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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)

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 2017 Song to Song (written by) (completed)
 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)
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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:

According to Roger Ebert, a unifying common theme of his films is diminishing of human lives beneath the overarching majesty of the world. See more »

Trademark:

Often shoots films without an official script See more »

Nickname:

sparky See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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