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Albert Brooks

Biography

Actor, article writer, and movie director of such comedies seeing that Modern Love (1981), Lost in the us (1985) and Mom (1996). He gained an Academy Award nomination for Greatest Supporting Professional for his function in the 1987 film Broadcast Information and he received compliment for his function alongside Ryan Gosling in the 2011 film Drive. He fell out of Carnegie Mellon to go after humor. He voiced the type Marlin in the Disney feature Selecting Nemo and he provides voiced several individuals in the animated Television series The Simpsons. He wedded musician Kimberly Shlain in 1997. He includes a little girl called Claire and a kid called Jacob. He and Holly Hunter both received Academy Prize nominations because of their assignments in Broadcast Information.

Quick Facts


Full Name Albert Brooks
Date Of Birth July 22, 1947
Place Of Birth Beverly Hills, CA
Height 1.78 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education Carnegie Mellon University, Beverly Hills High School
Nationality American
Spouse Kimberly Shlain
Children Jacob Eli Einstein, Claire Elizabeth Einstein
Parents Harry Parke, Thelma Leeds
Siblings Bob Einstein, Charles Einstein, Cliff Einstein
Awards New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay, Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite #Squad
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Humor, Shorty Award for Best Comedian
Movies Finding Dory, Finding Nemo, Defending Your Life, Modern Romance, Lost in America, Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World, The Muse, The Secret Life of Pets, Broadcast News, Taxi Driver, Drive, Concussion, This Is 40, Mother, A Most Violent Year, Out of Sight, The Simpsons Movie, Real Life, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Private Benjamin, The In-Laws, The Scout, Unfaithfully Yours, The Little Prince, My First Mister, I'll Do Anything, Dr. Dolittle, Terms of Endearment, Critical Care, Exploring the Reef, Bad Day on the Block
TV Shows Hot Wheels, Finding Nemo: Extras
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1His paternal grandfather, Chaskel (Charles) Einstein, was an Austrian Jewish immigrant, and his paternal grandmother, Sarah Klayman, was a Russian Jewish immigrant. His maternal grandparents, Joseph Goodman and Katie Leventhal, were also Russian Jewish immigrants.
2Changed his last name from "Einstein" because there was already an extremely well-known theoretical physicist named "Albert Einstein.".
3Turned down the lead role in Big (1988).
4Turned down the role of Edward Lewis in Pretty Woman (1990).
5Friend of Richard Lewis.
6Albert's father, vaudeville/radio/film comedian Harry Parke (aka Parkyakarkus) died of a heart attack when Albert was 11 in 1958. Parke collapsed next to Milton Berle during a Friar's roast gathering honoring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in Los Angeles.
7His mother, singer/actress Thelma Leeds had a brief career before marrying Albert's father and settling down to raise a family. She returned occasionally to film in son Albert's movies.
8Brooks attended Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh, but dropped out after one year to focus on comedy.
9Brooks was romantically linked to singer Linda Ronstadt and actresses Carrie Fisher, Julie Hagerty and Kathryn Harrold before settling down and marrying Kimberly Shlain, an artist.
10Brooks has been honored by the American Film Institute with a retrospective of his work at the first U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen Colorado.
11Once performed a humorless, five-minute stand up comedy routine on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) that didn't produce a single laugh until the punchline - when he explained to the audience that he had been working as a stand up comic for five years and had run out of material. Johnny Carson swore the hilarity which followed this set-up lasted a full minute.
12Has starred in two movies where the song "Beyond the Sea" has played over the end credits. My First Mister (2001) and Finding Nemo (2003).
13Has made six guest appearances on The Simpsons (1989). With one exception, he has played a different character each time, and each time he has been credited as "A. Brooks."
14Attended the same High School as Angelina Jolie, Michael Klesic, Nicolas Cage, Lenny Kravitz, David Schwimmer, Jonathan Silverman, Gina Gershon, Rhonda Fleming, Jackie Cooper, Rob Reiner, Antonio Sabato Jr., Pauly Shore, Michael Tolkin, Betty White, Corbin Bernsen, Elizabeth Daily and Crispin Glover.
15Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy", by Ronald L. Smith, pg.61-62. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
16Nephew of Zeke Manners
17daughter, Claire Elizabeth born [March 2000]
18Son of Thelma Leeds and Harry Parke(comedian known as 'Parkyakarkus').
19Turned down the lead in When Harry Met Sally... (1989) because he thought it was too much like a Woody Allen script. Albert has been described as a West Coast Woody Allen
20A good friend of Debbie Reynolds.
21Brother of Clifford Einstein and Bob Einstein who is best known for his character "Super Dave" Osbourne.
22Son, Jacob Eli, born [October 1998]


