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Terry Gilliam

Birth name Terence Vance Gilliam
Born November 22, 1940 (1940-11-22) (age 67)
Medicine Lake, Minnesota, U.S.
Years active 1975 -
Spouse(s) Maggie Weston (1973 - present)

Terrence Vance Gilliam (born November 22, 1940) is an American-born British filmmaker, animator, and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. He has the distinction of being the only American-born Python, as the rest of the group are all native Britons. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3456x2304, 759 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Terry Gilliam Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Medicine Lake is a city located in Hennepin County, Minnesota. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... // The Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best script not based upon previously published material. ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... The Crimson Permanent Assurance is a short film that appears before the 1983 Monty Python movie The Meaning of Life. ... This article is about the television series. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture has been awarded annually since 1944 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. ... The Fisher King is a comedy-drama film made in 1991, written by Richard LaGravenese and directed by Terry Gilliam. ... is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Monty Python, or The Pythons, is the collective name of the creators of Monty Pythons Flying Circus, a British television comedy sketch show that first aired on the BBC on 5 October 1969. ...

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Personal life

Early life

Gilliam was born in Medicine Lake, Minnesota. His father was a traveling salesman for Folgers before becoming a carpenter. Gilliam has two siblings: a sister two years younger, and a brother ten years younger. Medicine Lake is a city located in Hennepin County, Minnesota. ... The traveling salesman problem (TSP), also known as the traveling salesperson problem, is a problem in discrete or combinatorial optimization. ... Folgers Coffee is a major brand of coffee in the US, part of the food and beverage division of Procter & Gamble. ... Carpenter at work in Tennessee, June 1942. ...


The family moved to California because of his sister's asthma, and Terry Gilliam enrolled into Birmingham High School. He became class president and senior Prom King, he was voted "Most Likely to Succeed," and got straight A's in school. During high school, he discovered Mad magazine, which was then edited by Harvey Kurtzman; this later influenced his work. This article is about the U.S. state. ... Birmingham High School is a public coeducational high school in the neighborhood/district of Lake Balboa in the San Fernando Valley section of the city of Los Angeles, California. ... Prom Queen redirects here. ... Mad is an American humor magazine founded by editor Harvey Kurtzman and publisher William Gaines in 1952. ... Harvey Kurtzman (October 3, 1924 - February 21, 1993) was a U.S. cartoonist and magazine editor. ...


When Gilliam graduated from high school, he attended Occidental College, at first studying physics, then switching to fine arts before finally majoring in political science. Gilliam contributed to the college magazine, Fang, becoming the editor during his junior year and turning it into a tribute to Kurtzman, to whom he later sent copies. While in college, Gilliam was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. After finishing college, Gilliam worked briefly for an advertising agency before Kurtzman offered him a job at Help! magazine. Occidental College is a small private coeducational liberal arts college located in Los Angeles, California. ... A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ... Fine art refers to arts that are concerned with beauty or which appealed to taste (SOED 1991). ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ... Sigma Alpha Epsilon (ΣΑΕ) is a secret letter, social college fraternity. ... Help! Harvey Kurtzmans longest-running magazine project after leaving Mad Magazine and EC Publications, Help! (1960-1965) was a chronically underfunded but innovative magazine published by James Warren, who was also publishing successful monster-movie and horror comics magazines simultaneously. ...


Later life

Gilliam has been married to the British make-up and costume designer Maggie Weston (who worked on Flying Circus, many of the Python movies and Gilliam's movies up to The Adventures of Baron Munchausen) since 1973. The two have had three children, Amy, Holly, and Harry, who have also appeared in several of Gilliam's films. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a 1988 film directed by Terry Gilliam, starring John Neville (as the Baron), Sarah Polley, Eric Idle, Jonathan Pryce, Oliver Reed, Uma Thurman, and Robin Williams. ...


