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Terence Vence “Terry” Gilliam was born on 22 November 1940, in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA. Terry Gilliam is a well-know American animator, actor, writer, producer, director and TV personality, perhaps best known as the only non-English-born member of comic group known as  ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’. He has many nicknames including Marty Rigelli and Terry C. Gilliamberg.

So just how rich is Terry Gilliam? Sources have estimated that Terry’s net worth is as high as $40 million, accumulated during his long career in the entertainment industry.

Terry Gilliam Net Worth $40 Million

When Terry Gilliam was 12 years old boy, his family moved to live in Los Angeles where Gilliam graduated from Birmingham High School. There he showed himself as a great student and was even the class president. Before starting earning money and increasing his net worth seriously, Terry worked with  Help! magazine, where he was an assistant editor.

His career which later helped to increase Gilliam’s net worth started as a strip cartoonist and animator,  later becoming a member of “Monty Python” – the very famous English comedy troupe. This work influenced Gilliam, so in 1975 his first movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” was released and increased Gilliam’s net worth as it became very successful. This movie was directed together with comedian, actor and director Terence Graham Parry “Terry” Jones. Later Terry became even more popular and his net worth increased considerablyas he started to find his own style while directing movies. He is known as the author of many surrealistic movies, such as “Time Bandits” released in 1981, in which Sean Connery, John Cleese and Shelley Duvall starred. but for the audience Terry is known as the creator of “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen”, “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”, “12 Monkeys” and many other movies which were directed by him.

The movies created by Terry Gilliam not only increased his net worth, but also gained him popularity as many nominations and awards were received. “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen”alone received several Academy Awards (for the best set decoration, best visual effects, best makeup and best costume design), also three BAFTA awards, 4 Saturn Awards, several Silver Ribbon awards and a Hugo Award for the best dramatic presentation.

Nowadays Terry Gilliam remains an active person in show business and takes part in creating and directing  movies. His latest work was released in 2013 , a movie entitled “The Zero Theorem” directed by Gilliam himself and produced by Dean Zanuck and Nicolas Charter.

To better understand what a great actor is Terry Gilliam, we should mention that J. K. Rowling, an author of seven Harry Potter books, is a big fan of the works directed by Terry. That’s why Terry was initially favoured by the author to direct the movie based on J. K. Rowling’s book “Harry Potter and Philosopher’s Stone”, but Warner Bros, chose Chris Columbus to do this job.

In his persoanl life, Terry Gilliam has been married to Maggie Weston  – who has worked on costume design for many of his films – since 1973, and they have three children. Terry became a Bristish national in 1968, and formally renounced his American citizenship in 2006. The couple are now based in Umbria, northern Italy.

