Mit der britischen Komikertruppe Monty Python sorgte Terry Gilliam für unzählige Lacher. Mit 80 Jahren lacht er immer. Terrence „Terry“ Vance Gilliam ist ein amerikanisch-britischer Filmregisseur, Drehbuchautor und Schauspieler. Bekannt wurde er als Mitbegründer der Gruppe Monty Python. LONDON - Mit der britischen Komikertruppe Monty Python sorgte der gebürtige US-Amerikaner Terry Gilliam für unzählige Lacher.
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I studied political science, mainly because it's easier to major in than art. The difficulty in our case was that we're [himself and Terry Jones ] two very similar people.
We both operate on adrenaline, which doesn't make for coherent direction. It's like everybody running around with their heads chopped off.
After the first couple of weeks of that, however, we subdued ourselves. I think if your abilities don't match up quite as well as Terry's and mine do, it wouldn't be possible to get through it.
But we did, and we're still speaking to one another. But I think it would have been better if one had been the outgoing person and the other had been very quiet and introspective.
But in fact both of us are large-type people. But you don't really direct Python. I think all we really did was organise a few things, like deciding that the camera ought to be pointing over there, or people ought to be wearing certain kinds of costumes - because Python directs itself really.
The first time I met them [ Eric Idle , Michael Palin and Terry Jones ] was at Teddington studios. I remember walking into the bar after a recording of Do Not Adjust Your Set, and Eric was immediately friendly and nice, the first person I bumped into.
There were these other two crouching back in a booth being unfriendly and they were Mike and Terry and that was the beginning of a wonderful relationship.
They were ultimately friendly enough but I really felt it was clear that they were quite territorial and there was this interloper in the big sheepskin coat that everybody talks about.
I'd bought this coat in Turkey when I was hitchhiking around and it was fantastic, and I'd painted it. That was probably the thing. I'd done some work on it.
This coat attracted Eric immediately because he knew he was seeing some major interesting person and the others were threatened by it, so there you go.
But what's so funny is that in the end Mike, Terry and I became the closest of the group. For better or worse what Disney always did with Grimm's fairy tales was fill them with really well-drawn characters.
Unlike some of his later films, Disney's early tales were as frightening as they should be. Fairy tales should confront real fears. They're a part of growing up.
But, the fact was, people were nicer and there was a real sense of community. I always felt my childhood was full of communities which I abandoned because I felt trapped by them; now I wistfully long for them.
Maybe making films is a way for me to work within a temporary community - where I'm the mayor! My education was very straightforward, utterly normal.
I did read a lot, but it was always casual and it came easy. So it was with movies. I never thought of them as anything I wanted to make.
I first saw Graham [Chapman] back in New York, in Cambridge Circus, but I didn't meet him then. I was in my typical monomaniacal approach to things, there was only one person in Cambridge Circus that counted, and that was John [Cleese] because he was the one we needed for this thing.
And so then there was Graham somewhere, and I really don't remember the moment that Graham and I collided. That was the great thing about Graham, there was a sort of fluidity, he just floated in, he floated out, and so you could have met him anywhere at any time.
Maybe I never met him! Maybe that's what happened. I never really felt I'd met Graham. Because we didn't have television, radio was our home entertainment.
I just loved radio. I had to invent all the visuals in my head. I'd sit there and imagine the faces and costumes and sets. I actually think radio is the best training for a visual sensibility.
The first time I ever won a prize for art was in school. I must have been nine or ten. We had gone to the zoo and we came back and I was supposed to draw an animal from memory, and I cheated.
I had a book in my lap with a picture of a bear, so I drew this really good picture of a bear and I got a box of crayons as my reward.
So my art career began by cheating, which I think I've done ever since. I started college as a physics major.
Science and maths at that time were being pushed. Within a few weeks I realised that was a big mistake. Then I became an art major but I couldn't stand the art history professor, it bored me, I just wanted to get on and paint and draw and sculpt.
So I quit that one and then became a political science major because it had the least number of required courses. So I could take oriental philosophy, I could take drama, and I basically got a very liberal education which I thought was more intelligent than everybody else, who were all becoming specific and focused.
