Mel (I) Brooks

as Baby Boy in the movie Free to Be... You & Me

My own actors library
Real name is Melvin James Kaminsky
Was born at 28 June 1926 (now is 91 years old) in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

Melvin James Kaminsky was born on June 28th, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York. He served in WWII, and afterwards got a job playing the drums atnightclubs in the Catskills. Brooks eventually started a comedy act andalso worked in radio and as Master Entertainer at Grossinger's Resortbefore going to television. He was a writer for, "Your Show of Shows" (1950) "Caesar's Hour" (1954) and wrote the Broadway show ShinboneAlley.

He also worked in the creation of The 2000 Year Old Man (1975) (TV) and "Get Smart" (1965) before embarking on a highly successful film career in writing, acting,producing and directing. Brooks is famous for the spoofs of different film genres that he madesuch as Blazing Saddles (1974) , History of the World: Part I (1981) , Silent Movie (1976) , Young Frankenstein (1974) , Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) , High Anxiety (1977) , Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) and Spaceballs (1987) . .

There is some small facts about Mel (I) Brooks:
  • Served as a corporal with the U.S. army in North Africa during World War II, where one of his duties was defusing land mines before the infantry moved in.
  • His stage name is an adaptation of his mother's maiden name, Brookman.
  • His film, The Producers (1967) , was the inspiration for the title of 'U2' 's album, "Achtung Baby".
  • 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) .
  • 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) ; 3 Emmys in a row (1997-1999) for his guest appearance as Uncle Phil in "Mad About You" (1992) ; 3 Tonys for The Producers- Best Musical, Original Music Score and Book (musical); and 3 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).
  • Son 'Eddie Brooks (I)' manages a band called "Early Edison".
  • Named one of E!'s "Top 20 entertainers of 2001.".
  • Called his late wife 'Anne Bancroft (I)' his Obi-Wan Kenobi since she encouraged him to turn his movie The Producers (1967) into a Broadway musical.
  • Named one of People Magazine's "25 Most Intriguing People of 2001".
  • 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 didn't have to worry, since the play was both a critical and financial success.
  • He and 'Anne Bancroft (I)' 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.
  • He and Bancroft married at New York's Municipal Building, where a passer-by served as their witness.
  • Children from his first marriage: 'Stefanie Brooks' (born 1956), 'Nicky Brooks' (born 1957) and 'Eddie Brooks (I)' (born 1959). Son, 'Max Brooks (I)' , with 'Anne Bancroft (I)' was born in 1972.
  • In 1966 he was about to co-star in a movie called "Easy Come, Easy Go" with 'Jan Berry (I)' 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' .
  • 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".
  • 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".
  • His favorite song is "Yankee Doodle Dandy" by 'George M. Cohan' .
  • Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy", by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 63-66. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
  • Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985." Pages 162-167. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
  • He is a close friend of Italian TV star 'Ezio Greggio' , whose movies he inspired. Brooks is often a guest in Greggio's shows, and Brooks offered Greggio a small part in his Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) , due to this friendship.
  • In 2001 won three Tony Awards for "The Producers": as a co-producer of the Best Musical winner; as Best Book (Musical), with collaborator 'Thomas Meehan (I)' ; and as Best Original Musical Score, both lyrics and music.
  • Grandson Henry Michael Brooks (Max's son) born April 2005.
  • 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.
  • Has cited his favorite films as Ladri di biciclette (1948) (aka The Bicycle Thief) and La grande illusion (1937) .
  • 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) .
  • His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants. He is an avid fan of Russian literature, occasionally making references to works and writers in his films.
  • 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 (I)' 's ad-lib in After the Thin Man (1936) .
  • Would much rather write than direct.
  • He, 'Anne Bancroft (I)' and their son 'Max Brooks (I)' have all won Emmys.
  • Has directed two performers to Oscar nominations: 'Gene Wilder' (for The Producers (1967) ) and 'Madeline Kahn' (for Blazing Saddles (1974) ).
  • Worked with son 'Nicky Brooks' at Brooksfilm. Nicky was a story editor on The Fly (1986) , The Fly II (1989) and Spaceballs (1987) .
  • Godfather of 'Alan Yentob' 's children.
  • He attended film director 'Alfred Hitchcock (I)' 's funeral.
  • 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".
  • Was considered for the role of Dr. Sam Loomis in Halloween (1978) .
  • 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' .
  • 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.
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 23, 2010.
