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Terry Gilliam is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Production Design, Sound and Animation British born on 22 november 1940 at Minneapolis (USA)

Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam
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Birth name Terrence Vance Gilliam
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 22 november 1940 (83 years) at Minneapolis (USA)
Awards Officier des Arts et des Lettres‎

Terrence Vance "Terry" Gilliam (/ˈɡɪliəm/; born 22 November 1940) is an American-born British screenwriter, film director, animator, actor, comedian and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe.

Gilliam has directed 12 feature films, including Time Bandits (1981), Brazil (1985), The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988), The Fisher King (1991), 12 Monkeys (1995), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), The Brothers Grimm (2005) and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009). The only "Python" not born in Britain, he became a naturalised British citizen in 1968 and formally renounced his American citizenship in 2006.


Gilliam has been married to British make-up and costume designer Maggie Weston since 1973. She worked on Monty Python's Flying Circus, many of the Python movies, and Gilliam's movies up to The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. They have three children, Amy Rainbow Gilliam (born 1978), Holly Dubois Gilliam (born in October 1980), and Harry Thunder Gilliam (born on 3 April 1988), who have also appeared in and/or worked on several of Gilliam's films.

In 1968, Gilliam obtained British citizenship, then held dual American and British citizenship for the next 38 years. In January 2006 he renounced his American citizenship. In an interview with Der Tagesspiegel, he described the action as a protest against then-President George W. Bush, and in an earlier interview with The A.V. Club, he also indicated that it was related to concerns about future tax liability for his wife and children. As a result of renouncing his citizenship, Gilliam is only permitted to spend 29 days per year in the United States, fewer than ordinary British citizens. Gilliam maintains a residence in Italy near the Umbria-Tuscany border. He has been instrumental in establishing the annual Umbria Film Festival, held in the nearby hill town of Montone.

Best films

Twelve Monkeys (1996)
The Brothers Grimm (2005)
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
Time Bandits (1981)
The Fisher King (1991)
Life of Brian (1979)

Usually with

Terry Jones
Terry Jones
(11 films)
Michael Palin
Michael Palin
(12 films)
Eric Idle
Eric Idle
(12 films)
John Cleese
John Cleese
(9 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Terry Gilliam (38 films)

