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How rich is Melvin James "Mel" Brooks?

Melvin James "Mel" Brooks net worth:
$85 Million

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Mel Brooks is one of the best directors, producers, screenwriters and actors. He is mostly known for creating such movies as ‘The Twelve Chairs’, ‘Robin Hood: Men in Tights’, ‘Silent Movie’ and many others. Some of his films are even considered to be of the best movies of all time. During his career Mel has won many honorable awards: Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, Emmy Awards and others. Up until now Brooks has received honors for being one of the best movie directors of all time. So how rich is Mel Brooks? It has been stated that Mel’s net worth is 85 million dollars. This high sum of money has of course mainly come from the success Brooks’ has gained as a movie director.

Mel Brooks Net Worth $85 Million

Mel Brooks was born in 1926, in New York. When Mel was only 2 years old his father died and the little boy had to grow-up without a father. This of course was quite hard for him and this might have also influenced his work in the future. Mel later went into the army and had to experience World War II. When the war ended and Brooks came back, he worked as a musician in different clubs. One time he had to work as a stand-up comedian and he liked this kind of job. This experience added to Mel Brooks’ net worth. In 1949 Mel was asked to write jokes for the famous show entitled ‘The Admiral Broadway Revue’. Mel had an opportunity to work with Carl Reiner, Danny Simon, Mel Tolkin and others. The success of the show of course had an impact on Mel’s net worth.

After some time Mel continued to work with Carl Reiner. They both created the project, called ‘2000 Year Old Man’. This project was a great success and made Brooks’ net worth higher. In 1962 Mel wrote the musical called ‘All American’, which also became popular very quickly. In 1968 Brooks created his first movie, ‘The Producers’. He had an opportunity to work with Kenneth Mars, Zero Mostel, Dick Shawn and many others. Later Brooks created even more successful movies. In many of his films Mel also appeared as an actor and this made Mel Brooks’ net worth even higher. Mel gained the acclaim that he deserved and was considered to be one of the most successful movie directors. In addition to this Brooks also was a part of such animated movies as ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman and Robots’. Recently several of Mel movies were being transferred to Broadway. This only shows how talented and respected Mel Brooks is.

All in all, it could be said that Mel Brooks is one of the most respected and one of the best movie makers in history. The movie industry would not be the same without Mel’s work. As he still sometimes appears in different projects, there is a possibility that Mel’s net worth will become higher in the future. Even if he doesn’t create any more movies, he will be remembered for a very long time as one of the very best.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blazing Samurai 2018 filming Shogun (voice)
Xiao men shen 2016 Rogman (English version, voice)
Hotel Transylvania 2 2015 Vlad (voice)
The Comedians 2015 TV Series Mel Brooks
Dora the Explorer 2014 TV Series Mad Hatter
Mr. Peabody & Sherman 2014 Albert Einstein (voice)
The Paul Reiser Show 2011 TV Series The Angry Cat
Special Agent Oso 2011 TV Series Grandpa Mel
Glenn Martin DDS 2010 TV Series Canine
Ruby's Studio: The Feelings Show 2010 Video Sally Simon Simmons Narrator (voice)
Spaceballs: The Animated Series 2008-2009 TV Series President Skroob Yogurt
Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks 2003-2007 TV Series Wiley the Sheep
The Producers 2005 Hilda the Pigeon Tom the Cat (voice)
Robots 2005 Bigweld (voice)
Curb Your Enthusiasm 2004 TV Series Mel Brooks
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius 2003 TV Series Santa Claus
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie 2002 TV Movie Joe Snow (voice)
Sex, lögner & videovåld 2000 Video Stressed old man
Up at the Villa 2000 Train Station Man (uncredited)
The Kids from Room 402 2000 TV Series Mr. Miller
Mad About You 1996-1999 TV Series Uncle Phil
Screw Loose 1999 Jake Gordon
The Prince of Egypt 1998 voice, uncredited
Dracula: Dead and Loving It 1995 Professor Van Helsing
The Simpsons 1995 TV Series Mel Brooks
The Little Rascals 1994 Mr. Welling
The Silence of the Hams 1994 Checkout Guest (uncredited)
Frasier 1993 TV Series Tom
Robin Hood: Men in Tights 1993 Rabbi Tuckman
Mickey's Audition 1992 Short Movie Director
Life Stinks 1991 Goddard Bolt
Look Who's Talking Too 1990 Voice of Mr. Toilet Man (voice)
The Tracey Ullman Show 1990 TV Series Buzz Schlanger
Spaceballs 1987 President Skroob Yogurt
To Be or Not to Be 1983 Dr. Frederick Bronski
History of the World: Part I 1981 Moses Comicus Torquemada ...
The Muppet Movie 1979 Professor Max Krassman
High Anxiety 1977 Richard H. Thorndyke
The Electric Company 1971-1977 TV Series Blond-Haired Cartoon Man
Silent Movie 1976 Mel Funn
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother 1975 Bruner - offscreen voice over (voice, uncredited)
When Things Were Rotten 1975 TV Series Guard
The 2000 Year Old Man 1975 TV Movie 2000 Year Old Man (voice)
Young Frankenstein 1974 Werewolf Cat Hit by Dart Victor Frankenstein (voice, uncredited)
Free to Be... You & Me 1974 TV Movie Baby Boy (voice)
Blazing Saddles 1974 Governor Lepetomane / Indian Chief
The Twelve Chairs 1970 Tikon
The Producers 1967 Singer in 'Springtime for Hitler' (voice, uncredited)
The Critic 1963 Short Narrator (voice)
The New Steve Allen Show 1961 TV Series 2000 Year Old Man

