The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers 2004

The feature adaptation of Roger Lewis' book about the actor best remembered as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies.
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Adult themes, Drug use, Low level sex scenes, Medium level coars language

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The feature adaptation of Roger Lewis' book about the actor best remembered as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies.

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  • This is the best acting I have seen of Geoffrey Rush. There he was impersonating Peter Sellers perfectly. Great acting.

  • DVD contains several extra features including some deleted scenes, "the making of", commentaries from both the director and the main actor (G.R.), etc. Fascinating depiction of a genius actor/comedian but at the same time what a deeply troubled man he was; both distrustful and self-absorbed, ultimately self-destructive. He was full of contradictions, very likely suffered from both manic depression and alcohol and cocaine addictions. The hart problems might have contributed too, although to quote somebody's response to his heart attacks: "You have to have a a heart before you can have an attack". He was an unbearable monster to his children, four wives, numerous directors and other actors. Left a trail of misery in his personal life. but At the same time a genius of mimicry, stagecraft, etc. "A comedian of great gifts but but faulty judgment". Congratulations to G. Rush for his excellent impersonation of P.S.

    Eva
  • Brilliant acting by Geoffrey Rush and excellent characterisation of Peter Sellers.

  • Well done on the life of Peter Sellers emerging from a radio star to the famous Pink Panther and his unfortunate passing by a bad heart that plagued him for years. I thought very similar to the Cole Porter movie.

  • One of the most honest biographies on film. After watching you will never feel quite the same way about Sellers - but his genius shines through. Heart breaking to think of the troubled life of one who gave such pleasure to so many. Rush is magnificent.

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