In 1968, Gilliam obtained British citizenship and held a dual American and British citizenship for 38 years. In January 2006, he renounced his American citizenship[1] in protest at George W. Bush.[2] He is now allowed to spend only 30 days per year in the United States, less than ordinary British citizens.[2] Gilliam also maintains a residence in Italy near the Umbria-Tuscany border. He has been instrumental in establishing the annual Umbria Film Festival,[3] held in the nearby hill town of Montone. “Citizen” redirects here. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Umbria is a region of central Italy, bordered by Tuscany to the west, the Marche to the east and Lazio to the south. ... For other uses, see Tuscany (disambiguation). ... Country Italy Region Umbria Province Province of Perugia (PG) Mayor Elevation 482 m Area 50. ...


Animations

Terry Gilliam's animation "Beware of Elephants", which appeared on Do Not Adjust Your Set, inspired the stream-of-consciousness style used in Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Terry Gilliam started his career as an animator and strip cartoonist; one of his early photographic strips for Help! featured future Python cast-member John Cleese. Moving to England, he animated features for Do Not Adjust Your Set, which also featured future Pythons Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. Gilliam was a part of Monty Python from its formation, at first credited as an animator (his name was listed separately after the other five in the closing credits), later as a full member. He was the principal artist-animator of the surreal cartoons which frequently linked the show's sketches together, and defined the group's visual language in other media. He also appeared in several sketches, and played side parts in the films. Terry Gilliams Elephants animation This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... Terry Gilliams Elephants animation This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... From left to right: David Jason, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, and Eric Idle. ... This article is about the television series. ... Fumetti (or photo novels) are a genre of American comics illustrated with photographs rather than drawings. ... Cleese redirects here. ... From left to right: David Jason, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, and Eric Idle. ... Eric Idle (born March 29, 1943) is an English comedian, actor, author and composer of comedic songs. ... Terence Graham Parry Jones (born in Colwyn Bay, Wales, on February 1, 1942) is a British comedian, screenwriter and actor, film director, childrens author, popular historian, political commentator and TV documentary host. ... Michael Edward Palin, CBE (born 5 May 1943) is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter best known for being one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python and for his travel documentaries. ... Max Ernst. ...


Gilliam's animations for Monty Python have a distinctive style. He mixed his own art, characterized by soft gradients and odd, bulbous shapes, with backgrounds and moving cutouts from antique photographs, mostly from the Victorian era. The style, a type of cutout animation, has been mimicked repeatedly throughout the years: the children's television cartoon Angela Anaconda, a series of television commercials for Guinness stout, the "Children's Television Sausage Factory" openings that inspired opening animator Barry Blair of Nickelodeon series You Can't Do That On Television!, John Muto's animation in Forbidden Zone, and the television history series Terry Jones' Medieval Lives. For the province in the Philippines, see Antique (province) and for the band, see Antique (duo). ... For other uses, see Photograph (disambiguation). ... The Victorian era of the United Kingdom marked the height of the British Industrial Revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ... Scene from Yuriy Norshteyns upcoming feature film, The Overcoat Cutout animation is a unique technique for producing animations using flat characters, props and backgrounds cut from materials such as paper, card, stiff fabric or even photographs. ... For other uses, see Cartoon (disambiguation). ... Ḍ Angela Anaconda is a cutout animation cartoon from Canada that aired on the Fox Family Channel (now called ABC Family) in the U.S. It revolves around an eight-year-old girl named Angela who has wacky brothers, weird friends, and hates a fake-French girl named Nanette Manoir. ... Guinness logo Guinness is Good for You — Irish language advertisement. ... Bottles of Imperial Stout Stout and porter are dark beers made using roasted malts or roast barley. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... This article is about the TV channel. ... You Cant Do That on Television (YCDTOTV) is a Canadian childrens television program, created by Roger Price and produced from 1979 until 1990. ... Forbidden Zone is the title of a 1980 science-fiction/comedy/musical cult film directed by Richard Elfman with music composed by Danny Elfman. ... Terry Jones Medieval Lives is a series of documentaries written and hosted by ex-Python Terry Jones and originally aired by the BBC. Each half-hour episode examines a particular Medieval personality, with the intent of separating myth from reality. ...