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great Performances 2001 TV Series book for the musical play 'The Producers' - 1 episode
Dracula: Dead and Loving It 1995 screenplay
Get Smart 1995 TV Series characters - 7 episodes
Robin Hood: Men in Tights 1993 screenplay
Life Stinks 1991 screenplay / story
The Nutt House TV Series creator - 2 episodes, 1989 written by - 1 episode, 1989
Spaceballs 1987 written by
History of the World: Part I 1981 written by
The Nude Bomb 1980 characters
High Anxiety 1977 written by
Silent Movie 1976 screenplay
When Things Were Rotten TV Series creator - 13 episodes, 1975 written by - 1 episode, 1975
The 2000 Year Old Man 1975 TV Movie
Young Frankenstein 1974 screen story and screenplay
Blazing Saddles 1974 screenplay
Ten from Your Show of Shows 1973 writer
The Twelve Chairs 1970 screenplay
Shinbone Alley 1970 play "Shinbone Alley"
Get Smart TV Series created by - 138 episodes, 1965 - 1970 written by - 3 episodes, 1965
The Producers 1967 written by
The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris Special 1967 TV Special "Gallipacci" was based on an original sketch by / written by
The Critic 1963 Short creator
Inside Danny Baker 1963 TV Movie
The Ladies Man 1961 uncredited
The Revlon Revue 1960 TV Series 2 episodes
Play of the Week 1960 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Man in the Moon 1960 TV Movie
The United States Steel Hour 1959 TV Series 1 episode
Kraft Music Hall Presents: The Dave King Show 1959 TV Series 1 episode
At the Movies 1959 TV Movie
Accent on Love 1959 TV Movie
Sid Caesar Invites You 1958 TV Series writer - 13 episodes
Caesar's Hour TV Series 1 episode, 1956 writer - 4 episodes, 1954 - 1957
Your Show of Shows 1950-1954 TV Series writer - 139 episodes
New Faces 1954 sketches mostly by - as Melvin Brooks
The Admiral Broadway Revue 1949 TV Series writer
Get Smart 2 characters announced
Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen 2015 TV Special written by
Spaceballs: The Animated Series TV Series creator - 15 episodes, 2008 - 2009 source - 2 episodes, 2009 writer - 2 episodes, 2009
Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control 2008 Video characters - uncredited
Get Smart 2008 characters
The Producers 2005 1968 screenplay, 2001 stage play book, 2001 stage play lyrics / screenplay

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen 2015 TV Special lyrics: "High Anxiety", "Retreat", "Blazing Saddles", "Hope for the Best Expect the Worst" / music: "High Anxiety", "Retreat", "Hope for the Best Expect the Worst"
Brows Held High 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Comix Scrutinizer 2013 TV Series 1 episode
Family Guy TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2009 music - 1 episode, 2009
The 62nd Annual Tony Awards 2008 TV Special writer: "Deep Love"
The Producers 2005 lyrics: "There's Nothing Like a Show on Broadway", "Opening Night", "We Can Do It", "I Wanna Be a Producer", "Der Guten Tag Hop Clop", "When You Got It, Flaunt It", "Keep It Gay", "That Face", "Along Came Bialy", "You Never Say Good Luck on Opening Night", "Haben Sie Gehört das Deutsche Band?", "Heil Myself", "Springtime for Hitler", "You'll Find Your Happiness in Rio", "Prisoners of Love", "Betrayed", "Goodbye!", "The Hop-Clop Goes On", "'Til Him" / music: "There's Nothing Like a Show on Broadw
Home on the Range 2004 writer: "The French Mistake" - uncredited
Curb Your Enthusiasm TV Series writer - 4 episodes, 2004 performer - 2 episodes, 2004 lyrics - 1 episode, 2004 music - 1 episode, 2004
Great Performances TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2001 music - 1 episode, 2001 performer - 1 episode, 2001
The 55th Annual Tony Awards 2001 TV Special writer: "Along Came Bialy"
The Sopranos 2001 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1995-1996 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Robin Hood: Men in Tights 1993 lyrics: "Men In Tights", "Marian", "Sherwood Forest Rap" / music: "Men In Tights"
Spaceballs 1987 writer: "Spaceballs"
Comic Relief 1986/I TV Special writer: "I'm Tired"
An Audience with Mel Brooks 1983 TV Special lyrics: "To Be Or Not To Be The Hitler Rap" / performer: "To Be Or Not To Be The Hitler Rap"
To Be or Not to Be 1983 lyrics: "Ladies", "A Little Peace" / music: "Ladies", "A Little Peace" / performer: "Ladies", "A Little Peace", "Sweet Georgia Brown"
Elas por Elas 1982 TV Series performer: "It's Good To Be The King"
History of the World: Part I 1981 lyrics: "The Inquisition", "Jews In Space" / music: "The Inquisition", "Jews In Space" / performer: "The Inquisition"
High Anxiety 1977 lyrics: "High Anxiety" 1977 / music: "High Anxiety" 1977 / performer: "High Anxiety" 1977 / writer: "If You Love Me Baby, Tell Me Loud" 1977 - uncredited
The 47th Annual Academy Awards 1975 TV Special writer: "Blazing Saddles"
Blazing Saddles 1974 lyrics: "I'm Tired", "The French Mistake", "The Ballad of Rock Ridge", "Blazing Saddles" / music: "I'm Tired", "The French Mistake", "The Ballad of Rock Ridge" / performer: "Hail to the Chief" - uncredited / writer: "Springtime for Hitler" - uncredited
The Twelve Chairs 1970 lyrics: "Hope for the Best, Expect the Worst" / music: "Hope for the Best, Expect the Worst" / performer: "Hope for the Best, Expect the Worst"
The Producers 1967 lyrics: "WE'RE PRISONERS OF LOVE", "SPRINGTIME FOR HITLER" / music: "WE'RE PRISONERS OF LOVE", "SPRINGTIME FOR HITLER"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blazing Samurai 2018 executive producer filming
Sam 2015/I executive producer
Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen 2015 TV Special executive producer
Mel Brooks Strikes Back! 2012 TV Movie executive producer
Spaceballs: The Animated Series 2008-2009 TV Series executive producer - 15 episodes
The Producers 2005 producer
Dracula: Dead and Loving It 1995 producer
Robin Hood: Men in Tights 1993 producer
The Vagrant 1992 executive producer
Life Stinks 1991 producer
The Nutt House 1989 TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
Spaceballs 1987 producer
84 Charing Cross Road 1987 executive producer
Solarbabies 1986 executive producer
The Doctor and the Devils 1985 executive producer
To Be or Not to Be 1983 producer
Frances 1982 executive producer - uncredited
My Favorite Year 1982 executive producer - uncredited
History of the World: Part I 1981 producer
The Elephant Man 1980 executive producer - uncredited
High Anxiety 1977 producer
When Things Were Rotten 1975 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spaceballs: The Animated Series TV Series composer - 13 episodes, 2008 title song and lyrics by - 1 episode, 2009

