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Terry Gilliam
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Date of Birth: Nov 22, 1940

Country: USA

Biography: Terrence Vance "Terry" Gilliam is a screenwriter, film director, animator, actor and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. Gilliam is also known for directing several 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) and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009). He is the only "Python" not born in Britain; he took British citizenship in 1968. (Wikipedia)

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Actor (32) | Director (20) | Writer (18)
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The Unseen Spike Milligan (2005)
A documentary on the life of Spike Milligan, featuring previously unseen home movies and interviews with friends and family members.
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Monty Python
The two episodes of "Monty Python's Flying Circus" that were made for German TV.
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Getting Gilliam (2005)
Vincenzo Natali uses the production of Terry Gilliam's Tideland as a framework to create a compelling portrait of the director as artist, provocateur, inventor and comedian.
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Enfermés dehors (2006)
The misadventures of a homeless man who champions the powerless after finding and wearing a policeman's uniform.
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Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices (2008)
Documentary about Mel Blanc, voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and many others.
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Pleasure at Her Majesty
Monty Python meets Beyond the Fringe
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Around the World in 80 Days (1989)
Michael Palin has taken on the task of duplicating Phileas Fogg's feat by attempting to circumnavigate the globe, beginning and ending at the Reform Club in London, in eighty days, using no air travel. He meets Python fans in Greece, eats snake in China, and generally goes from one adventure to another, all the while fighting to make his deadline. (imdb)
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Lost In La Mancha (2002)
Lost In La Mancha may be the first 'un-making of' documentary; the story of a film that does not exist. Instead of a sanitized glimpse behind the scenes, this film offers a unique, in-depth look at the harsher realities of filmmaking. With drama that ranges from personal conflicts to epic storms, this is a record of a film disintegrating. (Quixote Films)
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Spies Like Us (1985)
Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.
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Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)
A collection of skits that made the Python troup famous, performed live at the Hollywood Bowl. Included are the singing philosophers, lumberjacks, the pope, and a suspiciously-male looking seabird vendor. (imdb)
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Breakfast with Hunter (2003)
A documentary on the infamous gonzo journalist, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. (imdb)
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British Film Forever (2007)
Cinema history series examining British film by genre.
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Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python (1989)
Sketches from Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) presented by Steve Martin.
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Monty Python: Almost the Truth - Lawyers Cut (2009)
Documentary that covers the members of the Monty Python comedy troupe from their birth to the present day. It highlights their childhood, schooling and university life, pre-Python work and includes interviews from modern day comedians and performers that cite the troupe as an influence, all five surviving Pythons (John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin) and archive footage of the late Graham Chapman. (FilmAffinity)
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Monty Python
The irreverent Monty Python comedy troupe present a series of skits which are often surreal, baudy, uncompromising, tasteless, but inevitably hilarious. (imdb)
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Anatomy of a Liar (2012)
Behind the scenes documentary about the making of A Liar's Autobiography. Also included are stories from Chapman's friends, colleagues and fellow Pythons. (imdb)
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The Battle of Brazil: A Video History (1996)
A documentary tracking the struggle to release Brazil in the US.
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Monty Python: The Meaning of Live (2014)
Follows the stars of Monty Python as they reform and stage ten shows at The O2 in London. This portrait reveals the humour, chaos and passion that went into bringing "Monty Python Live (Mostly)" to the stage. (CraveTV)
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Absolutely Anything (2015)
A group of eccentric aliens confer a human being with the power to do absolutely anything, as an experiment. (imdb)
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Jupiter Ascending (2015)
In the future, a young destitute human woman gets targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe, and begins her destiny to finish the Queen's reign. (imdb)
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George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011)
The film follows Harrison's story from his early life in Liverpool, the success of Beatlemania, his travels to India, the influence of Indian culture in his music, and his relevance and importance as a member of The Beatles.
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The Monster of Nix (2011)
Life is good in the idyllic fairytale village of Nix... until an all-devouring monster appears. Young Willy has to fight it. Alone. (imdb)
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A Liar
John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam pay tribute to their late Monty Python colleague Graham Chapman in this hilarious, 3-D animated adaptation of Chapman's brazenly fictionalized life story. (tiff.net)
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What is Brazil? (1985)
