Actor, writer and film producer John Cleese reflected on creativity, group dynamics and celebrity during his latest Cornell visit, April 19, 2009. In an on-stage interview with Beta Mannix, vice provost for diversity and faculty development, in Statler Auditorium, Cleese discussed his work and the lessons he has learned in life.

Best known for his work on the 1970s British television series "Monty Python's Flying Circus" and "Fawlty Towers," Cleese served an 8-year term as A.D. White Professor (1998-2006) and currently holds the Cornell University Provost's Visiting Professorship.

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