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Mel Brooks is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 28 june 1926 at New York City (USA)

Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks
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Birth name Melvin Kaminsky
Nationality USA
Birth 28 june 1926 (92 years) at New York City (USA)
Awards Grammy Award, Primetime Emmy Award

Melvin James "Mel" Brooks (né Kaminsky, born June 28, 1926) is an American film director, screenwriter, comedian, actor, producer, composer and songwriter. He was married to Anne Bancroft from 1964 until her death in 2005.

Brooks is best known as a creator of broad film farces and comic parodies. He 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, he became one of the most successful film directors of the 1970s, with many of his films being among the top ten money makers of the year that 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. More recently, he had a smash hit on Broadway with the musical adaptation of his first film, The Producers.

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 41st AFI Life Achievement Award in June 2013, and a British Film Institute Fellowship in March 2015. Three of his films ranked in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 comedy films of all-time, all of which ranked in the top 20 of the list: Blazing Saddles at number 6, The Producers at number 11, and Young Frankenstein at number 13.

Biography

Brooks was married to Florence Baum from 1951 to 1961; that union ended in divorce. Mel and Florence had three children, Stephanie, Nicky, and Eddie. Brooks was married to stage, film and television actress Anne Bancroft from 1964 until her death from uterine cancer on June 6, 2005. They met at a rehearsal for the Perry Como Variety Show in 1961 and married three years later, August 5, at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. Their son, Max Brooks, was born in 1972, and their grandson, Henry Michael Brooks was born in 2005.

In 2010, Brooks, a widower, credited Bancroft as being the guiding force behind his involvement in developing The Producers and Young Frankenstein for the musical theater, citing an early meeting as "From that day, until her death on June 5, 2005, we were glued together."

Regarding religion, Brooks has said, "I'm rather secular. I'm basically Jewish. But I think I'm Jewish not because of the Jewish religion at all. I think it's the relationship with the people and the pride I have. The tribe surviving so many misfortunes, and being so brave and contributing so much knowledge to the world and showing courage.

Best films

Robots (2005)
(Actor)
Get Smart (2008)
(Characters)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
(Actor)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
(Director)
The Fly (1986)
(Producer)
Silent Movie (1976)
(Actor)

Usually with

John Morris
John Morris
(12 films)
Dom DeLuise
Dom DeLuise
(11 films)
Ronny Graham
Ronny Graham
(5 films)
Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder
(5 films)
Ron Clark
Ron Clark
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Mel Brooks (44 films)

