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This is actually a Great Madman Two-fer!
I know, I was feeling generous!
The question is, who was madder?
My reading of it? Sellers. Hands down. Absolute genius, but completely nuts on any level you care to name.
Milligan was more clinically mad. Sellers was better at making his madness a professional asset.
Not a bad point. Sellers got Britt Ekland, Milligan got Lithium.
Many madmen or funny guys actually had a sad history. Milligan suffered terrible from the war, Billy Connolly was sexually abused. So often 'funny' is a way to cope with personal tragedy ...
Great picture. There was a great documentary on Peter Sellers BBC several years ago. In an interview with Spike he explained that both he and Sellers had captured their families via home movies. Spike had used 8mm camera and Peter a 16mm, because "Peter was richer than me, by 8mm".
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