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      Albert Brooks

      Albert Brooks

      Highest Rated: 99% Finding Nemo (2003)

      Lowest Rated: 31% The Scout (1994)

      Birthday: Jul 22, 1947

      Birthplace: Beverly Hills, California, USA

      After being dubbed the West Coast Woody Allen for his cerebral brand of comedy, actor-writer-director Albert Brooks once turned down the Billy Crystal role in "When Harry Met Sally..." (1989) precisely because it read like a Woody Allen movie - a comparison he assiduously avoided. After receiving his start in show business as a stand-up comedian - a route he also wished to avoid - Brooks finally achieved his dream of becoming an actor when he made his first foray into features with a prominent supporting role in "Taxi Driver" (1976). He made his biggest contribution to movies as director, helming his first film, "Real Life" (1978), which many critics lauded as being the first and one of the best mocumentaries ever made. Returning to the director's chair following a sprinkling of small roles on the big screen, Brooks helmed the romantic comedy, "Modern Romance" (1981), before directing "Lost in America" (1985), his sharp satiric look at American materialism that many considered to be his finest work behind the camera. His best work in front of the lens came with "Broadcast News" (1987), playing a sympathetic news reporter - a role that earned him an Academy Award nomination. He returned to directing with the philosophical and funny "Defending Your Life" (1991), before helming the more underwhelming "Mother" (1996) and "The Muse" (1999). Though his output diminished in later years, including only one film as director in the new millennium - "Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World" (2005) - Brooks nonetheless remained one of the most gifted and prolific comedic actors of his generation.

      Highest rated movies

      Defending Your Life
      Broadcast News
      Lost in America
      Out of Sight
      A Most Violent Year
      Taxi Driver Mother


      BROADCAST NEWS, Holly Hunter, Albert Brooks, William Hurt, 1987, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved I'LL DO ANYTHING, Nick Nolte, Albert Brooks, 1994. ©Columbia Pictures DEFENDING YOUR LIFE, Albert Brooks, Lee Grant, 1991, (c)Geffen Pictures TAXI DRIVER, Albert Brooks, Cybill Shepherd, 1976. DEFENDING YOUR LIFE, Albert Brooks, Buck Henry, 1991, (c)Geffen Pictures REAL LIFE, Albert Brooks, 1979. (c)Paramount Pictures. BROADCAST NEWS, Holly Hunter, William Hurt, Albert Brooks, 1987, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. THE MUSE, Sharon Stone, Albert Brooks, 1999 LOST IN AMERICA, Albert Brooks, Julie Hagerty, 1985, (c) Warner Brothers MODERN ROMANCE, Albert Brooks, 1981. (c) Columbia Pictures. THE MUSE, Albert Brooks, 1999, (c)October Films REAL LIFE, Albert Brooks, 1979. (C) Paramount Pictures. LOST IN AMERICA, Julie Hagerty, Albert Brooks, 1985.© Warner Bros. DEFENDING YOUR LIFE, from left: Albert Brooks, Meryl Streep, 1991, © Warner Brothers LOST IN AMERICA, Julie Hagerty, Albert Brooks, 1985.© Warner Bros. LOST IN AMERICA, Albert Brooks, 1985.© Warner Bros. PRIVATE BENJAMIN, Albert Brooks, Goldie Hawn, 1980. © Warner Bros. REAL LIFE, Albert Brooks, 1979, (c) Paramount Pictures TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE, Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, 1983, (c)Warner Bros THIS IS 40, from left: John Lithgow, Albert Brooks, 2012. ph: Suzanne Hanover/©Universal Pictures



      96% 91% Albert Brooks: Defending My Life Self - 2023
      No Score Yet 87% The Super Bob Einstein Movie Self - 2021
      71% 62% The Secret Life of Pets Tiberius (Voice) $368.3M 2016
      94% 84% Finding Dory Marlin (Voice) $486.2M 2016
      92% 84% The Little Prince The Businessman (Voice) $1.3M 2015
      58% 74% Concussion Dr. Cyril Wecht (Character) $33.8M 2015
      90% 69% A Most Violent Year Andrew Walsh (Character) $5.7M 2014
      51% 50% This Is 40 Larry (Character) $67.5M 2012
      93% 79% Drive Bernie Rose (Character) $35.1M 2011
      87% 77% The Simpsons Movie Russ Cargill (Voice) $183.1M 2007
      43% 27% Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World Albert Brooks (Character),
      $887.4K 2005
      No Score Yet 31% I Accidentally Domed Your Son Hay Love (Character) - 2004
      99% 86% Finding Nemo Marlin (Voice) - 2003
      33% 40% The In-Laws Jerry Peyser (Character) $20.4M 2003
      53% 75% My First Mister Randall (Character) $621.4K 2001
      52% 34% The Muse Steven Phillips (Character),
      $11.6M 1999
      42% 35% Dr. Dolittle Tiger (Voice) $144.2M 1998
      94% 74% Out of Sight Richard Ripley (Character) $37.5M 1998
      59% 30% Critical Care Dr. Butz (Character) $169.4K 1997
      88% 75% Mother John Henderson (Character),
      $1.1M 1996
      31% 22% The Scout Al Percolo (Character),
      $2.6M 1994
      67% 42% I'll Do Anything Burke Adler (Character) $10.2M 1994
      98% 83% Defending Your Life Daniel Miller (Character),
      $16.2M 1991
      98% 79% Broadcast News Aaron Altman (Character) $49.2M 1987
      95% 77% Lost in America David Howard (Character),
      - 1985
      33% 45% Unfaithfully Yours Norman Robbins (Character) - 1984
      82% 72% Modern Romance Robert Cole (Character),
      - 1981
      83% 60% Private Benjamin Yale Goodman (Character) - 1980
      81% 83% Real Life Albert Brooks (Character),
      - 1979
      89% 93% Taxi Driver Tom (Character) - 1976


      No Score Yet No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2023
      85% 76% The Simpsons Dr. Raufbold (Guest Voice) 1990 1993-1994 1996 2005 2011 2015 2021 2023
      No Score Yet 38% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2011 2015-2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2006 2011
      70% 79% Weeds Lenny Botwin (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Dick Van Dyke Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odd Couple Rudy (Guest Star) 1970