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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 40 wins & 52 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Days of Heaven
(1978)
The Tree of Life
(2011)
The Thin Red Line
(1998)
Badlands
Badlands Writer
(1973)

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 2017 Song to Song (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 Dirty Harry (screenplay - uncredited)
 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 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 »

Trivia:

"Malick" means "king" in Arabic. See more »

Trademark:

Emphasis on non-verbal communication and body language in his actors' performances See more »

Nickname:

sparky See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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