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Terry Gilliam Net Worth


Terry Gilliam has a net worth of $50 million. Famous for his directing talents, he has earned his wealth through his work on major films as well as his time as a member of the renowned comedy troupe Monty Python.

Key facts:

  • Terry Gilliam is an American-born British screenwriter, film director, animator, and actor.
  • He was a successful animator before joining the famed comedy troupe, Monty Python.
  • Gilliam is known for his surreal and imaginative films such as "Brazil," "Time Bandits," and "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas."
  • Despite facing numerous challenges and setbacks in his career, Gilliam has continued to create unique and critically acclaimed works.
  • He has a reputation for clashing with studio executives and overcoming unexpected difficulties during production.

Basic Information About Terry Gilliam

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Directors
ProfessionsActor, Animator, Film director, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Net worth$50,000,000
Date of birth1940-11-22 (83 years old)
Place of birthMinneapolis
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Curiosities and TrademarksWas first known for the bizarre animation sequences in Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) using cutout pictures and photographs.
Heroes in his films often dream of a woman who they have not yet met, but will meet during the course of the film. In the dream, the woman's face is obscured.
Often features people/animals bursting through walls or ceilings
Often begins and ends his films with the same shot
Heavy use of wide angle lenses
[Television monitors] They were in Brazil (1985), 12 Monkeys (1995), The Fisher King (1991), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) and Time Bandits (1981).
Dutch tilt shots
Frequently casts Jonathan Pryce, Katherine Helmond, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Robin Williams, Johnny Depp, Jeff Bridges, Christopher Plummer, Peter Stormare and Tom Waits.
Films often have a tragicomic ending
Use of magical realism
His films often have bitter sweet endings.
His films often mix exaggerated comedy with heartfelt drama.
Refrains from including R rated language in his movies(regardless of the film's rating).
Longish bowl cut-style haircut during his Monty Python days
SpouseMaggie Weston - (October 1973 - present)Β (3 children)
Height5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Terry Gilliam win?


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Terry Gilliam awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Golden Berlin Bear - NomineeTwelve Monkeys1996
Empire Award - Best DirectorWinnerTwelve Monkeys1997
Hugo - Best Dramatic PresentationNomineeTwelve Monkeys1996
Oscar - Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenNomineeBrazil1986
Hugo - Best Dramatic PresentationNomineeBrazil1986
Palme d'Or - NomineeFear and Loathing in Las Vegas1998
Lifetime Achievement Award - WinnerMonty Python and the Holy Grail2001
Golden Train Award - Best NewcomerWinnerMonty Python and the Holy Grail1975
Hugo - Best Dramatic PresentationNomineeMonty Python and the Holy Grail1976
People's Choice Award - WinnerThe Fisher King1991
Little Golden Lion - WinnerThe Fisher King1991
Vida en sombras Award - WinnerThe Man Who Killed Don Quixote2019
ARRI/OSRAM Award - Best International FilmNomineeThe Man Who Killed Don Quixote2018
International Fantasy Film Award - Best FilmNomineeTime Bandits1983
Hugo - Best Dramatic PresentationNomineeTime Bandits1982
Rondo Statuette - Best FilmNomineeThe Brothers Grimm2005
Golden Lion - Best FilmNomineeThe Brothers Grimm2005
Hugo - Best Dramatic PresentationNomineeThe Adventures of Baron Munchausen1990
Jury Prize - Best FilmNomineeThe Zero Theorem2013
Politiken's Audience Award - NomineeThe Zero Theorem2014
Future Film Festival Digital Award - Special Mention - WinnerThe Zero Theorem2013
FIPRESCI Prize - WinnerTideland2005

Terry Gilliam roles

Movie / Series Role
Twelve MonkeysDirector
Jupiter AscendingSeal and Signet Minister
BrazilSmoking Man at Shangri-La Towers (uncredited)
Life of BrianWriter
Life of BrianMan Even Further Forward / Revolutionary / Jailer / Blood & Thunder Prophet / Frank / Audience Member / Crucifee
Fear and Loathing in Las VegasDirector
Fear and Loathing in Las VegasWriter
Monty Python and the Holy GrailDirector
Monty Python and the Holy GrailWriter
Monty Python and the Holy GrailPatsy / Green Knight / Old Man from Scene 24 (Bridgekeeper) / Sir Bors / Animator / Gorilla Hand
The Imaginarium of Doctor ParnassusDirector
The Imaginarium of Doctor ParnassusWriter
The Fisher KingDirector
The Man Who Killed Don QuixoteDirector
The Man Who Killed Don QuixoteWriter
The Man Who Killed Don QuixoteGiant 2 (voice)
Time BanditsDirector
Time BanditsWriter
The Brothers GrimmDirector
The Adventures of Baron MunchausenDirector
The Adventures of Baron MunchausenWriter
The Adventures of Baron MunchausenIrritating Singer Inside Fish (uncredited)
The Zero TheoremDirector
The Zero TheoremWriter
Spies Like UsDr. Imhaus
The Meaning of LifeDirector
The Meaning of LifeWriter
The Meaning of LifeWindow Washer / Fish #4 / Walters / Middle of the Film Announcer / M'Lady Joeline / Mr. Brown / Howard Katzenberg
Absolutely AnythingNasty Alien (voice)
Adieu les consLe chasseur publicitΓ©
JabberwockyMan with Rock
Monty Python's Flying CircusWriter
Monty Python's Flying CircusWriter
Monty Python's Flying CircusWriter
Monty Python's Flying CircusWriter
Monty Python's Flying CircusVarious / ... 44 episodes, 1969-1974
Made in HollywoodSelf 1 episode, 2009
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonSelf - Guest / ... 3 episodes, 2014-2019
Expedition UnknownSelf 1 episode, 2020
The One ShowSelf - Guest 2 episodes, 2009-2011
Late Night with Jimmy FallonSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2009

