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Terry Zwigoff is a Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 18 may 1949 at Appleton (USA)

Terry Zwigoff

Terry Zwigoff
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Nationality USA
Birth 18 may 1949 (70 years) at Appleton (USA)

Terry Zwigoff (born May 18, 1949) is an American filmmaker whose work often deals with misfits, antiheroes, and themes of alienation.

Biography

Son premier film, Louis Bluie, est tourné en 1986 et avait pour sujet un musicien de blues oublié. L'affiche est réalisée par Robert Crumb.

Il ne revient derrière la caméra qu'en 1994 en tournant un nouveau documentaire : Crumb. Ce film explore le personnage de Robert Crumb, figure phare de la bande dessinée alternative américaine partageant sa passion du blues, est son premier succès. David Lynch, fasciné par Charles Crumb, le frère de Robert, accepte que son nom soit inscrit sur l'affiche et dans le générique comme producteur, même s'il n'a en réalité pas eu cette fonction. Ce film à petit budget toucha un bien plus large public que prévu et reçu plusieurs prix, dont le Grand Prix du jury au Festival de Sundance 1995.

Il tournera son premier film de fiction en 2001, toujours en rapport avec la bande dessinée, en adaptant Ghost World, graphic novel alternatif de Daniel Clowes. Le film est à nouveau un double succès, public et d'estime. Le Festival de Deauville lui décernera le prix du jury et donnera le prix d'interprétation à Thora Birch en 2001, par ailleurs le scénario sera nommé à l'oscar de la meilleure adaptation en 2002. Il retravaillera avec Daniel Clowes, qui écrira le scénario d'Art school confidential, son quatrième film.

Depuis Zwigoff s'est assuré un public et s'amuse à explorer les souterrains et les recoins inexplorés avec un certain succès. Pour exemple, le film Bad Santa (produit par les frères Coen) est présenté hors compétition lors du Festival de Cannes 2004.


Best films

Ghost World (2001)
(Director)

Usually with

Tom McGowan
Tom McGowan
(2 films)
Walter Murch
Walter Murch
(1 films)
Albert Berger
Albert Berger
(1 films)
Marc Vann
Marc Vann
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Terry Zwigoff (4 films)

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Director

Art School Confidential, 1h42
Directed by Terry Zwigoff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action
Themes Medical-themed films, Peinture, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Documentary films about the visual arts, LGBT-related films, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Max Minghella, Sophia Myles, John Malkovich, Anjelica Huston, Jim Broadbent, Matt Keeslar
Rating62% 3.1493453.1493453.1493453.1493453.149345
Starting from childhood attempts at illustration, young Jerome pursues his true obsession to art school. Jerome enrolls in Strathmore, an urban college. His roommates are aspiring filmmaker Vince and closeted-gay fashion major Matthew. Jerome looks for love amongst the coeds, but is turned off by them all, before falling in love with the art model, Audrey. In his art classes, he forms a friendship with perennial loser, Bardo, who guides him through the college scene and introduces him to a failed artist, Jimmy, a belligerent drunk.
Bad Santa
Bad Santa (2003)
, 1h31
Directed by Terry Zwigoff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Christmas films, Films about drugs
Actors Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Lauren Graham, Lauren Tom, John Ritter, Brett Kelly
Rating69% 3.4976753.4976753.4976753.4976753.497675
Willie T. Stokes (Billy Bob Thornton) and his dwarfed assistant Marcus (Tony Cox) are professional thieves. Every year, Willie disguises himself as a department store Santa Claus and Marcus disguises himself as an elf in order for both of them to rob shopping malls blind at night. Willie is an alcoholic, a sex addict, and is gradually unable to perform his Santa duties appropriately with children, much to Marcus' dismay. When they are hired at the fictional Saguaro Square Mall in Phoenix, the vulgar remarks made by Willie shock the prudish mall manager Bob Chipeska (John Ritter), who brings it to the attention of security chief Gin Slagel (Bernie Mac).
Ghost World, 1h51
Directed by Terry Zwigoff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about families, Feminist films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Brad Renfro, Illeana Douglas, Steve Buscemi, Pat Healy
Rating72% 3.649573.649573.649573.649573.64957
Best friends Enid and Rebecca face summer after their high-school graduation. The girls are social outcasts, but Rebecca is more popular with boys than Enid. Enid's diploma is held on the condition that she attend a remedial art class. Even though she is a talented artist, her art teacher, Roberta, believes art must be socially meaningful and dismisses Enid's sketches as "light entertainment."
Crumb
Crumb (1994)
, 1h59
Directed by Terry Zwigoff
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes La bande dessinée, Films about families, Documentary films about the visual arts, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentaire sur la bande dessinée
Rating79% 3.998013.998013.998013.998013.99801
Crumb is about the experiences and characters of the Crumb family, particularly Robert Crumb's brothers, Maxon and Charles, his wife and children (his sisters declined to be interviewed). Though Zwigoff had the consent of the Crumb brothers, some questioned the ability of the more disturbed brothers to provide that consent.

Scriptwriter

Bad Santa
Bad Santa (2003)
, 1h31
Directed by Terry Zwigoff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Christmas films, Films about drugs
Actors Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Lauren Graham, Lauren Tom, John Ritter, Brett Kelly
Rating69% 3.4976753.4976753.4976753.4976753.497675
Willie T. Stokes (Billy Bob Thornton) and his dwarfed assistant Marcus (Tony Cox) are professional thieves. Every year, Willie disguises himself as a department store Santa Claus and Marcus disguises himself as an elf in order for both of them to rob shopping malls blind at night. Willie is an alcoholic, a sex addict, and is gradually unable to perform his Santa duties appropriately with children, much to Marcus' dismay. When they are hired at the fictional Saguaro Square Mall in Phoenix, the vulgar remarks made by Willie shock the prudish mall manager Bob Chipeska (John Ritter), who brings it to the attention of security chief Gin Slagel (Bernie Mac).
Ghost World, 1h51
Directed by Terry Zwigoff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about families, Feminist films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Brad Renfro, Illeana Douglas, Steve Buscemi, Pat Healy
Rating72% 3.649573.649573.649573.649573.64957
Best friends Enid and Rebecca face summer after their high-school graduation. The girls are social outcasts, but Rebecca is more popular with boys than Enid. Enid's diploma is held on the condition that she attend a remedial art class. Even though she is a talented artist, her art teacher, Roberta, believes art must be socially meaningful and dismisses Enid's sketches as "light entertainment."
Crumb
Crumb (1994)
, 1h59
Directed by Terry Zwigoff
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes La bande dessinée, Films about families, Documentary films about the visual arts, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentaire sur la bande dessinée
Roles Writer
Rating79% 3.998013.998013.998013.998013.99801
Crumb is about the experiences and characters of the Crumb family, particularly Robert Crumb's brothers, Maxon and Charles, his wife and children (his sisters declined to be interviewed). Though Zwigoff had the consent of the Crumb brothers, some questioned the ability of the more disturbed brothers to provide that consent.

Producer

Crumb
Crumb (1994)
, 1h59
Directed by Terry Zwigoff
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes La bande dessinée, Films about families, Documentary films about the visual arts, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentaire sur la bande dessinée
Roles Producer
Rating79% 3.998013.998013.998013.998013.99801
Crumb is about the experiences and characters of the Crumb family, particularly Robert Crumb's brothers, Maxon and Charles, his wife and children (his sisters declined to be interviewed). Though Zwigoff had the consent of the Crumb brothers, some questioned the ability of the more disturbed brothers to provide that consent.