Peter SellersOscar Nominee Verified
Photos of Peter Sellers
Peter was born under the official name Sellers, Richard Henry on September 8th, 1925. He died on July 24th, 1980 in Lambeth, London, England, UK (heart attack). He has been a credited actor since the 1964 film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.
Peter Sellers was among a small handful of elite super star actors with global appeal. He has starred in eleven films including the 1979 adventure film The Prisoner of Zenda as the character Rudolf IV, the 1979 adventure movie The Prisoner of Zenda playing Rudolf V and the 1979 adventure release The Prisoner of Zenda cast as Syd Frewin.
His most commercially successful project to date has been the 1975 comedy film The Return of the Pink Panther, which brought in $42,000,000 at the box office.
Peter is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least twenty-seven magazines, captured in more than nine pictorials, interviewed in over five publications and featured in sixty-three magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least seven books. He has been the subject of at least three biographical films.
As an actor Peter Sellers has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on two occasions. His first nomination was for Best Actor for his portrayal of Group Captain Lionel Mandrake/President Muffley/Dr. Strangelove in the 1964 film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Peter Sellers was also nominated for Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as John Chance, the gardener (aka Chauncey Gardiner) in the 1979 movie Being There .