Monty Python

Gilliam as King Arthur's trusty servant/steed Patsy in Holy Grail

Gilliam was the artist-animator of the distinctive, surreal cartoons which linked the show's sketches together, and defined the group's visual language in other mediums (such as LP and book covers, and the title sequences of their films). He mixed his own art, characterised by soft gradients and odd bulbous shapes, with backgrounds and moving cutouts from antique photographs, often from the Victorian era. The style has been mimicked repeatedly throughout the years: in the children's television cartoon Angela Anaconda, a series of television commercials for Guinness, the JibJab cartoons featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the online comic strip The New Adventures Of Queen Victoria, and the television history series Terry Jones' Medieval Lives. The title sequence for Desperate Housewives and the visits to the land of the living in Grim Fandango are also highly Gilliamesque. The style of animation used for South Park was inspired by Gilliam's paper cut-out cartoons for Monty Python's Flying Circus. Most recently, episodes of the Food Network series Good Eats have also included Gilliam-esque linking segments. Image File history File links Gilliam_as_Patsy. ... Image File history File links Gilliam_as_Patsy. ... For the slang word, see Patsy. ... Ḍ Angela Anaconda is a cutout animation cartoon from Canada that aired on the Fox Family Channel (now called ABC Family) in the U.S. It revolves around an eight-year-old girl named Angela who has wacky brothers, weird friends, and hates a fake-French girl named Nanette Manoir. ... Guinness logo Guinness is Good for You — Irish language advertisement. ... The JibJab logo, with its Victorian era appearance, illustrates the influence of Terry Gilliam on the duos animation JibJab is a website featuring Flash cartoons. ... May 26, 2006 opening monologue of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an Emmy Award-winning American late-night talk show hosted by comedian Jay Leno on NBC. It premiered on May 25, 1992, succeeding The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. ... The New Adventures of Queen Victoria is a webcomic created by Pab Sungenis. ... Terry Jones Medieval Lives is a series of documentaries written and hosted by ex-Python Terry Jones and originally aired by the BBC. Each half-hour episode examines a particular Medieval personality, with the intent of separating myth from reality. ... Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama series, created by Marc Cherry, who also serves as show runner, and produced by ABC Studios - The Walt Disney Companys main television studio - and Cherry Productions. ... Grim Fandango is a graphical adventure computer game released by LucasArts in 1998. ... This article is about the TV series. ... Food Network is an American cable network that airs many specials and recurring (episodic) shows about food. ... Good Eats is a television cooking show created and hosted by Alton Brown that airs in North America on Food Network. ...


Besides doing the animations for the Flying Circus, he also appeared in several sketches, though he rarely had any main roles and did considerably less acting in the sketches. Instead, he usually played parts that no one else wanted to play (generally because they required a lot of make-up or uncomfortable costumes, such as a recurring knight in armour who would end sketches by walking on and hitting one of the other characters over the head with a plucked chicken) and took a number of small roles in the films, including Patsy in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" and the jailer in "Life of Brian". The scapegoat was a goat that was driven off into the wilderness as part of the ceremonies of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, in Judaism during the times of the Temple in Jerusalem. ... Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 film written and performed by the comedy group Monty Python (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin), and directed by Gilliam and Jones. ... Life of Brian is a film from 1979 by Monty Python which deals with the life of Brian (played by Graham Chapman), a young man born at the nearly the same time as, and in a manger right down the street from Jesus. ...


Directing

Gilliam went on to become a motion picture writer and director. For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as...