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dracula: Dead and Loving It 1995
Robin Hood: Men in Tights 1993
Life Stinks 1991
Spaceballs 1987
An Audience with Mel Brooks 1983 TV Special
History of the World: Part I 1981
High Anxiety 1977
Silent Movie 1976
Young Frankenstein 1974
Blazing Saddles 1974
The Twelve Chairs 1970
The Producers 1967

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Get Smart 2008 consultant
The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg 1998 Documentary funding generously provided by

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great Performances 2001 TV Series 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers 2009 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Yiddish Theater: A Love Story 2006 Documentary special thanks
Cattle Call 2006 very special thanks
The Producers 2005 acknowledgment: producer of the Broadway play
Fear of the Flesh: The Making of 'The Fly' 2005 Video documentary special thanks
Spaceballs: The Documentary 2005 Video documentary short special thanks
John Candy: Comic Spirit 2005 Video documentary short special thanks
The Terrible Elephant Man Revealed 2001 Video documentary short special thanks
Great Performances 2001 TV Series acknowledgment - 1 episode
Back in the Saddle 2001 Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ciné regards 1978 TV Series documentary Himself
The 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1977 TV Special Himself
Apropos Film 1975-1976 TV Series documentary Himself
Les rendez-vous du dimanche 1976 TV Series Himself
Dinah! 1975 TV Series Himself
Don Adams' Screen Test 1975 TV Series
Annie and the Hoods 1974 TV Special Himself
Jeopardy! 1972 TV Series Himself
The Dick Cavett Show 1970-1972 TV Series Himself / Singer in 'Springtime for Hitler' voice
The David Frost Show 1970 TV Series Himself
What's My Line? 1970 TV Series Himself - Mystery Guest
Annie, the Women in the Life of a Man 1970 TV Special
The 41st Annual Academy Awards 1969 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay
Laugh-In 1969 TV Series Himself
The Steve Allen Show 1968 TV Series Himself
The Woody Woodbury Show 1968 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Palace 1964-1967 TV Series Himself - Comedian / Himself
The Andy Williams Show 1966 TV Series Himself - The 2,000 Year Old Man
The Face Is Familiar 1966 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Celebrity Game 1965 TV Series Himself - Panelist / Himself
Danny Thomas Special: Friends 1965 TV Special Himself
The 37th Annual Academy Awards 1965 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
The David Susskind Show 1964 TV Series Himself
The All-Star Comedy Hour 1962 TV Movie Himself - Comedian
The Ed Sullivan Show 1961 TV Series Himself
The Automat 2018 Documentary post-production Himself
Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies 2017 Documentary post-production Himeself
Untitled Bill Hayes Documentary Documentary post-production
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series Himself
Conversations with Alan Ladd, Jr.: It's Always About the Story 2016 Documentary Himself
The Last Laugh 2016/I Documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015 TV Series Himself
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Comedy Series
2015 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2015 TV Movie Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Main Title Design / Outstanding Main Title Theme Music / Nominated: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series / ...
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steve Martin 2015 TV Special Himself
Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story 2015 Documentary Himself
Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen 2015 TV Special Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2012-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot 2014 TV Series Himself
Special Look 2014 TV Series Himself
Conan 2012-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Tavis Smiley 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jane Fonda 2014 TV Movie Himself
Blaze of Glory: Mel Brooks' Wild, Wild West 2014 Video documentary short Himself
Jeopardy! 2014 TV Series Himself - Video Clue Presenter
Paul Mazursky's: It's All Crap 2013 Short Himself
The Queen Latifah Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic 2013 Documentary Himself
Mel and His Movies 2013 Video short Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks 2013 TV Movie Himself - Honoree
American Masters 2007-2013 TV Series documentary Himself
The Talk 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Mel Brooks Strikes Back! 2012 TV Movie Himself
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee 2012 TV Series Himself
Inside Comedy 2012 TV Series Himself
Excavating the 2000 Year Old Man 2012 Documentary short Himself
Imagine 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Abschied von den Fröschen 2011 Documentary Himself
Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again 2011 TV Movie Himself
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber 2010 TV Series
The 8th Annual TV Land Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2009 TV Special Himself
Silent Laughter: The Reel Inspirations of Silent Movie 2009 Video documentary short Himself
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
Hitchcock and Mel: Spoofing the Master of Suspense 2009 Video documentary short
Making History: Mel Brooks on Creating the World 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Robin Hood: Men in Tights - Funny Men in Tights: Three Generations of Comedy 2009 Documentary short
To Be or Not to Be: Brooks and Bancroft - A Perfect Pair 2009 Video documentary short
Young Frankenstein: It's Alive! Creating a Monster Classic 2008 Video documentary short
Broadway Beat 2007 TV Series Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Corazón de... 2006 TV Series Himself
The Dick Cavett Show with Mel Brooks 2006 TV Movie Himself
Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank? 2006 TV Movie Himself
60 Minutes 2001-2006 TV Series documentary Himself - Creator, The Producers (segment "Mel Brooks on Broadway") / Himself - Producer (segment "Mel Brooks on Broadway")
Go' aften Danmark 2006 TV Series Himself
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself - Nominee: Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
10 Most Excellent Things: The Producers 2005 TV Movie Himself
Film '72 2005 TV Series Himself
The Young Turks 2005 TV Series Himself (2006)
Dateline NBC 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Spaceballs: The Documentary 2005 Video documentary short Himself
John Candy: Comic Spirit 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Assembling 'Robots': The Magic, the Music, & the Comedy 2005 TV Short documentary Himself
HBO First Look 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The Making of 'Robots' 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Parkinson 2004 TV Series Himself
Channel 4 News 2004 TV Series Himself
