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01.25.2008
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John Cleese When Keanu Reeves invades Earth later this year in THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL as the enigmatic alien Klaatu to warn us of our rampant self-destruction, he'll not only have to contend with Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith and Jon Hamm but also, according to the folks at IGN, with veteran British thesp John Cleese. Cleese will apparently be playing a physicist named Dr. Barnhardt, a Nobel Prize laureate who "plays a key part in figuring out the mission and meaning of the arrival of the alien Klaatu". The remake of the 1951 original is under director Scott Derrickson and is set for release December 12th. Cleese can next be heard in the animated IGOR, will next be seen in the PINK PANTHER sequel and will likely be making at least a flashback cameo in SHREK GOES FOURTH or whatever the hell it's called.

Extra Tidbit: Cleese and Terry Gilliam are the only members of 'Monty Python' to be nominated for Oscars - both for Best Original Screenplay: Gilliam for BRAZIL and Cleese for A FISH CALLED WANDA.
Source: IGN

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6:00PM on 01/28/2008

Nice casting

The role of the doctor is minor but Cleese is a pro. I am stoked for this remake. People need to see the message in this classic film!
The role of the doctor is minor but Cleese is a pro. I am stoked for this remake. People need to see the message in this classic film!
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10:37AM on 01/26/2008

It's a good chance for Cleese

to make a good movie. Altough Dr. Barnhardt is a very small (but pivotal) supporting role. I have no doubt that Keanu will make the "Klaatu Barada Nikto" words cool as hell! But... can't help myself and imagine Ted saying: "be excellent to each other" at the end! :P
to make a good movie. Altough Dr. Barnhardt is a very small (but pivotal) supporting role. I have no doubt that Keanu will make the "Klaatu Barada Nikto" words cool as hell! But... can't help myself and imagine Ted saying: "be excellent to each other" at the end! :P
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8:52AM on 01/26/2008

NICE!

A good role for Mr. Cleese!

Is Keanu Reeves going to talk like an alien surfer?

Klaatu Barada Nikto, robot dude!
A good role for Mr. Cleese!

Is Keanu Reeves going to talk like an alien surfer?

Klaatu Barada Nikto, robot dude!
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3:29AM on 01/26/2008
Eddie Murphy did do a good movie if anyone remembers ...... DREAMGIRLS!
Eddie Murphy did do a good movie if anyone remembers ...... DREAMGIRLS!
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1:54AM on 01/26/2008

Reeves as an alien works, Cleese in Panther 2! Yechh!

I love Cleese, but the fact he has anything to do w/ the embarassing Pink Panther movies pisses me off, and his old self would slap the crap out of himself for having anything to do with it! In fact Steve Martin who USED to do good movies (The Jerk is probably the funniest movie ever made, and if you haven't seen it, you need to.) must have forgotten what good movies are. His last good movie was "Bowfinger" Eddie Murphy's last good film too) for crying out loud. That was 9 years ago! Does he
I love Cleese, but the fact he has anything to do w/ the embarassing Pink Panther movies pisses me off, and his old self would slap the crap out of himself for having anything to do with it! In fact Steve Martin who USED to do good movies (The Jerk is probably the funniest movie ever made, and if you haven't seen it, you need to.) must have forgotten what good movies are. His last good movie was "Bowfinger" Eddie Murphy's last good film too) for crying out loud. That was 9 years ago! Does he seriously think that the "Cheaper by the Dozen" pieces of garbage are actually good, or even in the least bit entertaining? One of the reasons Heath is going to be so missed, he did one dumb teen movie (just to get the exposure in a big film) then never did another teen piece of crap ever again. It's too bad that it's all about the money and stupid kids watching these crappy movies so they keep making them. Here are just a few of the bad movies these guys have made in the last 10 years.
Steve-Pink Panther,Shopgirl Looney Tunes, & The Out-of-Towners
Eddie-The Haunted Mansion,Daddy Day Care,I Spy, The Adventures of Pluto Nash
Showtime, Dr. Doolite 1&2,Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, Norbit
Let's hope these guys will make some actual good movies again some day.
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9:07PM on 01/25/2008

Good choice!

I like Cleese, can imagine him as Barnhardt. The cast is better and better and I just want it to not downplay the original and I have faith Scott Derrickson will make it.
I like Cleese, can imagine him as Barnhardt. The cast is better and better and I just want it to not downplay the original and I have faith Scott Derrickson will make it.
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