Earlier on in my junior year I wanted to be an architect, but that didn't last very long. I went to work in an architect's office one summer and just hated it.
When I saw the way the architecture office worked and how the designs were constantly being compromised by the clients, I thought it was disgusting.
This firm was a very successful one in LA and they were very good at bending over backwards to the demands of the clients rather than fighting for good designs.
That's probably why they were successful, because they appeased. So I dropped that and then I didn't really know what I was going to do.
After graduating everybody was going off to do what they wanted to do and I really didn't have a clue what I wanted to do.
I always drew. But, in terms of my being exposed to art, it was only through cartoons and comic books.
I'd already started altering the world when I drew it, turning household appliances into extraterrestrials - Martians that looked like vacuum cleaners.
That's what my mind was doing then, turning the extraordinary and alien into useful things around the house. I could always entertain people with my drawings.
With cartoons you get immediate feedback. You draw something, people instantly go 'Wow! People are always impressed that you can draw well and I enjoyed showing off all the time.
It's nice to have people say, 'Aren't you talented! Clever boy. Even at an early age I was obsessed with knights and tales of chivalry.
With my father's help we'd make great big wooden shields. I'd paint them with colourful heraldic designs. My friends and I would gather thick eucalyptus branches for swords, put five-gallon ice cream containers on our heads for helmets, and then go out and bash each other senseless.
To me college was wonderful. It was like being in this safe secure world where everybody's intelligent and you can start the jokes at a certain level already.
School was easy for me. In high school I concentrated on getting good grades, goofed around, played mediocre sports, but always totally focused, thinking that I had a pretty good picture of who I was and what I was doing.
But I was invariably wrong. I was constantly surprised by the way the world saw me. One day, out of the blue, two girls - high-powered student politicos - showed up and said they'd like me to run for student body president.
This was a total shock to me. I had no political ambitions or any idea that anybody thought that I was capable, much less electable. Their enthusiasm was hard to resist, so I said yes.
Somehow I was elected and became student body president without a clue how to run a council meeting or behave with the necessary gravitas.
It all seemed rather dreamlike. Then I was chosen king of the senior prom. That was an even greater surprise because it was a popularity contest and I had never striven for popularity.
Somehow, by the time I graduated, I had been student body president, valedictorian, king of the senior prom, head cheerleader, a letter man in track - all with no understanding of how any of it came about.
Most of my subsequent life has carried on in the same manner. Although they didn't look normal, they were behaving utterly and disappointingly boringly normally, sitting around playing cards, washing clothes, smoking, belly-aching about the weather - behaving just like the ordinary people I had to live with day in and day out.
They were not at all the wondrous, bizarre, magical monsters painted on the front-of-house hoardings. I was confused, struggling to deal with my desperate desire for the exotic and my relief at discovering that humanity and normalcy are probably king.
Ever since, I have been torn between wanting to fly high on the magic carpet of the extraordinary and, at the same time, trying to demystify it and drag it back down to dusty banality.
I remember riding on the subway with him [ John Cleese ] in New York [after meeting him there for the first time] and he used to do these weird things where suddenly his arm would float up above his head, just to see what people would do.
He was performing publicly then. He was in many ways, I think, bolder then than when he became well known, because he was behaving strangely on subways just to see people's reactions, which he would never do now.
I was born on 22 November in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but we soon moved to a small community in the country outside of Minneapolis called Medicine Lake.
I'm a country boy basically. My childhood was a Tom Sawyer-esque existence. When Monty Python formed with Cleese, Idle, Jones, Palin, and Graham Chapman , Gilliam was brought in to do the animated interludes.
The only American-born member of the troupe, Gilliam eventually took British citizenship. When the troupe transitioned from television to film, Gilliam and Jones directed Monty Python and the Holy Grail , an absurd take on Arthurian legend.
Gilliam went on to his first solo directing job with Jabberwocky , a loose adaptation of the Lewis Carroll poem. His well-received film Brazil depicted a comic but frightening futuristic world and starred Jonathan Pryce, Palin, and Robert De Niro.