Broadway: The American Musical 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Enough Rope with Andrew Denton 2004 TV Series Himself
The 46th Annual TV Week Logie Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Special guest
Sid Caesar Collection: Buried Treasures - Shining Stars 2003 Video Himself
Sid Caesar Collection: Buried Treasures - The Impact of Sid Caesar 2003 Video Himself
Sid Caesar Collection: Buried Treasures - The Legend of Sid Caesar 2003 Video Himself
Rove Live 2003 TV Series Himself
The Directors 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Primetime Glick 2003 TV Series Himself
100 Years of Hope and Humor 2003 TV Special Himself
The Making of 'The Producers' 2002 Video documentary Himself
Hail Sid Caesar! The Golden Age of Comedy 2001 Documentary Himself
The Mark Twain Prize: Celebrating the Humor of Carl Reiner 2001 TV Movie Himself
The Sid Caesar Collection: The Fan Favorites - The Dream Team of Comedy 2001 Video documentary Himself
The Terrible Elephant Man Revealed 2001 Video documentary short Himself - Executive Producer
Bravo Profiles 2001 TV Series documentary
The Sid Caesar Collection: The Fan Favorites - Love & Laughter 2001 Video documentary Himself
The Sid Caesar Collection: The Fan Favorites - The Professor and Other Clowns 2001 Video documentary Himself
Great Performances 2001 TV Series Himself
Inside TV Land: Get Smart 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 55th Annual Tony Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Musical, Best Book & Best Score
Working in the Theatre 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Back in the Saddle 2001 Video documentary short Himself - Writer / Director
The Sid Caesar Collection: Creating the Comedy 2000 Video documentary Himself
The Sid Caesar Collection: Inside the Writer's Room 2000 Video documentary Himself
The Sid Caesar Collection: The Magic of Live TV 2000 Video documentary Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies 2000 TV Special documentary Himself
The Martin Short Show 2000 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2000 TV Series Himself
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series and Presenter: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business 1998 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Larry King Live 1993-1998 TV Series Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies 1998 TV Special documentary Himself
Biography 1994-1998 TV Series documentary Himself
M*A*S*H, Tootsie & God: A Tribute to Larry Gelbart 1998 TV Special documentary Himself
The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series and Co-Presenter: Outstanding Comedy Series
The Annual Museum of Television and Radio Gala 1997 TV Movie Himself
Showbiz Today 1991-1997 TV Series Himself / The 2000 year old man
Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
Charlie Rose 1997 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-1997 TV Series Himself
I Am Your Child 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 11th Annual American Comedy Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Winner: Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV Series
Caesar's Writers 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
Corazón, corazón 1996 TV Series Himself
Cinema 3 1987-1996 TV Series Himself
Tal como somos 1996 TV Series Himself
American Dreamers 1996 TV Movie Himself
RTL Samstag Nacht 1996 TV Series Himself
Arena 1977-1995 TV Series documentary Himself
It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hal Roach: Hollywood's King of Laughter 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
Intimate Portrait 1993 TV Series documentary Himself
Entertainment UK 1993 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Clive Anderson Talks Back 1993 TV Series Himself
Gottschalk Late Night 1993 TV Series Himself
John & Leeza from Hollywood 1993 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1962-1992 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Actor / ...
Saturday Night Clive 1989-1991 TV Series Himself
La palmera 1991 TV Series Himself - Guest
Naked Hollywood 1991 TV Mini-Series Himself
The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
Bains de minuit 1988 TV Series Himself
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross 1987 TV Series Himself
Everyman 1986 TV Series documentary Himself
The 58th Annual Academy Awards 1986 TV Special Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Aspel & Company 1985 TV Series Himself
Sunset People 1984 Documentary Himself
Bitte umblättern 1978-1984 TV Series documentary Himself
Wogan 1984 TV Series Himself
An Audience with Mel Brooks 1983 TV Special Himself
Dom DeLuise and Friends 1983 TV Series Himself
Cinéma cinémas 1982 TV Series documentary Himself
The Muppets Go Hollywood 1979 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock 1979 TV Movie documentary Himself
Mickey's 50 1978 Documentary Himself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1978 TV Series Himself
Lørdagshjørnet 1978 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1968-1978 TV Series Himself / Himself - Panelist
The Mike Douglas Show 1967-1978 TV Series Himself / Himself - Producer / Director
Today 1976-1978 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Focus: Anne Bancroft 2015 TV Movie documentary
Wogan: The Best Of 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Pioneers of Television 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Richard H. Thorndyke - Motion Picture High Anxiety
60 Minutes 2001-2012 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself (segment "The Entertainers") / Himself - Actor / ...
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2011 TV Series Dr. Abraham Van Helsing
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1980s, 1990s and 2000s 2009 Video documentary Himself
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1970's 2009 Video documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2009 TV Series Himself
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Mike Douglas: Moments & Memories 2008 Video Himself
Hitler: The Comedy Years 2007 TV Movie documentary Singer in 'Springtime for Hitler' (uncredited)
The Making of 'The Larry Sanders Show' 2007 Video documentary Himself
World of Robin Hood 2006 TV Movie documentary Rabbi Tuckman (uncredited)
Cavett Remembers the Comic Legends 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Himself
Cuando España se desnudó 2005 TV Movie documentary
The Comedians' Comedian 2005 TV Movie documentary
The Award Show Awards Show 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
Mad About You 1996 TV Series Uncle Phil
50 Years of Funny Females 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992 TV Series Himself
Harry Måneskin 1990 TV Series Himself
The Great Standups 1984 TV Movie documentary Himself
Arena 1984 TV Series documentary Himself
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982 TV Movie documentary Actor - 'High Anxiety' (uncredited)
Johnny Carson's 18th Anniversary Special 1980 TV Movie Himself
Clapper Board 1976 TV Series

