32 Facts About Terry Gilliam

1. In those vignettes, Terry Gilliam discovered the work of Harvey Kurtzman, whose rebellious and irreverent style, while faithful to the historical reconstruction of the events shown, would serve as a model in his personal career.

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2. Terry Gilliam was born in Medicine Lake, Minnesota, in the United States, and studied Political Science at the Western College of California.

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3. Terry Gilliam is an American-born British screenwriter, film director, animator and actor who has a net worth of $40 million.

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4. Terry Gilliam is an American-born British screenwriter, film director, animator and performer with a net worth of $40 million.

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5. Terry Gilliam said these experiences made him understand how it was like to be Black or Mexican and gave him sympathy for the poor.

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6. Terry Gilliam wanted to do an entire film from a kid's point of view.

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7. Terry Gilliam developed the story and wrote the first draft of the screenplay with Charles Alverson, who was paid for his work but was ultimately uncredited in the final film.

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8. Terry Gilliam was born in America but has spent most of his life living in England.

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9. Terry Gilliam recruited Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell to appear as alternate versions of the character first portrayed by Ledger, to whom the film was dedicated.

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10. Terry Gilliam faced yet another challenge during the shooting of The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus when Ledger, one of the film's lead actors, died of an accidental drug overdose halfway through production.

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11. Terry Gilliam went on to his first solo directing job with Jabberwocky, a loose adaptation of the Lewis Carroll poem.

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12. Terry Gilliam finally arranged for his version of Brazil to be shown to the members of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

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13. In 1977 Terry Gilliam took his first step into the world of film direction with Jabberwocky, a medieval fantasy based on the Lewis Carroll poem of the same name.

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14. In 1995 Terry Gilliam released Twelve Monkeys, a film set in post-apocalyptic America.

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15. Terry Gilliam reunited with Heath Ledger for his fantastical project The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

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16. Terry Gilliam directed and co-wrote Brazil, a dark satire starring Jonathan Pryce; the film tells a futuristic tale of a world where everyone and everything in bogged down by bureaucracy.

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17. In 1962, Terry Gilliam graduated from Occidental College with a degree in political science.

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18. On 4 June 2017, Terry Gilliam announced that the shooting of the film was complete.

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19. In January 2014, Terry Gilliam wrote on Facebook that "Dreams of Don Quixote have begun again".

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20. Terry Gilliam has several projects in various states of development, including an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's and Terry Pratchett's comic fantasy novel Good Omens.

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21. Terry Gilliam made his opera debut at London's English National Opera in May 2011, directing The Damnation of Faust, by Hector Berlioz.

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22. In July 2012, Terry Gilliam revealed plans for a film which would be shot in Bucharest, Romania.

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23. In 2006, Terry Gilliam directed the stage show Slava's Diabolo, created and staged by the Russian clown artist Slava Polunin.

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24. In 2002, Terry Gilliam directed a series of television advertisements called Secret Tournament.

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25. Terry Gilliam attempted twice to adapt Alan Moore's Watchmen comics into a film, in 1989 and 1996.

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26. Terry Gilliam attempted to direct a version of Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities, which collapsed due to disagreements over its budget and the choice of a lead actor.

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27. Terry Gilliam has made a few extremely expensive movies beset with production problems.

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28. Terry Gilliam is fascinated with the Baroque period because of the pronounced struggle between spirituality and rationality in that era.

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29. In 1978, Terry Gilliam published Animations of Mortality, an illustrated, tongue-in-cheek, semi-autobiographical how-to guide to his animation techniques and the visual language in them.

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30. Terry Gilliam began his career as an animator and strip cartoonist.

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31. Terry Gilliam graduated from Occidental College in 1962 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.

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32. Terry Gilliam was born in Minnesota, but spent his high school and college years in Los Angeles.

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