1988’s A Fish Called Wanda is one of my favorite ’80s movies. It grossed over $188 million at the box office on a budget of only $7.5 million, making it a huge success at the box office. The movie is a heist comedy that stars John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and Michael Palin. The film follows a gang of diamond thieves who double-cross one another to find stolen diamonds hidden by the gang leader.
John Cleese won the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the British Academy Film Awards, and his acceptance speech was hilarious. He thanked just about everyone including the planet Saturn and her rings, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Birds, and so many more. If you’ve got a few minutes and need a good laugh, this one is well worth the watch!