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Terry Zwigoff


Born in Appleton, Wisconsin, Zwigoff held several jobs before making his breakthrough feature: the documentary Crumb (1994) in 1994. His previous jobs included musician, shipping clerk, printer and welfare office worker. In fact, Zwigoff traces his film career back to discovering a rare blues recording by an unknown Chicago blues musician he ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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 2003 Bad Santa
 2001 Ghost World
 1994 Crumb (Documentary)
 1985 Louie Bluie (Documentary)
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 2001 Ghost World (written by)
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 1994 Crumb (Documentary) (producer)
 1985 Louie Bluie (Documentary) (producer)
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 2001 Ghost World (writer: "Zine-O-Phobia Music", "Pickin' Cotton Blues")
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 2004 Bad Santa: Not Your Typical Christmas Movie (Video documentary short)
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 2002 Making of 'Ghost World' (Video documentary short)
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 1996 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 13 February 1996 (1996) ... Himself

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I'm more interested in dialogue; most of the scripts I've gone after to direct, there's generally just something about the dialogue. Like Bad Santa (2003), there was one line in the script that was so good that I was desperately trying to get the job. It was something like, "Sweet Jews for Jesus!" [Laughs]. One of the most inspired lines I'd ever read. Any regional dialect like that in a script ... See more »

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Was offered the chance to direct Elf (2003), but turned it down. See more »

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