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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.


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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote 2018 screenplay pre-production
Monty Python Live (Mostly) 2014
The Zero Theorem 2013 additional dialogue
The Wholly Family 2011 Short
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 2009 written by
Tideland 2005 screenplay
Eric Idle: Exploits Monty Python 2002
Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python 1999 TV Movie documentary
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 screenplay
Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail 1996 Video Game screenplay "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"
Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python 1989 TV Special sketches
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 1988 screenplay
Brazil 1985 screenplay
The Crimson Permanent Assurance 1983 Short written by
The Meaning of Life 1983 written by
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl 1982 Documentary written by
Time Bandits 1981 written by
Life of Brian 1979 written by
Jabberwocky 1977 screenplay
Miracle of Flight 1975 Short
Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975 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
Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus 1972 TV Series written by
And Now for Something Completely Different 1971 screen foreplay & conception
Broaden Your Mind 1968 TV Series writer
Marty 1968 TV Series writer
Do Not Adjust Your Set 1968 TV Series additional material - 4 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Absolutely Anything 2015 Nasty Alien (voice)
Jupiter Ascending 2015 Seal and Signet Minister
Monty Python Live (Mostly) 2014 Spanish Dancer / Piano player / Pope's Servant / ...
9 mois ferme 2013 Charlie Meatson
I rec u 2012 Dr. Therieux
The Unfinished Swan 2012 Video Game The King
A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman 2012 Interview Don #2 / Dr One Across / Pilot / ... (voice)
The Monster of Nix 2011 Short The Ranger
The Legend of Hallowdega 2010 Short Senior Citizen in Photo (uncredited)
Not the Messiah: He's a Very Naughty Boy 2010 Not an Individual / Mexican / Mountie
Enfermés dehors 2006 Le faux bébé
Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python 1999 TV Movie documentary Man with Vercotti / BBC Crewmember / Himself / ...
The Meaning of Life 1997 Video Game Various
Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail 1996 Video Game Patsy Green Knight Bridgekeeper ...
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 1988 Irritating Singer Inside Fish (uncredited)
Spies Like Us 1985 Dr. Imhaus
Brazil 1985 Smoking Man at Shangri-La Towers (uncredited)
The Crimson Permanent Assurance 1983 Short Workman (uncredited)
The Meaning of Life 1983 Window Washer Fish #4 Walters ...
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl 1982 Documentary Third Barber Mao Zedong Constable Parrot ...
Life of Brian 1979 Man Even Further Forward Revolutionary Jailer ...
Jabberwocky 1977 Man with Rock
Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975 Patsy Green Knight Old Man from Scene 24 (Bridgekeeper) ...
Monty Python's Flying Circus 1969-1974 TV Series Various / Various Roles / Knight with Chicken / ...
Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus 1972 TV Series Animated Pervert (voice, uncredited)
And Now for Something Completely Different 1971 Self-Defence Nun / Flasher / Uncle Sam / ...
Euroshow 71 1971 TV Movie Various (as Montypython Flyingcircus)
We Have Ways of Making You Laugh 1968 TV Series Live Cartoonist (1968)

Animation Department

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Colbert Report 2014 TV Series animator - 1 episode
Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail 1996 Video Game original illustrations and animations
Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python 1989 TV Special animator: archive footage
Life of Brian 1979 animation
Miracle of Flight 1975 Short animator
Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975 animator - uncredited
Monty Python's Flying Circus 1969-1974 TV Series animator - 46 episodes
The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine 1971-1972 TV Series animator - 4 episodes
Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus 1972 TV Series animator
And Now for Something Completely Different 1971 animator
A Christmas Night with the Stars 1969 TV Series animations - 1 episode
Storytime 1968 Short animator
Do Not Adjust Your Set 1968 TV Series animator - 1 episode
We Have Ways of Making You Laugh 1968 TV Series animator - 1968

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote 2018 pre-production
The Zero Theorem 2013
The Wholly Family 2011 Short
The Legend of Hallowdega 2010 Short
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 2009
Tideland 2005
The Brothers Grimm 2005
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998
Twelve Monkeys 1995
The Fisher King 1991
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 1988
Brazil 1985
The Crimson Permanent Assurance 1983 Short
The Meaning of Life 1983 animation and special sequence
Time Bandits 1981
Jabberwocky 1977
Miracle of Flight 1975 Short
Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975
Storytime 1968 Short

