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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 15 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Ghost World
Ghost World Director
(2001)
Bad Santa
Bad Santa Director
(2003)
Crumb
Crumb Director
(1994)
Art School Confidential
(2006)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (6 credits)
 2017 Budding Prospects (TV Movie)
 2003 Bad Santa
 2001 Ghost World
 1994 Crumb (Documentary)
 1985 Louie Bluie (Documentary)
Hide Hide Show Show Writer (1 credit)
 2001 Ghost World (written by)
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 2017 Budding Prospects (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 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
 1995 The Anti Gravity Room (TV Series)
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- The Fringe II ... Himself
- Collectibles ... Himself
 1986 Video Album 3 (Video documentary)
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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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Was offered the chance to direct Elf (2003), but turned it down. See more »

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