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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 38 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 the cinematography of Days of Heaven (1978)] With Néstor Almendros, we decided to film without any artificial light. It wasn't possible in the houses at night, but outside, we shot with natural light or with the fire. When the American team was saying, 'This is not how we should proceed,' Nestor Almendros, very courageously insisted. As we filmed, the team discovered that it was technically ... See more »

Trivia:

He grew up on a farm and worked as a farmhand before studying philosophy at Harvard. After graduating he went to Magdalen College, Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar but left before finishing his thesis (on Martin Heidegger) after a disagreement with his advisor. He moved back to the United States and taught philosophy at M.I.T. while freelancing as a journalist. See more »

Trademark:

Philosophical themes See more »

Nickname:

sparky See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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