episodes
1984–85 Saturday Night Live YesYesNoNoVarious19 episodes
1986 Tall Tales & Legends NoYesNoNoEpisode: "Johnny Appleseed"
1989Trying TimesNoNoYesNoEpisode: "The Sad Professor"
Billy Crystal: Midnight Train to
Moscow
YesNoNoNoThe VoiceStand-up special
I, Martin Short, Goes HollywoodYesNoNoNoAntoninus DiMentabella
1991 Morton & Hayes YesYesYesYesEl Supremo / Crooner /
Dr. Von Astor
3 episodes;
composed theme music
Amnesty International's Big 3-0 YesNoNoNoNigel TufnelTelevision special
1992 The Simpsons YesNoNoNoNigel TufnelEpisode: "The Otto Show"
Voice
1993 Animaniacs YesNoNoNoUmlattEpisode: "King Yakko"
Voice
Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman NoNoYesNoTelevision film; composer
1999 Dilbert YesNoNoNoThe DupeyEpisode: "The Dupey"
Voice
2003 MADtv YesNoNoNoNigel TufnelEpisode: season 8, episode 21
2007 SpongeBob SquarePants YesNoNoNoStanley S. SquarePantsEpisode: "Banned in Bikini Bottom /
Stanley S. SquarePants"
Voice
2009Stonehenge: 'Tis a Magic PlaceYesNoNoNoNigel Tufnel3 episodes
2012 84th Academy Awards YesNoYesNoFocus Group MemberDirected focus group segment
2013 Family Tree YesYesYesYesDave Chadwick /
Phineas Chadwick
8 episodes; also co-creator
composed credits theme

Recurring cast members

Actor This Is Spinal Tap
(1984)
The Big Picture
(1989)
Waiting for Guffman
(1997)
Almost Heroes
(1998)
Best in Show
(2000)
A Mighty Wind
(2003)
For Your Consideration
(2006)
Family Tree
(2013)
Mascots
(2016)
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Bob Balaban Green check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg
Ed Begley, Jr. Green check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg
Paul Benedict Green check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg
Jennifer Coolidge Green check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg
Patrick Cranshaw Green check.svgGreen check.svg
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Michael Hitchcock Green check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg
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Don Lake Green check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg
Eugene Levy Green check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg
Jane Lynch Green check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg
Michael McKean Green check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg
Larry Miller Green check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg
Christopher Moynihan Green check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg
Chris O'Dowd Green check.svgGreen check.svg
Catherine O'Hara Green check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg
Jim Piddock Green check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg
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Titles and styles

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryFilmResult [15]
1976 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special Ann Elder
Shared with Earl Pomerantz, Jim Rusk, Lily Tomlin, Rod Warren, George Yanok
The Lily Tomlin Special Won
1995 International Fantasy Film Award Best Film Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (1993 film) Nominated
1998 Independent Spirit Award Best Male Lead Waiting for Guffman Nominated
Best Screenplay
Shared with Eugene Levy
Nominated
Lone Star Film & Television AwardBest DirectorWon
2001 DVD Exclusive Award Best DVD Audio Commentary This Is Spinal Tap Won
American Comedy Award Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Best in Show Nominated
Golden Satellite Award Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalNominated
Independent Spirit Award Best DirectorNominated
Writers Guild of America Award Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Shared with Eugene Levy
Nominated
2003 Seattle Film Critics Award Best Music
Shared with John Michael Higgins, Eugene Levy, Michael McKean, Catherine O'Hara, Annette O'Toole, Harry Shearer, Jeffrey C. J. Vanston
A Mighty Wind Won
2004 Grammy Award Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Shared with Eugene Levy, Michael McKean [16]
A Mighty Wind Won

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Preceded by
Brad Hall
"Weekend Update" anchor
1984–1985
Succeeded by
Dennis Miller
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Peter Haden-Guest
Baron Haden-Guest
1996–present
Incumbent
Heir presumptive:
Hon. Nicholas Haden-Guest