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Concussion2015Dr. Cyril Wecht
The Little Prince2015/IThe Businessman (voice)
The Simpsons1990-2015TV SeriesHank Scorpio Jacques Dr. Raufbold ...
A Most Violent Year2014Andrew Walsh
This Is 402012Larry
Drive2011/IBernie Rose
Weeds2008TV SeriesLenny Botwin
The Simpsons Movie2007Russ Cargill (voice, as A. Brooks)
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World2005Albert Brooks
Finding Nemo2003Marlin (voice)
The In-Laws2003/IJerry Peyser
Finding Nemo2003Video GameMarlin (voice)
My First Mister2001Randall - 'R'
The Muse1999Steven Phillips
Out of Sight1998Richard Ripley
Doctor Dolittle1998Jacob the Tiger (voice)
Critical Care1997Dr. Butz
Mother1996/IIJohn Henderson
The Scout1994Al Percolo
I'll Do Anything1994Burke Adler
Defending Your Life1991Daniel Miller
Broadcast News1987Aaron Altman
Lost in America1985David Howard
Unfaithfully Yours1984Norman Robbins
Terms of Endearment1983Rudyard (voice, as A. Brooks)
Twilight Zone: The Movie1983Car Driver (prologue)
Modern Romance1981Robert Cole
Private Benjamin1980Yale Goodman
Real Life1979Albert Brooks
Taxi Driver1976Tom
Saturday Night Live1975TV SeriesInterviewer (segment "The Impossible Truth") / Bob (segment 'NBC Super Season') / Heart Surgeon (segment 'Operation') / ...
The New Dick Van Dyke Show1972TV SeriesDr. Norman
Love, American Style1971TV SeriesChristopher Leacock (segment "Love and Operation Model")
The Odd Couple1970TV SeriesRudy
Insight1970TV SeriesHank
Hot Wheels1969TV SeriesMickey Barnes / Kip Chogi (voice)
Marcus Welby, M.D.1969TV SeriesCollege Student
The Cops2018TV Series announced
The Secret Life of Pets2016Tiberius (voice)
Finding Dory2016Marlin (voice)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Cops2018TV Series creator announced
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World2005written by
The Muse1999written by
Mother1996/IIwritten by
The Scout1994screenplay
Defending Your Life1991written by
Lost in America1985written by
Modern Romance1981written by
Real Life1979written by
Saturday Night LiveTV Series 2 episodes, 1975 - 1976 written by - 3 episodes, 1975
The Famous Comedians School1976TV Movie

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World2005
The Muse1999
Mother1996/II
Defending Your Life1991
Lost in America1985
Modern Romance1981
Real Life1979
The Famous Comedians School1976TV Movie

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live1975-1976TV Series segment director - 7 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World2005performer: "There's No Business Like Show Business"
Mother1996/IIlyrics: "Mrs. Robinson"
Defending Your Life1991performer: "Home on the Range" - uncredited
Twilight Zone: The Movie1983performer: "Sea Hunt Theme", "Bonanza Theme", "National Geographic Fanfare", "Hawaii Five-O Theme"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Associates1979-1980TV Series composer - 2 episodes

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Famous Comedians School1976TV Movie

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Cops2018TV Series executive producer - 2018 announced

