"Christopher Haden-Guest, Baron Haden-Guest/5th Baron Haden-Guest", better known as "Christopher Guest", is an English-American screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor, and comedian who holds dual British and American citizenship. He is most widely known in Hollywood for having written, directed and starred in several improvisational theatre/improvisational "mockumentary" films featuring an ensemble cast. This series of films began with This Is Spinal Tap (directed by Rob Reiner), and continued with Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show (film)/Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration (film)/For Your Consideration. Guest also had a featured role as the evil six-fingered The Princess Bride (film)#Cast/Count Rugen in the film The Princess Bride (film)/The Princess Bride.
He holds a hereditary British peerage as the 5th Baron Haden-Guest, and has publicly expressed a desire to see the House of Lords reformed as a democratically elected chamber. Though he was initially active in the Lords, his career there was cut short by the House of Lords Act 1999. When using his title, he is normally Style (manner of address)/styled as Lord Haden-Guest. Guest is married to the actress and author Jamie Lee Curtis.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous directors! More Christopher Guest on Wikipedia.