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Terrence Frederick Malick
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Terrence Malick Fast Facts:
Worked on farms and oil wells growing up in Texas and Oklahoma.
Was a star linebacker on his prep-school football team.
Did graduate work in philosophy at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship; studied literature at the Sorbonne in Paris.
Taught philosophy at MIT and worked as a magazine writer (for Life and Newsweek) in the late 1960s.
Was a member of the AFI Center for Advanced Film Studies' first graduating class.
Wrote an early draft of
Financed directorial debut (1973's
) independently, with help from one of his brothers.
Days of Heaven
, the 1978 Oscar winner for cinematography, was filmed between sunset and nightfall because of the rich and fleeting quality of the natural light at that time of day.
Took a 20-year directing hiatus after
Days of Heaven
, living in Paris much of the time; his comeback film, 1998's
The Thin Red Line
, earned seven Oscar nominations (but didn't win any).
Hobbies include birdwatching.
Terrence Malick Relationships:
Michèle Morette - Ex-wife
Alexandra Wallace - Wife
Irene Malick - Mother
Chris Malick - Brother
Emil Malick - Father
Larry Malick - Brother
Jill Jakes - Ex-wife
Terrence Malick Awards:
1979 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
1998 Oscar: Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Nominee
1998 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
2011 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
1979 Cannes Film Festival: Best Director - Winner
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (BA in philosophy, 1965); American Film Institute, Center for Advanced Film Studies, Los Angeles, CA (MFA); attended University of Oxford, Magdalen College, Oxford, England
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