Christopher Guest

The Rt. Hon. Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest (born February 5, 1948), better known as Christopher Guest, is an American screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor and comedian. He is most widely known in Hollywood for having written, directed and starred in several improvisational "mockumentary" films that feature a repertory-like ensemble cast, such as This is Spinal Tap. In the United Kingdom, he holds a Baronial peerage, and has publicly expressed a desire to see the House of Lords reformed as a democratically-elected chamber. Despite initial activity in the Lords, his career there was cut short by the House of Lords Act 1999. When using his title, he is normally styled for short as Lord Haden-Guest. Description above from the Wikipedia article Christopher Guest, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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A Few Good Men (1992)

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When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Demi Moore  •  Kevin Bacon

When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Demi Moore  •  Kevin Bacon

A Mighty Wind (2003)

In "A Mighty Wind", director Christopher Guest reunites the team from "Best In Show" and "Waiting for Guffman" to tell tell the story of 60's-era folk musicians, who inspired by the death of their former manager, get back on the stage for one concert in New York ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Guest
CAST:  Catherine O'Hara  •  Bob Balaban  •  Larry Miller  •  Eugene Levy

In "A Mighty Wind", director Christopher Guest reunites the team from "Best In Show" and "Waiting for Guffman" to tell tell the story of 60's-era folk musicians, who inspired by the death of their former manager, get back on the stage for one concert in New York ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Guest
CAST:  Catherine O'Hara  •  Bob Balaban  •  Larry Miller  •  Eugene Levy

Almost Heroes (1998)

Two hapless explorers lead an ill-fated 1804 expedition through the Pacific Northwest in a hopeless, doomed effort to reach the Pacific Ocean before Lewis and Clark.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Guest
CAST:  Chris Farley  •  Matthew Perry  •  Bokeem Woodbine  •  Barry Del Sherman

Two hapless explorers lead an ill-fated 1804 expedition through the Pacific Northwest in a hopeless, doomed effort to reach the Pacific Ocean before Lewis and Clark.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Guest
CAST:  Chris Farley  •  Matthew Perry  •  Bokeem Woodbine  •  Barry Del Sherman

Best in Show (2000)

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The tension is palpable, the excitement is mounting and the heady scent of competition is in the air as hundreds of eager contestants from across America prepare to take part in what is undoubtedly one of the greatest events of their lives -- the Mayflower Dog Show ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Guest
CAST:  Jay Brazeau  •  Parker Posey  •  Michael Hitchcock  •  Catherine O'Hara

The tension is palpable, the excitement is mounting and the heady scent of competition is in the air as hundreds of eager contestants from across America prepare to take part in what is undoubtedly one of the greatest events of their lives -- the Mayflower Dog Show ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Guest
CAST:  Jay Brazeau  •  Parker Posey  •  Michael Hitchcock  •  Catherine O'Hara

For Your Consideration (2006)

Three actors learn that their respective performances in the film "Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Guest
CAST:  Catherine O'Hara  •  Stephen Rannazzisi  •  Ed Begley Jr.  •  Eugene Levy

Three actors learn that their respective performances in the film "Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Guest
CAST:  Catherine O'Hara  •  Stephen Rannazzisi  •  Ed Begley Jr.  •  Eugene Levy

Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

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Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day Seymour finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Rick Moranis  •  Levi Stubbs  •  Ellen Greene  •  Vincent Gardenia

Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day Seymour finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Rick Moranis  •  Levi Stubbs  •  Ellen Greene  •  Vincent Gardenia

Small Soldiers (1998)

When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Gregory Smith  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Denis Leary  •  Phil Hartman

When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Gregory Smith  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Denis Leary  •  Phil Hartman

Shame of the Jungle (1975)

Shame, the ape man of the jungle, is aghast when his woman, June, is kidnapped by a gang of giant penises. They take her to their queen, Bazunga, a bald woman with fourteen breasts. After tangling with a gang of great white hunters, a marauding lion and the Molar ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Picha  •  Boris Szulzinger
CAST:  Georges Aminel  •  Johnny Weissmuller Jr.  •  Arlette Thomas  •  Christopher Guest

Shame, the ape man of the jungle, is aghast when his woman, June, is kidnapped by a gang of giant penises. They take her to their queen, Bazunga, a bald woman with fourteen breasts. After tangling with a gang of great white hunters, a marauding lion and the Molar ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Picha  •  Boris Szulzinger
CAST:  Georges Aminel  •  Johnny Weissmuller Jr.  •  Arlette Thomas  •  Christopher Guest

The Hospital (1971)

A suicidal doctor struggles to find meaning in his life while a murderer stalks the halls of his hospital.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Diana Rigg  •  Richard Dysart  •  Barnard Hughes

A suicidal doctor struggles to find meaning in his life while a murderer stalks the halls of his hospital.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Diana Rigg  •  Richard Dysart  •  Barnard Hughes

The Long Riders (1980)

The origins, exploits and the ultimate fate of the James gang is told in a sympathetic portrayal of the bank robbers made up of brothers who begin their legendary bank raids because of revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  David Carradine  •  Keith Carradine  •  Robert Carradine  •  James Keach