His films are usually highly imaginative fantasies. Most of Gilliam's movies include plot-lines that seem to occur partly or completely in the characters' imaginations, raising questions about the definition of identity and sanity. He often shows his opposition to bureaucracy and authoritarian regimes. He also distinguishes "higher" and "lower" layers of society, with a disturbing and ironic style. His movies usually feature a fight or struggle against a great power which may be an emotional situation, a human-made idol, or even the person himself, and the situations do not always end happily. There is often a dark, paranoid atmosphere and unusual characters who formerly were normal members of society. His scripts feature black comedy and often end with a dark tragicomic twist. For other uses, see Fantasy (disambiguation). ... Imagination is accepted as the innate ability and process to invent partial or complete personal realms within the mind from elements derived from sense perceptions of the shared world. ... In philosophy, the issue of personal identity concerns many numbers of loosely related issues, in particular persistence, change, time, and sameness. ... Sanity considered as a legal term denotes that an individual is of sound mind and therefore can bear legal responsibility for his or her actions. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      This article is about the sociological concept. ... The term authoritarian is used to describe an organization or a state which enforces strong and sometimes oppressive measures against the population, generally without attempts at gaining the consent of the population. ... Ironic redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other senses of this word, see paranoia (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Society (disambiguation). ... This article is about a tone of comedy. ... Tragicomedy refers to fictional works that blend aspects of the genres of tragedy and comedy. ...

'So, you've discovered my diamond mine?' - Gilliam appearing in his own film, Jabberwocky

His films have a distinctive look, often recognizable from just a short clip; Roger Ebert has said "his world is always hallucinatory in its richness of detail."[citation needed] There is often a baroqueness about the movies, with, for instance, high-tech computer monitors equipped with low-tech magnifying lenses in Brazil, and in The Fisher King a red knight covered with flapping bits of cloth. He also is given to incongruous juxtapositions of beauty and ugliness, or antique and modern. Most of his movies are shot almost entirely with extremely wide lenses of 28 mm or less, and extremely deep focus. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1068x576, 88 KB) Summary Actor: Terry Gilliam Film: Jabberwocky (1977) Director: Terry Gilliam Licensing This image is a screenshot from a copyrighted film, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by the studio which produced the film, and possibly... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1068x576, 88 KB) Summary Actor: Terry Gilliam Film: Jabberwocky (1977) Director: Terry Gilliam Licensing This image is a screenshot from a copyrighted film, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by the studio which produced the film, and possibly... Jabberwocky (1977) is a comic medieval film by Monty Pythons resident animator, Terry Gilliam. ... Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ... A hallucination is a perception in the absence of a stimulus that the person may or may not believe is real. ... For other uses, see Baroque (disambiguation). ... Nineteen inch (48 cm) CRT computer monitor A computer display, monitor or screen is a computer peripheral device capable of showing still or moving images generated by a computer and processed by a graphics card. ... A magnifying glass A magnifying glass is a single convex lens which is used to produce a magnified image of an object. ... The Fisher King is a comedy-drama film made in 1991, written by Richard LaGravenese and directed by Terry Gilliam. ... For other uses, see Knight (disambiguation) or Knights (disambiguation). ... Look up juxtaposition in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A scene from William Wylers film, The Best Years of Our Lives, exemplifies deep focus. ...

Terry Gilliam at IFC Center. October 4, 2006.
Terry Gilliam at IFC Center. October 4, 2006.

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Production problems

Gilliam has made a few extremely expensive movies beset with production problems. After the lengthy quarreling with Universal Studios over Brazil, Gilliam's next picture, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, cost around US$46 million[4], and then earned only about US$8 million in US ticket sales. This article is about the American media conglomerate. ... The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a 1988 film directed by Terry Gilliam, starring John Neville (as the Baron), Sarah Polley, Eric Idle, Jonathan Pryce, Oliver Reed, Uma Thurman, and Robin Williams. ...


In the mid-1990s, Gilliam and Charles McKeown developed a script for Time Bandits 2; the project never came to be, as several of the original actors had died. He also attempted to direct a version of Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities, which collapsed due to disagreements over its budget and choice of lead actor. Charles McKeown (b. ... Dickens redirects here. ... For other uses, see A Tale of Two Cities (disambiguation). ...