What is this film called Brazil? Find out in this witty documentary. (imdb)
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Concert for George (2003)
A memorial concert for George Harrison at Albert Hall.
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Monty Python Live (Mostly) (2014)
The surviving members of Monty Python reunite for a final performance of their most popular sketches and songs.
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Time Bandits (1981)
A young boy accidently joins a band of dwarves as they jump from time-period to time-period looking for treasure to steal. (imdb)
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The Meaning of Life (1983)
The comedy team takes a look at life in all its stages in their own uniquely silly way. (imdb)
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The Crimson Permanent Assurance (1983)
In the bleak days of 1983, the Crimson Permanent Assurance, an accountancy staffed by elderly workers much like a slave ship... (imdb)
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Jabberwocky (1977)
After the death of his father the young cooper 'Dennis Cooper' goes to town where he has to pass several adventures... (imdb)
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Tideland (2005)
After her mother dies from a heroin overdose, Jeliza-Rose is taken from the big city to a rural farmhouse by her father. As she tries to settle into a new life in a house her father had purchased for his now-deceased mother, Jeliza-Rose's attempts to deal with what's happened result in increasingly odd behavior, as she begins to communicate mainly with her bodiless Barbie doll heads and Dell, a neighborhood woman who always wears a beekeeper's veil. (imdb)
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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits. (imdb)
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles (imdb)
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
When a writing assignment lands journalist Raoul Duke and sidekick Dr. Gonzo in Las Vegas, they decide to make it the ultimate business trip. But before long, business is forgotten and trip has become the key word. Fueled by a suitcase full of mind-bending pharmaceuticals, Duke and Gonzo set off on a fast and furious ride through nonstop neon, surreal surroundings and a crew of the craziest characters ever.
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The Fisher King (1991)
Terry Gilliam's romantic parable The Fisher King delves deep into the nature of love and loss, of guilt and redemption, of character and tragedy. (Tri-Star)
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12 Monkeys (1995)
Between sanity and madness, fantasy and reality, the past and the future, comes an adventure beyond imagination from Terry Gilliam, the acclaimed director of "The Fisher King." Penal colony prisoner James Cole (Willis) must travel back in time from the year 2035 to find the cause of a virus that killed five billion people in 1997. (Universal)
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The Brothers Grimm (2005)
The adventures of legendary fairytale scribes Will and Jake Grimm, two brothers who travel around the Napoleonic countryside vanquishing monsters and demons in exchange for quick money. But when the French authorities figure out their scheme, the con men are forced to contend with a real magical curse when they enter an enchanted forest where young maidens keep disappearing under mysterious circumstances. (Miramax)
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Miracle of Flight (1974)
Monty Python Short
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Storytime (1968)
Storytime (1968) - Short Film
A series of short cartoons by Terry Gilliam
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Life of Brian (1979)
Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah (imdb)
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And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)
An anthology of Monty Python's best sketches from their 1st & 2nd seasons of their original TV show. (imdb)
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Education Tips No. 41: Choosing a Really Expensive School (2003)
We are taken on a Travelogue-style tour of St. Titarse's, eh, St. Titus's Academy by the well known Monty Python team, back for this totally new sketch. (imdb)
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Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python (1999)
Series of new sketches performed by the Monty Python team, linking programmes to celebrate their 30th anniversary. (imdb)
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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018)
An advertising executive jumps back and forth in time between 21st century London and 17th century La Mancha, where Don Quixote mistakes him for Sancho Panza. (imdb)
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The Legend of Hallowdega (2010)
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. (imdb)
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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.
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The Wholly Family (2011)
The nightmares of a young boy with quarreling parents.
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The Zero Theorem (2013)
A computer hacker's goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him. (imdb)
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The Damnation Of Faust (2011)
God and Satan war over earth; to settle things, they wager on the soul of Faust, a learned and prayerful alchemist. During a plague, Faust despairs and burns his books after failing to stop death; Satan sends Mephisto to tempt Faust, first with insight into treating the plague and then with a day's return to youth. Mephisto is clever, timing the end of this 24 hours as Faust embraces the beautiful Duchess of Parma. Faust trades his soul for youth.
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Brazil (1985)
Brazil is a surrealistic nightmare vision of a "perfect" future where technology reigns supreme. Everyone is monitored by a secret government agency that forbids love to interfere with efficiency. When a daydreaming bureaucrat (Pryce) becomes unwittingly involved with an underground superhero and a beautiful mystery woman, he becomes the tragic victim of his own romantic illusions. (Universal Pictures)
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