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
War on Everyone2016the director would like to think
Bollywood Hero2009TV Series special thanks - 3 episodes
Making 'Taxi Driver'1999Video documentary special thanks
Inside 'Out of Sight'1998Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2011-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself - Special Appearance
Good Morning America1979-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1997-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
The Daily Show2006-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The View2006-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Saturday Night Live Backstage2011TV Special documentaryHimself / Various
This Week2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 77th Annual Academy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Movie Theater Interviewee (pre-recorded) (uncredited)
Exploring the Reef2003Video documentary shortMarlin (voice)
Biography2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Multiple Takes with Albert Brooks2003Video shortHimself
The Parachute Sequence2003Video shortHimself
Backstory2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Real Life: A Conversation with Albert Brooks2000Video documentary shortHimself
Making 'Taxi Driver'1999Video documentaryHimself / Tom
Inside 'Out of Sight'1998Video documentary shortHimself
Howard Stern1994-1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 67th Annual Academy Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - 'Cabin Boy' Audition Reel (pre-recorded) (uncredited)
Late Night with David Letterman1982-1991TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1969-1991TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Himself - Guest / Himself
The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
The 60th Annual Academy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
General Electric's All-Star Anniversary1978TV Movie documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live1975-1976TV SeriesHimself - Host (segment "Audience Research") / Himself (segment "Sick in Bed") / Himself / ...
Milton Berle's Mad Mad Mad World of Comedy1974TV MovieHimself
The Hollywood Squares1972-1973TV SeriesHimself
The Helen Reddy Show1973TV SeriesHimself
Jack Paar Tonite1973TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Mike Douglas Show1972TV SeriesHimself - Actor
The Golddiggers1971TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Johnny Cash Show1971TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
The Ed Sullivan Show1971TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
The Everly Brothers Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Show1970TV SeriesHimself
Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers1969TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Welcome to the Basement2013TV SeriesHimself
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2012TV Series documentaryCar Driver (Prologue)
Burbs to the Beach2008Video short
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Special documentaryHimself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself #32
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years2000TV Movie documentaryAaron Altman
Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television1996TV Special documentaryHimself
The Simpsons1994TV SeriesJacques
Johnny Carson's 29th Anniversary1991TV SpecialHimself
Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 22nd Anniversary1984TV SpecialHimself - Actor
Johnny Carson's 21st Anniversary1983TV MovieHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
2012NFCS AwardNevada Film Critics SocietyBest Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
2011AAFCA AwardAfrican-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)Best Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
2011Austin Film Critics AwardAustin Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
2011BFCC AwardBlack Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
2011BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
2011CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
2011FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
2011HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
2011Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
2011NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
2011NYFCO AwardNew York Film Critics, OnlineBest Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
2011OFCC AwardOklahoma Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
2011PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleDrive (2011)
2011SFFCC AwardSan Francisco Film Critics CircleBest Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
2011Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleDrive (2011)
2011SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
2011UFCA AwardUtah Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
2011VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
2011WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
1997NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ScreenplayMother (1996)· Monica Mcgowan Johnson
1997ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USAScreenwriter of the Year· Monica Mcgowan Johnson
1996NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ScreenplayMother (1996)· Monica Mcgowan Johnson
1988American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Supporting Male Performer - Motion Picture or TVBroadcast News (1987)
1988BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ActorBroadcast News (1987)
1986NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ScreenplayLost in America (1985)· Monica Mcgowan Johnson

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureDrive (2011)
2012EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
2012Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
2012DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
2012GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
2012Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsSupporting ActorDrive (2011)
2012Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleDrive (2011)
2012ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
2012IFC AwardIowa Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
2012IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista)Drive (2011)
2012ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsSupporting Actor of the YearDrive (2011)
2012OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
2012OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
2012VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
2011ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleDrive (2011)
2011Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Supporting Actor of the YearDrive (2011)
2011SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
2011TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
2004OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceFinding Nemo (2003)
1992Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest WritingDefending Your Life (1991)
1988OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleBroadcast News (1987)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
2011DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
2011IFJA AwardIndiana Film Journalists Association, USBest Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
2011ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest Supporting PerformanceDrive (2011)
2011SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorDrive (2011)
1988NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActorBroadcast News (1987)
1985NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ScreenplayLost in America (1985)· Monica Mcgowan Johnson

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1988NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActorBroadcast News (1987)