Quick Facts

Birth date: November 22, 1940
Birth place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
Profession:Actor, Animator, Film director, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Education:Birmingham High School, Occidental College, US
Nationality:British, American
Spouse:Maggie Weston (m. 1973)
Awards:BAFTA Special Award (1969), Director with Unique Visual Sensitivity Award (2009), BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award (2009), Academy Awards, 5 Saturn Awards, Silver Ribbon Awards, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation
Movies:"Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (1975), "Time Bandits" (1981), "Brazil" (1985), "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" (1988), "Twelve Monkeys" (1995), "The Zero Theorem" (2013), "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" (2018)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Retrospective at the 11th New Horizons Film Festival (2011).
2He was approached soon after the release of Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) to make a movie involving Beatles songs called 'All This and World War 3', but he turned it down and pitched Jabberwocky (1977) instead.
3According 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.
4Contributed animations and sketches to Do Not Adjust Your Set (1967); he did one of David Jason's head on a pig's body.
5Was J.K. Rowling's first choice to direct the "Harry Potter" films.
6As a result of renouncing his American citizenship, he is only permitted to spend 29 days a year in the United States, considerably less than the average U.K. Citizen.
7As of 2010, has directed three actors in Oscar-nominated roles; Brad Pitt (Twelve Monkeys (1995)), Robin Williams, and Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King (1991)). Ruehl won her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
8Four of his films are in the Criterion Collection - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), The Fisher King (1991), Brazil (1985), and Time Bandits (1981).
9Member of the comedy group "Monty Python" along with John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and Graham Chapman. Gilliam also created the animations.
10Is a fan of science fiction author Philip K. Dick.
11Was offered the chance to direct Troy (2004). He stopped reading the script 5 pages in and declined the offer.
12Gave up his US citizenship in January 2006. [source: Haaretz interview, Feb. 2006].
13He and John Cleese are the only members of 'Monty Python' to be nominated for Oscars. Coincidentally, they were both for Best Original Screenplay, Gilliam for Brazil (1985) and Cleese for A Fish Called Wanda (1988). Both screenplays did not win their Oscars, and both films featured Michael Palin.
14The Fisher King (1991) was the first film that he directed in which he was not involved in writing the screenplay.
15Born in Minnesota, he is the only non-British member of the Monty Python comedy troupe
16He did not originally intend to cast Sean Connery as King Agamemnon in Time Bandits (1981), he merely wrote in the screenplay that when Agamemnon took off his helmet that he looked "exactly like Sean Connery." To Gilliam's surprise, the script found its way into Connery's hands and Connery subsequently expressed interest in doing the film.
17Raised in Los Angeles.
18Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2001.
19Also turned down directing Braveheart (1995), when briefly solicited by Mel Gibson to direct an abandoned film version of Charles Dickens's "A Tale of Two Cities".
20Directed a series of TV ads for Nike in 2001. They were part of The Scorpion Knockout Campaign, which featured some of the best soccer players on the globe. That campaign went to win a Cannes award in 2002, in the category of Best TV Campaign.
21Was slated to direct an adaptation of the novel "Good Omens" by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. The project languished in development for three years before finally being abandoned.
22Has been off and on to write and direct a movie adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons's graphic novel "Watchmen." Gilliam has said he attempted to write an accurate screenplay but it would be unfilmable, but he would consider directing it if it were made into 10 or 12-part cable television series.
23Turned down the opportunity to direct Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Enemy Mine (1985), and Forrest Gump (1994) and Alien: Resurrection (1997).
24J.K. Rowling, creator of the "Harry Potter" book series, originally wanted Gilliam to direct Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), but Warner Brothers studios wanted a more family friendly film and eventually settled for Chris Columbus.
25Father of Amy Gilliam (aka Amy Rainbow Gilliam), Holly Gilliam (aka Holly DuBois Gilliam) and Harry Gilliam (aka Harry Thunder Gilliam).
26Has taken British citizenship.
27During the filming of Brazil (1985) he became so stressed that he temporarily lost the use of his legs, which only returned to normal several weeks later.
28He started to direct "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" in 2001 (in Spain) with Johnny Depp, Vanessa Paradis and Jean Rochefort but the shooting was unfortunately stopped a couple of days after it started because of numerous factors including storms, lack of financing, and Jean Rochefort's health problems (he couldn't ride a horse any more). There is a documentary based on the struggle in production entitled "lost in la mancha".
29Founding editor of and principal contributor to campus humor magazine, "Fang", at Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA in the early 1960s.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Frequently casts Jonathan Pryce, Katherine Helmond, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Robin Williams, Johnny Depp, Jeff Bridges, Christopher Plummer, Peter Stormare and Tom Waits.
2Dutch tilt shots
3[Television monitors] They were in Brazil (1985), Twelve Monkeys (1995), The Fisher King (1991), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) and Time Bandits (1981).
4Heavy use of wide angle lenses
5Often begins and ends his films with the same shot
6Often features people/animals bursting through walls or ceilings
7Heroes 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.
8Was first known for the bizarre animation sequences in Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) using cutout pictures and photographs.


