Peter Sellers has always been one of my favorite actors. From the Pink Panther series to Stange Love to Alice B. to Being There - he was definately one of the most versatile comic actors ever. His mixture of goofball, suavity, timing and supreme likability has gone unmatched over the years IMO. So it was with serious anticipation that I brought home the just released from HBO Films DVD entitled "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers". I was in total shock from the first 30 seconds on. This thing had character assasination written all over it. Geoffrey Rush portrayed Sellers as a dull minded, charmless fuddy-duddy, far too witless or unintelligent to even pull off the minor acts of cruelty the documentary would accuse him of. And as much as I was curious about the real life of Peter Sellers, it was impossible to believe any of it given the completely false way he was portrayed and the obvious film makers venom dripping from scene after scene. There was even a scene where our feeble minded friend Peter Sellers is having a serious conversation with his wife (Britt Eckland) while sitting on the toilet. Something beyond Peter's control splashes in the toilet and Peter looks perplexed and sheepish before saying something feeble like "Splashy Splashy" and giving a stupid grin. Yeah, I wonder what memoir THAT was from. The only bit of reality that seems to emerge from this over the top smear job on Sellers is the mystery of why whoever was behind this mockumentary bothered to go to such lengths to assassinate his memory after his death. HBO should really be ashamed of bankrolling this trudge. Anyone else see it?