Terrence Malick

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Director Terrence Malick was one of the most meticulous, original and enigmatic American filmmakers to emerge in the vaunted 1970s. Unlike other equally gifted directors who came of age during that time like Martin ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1943 in Ottawa, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Producer (12)

Almost Holy 2016 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Vessel 2016 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Better Angels 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Red Wing 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Unforeseen 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Amazing Grace 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Beautiful Country 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Undertow 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Happy Times 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Endurance 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Badlands 1973 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (12)

Knight of Cups 2016 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience 2016 (Movie)

(Writer)

Voyage of Time: Life's Journey 2015 (Movie)

(Writer)

To the Wonder 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Tree of Life 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The New World 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Thin Red Line 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Deadhead Miles 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Days of Heaven 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Badlands 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Gravy Train 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Pocket Money 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (10)

Knight of Cups 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

Voyage of Time: Life's Journey 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Weightless 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

To the Wonder 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

The Tree of Life 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

The New World 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

The Thin Red Line 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Days of Heaven 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

Badlands 1973 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (4)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Paradise 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Badlands 1973 (Movie)

Architect (Actor)

Pocket Money 1972 (Movie)

Workman (Actor)

Biography

Director Terrence Malick was one of the most meticulous, original and enigmatic American filmmakers to emerge in the vaunted 1970s. Unlike other equally gifted directors who came of age during that time like Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Spielberg, Malick's source of inspiration came from his rural, rather than urban, roots, which were often displayed with lush photography and deeply resonant voiceovers that waxed philosophical about humanity's place in nature. But after directing two excellent and widely revered films, "Badlands" (1973) and "Days of Heaven" (1978), Malick suddenly disappeared, going into self-imposed exile at a time when he was at the height of his command. Rumors abounded as to his whereabouts, until it finally became clear that he took up residence in Paris and proceeded to live in semi-seclusion, emerging only for uncredited rewrite work on several films. Twenty years had passed by the time he returned to filmmaking with the poignant antiwar masterpiece, "The Thin Red Line" (1998), and lyrical epics like "The New World" (2005) and "The Tree of Life" (2011), all of which proved to doubtful critics that Malick was still a master filmmaker at the top of his game.

Relationships

Michie Gleason

Companion
Together in the late 1970s

Jill Jakes

Wife

Emil Malick

Father
Worked for Phillips Petroleum

Irene Malick

Mother

Chris Malick

Brother
Was badly burned in a car accident, that took his wife's life

Larry Malick

Brother
Was studying guitar in Spain, when he reportedly broke his hands in frustration with his progress later committed suicide

Michele Morette

Wife

Alexandra Wallace

Wife
Credited with continuity on Malick's "The Thin Red Line" (1998)

Todd Wallace

Step-Son
Had a bit part in "The Thin Red Line" (1998) mother, Alexandra Wallace

Will Wallace

Step-Son
Had a bit part in "The Thin Red Line" (1998) mother, Alexandra Wallace

EDUCATION

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1969 - 1971
Graduated 1971

Magdalen College, Oxford University

Oxford , England
Awarded a Rhodes Scolarship; left without a doctorate degree, due to a dispute about his thesis concept

Harvard University

Cambridge , Massachusetts 1966

AFI Conservatory

Los Angeles , California 1969 - 1971

St Stephen's Episcopal School

Westlake , Texas

Milestones

2011

Directed fifth feature, "The Tree of Life," which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival

2005

Directed the the pre-colonial epic "The New World," a revisionist take on the story of Pocahontas and John Smith

1998

Wrote and directed first film in twenty years, "The Thin Red Line"

1978

Directed second feature, "Days of Heaven" (film spent two years in post-production)

1974

Co-wrote script for "The Gravy Train" with Bill Kerr (credited under the pseudonym David Whitney)

1973

Feature producing and directing debut, "Badlands"; also scripted and acted in a bit part

1972

First released film where he received screenplay credit, "Pocket Money"

1970

Directed his thesis film "Lanton Mills"

1970

Reportedly worked on script for "Dirty Harry"

1969

Did uncredited work on the screenplay for "Drive, He Said"

1969

First produced screenplay, "Deadhead Miles" (film was shelved until 1982 release)

1968

Published a translation of Martin Heidegger’s The Essence of Reasons

1968

Taught philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Worked as journalist in the mid-1960s; writings published in Newsweek, Time and The New Yorker

Moved to Paris for several years

Bonus Trivia

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The place of his birth is listed as Waco, Texas or Ottawa, Illinois depending on the source.

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