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Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks

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    • June 28th, 1926
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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2019Toy Story 4 as Melephant Brooks (voice)
2019Forky Asks a Question as Melephant Brooks
2018Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation as Vlad (voice)
2016The Guardian Brothers as Rogman (voice)
2016Leap! as Mustachioed Creep (voice)
2015Hotel Transylvania 2 as Vlad (voice)
2014Mr. Peabody & Sherman as Albert Einstein (voice)
2008Spaceballs: The Animated Series
2005Robots as Bigweld (voice)
2005The Producers as Hilda the Pigeon / Tom the Cat (voice)
2002It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie as Joe Snow (voice)
1999Screw Loose as Jake Gordon
1998The Prince of Egypt as (voice) (uncredited)
1995Dracula: Dead and Loving It as Prof. Abraham Van Helsing
1994The Little Rascals as Mr. Welling
1994The Silence of the Hams as Checkout Guest (uncredited)
1993Robin Hood: Men in Tights as Rabbi Tuckman
1991Life Stinks as Goddard Bolt
1990Look Who's Talking Too as Mr. Toilet Man (voice)
1987Spaceballs as President Skroob/Yoghurt
1983To Be or Not to Be as Dr. Frederick Bronski
1981History of the World: Part I as Moses/Comicus/Torquemada/Jacques/King Louis XVI
1979The Muppet Movie as Professor Max Krassman
1977High Anxiety as Dr. Richard H. Thorndyke
1976Silent Movie as Mel Funn
1974Blazing Saddles as Governor William J. Le Petomane / Indian Chief
1974Young Frankenstein as Werewolf / Cat Hit by Dart / Victor Frankenstein (voice)
1971The Electric Company
1970The Twelve Chairs as Tikon
1969Putney Swope as Mr. Forget It
1967The Producers as Singer in "Springtime for Hitler" (voice) (uncredited)
1963The Critic as Narrator

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