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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 Samurai2018filmingShogun (voice)
Xiao men shen2016Rogman (English version, voice)
Hotel Transylvania 22015Vlad (voice)
The Comedians2015TV SeriesMel Brooks
Dora the Explorer2014TV SeriesMad Hatter
Mr. Peabody & Sherman2014Albert Einstein (voice)
The Paul Reiser Show2011TV SeriesThe Angry Cat
Special Agent Oso2011TV SeriesGrandpa Mel
Glenn Martin DDS2010TV SeriesCanine
Ruby's Studio: The Feelings Show2010VideoSally Simon Simmons Narrator (voice)
Spaceballs: The Animated Series2008-2009TV SeriesPresident Skroob Yogurt
Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks2003-2007TV SeriesWiley the Sheep
The Producers2005Hilda the Pigeon Tom the Cat (voice)
Robots2005Bigweld (voice)
Curb Your Enthusiasm2004TV SeriesMel Brooks
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius2003TV SeriesSanta Claus
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie2002TV MovieJoe Snow (voice)
Sex, lögner & videovåld2000VideoStressed old man
Up at the Villa2000Train Station Man (uncredited)
The Kids from Room 4022000TV SeriesMr. Miller
Mad About You1996-1999TV SeriesUncle Phil
Screw Loose1999Jake Gordon
The Prince of Egypt1998voice, uncredited
Dracula: Dead and Loving It1995Professor Van Helsing
The Simpsons1995TV SeriesMel Brooks
The Little Rascals1994Mr. Welling
The Silence of the Hams1994Checkout Guest (uncredited)
Frasier1993TV SeriesTom
Robin Hood: Men in Tights1993Rabbi Tuckman
Mickey's Audition1992ShortMovie Director
Life Stinks1991Goddard Bolt
Look Who's Talking Too1990Voice of Mr. Toilet Man (voice)
The Tracey Ullman Show1990TV SeriesBuzz Schlanger
Spaceballs1987President Skroob Yogurt
To Be or Not to Be1983Dr. Frederick Bronski
History of the World: Part I1981Moses Comicus Torquemada ...
The Muppet Movie1979Professor Max Krassman
High Anxiety1977Richard H. Thorndyke
The Electric Company1971-1977TV SeriesBlond-Haired Cartoon Man
Silent Movie1976Mel Funn
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother1975Bruner - offscreen voice over (voice, uncredited)
When Things Were Rotten1975TV SeriesGuard
The 2000 Year Old Man1975TV Movie2000 Year Old Man (voice)
Young Frankenstein1974Werewolf Cat Hit by Dart Victor Frankenstein (voice, uncredited)
Free to Be... You & Me1974TV MovieBaby Boy (voice)
Blazing Saddles1974Governor Lepetomane / Indian Chief
The Twelve Chairs1970Tikon
The Producers1967Singer in 'Springtime for Hitler' (voice, uncredited)
The Critic1963ShortNarrator (voice)
The New Steve Allen Show1961TV Series2000 Year Old Man

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great Performances2001TV Series book for the musical play 'The Producers' - 1 episode
Dracula: Dead and Loving It1995screenplay
Get Smart1995TV Series characters - 7 episodes
Robin Hood: Men in Tights1993screenplay
Life Stinks1991screenplay / story
The Nutt HouseTV Series creator - 2 episodes, 1989 written by - 1 episode, 1989
Spaceballs1987written by
History of the World: Part I1981written by
The Nude Bomb1980characters
High Anxiety1977written by
Silent Movie1976screenplay
When Things Were RottenTV Series creator - 13 episodes, 1975 written by - 1 episode, 1975
The 2000 Year Old Man1975TV Movie
Young Frankenstein1974screen story and screenplay
Blazing Saddles1974screenplay
Ten from Your Show of Shows1973writer
The Twelve Chairs1970screenplay
Shinbone Alley1970play "Shinbone Alley"
Get SmartTV Series created by - 138 episodes, 1965 - 1970 written by - 3 episodes, 1965
The Producers1967written by
The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris Special1967TV Special "Gallipacci" was based on an original sketch by / written by
The Critic1963Short creator
Inside Danny Baker1963TV Movie
The Ladies Man1961uncredited
The Revlon Revue1960TV Series 2 episodes
Play of the Week1960TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Man in the Moon1960TV Movie
The United States Steel Hour1959TV Series 1 episode
Kraft Music Hall Presents: The Dave King Show1959TV Series 1 episode
At the Movies1959TV Movie
Accent on Love1959TV Movie
Sid Caesar Invites You1958TV Series writer - 13 episodes
Caesar's HourTV Series 1 episode, 1956 writer - 4 episodes, 1954 - 1957
Your Show of Shows1950-1954TV Series writer - 139 episodes
New Faces1954sketches mostly by - as Melvin Brooks
The Admiral Broadway Revue1949TV Series writer
Get Smart 2characters announced
Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen2015TV Special written by
Spaceballs: The Animated SeriesTV Series creator - 15 episodes, 2008 - 2009 source - 2 episodes, 2009 writer - 2 episodes, 2009
Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control2008Video characters - uncredited
