Christopher Guest

is an English American screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor, and comedian who holds dual British and American citizenship.

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Jane Lynch improvised all of her scenes in Best In Show. The actors are given an outline and a character breakdown which tells them the back history of who they're playing.

ChristopherGuest83 karma

Thought of one. Some of the scenes in Spinal Tap came from an actual tour that I did with Michael McKean in 1979 with Lenny and the Squigtones. We had a lot of mishaps and later on we were able to use those experiences when we were writing Spinal Tap with Harry Shearer and Rob Reiner.

ChristopherGuest55 karma

A lot of times I don't actually remember the quotes, unfortunately. But when I'm reminded I guess it's a compliment, isn't it?

ChristopherGuest48 karma

I do have the glove as well as the sword and dagger from the film.

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Yes, he was based on our first President George Washington. I found some documentary footage from the first inauguration, and Washington acted exactly the way Corky did. I thought this was a great idea since no one else was doing it.

ChristopherGuest47 karma

I can name 27,154 kinds of nuts.

ChristopherGuest43 karma

but I rarely wear it.

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Yes, Chris improvised that line, and I thought it was one of the funniest things he said in the series so far. Appreciate that you liked the line as well.

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Corky is actually a member of Obama's cabinet right now, and doing very, very well. He's not working in the theater, but has top clearance as a nuclear physicist.

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Hmm... I would have to say Benjamin Franklin. Because he's been dead for 200 years, and he couldn't improvise, and again, he's been dead for 200 years.