Terry Gilliam Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


6th April 2014

Fact: Terry Gilliam's sci-fi movie 12 Monkeys is set for Tv success - bosses at U.S. network Syfy have picked up a spin-off. Based on the 1995 film, which starred Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt, the new drama will feature Aaron Stanford as a time traveller who arrives in the present day to locate and destroy the source of a deadly plague. The series will also feature Amanda Schull, Noah Bean and Kirk Acevedo.


10th December 2012

Quote: "I've written him a letter and we'll see what comes of it. I don't know what he's got in mind. I've got my own version of it." Filmmaker Terry Gilliam has reached out to Johnny Depp after learning the actor is developing a new movie adaptation of Don Quixote with Disney bosses. Gilliam and Depp teamed up for the aborted The Man Who Killed Don Quixote over a decade ago.


25th October 2009

Quote: "I don't know if you can see me shaking in the film, but it wasn't because of nerves. It was freezing and the heaters weren't working." Actress/model Lily Cole on the wintry conditions on the set of Terry Gilliam's new movie THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSUS


24th October 2009

Fact: Director Terry Gilliam was the stand-in for Robert De Niro's hands during reshoots for BRAZIL.


24th October 2009

Quote: "Lily can't act but she thinks she can, and that's the important thing." Terry Gilliam on his THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSUS muse Lily Cole.


28th July 2009

Fact: Heath Ledger's final character in Terry Gilliam's oddball THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSUS movie is a showman modelled on former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.


7th March 2009

Quote: "There are lines you can't believe were written before Heath died. There are going to be a few gasps. I can guarantee gasps." Moviemaker Terry Gilliam insists Heath Ledger's final film, THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSUS, will not be easy to watch for some fans.


26th January 2009

Quote: "You actually think at certain times angels come down to earth, and Heath might have been one of them. And then he's gone, and you think: 'This is all wrong. All the other people should be dead. He should be leading us into wonderful world of adventure.'" Terry Gilliam on Heath Ledger, who he directed in movies The Brothers Grimm and THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSUS.


21st August 2006

Quote: "I don't have a f**king idea! I'm too rich for that kind of question. Ask my people." Director Terry Gilliam hasn't got a clue how much a pint of milk costs.


21st August 2006

Quote: "Oh, Jesus. It probably was in Prague when we were shooting Brothers Grimm. I got so paralytic that I was under the table casting demons out of myself. It was a good evening." Director Terry Gilliam recalls his last wild night out.


4th October 2005

Quote: <p>"MATT had to become the ultimate ladykiller, Prince Charming, with absolute confidence and arrogance. He had to be Ben Affleck for a brief moment." Director Terry Gilliam on why he insisted his THE BROTHERS GRIMM star Matt Damon take yoga and tango lessons to perfect a swagger for his role as WILL GRIMM. </p>


28th August 2005

Quote: <p>"I thought it would be impossible for somebody to get that unlucky again. So much went wrong; they had everything but locusts." MATT DAMON signed up to star in movie maverick Terry Gilliam's new movie The Brothers Grimm because he thought the director's run of bad luck had come to an end. </p>


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