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
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- Born in Minnesota, he is the only non-British member of the Monty Python comedy troupe
- Has been off and on to write and direct a movie adaptation of 'Alan Moore (III)' (qv) and 'Dave Gibbons' (qv)'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.
- Is a fan of science fiction author Philip K. Dick.
- He and 'John Cleese' (qv) are the only members of 'Monty Python' to be nominated for Oscars. Coincidentally, they were both for Best Original Screenplay, Gilliam for _Brazil (1985)_ (qv) and Cleese for _A Fish Called Wanda (1988)_ (qv). Both screenplays did not win their Oscars, and both films featured 'Michael Palin' (qv).
- Gave up his US citizenship in January 2006. [source: Haaretz interview, Feb. 2006].
- 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.
- Was slated to direct an adaptation of the novel "Good Omens" by 'Neil Gaiman' (qv) and 'Terry Pratchett' (qv). The project languished in development for three years before finally being abandoned.
- During the filming of _Brazil (1985)_ (qv) he became so stressed that he temporarily lost the use of his legs, which only returned to normal several weeks later.