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Life Achievement Award American Film Institute, USA
2010 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 23 April 2010. At 6712 Hollywood Blvd.
2009 Honorary Award Ernst Lubitsch Award For his musical "The Producers".
2006 OFTA Film Hall of Fame Online Film & Television Association Creative
2003 Laurel Award for Screen Writing Achievement Writers Guild of America, USA
2002 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Long Form Music Video Great Performances (1971) · Susan Froemke (video director/video producer)
· Peter Gelb (video producer)
2000 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV Series Mad About You (1992)
1999 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Mad About You (1992)
1999 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Spoken Comedy Album · Carl Reiner
1998 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Mad About You (1992)
1997 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Mad About You (1992)
1997 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV Series Mad About You (1992)
1987 Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy American Comedy Awards, USA
1987 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Picture Spaceballs (1987)
1976 Golden Scroll Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Young Frankenstein (1974)
1976 Nebula Award Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Best Dramatic Writing Young Frankenstein (1974) · Gene Wilder
1975 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Young Frankenstein (1974) · Gene Wilder (screen story/screenplay)
· Mary Shelley (based on the characters in the novel by)
1975 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen Blazing Saddles (1974) · Norman Steinberg
· Andrew Bergman
· Richard Pryor
· Alan Uger
1969 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen The Producers (1967)
1969 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Written American Original Screenplay The Producers (1967)
1967 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing Achievement in Variety The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris Special (1967) · Sam Denoff (writer)
· Bill Persky (writer)
· Carl Reiner (writer)
· Mel Tolkin (writer)
1963 CINE Golden Eagle CINE Competition Animation The Critic (1963) · Ernest Pintoff (producer/director)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Male Vocal Performance in a Feature Film in a Supporting Role Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
2015 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series The Comedians (2015)
2015 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen (2015)
2015 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety Special Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen (2015) · Kevin Salter (producer)
· Steve Haberman (producer)
· Rudy De Luca (producer)
2013 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety Special Mel Brooks Strikes Back! (2012) · Steve Haberman (produced by)
· Rudy De Luca (produced by)
2012 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety Special Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again (2011) · Andrea Grossman (executive producer)
· Steve Haberman (producer)
· Rudy De Luca (producer)
· Dick Cavett (performer)
2008 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Life Achievement (Other)
2007 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media The Producers (2005)
2006 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture The Producers (2005)
2006 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Original Song The Producers (2005)
2005 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks (2003)
2004 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Guest Actor Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000)
1999 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Mad About You (1992)
1997 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Mad About You (1992)
1984 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero) To Be or Not to Be (1983)
1981 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Song or Song Performance in a Film or End Credits History of the World: Part I (1981)
1978 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical High Anxiety (1977)
1977 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Silent Movie (1976)
1977 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen Silent Movie (1976) · Ron Clark
· Rudy De Luca
· Barry Levinson
1975 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Screenplay Adapted From Other Material Young Frankenstein (1974) · Gene Wilder
1975 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Blazing Saddles (1974) · John Morris (music)
1975 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Screenplay Blazing Saddles (1974) · Norman Steinberg
· Andrew Bergman
· Richard Pryor
· Alan Uger
1975 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Comedy Adapted from Another Medium Young Frankenstein (1974) · Gene Wilder
1971 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Comedy Adapted from Another Medium The Twelve Chairs (1970)
1969 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Screenplay The Producers (1967)
1969 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Written American Comedy The Producers (1967)
1966 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy Get Smart (1965) · Buck Henry (writer)
1958 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Best Comedy Writing Caesar's Hour (1954) · Mel Tolkin
· Larry Gelbart
· Neil Simon
· Sheldon Keller
· Michael Stewart
· Gary Belkin
1957 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Best Comedy Writing - Variety or Situation Comedy Caesar's Hour (1954) · Mel Tolkin
· Gary Belkin
· Sheldon Keller
· Neil Simon
· Larry Gelbart
· Michael Stewart
1956 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Best Comedy Writing Caesar's Hour (1954) · Mel Tolkin
· Selma Diamond
· Larry Gelbart
· Sheldon Keller