Get Smart2008characters
The Producers20051968 screenplay, 2001 stage play book, 2001 stage play lyrics / screenplay

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen2015TV 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 High2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Comix Scrutinizer2013TV Series 1 episode
Family GuyTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2009 music - 1 episode, 2009
The 62nd Annual Tony Awards2008TV Special writer: "Deep Love"
The Producers2005lyrics: "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 Range2004writer: "The French Mistake" - uncredited
Curb Your EnthusiasmTV Series writer - 4 episodes, 2004 performer - 2 episodes, 2004 lyrics - 1 episode, 2004 music - 1 episode, 2004
Great PerformancesTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2001 music - 1 episode, 2001 performer - 1 episode, 2001
The 55th Annual Tony Awards2001TV Special writer: "Along Came Bialy"
The Sopranos2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mystery Science Theater 30001995-1996TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Robin Hood: Men in Tights1993lyrics: "Men In Tights", "Marian", "Sherwood Forest Rap" / music: "Men In Tights"
Spaceballs1987writer: "Spaceballs"
Comic Relief1986/ITV Special writer: "I'm Tired"
An Audience with Mel Brooks1983TV 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 Be1983lyrics: "Ladies", "A Little Peace" / music: "Ladies", "A Little Peace" / performer: "Ladies", "A Little Peace", "Sweet Georgia Brown"
Elas por Elas1982TV Series performer: "It's Good To Be The King"
History of the World: Part I1981lyrics: "The Inquisition", "Jews In Space" / music: "The Inquisition", "Jews In Space" / performer: "The Inquisition"
High Anxiety1977lyrics: "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 Awards1975TV Special writer: "Blazing Saddles"
Blazing Saddles1974lyrics: "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 Chairs1970lyrics: "Hope for the Best, Expect the Worst" / music: "Hope for the Best, Expect the Worst" / performer: "Hope for the Best, Expect the Worst"
The Producers1967lyrics: "WE'RE PRISONERS OF LOVE", "SPRINGTIME FOR HITLER" / music: "WE'RE PRISONERS OF LOVE", "SPRINGTIME FOR HITLER"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blazing Samurai2018executive producer filming
Sam2015/Iexecutive producer
Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen2015TV Special executive producer
Mel Brooks Strikes Back!2012TV Movie executive producer
Spaceballs: The Animated Series2008-2009TV Series executive producer - 15 episodes
The Producers2005producer
Dracula: Dead and Loving It1995producer
Robin Hood: Men in Tights1993producer
The Vagrant1992executive producer
Life Stinks1991producer
The Nutt House1989TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
Spaceballs1987producer
84 Charing Cross Road1987executive producer
Solarbabies1986executive producer
The Doctor and the Devils1985executive producer
To Be or Not to Be1983producer
Frances1982executive producer - uncredited
My Favorite Year1982executive producer - uncredited
History of the World: Part I1981producer
The Elephant Man1980executive producer - uncredited
High Anxiety1977producer
When Things Were Rotten1975TV Series executive producer - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

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

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dracula: Dead and Loving It1995
Robin Hood: Men in Tights1993
Life Stinks1991
Spaceballs1987
An Audience with Mel Brooks1983TV Special
History of the World: Part I1981
High Anxiety1977
Silent Movie1976
Young Frankenstein1974
Blazing Saddles1974
The Twelve Chairs1970
The Producers1967

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Get Smart2008consultant
The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg1998Documentary funding generously provided by

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great Performances2001TV Series 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers2009TV Movie documentary special thanks
Yiddish Theater: A Love Story2006Documentary special thanks
Cattle Call2006very special thanks
The Producers2005acknowledgment: producer of the Broadway play
Fear of the Flesh: The Making of 'The Fly'2005Video documentary special thanks
Spaceballs: The Documentary2005Video documentary short special thanks
John Candy: Comic Spirit2005Video documentary short special thanks
The Terrible Elephant Man Revealed2001Video documentary short special thanks
Great Performances2001TV Series acknowledgment - 1 episode