Quotes

#Quote
1Missing out on what turned out to be a famously disastrous opening ceremony [for the original Disneyland in 1955] ... was about the closest I ever came to real childhood trauma. That's what kills me; I've always wanted the scars, but I just don't have them. In fact, that's probably why I had to go into film-making - to acquire the deep emotional and spiritual wounds which my shockingly happy childhood had so callously denied me.
2This argument that we should be quiet and let them mutilate our work, that they're doing us a favor somehow, is what gets this angry Pavlovian response out of me. You get this same thing over and over. Every film we do, they say 'It's too British, it won't work.' If they hadn't been so consistently WRONG and we so consistently RIGHT, I wouldn't be so arrogant in my attitude.
3I had a scholarship to Occidental College, which is heavily funded by the Presbyterian Church.... I was head of the youth group at the local church, I would go to summer camps and my best friends were the minister's sons. But, in the end, I couldn't stand the fact that nobody felt able to laugh at God. Hold on a minute, I said, what kind of God is this that can't take my feeble jokes? It was the sanctimoniousness and, ultimately, the narrow-mindedness of people who were protecting this deity that I never thought needed any protection. Their God was a much smaller God than I was thinking of - less powerful - and he needed them to protect him. I just got fed up with it because I thought: this is getting dull now and there's a whole world out there that's been off limits. That was when I was about seventeen.
4Necessity might be the mother of invention, but restriction is the mother of efficiency.
5[tweeted when Variety accidentally published his obituary] I APOLOGIZE FOR BEING DEAD, especially to those who have already bought tickets to my upcoming talks.
6[on Robin Williams] When the gods gift you with the type of talent Robin had, there's a price to pay, there always is - it doesn't come from nothing, It comes from... probably deep problems inside, a concern, all sorts of fears, and yet he could always channel those things and turn them into something gold. I think that just comes with the territory, frankly.
7[on voting as a member of AMPAS] I just vote for my friends, or do it whimsically, or out of spite in some cases.
8[on filmmaking]: So we create a world that isn't true to a realistic naturalistic world, but is truthful.
9[on current Hollywood blockbuster movies] You just sit there and watch the explosions. I couldn't tell you what the movie was about. The movie hammers the audience into submission. They are influenced by video games, but in video games at least you are immersed; in these movies you are left out. In films, there's so much overt fantasy now that I don't watch a lot because everything is possible now. There's no tension there. People can slide down the side of a building that's falling and they don't get ripped to shreds? The shots are amazing, but if there is no consequence, no gravity, what's the point? I can't watch Hollywood movies anymore. There's no room for me.
10My life is about waiting for money. My life isn't about filmmaking -- that's not what I do. It feels incidental to what I do, which is hunt for the money, cast movies and re-cast them and try to get projects going or stop them from falling apart. I spend my whole time repressing everything inside of me until I get the money to work, and then I just go. I'm on autopilot until I get the chance to go on a set.
11Cinemoi is the most important television channel in Britain.
12(on Jeff Bridges) If it were up to me, I would cast Jeff in every movie I make. He is that good, such a joy to work with too. He has a large fan base as well, but these guys are real cult-fans, they are dedicated, but they don't run around screaming at premieres for "more Jeff Bridges!". The studios, they don't get this. They don't think he's bankable at all, but he is. It's frustrating, I think, but so very typical.
13(on finishing The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2011)): If you're going to play with Quixote you really got to play with Quixote. And those were windmills that came along. Those were giants, they killed us once but we're going to come back. Everybody says 'Oh, forget about it, put it in the past. Move on.' No, I won't because that all sounds so reasonable and I don't think films should be reasonable. The business we're in is about exciting people, stimulating people, doing things, changing them, outraging them -- it's not a reasonable business. Especially when you're spending the gross national product of a country to make a silly movie -- this is not reasonable.
14For me, the only reason to try and make my films successful is that it will be more likely that I'll get the next project off the ground.
15I thought this one would be a piece of cake, to get 25 million with Heath Ledger on board (for 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus'). You would think that there's intelligent life in Hollywood. But then you discover that there's just fear. People are frightened of making decisions or even having - I hate to use the word "vision", but they lack all of that. Hollywood is run by Goldman Sachs and not by entrepreneurs or studio people. It's the bankers who look at the numbers, and Tideland, my previous film, made very little money, and Heath did even worse with a film called Candy. And that's what they look at. Somehow the whole place has been taken over by middle management, like the rest of the Western world. And bureaucracy has settled in very comfortably.
16It depends who you talk to. If you talk to people who have worked with me, they'll say, he's the right guy to work with, he knows what he's doing, responsible... If you talk to Hollywood, they think catastrophes, disasters - he's a magnet for trouble.' If it's easy, I don't do it; if it's almost impossible, I'll have a go. -- on what others in the business say of him
17The first subversive thing I did was in junior high school, when I was "head of ground patrol" - in other words the local cop. There was a long corridor, and someone was running down it. I was talking to my friend and it was one of those moments, I just put my foot out and he tripped and went flying. I don't know why I did it. I think I didn't like the guy. There was something about the way he was running - I thought, what an asshole.
