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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)
 2011 The Wholly Family (Short)
 2005 Tideland (screenplay)
 1999 Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python (TV Movie documentary)
 1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (screenplay)
 1996 Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail (Video Game) (screenplay "Monty Python and the Holy Grail")
 1985 Brazil (screenplay)
 1983 The Crimson Permanent Assurance (Short) (written by)
 1983 The Meaning of Life (written by)
 1982 Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (Documentary) (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)
 1974 Miracle of Flight (Short)
  Monty Python's Flying Circus (TV Series) (written by - 40 episodes, 1969 - 1974) (creator - 1 episode, 1973) (additional material - 1 episode, 1969) (conceived and written by - 1 episode, 1969)
- Party Political Broadcast (1974) ... (written by)
- Mr. Neutron (1974) ... (written by)
- Hamlet (1974) ... (written by)
- The Light Entertainment War (1974) ... (written by)
- Michael Ellis (1974) ... (written by)
 1972 Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus (TV Series) (written by)
 1971 And Now for Something Completely Different (screen foreplay & conception)
 1971 Monty Python's Montreux Special (TV Movie) (written by)
 1968 Broaden Your Mind (TV Series) (writer)
 1968 Marty (TV Series) (writer)
 1968 Do Not Adjust Your Set (TV Series) (additional material - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1968) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.5 (1968) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.4 (1968) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.3 (1968) ... (additional material)
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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

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

(on Jeff Bridges) If it were up to me, I would cast Jeff in every movie I make. He is that good, such a joy to work with too. He has a large fan base as well, but these guys are real cult-fans, they are dedicated, but they don't run around screaming at premieres for "more Jeff Bridges!". The studios, they don't get this. They don't think he's bankable at all, but he is. It's frustrating, I think,... See more »

Trivia:

According to his memoir, Terry Jones actually wanted Gilliam to co-direct Life of Brian (1979) but he wasn't interested after facing some tension with the Monty Python group (apparently they wouldn't take his directions as seriously as actors he worked with after, and said he got a different experience on Jabberwocky (1977)), so he was brought on as production designer instead. See more »

Trademark:

Often features people/animals bursting through walls or ceilings See more »

Nickname:

Captain Chaos

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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