  • His father died when Mel was age 2 and his impoverished childhood has been called 'Dickensian'.
  • 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 (I)' . It's also where he met performer 'Carl Reiner' . This legendary Caesar show was the basis for the comedy classic, My Favorite Year (1982) .
  • Often ate dinner at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Santa Monica, California, with his wife Anne Bancroft.
  • Will be presented, by 'Martin Scorsese' , the 41st Life Achievement Award, on June 6, 2013 in Los Angeles, from the American Film Institute [October 5, 2012].
  • Grew up at 365 S. 3rd St in Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.
  • (August 2004) Currently working on turning his 1974 comedy film hit, Young Frankenstein (1974) , into his next Broadway musical, with a possible opening in 2005.
  • (August 2007) The stage musical adaptation of Brooks' hit 1974 film, Young Frankenstein (1974) , opens to rave reviews in Seattle.
  • (April 2004) Opening the Australian production of "The Producers" in Melbourne.
  • (April 2007) Producing the stage musical adaptation of his hit 1974 film, Young Frankenstein (1974) . The musical is slated to open Halloween night, Oct. 31st, 2007, at the St. James Theatre on Broadway after a summer try-out at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle.
  • Best friends with 'Carl Reiner' . Both of them widowers, they hang out and watch movies together every night.
  • 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.
  • He has two roles in common with both 'Peter Cushing' and 'Dennis Price (I)' : (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 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) .
  • 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.
  • His musical, "The Producers" at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2008 Joseph Jefferson Equity Award for Large Musical Production.
Also look some video clip about Mel (I) Brooks:
There is the list of movies, where Mel (I) Brooks was taked part:
#postermovie/filmyearrole
1 2015 Creative Arts Emmys movie 2015 Creative Arts Emmys 2015 as Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Main Title Design/Outstanding Main Title Theme Music/Nominated: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series/Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special and Outstanding Variety Special
2 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks 2013 as Himself - Honoree
3 Conversations with Alan Ladd, Jr.: Its Always About the Story movie Conversations with Alan Ladd, Jr.: Its Always About the Story 2016 as Himself
4 Danny Thomas Special: Friends movie Danny Thomas Special: Friends 1965 as Himself
5 Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter movie Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982 as Actor 'High Anxiety'
6 Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen movie Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen 2015 as Himself
7 Mr. Peabody & Sherman movie Mr. Peabody & Sherman 2014 as Albert Einstein
8 Paul Mazurskys: Its All Crap movie Paul Mazurskys: Its All Crap 2013 as Himself
9 Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic movie Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic 2013 as Himself
10 Robin Hood: Men in Tights movie Robin Hood: Men in Tights 1993 as Rabbi Tuckman
11 The 11th Annual American Comedy Awards movie The 11th Annual American Comedy Awards 1997 as Himself - Winner: Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV Series
12 The 2000 Year Old Man movie The 2000 Year Old Man 1975 as 2000 Year Old Man
13 The 8th Annual TV Land Awards movie The 8th Annual TV Land Awards 2010 as Himself
14 The Annual Museum of Television and Radio Gala movie The Annual Museum of Television and Radio Gala 1997 as Himself
15 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2009 as Himself
16 The Muppet Movie movie The Muppet Movie 1979 as Professor Max Krassman
17 The Sid Caesar Collection: Creating the Comedy movie The Sid Caesar Collection: Creating the Comedy 2000 as Himself
18 The Sid Caesar Collection: The Fan Favorites - Love & Laughter movie The Sid Caesar Collection: The Fan Favorites - Love & Laughter 2001 as Himself
19 The Sid Caesar Collection: The Fan Favorites - The Professor and Other Clowns movie The Sid Caesar Collection: The Fan Favorites - The Professor and Other Clowns 2001 as Himself
20 The Sid Caesar Collection: The Magic of Live TV movie The Sid Caesar Collection: The Magic of Live TV 2000 as Himself