Its screenplay, cowritten by Gilliam, was nominated for an Academy Award. Gilliam again drew on Arthurian legend for The Fisher King , starring Robin Williams , Jeff Bridges , and Mercedes Ruehl in an Academy Award-winning performance.
Gilliam reteamed with Depp on his next project, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote , but it seemed to exemplify the so-called Gilliam curse.
Although he had been interested in making the film since , various issues delayed production until , and then freak storms, unforeseen location problems, and financing difficulties forced filming to end after about a month.
The plagued production was chronicled in the documentary Lost in La Mancha He faced yet another challenge during the shooting of The Imaginarium of Dr.
Gilliam recruited Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell to appear as alternate versions of the character first portrayed by Ledger, to whom the film was dedicated.
Gilliam also 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.
Gilliam attempted twice to adapt Alan Moore 's Watchmen comics into a film, in and Both attempts were unsuccessful. After the cancellation, both Gilliam and the film's co-lead, Johnny Depp , wanted to revive the project.
The insurance company involved in the failed first attempt withheld the rights to the screenplay for several years  but the production was restarted in More recently, unforeseeable problems again befell a Gilliam project when the actor Heath Ledger died in New York City during the filming of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
Around the time of Gilliam's film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus , the project had changed into the idea of releasing his s animation templates as a license-free download of Adobe After Effects or similar files.
Gilliam's first successful feature, Time Bandits , earned more than eight times its original budget in the United States alone.
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen , although it was a flop at the box office, was nominated for four Academy Awards and won three BAFTA Awards , among several other Prizes in Europe.
Since his first feature, Gilliam has shown a propensity to work with particular actors in numerous productions. Up until the s, each of Gilliam's non-Python films has featured at least one of his fellow Monty Python alumni particularly Palin, Cleese, and Idle , and for his finished projects Gilliam has worked with the following actors at least twice in order of first film appearance :.
Other recurring collaborators include Gilliam's cinematographers Roger Pratt Brazil , The Fisher King , 12 Monkeys and Nicola Pecorini Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas , The Brothers Grimm , Tideland , The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus , The Zero Theorem , The Man Who Killed Don Quixote , and his co-writer McKeown Brazil , The Adventures of Baron Munchausen , The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
Rowling , the author of the Harry Potter series, is a fan of Gilliam's work. Consequently, he was Rowling's first choice to direct Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in , but Warner Bros.
I remember leaving the meeting, getting in my car, and driving for about two hours along Mulholland Drive just so angry. I mean, Chris Columbus' versions are terrible.
Just dull. In a interview with Total Film , he said that he would not enjoy working on such an expensive project because of interference from studio executives.
In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1 , director David Yates paid homage to Gilliam's film Brazil , portraying the Death Eater—infiltrated Ministry of Magic in a fashion reminiscent of Gilliam's totalitarian bureaucracy.
Part of Nike 's FIFA World Cup campaign, the advertisements feature a secret three-on-three tournament between the world's best football players, including Ronaldo , Ronaldinho and Thierry Henry , who are inside a huge tanker ship.
In , Gilliam directed the stage show Slava's Diabolo , created and staged by the Russian clown artist Slava Polunin. The show combined Polunin's clown style, characterised by deep nonverbal expression and interaction with the audience, with Gilliam's rich visuals and surrealistic imagery.
The show premiered at the Noga Hall of the Gesher Theatre in Jaffa , Israel. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus , directed and co-written by Gilliam, was released in One day later, the fansite Dreams reported  that the new project was titled The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
In October , Dreams confirmed that this would be Gilliam's next project and was slated to star Christopher Plummer and Tom Waits.
On 22 January , production of the film was disrupted following the death of Heath Ledger in New York City. Variety reported that Ledger's involvement had been a "key factor" in the film's financing.
Editing was completed in November During the filming, Gilliam was accidentally hit by a bus and suffered a broken back.
The film had successful screenings including a premiere at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival. The UK release for the film was scheduled for 6 June but was pushed back to 16 October The USA release was on 25 December The film's end credit states that the film is dedicated to the memories of Ledger and William Vince.
