Terry Gilliam: Career In 40 Minutes

We love our Career In Four Minutes (opens in new tab) video strand, where we challenge huge stars to sum up their entire careers in under five minutes.

But, sometimes, four minutes just isn't enough - so we're launching a brand-new regular feature, Career In 40 Minutes.

And we couldn't have asked for a better person to star in our first episode than Terry Gilliam.

There are so many incredible stories in the below video - we get new insight into Gilliam's Brazil battles, trying to cast Jeff Bridges in 12 Monkeys , working with Heath Ledger while he was making The Dark Knight … And loads more.

We've also handily provided chapter links, which is a bit like changing channels on a telly. So, if you want to skip straight to his opinions on the Watchmen controversy, or to hear about the meeting he had for Harry Potter, or to find out about his friendship with Quentin Tarantino, you can click the side of the player to be taken straight to those parts.

So, launch the player below - and enjoy!

Sam Ashurst is a London-based film maker, journalist, and podcast host. He's the director of Frankenstein's Creature, A Little More Flesh + A Little More Flesh 2, and co-hosts the Arrow Podcast. His words have appeared on HuffPost, MSN, The Independent, Yahoo, Cosmopolitan, and many more, as well as of course for us here at GamesRadar+.