In 1999, Gilliam attempted to film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, budgeted at US$32.1 million, among the highest-budgeted films to use only European financing; but in the first week of shooting, the actor playing Don Quixote (Jean Rochefort) suffered a herniated disc, and a flood severely damaged the set. The film was canceled, resulting in an insurance claim worth US$15 million. (Gilliam's reputation in this regard has been sufficient for the satirical newspaper The Onion to run a news article entitled "Terry Gilliam Barbecue Plagued By Production Delays".) Although the film was canceled, the story behind the whole production was filmed by a second crew hired by Gilliam to document the process. (This was as sort of an insurance for Gilliam, learned from previously canceled productions.) This production story was made into the documentary Lost in La Mancha. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, the doomed feature film from director Terry Gilliam, commenced filming in 2000, but shooting stopped within a week when star Jean Rochefort was injured. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... This article is about the fictional character and novel. ... Jean Rochefort (born 29 April 1930) is a French actor who has appeared in more than 100 movies. ... Categories: Medicine stubs | Orthopedics ... Insurance, in law and economics, is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent loss. ... The Onion is a United States-based parody newspaper published weekly in print and daily online. ... A defeated Terry Gilliam, in Lost in La Mancha Lost in La Mancha is a documentary movie about Terry Gilliams failed attempt to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, a movie adaptation of the novel Don Quixote. ...


He has attempted twice to adapt Alan Moore's Watchmen comics into a film. Both attempts (in 1996 and 2000, respectively) were unsuccessful. For other persons named Alan Moore, see Alan Moore (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Watchman. ...


Gilliam has also helmed some unqualified successes, however. The Fisher King (1991) was nominated for five Academy Awards, Twelve Monkeys grossed over US$168 million worldwide, and The Brothers Grimm has grossed over US$105 million worldwide. The Fisher King is a comedy-drama film made in 1991, written by Richard LaGravenese and directed by Terry Gilliam. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Twelve Monkeys is a 1995 science fiction film written by David and Janet Peoples and directed by Terry Gilliam. ... The Brothers Grimm is a 2005 film directed by Terry Gilliam. ...


Films directed

On the set of Brazil

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Future projects

Gilliam has several projects in various states of development, including an adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's comic fantasy novel Good Omens; Gilliam also has in mind for the leads Johnny Depp as Crowley and Robin Williams as Aziraphale. Neil Richard Gaiman (IPA: ) (born November 10, 1960[2]) is an English author of science fiction and fantasy short stories and novels, graphic novels, comics, and films. ... Terence David John Pratchett, OBE (born 28 April 1948) is a British fantasy and science fiction author, best known for his Discworld series. ... Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (1990) is a fantasy novel written in collaboration between Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. ... John Christopher Depp II[1] (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, best known for his frequent portrayals of offbeat and eccentric characters such as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy and the titular character of Tim Burtons Edward Scissorhands. ... For other persons named Robin Williams, see Robin Williams (disambiguation). ...

A defeated Terry Gilliam in Lost in La Mancha.
A defeated Terry Gilliam in Lost in La Mancha.

In the near future, Gilliam may direct - or at least help and work with - the animated band Gorillaz' movie, due out in 2008 or 2009.[citation needed] Image File history File links Terry Gilliam, appearing in Lost in La Mancha. ... Image File history File links Terry Gilliam, appearing in Lost in La Mancha. ... For the Gorillazs self-titled debut album, see Gorillaz (album). ...


On 23 January 2007, Gilliam announced that he had been working on a new project with writing partner Charles McKeown. One day later, the fansite Dreams reported [5] that the new project was entitled The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. On October 3, 2007, Dreams confirmed that Gilliam's next project will be Imaginarium and it will star Heath Ledger, Christopher Plummer, and Tom Waits.[6] is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus is the title of a script that is currently under development by Terry Gilliam. ... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Heath Andrew Ledger (born April 4, 1979) is an Academy Award-nominated Australian actor. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Thomas Alan Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. ...