18I find that what I do is reactive, so if I'm living in London I'm angry most of the time about the state of the world. When I go to Italy I get all blissful. I've never done any creative work there except building stone walls. I just wander around looking at birds and leaves. It's peace. -- on his house in Italy
19I've always liked gossip, gossip is fun, but whether you believe it or not is something else, and yet the web seems to want to believe. The web doesn't distinguish between what's playful and serious. And the speed! What is happening in the web, and all the tweeters tweeting, they become neurons. They are the neurons of the global village. Village is the right word because the village is where the gossip is taking place, it doesn't take place in the cities. A piece of information comes into that little neuron - whoop - and they've immediately got to pass it across the synaptic gap... a big leap into the next neuron... - [he makes a rocket sound] - Whoosh! And off it goes! Off it goes into the next neuron. We're watching the brain in action, worldwide. The brain is a very simple thing, and the web is the neural structure of our brains, I'm convinced of it.... See, Hollywood was always like that. Agents have to be available 24 hours a day, because they are the neurons of the system and whatever information hits them, they're off to the next one with that information, there's no secrets in Hollywood... -- on the advancement of gossip on the web
20I won't be getting an Academy Award - I'll predict that - ever. And somehow, my life will be no less for that!
21On his conflict with Universal over Brazil (1985): The first thing was that they wanted a happy ending. Then they decided that the theme of the film was 'love conquers all'. So they started cutting out all the fantasy stuff.It's one thing to argue about whether you need that scene or whether it can be a bit shorter. It's another to say, 'Let's tell a different story'. And at that point I said, 'Whoa, it's time to go to war'.The [Hollywood] studio's mentality is that Americans are stupid. They try to lower the standard as much as they can to reach what they think is this great dumb audience. And I have always resisted that and wanted to believe in the audience's intelligence. But if you keep feeding people baby food for long enough they begin to like it.
22The reason why I don't watch as many as I used to is that I'm not surprised any more. I loved movies because they opened up doors into worlds I never imagined. It seldom happens now.
23Nobody went to see Tideland (2005)! I was hoping people would get angry about it but those that saw it didn't want to talk about it. This is the world we're living in, people don't want to discuss things that are actually worth discussing.
24While filming The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009): We were devastated. We spent the whole day - Amy Gilliam, Nicola Pecorini, the director of photography, and myself - lying flat on the floor. Heath Ledger's dead, and you don't quite get over that. I suppose I'm in an interesting position because while I'm cutting the film I'm basically working with him every day and he's fine; he's in good shape.Ideas are floating around. Then finally we decided, 'OK, let's get three other people to take over the part'. And we were lucky because we have a magic mirror in this movie. Not every movie has a magic mirror. So you can very genuinely say that these other actors are different aspects of the character that Heath plays. And it works. The point was, we've got to keep going. It was a bit like half being there, but apparently on autopilot I can still do a few things.
25In the end, people have to learn to live together. That is what I didn't like about America - it is so homogeneous. I like places where there are people who are different culturally, physically, in every way. And I like to see how they succeed in living together.
26It's hard for me to worry about the studios losing money. I'm not very sympathetic to their money problems, because they certainly haven't been sympathetic to mine.
27The more successful I get, the more the onus of having to get it right wants to settle on my shoulders alone, but I just hate that, I freeze up. I want everyone to share my responsibility, the guilt, and I'll shoulder the blame, because that's my job in the end.
28I think there's a side of me that's trying to compete with Lucas and Spielberg - I don't usually admit this publicly - because I tend to think that they only go so far, and their view of the world is rather simplistic. What I want to do is take whatever cinema is considered normal or successful at a particular time and play around with it - to use it as a way of luring audiences in.
29"My main concern is to protect the film, and sometimes even I can get in the way of the film. If I'm causing a problem for the ultimate film, then I've got to be stopped, and I tell this to everybody who works with me. They find it hard to believe, but they finally do say, 'Terry, you can't do it.'
30Everybody has their opinion and some people are wrong. One of the things I enjoy about my films is that children really love them. They are open-minded. As we get older we seem to close in. We limit the size of the world we limit everything about it. We have to break that shell open sometimes and (The Brothers Grimm) is just a desperate attempt to do so.
31Whether I like it or not, or whether anybody else does, when I start a film I have a few ideas. And as you're getting into it, you think, 'Ooh, there's another idea,' and you're shooting some more and, 'Oh, here's another thing. Let's do that.' I'm always changing and adding. That's just the way my mind works.
32(on future use of CGI in his films) "Nooo! Leave that to George Lucas, he' s really mastered the CGI acting. That scares me! I hate it! Everybody is so pleased and excited by it. Animation is animation. Animation is great. But it's when you're now taking what should be films full of people, living thinking, breathing, flawed creatures and you're controlling every moment of that, it's just death to me. It's death to cinema, I can't watch those Star Wars films, they're dead things."
33It happens with every film. There comes a part where the money and the creative elements all come crashing together. Everybody's under a lot of pressure, and everybody is panicking about what works and what doesn't. And the studios and the money always have one perspective and the creative people have another one, and usually what happens is a lot of compromises get made.
