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Mel Brooks

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Melvin Brooks (né Kaminsky, born June 28, 1926) is an American filmmaker, comedian, actor and composer. He is known as a creator of broad film farces and comic parodies. Brooks began his career as a comic and a writer for the early TV variety show Your Show of Shows. He became well known as part of the comedy duo with Carl Reiner in the comedy skit The 2000 Year Old Man. He also created, with Buck Henry, the hit television comedy series Get Smart, which ran from 1965 to 1970. In middle age, Brooks became one of the most successful film directors of the 1970s, with many of his films being among the top 10 moneymakers of the year they were released. His best-known films include The Producers, The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, History of the World, Part I, Spaceballs and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. A musical adaptation of his first film, The Producers, ran on Broadway from 2001 to 2007. In 2001, having previously won an Emmy, a Grammy and an Oscar, he joined a small list of EGOT winners with his Tony award for The Producers. He received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2009, the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010, the 41st AFI Life Achievement Award in June 2013, a British Film Institute Fellowship in March 2015, a National Medal of Arts in September 2016, and a BAFTA Fellowship in February 2017. Three of his films ranked in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 comedy films of the past 100 years (1900–2000), all of which ranked in the top 15 of the list: Blazing Saddles at number 6, The Producers at number 11, and Young Frankenstein at number 13. Brooks was married to Oscar-winning actress Anne Bancroft from 1964 until her death in 2005.


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Born:
Jun 28, 1926 In Brooklyn, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
50
First Appeared:
In the movie The Producers 1967-11-22
Latest Project:
Movie Untitled Lani Pixels Project 2019-01-01
Known For
Filmography
Movie Untitled Lani Pixels Project 2019-01-01
Movie Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Himself 2018-06-06
Movie Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Vlad (voice) 2018-06-28
Movie If You're Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast Himself 2017-06-05
Movie Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story Himself 2017-02-01
Movie Laddie Himself 2017-10-20
Movie The Guardian Brothers Rogman (voice: English version) 2016-01-01
Movie Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You 2016-01-21
Movie The Last Laugh Himself 2016-04-18
Movie Ballerina Luteau (voice) 2016-12-14
Movie Mel Brooks: Live at the Geffen Himself 2015-01-31
Movie Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic Himself 2015-02-03
Movie Hotel Transylvania 2 Vlad (voice) 2015-09-21
Movie Mr. Peabody & Sherman Albert Einstein (voice) 2014-02-07
Movie Mel Brooks: Make a Noise Himself 2013-05-20
Movie Mel Brooks Strikes Back! Himself 2012-12-10
Movie Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again Himself 2011-09-09
Series Spaceballs: The Animated Series 2008-06-04
Movie Cutting Edge Comedians of the '60s & '70s 2007-04-10
Movie Robots Big Weld (voice) 2005-03-10
Movie Spaceballs: The Documentary Himself 2005-05-05
Movie Sid Caesar Collection: Buried Treasures - The Legend of Sid Caesar Himself 2003-01-01
Series Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks 2003-09-07
Movie It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Joe Snow (voice) 2002-11-29
Movie Sex, Lies and Video Violence Stressed old man 2000-05-05
Movie Screw Loose Jake Gordon 1999-02-19
Movie Frank Sinatra: The Voice of a Century Himself 1998-05-14
Movie Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch Himself 1997-10-14
Movie Dracula: Dead and Loving It Prof. Abraham Van Helsing 1995-12-22
Movie The Silence of the Hams Checkout Guest (uncredited) 1994-03-11
Movie The Little Rascals Mr. Welling 1994-08-05
Movie It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein Himself 1994-10-25
Movie Robin Hood: Men in Tights Rabbi Tuckman 1993-07-28
Movie Mickey's Audition Movie Director 1992-10-01
Movie Life Stinks Goddard Bolt 1991-07-26
Movie Look Who's Talking Too Mr. Toilet Man (voice) 1990-12-14
Movie Spaceballs President Skroob/Yoghurt 1987-06-24
Movie An Audience with Mel Brooks Himself 1984-02-04
Movie To Be or Not to Be Dr. Frederick Bronski 1983-12-16
Movie History of the World: Part I Moses/Comicus/Torquemada/Jacques/King Louis XVI 1981-06-12
Movie The Muppet Movie Professor Max Krassman 1979-05-31
Movie Peeping Times Adolf Hitler 1978-01-25
Movie High Anxiety Dr. Richard H. Thorndyke 1977-12-25
Movie Silent Movie Mel Funn 1976-06-17
Movie Young Frankenstein Werewolf / Cat Hit by Dart / Victor Frankenstein (voice) 1974-12-15
Movie Blazing Saddles Gov. William J. Le Petomane / Indian Chief 1974-02-07
Movie Free to Be… You and Me Baby Boy (Voice) 1974-03-11
Series The Electric Company 1971-10-25
Movie The Twelve Chairs Tikon 1970-10-28
Movie The Producers Singer in "Springtime for Hitler" (voice) (uncredited) 1967-11-22