Award-winning film director Terrence Malick has a net worth of $15 million. Malick's net worth grew from a 40 year career, producing and directing a string of popular experimental films. Malick notable film career started when he directed the rarely seen comedy Lanton Mills in 1969. His first major project was directing Badlands in 1973, starring Sissy Spacek and Martin Sheen. The film received raving reviews. His second film, Days of Heaven (1978), won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography and Malick received a prize for the Best Director at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival. Malick remarkable achievements were repeated twenty years after Days of Heaven: his film, The Thin Red Line (1988) was nominated seven Academy Awards and won the Golden Bear at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival. Malick also directed the 2011 film, The Tree of Life, starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn. The film was first shown at 2011 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Palme d'Or and was also nominated for three Academy awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. A notable writer, Malick also written the screenplay for 1972′s Pocket Money, starring Paul Newman and wrote the first draft of classics, Great Balls of Fire and Dirty Harry.