Recently I caught The Life and Death of Peter Sellers on the idiot-box, and it started my brain churning back overtime. I loved watching the Pink Pather series as a youngster, either as a family rental, or with some luck a trip to the theatre with my mom.
When I was older I marvelled in his performances in The Party and Dr. Strange Love. But his move that leaves me totally in awe is Being There. Based on a novel by Jerzy Kosinski, this is a total departure from Inspector Clouseau. Peter Sellers plays an illiterate gardener named Chauncey (Chance), who basically makes Forest Gump look brilliant. By a quirk of fate, Chance becomes an advisor to the wealthy. I do need to read the novel, but it is a fine piece of cinema, that should be on everyone's must see list.