(Drama, Bio) The Life and Death of Peter SELLERS [DVDrip] 2004
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Director Stephen HOPKINSStarring
Geoffrey Rush, Charlize Theron, Emily Watson, John Lithgow, Miriam Margolyes…The film shows Peter Sellers as a demented genius, not having a personality of his own. It glimpses his life as a family man and as an actor. According to the film, Sellers was not excited about landing a role in Pink Panther films, as the Clouseau character was only offered to him after Peter Ustinov turned it down. Also, it upset him that Clouseau was only a minor character, with David Niven's character getting the bulk of the attention. Sellers' performance impressed Blake Edwards, though, and Clouseau was made the central character in the hugely successful sequels. The Pink Panther films are only a small part of this docudramedy, however, as it spans Sellers' career from The Goon Show through Being There. Much emphasis is put on the fact that Being There (which earned him an Oscar nomination) was the one film about which Sellers was truly passionate since it was an opportunity to show off his skills as an actor as opposed to simply a comedian (he also reportedly greatly identified with the main character). Sellers is also shown aspiring to be a leading man in the James Bond satire Casino Royale which prompts ridicule from the film's crew.
"Moi, Peter Sellers" (French title) retrace le parcours du comédien britannique Peter Sellers qui, après avoir été l'un des animateurs radio de la BBC, s'est imposé comme l'un des plus grands acteurs comiques de la planète.