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Benvenuto Cellini 2015 TV Movie directed for the stage by
Terry Gilliam's Benvenuto Cellini - English National Opera 2014 directed for the stage by
The Damnation of Faust 2011 TV Movie directed for the stage by
Idiots and Angels 2008 presenter
Stranger Than Fiction 2006 footage: Monty Python's "The Meaning of Life" courtesy of
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl 1982 Documentary stage director - as Monty Python
And Now for Something Completely Different 1971 presenter - as Monty Python
Cry of the Banshee 1970 title designer
Hark at Barker 1969 TV Series caricatures - 8 episodes
We Have Ways of Making You Laugh 1968 TV Series cartoonist

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hallucinaut 2017 Short executive producer post-production
1884: Yesterday's Future consulting producer announced
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 2009 producer
The PianoTuner of EarthQuakes 2005 executive producer
The Meaning of Life 1997 Video Game executive producer
Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time 1994 Video Game executive producer
Time Bandits 1981 producer
Miracle of Flight 1975 Short producer

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 2009 original designs and art direction
Lost in La Mancha 2002 Documentary storyboard illustrator
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Live at Aspen 1998 TV Special graphics designer: main titles
Life of Brian 1979 design
Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975 storyboard artist - uncredited

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 2009 lyrics: "We Are The Children Of The World", "We Love Violence" / music: "We Are The Children Of The World" / performer: "We Love Violence"
Tideland 2005 writer: "Wash Me in the Blood of Jesus"
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl 1982 Documentary writer: "I've Got Two Legs"

Production Designer

Production Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Benvenuto Cellini 2015 TV Movie
Terry Gilliam's Benvenuto Cellini - English National Opera 2014
Life of Brian 1979

Art Director

Art Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 2009

Costume Department

Costume Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Brothers Grimm 2005 dress pattern maker

