Herbert Lom, the Czechoslovakian actor known for playing Inspector Clouseau’s twitchy boss in the “Pink Panther” movies, died today in London at age 95. Although Lom also played Napoleon Bonaparte and the Phantom of the Opera, and wrote two historical novels, he is best known for his role as Chief Inspector Dreyfus, who was driven crazy by Clouseau. Above is a collection of some of his finest Dreyfus moments, among them, his twitch, his maniacal giggle, and his respective run-ins with a guillotine cigar cutter and letter opener. “Give me ten men like Clouseau and I could destroy the world,” Lom once said. Give us Lom in seven “Pink Panther” movies and we’ll have no shortage of laughs.

Some articles about Herbert Lom and links to his books:

The New York Times: Herbert Lom, Frustrated Boss of Inspector Clouseau, Dies at 95

TIME: “Pink Panther” Actor Herbert Lom Dead at 95

www.amazon.com: Dr. Guillotine: The Eccentric Exploits of an Early Scientist; Enter A Spy: The Double Life of Christopher Marlowe