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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 35 wins & 49 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 Producer
(1973)

Filmography

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 2016 The Spearhead Effect (executive producer) (post-production)
  The Clown (executive producer) (pre-production)
  The Devil's Teeth (executive producer) (announced)
 2016 The Seer: A Portrait of Wendell Berry (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2016 The Vessel (executive producer)
 2015 Almost Holy (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2014 The Better Angels (producer)
 2013 Red Wing (executive producer)
 2007 The Unforeseen (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2006 Amazing Grace (producer)
 2004 Undertow (producer)
 2004 The Beautiful Country (producer)
 2000 Happy Times (executive producer)
 2000 The Endurance (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1999 Endurance (producer)
 1973 Badlands (producer)
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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:

After meeting in Paris in 1981, Malick recommended to Martin Sheen that he should read The Brothers Karamazov. Sheen credits credits Malick as being a key to his own spiritual reawakening. See more »

Trademark:

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 »

Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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