Nov. 22nd, 1940
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Terry Gilliam's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2003 - Breakfast with Hunter
2002 - Lost in La Mancha
1985 - Brazil
1985 - Spies Like Us
1983 - The Crimson Permanent Assurance
1982 - Monty Python Live At The Hollywood Bowl
1979 - Monty Python's Life of Brian
1977 - Jabberwocky
1975 - Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Guest TV Roles
- Born in Minnesota, he is the only non-British member of the Monty Python comedy troupe
- Also turned down directing _Braveheart (1995)_ (qv), when briefly solicited by 'Mel Gibson (I)' (qv) to direct an abandoned film version of 'Charles Dickens' (qv)'s "A Tale of Two Cities".
- Turned down the opportunity to direct _Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)_ (qv), _Enemy Mine (1985)_ (qv), and _Forrest Gump (1994)_ (qv) and _Alien: Resurrection (1997)_ (qv).
- Was offered the chance to direct Troy (2004). He stopped reading the script 5 pages in and declined the offer.
- Raised in Los Angeles.
- Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2001.
- Member of the comedy group "Monty Python" along with 'John Cleese' (qv), 'Michael Palin' (qv), 'Terry Jones (I)' (qv), 'Eric Idle' (qv) and 'Graham Chapman' (qv). Gilliam also created the animations.
- He did not originally intend to cast 'Sean Connery' (qv) as King Agamemnon in _Time Bandits (1981)_ (qv), 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.