Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks

  • Birthday: 1926-06-28
  • Place of birth: Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • Also know as: Melvin James Kaminsky

Biography

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.

Filmography

History of the World: Part I

1981

As Moses/Comicus/Torquemada/Jacques/King Louis XVI

Silent Movie

1976

As Mel Funn

Life Stinks

1991

As Goddard Bolt

To Be or Not to Be

1983

As Dr. Frederick Bronski

High Anxiety

1977

As Richard H. Thorndyke

The Critic

1963

As Narrator (voice)

Mel Brooks Strikes Back!

2012

As Himself

Mel Brooks: Unwrapped

2018

As Himself

Dracula: Dead and Loving It

1995

As Prof. Abraham Van Helsing

Screw Loose

1999

As Jake Gordon

Mel Brooks: Make a Noise

2013

As Himself

The 2000 Year Old Man

1975

As 2000 Year Old Man (voice)

Back in the Saddle

2001

As Self

Spaceballs

1987

As President Skroob / Yogurt

Sex, Lies and Video Violence

2000

As Stressed old man

The Last Laugh

2016

As Himself

The Automat

2021

As Self

Robots

2005

As Bigweld (voice)

Free to Be… You and Me

1974

As Baby Boy (Voice)

Mickey's Audition

1992

As Movie Director

The Guardian Brothers

2016

As Rogman (voice)

Mickey's 50

1978

As Self

Forky Asks a Question: What Is Love?

2019

As Melephant Brooks (voice)

Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank

2022

As Shogun (voice)

Untitled Lani Pixels Project

0000

As Gatekeeper (voice)

John Candy: Comic Spirit

2005

As Himself

Ballerina

2016

As Mustachioed Creep (voice)

Look Who's Talking Too

1990

As Mr. Toilet Man (voice)

The Twelve Chairs

1970

As Tikon

Peeping Times

1978

As Adolf Hitler

Blazing Saddles

1974

As Governor William J. Le Petomane / Indian Chief

The Muppet Movie

1979

As Professor Max Krassman

The Little Rascals

1994

As Mr. Welling

Hotel Transylvania 2

2015

As Vlad (voice)

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

1993

As Rabbi Tuckman

Ballerina

2016

As Luteau (voice)

The Silence of the Hams

1994

As Checkout Guest (uncredited)

The Muppets Go Hollywood

1979

As Himself

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

2014

As Albert Einstein (voice)

The Producers

1967

As Singer in "Springtime for Hitler" (voice) (uncredited)

The Prince of Egypt

1998

As (voice) (uncredited)

Young Frankenstein

1974

As Werewolf / Cat Hit by Dart / Victor Frankenstein (voice)

Toy Story 4

2019

As Melephant Brooks (voice)

The Producers

2005

As Hilda the Pigeon / Tom the Cat (voice)

Production

The Critic

1963

As Creator

Spaceballs

1987

As Director

Young Frankenstein

1974

As Director

Silent Movie

1976

As Director

Blazing Saddles

1974

As Director

The Producers

1967

As Director

Life Stinks

1991

As Director

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

1993

As Director

The Twelve Chairs

1970

As Director

High Anxiety

1977

As Director

Spaceballs

1987

As Producer

The Elephant Man

1980

As Executive Producer

Frances

1982

As Executive Producer

Life Stinks

1991

As Producer

To Be or Not to Be

1983

As Producer

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

1993

As Producer

High Anxiety

1977

As Producer

The Producers

2005

As Producer

Mel Brooks: Live at the Geffen

2015

As Executive Producer

Sam

2015

As Executive Producer

The Vagrant

1992

As Executive Producer

84 Charing Cross Road

1987

As Executive Producer

My Favorite Year

1982

As Executive Producer

Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank

2022

As Executive Producer

The Automat

2021

As Songs

Blazing Saddles

1974

As Songs

The Producers

1967

As Songs

Spaceballs

1987

As Screenplay

History of the World: Part I

1981

As Screenplay

Young Frankenstein

1974

As Screenplay

Silent Movie

1976

As Screenplay

Blazing Saddles

1974

As Screenplay

Life Stinks

1991

As Screenplay

Young Frankenstein

1974

As Screenstory

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

1993

As Screenplay

Dracula: Dead and Loving It

1995

As Screenplay

The Twelve Chairs

1970

As Screenplay

The Producers

2005

As Screenplay

The Producers

1967

As Writer

Shinbone Alley

1970

As Author

Get Smart

2008

As Characters

New Faces

1954

As Writer

The 2000 Year Old Man

1975

As Writer

The Critic

1963

As Writer

Life Stinks

1991

As Story

Blazing Saddles

1974

As Lyricist

The Producers

1967

As Lyricist

High Anxiety

1977

As Writer

Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank

2022

As Original Film Writer

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