Back in the Saddle2001Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ciné regards1978TV Series documentaryHimself
The 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards1977TV SpecialHimself
Apropos Film1975-1976TV Series documentaryHimself
Les rendez-vous du dimanche1976TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHimself
Don Adams' Screen Test1975TV Series
Annie and the Hoods1974TV SpecialHimself
Jeopardy!1972TV SeriesHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1970-1972TV SeriesHimself / Singer in 'Springtime for Hitler' voice
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
What's My Line?1970TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
Annie, the Women in the Life of a Man1970TV Special
The 41st Annual Academy Awards1969TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay
Laugh-In1969TV SeriesHimself
The Steve Allen Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The Woody Woodbury Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Palace1964-1967TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Himself
The Andy Williams Show1966TV SeriesHimself - The 2,000 Year Old Man
The Face Is Familiar1966TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Celebrity Game1965TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself
Danny Thomas Special: Friends1965TV SpecialHimself
The 37th Annual Academy Awards1965TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The David Susskind Show1964TV SeriesHimself
The All-Star Comedy Hour1962TV MovieHimself - Comedian
The Ed Sullivan Show1961TV SeriesHimself
The Automat2018Documentary post-productionHimself
Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies2017Documentary post-productionHimeself
Untitled Bill Hayes DocumentaryDocumentary post-production
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHimself
Conversations with Alan Ladd, Jr.: It's Always About the Story2016DocumentaryHimself
The Last Laugh2016/IDocumentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015TV SeriesHimself
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Comedy Series
2015 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2015TV MovieHimself - 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 Martin2015TV SpecialHimself
Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story2015DocumentaryHimself
Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen2015TV SpecialHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2012-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot2014TV SeriesHimself
Special Look2014TV SeriesHimself
Conan2012-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Tavis Smiley2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jane Fonda2014TV MovieHimself
Blaze of Glory: Mel Brooks' Wild, Wild West2014Video documentary shortHimself
Jeopardy!2014TV SeriesHimself - Video Clue Presenter
Paul Mazursky's: It's All Crap2013ShortHimself
The Queen Latifah Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic2013DocumentaryHimself
Mel and His Movies2013Video shortHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks2013TV MovieHimself - Honoree
American Masters2007-2013TV Series documentaryHimself
The Talk2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mel Brooks Strikes Back!2012TV MovieHimself
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee2012TV SeriesHimself
Inside Comedy2012TV SeriesHimself
Excavating the 2000 Year Old Man2012Documentary shortHimself
Imagine2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Abschied von den Fröschen2011DocumentaryHimself
Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again2011TV MovieHimself
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber2010TV Series
The 8th Annual TV Land Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2009TV SpecialHimself
Silent Laughter: The Reel Inspirations of Silent Movie2009Video documentary shortHimself
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers2009TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Hitchcock and Mel: Spoofing the Master of Suspense2009Video documentary short
Making History: Mel Brooks on Creating the World2009Video documentary shortHimself
Robin Hood: Men in Tights - Funny Men in Tights: Three Generations of Comedy2009Documentary short
To Be or Not to Be: Brooks and Bancroft - A Perfect Pair2009Video documentary short
Young Frankenstein: It's Alive! Creating a Monster Classic2008Video documentary short
Broadway Beat2007TV SeriesHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Corazón de...2006TV SeriesHimself
The Dick Cavett Show with Mel Brooks2006TV MovieHimself
Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank?2006TV MovieHimself