TitleSalary
The Scout (1994)$3,000,000

#Quote
1In 1972, I did a bit about the word shit, how a comic pulls it out of his arsenal...and nothing has changed. What makes money is a very specific kind of comedy, aimed at a young male audience, that has a huge amount of shit jokes. The Waterboy makes $150 million; it's like another language to me. I'm convinced that when the aliens finally land, that's what they'll laugh at, too. That's how we'll communicate with the future.....shit jokes.
2The relationship between the artist and the audience is rather like a courtship.
3When Rex Reed wrote that I had a face like an open sandwich, that was the best moment so far. It's just a thing of mine - I've always wanted to be compared to deli food.
4[on his favorite hero in fiction] The second of the three little pigs. In normal usage, his stick house should have been sufficient. He just happened to come across a once-in-a-lifetime event. The first pig was stupid. The third pig had obsessive-compulsive disorder.
5[on the talent he would most like to have] Parting the Red Sea would be cool.
6[on his greatest fear] That three days before I die I'll find out what happiness means.
7This getting old is something. I think I envy my dog, because my dog is sixteen and she's limping and she's still living, but she doesn't look at me like she knows. She's not thinking what I'm thinking. It's a cruel trick that we all know the ending.
8People ask me all the time about improv, and I tell them that improv is just the final icing. You need a structure. It's like, if you're going to commit suicide, you need the building to jump out of.
9[on auditioning for Drive (2011) director Nicolas Winding Refn] He asked why I thought I was right for the part, and I said, "Because you could cast me, or you could cast somebody who does this all the time, and as soon as he comes on the screen everybody will know who he is."
10[on choosing to play Bernie Rose, a non-comedic, vicious killer, in Drive (2011)] The villains of the world don't walk around like villains. That's how they suck people in. They're charming. If you buy the movie and you've invested in the movie, the character can go anywhere you want.
11I made my living in comedy but I'm not a silly person. I've got all these sides to me. Even in my movies that I've written myself, the characters sometimes border on great anger or nutsiness or other kinds of behavior. I'm not just doing fart jokes for two hours.
12Normally movies have the same people they use over and over for everything. It's called typecasting. They don't like to take chances. They'll go with the guy they had before.
13[on why he changed his name from Einstein to Brooks] Do I even have to answer?
14[on being called "neurotic"] I have feelings about that. It's an interesting world we live in when Arnold Schwarzenegger can kill 115 people in a movie and he's fine. I drive around a woman's house twice, and I'm neurotic. Go figure.
15[on his father's death onstage] The interesting thing to me was that he finished. He could have died in the middle. He could have done it on the way over there. But he didn't. He finished. And he was as good as he'd ever been in his life.
16[on casting Mother (1996)] It took me four months to get Doris Day to see me. She lives up in Monterey, so I had to take one of those little planes where everyone has to weigh themselves. When I got there, before I sat down, she says to me, "I'm not going to do this movie, but I just so much wanted to meet you". But it was a pleasant afternoon. I remember she had, like, 30 dogs. She took me in back of her house where there was this graveyard, and she said very seriously, "This is where the dogs go". I tried to make her laugh. I said, " . . . to the bathroom?" She got upset.
17[on Stanley Kubrick] He asked to see the script [for Lost in America (1985)], so I sent him a copy. He called back and said he liked it but had some suggestions. He thought the couple should split up and not get back together until the end--as a sort of surprise. I immediately said, "Oh, no, that's a terrible idea". That was the last conversation we had.
18[on the failure of Modern Romance (1981)] The [studio heads] were angry. It was like I had shot a child . . . I was depressed, but then one day I was sitting at home and the phone rings. It's Stanley Kubrick. He had seen the movie and wanted to know how I did it. That's the first thing he said: "How did you make this movie? I've always wanted to make a movie about jealousy". I said to him, "The guy who did '2001' [2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)] is asking me how I did something?"
19[on Taxi Driver (1976)] After we finished the movie, Schrader [Paul Schrader] came up to me at the cast party and said, "I want to thank you. That was the only guy in the script I didn't know". I said to him, "That's the guy you didn't know? You knew every pimp and murderer, but the guy who gets up and goes to work every day--him you didn't know?"
20There was a time when I was probably too cautious about my career. Maybe I could have taken more chances. But, you know, when Garry Marshall came to me with Pretty Woman (1990) there was no Julia Roberts. It was just this silly script about a prostitute. And at the time I was offered Big (1988), I wanted to dig my teeth into a grown-up character. I didn't want to play little kids. But I'm getting better at this sort of thing. I'm taking more chances.
21When I die, if the word "thong" appears in the first or second sentence of my obituary, I've screwed up.
22Bullfights are hugely popular because you can sit comfortably with a hot dog and possibly watch a man die. It won't be me, but I can sit comfortably and watch it.
23We export films that are full of sleazy [penis] jokes and toilet humor
  • that's why we've earned the affectionate nickname of the Great Satan.
What's seemingly benign, by our standards, is doing more damage to us around the world than anything I could ever do.
24[on Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)] For so long afterward [9/11], whenever I heard anyone talk about Muslims, it was in association with terrorism. But I thought, "What could I do in a teeny way - and believe me, it's a teeny way - to defuse this?" There had to be some way to separate the 1.5 billion people who don't want to kill us from the 100,000 or so who do. I thought if I could get five Muslims and six Hindus and maybe 3 Jews to laugh for 90 minutes, then I've accomplished something.
25I've always felt like I work in a small little area that doesn't represent anything like the rest of society.
26Being a screenwriter in Hollywood is like being a eunuch at an orgy. Worse, actually, at least the eunuch is allowed to watch.

#Trademark
1Often compared to Woody Allen or called "The West Coast Woody Allen"
2His characters are usually nervous and ill-tempered
3Hoarse voice
4Always casts himself in the lead role of his films as a nebbish weisenheimer.
5[Satire] Frequently satirizes different facets of Hollywood (Reality TV/Filmmaking in Real Life (1979), Screenwriting in The Muse (1999)
6Frequent collaborators: Monica Mcgowan Johnson and James L. Brooks
7Dysfunctional relationships (Real Life (1979), Modern Romance (1981) and Mother (1996)).

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