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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 37 wins & 50 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Thin Red Line
(1998)
The Tree of Life
(2011)
The New World
The New World Writer
(2005)
Badlands
Badlands Writer
(1973)

Filmography

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 2017 Weightless (written by) (completed)
 2016 Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience (Documentary short) (written by)
 2016 Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (Documentary) (written by)
 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

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on America in 1979] It would be difficult for me to make a film about contemporary America today. We live in such dark times and we have gradually lost our open spaces. We always had hope, the illusion that there was a place where we could live, where one could emigrate and go even further. Wilderness, this is the place where everything seems possible, where solidarity exists - and justice - ... See more »

Trivia:

In 2004, during the filming of The New World (2005), Malick forced Christopher Plummer to climb a tall oak tree. The task was very difficult for Plummer, who was 74 at the time, and took 3 unsuccessful attempts before Malick was satisfied with his performance. This footage was not used in the final film. See more »

Trademark:

Often includes nature as a major element in his films See more »

Nickname:

Terry See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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