Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writer: Stanley Kubrick, Peter George, and Terry Southern
Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens
Quotable: "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room."
Fun Fact: The execs at Columbia Pictures agreed to finance Dr. Strangelove only if Peter Sellers played no less than four roles.
Stanley Kubrick's funniest film, this 1962 parody stars Peter Sellers in multiple roles as the world faces nuclear annihilation at the hands of a U.S. military madman. General Jack D. Ripper, terrified that the Soviets are after American drinking water, sets in motion a cataclysmic missile attack. The ensuing political scramble to clean up the mess features the late, great Sellers as President of the United States and the title character, Dr. Strangelove, a hilarious send-up of Bond villains.
Full of razor-sharp satire and absurdity, Dr. Strangelove is a chilling reminder of how those charged with protecting the world can sometimes be the least qualified people for the job.