Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam

Highest Rated: 100% An Accidental Studio: The Story of HandMade Films (2019)

Lowest Rated: 30% Tideland (2005)

Birthday: Nov 22, 1940

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

A successful animator who worked for several magazines and British television shows before becoming famous, Terry Gilliam became the quiet sixth member of the famed comedy troupe Monty Python before graduating to the status of acclaimed feature director. Though he spent little time working in front of the camera, save for small roles the other five Pythons refused to play, Gilliam was responsible for the infamous cut-out animation that was used in the opening credits and as a segue between skits on "Monty Python's Flying Circus" (BBC, 1969-1974). After co-directing the troupe's first official feature, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (1975), he ventured off on his own to make visually striking and surrealist films like "Jabberwocky" (1976), "Time Bandits" (1981) and the acclaimed comedic dystopia "Brazil" (1985). In 2000, his first stab at "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" (2009) was plagued by disaster and injury from the start, leading to a nine-year hiatus before returning to production, while "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" (2010) suffered the unexpected death of star Heath Ledger in early 2008. Regardless of insurmountable odds, Gilliam trudged forward, continuing to make some of the most imaginative films on both sides of the pond.

Highest rated movies

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Life of Brian
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% No Score Yet An Accidental Studio: The Story of HandMade Films Self - 2019
56% No Score Yet Love Express: The Disappearance of Walerian Borowczyk Self - 2018
65% 61% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Director,
Screenwriter
$392.0K 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Karel Zeman: Adventurer in Film Self - 2015
48% 43% The Zero Theorem Director $219.4K 2013
63% 61% For No Good Reason Self $67.1K 2012
92% 71% Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan Unknown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 50% Adventures in Plymptoons! Unknown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wholly Family Director,
Writer
- 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Monster of Nix The Ranger (Voice) - 2011
No Score Yet 77% Not the Messiah: He's a Very Naughty Boy Not an Individual/Mexican/Mountie (Character) - 2010
86% 87% Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him)? Self $28.2K 2010
64% 60% The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$7.7M 2009
No Score Yet 66% Locked Out Le faux bébé (Character) - 2006
30% 64% Tideland Director,
Writer
$61.2K 2005
38% 39% The Brothers Grimm Director $37.9M 2005
50% 89% Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Director,
Screenwriter
$10.6M 1998
89% 88% 12 Monkeys Director $57.1M 1995
84% 85% The Fisher King Director $39.4M 1991
92% 82% The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Director $8.6M 1989
98% 90% Brazil Director,
Writer
$3.7M 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Policeman's Private Parts Self - 1984
86% 83% Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Fish #4 / Walters / Zulu announcer / M'Lady Joeline / Mr. Brown / Howard Katzenberg / Window Washer (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 1983
No Score Yet 92% Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl Unknown (Character),
Writer
- 1982
90% 77% Time Bandits Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1981
95% 93% Life of Brian Man Even Further Forward/Revolutionary/Jailer/Blood & Thunder Prophet/Geoffrey/Audience Member/Crucifee (Character),
Writer,
Production Design
$150.2K 1979
48% 46% Jabberwocky Director $19.2K 1977
97% 95% Monty Python and the Holy Grail Patsy (Arthur's Trusty Steed)/Green Knight/Soothsayer/Bridgekeeper/Sir Gawain(The First to be Killed by the Rabbit)/Animator (Character),
Director,
Writer
$1.8M 1975
88% 87% And Now for Something Completely Different Self,
Writer
- 1972

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Couch Surfing Unknown (Guest Star),
Guest
2019
No Score Yet 54% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood's Best Film Directors Guest 2015
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Too Young To Die Self 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Conversation Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Comedy Connections Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
100% 86% Monty Python's Flying Circus Unknown (Character),
Writer
1969-1970 1972-1974