60 Minutes2001-2006TV Series documentaryHimself - Creator, The Producers (segment "Mel Brooks on Broadway") / Himself - Producer (segment "Mel Brooks on Broadway")
Go' aften Danmark2006TV SeriesHimself
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Nominee: Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
10 Most Excellent Things: The Producers2005TV MovieHimself
Film '722005TV SeriesHimself
The Young Turks2005TV SeriesHimself (2006)
Dateline NBC2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Spaceballs: The Documentary2005Video documentary shortHimself
John Candy: Comic Spirit2005Video documentary shortHimself
Assembling 'Robots': The Magic, the Music, & the Comedy2005TV Short documentaryHimself
HBO First Look2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Robots'2005Video documentary shortHimself
Parkinson2004TV SeriesHimself
Channel 4 News2004TV SeriesHimself
Broadway: The American Musical2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Enough Rope with Andrew Denton2004TV SeriesHimself
The 46th Annual TV Week Logie Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Special guest
Sid Caesar Collection: Buried Treasures - Shining Stars2003VideoHimself
Sid Caesar Collection: Buried Treasures - The Impact of Sid Caesar2003VideoHimself
Sid Caesar Collection: Buried Treasures - The Legend of Sid Caesar2003VideoHimself
Rove Live2003TV SeriesHimself
The Directors2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Primetime Glick2003TV SeriesHimself
100 Years of Hope and Humor2003TV SpecialHimself
The Making of 'The Producers'2002Video documentaryHimself
Hail Sid Caesar! The Golden Age of Comedy2001DocumentaryHimself
The Mark Twain Prize: Celebrating the Humor of Carl Reiner2001TV MovieHimself
The Sid Caesar Collection: The Fan Favorites - The Dream Team of Comedy2001Video documentaryHimself
The Terrible Elephant Man Revealed2001Video documentary shortHimself - Executive Producer
Bravo Profiles2001TV Series documentary
The Sid Caesar Collection: The Fan Favorites - Love & Laughter2001Video documentaryHimself
The Sid Caesar Collection: The Fan Favorites - The Professor and Other Clowns2001Video documentaryHimself
Great Performances2001TV SeriesHimself
Inside TV Land: Get Smart2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 55th Annual Tony Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Musical, Best Book & Best Score
Working in the Theatre2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Back in the Saddle2001Video documentary shortHimself - Writer / Director
The Sid Caesar Collection: Creating the Comedy2000Video documentaryHimself
The Sid Caesar Collection: Inside the Writer's Room2000Video documentaryHimself
The Sid Caesar Collection: The Magic of Live TV2000Video documentaryHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies2000TV Special documentaryHimself
The Martin Short Show2000TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2000TV SeriesHimself
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series and Presenter: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Larry King Live1993-1998TV SeriesHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies1998TV Special documentaryHimself
Biography1994-1998TV Series documentaryHimself
M*A*S*H, Tootsie & God: A Tribute to Larry Gelbart1998TV Special documentaryHimself
The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series and Co-Presenter: Outstanding Comedy Series
The Annual Museum of Television and Radio Gala1997TV MovieHimself
Showbiz Today1991-1997TV SeriesHimself / The 2000 year old man
Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Charlie Rose1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-1997TV SeriesHimself
I Am Your Child1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 11th Annual American Comedy Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV Series
Caesar's Writers1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Corazón, corazón1996TV SeriesHimself
Cinema 31987-1996TV SeriesHimself
Tal como somos1996TV SeriesHimself
American Dreamers1996TV MovieHimself
RTL Samstag Nacht1996TV SeriesHimself
Arena1977-1995TV Series documentaryHimself
It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hal Roach: Hollywood's King of Laughter1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Intimate Portrait1993TV Series documentaryHimself
Entertainment UK1993TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Clive Anderson Talks Back1993TV SeriesHimself
Gottschalk Late Night1993TV SeriesHimself
John & Leeza from Hollywood1993TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1962-1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Actor / ...