21 Broadway: The American Musical movie Broadway: The American Musical 2004 as Himself
22 Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot movie Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot 2014 as Himself
23 Edición Especial Coleccionista movie Edición Especial Coleccionista 2010 as Dr. Abraham Van Helsing
24 Enough Rope with Andrew Denton movie Enough Rope with Andrew Denton 2003 as Himself
25 Entertainment UK movie Entertainment UK 1990 as Himself - Interviewee
26 Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks movie Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks 2003 as Wiley the Sheep
27 Late Show with David Letterman movie Late Show with David Letterman 1993 as Himself
28 Make Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America movie Make Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America 2009 as Himself
29 Spaceballs: The Animated Series movie Spaceballs: The Animated Series 2008 as (2007)
30 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius movie The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius 2002 as Santa Claus
31 The Face Is Familiar movie The Face Is Familiar 1966 as Himself - Guest
32 The Hollywood Palace movie The Hollywood Palace 1964 as Himself - Comedian
33 The Queen Latifah Show movie The Queen Latifah Show 2013 as Himself - Guest
34 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno movie The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992 as Himself
35 The Tracey Ullman Show movie The Tracey Ullman Show 1987 as Buzz Schlanger
36 The Critic movie The Critic 1963 as Narrator
37 Arena movie Arena 1975 as Himself
38 10 Most Excellent Things: The Producers movie 10 Most Excellent Things: The Producers 2005 as Himself
39 100 Years of Hope and Humor movie 100 Years of Hope and Humor 2003 as Himself
40 50 Years of Funny Females movie 50 Years of Funny Females 1995 as Himself
There is the list of interview of Mel (I) Brooks:
  • "AARP: The Magazine" (USA), October 2015, Vol. 58, Iss. 5, pg. 14, by: Mel Brooks, "What I Know Now: Mel Brooks"
  • "Cleveland Plain Dealer" (USA), 25 January 2015, pg. D7, by: Mark Dawidziak, "For the revered Mel Brooks, it's still good to be king of comedy"
  • "Cinema Retro Magazine" (UK), 1 May 2013, Vol. 9, Iss. 26, pg. 12-15, by: Lee Pfeiffer, "Lee Pfeiffer Talks to Mel Brooks"
  • "Maxim" (USA), January 2013, Vol. 17, Iss. 1, pg. 75, by: Patrick Carone, "Icon: Mel Brooks"
  • "The Observer" (UK), 18 December 2005, by: Rachel Cooke, "'I do bad taste with intelligence'"
  • "FHM" (USA), May 2005, Iss. 56, pg. 51, "Mel Brooks: The 'Spaceballs' director on buying special effects from George Lucas, killing actors with pizza and getting his cut"
  • "The Sunday Telegraph" (UK), 10 October 2004, by: David Jenkins, "Crass act"
  • "Guardian" (UK), 27 September 2004, by: Emma Brockes, "Mein camp"
  • "The Sydney Morning Herald" (Australia), 15 April 2004, by: Wendell Brock, "What Mel Brooks did when he grew up"
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 14 December 2002, Vol. 50, Iss. 50, pg. 9, by: Tim Williams, "Broadway Mel-ody"
  • "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 6 December 2002, Vol. 1, Iss. 654, pg. 76, by: Scott Brown, "Give 'em Mel"
  • "Cult Movies" (USA), 2001, Iss. 35, pg. 17-22, by: Ray Greene, "Comedy Is A Mel of A Thing"
  • "People Weekly" (USA), 12 April 1999, Vol. 51, Iss. 13, pg. 17, "Still Blazing After All These Years"
  • "Modern Maturity" (USA), March 1999, Vol. 43W, Iss. 2, pg. 44-48, by: Claudia Dreifus, "An Interview with Brooks and Reiner"
  • "Empire" (UK), 1996, Iss. 89, pg. 114+116, by: Jeff Dawson
  • "Playboy" (USA), January 1989, Vol. 36, Iss. 1, pg. 135+266, by: Larry Siegel, "The Playboy Interview: Mel Brooks (re-print)"
  • "Starlog" (USA), August 1987, Vol. 11, Iss. 121, pg. 10-13,+64, by: Brian Lowry, "Mel Brooks: 'Spaceballs,' The Director"
  • "Playmen" (Italy), November 1978, Vol. XII, Iss. 11, pg. 21-29, by: Jerry Bauer
There is the list of some articles of Mel (I) Brooks:
  • "Los Angeles Independent" (USA), 11 September 2014, Vol. 81, Iss. 37, pg. 1, 6, by: City News Service, "Mel Brooks puts his hands in cement at TCL Theatre"
  • "AARP Bulletin" (USA), September 2014, Vol. 55, Iss. 7, pg. 42, by: Mel Brooks, "A Funny Thing happened..."
  • "DGA Quarterly" (USA), August 2011, Vol. VII, Iss. 2, pg. 68-70, by: Gary Giddins, "DVD Classics: Perfect Timing"
  • "The New York Times" (USA), 31 December 2009, Vol. 159, Iss. 54,906, pg. C2, by: Benjamin Toff, "You Talkin' to the Boss?"
