After graduating from college, moved to New York
Worked as an associate editor for <i>Help!</i> magazine; also did freelance illustrating
Returned to Los Angeles to work in advertising
Moved to London and obtained British citizenship
Created the animated cartoons for the British series, "We Have Ways of Making You Laugh"
Made animated features for the Children's series, "Do Not Adjust Your Set"
Joined the comedy troupe "Monty Python's Flying Circus"; credited as an animator, writer and performer
Feature acting debut, "And Now for Something Completely Different"; also served as animator and co-wrote the screenplay
First commercial animation, an advertising campaign for British Gas
US broadcast debut of "Monty Python's Flying Circus"
Feature debut as a co-director, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"
Solo directorial debut, "Jabberwocky"; also co-wrote with Charles Alverson
First film as production designer, "Monty Python's Life of Brian"; also co-wrote screenplay and performed in a variety of roles
Debut as producer, "Time Bandits"; also directed and shared screenplay credit with Michael Palin
Breakthrough feature, "Brazil"; wrote and directed the dystopian black comedy
Experienced a box-office disappointment with "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen"
First Hollywood production as director, "The Fisher King"
Directed the Academy Award-nominated, "12 Monkeys"; inspired by the French short film "La Jetée"
Helmed the feature adaption of Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"
Attempted to film "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote"; due to problems the film was canceled, resulting in an insurance claim worth $15 million
Was the subject of the documentary, Tilting at Windmills"
Was the subject of the documentary, "Lost In Mancha," about the failed production of "Don Quixote"
Directed the comedy film, "The Brothers Grimm," starring Matt Damon and Heath Ledger
Co-wrote and directed an adaptation of Mitch Cullin's novel, "Tideland"
Directed "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" with Heath Ledger, whose death suspended production until he was replaced by actors Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell; also co-wrote and produced