Recurring actors in Gilliam-directed films

Gilliam has shown a propensity to work with particular actors in numerous productions. These include all of his fellow Monty Python alumni (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin), as well as Jeff Bridges, Johnny Depp, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Michael Jeter, Simon Jones, Charles McKeown, Derrick O'Connor, Jonathan Pryce, Jack Purvis, Peter Vaughan and Robin Williams. Monty Python, or The Pythons, is the collective name of the creators of Monty Pythons Flying Circus, a British television comedy sketch show that first aired on the BBC on 5 October 1969. ... Dr. Graham Arthur Chapman (January 8, 1941 – October 4, 1989) was an English comedian, actor, writer, physician and one of the six members of the Monty Python comedy troupe. ... Cleese redirects here. ... Eric Idle (born March 29, 1943) is an English comedian, actor, author and composer of comedic songs. ... Terence Graham Parry Jones (born in Colwyn Bay, Wales, on February 1, 1942) is a British comedian, screenwriter and actor, film director, childrens author, popular historian, political commentator and TV documentary host. ... Michael Edward Palin, CBE (born 5 May 1943) is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter best known for being one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python and for his travel documentaries. ... Jeffrey Leon Bridges (born December 4, 1949) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... John Christopher Depp II[1] (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, best known for his frequent portrayals of offbeat and eccentric characters such as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy and the titular character of Tim Burtons Edward Scissorhands. ... Katherine Marie Helmond (July 5, 1928, Galveston, Texas) is an American film, theater and television actress. ... Sir Ian Holm Sir Ian Holm CBE (born 12 September 1931), born as Ian Holm Cuthbert, is an English actor. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Simon Jones may refer to: Simon Jones, British actor; Simon Jones, Welsh cricketer, who plays for England; Simon Jones, English Writer/Blogger/Photographer, Author of Meanwhile; Simon Jones, British musician. ... Charles McKeown (b. ... Derrick OConnor is a character actor, mostly known for his roles in Terry Gilliam films. ... Jonathan Pryce (born June 1, 1947) is a Welsh film, television, and stage actor who has starred in such Hollywood films include Brazil, Pirates of the Caribbean, Tomorrow Never Dies and The New World. ... Jack Purvis (1937—November, 1997), was a British film actor. ... Peter Vaughan (born April 4, 1923) is an English character actor, known for many supporting roles in a variety of British film and television productions. ... For other persons named Robin Williams, see Robin Williams (disambiguation). ...


Gilliam and Harry Potter

J. K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series of books, is a fan of Gilliam's work. Consequently, Gilliam was Rowling's first choice for the director of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 2000. Warner Brothers refused to consider Gilliam as director, instead selecting Chris Columbus for the job. [7] Recently, Gilliam stated in relation to this episode, "I was the perfect guy to do Harry Potter. I remember leaving the meeting, getting in my car, and driving for about two hours along Mulholland Drive just so angry. I mean, Chris Columbus' versions are terrible. Just dull. Pedestrian." [8] Joanne Jo Murray, née Rowling OBE[1] (born 31 July 1965),[2] who writes under the pen name J. K. Rowling,[3] is a British writer and author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. ... This article is about the Harry Potter series of novels. ... Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone, known in the United States as Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone, is a 2001 fantasy/adventure film based on the novel of the same name by J.K. Rowling. ... “WB” redirects here. ... Chris Columbus (born in Spangler, Pennsylvania, on September 10, 1958) is an American filmmaker. ... Map of Mulholland Drive (orange) and Mulholland Highway (brown) in Los Angeles County. ...


Gilliam, though rumored for a day or so to direct Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, as per IMDb, has stated [9] that he will never direct any Potter film. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a 2008 fantasy adventure, based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. ...


