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American director Terry Gilliam, 62: Born in the rural community of Medicine Lake, Minnesota, Terry Gilliam is the son of a travelling salesman.

After being briefly employed by Mad Magazine as an illustrator, he emigrated to England in 1967. Soon after he arrived in the UK, he began working on television show Do Not Adjust Your Set. In 1969, Gilliam was asked to join the Monty Python team and became the mind behind the many strange cartoon sequences appearing in every Python production. He co-directed the troupe's first film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), with fellow Python Terry Jones.

The following year, Gilliam had his first outing as a solo director with Jabberwocky (1976), followed by Time Bandits (1979), and Brazil (1985), for which Gilliam received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

He went on to direct the box office hit Twelve Monkeys, starring Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt in 1995.

Other birthdays: Scottish actor Tom Conti, 61; American tennis player Billie Jean King, 59; American actress Jamie Lee Curtis, 44; German tennis player Boris Becker, 35; German sprinter Katrin Krabbe, 33; singer Scott Robinson, 23.
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Date:Nov 22, 2002
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