  • "The Washington Post" (USA), 6 December 2009, Vol. 133, Iss. 1, pg. E10, by: Scott Vogel, "2009 Kennedy Center Honors -- Mel Brooks: 'I *am
  • a national treasure'"
  • "Parade" (USA), 23 December 2007, pg. 22, by: James Brady, "In Step With: Mel Brooks"
  • "The Guardian" (UK), 8 September 2004, Iss. 49142, pg. 11, by: Maev Kennedy, "Dreyfuss feels the strain of song and dance"
  • "The Sydney Morning Herald" (Australia), 15 April 2004, by: Jo Roberts, "Mel Brooks has ways of making us laugh"
  • "Correio da Manhã, TV" (Portugal), 29 May 1998, pg. 29
  • "Men's Life" (USA), Fall 1990, Vol. 1, Iss. 1, pg. 93, by: Mel Brooks, "Springtime for Helmut: Mel Brooks on, uh, German Reunification"
  • "Vogue" (USA), June 1987, Vol. -, Iss. -, pg. 220-221+271, by: E. Graydon Carter, "The Cosos According To Mel Brooks"
There is the list of some printed articles of Melvin James Kaminsky:
  • "Cinema Retro Magazine" (UK), 1 May 2013, Vol. 9, Iss. 26, pg. 12-15, by: Lee Pfeiffer, "Lee Pfeiffer Talks to Mel Brooks"
  • "Vanity Fair" (USA), January 2013, Iss. 639, pg. 64, by: Mark Seliger, "Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner"
  • "Relax" (Japan), June 2005, pg. 136, by: Photograph 'Heidi Hartwig'
  • "Relax" (Japan), June 2005, by: Heidi Hartwig
  • "Playboy" (USA), February 1979, Vol. 26, Iss. 2, pg. 217, by: Phillippe Ledru, "Grapevine: Mercy, Bocuse!"
The image of Melvin James Kaminsky was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "Los Angeles Independent" (USA), 11 September 2014, Vol. 81, Iss. 37
  • "Cult Movies" (USA), 2001, Iss. 35
  • "Modern Maturity" (USA), March 1999, Vol. 43W, Iss. 2
  • "Starlog" (USA), August 1987, Vol. 11, Iss. 121
  • "Starlog" (USA), June 1987, Vol. 10, Iss. 119
  • "Skoop" (Netherlands), 1 August 1978
There is the list of some quotes of Mel (I) Brooks:
  • "Why should I indulge myself and do a 'David Lean (I)' -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".
  • I cut my finger. That's tragedy. A man walks into an open sewer and dies. That's comedy.
  • My movies rise below vulgarity.
  • Critics can't even make music by rubbing their back legs together.
  • 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.
  • I'm the only Jew who ever made a buck offa 'Hitler'!
  • On 'Zero Mostel' (1915-1977): 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.
  • 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.
  • Humor is just another defense against the universe.
  • On his late Blazing Saddles (1974) star, 'Cleavon Little' (1939-1992): My rule was not to eat with actors, but I enjoyed him so much that I begged him to eat with me.
  • As long as the world is turning and spinning, we're gonna be dizzy and we're gonna make mistakes.
  • You're young forever when you write. 'Alfred Hitchcock (I)' 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.
  • [on 'Woody Allen' ] Woody Allen is a genius. His films are wonderful.
  • [on 'Anne Bancroft (I)' ] I'm married to a beautiful and talented woman who can lift your spirits just by looking at you.
  • [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.
  • On 'Buster Keaton (I)' (1895-1966): 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.
  • '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.
  • [on 'David Lynch (I)' ] He's like James Stewart from hell.
  • I said to 'Slim Pickens (I)' 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.
  • I love spaghetti and sex, sometimes together. My dream of heaven is walking naked through fields of pasta fazool.
  • 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!'
  • [on the famous campfire scene in Blazing Saddles (1974) ]: I only break wind on the prairie.
  • [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.
  • 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.
  • I had the best childhood. I loved life. I thought life was the most wonderful thing ever created.
  • 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.
  • I've always been a huge admirer of my own work. I'm one of the funniest and most entertaining writers I know.
  • The musical blows the dust off your soul.
Share this page to your favorite network:

Leave your comment about Mel (I) Brooks and filmography below: