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I don't think education was very important [in Monty Python], but I think intelligence played an enormous part. For example, two of the brightest people I ever met were Frank Muir and Denis Norden. I don't think they had vast formal education. They were hugely intelligent. On the whole, in those days, I think you could say that the most intelligent people had been to university, but I think ...
He was offered the title of C.B.E. (Knight-Commander of the British Empire) in 1996. He turned it down because, in his own words, "The title doesn't get the same admiration and respect from the general public that it does from those who actually bestow it - you don't get to be addressed as 'Commander Cleese,' in my case - which somewhat nullifies the point of it all." Similarly, Cleese was ...
Usually plays uptight or overbearing comic characters.