Depp, Farrell, and Law donated their proceeds from the film to Ledger's daughter. In July , Gilliam revealed plans for a film which would be shot in Bucharest , Romania.
He denied that it would be Don Quixote but refused to give any further details. Zanuck , who was originally to produce the film in , with worldwide sales handled by Voltage Pictures , Toronto, and starring the Academy Award—winner Christoph Waltz in the lead replacing Billy Bob Thornton , who had been attached to the project in Gilliam made his opera debut at London's English National Opera ENO in May , directing The Damnation of Faust , by Hector Berlioz.
After a number of performances in Ghent, the production moved to the opera house in Antwerp for sold-out run of performances. In June , Gilliam followed up on his success with Faust with a new ENO production of another opera by Berlioz, the rarely performed Benvenuto Cellini.
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.
Other projects Gilliam has been trying to get off the ground since the s are an adaptation of Charles Dickens 's A Tale of Two Cities starring Mel Gibson ; an adaptation of Mark Twain 's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court , which has been adapted as films several times before; and a script entitled The Defective Detective , which Gilliam wrote with Richard LaGravenese who wrote The Fisher King.
While promoting the US theatrical release of The Zero Theorem , Gilliam revealed he and LaGravenese were meeting to see if The Defective Detective script could be made into a miniseries.
If this comes together, it would be the first time Gilliam has ever directed for television. Strangelove It was rumoured that Gilliam may direct or be involved in the production of the animated band Gorillaz movie.
In a September interview with Uncut , Damon Albarn was reported to have said, "we're making a film. We've got Terry Gilliam involved. In an August Observer interview, Gorillaz band members Albarn and Hewlett revealed the nature and title of the project, Journey to the West , a film adaptation of the opera of the same name , based on a 16th-century Chinese adventure story also known as Monkey.
After regaining the rights to the screenplay of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote , Gilliam restarted preproduction in , with Johnny Depp still attached to the project.
Michael Palin reportedly entered into talks with Gilliam about stepping in for Rochefort and playing Don Quixote. The film premiered on 19 May as the closing film of the Cannes Film Festival where it received a standing ovation , and was released in French theatres the same day.
On 16 December , Variety reported that Gilliam was to "godfather" a film called , described as an animated steampunk parody of George Orwell 's Nineteen Eighty-Four , with several former Pythons lending their voices to the project; Gilliam was to be credited as "creative advisor".
During the second half of , Gilliam and Paul Auster wrote a screenplay for a film adaptation of Auster's novel Mr. Vertigo , and that it might be his next film, and that he had Ralph Fiennes attached to star in it.
As of he was in talks to make his first animated feature film with Laika , the studio behind Coraline and ParaNorman.
In October , in a webchat hosted by The Guardian , Gilliam announced that he was working on "a TV series based on Time Bandits " and "another based on a script by Richard LaGravanese and I wrote after Fisher King , called The Defective Detective ".
Gilliam has been involved with a number of charitable and humanitarian causes. In , he became a board member of Videre Est Credere Latin for "to see is to believe" , a UK human rights charity.
This captured footage is verified, analysed and then distributed to those who can create change. Gilliam has been married to British makeup and costume designer Maggie Weston since She worked on Monty Python's Flying Circus , many of the Python films, and Gilliam's films up to The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.
They have three children, Amy Rainbow Gilliam born , Holly Dubois Gilliam born in October , and Harry Thunder Gilliam born on 3 April , who have also appeared in or worked on several of his films.
In , Gilliam obtained British citizenship. He held dual American and British citizenship for the next 38 years, until he renounced his American citizenship in January Bush , and in an earlier interview with The A.
Club , he also indicated that it was related to concerns about future tax liability for his wife and children. He maintains a residence in Italy near the Umbria — Tuscany border.
He has been instrumental in establishing the annual Umbria Film Festival,  held in the nearby town of Montone.
Gilliam also resides in Highgate , London. On 8 September , Variety mistakenly published a false obituary claiming that Gilliam had died.
In May , Gilliam suffered a perforated medullary artery that was erroneously reported in the media as a stroke. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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