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<B>John Cleese</b>, actor and star/writer/executive producer of "A Fish Called Wanda," out on DVD next week.

Last book I bought:
“The Developing Mind,” Daniel Siegel

Book I’m reading:
“When the Impossible Happens: Adventures in Nonordinary Reality” by Stanislav Grof

Total number of books I own:
Far more than I can read in this lifetime.

Three books that mean a lot to me:
“Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind: How Intelligence Increases When You Think Less,” Guy Claxton
“Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War,” Sebastian Faulks
“The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying” by Sogyal Rinpoche

Last film I saw:
“Downfall” directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel

Three films that mean a lot to me:
“Lawrence of Arabia,” directed by David Lean
“The Sting,” directed by George Roy Hill
“The Princess Bride,” directed by Rob Reiner

Stereo or iPod:
I’ve just started to learn how to use an iPod. And I learned to text two days ago.

Last CD I bought:
An album of operatic music, with the words taken out. To enjoy opera, you have to forget about the plot.

Song currently playing:
“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly

Three songs that mean a lot to me:
“I’m So Tired,” The Beatles
“As Time Goes By,” Dooley Wilson
“Let’s Do It,” Cole Porter

Favorite wine:
Mersault

Favorite charity:
Santa Barbara Zoo, Jerri Durrell Wildlife Foundation

Favorite vacation:
Driving through Germany and Switzerland

Favorite vice:
Gluttony

Five people I’d like to see answer this survey:
Gordon Brown (the next prime minister and I suspect there is a real human being lurking in there), Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Richard Eyre and David Hare.

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