In 2008, British actor/comedian John Cleese confirmed that he had been learning the German language and described himself as “speaking simple German fluently now”.
Cleese also claims to having an deep affinity for the Germans, as well as living in a German speaking nation.
"I always felt attracted by Austrian and German culture in a certain way," he said in a newspaper interview.
"I’ve always liked Vienna. I never saw so much theatre and music and so many museums anywhere else. I like the city’s velocity and the food. It doesnt have the tackiness of other big cities.
"I considered renting a small flat in Switzerland. I love being in Lyon, Strasbourg, Munich and Milan in four hours from there," he said in an interview with Austrian newspaper Die Press.
Funny man Will Ferrell developed his comedic roots at an early age, making fun of his friends while living in the Southern California suburban town of Irvine.
After graduating USC, he joined The Groundlings comedy troupe in LA and then became a regular series cast member for Saturday Night Live in 1995. During this year, while in an acting class, he met his future wife, Swedish actress, Viveca Paulin. They married five years later and have three sons.
Ferrell is well acquainted with his wife’s culture. Every summer, he and his family celebrate mid-summer in Sweden, a typical Swedish tradition. He also appeared on an episode of Man vs. Wild, where he traveled throughout the tundras of Sweden with the show’s host, Bear Grylls. In the episode, Ferrell came across various unique situations, which included eating the eye of a reindeer.
Ferrell’s three boys speak Swedish and English as well. In an interview for Moviefone, he said, “I know enough [Swedish] and I keep saying to them, ‘My Swedish is really good right?’ and they’re like, ‘No! It’s terrible, are you crazy?’