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Terry Gilliam


Terry Gilliam was born in Minnesota near Medicine Lake. When he was 12 his family moved to Los Angeles where he became a fan of Mad magazine. In his early 20's he was often stopped by the police who often suspected him of being a drug addict and Gilliam had to explain that he worked in advertisement. Gilliam said these experiences made him ... See full bio »
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 2013 The Zero Theorem (additional dialogue)
 2005 Tideland (screenplay)
 1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (screenplay)
 1985 Brazil (screenplay)
 1983 The Meaning of Life (written by)
 1981 Time Bandits (written by)
 1979 Life of Brian (written by)
 1977 Jabberwocky (screenplay)
 1975 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (written by)
 1971 And Now for Something Completely Different (screen foreplay & conception)
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TV commercial for Whizzo Chocolates - Director See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 22 Interviews | 12 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Montypython Flyingcircus | Terry Spam Sausage Spam Egg Gilliam | Terry Terry Whicker Alan Gilliam | Terry Whicker Gilliam | Terry [Egg on Face] Gilliam | Terry C. Gilliamberg | Monty Python | Marty Rigelli | The Usual Lot

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5' 9" (1.75 m)
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I've always liked gossip, gossip is fun, but whether you believe it or not is something else, and yet the web seems to want to believe. The web doesn't distinguish between what's playful and serious. And the speed! What is happening in the web, and all the tweeters tweeting, they become neurons. They are the neurons of the global village. Village is the right word because the village is where the... See more »

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Was slated to direct an adaptation of the novel "Good Omens" by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. The project languished in development for three years before finally being abandoned. See more »

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Heroes in his films often dream of a woman who they have not yet met, but will meet during the course of the film. In the dream, the woman's face is obscured. See more »

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Captain Chaos

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Sagittarius

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