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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 »

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Ghost World Director
(2001)
Crumb Director
(1994)
Bad Santa Director
(2003)
Louie Bluie Director
(1985)

Filmography

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 2017 Budding Prospects (TV Short)
 2003 Bad Santa: Outtakes (Video short)
 2003 Bad Santa
 2001 Ghost World
 1994 Crumb (Documentary)
 1985 Louie Bluie (Documentary)
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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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I've stopped going to see art films because every critic gives them four stars and say things like "masterpiece", "spellbinding" and "mesmerizing". I mean, they're doing that with my film, but I don't want to use those blurbs. Critical reviews aren't worth too much anymore because just about every film can get one or two of them. See more »

Trivia:

Was offered $10,000 to appear in a commercial campaign using hip filmmakers to endorse The Gap but turned it down, saying "I would find it a bit disingenuous after having spent 5 years of my life making a film railing against the evils of Corporate America.". See more »

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