Terry Gilliam


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Terry Gilliam was born near Medicine Lake, Minnesota. When he was 12 his family moved to Los Angeles where he became a fan of MAD magazine. In his early twenties he was often stopped by the police who suspected him of being a drug addict and Gilliam had to explain that he worked in advertising. In the political turmoil in the 60's, Gilliam feared ... See full bio »

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Brazil Writer
(1985)
(1983)
Time Bandits Writer
(1981)

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  Time Bandits (TV Series) (based on the film by - 1 episode) (announced)
- Pilot ... (based on the film by)
 2018 The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (written by)
 2014 Monty Python Live (Mostly) (Documentary)
 2013 The Zero Theorem (additional dialogue)
 2011 The Wholly Family (Short)
 2005 Tideland (screenplay)
 1999 Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python (TV Movie documentary)
 1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (screenplay)
 1996 Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail (Video Game) (film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" written by)
 1985 Kate Bush: Cloudbusting (Music Video)
 1985 Brazil (screenplay by)
 1983 The Crimson Permanent Assurance (Short) (written by)
 1983 The Meaning of Life (written by)
 1982 Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (Documentary) (written by)
 1981 Time Bandits (written by)
 1979 Life of Brian (written by)
 1977 Jabberwocky (screenplay)
 1975 Miracle of Flight (Short)
 1975 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (written by)
  Monty Python's Flying Circus (TV Series) (written by - 40 episodes, 1969 - 1974) (creator - 1 episode, 1973) (additional material - 1 episode, 1969) (conceived and written by - 1 episode, 1969)
- Party Political Broadcast (1974) ... (written by)
- Mr. Neutron (1974) ... (written by)
- Hamlet (1974) ... (written by)
- The Light Entertainment War (1974) ... (written by)
- Michael Ellis (1974) ... (written by)
 1972 Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus (TV Mini Series) (written by)
 1971 And Now for Something Completely Different (screen foreplay & conception)
 1971 Montreux 1971 (TV Special) (written by)
 1968 Broaden Your Mind (TV Series) (writer)
 1968 Marty (TV Series) (writer)
 1968 Do Not Adjust Your Set (TV Series) (additional material - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1968) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.6 (1968) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.5 (1968) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.4 (1968) ... (additional material)
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Other Works:

Directed music video "A Little Less Conversation (Remix)" to Elvis Presley (2002). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 24 Interviews | 13 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Instagram | See more »

Alternate Names:

Montypython Flyingcircus | Terry Spam Sausage Spam Egg Gilliam | Terry Terry Whicker Alan Gilliam | Terry Whicker Gilliam | Terry [Egg on Face] Gilliam | Terry C. Gilliamberg | Monty Python | Marty Rigelli | The Usual Lot

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

Spouse:

Maggie Weston  (3 children)

Children:

Amy Gilliam | See more »

Parents:

Vance, Beatriz | Gilliam, James Hall
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Personal Quote:

They [his parents] basically provided whatever we needed. I never seemed to want anything. But our needs were simple. There was a real Christian morality surrounding the household. You didn't want to disappoint your parents, it was as simple as that. I always felt I was the favoured one, but perhaps that was my ego speaking. I was the first born of three. I was the brightest. I had the most ... See more »

Trivia:

According to his memoir, Terry Jones actually wanted Gilliam to co-direct Life of Brian (1979) but he wasn't interested after facing some tension with the Monty Python group (apparently they wouldn't take his directions as seriously as actors he worked with after, and said he got a different experience on Jabberwocky (1977)), so he was brought on as production designer instead. See more »

Trademark:

Heroes in his films often dream of a woman who they have not yet met, but will meet during the course of the film. In the dream, the woman's face is obscured. See more »

Nickname:

Captain Chaos

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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