34My problem is I'm like a junkie. I want a good movie fix, and I never get that fix. I want to be taken into some place, some world, some idea that I haven't thought of or imagined. And it doesn't happen.
35I do want to say things in these films. I want audiences to come out with shards stuck in them. I don't care if people love my films or walk out, as long as they have a strong response.
36Hollywood is run by small-minded people who like chopping the legs off creative people. All they want to do is say no.
37I think I've got a certain talent and I don't know how to defend it. So I end up defending it more vociferously than it may need, but I always feel under threat. It's a basic in-built paranoia. When people start interfering, I go a little bit crazy.
38All I do is hunt. I want to be thrilled. And I'm not being thrilled at the moment. So I'm being old and bitter and curmudgeonly, because I want sensory buzz and I'm not getting it!
39I am getting tired of these fights [with backers.] Each time you get into a fight the world closes in a bit. You start losing an innocence, a belief that everything is possible. Terry Jones thinks I'm belligerent and egotistical, and that I've got to get into a fight to keep me going. It does keep me awake. But I limit it to the fights that are worth it nowadays.
40To be deemed to be OK, to be part of the culture, that's the kiss of death. When I'm pushing against something it helps me define what I believe. I've always been led to see what's beyond, what's round the corner. The world tries to say that this is what it is, and don't go any further, because out there are monsters. But I want to see what they are. So when I talk about the others in the group not having done more, that's because I really admire them, and I get angry when I see those with extraordinary talents not using them.
41People in Hollywood are not showmen, they're maintenance men, pandering to what they think their audiences want.
42There's a side of me that always fell for manic things, frenzied, cartoony performances. I always liked sideshows, freakshows. Jerry Lewis was a freakshow...Absolutely grotesque, awful, tasteless. I like things to be tasteless.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Fondazione Mimmo Rotella Special AwardVenice Film Festival
2014Honorary AwardGijón International Film Festival
2013Winsor McCay AwardAnnie Awards
2013Knight of the Order of Arts and LettersOrder of Arts and Letters, FranceOn November 13, 2013.
2013Future Film Festival Digital Award - Special MentionVenice Film FestivalThe Zero Theorem (2013)
2011European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsEuropean Short FilmThe Wholly Family (2011)
2009Academy FellowshipBAFTA AwardsBAFTA Film
2009Special AwardCamerimageDirector with Unique Visual Sensitivity
2008Lifetime Achievement AwardDubai International Film Festival
2007Contribution to Cinematic Imagery AwardArt Directors Guild
2005Leopard of HonorLocarno International Film Festival
2005FIPRESCI PrizeSan Sebastián International Film FestivalTideland (2005)
2005Visionary AwardStockholm Film Festival
2003Capri Legend AwardCapri, Hollywood
2000Time-Machine Honorary AwardSitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
1997Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest DirectorTwelve Monkeys (1995)
1991People's Choice AwardToronto International Film FestivalThe Fisher King (1991)
1991Silver LionVenice Film FestivalThe Fisher King (1991)
1991Little Golden LionVenice Film FestivalThe Fisher King (1991)
1985LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorBrazil (1985)
1985LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScreenplayBrazil (1985)· Charles McKeown
· Tom Stoppard
1970Special AwardBAFTA AwardsMonty Python's Flying Circus (1969)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Politiken's Audience AwardCPH PIXThe Zero Theorem (2013)
2013Jury PrizeAustin Fantastic FestBest FilmThe Zero Theorem (2013)
2013Golden LionVenice Film FestivalThe Zero Theorem (2013)
2009Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Art Direction & Production DesignThe Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)· David Warren
· Anastasia Masaro
2009Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Original SongThe Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
2005Golden SeashellSan Sebastián International Film FestivalTideland (2005)
2005Golden LionVenice Film FestivalThe Brothers Grimm (2005)
1998Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalFear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
1996Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorTwelve Monkeys (1995)
1996Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalTwelve Monkeys (1995)
1996HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationTwelve Monkeys (1995)· David Webb Peoples (screenplay)
· Janet Peoples (screenplay)
· Chris Marker (based on the film)
1992Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureThe Fisher King (1991)
1992Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorThe Fisher King (1991)
1992CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorThe Fisher King (1991)
1991Golden LionVenice Film FestivalThe Fisher King (1991)
1990HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationThe Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)· Charles McKeown (screenplay)
· Rudolph Erich Raspe (novel)
· Gottfried August Bürger (novel)
1986OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenBrazil (1985)· Tom Stoppard
· Charles McKeown
1986HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationBrazil (1985)· Charles McKeown (written by)
· Tom Stoppard (written by)
1984BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Short FilmThe Crimson Permanent Assurance (1983)
1983International Fantasy Film AwardFantasportoBest FilmTime Bandits (1981)
1982Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorTime Bandits (1981)
1982Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest WritingTime Bandits (1981)· Michael Palin
1982HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationTime Bandits (1981)· Michael Palin (written by)
1976HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationMonty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)· Terry Jones (written by/director)
· Graham Chapman (written by)
· John Cleese (written by)
· Eric Idle (written by)
· Michael Palin (written by)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1991LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorThe Fisher King (1991)

