John Cleese is an English comedy legend, best known for creating and starring in the four Monty Python films and for writing and starring in the British sitcom Fawlty Towers. Cleese also played Nearly Headless Nick in two of the Harry Potter films and the King in three of the Shrek movies. His comedy is equal parts silly and intelligent. Cleese’s own website describes him as a “Writer, Actor & Tall Person”. He is known for his towering and lanky stature which has made him so successful at physical comedy. Cleese is in his late 70s but has taken to Twitter to keep in touch with his fans and voice his opinions on current events.