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What is your favorite Peter Sellers performance?

Posted: October 15, 2009

Peter Sellers was great in a variety of roles.  Which is your favorite Peter Sellers performance?  Neal Gabler’s own favorite is “Being There,” because he thinks it’s Sellers’s most subtle performance.

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  • rayban

    Well, if I were forced to pick just one performance, I’d probably go with his three performances in Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”. However, I do like very much his early performance as Clare Quilty in Kubrick’s brilliant “Lolita”. Sellers gave dimension to a man that barely existed in Vladimir Nabokov’s original novel.

  • EvilKoala

    I don’t too many of his movies, but I would pick The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu!

  • Nikki

    It’s hard to narrow the list. I’d put “Lolita,” and “Dr. Strangelove” on my short list, too. And I’d add “The LadyKillers.”

  • rayban

    Although I hate the film, “Casino Royale”, the inspired teamwork of Peter Sellers and Ursula Andress make it tolerable for me. If only the two of them, and Orson Welles, could’ve had the film to themselves.

  • Linda K

    I think the film “Being There”, is one of the best of Sellers, it is also, a Farr film. Chauncey Gardiner was so different then other charerters Peter Sellers, portray. It is also a film that has some, TV and movie clips. (forgive my spelling & grammer). LK