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Actor

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Dracula films, Frankenstein films, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Zombie films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, David Spade
Roles Vlad (voice)
Rating63% 3.1598153.1598153.1598153.1598153.159815
Six ans après Hôtel Transylvanie 2, tous les membres de la famille de Dracula et ses amis se réunissent pour partir en vacance à bord d'un luxueux bateau de croisière. Pendant la croisière, Dracula tombe amoureux du capitaine qui n'est autre que la descendante du professeur Van Helsing, le tristement célèbre tueur de monstres.
Little Door Gods, 1h47
Genres Fantasy, Animation
Actors Mel Brooks, Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Mike Birbiglia, Edward Norton, Zendaya Coleman
Roles Rogman (voice)
Rating54% 2.71232.71232.71232.71232.7123
Il y a une crise dans le monde des esprits chinois - les humains ne croient plus aux dieux! Un Dieu de porte, confronté au chômage, s'aventure dans le monde humain pour prouver sa valeur, conduisant à des rencontres inattendues et des transformations pour les humains et les esprits.
Ballerina
Ballerina (2016)
, 1h30
Directed by Eric Summer
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Actors Elle Fanning, Camille Cottin, Dane DeHaan, Malik Bentalha, Magali Barney, Nat Wolff
Roles Luteau (voice)
Rating68% 3.4106853.4106853.4106853.4106853.410685
L'histoire se déroule en France dans les années 1880. Félicie est une jeune orpheline bretonne qui rêve de devenir danseuse étoile. Pour y parvenir, elle s'enfuit de l'orphelinat avec son ami d'enfance Victor qui souhaite devenir inventeur. Mais, à leur arrivée à Paris, ils se retrouvent séparés. Victor trouve un emploi dans les bureaux de Gustave Eiffel.
Hotel Transylvania 2, 1h29
Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Transport films, Wolves in film, Dracula films, Frankenstein films, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Zombie films, Road movies, Comedy horror films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler, David Spade, Kevin James, Andy Samberg, Steve Buscemi
Roles Vlad (voice)
Rating66% 3.349953.349953.349953.349953.34995
A short time after the first film, Mavis (Selena Gomez) and her fiance Johnny (Andy Samberg) are married, with the approval of her father Dracula (Adam Sandler) and the world has become aware of (and unfased by) the existence of monsters. Mavis later reveals to Drac that she is pregnant and a year later, she gives birth to a son named Dennis (Asher Blinkoff), who befriends Wayne's werewolf pup daughter Winnie (Sadie Sandler). Nearing his fifth birthday, Dennis has yet to grow his fangs and Drac worries that his grandson might not gain vampire powers. Noticing the dangers of Transylvania, Mavis starts to consider raising Dennis where Johnny grew up, much to Drac's disapproval.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman, 1h32
Directed by Rob Minkoff
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation, Comic science fiction
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about children, Time travel films, Comedy science fiction films, Films about dogs, Political films, Buddy films, Children's films, French Revolution films
Actors Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ellie Kemper, Ariel Winter, Stephen Colbert, Allison Janney
Roles Albert Einstein (voice)
Rating67% 3.398823.398823.398823.398823.39882
Mr. Peabody is a gifted anthropomorphic dog who has an adopted 7-year-old son, Sherman. He tutors Sherman travelling throughout history using the WABAC, a time machine.
The Producers, 2h14
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about sexuality, Théâtre, LGBT-related films, Musical films, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell, Gary Beach, Roger Bart
Roles Himself, voices of Tom the Cat, Hilda the Pigeon and German Soldier
Rating63% 3.19943.19943.19943.19943.1994
Following the flop of theatre musical "Funny Boy" (based on William Shakespeare's Hamlet) ("Opening Night"), the show's washed-up producer, Max Bialystock, hires the neurotic Leo Bloom as his accountant. While studying Max's books, Leo notes that, since a flop is expected to lose money, the IRS won't investigate the finances of failed productions. Leo then jests that, by selling an excess of shares and embezzling the funds, a flop could generate up to $2 million. Deciding to enact the plan, Max asks for Leo's help with the scheme, only for the latter to refuse ("We Can Do It").
Robots
Robots (2005)
, 1h31
Directed by Carlos Saldanha, Chris Wedge
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Animation, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Robot films
Actors Ewan McGregor, Robin Williams, Halle Berry, Greg Kinnear, Mel Brooks, Amanda Bynes
Roles Big Weld (voice)
Rating62% 3.1490753.1490753.1490753.1490753.149075
In Rivet Town, Herb Copperbottom, a dishwasher at Gunk's Greasy Spoon diner, races through the streets, elated that he is going to be a father. He and his wife, Lydia, after 12 hours of "labor", construct the baby. He is named Rodney, and he becomes a young inventor who dreams of making the world a better place. Rodney idolizes Bigweld, a master inventor and owner of Bigweld Industries. During Rodney's adolescence, he invents a gadget, "Wonderbot", intended to help his father clean the dishes at the restaurant. When Herb's supervisor unexpectedly confronts them, Wonderbot breaks dishes, causing Herb to be put in debt and Rodney to be dismissed. Rodney takes his invention to Robot City to see Bigweld and get a job as an inventor at Bigweld Industries, so that he can help his father pay back his supervisor. His father encourages him and confides that he has always regretted not pursuing his dream of becoming a musician. Rodney arrives in Robot City and meets Fender, a ramshackle robot who takes souvenir photos and sells maps to the stars' homes. After a spectacular but harrowing ride on the crosstown express, Rodney arrives at the gate of Bigweld Industries.
