Terrence Malick


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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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A Guide to the Films of Terrence Malick

Throughout his career, visionary director Terrence Malick has challenged audiences with epic, poetic, and humanitarian films like Badlands, The Thin Red Line, and The Tree of Life.

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 47 wins & 64 nominations. See more awards »

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(1978)
Badlands Producer
(1973)
(2011)
(1998)

Filmography

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  The Devil's Teeth (executive producer) (announced)
  Desert of the Real (Documentary) (executive producer) (filming)
  I Am Nothing (executive producer) (filming)
  Halo of Stars (executive producer) (post-production)
 2020 The Book of Vision (executive producer)
 2019 Everybody's Everything (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2018 Soldier (Short) (executive producer)
 2018/I Awaken (executive producer)
 2017 The Spearhead Effect (executive producer)
 2016 The Vessel (executive producer)
 2016 Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry (Documentary) (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)
 1998 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 what he was aiming for in Song to Song] I think you want to make it feel to like there just bits and pieces of (the characters') lives. It goes to that quotation that can you live in this world just moment to moment, song to song, kiss to kiss, as she (Rooney Mara's character) says and try to create these different moods for yourself and go through the world as in that (Virginia Woolf) quote,... See more »

Trivia:

According to composer Hanan Townsend who worked with Malick in The Tree of Life, To The Wonder and Knight of Cups, Malick would often tell Townsend when he's recording with the orchestra to hit record 30 seconds or a minute before they start playing so they have these musical moments where no one's being told what to do. They might just be rehearsing or just messing around with something and that... See more »

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Narration in his films is often delivered in hushed, almost whispering tones See more »

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Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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