3rd Place Awards

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1996Reader Jury of the "Berliner Morgenpost"Berlin International Film FestivalTwelve Monkeys (1995)
1986NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ScreenplayBrazil (1985)· Tom Stoppard
· Charles McKeown


Filmography

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote2018screenplay pre-production
Monty Python Live (Mostly)2014
The Zero Theorem2013additional dialogue
The Wholly Family2011Short
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus2009written by
Tideland2005screenplay
Eric Idle: Exploits Monty Python2002
Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python1999TV Movie documentary
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas1998screenplay
Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail1996Video Game screenplay "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"
Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python1989TV Special sketches
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen1988screenplay
Brazil1985screenplay
The Crimson Permanent Assurance1983Short written by
The Meaning of Life1983written by
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl1982Documentary written by
Time Bandits1981written by
Life of Brian1979written by
Jabberwocky1977screenplay
Miracle of Flight1975Short
Monty Python and the Holy Grail1975written by
Monty Python's Flying CircusTV Series written by - 41 episodes, 1969 - 1974 creator - 1 episode, 1973 additional material - 1 episode, 1969 conceived and written by - 1 episode, 1969
Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus1972TV Series written by
And Now for Something Completely Different1971screen foreplay & conception
Broaden Your Mind1968TV Series writer
Marty1968TV Series writer
Do Not Adjust Your Set1968TV Series additional material - 4 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Absolutely Anything2015Nasty Alien (voice)
Jupiter Ascending2015Seal and Signet Minister
Monty Python Live (Mostly)2014Spanish Dancer / Piano player / Pope's Servant / ...
9 mois ferme2013Charlie Meatson
I rec u2012Dr. Therieux
The Unfinished Swan2012Video GameThe King
A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman2012Interview Don #2 / Dr One Across / Pilot / ... (voice)
The Monster of Nix2011ShortThe Ranger
The Legend of Hallowdega2010ShortSenior Citizen in Photo (uncredited)
Not the Messiah: He's a Very Naughty Boy2010Not an Individual / Mexican / Mountie
Enfermés dehors2006Le faux bébé
Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python1999TV Movie documentaryMan with Vercotti / BBC Crewmember / Himself / ...
The Meaning of Life1997Video GameVarious
Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail1996Video GamePatsy Green Knight Bridgekeeper ...
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen1988Irritating Singer Inside Fish (uncredited)
Spies Like Us1985Dr. Imhaus
Brazil1985Smoking Man at Shangri-La Towers (uncredited)
The Crimson Permanent Assurance1983ShortWorkman (uncredited)
The Meaning of Life1983Window Washer Fish #4 Walters ...
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl1982DocumentaryThird Barber Mao Zedong Constable Parrot ...
Life of Brian1979Man Even Further Forward Revolutionary Jailer ...
Jabberwocky1977Man with Rock
Monty Python and the Holy Grail1975Patsy Green Knight Old Man from Scene 24 (Bridgekeeper) ...
Monty Python's Flying Circus1969-1974TV SeriesVarious / Various Roles / Knight with Chicken / ...
Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus1972TV SeriesAnimated Pervert (voice, uncredited)
And Now for Something Completely Different1971Self-Defence Nun / Flasher / Uncle Sam / ...
Euroshow 711971TV MovieVarious (as Montypython Flyingcircus)
We Have Ways of Making You Laugh1968TV SeriesLive Cartoonist (1968)

Animation Department

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Colbert Report2014TV Series animator - 1 episode
Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail1996Video Game original illustrations and animations
Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python1989TV Special animator: archive footage
Life of Brian1979animation
Miracle of Flight1975Short animator
Monty Python and the Holy Grail1975animator - uncredited
Monty Python's Flying Circus1969-1974TV Series animator - 46 episodes
The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine1971-1972TV Series animator - 4 episodes
Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus1972TV Series animator
And Now for Something Completely Different1971animator
A Christmas Night with the Stars1969TV Series animations - 1 episode
Storytime1968Short animator
Do Not Adjust Your Set1968TV Series animator - 1 episode
We Have Ways of Making You Laugh1968TV Series animator - 1968

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote2018pre-production
The Zero Theorem2013
The Wholly Family2011Short
The Legend of Hallowdega2010Short
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus2009
Tideland2005
The Brothers Grimm2005
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas1998
Twelve Monkeys1995
The Fisher King1991
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen1988
Brazil1985
The Crimson Permanent Assurance1983Short
The Meaning of Life1983animation and special sequence
Time Bandits1981
Jabberwocky1977
Miracle of Flight1975Short
Monty Python and the Holy Grail1975
Storytime1968Short

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Benvenuto Cellini2015TV Movie directed for the stage by
Terry Gilliam's Benvenuto Cellini - English National Opera2014directed for the stage by
The Damnation of Faust2011TV Movie directed for the stage by
Idiots and Angels2008presenter
Stranger Than Fiction2006footage: Monty Python's "The Meaning of Life" courtesy of
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl1982Documentary stage director - as Monty Python
And Now for Something Completely Different1971presenter - as Monty Python
Cry of the Banshee1970title designer
Hark at Barker1969TV Series caricatures - 8 episodes
We Have Ways of Making You Laugh1968TV Series cartoonist

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hallucinaut2017Short executive producer post-production
1884: Yesterday's Futureconsulting producer announced
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus2009producer
The PianoTuner of EarthQuakes2005executive producer
The Meaning of Life1997Video Game executive producer
Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time1994Video Game executive producer
Time Bandits1981producer
Miracle of Flight1975Short producer

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus2009original designs and art direction
Lost in La Mancha2002Documentary storyboard illustrator
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Live at Aspen1998TV Special graphics designer: main titles
Life of Brian1979design
Monty Python and the Holy Grail1975storyboard artist - uncredited

