Anonymous asked: hi, i never understood why does terry gilliam seldom appear in monty python series and films? could you please explain, thanks
I can’t say that I honestly know the answer to this question. I can hazard a guess or two though. First of all Terry Gilliam (as you probably know) was the fantastic animator for the series. So I’m sure he was busy doing that. The acting gigs he did take on the show were often the ones nobody wanted. So it may have been a mix of helping on set/getting a few minutes of fame. But I’d like to think that his animations were just an extension of himself. Sure the guy didn’t get lots of screen time but he did amazing and hilarious art for the show.
Not to mention his bouts as a director outside of the Pythons. Like Brazil, Time Bandits, 12 Monkeys, or Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Clearly the man has lots of skill and talent with a super creative mind. Even though he’s behind the camera, he’s still super important.