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Mel Brooks

1926-06-28 Brooklyn, New York, USA

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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.


Blazing Samurai Shogun 2022-07-21
The Automat Self 2021-09-02
Forky Asks a Question: What Is Love? Melephant Brooks (voice) 2019-12-06
Toy Story 4 Melephant Brooks (voice) 2019-06-19
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Himself 2018-06-06
Mel Brooks: Unwrapped Himself 2018-02-17
The Great Buster: A Celebration Self 2018-10-05
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Vlad (voice) 2018-06-28
Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies Himself 2017-11-12
If You're Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast Himself 2017-06-05
Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story Himself 2017-02-01
小门神 Rogman (voice) 2016-01-01
Ballerina Mustachioed Creep (voice) 2016-12-14
It's Always About the Story: Conversations with Alan Ladd, Jr. Himself 2016-04-22
The Last Laugh Himself 2016-04-18
Ballerina Luteau (voice) 2016-12-14
Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You 2016-01-21
Hotel Transylvania 2 Vlad (voice) 2015-09-21
Mel Brooks: Live at the Geffen Himself 2015-01-31
Mr. Peabody & Sherman Albert Einstein (voice) 2014-02-07
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic Self 2013-04-23
Mel Brooks: Make a Noise Himself 2013-05-20
Excavating the 2000 Year Old Man Himself 2012-03-01
In the Beginning: The Caesar Years Himself 2012-11-13
Mel Brooks Strikes Back! Himself 2012-12-10
Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again Himself 2011-09-09
The Great Dictator: The Clown Turns Prophet (archive footage) 2011-05-24
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers Himself 2009-10-02
Hitchcock and Mel: Spoofing the Master of Suspense Himself 2009-12-15
Cutting Edge Comedians of the '60s & '70s 2007-04-10
The Dick Cavett Show with Mel Brooks himself 2006-09-07
The Producers Hilda the Pigeon / Tom the Cat (voice) 2005-12-25
John Candy: Comic Spirit Himself 2005-05-03
Robots Bigweld (voice) 2005-03-10
Spaceballs: In Conversation - Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan Himself 2005-05-03
The Making of 'The Producers' Self 2004-10-25
Sid Caesar Collection: Buried Treasures - The Legend of Sid Caesar Himself 2003-01-01
Life Stinks: Does Life Really Stink? Himself 2003-02-18
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Joe Snow (voice) 2002-11-29
The Terrible Elephant Man Revealed 2001-12-11
Recording the Producers: A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks Himself - Host 2001-10-01
Back in the Saddle Self - Writer / Director 2001-06-19
Sex, Lögner & Videovåld Stressed old man 2000-05-05
The Sid Caesar Collection: Inside The Writer's Room Himself 2000-06-20
The Sid Caesar Collection: Creating The Comedy Himself 2000-06-20
Screw Loose Jake Gordon 1999-02-19
Frank Sinatra: The Voice of a Century Himself 1998-05-14
The Prince of Egypt (voice) (uncredited) 1998-12-16
Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch Himself 1997-10-14
Dracula: Dead and Loving It Prof. Abraham Van Helsing 1995-12-22
The Little Rascals Mr. Welling 1994-08-05
Il silenzio dei prosciutti Checkout Guest (uncredited) 1994-03-11
It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein Himself 1994-10-25
Robin Hood: Men In Tights - The Legend Had It Coming Himself 1993-07-27
Robin Hood: Men in Tights Rabbi Tuckman 1993-07-28
Mickey's Audition Movie Director 1992-10-01
Life Stinks Goddard Bolt 1991-06-05
Look Who's Talking Too Mr. Toilet Man (voice) 1990-12-14
Spaceballs President Skroob / Yogurt 1987-06-24
An Audience with Mel Brooks Himself 1984-02-04
To Be or Not to Be Dr. Frederick Bronski 1983-12-16
History of the World: Part I Moses/Comicus/Torquemada/Jacques/King Louis XVI 1981-06-12
The Muppets Go Hollywood Himself 1979-05-16
The Muppet Movie Professor Max Krassman 1979-05-31
Mickey's 50 Himself 1978-11-19
Peeping Times Adolf Hitler 1978-01-25
High Anxiety Dr. Richard H. Thorndyke 1977-12-25
Silent Movie Mel Funn 1976-06-17
The 2000 Year Old Man 2000 Year Old Man (voice) 1975-01-11
Young Frankenstein Werewolf / Cat Hit by Dart / Victor Frankenstein (voice) 1974-12-15
Free to Be… You and Me Baby Boy (Voice) 1974-03-11
Blazing Saddles Governor William J. Le Petomane / Indian Chief 1974-02-07
The Twelve Chairs Tikon 1970-10-28
Annie: the Women in the Life of a Man Himself 1970-02-18
Putney Swope Mr. Forget It 1969-07-10
The Producers Singer in "Springtime for Hitler" (voice) (uncredited) 1967-11-22
The Critic Narrator (voice) 1963-05-20
Untitled Lani Pixels Project Gatekeeper (voice)