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus2009lyrics: "We Are The Children Of The World", "We Love Violence" / music: "We Are The Children Of The World" / performer: "We Love Violence"
Tideland2005writer: "Wash Me in the Blood of Jesus"
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl1982Documentary writer: "I've Got Two Legs"

Production Designer

Production Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Benvenuto Cellini2015TV Movie
Terry Gilliam's Benvenuto Cellini - English National Opera2014
Life of Brian1979

Art Director

Art Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus2009

Costume Department

Costume Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Brothers Grimm2005dress pattern maker

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
You Make Me Nervous2015Short thanks for inspiration
Tommy Oliver and the Fighting Spirit2015Short inspiration
Chasing 'Time Bandits': An Interview with Terry Gilliam2013Video short special thanks
Adventures in Plymptoons!2011Documentary thanks
Tin Can2010/Ispecial thanks
Edición Especial Coleccionista2010TV Series dedicatee - 1 episode
Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story2009Documentary special thanks
The Madness and Misadventures of Munchausen2008Video documentary acknowledgment: archival footage, photos and artwork provided by / special thanks
The Secret Life of Brian2007TV Movie documentary thanks
Checkpoint Echo2006Short special thanks
The Aristocrats2005Documentary very special thanks
Lost in La Mancha2002Documentary special thanks
Terry Gilliam on Federico Fellini's 8½2001Video documentary short special thanks
StarCraft1998Video Game thanks
Reservoir Dogs1992special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Pythons: Somewhere in Tunisia, Circa A.D. 19791979TV Movie documentaryHimself
Pleasure at Her Majesty's1976TV Movie documentaryVarious
Monty Python & the Holy Grail Location Report1974TV Short documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Do-It-Yourself Film Animation Show1974TV SeriesHimself
The Midnight Special1973TV SeriesHimself
Monty Python's Flying Circus1972TV SeriesHimself / Knight with Chicken
The Last Days of Edward GoreyDocumentary post-productionTerry Gilliam
Gaga for Dada: The Original Art Rebels2016TV Movie documentaryHimself - Director & Animator
Under the Radar: The Mike Edmonds Story2016/IDocumentaryHimself
Love Bite: Laurie Lipton and Her Disturbing Black & White Drawings2016ShortHimself
Botticelli's Venus: The Making of an Icon2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Director and Animator
¡Atención obras!2015TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Tavis Smiley2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Sean Connery: In His Own Words2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Film Adventurer Karel Zeman2015DocumentaryHimself
Vespre a la 22013-2014TV SeriesHimself
Cinema 32000-2014TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Monty Python: The Meaning of Live2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Culture Show: Rankin Shoots Rembrandt2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Colbert Report2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Imagine2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Newsnight2014TV SeriesHimself
Sunday AM2014TV SeriesHimself
The Kumars2014TV SeriesHimself
The Graham Norton Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Meaning of Monty Python2013Video documentaryHimself
61º Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián - Gala de inauguración2013TV MovieHimself
Chasing 'Time Bandits': An Interview with Terry Gilliam2013Video shortHimself
Münchhausen - Die Geschichte einer Lüge2013TV MovieHimself
In Confidence2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
Anatomy of a Liar2012DocumentaryHimself
For No Good Reason2012DocumentaryHimself
Arena1994-2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Too Young to Die2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Evening Urgant2012TV SeriesHimself
The Cricklewood Greats2012TV MovieHimself
Ken Russell: A Bit of a Devil2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ebert Presents: At the Movies2011TV SeriesHimself - Festival Honoree
Movie Kingdom2011TV SeriesHimself
Film '722005-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - 40th birthday item
The 2011 European Film Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Winner European Film Academy Short Film 2011
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan2011DocumentaryHimself - Director of Brazil
55th BFI London Film Festival2011TV MovieHimself
The One Show2009-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
George Harrison: Living in the Material World2011DocumentaryHimself
Hollywood's Best Film Directors2011TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee / Film Director
Adventures in Plymptoons!2011DocumentaryHimself
Late Review2011TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Calendar2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dante Ferretti: Scenografo italiano2010DocumentaryHimself
Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?)2010DocumentaryHimself
Terry et ses petits tracas2010Video documentary shortHimself
Moving Pictures Live!2010TV SeriesHimself
Janela Indiscreta2010TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
In Conversation2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Sodankylä ikuisesti2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Diabolo's Workshop2009DocumentaryHimself
Made in Hollywood2009TV SeriesHimself
The Fabulous Picture Show2009TV SeriesHimself
The Hour2009TV SeriesHimself
Not the Messiah: The Road to the Albert Hall2009Documentary shortHimself
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition2009TV SeriesHimself
Días de cine1992-2009TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Monty Python: Almost the Truth - The Lawyer's Cut2009TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Xposé2009TV SeriesHimself