The origins, exploits and the ultimate fate of the James gang is told in a sympathetic portrayal of the bank robbers made up of brothers who begin their legendary bank raids because of revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  David Carradine  •  Keith Carradine  •  Robert Carradine  •  James Keach

The Princess Bride (1987)

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In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death can't stop these ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Cary Elwes  •  Robin Wright  •  Chris Sarandon

In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death can't stop these ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Cary Elwes  •  Robin Wright  •  Chris Sarandon

This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

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"This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Christopher Guest  •  Michael McKean  •  Harry Shearer  •  R.J. Parnell

"This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Christopher Guest  •  Michael McKean  •  Harry Shearer  •  R.J. Parnell

Waiting for Guffman (1996)

Aspiring director Corky St. Clair and the marginally talented amateur cast of his hokey small-town musical production go overboard when they learn that Broadway theater agent Mort Guffman will be in attendance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Guest
CAST:  Christopher Guest  •  Eugene Levy  •  Fred Willard  •  Catherine O'Hara

Aspiring director Corky St. Clair and the marginally talented amateur cast of his hokey small-town musical production go overboard when they learn that Broadway theater agent Mort Guffman will be in attendance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Guest
CAST:  Christopher Guest  •  Eugene Levy  •  Fred Willard  •  Catherine O'Hara

The Fortune (1975)

Two bumbling hustlers in the 1920s attempt to gain the fortune of an heiress. Nothing will stop them, not even murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Stockard Channing  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Warren Beatty  •  Ian Wolfe

Two bumbling hustlers in the 1920s attempt to gain the fortune of an heiress. Nothing will stop them, not even murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Stockard Channing  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Warren Beatty  •  Ian Wolfe

The Big Picture (1989)

Hollywood beckons for recent film school grad Nick Chapman, who is out to capitalize on the momentum from his national award-winning student film. Studio executive Allen Habel seduces Nick with a dream deal to make his first feature, but once production gets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Guest
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  J. T. Walsh  •  Teri Hatcher

Hollywood beckons for recent film school grad Nick Chapman, who is out to capitalize on the momentum from his national award-winning student film. Studio executive Allen Habel seduces Nick with a dream deal to make his first feature, but once production gets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Guest
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  J. T. Walsh  •  Teri Hatcher

Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)

Eccentric 70-year-old widow purchases the Windmill Theatre in London as a post-widowhood hobby. After starting an innovative continuous variety review, which is copied by other theaters, they begin to lose money. Mrs Henderson suggests they add female nudity ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Judi Dench  •  Bob Hoskins  •  Will Young  •  Christopher Guest

Eccentric 70-year-old widow purchases the Windmill Theatre in London as a post-widowhood hobby. After starting an innovative continuous variety review, which is copied by other theaters, they begin to lose money. Mrs Henderson suggests they add female nudity ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Judi Dench  •  Bob Hoskins  •  Will Young  •  Christopher Guest

Heartbeeps (1981)

Two domestic robots fall in love and run off together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allan Arkush
CAST:  Andy Kaufman  •  Bernadette Peters  •  Randy Quaid  •  Christopher Guest

Two domestic robots fall in love and run off together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allan Arkush
CAST:  Andy Kaufman  •  Bernadette Peters  •  Randy Quaid  •  Christopher Guest

The Missing Link (1980)

An adult animated comedy with rock music soundtrack, portraying a far-fetched explanation of the Dawn of Man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Picha
CAST:  Ron Venable  •  John Graham  •  Bob Kaliban  •  Christopher Guest

An adult animated comedy with rock music soundtrack, portraying a far-fetched explanation of the Dawn of Man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Picha
CAST:  Ron Venable  •  John Graham  •  Bob Kaliban  •  Christopher Guest

Spinal Tap: Back from the Dead (2009)

The concept of Back from the Dead is that Spinal Tap has reunited in honor of the 25th anniversary of This Is Spinal Tap, and have launched an "unwigged and unplugged" tour. The album is packaged with a DVD featuring commentary on each of the album's tracks.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Christopher Guest  •  Michael McKean  •  Harry Shearer

The concept of Back from the Dead is that Spinal Tap has reunited in honor of the 25th anniversary of This Is Spinal Tap, and have launched an "unwigged and unplugged" tour. The album is packaged with a DVD featuring commentary on each of the album's tracks.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Christopher Guest  •  Michael McKean  •  Harry Shearer

Haywire (1980)

Based on autobiography of Brooke Hayward, daughter of famous Broadway producer Leland Hayward and actress Margaret Sullavan, who grows up in the glamorous, cruel and emotionally unstable world of her parents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Lee Remick  •  Jason Robards  •  Deborah Raffin  •  Dianne Hull

Based on autobiography of Brooke Hayward, daughter of famous Broadway producer Leland Hayward and actress Margaret Sullavan, who grows up in the glamorous, cruel and emotionally unstable world of her parents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Lee Remick  •  Jason Robards  •  Deborah Raffin  •  Dianne Hull
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