Saturday Night Clive1989-1991TV SeriesHimself
La palmera1991TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Naked Hollywood1991TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
Bains de minuit1988TV SeriesHimself
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross1987TV SeriesHimself
Everyman1986TV Series documentaryHimself
The 58th Annual Academy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Aspel & Company1985TV SeriesHimself
Sunset People1984DocumentaryHimself
Bitte umblättern1978-1984TV Series documentaryHimself
Wogan1984TV SeriesHimself
An Audience with Mel Brooks1983TV SpecialHimself
Dom DeLuise and Friends1983TV SeriesHimself
Cinéma cinémas1982TV Series documentaryHimself
The Muppets Go Hollywood1979TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock1979TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mickey's 501978DocumentaryHimself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1978TV SeriesHimself
Lørdagshjørnet1978TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1968-1978TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Panelist
The Mike Douglas Show1967-1978TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Producer / Director
Today1976-1978TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Focus: Anne Bancroft2015TV Movie documentary
Wogan: The Best Of2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Pioneers of Television2014TV Mini-Series documentaryRichard H. Thorndyke - Motion Picture High Anxiety
60 Minutes2001-2012TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself (segment "The Entertainers") / Himself - Actor / ...
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV SeriesDr. Abraham Van Helsing
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1980s, 1990s and 2000s2009Video documentaryHimself
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1970's2009Video documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Mike Douglas: Moments & Memories2008VideoHimself
Hitler: The Comedy Years2007TV Movie documentarySinger in 'Springtime for Hitler' (uncredited)
The Making of 'The Larry Sanders Show'2007Video documentaryHimself
World of Robin Hood2006TV Movie documentaryRabbi Tuckman (uncredited)
Cavett Remembers the Comic Legends2006Video documentary shortHimself
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHimself
Cuando España se desnudó2005TV Movie documentary
The Comedians' Comedian2005TV Movie documentary
The Award Show Awards Show2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Mad About You1996TV SeriesUncle Phil
50 Years of Funny Females1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHimself
Harry Måneskin1990TV SeriesHimself
The Great Standups1984TV Movie documentaryHimself
Arena1984TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter1982TV Movie documentaryActor - 'High Anxiety' (uncredited)
Johnny Carson's 18th Anniversary Special1980TV MovieHimself
Clapper Board1976TV Series

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Life Achievement AwardAmerican Film Institute, USA
2010Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 23 April 2010. At 6712 Hollywood Blvd.
2009Honorary AwardErnst Lubitsch AwardFor his musical "The Producers".
2006OFTA Film Hall of FameOnline Film & Television AssociationCreative
2003Laurel Award for Screen Writing AchievementWriters Guild of America, USA
2002GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Long Form Music VideoGreat Performances (1971)· Susan Froemke (video director/video producer)
· Peter Gelb (video producer)
2000American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV SeriesMad About You (1992)
1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesMad About You (1992)
1999GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Spoken Comedy Album· Carl Reiner
1998Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesMad About You (1992)
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesMad About You (1992)
1997American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV SeriesMad About You (1992)
1987Lifetime Achievement Award in ComedyAmerican Comedy Awards, USA
1987Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst PictureSpaceballs (1987)
1976Golden ScrollAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorYoung Frankenstein (1974)
1976Nebula AwardScience Fiction and Fantasy Writers of AmericaBest Dramatic WritingYoung Frankenstein (1974)· Gene Wilder
1975HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationYoung Frankenstein (1974)· Gene Wilder (screen story/screenplay)
· Mary Shelley (based on the characters in the novel by)
1975WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Comedy Written Directly for the ScreenBlazing Saddles (1974)· Norman Steinberg
· Andrew Bergman
· Richard Pryor
· Alan Uger
1969OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the ScreenThe Producers (1967)
1969WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Written American Original ScreenplayThe Producers (1967)
1967Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing Achievement in VarietyThe Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris Special (1967)· Sam Denoff (writer)
· Bill Persky (writer)
· Carl Reiner (writer)
· Mel Tolkin (writer)
