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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 20 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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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 #3.91 (1996) ... Himself

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It's certainly a difficult time right now to try to make small, smart films. I'm not trying to be self-serving, but you know, you get to Hollywood, and if you want to make something big and loud and dumb, it's pretty easy. It's very hard to go down there and make a film like Sideways (2004) , which I thought was a great film. They don't want to make films like that anymore, even though that film ... See more »

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Avid collector of old 78s records (mostly jazz, country and blues). He also plays (at least) cello, saw and mandolin and continues to play in the Cheap Suit Serenaders, a band formed by Robert Crumb in 1972. The band, with Terry Zwigoff, plays once a year at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, CA. See more »

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