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Chance the Gardener (Character)
from Being There (1979)

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Being There -- Chance, a simple gardener, has never left the estate until his employer dies. His simple TV-informed utterances are mistaken for profundity.
Being There -- One of Peter Sellers finest and final roles as an unassuming gardener who is mistaken for a brilliant philosoper

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  1. Being There (1979) Played by Peter Sellers (as Chance)
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  1. Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters (2006) Played by Peter Sellers

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From Being There (1979)
President "Bobby": Mr. Gardner, do you agree with Ben, or do you think that we can stimulate growth through temporary incentives?
[Long pause]
Chance the Gardener: As long as the roots are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the garden.
President "Bobby": In the garden.
Chance the Gardener: Yes. In the garden, growth has it seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again.
President "Bobby": Spring and summer.
Chance the Gardener: Yes.
President "Bobby": Then fall and winter.
Chance the Gardener: Yes.
Benjamin Rand: I think what our insightful young friend is saying is that we welcome the inevitable seasons of nature, but we're upset by the seasons of our economy.
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