1963CINE Golden EagleCINE CompetitionAnimationThe Critic (1963)· Ernest Pintoff (producer/director)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Male Vocal Performance in a Feature Film in a Supporting RoleHotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe Comedians (2015)
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety SpecialMel Brooks Live at the Geffen (2015)
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety SpecialMel Brooks Live at the Geffen (2015)· Kevin Salter (producer)
· Steve Haberman (producer)
· Rudy De Luca (producer)
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety SpecialMel Brooks Strikes Back! (2012)· Steve Haberman (produced by)
· Rudy De Luca (produced by)
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety SpecialMel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again (2011)· Andrea Grossman (executive producer)
· Steve Haberman (producer)
· Rudy De Luca (producer)
· Dick Cavett (performer)
2008Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLife Achievement (Other)
2007GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaThe Producers (2005)
2006Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PictureThe Producers (2005)
2006Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsOriginal SongThe Producers (2005)
2005Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in an Animated ProgramJakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks (2003)
2004Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Guest ActorCurb Your Enthusiasm (2000)
1999OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesMad About You (1992)
1997OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesMad About You (1992)
1984Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)To Be or Not to Be (1983)
1981Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst Song or Song Performance in a Film or End CreditsHistory of the World: Part I (1981)
1978Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalHigh Anxiety (1977)
1977Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalSilent Movie (1976)
1977WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Comedy Written Directly for the ScreenSilent Movie (1976)· Ron Clark
· Rudy De Luca
· Barry Levinson
1975OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Adapted From Other MaterialYoung Frankenstein (1974)· Gene Wilder
1975OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongBlazing Saddles (1974)· John Morris (music)
1975BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ScreenplayBlazing Saddles (1974)· Norman Steinberg
· Andrew Bergman
· Richard Pryor
· Alan Uger
1975WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Comedy Adapted from Another MediumYoung Frankenstein (1974)· Gene Wilder
1971WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Comedy Adapted from Another MediumThe Twelve Chairs (1970)
1969Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest ScreenplayThe Producers (1967)
1969WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Written American ComedyThe Producers (1967)
1966Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing Achievement in ComedyGet Smart (1965)· Buck Henry (writer)
1958Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Comedy WritingCaesar's Hour (1954)· Mel Tolkin
· Larry Gelbart
· Neil Simon
· Sheldon Keller
· Michael Stewart
· Gary Belkin
1957Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Comedy Writing - Variety or Situation ComedyCaesar's Hour (1954)· Mel Tolkin
· Gary Belkin
· Sheldon Keller
· Neil Simon
· Larry Gelbart
· Michael Stewart
1956Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Comedy WritingCaesar's Hour (1954)· Mel Tolkin
· Selma Diamond
· Larry Gelbart
· Sheldon Keller


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#Fact
1Is a huge fan of the original Star Trek (1966) series.
2His musical, "The Producers" at the Mercury Theater in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2016 Joseph Jefferson (Equity) Award for Midsize Musical Production.
3Counts Strangers on a Train (1951) as his favorite Alfred Hitchcock film.
4He learned how to play drums from legendary Jazz drummer Buddy Rich and began making money with them at age fourteen.
5Has 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.
6His musical, "The Producers" at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2008 Joseph Jefferson Equity Award for Large Musical Production.
7In 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.
8He 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).
9His musical, "Young Frankenstein" at the Drury Lane Productions in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2014 Joseph Jefferson Equity Award for Large Musical Production.
10Best friends with Carl Reiner. Both of them widowers, they hang out and watch movies together every night.
11Produced 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]
12Opening the Australian production of "The Producers" in Melbourne. [April 2004]
13The stage musical adaptation of Brooks' hit 1974 film, Young Frankenstein (1974), opens to rave reviews in Seattle. [August 2007]
14Currently working on turning his 1974 comedy film hit, Young Frankenstein (1974), into his next Broadway musical, with a possible opening in 2005. [August 2004]
15Grew up at 365 South Third Street in Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York City.
