Terrence Malick “is the son of an oil company executive of Assyrian descent,” according to a 2 June 2011 article in the Austin American-Statesman. The article continues: “Despite numerous reports that Malick is a Waco native, he was actually born near Chicago in November 1943… His grandparents Nanajan and Avilmelk Malick emigrated to the United States from Urmia, in what is now part of Iran, in the 1930s”… Terrence Malick has been married three times: to Jill Jakes (from around 1970 until their divorce in 1978), to Michelle Morette (from 1985 until their divorce in about 1996), and to Alexandra Wallace (from about 1997 to present)… According to the book Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, Malick has two younger brothers, Chris and Larry. “Larry went to Spain to study guitar with Segovia, a taskmaster of legendary proportions. In the summer of 1968, Terry learned that his brother had broken both his own hands, apparently distraught over his studies. Terry’s father asked him to go over to Spain to help Larry. Terry refused. His father went himself, and returned with Larry’s body. He had apparently committed suicide”… Badlands was based on the real-life killing spree by Charlie Starkweather in 1958.
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