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Director Terry Gilliam has made some of the best and most interesting movies of the past thirty years. The only American member of the legendary British comedy troupe Monty Python, Gilliam was the animator for the classic BBC television series Monty Python's Flying Circus and directed the troupe's groundbreaking film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Gilliam moved on to his own projects and in 1985 co-wrote and directed the seminal science fiction and fantasy film Brazil. Brazil set the tone not only for Gilliam's surreal films, but also for his contentious relationship with the major studios. According to Maxim magazine, Gilliam was so stressed during filming that he lost all feeling in his legs for a week.
Gilliam had trouble with the suits at Universal over the dark ending he wanted for the film. The studio wanted a happy ending, and began producing its own version of the film dubbed the â€œLove Conquers Allâ€ edit. While they were busy hacking, the movie languished without a release date for more than a year. Meanwhile bootleg copies of Gilliam's original cut began circulating among movie critics and the Hollywood elite.
Gilliam's still unreleased version of film was named the best picture of 1985 by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and several prominent critics began wondering if Brazil could be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar even though it had never been released. This finally embarrassed Universal into releasing the film as Gilliam intended.
While Universal was no match for Gilliam, God was another manner. Every possible mishap plagued his last movie project, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, starring Johnny Depp and Jean Rochefort. Floods, injuries and military jets all combined to kill the film before it even had a chance to get off the ground. The disaster was recorded by the documentary crew assigned to make a behind the scenes feature for the DVD and turned into the feature film, Lost in La Mancha.
Gilliam's other films include 12 Monkeys, The Fisher King, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. He recently sat down for a roundtable interview with the press to promote his new movie The Brothers Grimm.