16Was presented, by Martin Scorsese, the 41st Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, California on June 6, 2013.
17Often ate dinner at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Santa Monica, California, with his wife Anne Bancroft.
18Worked 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).
19His father died when Mel was age two and his impoverished childhood has been called 'Dickensian'.
20He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on April 23, 2010.
21Has 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.
22Is 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.
23Was considered for the role of Dr. Sam Loomis in the horror film Halloween (1978), which went to Donald Pleasence.
24In 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".
25He attended film director Alfred Hitchcock's funeral.
26Godfather of Alan Yentob's children.
27Worked with son Nicky Brooks at Brooksfilm. Nicky was a story editor on The Fly (1986), The Fly II (1989) and Spaceballs (1987).
28Has directed two performers to Oscar nominations: Gene Wilder (for The Producers (1967)) and Madeline Kahn (for Blazing Saddles (1974)).
29He, Anne Bancroft and their son Max Brooks have all won Emmy Awards.
30Would much rather write than direct.
31His 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).
32His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants. He is an avid fan of Russian literature, occasionally making references to works and writers in his films.
33Though 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).
34Has cited his favorite films as Bicycle Thieves (1948) and La Grande Illusion (1937).
35In 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.
36Has one grandson: Henry Michael Brooks (Max's son) (born April 2005).
37In 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.
38Is 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.
39Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985." Pages 162-167. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
40Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy", by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 63-66. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
41His favorite song is "Yankee Doodle Dandy" by George M. Cohan.
42The 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".
43Has 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".
44In 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.
45Children 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).
46He and Bancroft married at New York's Municipal Building, where a passer-by served as their witness.
47He 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.
48At 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.
49Named one of People Magazine's "25 Most Intriguing People of 2001".
50Called his late wife Anne Bancroft his Obi-Wan Kenobi since she encouraged him to turn his movie The Producers (1967) into a Broadway musical.
51Named one of E!'s "Top 20 entertainers of 2001".
52Son Eddie Brooks manages a band called "Early Edison".
53One 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).
54He 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).
55His film The Producers (1967) was the inspiration for the title of the album "Achtung Baby" (1991) by the rock band U2.
56His stage name is an adaptation of his mother's maiden name, Brookman.
57Served 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
1The musical blows the dust off your soul.
2I've always been a huge admirer of my own work. I'm one of the funniest and most entertaining writers I know.
3I'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.
4I had the best childhood. I loved life. I thought life was the most wonderful thing ever created.
5I 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.
8Immortality 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!".
9I love spaghetti and sex, sometimes together. My dream of heaven is walking naked through fields of pasta fazool.
10I 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.
12Dom 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.
17You'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.
18As 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.
20Humor is just another defense against the universe.
21Look 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.
23I'm the only Jew who ever made a buck offa 'Hitler'!
24Oh, 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.
25Critics can't even make music by rubbing their back legs together.
26My movies rise below vulgarity.
27I cut my finger. That's tragedy. A man walks into an open sewer and dies. That's comedy.
28Why 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
1Over the top acting style
2Energetic raspy voice with Brooklyn accent
3References to Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis"
4Despite being known for directing comedies, many of the films he acts as a producer on are heavy, serious dramas
5His films often make numerous references to previous films whether a poster or cassette or an actual line spoken
6His main characters often stop and sarcastically direct a line to the camera/audience.
7Visual or verbal gags where the characters break the fourth wall and reference the fact that they're in a movie.
8Frequently makes fun of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany
9All of his movies feature a wacky song-and-dance number
10Frequently 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)).
12His 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
14The lead character in his films is always a male
15Always 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?"
16The main villain wears a moustache or a beard
17Always features one scene in his movies in which the main character is seated and staring blankly, wondering what went wrong, while friends console him.
18His films usually contain many Jewish references and jokes
19Frequently uses the line: "We have much to do and less time to do it in."
20Almost always uses music by John Morris
21Has 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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