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
You Make Me Nervous 2015 Short thanks for inspiration
Tommy Oliver and the Fighting Spirit 2015 Short inspiration
Chasing 'Time Bandits': An Interview with Terry Gilliam 2013 Video short special thanks
Adventures in Plymptoons! 2011 Documentary thanks
Tin Can 2010/I special thanks
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2010 TV Series dedicatee - 1 episode
Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story 2009 Documentary special thanks
The Madness and Misadventures of Munchausen 2008 Video documentary acknowledgment: archival footage, photos and artwork provided by / special thanks
The Secret Life of Brian 2007 TV Movie documentary thanks
Checkpoint Echo 2006 Short special thanks
The Aristocrats 2005 Documentary very special thanks
Lost in La Mancha 2002 Documentary special thanks
Terry Gilliam on Federico Fellini's 8½ 2001 Video documentary short special thanks
StarCraft 1998 Video Game thanks
Reservoir Dogs 1992 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Pythons: Somewhere in Tunisia, Circa A.D. 1979 1979 TV Movie documentary Himself
Pleasure at Her Majesty's 1976 TV Movie documentary Various
Monty Python & the Holy Grail Location Report 1974 TV Short documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Do-It-Yourself Film Animation Show 1974 TV Series Himself
The Midnight Special 1973 TV Series Himself
Monty Python's Flying Circus 1972 TV Series Himself / Knight with Chicken
The Last Days of Edward Gorey Documentary post-production Terry Gilliam
Gaga for Dada: The Original Art Rebels 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself - Director & Animator
Under the Radar: The Mike Edmonds Story 2016/I Documentary Himself
Love Bite: Laurie Lipton and Her Disturbing Black & White Drawings 2016 Short Himself
Botticelli's Venus: The Making of an Icon 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - Director and Animator
¡Atención obras! 2015 TV Series Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Tavis Smiley 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Sean Connery: In His Own Words 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Film Adventurer Karel Zeman 2015 Documentary Himself
Vespre a la 2 2013-2014 TV Series Himself
Cinema 3 2000-2014 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Monty Python: The Meaning of Live 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Culture Show: Rankin Shoots Rembrandt 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Colbert Report 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Imagine 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Newsnight 2014 TV Series Himself
Sunday AM 2014 TV Series Himself
The Kumars 2014 TV Series Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Meaning of Monty Python 2013 Video documentary Himself
61º Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián - Gala de inauguración 2013 TV Movie Himself
Chasing 'Time Bandits': An Interview with Terry Gilliam 2013 Video short Himself
Münchhausen - Die Geschichte einer Lüge 2013 TV Movie Himself
In Confidence 2013 TV Series documentary Himself - Guest
Anatomy of a Liar 2012 Documentary Himself
For No Good Reason 2012 Documentary Himself
Arena 1994-2012 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
Too Young to Die 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Evening Urgant 2012 TV Series Himself
The Cricklewood Greats 2012 TV Movie Himself
Ken Russell: A Bit of a Devil 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Ebert Presents: At the Movies 2011 TV Series Himself - Festival Honoree
Movie Kingdom 2011 TV Series Himself
Film '72 2005-2011 TV Series Himself / Himself - 40th birthday item
The 2011 European Film Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Winner European Film Academy Short Film 2011
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan 2011 Documentary Himself - Director of Brazil
55th BFI London Film Festival 2011 TV Movie Himself
The One Show 2009-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
George Harrison: Living in the Material World 2011 Documentary Himself
Hollywood's Best Film Directors 2011 TV Series Himself - Interviewee / Film Director
Adventures in Plymptoons! 2011 Documentary Himself
Late Review 2011 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Calendar 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Dante Ferretti: Scenografo italiano 2010 Documentary Himself
Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) 2010 Documentary Himself
Terry et ses petits tracas 2010 Video documentary short Himself
Moving Pictures Live! 2010 TV Series Himself
Janela Indiscreta 2010 TV Series Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
In Conversation 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Sodankylä ikuisesti 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Diabolo's Workshop 2009 Documentary Himself
Made in Hollywood 2009 TV Series Himself
The Fabulous Picture Show 2009 TV Series Himself
The Hour 2009 TV Series Himself
Not the Messiah: The Road to the Albert Hall 2009 Documentary short Himself
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition 2009 TV Series Himself
Días de cine 1992-2009 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Monty Python: Almost the Truth - The Lawyer's Cut 2009 TV Mini-Series Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Xposé 2009 TV Series Himself
Monty Python Almost the Truth Obligatory Making of Special 2009 TV Movie Himself
España, plató de cine 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
TV Festival Du Cannes 2009 2009 TV Movie Himself
This Morning 2009 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Honoree
Movie Connections 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices 2008 Video documentary Himself
The Madness and Misadventures of Munchausen 2008 Video documentary Himself - Director & Writer
British Film Forever 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Buenafuente 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Making of 'Tideland' 2007 Video documentary short Himself
The Comedy Map of Britain 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Richard & Judy 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Secret Life of Brian 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Jools's Hootenanny 2006 TV Series Himself
Space Top 10 Countdown 2006 TV Series Himself
Na plovárne 2006 TV Series Himself
The South Bank Show 1991-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
HypaSpace 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
HARDtalk Extra 2006 TV Series Himself
Mark Lawson Talks to... 2006 TV Series Himself
Tout le monde en parle 2006 TV Series Himself
The Passion: Films, Faith & Fury 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Waratte iitomo! 2006 TV Series Himself
Monty Python's Personal Best 2006 TV Series Himself / Various Characters
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Unseen Spike Milligan 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Breakfast 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Frank Skinner Show 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
San Sebastián 2005: Crónica de Carlos Boyero 2005 TV Movie Himself
Comme au cinéma 2005 TV Series documentary Himself (Interview)
El Magacine 2005 TV Series Himself
Getting Gilliam 2005 Documentary Himself
Animation Nation 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Britain's 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Nos Zamis Lé Hyens 2005 Video documentary Himself
Comedy Connections 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Terryho dotocná 2004 TV Short documentary Himself
Brits Go to Hollywood 2003 TV Series Himself
Concert for George 2003 Video documentary Himself Second Barber Mountie
