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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 »

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The Thin Red Line
The Tree of Life
The New World
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 2017 Weightless (written by) (completed)
 2015 Knight of Cups (written by)
 2012 To the Wonder (written by)
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 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


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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[on his methodology] I film quite a bit of footage, then edit. Changes before your eyes, things you can do and things you can't. My attitude is always let it keep rolling. See more »


He was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in March 2002 in Austin, Texas. See more »


Famous for finding the structure and form of his films in the editing process, often reducing the roles of initially larger characters and vice versa See more »


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