Terry Gilliam's Quotes

  • There's a side of me that always fell for manic things, frenzied, cartoony performances. I always liked sideshows, freakshows. Jerry Lewis was a freakshow...Absolutely grotesque, awful, tasteless. I like things to be tasteless.
  • People in Hollywood are not showmen, they're maintenance men, pandering to what they think their audiences want.
  • To be deemed to be OK, to be part of the culture, that's the kiss of death. When I'm pushing against something it helps me define what I believe. I've always been led to see what's beyond, what's round the corner. The world tries to say that this is what it is, and don't go any further, because out there are monsters. But I want to see what they are. So when I talk about the others in the group not having done more, that's because I really admire them, and I get angry when I see those with extraordinary talents not using them.
  • I am getting tired of these fights [with backers.] Each time you get into a fight the world closes in a bit. You start losing an innocence, a belief that everything is possible. Terry Jones thinks I'm belligerent and egotistical, and that I've got to get into a fight to keep me going. It does keep me awake. But I limit it to the fights that are worth it nowadays.
  • All I do is hunt. I want to be thrilled. And I'm not being thrilled at the moment. So I'm being old and bitter and curmudgeonly, because I want sensory buzz and I'm not getting it!

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Interesting Facts about Terry Gilliam

  1. Founding editor of and principal contributor to campus humor magazine, "Fang", at Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA in the early 1960s.
  2. He started to direct "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" in 2001 (in Spain) with Johnny Depp, Vanessa Paradis and Jean Rochefort but the shooting was unfortunately stopped a couple of days after it started because of numerous factors including storms, lack of financing, and Jean Rochefort's health problems (he couldn't ride a horse any more). There is a documentary based on the struggle in production entitled "lost in la mancha".
  3. During the filming of Brazil (1985) he became so stressed that he temporarily lost the use of his legs, which only returned to normal several weeks later.
  4. Has taken British citizenship.
  5. Father of Amy Gilliam (aka Amy Rainbow Gilliam), Holly Gilliam (aka Holly DuBois Gilliam) and Harry Gilliam (aka Harry Thunder Gilliam).
  6. J.K. Rowling, creator of the "Harry Potter" book series, originally wanted Gilliam to direct Harry Potter en de steen der wijzen (2001), but Warner Brothers studios wanted a more family friendly film and eventually settled for Chris Columbus.
  7. Turned down the opportunity to direct Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Enemy Mine (1985), and Forrest Gump (1994) and Alien: Resurrection (1997).
  8. Has been off and on to write and direct a movie adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons's graphic novel "Watchmen." Gilliam has said he attempted to write an accurate screenplay but it would be unfilmable, but he would consider directing it if it were made into 10 or 12-part cable television series.
  9. Was slated to direct an adaptation of the novel "Good Omens" by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. The project languished in development for three years before finally being abandoned.
  10. Directed a series of TV ads for Nike in 2001. They were part of The Scorpion Knockout Campaign, which featured some of the best soccer players on the globe. That campaign went to win a Cannes award in 2002, in the category of Best TV Campaign.
  11. Also turned down directing Braveheart (1995), when briefly solicited by Mel Gibson to direct an abandoned film version of Charles Dickens's "A Tale of Two Cities".
  12. Member of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 54th Cannes International Film Festival in 2001.
  13. Raised in Los Angeles.
  14. He did not originally intend to cast Sean Connery as King Agamemnon in Time Bandits (1981), he merely wrote in the screenplay that when Agamemnon took off his helmet that he looked "exactly like Sean Connery." To Gilliam's surprise, the script found its way into Connery's hands and Connery subsequently expressed interest in doing the film.
  15. Born in Minnesota, he is the only non-British member of the Monty Python comedy troupe
  16. The Fisher King (1991) was the first film that he directed in which he was not involved in writing the screenplay.
  17. He and John Cleese are the only members of 'Monty Python' to be nominated for Oscars. Coincidentally, they were both for Best Original Screenplay, Gilliam for Brazil (1985) and Cleese for A Fish Called Wanda (1988). Both screenplays did not win their Oscars, and both films featured Michael Palin.
  18. Gave up his US citizenship in January 2006. [source: Haaretz interview, Feb. 2006].
  19. Was offered the chance to direct Troy (2004). He stopped reading the script 5 pages in and declined the offer.
  20. Is a fan of science fiction author Philip K. Dick.

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