The Meaning of Making 'The Meaning of Life' 2003 Video documentary Himself
29th Telluride Film Festival Aug. 30 - Sept. 2, 2002: Terry Gilliam Interviewed by Salman Rushdie 2003 Video documentary Himself
Breakfast with Hunter 2003 Documentary Himself
Hunter Goes to Hollywood 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Forever Ealing 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
Festival Pass with Chris Gore 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
+ de cinéma 2002 TV Series documentary short Himself
Lost in La Mancha 2002 Documentary Himself - Writer & Director
Terry Gilliam on Federico Fellini's 8½ 2001 Video documentary short Himself
From Spam to Sperm 2000 TV Movie Himself
Omnibus 1976-2000 TV Series documentary Himself
The Directors 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Trigger Happy TV 2000 TV Series Himself
Pythonland 1999 TV Movie Himself
30 Years of Monty Python, a Revelation 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Ruby 1999 TV Series Himself
Spotlight on Location: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 Video documentary short Himself
Charlie Rose 1996-1998 TV Series Himself - Guest
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Live at Aspen 1998 TV Special Himself / Various Roles
The Battle of Brazil: A Video History 1996 Video documentary Himself
The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys 1996 Video documentary Himself
The Late Jonathan Ross 1996 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 1995 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Beatles: All Together Now 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Anti Gravity Room 1995 TV Series Himself
The Last Machine 1995 TV Series Presenter
Danny Baker After All 1993 TV Series Himself
Naked Hollywood 1991 TV Mini-Series Himself
First Bite 1991 TV Series Himself - Presenter
Life of Python 1990 TV Special documentary Himself / Various Roles
The Movie Life of George 1989 TV Movie documentary Himself
Around the World in 80 Days 1989 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python 1989 TV Special Himself (cameo) / Various Roles (achive footage)
Late Night with David Letterman 1982-1989 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Media Show 1988 TV Series Himself
Def II 1988 TV Series Himself
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross 1987 TV Series Himself - Guest
What Is Brazil? 1985 TV Short documentary Himself
Apropos Film 1985 TV Series documentary Himself
The Secret Policeman's Private Parts 1984 Documentary Himself
Cinématon 1984 Documentary Participant
The Meaning of Monty Python's Meaning of Life 1983 TV Short documentary Himself
Clapper Board 1981 TV Series Himself
Les rendez-vous du dimanche 1980 TV Series Himself
Friday Night, Saturday Morning 1980 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Seventies 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2010-2014 TV Series Patsy Old Man from Scene 24 (Bridgekeeper) Jailer
Vivement dimanche 2012 TV Series Himself
Ceremonia de inauguración - 56º Festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián 2008 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Morir de humor 2008 TV Movie
What the Pythons Did Next... 2007 TV Movie documentary Various Characters (uncredited)
Ceremonia de clausura 2005 TV Movie Himself
El Magacine 2005 TV Series Himself
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Himself
Timeshift 2002 TV Series documentary Himself - Monty Python
The Sketch Show Story 2001 TV Series documentary Himself / Various Characters
John Cleese & Anders Lund Madsen 1999 TV Short documentary Himself
Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time 1994 Video Game Various
Funny Business 1992 TV Series documentary
Memories of 1970-1991 1991 TV Series documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Fondazione Mimmo Rotella Special Award Venice Film Festival
2014 Honorary Award Gijón International Film Festival
2013 Winsor McCay Award Annie Awards
2013 Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters Order of Arts and Letters, France On November 13, 2013.
2013 Future Film Festival Digital Award - Special Mention Venice Film Festival The Zero Theorem (2013)
2011 European Film Award European Film Awards European Short Film The Wholly Family (2011)
2009 Academy Fellowship BAFTA Awards BAFTA Film
2009 Special Award Camerimage Director with Unique Visual Sensitivity
2008 Lifetime Achievement Award Dubai International Film Festival
2007 Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award Art Directors Guild
2005 Leopard of Honor Locarno International Film Festival
2005 FIPRESCI Prize San Sebastián International Film Festival Tideland (2005)
2005 Visionary Award Stockholm Film Festival
2003 Capri Legend Award Capri, Hollywood
2000 Time-Machine Honorary Award Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
1997 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Director Twelve Monkeys (1995)
1991 People's Choice Award Toronto International Film Festival The Fisher King (1991)
1991 Silver Lion Venice Film Festival The Fisher King (1991)
1991 Little Golden Lion Venice Film Festival The Fisher King (1991)
1985 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Brazil (1985)
1985 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay Brazil (1985) · Charles McKeown
· Tom Stoppard
1970 Special Award BAFTA Awards Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Politiken's Audience Award CPH PIX The Zero Theorem (2013)
2013 Jury Prize Austin Fantastic Fest Best Film The Zero Theorem (2013)
2013 Golden Lion Venice Film Festival The Zero Theorem (2013)
2009 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Art Direction & Production Design The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) · David Warren
· Anastasia Masaro
2009 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Original Song The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
2005 Golden Seashell San Sebastián International Film Festival Tideland (2005)
2005 Golden Lion Venice Film Festival The Brothers Grimm (2005)
1998 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
1996 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Twelve Monkeys (1995)
1996 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Twelve Monkeys (1995)
1996 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Twelve Monkeys (1995) · David Webb Peoples (screenplay)
· Janet Peoples (screenplay)
· Chris Marker (based on the film)
1992 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture The Fisher King (1991)
1992 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director The Fisher King (1991)
1992 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Fisher King (1991)
1991 Golden Lion Venice Film Festival The Fisher King (1991)
1990 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) · Charles McKeown (screenplay)
· Rudolph Erich Raspe (novel)
· Gottfried August Bürger (novel)
1986 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Brazil (1985) · Tom Stoppard
· Charles McKeown
1986 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Brazil (1985) · Charles McKeown (written by)
· Tom Stoppard (written by)
1984 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Short Film The Crimson Permanent Assurance (1983)
1983 International Fantasy Film Award Fantasporto Best Film Time Bandits (1981)
1982 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Time Bandits (1981)
1982 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Writing Time Bandits (1981) · Michael Palin
1982 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Time Bandits (1981) · Michael Palin (written by)
1976 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Monty 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

