Terry Gilliam

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is an American-born British screenwriter, film director, animator, actor and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe.

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I thought I had paid for enough bombs, bombers, and tanks in the 40 years I paid taxes in America while I lived in England. As long as I've done my share in blowing up more innocent parts of the world, I feel I've done my job as an American, so now I'm going to be supporting the British arms race.

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Yes, what happened is I called Johnny when Heath died and Johnny said "I'll do whatever you want, I'm there." And then I discovered that both Colin and Jude were friends of Heath, because I only wanted friends of his to play those parts. And what they did, they all basically worked for nothing. What they did do is say that the money Heath would have been paid, had he lived, the money would go to his child, and that's what happened.

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I don't like working with me. I usually work with actors who aren't me

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I'm always surprised: The Knights of Ni. It's so ridiculous. There's no way of justifying it.

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Does there have to be a good and bad? Can we have shades of grey? 50 of them possibly?

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No, I'm no longer an American. I renounced my citizenship I think 8 years ago. I'm now 100% British.

No, Seth was just given permission. I'm a big fan of Family Guy and so they could do whatever they wanted to do.

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Oh, that's very nice. I hope I haven't given you too much confidence, because life is ready to kick you in the balls when you least expect it. But that is very sweet.

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Charles Mckeown and I wrote the script. I always felt it was not the best way to treat it because trying to squeeze it into 2.5 hours is an unlikely thing. I think we wrote an interesting version of it, but I think it needed more time to really work. I thought Zack's film worked well, but it suffered from the very problem that I was happy to avoid by not making the film.

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No. I don't believe in remaking films. Especially if they are good films.

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The only British TV I watch as of late is Sherlock, which I think is brilliant.