Billie Scheepers / 13.08.2015

The only American member of MONTY PYTHON’S FLYING CIRCUS, Terry Gilliam graduated in political science from Occidental College in Los Angeles, moved to New York and became Assistant Editor of HELP! MAGAZINE and a freelance cartoonist. In 1967 he left America for England and started a new life as an animator. Having got his name up on the silver screen as Co-Director of “MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL”, he has subsequently managed to fool people into believing that he has been totally responsible for such films as JABBERWOCKY, TIME BANDITS, BRAZIL, THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN, THE FISHER KING, TWELVE MONKEYS, FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, THE BROTHERS GRIMM, TIDELAND, THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS and his most recent masterpiece, THE ZERO THEOREM. His films have won many awards and lost even more.

“One word of  inspiration: Poo – Shit – Scheisse”

“What I wanted to achieve was creative control and freedom. That’s all very simple. So you just do the things that allow you to be in control of what you do, and if you can only afford a piece of paper and a pen you are a cartoonist.”

Terry Gilliam

“The trick is to not be afraid to fail. That’s the advantage of being a clown because you can fall on your face and you can come back up.”

Terry Gilliam

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