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#Fact
1 Is a huge fan of the original Star Trek (1966) series.
2 His musical, "The Producers" at the Mercury Theater in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2016 Joseph Jefferson (Equity) Award for Midsize Musical Production.
3 Counts Strangers on a Train (1951) as his favorite Alfred Hitchcock film.
4 He learned how to play drums from legendary Jazz drummer Buddy Rich and began making money with them at age fourteen.
5 Has claimed that he includes so many jokes about Hitler and the Nazis in his movies because he wants to make them both seem so ridiculous that their beliefs never became popular again.
6 His musical, "The Producers" at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2008 Joseph Jefferson Equity Award for Large Musical Production.
7 In 1962, the year that his divorce from his first wife was finalized, Brooks wrote an original screenplay entitled "Marriage is a Dirty Rotten Fraud". It was never filmed.
8 He has two roles in common with both Peter Cushing and Dennis Price: (1) Cushing played Victor Frankenstein in The Curse of Frankenstein (1957). The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958), The Evil of Frankenstein (1964), Frankenstein Created Woman (1967), Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969), One More Time (1970) and Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974), Price played him in Drácula contra Frankenstein (1972) and La maldición de Frankenstein (1973) and Brooks played him in Young Frankenstein (1974) and (2) Cushing played Professor Van Helsing in Horror of Dracula (1958), The Brides of Dracula (1960), Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972), The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973) and The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974), Price played him in Son of Dracula (1974) and Brooks played him in Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995).
9 His musical, "Young Frankenstein" at the Drury Lane Productions in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2014 Joseph Jefferson Equity Award for Large Musical Production.
10 Best friends with Carl Reiner. Both of them widowers, they hang out and watch movies together every night.
11 Produced the stage musical adaptation of his movie Young Frankenstein (1974). The musical opened on Halloween night, October 31, 2007, at the St. James Theatre on Broadway after a summer try-out at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle. [April 2007]
12 Opening the Australian production of "The Producers" in Melbourne. [April 2004]
13 The stage musical adaptation of Brooks' hit 1974 film, Young Frankenstein (1974), opens to rave reviews in Seattle. [August 2007]
14 Currently working on turning his 1974 comedy film hit, Young Frankenstein (1974), into his next Broadway musical, with a possible opening in 2005. [August 2004]
15 Grew up at 365 South Third Street in Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York City.
16 Was presented, by Martin Scorsese, the 41st Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, California on June 6, 2013.
17 Often ate dinner at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Santa Monica, California, with his wife Anne Bancroft.
18 Worked as a stand-up comedy "tummeler" in Catskill Mountains resorts before joining Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows (1950) immortal writing staff in the 1950s, which featured Neil Simon. It's also where he met performer Carl Reiner. This legendary Caesar show was the basis for the comedy classic, My Favorite Year (1982).
19 His father died when Mel was age two and his impoverished childhood has been called 'Dickensian'.
20 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on April 23, 2010.
21 Has directed three of the American Film Institute's 100 Funniest Movies: Blazing Saddles (1974) at #6, The Producers (1967) at #11 and Young Frankenstein (1974) at #13.
22 Is one of the five winners of the 2009 Kennedy Center Honors. Other 2009 winners were Bruce Springsteen, Robert De Niro, Dave Brubeck and Grace Bumbry.
23 Was considered for the role of Dr. Sam Loomis in the horror film Halloween (1978), which went to Donald Pleasence.
24 In an NPR interview, he mentioned that he attended Virginia Military Institute and thus, in reference to the 1938 film's setting, was a "Brother Rat".
25 He attended film director Alfred Hitchcock's funeral.
26 Godfather of Alan Yentob's children.
27 Worked with son Nicky Brooks at Brooksfilm. Nicky was a story editor on The Fly (1986), The Fly II (1989) and Spaceballs (1987).
28 Has directed two performers to Oscar nominations: Gene Wilder (for The Producers (1967)) and Madeline Kahn (for Blazing Saddles (1974)).
29 He, Anne Bancroft and their son Max Brooks have all won Emmy Awards.
30 Would much rather write than direct.
31 His running "walk this way" gag is also the inspiration for the song "Walk This Way" by Aerosmith. The gag was copied from William Powell's ad-lib in After the Thin Man (1936).
32 His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants. He is an avid fan of Russian literature, occasionally making references to works and writers in his films.
33 Though Blazing Saddles (1974) and Young Frankenstein (1974) are often cited as his best and most popular films as a director, his biggest video sales are Spaceballs (1987) and Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993).
34 Has cited his favorite films as Bicycle Thieves (1948) and La Grande Illusion (1937).
35 In the original film version of The Producers (1967), Brooks' voice can be heard singing the line "Don't be stupid/Be a schmarty/Come and join the Nazi Party" during the "Springtime for Hitler" number. For the Broadway musical version, he repeats this task, with the live actor lip-synching to a recording of Brooks.
36 Has one grandson: Henry Michael Brooks (Max's son) (born April 2005).
37 In 2001, he won three Tony Awards for "The Producers": as a co-producer of the Best Musical winner; as Best Book (Musical), with collaborator Thomas Meehan; and as Best Original Musical Score, both lyrics and music.
38 Is close friends with Italian television star Ezio Greggio, whose movies he inspired. Brooks is often a guest on Greggio's shows, and offered Greggio a small role in his movie Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995), due to this friendship.
39 Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985." Pages 162-167. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
40 Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy", by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 63-66. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
41 His favorite song is "Yankee Doodle Dandy" by George M. Cohan.
42 The 1944 edition of the Eastern District High School (Brooklyn, N.Y.) yearbook featured the future Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky) stating that his goal was to become President of the United States; forty-three years later, in 1987, his ambition was to be fulfilled, if only in fiction and in part -- in the movie Spaceballs (1987), he portrayed Spaceball leader "President Skroob".
43 Has performed a rap song for the soundtrack of History of the World: Part I (1981) called "It's Good to Be the King". It was a surprisingly successful hip-hop/dance hit in 1981. He followed it up with "Hitler Rap" for To Be or Not to Be (1983). The song was not as successful. But the lyric "Don't be stupid, be a smarty/Come and join the Nazi Party" was originally used in the original movie version of The Producers (1967), then later reused in Brooks' Broadway version of "The Producers".
44 In 1966, he was about to co-star in a movie called "Easy Come, Easy Go" with Jan Berry and Dean Torrence in the leading roles. What would have been his on-screen debut, was canceled due to a car wreck during shooting, in which Berry suffered a severe brain damage and paralysis. On the casting list was also British comedy star Terry-Thomas.
45 Children from his first marriage: Stefanie Brooks (born 1956), Nicky Brooks (born 1957) and Eddie Brooks (born 1959). Has one son with Anne Bancroft: Max Brooks (born 1972).
46 He and Bancroft married at New York's Municipal Building, where a passer-by served as their witness.
47 He and Anne Bancroft met on the set of a TV talk show, and Mel later paid a woman who worked on the show to tell him which restaurant Bancroft was going to eat at that night so he could "accidentally" bump into her again and strike up a conversation.
48 At the opening of the Broadway version of "The Producers", he was asked by a reporter if he was nervous about the play's reception, since it cost $40 million to produce. Brooks joked, "If it flops, I'll take the other sixty million and fly to Rio." He did not have to worry, since the play was both a critical and financial success.
49 Named one of People Magazine's "25 Most Intriguing People of 2001".
50 Called his late wife Anne Bancroft his Obi-Wan Kenobi since she encouraged him to turn his movie The Producers (1967) into a Broadway musical.
51 Named one of E!'s "Top 20 entertainers of 2001".
52 Son Eddie Brooks manages a band called "Early Edison".
53 One of the few people to win an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony. He won an Oscar for the screenplay of The Producers (1967); three Emmys in a row (1997-1999) for his guest appearance as Uncle Phil in Mad About You (1992); three Tonys for "The Producers" - Best Musical, Original Music Score and Book (musical); and three Grammys - Best Spoken Comedy Album for "The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000" (1998, with Carl Reiner) and two for "The Producers" (2001): Best Musical Show Album (as composer/lyricist) and Best Long Form Music Video (as artist).
54 He produced and wrote the music, lyrics, and book for the Broadway musical "The Producers" (2001), the musical version of his earlier movie The Producers (1967). The Broadway hit musical then lead to the musical movie The Producers (2005).
55 His film The Producers (1967) was the inspiration for the title of the album "Achtung Baby" (1991) by the rock band U2.
56 His stage name is an adaptation of his mother's maiden name, Brookman.
57 Served as a corporal with the United States Army in North Africa during World War II, where one of his duties was defusing land mines before the infantry moved in.

