Trivia Terry made a cameo appearance in the Chevy Chase/Dan Ackroyd outing Spies Like Us (1985) as Dr. Imhaus.
Terry Gilliam: My problem is I'm like a junkie. I want a good movie fix, and I never get that fix. I want to be taken into some place, some world, some idea that I haven't thought of or imagined. And it doesn't happen.
Terry Gilliam: Hollywood is run by small-minded people who like chopping the legs off creative people. All they want to do is say no.
Terry Gilliam: People in Hollywood are not showmen, they're maintenance men, pandering to what they think their audiences want.
The Fisher King (1991) was the first film that Terry directed in which he was not involved in writing the screenplay.
Terry was a member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2001.
Terry also turned down directing Braveheart (1995), when briefly solicited by Mel Gibson to direct an abandoned film version of Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities.
Terry directed a series of TV adds for Nike in 2001.
Terry turned down the opportunity to direct Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Enemy Mine (1985), and Forrest Gump (1994).
Terry was the only American-born member of the Monty Python troupe.
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