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Bye Bye Morons
Directed by Albert Dupontel
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Virginie Efira, Albert Dupontel, Nicolas Marié, Michel Vuillermoz, Jackie Berroyer, Philippe Uchan
Roles Hunter
Rating67% 3.377253.377253.377253.377253.37725
Une femme, Suze, gravement malade apprend qu'il ne lui reste que peu de temps à vivre. Elle décide de partir à la recherche d'un enfant qu'elle a eu adolescente et avait accouché sous X. Lors de ses recherches, elle croise la route d'un fonctionnaire dépressif ayant raté son suicide, JB, et celle d'un archiviste aveugle débordant d'enthousiasme, M. Blin.
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
Directed by Terry Gilliam
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Actors Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Olga Kurylenko, Jordi Mollá, Stellan Skarsgård, Joana Ribeiro
Roles Giant #2 (Voice)
Rating63% 3.160513.160513.160513.160513.16051
Toby Grisoni, un réalisateur de pubs désabusé, se rend en Espagne pour le tournage d'une publicité. Il y rencontre un gitan qui lui offre une copie du film de jeunesse — une adaptation lyrique de l'histoire de Don Quichotte — que Toby avait réalisé dans la région il y a une dizaine d'années. Ému de cette redécouverte, Toby part à la recherche du petit village de Los Sueños où il avait tourné ce film. Il se trouve mêlé à toute une suite de catastrophes.
Jupiter Ascending, 2h7
Directed by Lana et Lilly Wachowski
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Films about religion, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Space opera
Actors Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Vanessa Kirby
Roles Seal and Signet Minister
Rating53% 2.653312.653312.653312.653312.65331
At the beginning of the story, Earth's residents are unaware that the human species on Earth and countless other planets were established by families of transhuman and alien royalty for the purpose of later "harvesting" the resulting organisms to produce a type of youth serum for the elites on still other planets. After the death of the matriarch of the House of Abrasax, the most powerful of the alien dynasties, her children, Balem (Eddie Redmayne), Kalique (Tuppence Middleton), and Titus (Douglas Booth), quarrel over the inheritance, with Balem inheriting an enormous refinery on Jupiter and Titus declaring his intention to dismantle the youth serum trade, of which Earth is the next intended source. Protagonist Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) narrates that her father, Maximilian Jones (James D'Arcy), met her mother, Aleksa (Maria Doyle Kennedy), in Saint Petersburg. After Maximilian is killed in a robbery, Aleksa names their daughter Jupiter, after his favorite planet, and they move to Chicago to live with Aleksa's family.
Absolutely Anything, 1h25
Directed by Terry Jones
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Comedy science fiction films, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Cleese
Roles Nasty Alien (voice)
Rating59% 2.998622.998622.998622.998622.99862
Neil Clarke (Simon Pegg) is a disillusioned schoolteacher, who suddenly finds and uses the ability to do anything he wants, a challenge bestowed upon him by a group of power-crazed aliens (John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin) watching him from space. As he struggles to deal with these new found powers and the events that subsequently arise, he calls upon his loyal canine companion and best friend Dennis (Robin Williams) to help him along the way.
9 Month Stretch, 1h17
Directed by Albert Dupontel
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Pregnancy films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Sandrine Kiberlain, Albert Dupontel, Philippe Uchan, Nicolas Marié, Bouli Lanners, Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus
Roles Charles Meatson "famous man-eater"
Rating64% 3.2018953.2018953.2018953.2018953.201895
Ariane Felder is pregnant. This is all the more surprising since this examining magistrate is an old-fashioned single person. But even more surprising is the fact that, according to DNA tests, the father is no other than Bob, a criminal prosecuted for atrocious assault and battery. Ariane, who does not remember anything, tries to understand what happened.
George Harrison: Living in the Material World, 3h24
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Biography, Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors George Harrison, Eric Idle, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Neil Aspinall
Roles Self
Rating80% 4.0462154.0462154.0462154.0462154.046215
The film follows music legend George Harrison's story from his early life in Liverpool, the Beatlemania phenomenon, his travels to India, the influence of Krishna Consciousness movement in his music, and his relevance and importance as a member of The Beatles. It consists of previously unseen footage and interviews with Olivia and Dhani Harrison, friends, and many others.
Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?), 1h56
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Harry Nilsson, Micky Dolenz, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Ringo Starr, Robin Williams
Roles Himself
Rating75% 3.789453.789453.789453.789453.78945
David Leaf and John Scheinfeld interviewed close to three dozen of Nilsson's friends, colleagues and extended family, who all shared their memories of Harry Nilsson, his music and how it affected them. This was put together in a documentary where we follow Harry Nilsson from childhood to death, enjoying the highs and lows along with him, from Grammy wins through divorce and substance abuse.
The Legend of Hallowdega, 18minutes
Directed by Terry Gilliam
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about films, Ghost films
Actors David Arquette, Justin Kirk, Terry Gilliam
Roles Senior Citizen in Photo (uncredited)
Rating51% 2.568792.568792.568792.568792.56879
The host of an investigative news show joins forces with a techno-geek paranormal expert to dodge close-calls and chase crazy leads to get to the bottom of the mysteries around Talladega Superspeedway.
Locked Out
Locked Out (2006)
, 1h28
Directed by Albert Dupontel
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Actors Albert Dupontel, Claude Perron, Nicolas Marié, Hélène Vincent, Yolande Moreau, Roland Bertin
Roles "fake baby" homeless person
Rating62% 3.1002953.1002953.1002953.1002953.100295
The story of a glue-sniffing homeless person who stumbles upon a policeman committing suicide and decides to put his abandoned uniform to good use. Initially this means using it to steal food from the police canteen but soon Roland discovers that wearing the uniform gives him certain powers and responsibilities, particularly tracking down the kidnapped child of a former porn star whose picture he had fallen in love with
Lost in La Mancha, 1h33
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about films, Buddy films
Actors Jeff Bridges, Terry Gilliam, Johnny Depp, Jean Rochefort, Vanessa Paradis, Tony Grisoni
Roles Self - Writer & Director
Rating72% 3.646553.646553.646553.646553.64655
Pendant l'été 2000 en Espagne, Fulton et Pepe suivent, pour en réaliser le making of, le tournage de ce qui aurait dû être The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, un film que projette de réaliser Terry Gilliam depuis plusieurs années. Jean Rochefort doit tenir le rôle de Don Quichotte. Johnny Depp et Vanessa Paradis font également partie de la distribution. Cependant, le tournage tourne vite à la catastrophe : problèmes d'organisation, conflits personnels, vols intempestifs de F16 de l'armée de l'air américaine basée en Espagne sur le site de tournage, pluie diluvienne dans un lieu désertique qui dégrade le matériel et altère le décor – le désert servant de lieu de tournage devenant verdoyant le lendemain du déluge –, maladie de Jean Rochefort qui empêchera celui-ci de jamais remonter à cheval et l'écarte des plateaux.