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Born: November 22, 1940 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Medicine Lake, Minnesota, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1962:
After graduating from college, moved to New York
1962:
Worked as an associate editor for <i>Help!</i> magazine; also did freelance illustrating
1966:
Returned to Los Angeles to work in advertising
1967:
Moved to London and obtained British citizenship
1968:
Created the animated cartoons for the British series, "We Have Ways of Making You Laugh"
1968:
Made animated features for the Children's series, "Do Not Adjust Your Set"
1969:
Joined the comedy troupe "Monty Python's Flying Circus"; credited as an animator, writer and performer
1971:
Feature acting debut, "And Now for Something Completely Different"; also served as animator and co-wrote the screenplay
1972:
First commercial animation, an advertising campaign for British Gas
1974:
US broadcast debut of "Monty Python's Flying Circus"
1975:
Feature debut as a co-director, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"
1976:
Solo directorial debut, "Jabberwocky"; also co-wrote with Charles Alverson
1979:
First film as production designer, "Monty Python's Life of Brian"; also co-wrote screenplay and performed in a variety of roles
1981:
Debut as producer, "Time Bandits"; also directed and shared screenplay credit with Michael Palin
1985:
Breakthrough feature, "Brazil"; wrote and directed the dystopian black comedy
1989:
Experienced a box-office disappointment with "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen"
1991:
First Hollywood production as director, "The Fisher King"
1995:
Directed the Academy Award-nominated, "12 Monkeys"; inspired by the French short film "La Jetée"
1998:
Helmed the feature adaption of Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"
1999:
Attempted to film "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote"; due to problems the film was canceled, resulting in an insurance claim worth $15 million
2001:
Was the subject of the documentary, Tilting at Windmills"
2003:
Was the subject of the documentary, "Lost In Mancha," about the failed production of "Don Quixote"
2005:
Directed the comedy film, "The Brothers Grimm," starring Matt Damon and Heath Ledger
2006:
Co-wrote and directed an adaptation of Mitch Cullin's novel, "Tideland"
2009:
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

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