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Christopher Guest (born Feb. 5, 1948, in New York City) has always had a yen for show business. After attending New York City's High School of Music and Arts, he took a brief respite from the city to attend Bard College before coming back to pay his dues on Broadway -- first in a 1970 revival of "Room Service" and, later, in "Moonchildren."

But even then, he was already honing his sharp skills at comedy writing, penning articles for National Lampoon. After acting in a Rob Reiner made-for-TV movie, Guest teamed up with the director once again to write 1983's This Is Spinal Tap, in which he played the vapid rocker Nigel Tufnel.

An accomplished filmmaker, Guest (who's married to Jamie Lee Curtis) is to offbeat mockumentaries as Alfred Hitchcock is to horror movies, helming such cult hits as Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show and A Mighty Wind.

Christopher Guest in A Few Good Men

A Few Good Men

1992 R

When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, their investigation uncovers a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials.

  • Christopher Guest in Best in Show Best in Show
  • Christopher Guest in Night at the Museum 2 Night at the Museum 2
  • Christopher Guest in This Is Spinal Tap This Is Spinal Tap
  • Christopher Guest in Waiting for Guffman Waiting for Guffman
  • Christopher Guest in Little Shop of Horrors Little Shop of Horrors
  • Christopher Guest in A Mighty Wind A Mighty Wind
  • Christopher Guest in Death Wish Death Wish
  • Christopher Guest in The Long Riders The Long Riders
  • Christopher Guest in The Invention of Lying The Invention of Lying
  • Christopher Guest in Mrs. Henderson Presents Mrs. Henderson Presents
  • Christopher Guest in For Your Consideration For Your Consideration
  • Christopher Guest in Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
  • Christopher Guest in The Big Picture The Big Picture
  • Christopher Guest in Almost Heroes Almost Heroes
  • Christopher Guest in Saturday Night Live: 25 Years of Music Saturday Night Live: 25 Years of Music
  • Christopher Guest in Beyond Therapy Beyond Therapy
  • Christopher Guest in Harry Shearer: Now You See It Harry Shearer: Now You See It
  • Christopher Guest in Unwigged & Unplugged: Live in Concert Unwigged & Unplugged: Live in Concert
  • Christopher Guest in Family Tree Family Tree