Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam

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

Lowest Rated: 31% 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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% No Score Yet An Accidental Studio: The Story of HandMade Films Himself (Character) - 2019
64% 63% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Director,
Screenwriter
$392K 2018
63% No Score Yet Love Express: The Disappearance of Walerian Borowczyk Himself (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Karel Zeman: Adventurer in Film Himself (Character) - 2015
49% 43% The Zero Theorem Director $219.4K 2013
62% 59% For No Good Reason Himself (Character) $67.1K 2012
No Score Yet 50% Adventures in Plymptoons! Unknown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Monster of Nix The Ranger (Voice) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wholly Family Director,
Writer
- 2011
92% 71% Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan Unknown (Character) - 2011
86% 87% Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him)? Himself (Character) $28.2K 2010
No Score Yet 77% Not the Messiah: He's a Very Naughty Boy Not an Individual/Mexican/Mountie (Character) - 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
38% 39% The Brothers Grimm Director $37.9M 2005
31% 64% Tideland Director,
Writer
$61.2K 2005
49% 89% Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Director,
Screenwriter
$10.6M 1998
89% 88% 12 Monkeys Director $57.1M 1995
84% 86% 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 Himself (Character) - 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
50% 47% 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-defence nun/Flasher (Character),
Writer
- 1972

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Couch Surfing Unknown (Guest Star),
Guest
2019
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2019 2014
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 No Score Yet The Colbert Report Guest 2014
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% 92% Monty Python's Flying Circus Unknown (Character),
Writer
1972-1974 1969-1970

QUOTES FROM Terry Gilliam CHARACTERS

Seal and Signet Minister says: Bees are genetically disposed to recognize royalty.

Max says: Can we have your liver then?

Mrs. Brown says: Yeah, all right. You talked me into it.

Old Man from Scene 24 says: Our King? Well i didn't vote for you!!

Old Man from Scene 24 says: Our King? Well I didn't vote for you!

Old Man from Scene 24 says: Stop! WHAT is your name?

King Arthur says: It is Arthur, King of the Britons!

Old Man from Scene 24 says: WHAT is your quest?

King Arthur says: To seek the Holy Grail!

Old Man from Scene 24 says: WHAT is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

King Arthur says: What do you mean? African or European swallow?

Old Man from Scene 24 says: I, I don't know that! *gets pulled to the sky and thrown down the Gorge of Eternal Peril*

Sir Bedevere says: How do you know so much about swallows?

King Arthur says: Well, you have to know these things when you're king, y'know.

Person says: I think it was "Blessed are the cheesemakers."

Person says: I think it was 'Blessed are the cheesemakers.'

Mrs. Gregory says: What's so special about the cheesemakers?

Man says: Well, obviously it's not meant to be taken literally; it refers to any manufacturers of dairy products.

King Arthur says: So, where is this beast?

Patsy/Soothsayer says: Don't you see it? It's there, right in front of you!

King Arthur says: What, he's in the cave behind that rabbit

King Arthur says: What, he's in the cave behind that rabbit.

Patsy/Soothsayer says: It is the rabbit!

King Arthur says: ... You silly sod!

Mrs. Brown says: [walks in the room and sees two doctors disembowling her husband] What's going on?

Max says: [the first doctor] He's donating his liver, madame.

Donor says: GAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!

Mrs. Brown says: Is this because he took out one of those silly cards?

Max says: Yes, you're right, madame.

Mrs. Brown says: Typical of the man. He goes down to the public library, sees a few side-up, comes home all full of 'good intentions'. He gives blood, does cold reserch, all that sort of thing.

Donor says: BLAAAUUUUGGGHHH!!!!!!! AUUUGGHHHH!!!! HAWHAWHAWHAWHAWHAW!!!!! AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Mrs. Brown says: What do you do with them all, anyway?

Howard says: [the second doctor] Oh, all go to saving lives, madame.

Mrs. Brown says: That's what he used to say. 'It's ALL for the good of the country' he used to say.

Donor says: AHCK!!! AHCK!!! BLAAAAAUUGGHHHHHA!!!!

Mrs. Brown says: Do you think it's all for the good of the country?

Max says: Hm?

Max says: Well, I wouldn't know about that, madame. We're just doing our jobs.

Mrs. Brown says: ... You're not doctors, then?

Max says: Oh, blimey no. [both doctors laugh]

Old Man from Scene 24 says: What is your name?

Sir Lancelot says: Sir Lancelot of Camelot!

Old Man from Scene 24 says: What is your quest?

Sir Lancelot says: To seek the Holy Grail!

Old Man from Scene 24 says: What is your favorite colour?

Sir Lancelot says: Red!... I mean blue! (falls down the crevice screaming)

Sir Lancelot says: Red!... I mean blue! [falls down the crevice screaming]

Donor says: (hears a ring at the door) Don't worry dear. I'll get it. (opens door) Yes?

Donor says: [hears a ring at the door] Don't worry dear. I'll get it. [opens door] Yes?

Max says: (the first doctor) Hello, can we have your liver?

Max says: [the first doctor] Hello, can we have your liver?

Donor says: What?

Max says: Your liver. It's a large glandular organ in your abdomen.

Donor says: ...

Max says: You know, it's reddish-brown, sort of, um...

Donor says: Yeah, yeah, I know what it is, but, um... I'm using it.

Howard says: (the second doctor) *sigh* Come on sir, don't mug us about. (pulls card out of donor's shirt)

Howard says: [the second doctor] *sigh* Come on sir, don't mug us about. [pulls card out of donor's shirt]

Max says: What's this, then?

Donor says: A liver donor's card...

Max says: Need we say more?

Donor says: Now listen, I can't give it to you now! It says 'in the event of death'!

Max says: (pushes donor on the table) Nobody's ever taken out their liver for US to survive.

Max says: [pushes donor on the table] Nobody's ever taken out their liver for US to survive.

Howard says: Don't worry, this is only gonna take a minute. (drives knife into donor's stomach)

Donor says: GAAAHHHHH!!!!! AAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!! HAWHAWHAWHAW!!!!! GAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!

Donor says: GAAAHHHHH! AAAAAHHHHHH! HAWHAWHAWHAW! GAAAAHHHHHH!

Old Man from Scene 24 says: What is your name?

Sir Galahad says: Sir Galahad.

Old Man from Scene 24 says: What is your quest?

Sir Galahad says: I seek the Holy Grail.

Old Man from Scene 24 says: What, is your favorite color?

Sir Galahad says: Red. No! Blue- [Falls into pit]

Sir Galahad says: Red. No! Blue - [falls into pit]