| Ron Moody, Kenneth Mars, Votes: | Gross: I can't go on!" " On one of these occasions, Reiner's suggestion concerned a 2000 year-old-man who had witnessed the crucifixion of Jesus Christ (who "came in the store but never bought anything"), had been married several hundred times, and had "over forty-two thousand children, and not one comes to visit me." Stars: Caesar's Hour ran from 1954 until 1957. Brooks' 1983 version was directed by Alan Johnson and starred Brooks, Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning, Tim Matheson, Jose Ferrer, and Christopher Lloyd. before jumping, fully clothed into the pool. Mel Brooks, 15,830 | | Stars: Like Brooks' other films, it is filled with one-liners and even the occasional breaking of the fourth wall. He received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2009, a Hollywood Walk of Fame star 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. Young Frankenstein (1974) WORST MOVIE. | Mel Brooks Tell us what you think about this feature. The show starred Ray Bolger as a southern science professor at a large university who uses the principles of engineering on the college's football team and the team begins to win games. Mel Brooks, He said Blazing Saddles, his Western spoof about a black sheriff in a racist town, could never be made today. His father's family were German Jews from Danzig (present-day Gdańsk, Poland); his mother's family were Jews from Kiev, in the Pale of Settlement of the Russian Empire (present-day Ukraine). The Producers was so brazen in its satire that major studios would not touch it, nor would many exhibitors. 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During Brooks' time as a drummer he was given his first opportunity as a comedian at the age of 16 following an ill MC. A spoof of Robin Hood in general, and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) in particular. Amy Yasbeck, Votes:  He grew up in tenement housing. , Brooks served as a corporal in the 1104th Engineer Combat Battalion, 78th Infantry Division, defusing land mines as the allies advanced into Nazi Germany. STZC (624), Mon, Oct 19 Gregory Hines, Mel Brooks | Leslie Nielsen, But I think I'm Jewish not because of the Jewish religion at all. He and Reiner began performing the "2000 Year Old Man" act on The Steve Allen Show. It earned $86 million worldwide and received two Academy Award nominations: Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay and Academy Award for Best Sound. The series ran from 1965 until 1970, although Brooks had little involvement after the first season. 1. Growing up in Williamsburg, I learned to clothe it in comedy to spare myself problems—like a punch in the face. Roger Rees, Manpower shortages led the Army to disband the training program so Brooks returned to basic training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in May 1944.  Together with Carl Reiner, he created the comic character The 2000 Year Old Man.  Brooks' father died of kidney disease at 34 when Brooks was 2 years old. on Director: 38,454 | Brooks is one of the few people who have received an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony, and a Grammy. And I'm sure a lot of my comedy is based on anger and hostility. For several years, Brooks had been toying with a bizarre and unconventional idea about a musical comedy of Adolf Hitler. Mel Brooks | The film starred Bill Pullman, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, Joan Rivers, Dom DeLuise, and Brooks. | $35.74M, GP ", In 1960, Brooks moved from New York to Hollywood. $0.11M, R In 1975, at the height of his movie career, Brooks tried TV again with When Things Were Rotten, a Robin Hood parody that lasted only 13 episodes. After the show, he told his uncle that he was not going to work in the garment district like everyone else but was absolutely going into show business.  In a 2005 poll by Channel 4 to find The Comedian's Comedian, he was voted No. ", "I'm rather secular. | Stars:  He also studied psychology at Brooklyn College for one year.. In early April 2006, Brooks began composing the score to a Broadway musical adaptation of Young Frankenstein, which he says is "perhaps the best movie [he] ever made."  Your Show of Shows ended in 1954 when performer Imogene Coca left to host her own show. $1.81M, PG-13 In 1920s Soviet Russia, a fallen aristocrat, a priest and a con artist search for a treasure of jewels hidden inside one of twelve dining chairs, lost during the revolution. ", "They can be anything and anywhere … if there’s a tribal thing, like, the ‘please God, protect us’ feeling … we don’t know where and how it’s gonna come out. PG It starred Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman, Ron Carey, Howard Morris, and Dick Van Patten. He also began acting in summer stock in Red Bank, New Jersey, and did some radio work. | Gross: | Gross: His concrete handprints include a six-fingered left hand as he wore a prosthetic finger when making his prints. Comedy. The story concerns a washed-up director Mel Funn (Mel Brooks obviously) and his two goons (Dom DeLuise and Marty Feldman) and their journey of making a silent movie. The short film won the Academy Award for Animated Short Film. Brooks finally found an independent distributor who released it as an art film, a specialized attraction. | I decided to be the first. When Gene Wilder replaced Gig Young as the Waco Kid, he did so only if Brooks agreed that his next film would be an idea that Wilder had been working on; a spoof of the Universal series of Frankenstein films from several decades earlier. Comedy, Western. Later that year, Brooks was named number 5 on a list of the Top Ten Box Office Stars. Knowing that anyone seeing a poster reading "Mel Brooks presents The Elephant Man" would expect a comedy, he set up the company Brooksfilms. He served in WWII, and afterwards got a job playing the drums at nightclubs in the Catskills. He voiced Bigweld, the master inventor, in the animated film Robots (2005), and in the later animated film Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) he had a cameo appearance as Albert Einstein. | A star pilot and his sidekick must come to the rescue of a Princess and save the galaxy from a ruthless race of beings known as Spaceballs. PG | 94 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller Marty Feldman, Mel Brooks, Cloris Leachman, He won his first of four Emmy awards in 1967 for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Variety for a Sid Caesar special and went on to win three consecutive Emmys in 1997, 1998, and 1999 for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role of Uncle Phil on Mad About You. No creative team or plan has been announced.. Comedy. Lesley Ann Warren, I'm basically Jewish. Mel Brooks, Mel Brooks brings his one-of-a-kind comic touch to the history of mankind covering events from the Old Testament to the French Revolution in a series of episodic comedy vignettes.  Likewise, the film My Favorite Year (1982) is loosely based on Brooks' experiences as a writer on the show including an encounter with the actor Errol Flynn. Comedy, Music. Gene Wilder, 4:24 AM PDT , Brooks' parody of the films of Alfred Hitchcock in High Anxiety (1977) was written by Brooks, Ron Clark, Rudy De Luca, and Barry Levinson. It earned mixed reviews from the critics. Cary Elwes, 45,325 Brooks produced and starred in (but did not write or direct) a remake of Ernst Lubitsch's 1942 film To Be or Not to Be. Adventure, Comedy, Musical. So it's really the story of that heart being mended.". The film garnered international publicity by featuring a controversial song on its soundtrack—"To Be or Not to Be (The Hitler Rap)"—satirizing German society in the 1940s with Brooks playing Hitler. Director: , When Brooks was 14 he gained employment as a pool tummler. In the 2000s, Brooks worked on an animated series sequel to Spaceballs called Spaceballs: The Animated Series, which premiered on September 21, 2008, on G4 TV. Stars: Robin Hood: Men in Tights was Brooks' second time exploring the life of Robin Hood, the first, as mentioned above, having been with his 1975 TV show, When Things Were Rotten. | Gross: , Brooks adapted the 2000 Year Old Man character to create the 2500 Year Old Brewmaster for Ballantine Beer in the 1960s.
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