#Quote
1 The musical blows the dust off your soul.
2 I've always been a huge admirer of my own work. I'm one of the funniest and most entertaining writers I know.
3 I'm not such a comedy giant. I'm five-six. There are guys not as funny, but they're bigger. And I think that counts.
4 I had the best childhood. I loved life. I thought life was the most wonderful thing ever created.
5 I thank my lucky stars that I was born and that my brother Irving was so kind and good to me. He gave me... a tricycle, trying to make up for the loss of - I didn't realize it, but trying to make up for the loss of our father.
6 [on Richard Pryor in Blazing Saddles (1974)] I knew how bright he was. I hired him because I was going to do a lot of black jokes. I said, "I'm not going to take the heat for these. I want somebody there to give me the okay, see if I cross the line, what's in good taste, what's in bad taste." Strangely enough, Pryor wrote very little of the black stuff. I wound up doing that.
7 [on the famous campfire scene in Blazing Saddles (1974)] I only break wind on the prairie.
8 Immortality is a by-product of good work. Masterpieces are not for artists, they're for critics. Critics can't even make music by rubbing their back legs together. My message to the world is "Let's swing, sing, shout, make noise! Let's not mimic death before our time comes! Let's be wet and noisy!".
9 I love spaghetti and sex, sometimes together. My dream of heaven is walking naked through fields of pasta fazool.
10 I said to Slim Pickens you've made a hundred movies. Do you have any advice? He said, "Mel, whenever you get the chance. Sit down." Sit down? I felt like I was asking Orson Welles how you make Citizen Kane (1941) he says sit down? But Slim was right because it can get very tiring.
11 [on David Lynch] He's like James Stewart from hell.
12 Dom DeLuise was a big man in every way. He was big in size and created big laughter and joy. He will be missed in a very big way.
13 [on Buster Keaton] I don't think he was a genius. Einstein was a genius; Buster Keaton was astonishing. I've never seen any human being able to perform as brilliantly and gracefully with such unusually gifted timing. There was only one Keaton. His eyes shone with a certain intensity, fire and love. His face had little expression, but his eyes were always dynamically alive. His eyes spoke more than any script could speak.
14 [on the CIA] They don't know right from wrong. That's what makes a satire of these government bureaus [Get Smart (2008)] really funny.
15 [on Anne Bancroft] I'm married to a beautiful and talented woman who can lift your spirits just by looking at you.
16 [on Woody Allen] Woody Allen is a genius. His films are wonderful.
17 You're young forever when you write. Alfred Hitchcock directed until the day he died. As long as you don't have any dementia or Alzheimer's, if you have your All-Bran every day and clear yourself out, I think your brains are gonna be all right.
18 As long as the world is turning and spinning, we're gonna be dizzy and we're gonna make mistakes.
19 [on the late Cleavon Little] My rule was not to eat with actors, but I enjoyed him so much that I begged him to eat with me.
20 Humor is just another defense against the universe.
21 Look at Jewish history. Unrelieved lamenting would be intolerable. So for every ten Jews beating their breasts, God designated one to be crazy and amuse the breast-beaters. By the time I was five, I knew I was that one.
22 [on the late Zero Mostel] He could be wicked and cruel, and he could be almost sweet, loving, kind, generous. The great thing about Zero was that he was uniquely gifted. He was really, truly talented, more talented than any actor except for Sid Caesar that I have ever worked with.
23 I'm the only Jew who ever made a buck offa 'Hitler'!
24 Oh, I'm not a true genius. I'm a near genius. I would say I'm a short genius. I'd rather be tall and normal than a short genius.
25 Critics can't even make music by rubbing their back legs together.
26 My movies rise below vulgarity.
27 I cut my finger. That's tragedy. A man walks into an open sewer and dies. That's comedy.
28 Why should I indulge myself and do a David Lean-ish kind of film? I could do my little Jewish Brief Encounter (1945) and disguise it - shorten the noses. But it wouldn't be as much fun as delivering my dish of insanity.

