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Terrence Malick

Terrence Malick was born in Ottawa, Illinois. His family subsequently lived in Oklahoma and he went to school in Austin, Texas. He did his undergraduate work at Harvard, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in philosophy in 1965. A member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, he attended Magdalen College, Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship, but did ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 33 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Voyage of Time (Documentary) (post-production)
 2015 Knight of Cups (written by)
 2012 To the Wonder (written by)
 2011 The Tree of Life (written by)
 2005 The New World (written by)
 2002 Bear's Kiss (screenplay - uncredited)
 1998 The Thin Red Line (screenplay)
 1978 Days of Heaven (written by)
 1974 The Gravy Train (as David Whitney)
 1973 Badlands (written by)
 1973 Deadhead Miles (written by)
 1972 Pocket Money (screenplay - as Terry Malick)
 1971 Drive, He Said (uncredited)
 1969 Lanton Mills (Short) (writer)
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Alternate Names:

Terry Malick | David Whitney


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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[on The New World (2005)] I knew it would have a slow, rolling pace. Just get into it; let it roll over you. It's more of an experience film. I leave you to fend for yourself, figure things out yourself. See more »


Notoriously withdrawn from public life, his friends, such as Martin Sheen, have always remarked that he is a very warm and humble man who prefers to work without medial intrusion. See more »


Shoots many of his scenes at magic hour and often keeps the sun in the back of shots See more »


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Hasn't made a good movie in 37 years dragline82
What Film of his should I Start Off With? trcrock
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Should he be approached as a philosopher rather than a moviemaker? Lin301
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