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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  Time Bandits (TV Series) (characters) (announced)
 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) (screenplay "Monty Python and the Holy Grail")
 1985 Kate Bush: Cloudbusting (Video short)
 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 Monty Python's 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 - 41 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)
 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 #1.6 (1968) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.5 (1968) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.4 (1968) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.3 (1968) ... (additional material)
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Other Works:

Book - "Animations of Mortality", with Lucinda Cowell (1978) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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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)
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Personal Quote:

Necessity might be the mother of invention, but restriction is the mother of efficiency. See more »

Trivia:

According to his memoir, Terry Jones actually wanted Gilliam to co-direct Monty Python's 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:

Often features people/animals bursting through walls or ceilings See more »

Nickname:

Captain Chaos

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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