Terry Gilliam

In 1969, Terry Gilliam became known as the only American member of the much-loved television show Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Together with Terry Jones, he co-directed his first feature film MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL in 1975. He went on to direct the films TIME BANDITS, MONTY PYTHON’S THE MEANING OF LIFE and BRAZIL with Robert de Niro, for which he also received an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay. THEFISHER KING followed in 1991 and brought Gilliam a Golden Globe nomination for Best Director. Subsequent to his depiction of an unsettling futuristic scenario in TWELVE MONKEYS (1995), he adapted Hunter S. Thompson’s 1971 novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Gilliam held a Master Class prior to presenting his latest film THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSUS with Heath Ledger, Jude Law and Johnny Depp at the Zurich Film Festival.