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, film director
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and member of the Monty Python
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comedy troupe. Gilliam is also known for directing several films, including Brazil
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(1985), The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
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(1988), The Fisher King
The Fisher King (film)
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(1991), and 12 Monkeys (1995). The only "Python" not born in Britain, he took British citizenship in 1968.
Gilliam was born in Medicine Lake
Medicine Lake, Minnesota
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, Minnesota, the son of Beatrice (née Vance) and James Hall Gilliam, who was a traveling salesman for Folgers
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before becoming a carpenter.
The family moved to Panorama City, California, in 1952.