Monty Python Almost the Truth Obligatory Making of Special2009TV MovieHimself
España, plató de cine2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
TV Festival Du Cannes 20092009TV MovieHimself
This Morning2009TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
Movie Connections2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices2008Video documentaryHimself
The Madness and Misadventures of Munchausen2008Video documentaryHimself - Director & Writer
British Film Forever2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Buenafuente2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Making of 'Tideland'2007Video documentary shortHimself
The Comedy Map of Britain2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Richard & Judy2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Secret Life of Brian2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jools's Hootenanny2006TV SeriesHimself
Space Top 10 Countdown2006TV SeriesHimself
Na plovárne2006TV SeriesHimself
The South Bank Show1991-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
HypaSpace2006TV Series documentaryHimself
HARDtalk Extra2006TV SeriesHimself
Mark Lawson Talks to...2006TV SeriesHimself
Tout le monde en parle2006TV SeriesHimself
The Passion: Films, Faith & Fury2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Waratte iitomo!2006TV SeriesHimself
Monty Python's Personal Best2006TV SeriesHimself / Various Characters
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Unseen Spike Milligan2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Breakfast2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Frank Skinner Show2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
San Sebastián 2005: Crónica de Carlos Boyero2005TV MovieHimself
Comme au cinéma2005TV Series documentaryHimself (Interview)
El Magacine2005TV SeriesHimself
Getting Gilliam2005DocumentaryHimself
Animation Nation2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Britain's 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Nos Zamis Lé Hyens2005Video documentaryHimself
Comedy Connections2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Terryho dotocná2004TV Short documentaryHimself
Brits Go to Hollywood2003TV SeriesHimself
Concert for George2003Video documentaryHimself Second Barber Mountie
The Meaning of Making 'The Meaning of Life'2003Video documentaryHimself
29th Telluride Film Festival Aug. 30 - Sept. 2, 2002: Terry Gilliam Interviewed by Salman Rushdie2003Video documentaryHimself
Breakfast with Hunter2003DocumentaryHimself
Hunter Goes to Hollywood2003Video documentary shortHimself
Forever Ealing2002TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Festival Pass with Chris Gore2002TV Series documentaryHimself
+ de cinéma2002TV Series documentary shortHimself
Lost in La Mancha2002DocumentaryHimself - Writer & Director
Terry Gilliam on Federico Fellini's 8½2001Video documentary shortHimself
From Spam to Sperm2000TV MovieHimself
Omnibus1976-2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Directors2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Trigger Happy TV2000TV SeriesHimself
Pythonland1999TV MovieHimself
30 Years of Monty Python, a Revelation1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ruby1999TV SeriesHimself
Spotlight on Location: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas1998Video documentary shortHimself
Charlie Rose1996-1998TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Live at Aspen1998TV SpecialHimself / Various Roles
The Battle of Brazil: A Video History1996Video documentaryHimself
The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys1996Video documentaryHimself
The Late Jonathan Ross1996TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman1995TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Beatles: All Together Now1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Anti Gravity Room1995TV SeriesHimself
The Last Machine1995TV SeriesPresenter
Danny Baker After All1993TV SeriesHimself
Naked Hollywood1991TV Mini-SeriesHimself
First Bite1991TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Life of Python1990TV Special documentaryHimself / Various Roles
The Movie Life of George1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
Around the World in 80 Days1989TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python1989TV SpecialHimself (cameo) / Various Roles (achive footage)
Late Night with David Letterman1982-1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Media Show1988TV SeriesHimself
Def II1988TV SeriesHimself
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross1987TV SeriesHimself - Guest
What Is Brazil?1985TV Short documentaryHimself
Apropos Film1985TV Series documentaryHimself
The Secret Policeman's Private Parts1984DocumentaryHimself
Cinématon1984DocumentaryParticipant
The Meaning of Monty Python's Meaning of Life1983TV Short documentaryHimself
Clapper Board1981TV SeriesHimself
Les rendez-vous du dimanche1980TV SeriesHimself
Friday Night, Saturday Morning1980TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Seventies2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Edición Especial Coleccionista2010-2014TV SeriesPatsy Old Man from Scene 24 (Bridgekeeper) Jailer
Vivement dimanche2012TV SeriesHimself
Ceremonia de inauguración - 56º Festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián2008TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Morir de humor2008TV Movie
What the Pythons Did Next...2007TV Movie documentaryVarious Characters (uncredited)
Ceremonia de clausura2005TV MovieHimself
El Magacine2005TV SeriesHimself
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHimself
Timeshift2002TV Series documentaryHimself - Monty Python
The Sketch Show Story2001TV Series documentaryHimself / Various Characters
John Cleese & Anders Lund Madsen1999TV Short documentaryHimself
Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time1994Video GameVarious
Funny Business1992TV Series documentary
Memories of 1970-19911991TV Series documentaryHimself

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