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Melvin Brooks (né Kaminsky, born June 28, 1926) is an American filmmaker, comedian, actor and composer. Growing up in Williamsburg, I learned to clothe it in comedy to spare myself problems—like a punch in the face. People magazine suggested, "anyone in a mood for a hearty laugh couldn't do better than Robin Hood: Men in Tights, which gave fans a parody of Robin Hood, especially Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves."[42]. The Art of Stand-Up: Part One - To Be or Not to Be... GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II, Mel Brooks, Russell Brand, Lewis Hamilton and Paloma Faith. [48] He was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 23, 2010 with a motion pictures star located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard. Melvin Kaminsky (born June 28, 1926), known professionally as Mel Brooks, is an American director, writer, actor, comedian, producer and composer. [13] He has said of his father's death, "There's an outrage there. 1. During the next decade, Brooks directed Life Stinks (1991), Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), and Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995). In 1950, Caesar created the revolutionary variety comedy series Your Show of Shows and hired Brooks as a writer along with Carl Reiner, Neil Simon, Danny Simon, and head writer Mel Tolkin. Like Brooks' other films, it is filled with one-liners and even the occasional breaking of the fourth wall. It was the first movie produced by Brooks himself. It earned $86 million worldwide and received two Academy Award nominations: Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay and Academy Award for Best Sound. Mel Brooks has a wide collection of films under his belt, all adhering to his unique style, and these are the ten best according to IMDb. 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). 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. After a regular comic at one of the nightclubs was too sick to perform one night, Brooks started working as a stand-up comic, telling jokes and doing movie-star impressions. "[11][12][14], Brooks was a small, sickly boy who often was bullied and teased by his classmates because of his size. Brooks was an accomplished mimic, pianist, and drummer by the time he graduated from high school and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1944. Mel Brooks, Actor: Spaceballs. 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His IMDb page shows over 50 acting credits since 1961. I never told him what it was going to be. For several years, Brooks had been toying with a bizarre and unconventional idea about a musical comedy of Adolf Hitler. [56][57] Their son, Max Brooks, was born in 1972,[56][57] and their grandson, Henry Michael Brooks, was born in 2005. [2] Together with Carl Reiner, he created the comic character The 2000 Year Old Man. They had three children: Stephanie, Nicky, and Eddie. Brooks joked about the concept of a musical adaptation of Blazing Saddles in the final number in Young Frankenstein, in which the full company sings, "next year, Blazing Saddles!" My Recommendation: this is a must for Mel Brooks fans and fans of biography lite. Melephant Brooks (Stimme, engl. The film had music by Brooks and John Morris, and had a modest budget of $2.6 million. That said, all of these movies are classics. [14] The writing staff proved widely influential. Blazing Saddles starred Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, Madeline Kahn, Alex Karras, and Brooks himself, with cameos by Dom DeLuise and Count Basie. Mel Brooks, original name Melvin Kaminsky, (born June 28, 1926, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.), American film and television director, producer, writer, and actor whose motion pictures elevated outrageousness and vulgarity to high comic art.. [27] Reiner, as creator of The Dick Van Dyke Show, based Morey Amsterdam's character Buddy Sorell on Brooks. The Academy Award winning animated short film is a satire of avant-garde and esoteric films. Mel Brooks – Die verrückte Geschichte der Welt (Originaltitel: History of the World, Part I) ist ein Film von Mel Brooks.In dem Film wird die Menschheitsgeschichte von der Steinzeit bis zur französischen Revolution parodiert. The film received poor reviews and was not financially successful. 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." [14], Brooks' parody of the films of Alfred Hitchcock in High Anxiety (1977) was written by Brooks, Ron Clark, Rudy De Luca, and Barry Levinson. 