#Trademark
1 Over the top acting style
2 Energetic raspy voice with Brooklyn accent
3 References to Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis"
4 Despite being known for directing comedies, many of the films he acts as a producer on are heavy, serious dramas
5 His films often make numerous references to previous films whether a poster or cassette or an actual line spoken
6 His main characters often stop and sarcastically direct a line to the camera/audience.
7 Visual or verbal gags where the characters break the fourth wall and reference the fact that they're in a movie.
8 Frequently makes fun of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany
9 All of his movies feature a wacky song-and-dance number
10 Frequently has a bust of his head on the poster of video/DVD cover of his movies.
11 ["Walk this way" gag] One character says "Walk this way!" (as in "Follow me!"), and another character(s) copies the way he/she is walking (History of the World: Part I (1981), Young Frankenstein (1974) and Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)).
12 His films often contain references to the film's sequel, which never come to pass. Good examples of this are History of the World: Part I (1981), Spaceballs (1987) and Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993).
13 [Parody] Nearly all of Brooks' films parody a genre or a single film
14 The lead character in his films is always a male
15 Always features a scene where one character is explaining a plan to another, and the latter character repeats everything the former says, including something outrageous. After realizing this, the latter exclaims "what?"
16 The main villain wears a moustache or a beard
17 Always features one scene in his movies in which the main character is seated and staring blankly, wondering what went wrong, while friends console him.
18 His films usually contain many Jewish references and jokes
19 Frequently uses the line: "We have much to do and less time to do it in."
20 Almost always uses music by John Morris
21 Has frequently cast himself, Gene Wilder (1933-2016), Harvey Korman (1927-2008), Rudy De Luca, Madeline Kahn (1942-1999), Cloris Leachman, Dom DeLuise (1933-2009), Ron Carey (1935-2007), Marty Feldman (1933-1982), and Kenneth Mars (1935-2011).

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