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Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam
Gilliam at the 36th Deauville American Films Festival in 2010
Birthday/Birthplace Terrence Vance Gilliam
(1940-11-22) 22 November 1940
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Citizenship British
College(s) Occidental College (B.A., 1962)
Profession(s) Actor, animator, comedian, director, producer, screenwriter
Active Years 1968–present
Wife/Husband Maggie Weston (m. 1973)
Kid(s) 3
Official Website terrygilliamweb.com

Terry Vance Gilliam (born November 22, 1940) is a British actor and film director born in the United States. He was one of the members of the Monty Python humor group.

Better known for the animations, in which he cut out photographs and made them surreal, than for the strange roles he made (Unlike the other 5 members of the group, who shared the roles fairly, Terry Gilliam had considerably less prominence, their roles were always brief and secondary). Among his most famous characters stands out Patsy, King Arthur’s squire in The Knights of the Square Table, a film he made with Terry Jones, and also played Cardinal Fang in the sketches of the fearsome Spanish Inquisition. He always played grotesque and crazy roles.

Terry Gilliam’s Biography

Gilliam was born in Medicine Lake, Minnesota, in the United States, and studied Political Science at the Western College of California. His childhood was spent in a rural community west of Minneapolis, Medicine Lake, in that rural environment, surrounded by a field of corn cultivation on one side of the house and a forest on the other and with the radio as a center of family entertainment, forced to the young Terry Gilliam to use and develop his imagination and conjure visuals. He grew up watching the chickens cut their necks, a fact that helped him understand the cruelty of nature and helped his creativity. That is why he considers that imagination is connected to nature.

In 1951 he moved again with his family to California. His father was a carpenter, and fond of magic, a hobby that his son adopted. It was not too good, but he liked it a lot.He was attracted by making people laugh and being the center of attention but it was difficult for him to express his feelings, which he hid behind his drawings.He did not think of cinema as something else What entertainment until the age of 14 or 15, when watching a Kubrick movie (Paths of Glory) during one of the Saturday sessions matinee in the local cinemas. Watching this film about the injustice and absurdity of war, he discovered that movies could be more than mere entertainment, that movies had power, something to say and worth listening to; an authentic epiphany for the young Gilliam.

felt a special admiration for Méliès, for his tendency to create a cinema similar to a “game”, introducing resources to deceive the spectator. Somehow he felt identified with his work.also had a great fondness for drawing, and a special admiration for Disney, especially for its theme parks, for owning a world of its own with its own hierarchies and set of standards. He read many comics, he liked classic illustrations, cartoons and comic strips of newspapers, among his preferences was the publication of MAD, a comic at that time, which would become MAD Magazine a few years later in order to get around the Comics Code (1954), fruit of that period of American countercultural revolution germinated during the 50s that culminated with the new socio-political vision of the 60s. This comic would mark him for life, giving shape to the particular imaginary and humorous, satirical and sarcastic Terry Gilliam that later incorporated Monty Python. In those vignettes, 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. As Gilliam himself said: “It was very important to me that the thing smelled and smelled correctly.”

He went to the Occidental College, beginning to study Physics, later changing to Art. Despite his taste for drawing, painting and sculpture classes, he ended up graduating in Political Science. Among other extracurricular activities, he was in charge of the Fang magazine of the university. This magazine previously of poetry and art, serious and sensitive, was gradually converted by him and his group of friends into a comic of gags and satirical drawings copying the style of the national humor magazine Help !, Kurtzman’s new project, that had begun to be published in New York, as well as TV cartoons and comedians like Jonathan Winters.

He paid for his studies with small jobs such as the night shift in a Chevrolet assembly factory, or as a mail boy in an office of Welton Becket, one of the most prestigious architects in Los Angeles. He also got a job as a drama coach at a Roosevelt Camp, a select camp for Hollywood kids. There he experimented with the world of theater and theater production performing some “semi-performances or happenings” (before they were called like that), together with some classmates, of the type of skits that he would later perform with the Monty Python. This experience gave rise to an enormous reflection on the possible compatibility between this new passion and his political commitment, which is evident in his filmography and in his later work with the Monty Python.