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. In 1949, his friend Sid Caesar hired Brooks to write jokes for the DuMont/NBC series The Admiral Broadway Revue,[26] paying him $50 a week. Brooks' 1983 version was directed by Alan Johnson and starred Brooks, Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning, Tim Matheson, Jose Ferrer, and Christopher Lloyd. Their son Max Brooks is an actor and author, known for his novel World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (2006). — Mel Brooks, who directed Leachman in films including "Young Frankenstein." One of only 15 people to win the EGOT, the legendary funnyman has excelled on the big screen, the stage and television. Brooks has said that the film "has to do with love more than anything else. 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Life Stinks was a financial and critical failure, but is notable as being the only film that Brooks directed that is neither a parody nor a film about other films or theater. Loosely based on Ilf and Petrov's 1928 Russian novel of the same name about greedy materialism in post-revolutionary Russia, the film stars Ron Moody, Frank Langella, and Dom DeLuise as three men individually searching for a fortune in diamonds hidden in a set of 12 antique chairs. “Cloris Leachman could do ANYTHING & was always game. He and Reiner began performing the "2000 Year Old Man" act on The Steve Allen Show. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story. I'm basically Jewish. "[41] Released that year was the dramatic film The Elephant Man directed by David Lynch and produced by Brooks. Until we meet again darling.” — Ed Asner, Leachman’s co-star on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” via Twitter. Kenneth Tynan saw the comedy duo perform at a party in 1959 and wrote that Brooks "was the most original comic improvisor I had ever seen. [29] Neil Simon's play Laughter on the 23rd Floor (1993) is also loosely based on the production of the show, and the character Ira Stone is based on Brooks. It starred Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman, Ron Carey, Howard Morris, and Dick Van Patten. His two other Grammys came in 2002 for Best Musical Show Album for the cast album of The Producers and for Best Long Form Music Video for the DVD "Recording the Producers – A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks". ", "Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview", "Shmoozing with Mel Brooks, the 88-year-old man", The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, "A Mel Brooks Fan Site :: Print: Adelina Magazine February 1980", "Is Jerrod Carmichael the Funniest In His Family? Mel Brooks’s films include The Elephant Man, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, The Producers… Brooks has also supplied vocal roles for animation. 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. Brooks was an accomplished mimic, pianist, and drummer by the time he graduated from high school and enlisted in the U.S. … He served in WWII, and afterwards got a job playing the drums at nightclubs in the Catskills. Rent new releases as well as back catalogue of Mel Brooks films on DVD and Blu-ray with our no obligation Free Trial offer. Silent Movie - Mel Brooks letzte Verrücktheit - Remastered Edition / Mel Brooks geniale Hommage an den Stummfilm (Pidax Film-Klassiker) 4,7 von 5 Sternen 6. It was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Madeline Kahn, Best Film Editing, and Best Music, Original Song. Nur noch 8 auf Lager. Avatar was a Jewish movie… these people on the run, chasing—and being pursued.”[60], American director, writer, actor, comedian and producer, listed by duration and year of completion, top 100 comedy films of the past 100 years (1900–2000), World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen, Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay, List of awards and nominations received by Mel Brooks, "Sid Caesar: Mel Brooks and Woody Allen pay tribute", "Just give me the premise and get out of the way", "How to be a Jewish Son – or – My Son the Success! With the moderate financial success of the film The Producers, Glazier financed Brooks' next film, The Twelve Chairs (1970). Brooks began his career as a comic and a writer for Sid Caesar's variety show Your Show of Shows (1950–1954) alongside Woody Allen, Neil Simon, and Larry Gelbart. Young Frankenstein also comes with quite a few extra features: Outtakes, Bloopers & Deleted Scenes, Commentary with Mel Brooks, 36 min Documentary "Making FrankenSense of Young Frankenstein" with Behind-the-Scenes Footage and Cast and Crew Interviews, Trailers & TV Spots, Mexican Interviews. Let’s close out Mel Brooks month with a tribute to the man’s best works: Top 8 Mel Brooks Films of All-Time. 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By 1980, Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert had referred to Mel Brooks and Woody Allen as "the two most successful comedy directors in the world today ... America's two funniest filmmakers. DVD 11,99 € 11,99 € Lieferung bis morgen, 10. Mel Brooks - Die verrückte Geschichte der Welt - der Film - Inhalt, Bilder, Kritik, Trailer, Kinostart-Termine und Bewertung | cinema.de