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, THE ZERO THEOREM and his most recent masterpiece, THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE. His films have won many awards and lost even more.
From his no-frills childhood in the icy wastes of Minnesota, to some of the hottest water Hollywood had to offer, via the cutting edge of '60s and '70s counter-culture in New York, LA and London, Terry Gilliam's life has been as vivid and unorthodox as one of his films.