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Christmas films, Musical films, Children's films
Actors David Arquette, Joan Cusack, Matthew Lillard, William H. Macy, Whoopi Goldberg, Mel Brooks
Roles Joe Snow (voice)
Rating64% 3.2469753.2469753.2469753.2469753.246975
A snowman named Joe Snow (voice by Mel Brooks) recounts how the Muppet Theater was going through financial hardship, and the Muppets seeking Kermit the Frog for guidance. Kermit eventually feels he is not useful to anyone and an angel named Daniel (David Arquette) brings this up with his Boss (Whoopi Goldberg) as they review what has gone on with Kermit in the past hours.
Screw Loose, 1h38
Directed by Ezio Greggio
Genres Comedy
Actors Ezio Greggio, Mel Brooks, Gianfranco Barra, Julie Condra, John Karlsen, Sofia Milos
Roles Jake Gordon
Rating36% 1.8285151.8285151.8285151.8285151.828515
Bernardo Puccini (Ezio Greggio), visits the Italian natural food company, owned by his wealthy but hot-tempered father Guido Puccini (Gianfranco Barra) for a work as a food examiner and flavour developer. He is delighted by the taste of a new cream cheese he had asked, which contains no sugar, fat and preservatives. However, it displeases Guido for the lack of sugar, and angrily aruges with his son for additional chemical additives instead of natural substitutes. He then receives a heart attack and is taken to the hospital, along with his old-aged doctor, Dr. Caputo (John Karlsen).
The Prince of Egypt, 1h39
Directed by Steve Hickner, Brenda Chapman, Simon Wells
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about slavery, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Musical films, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films about Islam, Children's films
Actors Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amick Byram, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Goldblum
Rating70% 3.549923.549923.549923.549923.54992
In Ancient Egypt, Yocheved and her two children, Miriam and Aaron, watch as newborn Hebrew boys are taken and ruthlessly killed as ordered by Pharaoh Seti I, who fears that an increase of Hebrew slaves could lead to rebellion. Fearing for her own newborn son's safety, Yocheved places him in a basket afloat on the Nile. Miriam follows the basket to the Pharaoh's palace and witnesses her baby brother safely adopted by Queen Tuya, who names him Moses.
Dracula: Dead and Loving It, 1h35
Directed by Mel Brooks
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Dracula films, Vampires in film, Comedy horror films
Actors Leslie Nielsen, Peter MacNicol, Steven Weber, Amy Yasbeck, Lysette Anthony, Avery Schreiber
Roles Prof. Abraham Van Helsing
Rating58% 2.900122.900122.900122.900122.90012
The year is 1893: solicitor Thomas Renfield travels all the way from London to "Castle Dracula" in Transylvania to finalize Count Dracula's purchase of Carfax Abbey in England. As the sun sets, and the stagecoach driver refuses to take him any further, Renfield continues on foot despite the villagers pleading with him to turn back.
The Little Rascals, 1h22
Directed by Penelope Spheeris
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Children's films
Actors Bug Hall, Travis Tedford, Brittany Ashton Holmes, Jordan Warkol, Kevin Jamal Woods, Ross Bagley
Roles Mr. Welling
Rating62% 3.1499853.1499853.1499853.1499853.149985
Spanky is the president of the "He-Man Woman ('woman' is misspelled as 'womun') Haters Club" with many school-aged boys from around the neighborhood as members. Alfalfa, Spanky's best friend, has been chosen as the driver for the club's prize-winning undefeated go-kart, "The Blur", in the annual Soap Box Derby style race. Unfortunately, when the announcement is made, Alfalfa is nowhere to be found.
The Silence of the Hams, 1h21
Directed by Ezio Greggio
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Comedy
Actors Dom DeLuise, Billy Zane, Ezio Greggio, Charlene Tilton, Joanna Pacuła, Shelley Winters
Roles Checkout Guest (uncredited)
Rating46% 2.3014452.3014452.3014452.3014452.301445
The film follows rookie detective Jo Dee Fostar (Billy Zane), on his first case. The case involves a serial killer, wanted for over 120 murders. In order to find the killer, he must enlist the help of convicted murderer Dr. Animal Cannibal Pizza (Dom Deluise). However, during the investigation, his girlfriend, Jane Wine (Charlene Tilton), is asked by her boss to take a large sum of money to the bank. Instead of doing this, she leaves town with the money. While hiding, she decides to rest at the Cemetery Motel, which is later revealed to be a cemetery named Motel after its owner, Antonio Motel. Jo must then enlist the help of Det. Balsam (Martin Balsam) and Dr. Pizza to not only find the murderer, but his missing girlfriend. All of this takes the cast on many adventures at the Cemetery Motel. In the final confrontation, most characters are revealed to be somebody else in disguise.
Robin Hood: Men in Tights, 1h44
Directed by Mel Brooks
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Cary Elwes, Roger Rees, Richard Lewis, Amy Yasbeck, Isaac Hayes, Avery Schreiber
Roles Rabbi Tuckman
Rating66% 3.3490953.3490953.3490953.3490953.349095
Robin Hood, or Robin of Loxley (Cary Elwes), is captured during the Crusades and is imprisoned at Khalil Prison in Jerusalem. With the help of fellow inmate Asneeze (Isaac Hayes), who is in for jaywalking, he escapes and frees the other inmates. Robin is asked by Asneeze to find his son, Ahchoo (Dave Chappelle, in his first major professional role). Upon returning to England, he finds Ahchoo and discovers that Prince John (Richard Lewis) has assumed control while King Richard is away fighting in the Crusades. Unbeknownst to Richard, the prince is abusing his power. Robin returns to his family home, Loxley Hall, only to find it has been repossessed by John's men. His family's blind servant, Blinkin (Mark Blankfield), informs Robin that his family members and pets have been killed as well. He vows to get his home back before all his family's things are taken.