After graduating, he sent some copies of Fang to the offices of Help! in New York.

So much had influenced Help! Gilliam who, as soon as he had the opportunity, marched to New York in order to work on something similar. Once there, he did not hesitate to contact the editorial office of the magazine again, this time, requesting a job interview, just at the moment when Kurtzman’s right hand, and also principally responsible for the publication, was saying goodbye to his job. Gilliam replaced him. In this way, he was in charge of much of the magazine that he had admired so much and worked with his idol as his right hand. The particular “saving sense” of Harvey Kurtzman, led to the first contact between Gilliam and the British John Cleese, (future member of the Monty Python, and at that time a small-time actor in Cambridge Village), who accepted a job for a from comics to the fotonovela or fumetti style about a family man who falls in love with a Barbie doll, written by Gilliam’s roommate of the moment.

During his stay in New York, he lived in a small room near Columbia University, with a “pet cockroach” to whom he would dedicate one of his animations, StoryTime, a few years later.

Another of the sections included in the publication were photographs that decontextualized and to whichadded a footnote to the image that completely changed the message of the original photograph (very much in the style of today’s popular memes), something that would very possibly influence him later in his animations for the Monty Python in which he used other people’s images to create their own stories. He also made many drawings on the struggle of civil rights and political cartoons, in an America that was constantly changing and that was facing the Vietnam War. During the proto-cinematographic experience that supposed to work in the magazine began his ambition as a true filmmaker. With Eisenstein readings as theoretical training, and after taking film classes at City College, where he would do his first practices in 16mm, he worked as a volunteer in a stop-motion studio with photographs. After being kicked out, his film career continued with homemade videos made with friends and stop-motion animations that served him as training.

Help! He began to have serious financial problems, due to the low investment of Kurtzman, something that Gilliam could not continue reconciling and with which Kurtzman had always been very rigid, so Gilliam decided to leave his post and leave for a season in Europe (“We can admire to our idols, but we do not have to listen to them “), disembarking in 1965 in Southampton, Great Britain. He traveled throughout the continent: Turkey, Spain, Italy, France, … and even spent time in Morocco. He returned to the United States in 1966 and moved to Los Angeles. There he was hired in a very successful advertising agency, Carson / Roberts, who worked with different brands and companies (including Universal, for which Gilliam made some posters). At that time the hippie and anti-war movement was taking on considerable importance, and the country was pitted against the conservative short-haired warmongers and the long-haired “traitor” pacifists. Gilliam suffered several incidents during which she suffered assaults or threats due to the length of her hair. This constant insecurity, added to his experience during a peaceful demonstration in front of the Hotel Century Plaza (1967) that he was covering as a photographer together with his girlfriend Glenys Roberts, a journalist of English origin, where the police attacked the demonstrators unjustifiably, were triggers to leave the country permanently and emigrate to London.

Upon arriving in Britain his economic difficulties did not end, and he felt that his talent was spoiling that some of the collaborations he had made. He wanted a change in his creative trajectory. While learning the art of drawing with airbrush, he was hired as artistic director of the weekly magazine Londoner, where Glenys had been named editor.

He had maintained contact with John Cleese, who at that time had gone from working Newsweek magazine for a few years to becoming a well-known satirical element of British television. It was he who introduced him to producer Humphrey Barclay and thanks to him he made the change his career needed. The first thing he did for him was to sell him a couple of comic sketches he had written, but then make cartoons for the We Have Ways of Making You Laugh program, using the technique of cut-out animation.

Since then he has been making animations for various programs, such as Eric Idle’s Do Not Adjust Your Set or Dick Vosburg’s radio program.

He then made Christmas Card, an animation for which he used different Christmas cards from the Victorian era, copied them, cut them and put them together again using different jokes and a little story.

Thus he began to develop his technique, almost by accident: taking images of their original contexts and creating new pieces. The idea was to take solemn and serious images, and transfer them to a frame as bizarre as possible, in animations such as Beware of the Elephants, animation where the pythonesque spirit is shown. He also worked with Marty Feldman, for the BBC, in It’s Marty, doing some animations.

Terry Gilliam Net Worth – $50 Million

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