The Secret Tournament

In 2002, Gilliam directed a series of television advertisements called The Secret Tournament. The advertisements were part of Nike's World Cup campaign and featured a secret three-on-three tournament between the world's best players inside a huge tanker ship, with the Elvis Presley song A Little Less Conversation playing during the advertisements. The advertisements were hugely popular and critically acclaimed. Nike, Inc. ... The FIFA World Cup Trophy, which has been awarded to the world champions since 1974. ... Elvis redirects here. ... A Little Less Conversation is a song written by Mac Davis and Billy Strange and was originally recorded by Elvis Presley for the movie Live a Little, Love a Little in 1968. ...


Slava's Diabolo

In 2006, Gilliam directed the stage show Slava's Diabolo, created and staged by Russian clown artist Slava Polunin. The show combines Polunin's clown style, characterized by deep non-verbal expression and interaction with the audience, with Gilliam's rich visuals and surrealistic imagery. The show premiered at the Noga hall of the Gesher theater in Jaffa, Israel. Clowning redirects here. ... Vycheslav Ivanovich (Slava) Polunin (Russian: ; born June 12, 1950) is a Russian clown, creator of Asisyay-review, Snowshow and Diabolo shows. ... For other uses, see Jaffa (disambiguation). ...


Awards & nominations

The Fisher King is a movie from 1991 written by Richard LaGravenese and directed by Terry Gilliam. ... The Venice Film Festival ( ) is the oldest film festival in the world. ... The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is generally considered to be one of the five top film festivals in the world. ... Twelve Monkeys is a 1995 science fiction film written by David and Janet Peoples and directed by Terry Gilliam. ... The Berlin International Film Festival, also called the Berlinale, is one of the most important film festivals in Europe and the world. ... Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a 1998 film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompsons 1971 novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream. ... The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival de Cannes), founded in 1939, is one of the worlds oldest, most influential and prestigious film festivals. ... This article is about the movie The Brothers Grimm. ... The Venice Film Festival ( ) is the oldest film festival in the world. ... Tideland (2005) is a film co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam, an adaptation of Mitch Cullins novel Tideland. ... The San Sebastian International Film Festival was founded in 1953 in San Sebastian, Spain. ... FIPRESCI (short for Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique), in English known as International Federation of Film Critics, comprised of the national organizations of professional film critics and film journalists from around the world for the promotion and development of film culture and for the safeguarding of... 9619 Terrygilliam is an asteroid in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter. ...

References

  1. ^ CBS News "ShowBUZZ": Terry Gilliam Sounds Off, 2006-10-06
  2. ^ a b oew/dpa/ddp (10 February 2006). Kopflos am Potsdamer Platz. tagesspiegel (German, retrieved 15 September 2007)
  3. ^ Umbria Film Festival web site
  4. ^ Box Office Mojo
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ Stubbs, Phill. "The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus", Dreams. Retrieved on 2007-10-10. 
  7. ^ IMDb: Biography for Terry Gilliam. Accessed 2007-04-22.
  8. ^ Terry Gilliam Bitter About Potter
  9. ^ Gilliam Vows Never To Direct Harry Potter
  10. ^ 2005 FIPRESCI

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Bibliography

  • Gilliam, Terry and Christie, Ian (Ed.) (1999). Gilliam On Gilliam. Faber & Faber. ISBN 0-571-19190-8
  • McCabe, Bob (1999). Dark Knights And Holy Fools: The Art And Films of Terry Gilliam. Diane Pub Co. ISBN 078930290X

Further reading

  • From Fringe To Flying Circus: Celebrating A Unique Generation Of Comedy, 1960-1980 - Roger Wilmut, Eyre Methuen Ltd, 1980.

Interviews

External links

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NAME Gilliam, Terry Vance
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Gilliam, Terry
SHORT DESCRIPTION American film director, animator and actor
DATE OF BIRTH 22 November 1940
PLACE OF BIRTH Medicine Lake, Minnesota, U.S.
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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