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1991 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Fisher King (1991)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1996 Reader Jury of the "Berliner Morgenpost" Berlin International Film Festival Twelve Monkeys (1995)
1986 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Screenplay Brazil (1985) · Tom Stoppard
· Charles McKeown


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#Fact
1 Retrospective at the 11th New Horizons Film Festival (2011).
2 He 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.
3 According 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.
4 Contributed animations and sketches to Do Not Adjust Your Set (1967); he did one of David Jason's head on a pig's body.
5 Was J.K. Rowling's first choice to direct the "Harry Potter" films.
6 As 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.
7 As 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.
8 Four 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).
9 Member of the comedy group "Monty Python" along with John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and Graham Chapman. Gilliam also created the animations.
10 Is a fan of science fiction author Philip K. Dick.
11 Was offered the chance to direct Troy (2004). He stopped reading the script 5 pages in and declined the offer.
12 Gave up his US citizenship in January 2006. [source: Haaretz interview, Feb. 2006].
13 He 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.
14 The Fisher King (1991) was the first film that he directed in which he was not involved in writing the screenplay.
15 Born in Minnesota, he is the only non-British member of the Monty Python comedy troupe
16 He 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.
17 Raised in Los Angeles.
18 Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2001.
19 Also 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".
20 Directed 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.
21 Was 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.
22 Has 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.
23 Turned down the opportunity to direct Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Enemy Mine (1985), and Forrest Gump (1994) and Alien: Resurrection (1997).
24 J.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.
25 Father of Amy Gilliam (aka Amy Rainbow Gilliam), Holly Gilliam (aka Holly DuBois Gilliam) and Harry Gilliam (aka Harry Thunder Gilliam).
26 Has taken British citizenship.
27 During 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.
28 He 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".
29 Founding editor of and principal contributor to campus humor magazine, "Fang", at Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA in the early 1960s.

#Quote
1 Missing 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.
2 This 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.
3 I 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.
4 Necessity 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.
10 My 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.
11 Cinemoi 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.
14 For 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.
15 I 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.
16 It 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
17 The 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.
18 I 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
19 I'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
20 I won't be getting an Academy Award - I'll predict that - ever. And somehow, my life will be no less for that!
21 On 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.
22 The 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.
23 Nobody 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.
24 While 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.
25 In 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.
26 It'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.
27 The 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.
28 I 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.'
30 Everybody 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.
31 Whether 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."
33 It 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.
34 My 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.
35 I 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.
36 Hollywood is run by small-minded people who like chopping the legs off creative people. All they want to do is say no.
37 I 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.
38 All 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!
39 I 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.
40 To 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.
41 People in Hollywood are not showmen, they're maintenance men, pandering to what they think their audiences want.
42 There'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.

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1 Frequently casts Jonathan Pryce, Katherine Helmond, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Robin Williams, Johnny Depp, Jeff Bridges, Christopher Plummer, Peter Stormare and Tom Waits.
2 Dutch 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).
4 Heavy use of wide angle lenses
5 Often begins and ends his films with the same shot
6 Often features people/animals bursting through walls or ceilings
7 Heroes 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.
8 Was first known for the bizarre animation sequences in Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) using cutout pictures and photographs.
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