Albert Brooks

Albert Brooks

Highest Rated: 99% Finding Nemo (2003)

Lowest Rated: 22% The Scout (1994)

Birthday: Jul 22, 1947

Birthplace: Beverly Hills, California, USA

Once dubbed the West Coast Woody Allen for his cerebral brand of comedy, actor-writer-director Albert Brooks once turned down the Billy Crystal role in "When Harry Met Sally..." (1989) precisely because it read like a Woody Allen movie - a comparison he assiduously avoided. After receiving his start in show business as a stand-up comedian - a route he also wished to avoid - Brooks finally achieved his dream of becoming an actor when he made his first foray into features with a prominent supporting role in "Taxi Driver" (1976). He made his biggest contribution to movies as director, helming his first film, "Real Life" (1978), which many critics lauded as being the first and one of the best mocumentaries ever made. Returning to the director's chair following a sprinkling of small roles on the big screen, Brooks helmed the romantic comedy, "Modern Romance" (1981), before directing "Lost in America" (1985), his sharp satiric look at American materialism that many considered to be his finest work behind the camera. His best work in front of the lens came with "Broadcast News" (1987), playing a sympathetic news reporter - a role that earned him an Academy Award nomination. He returned to directing with the philosophical and funny "Defending Your Life" (1991), before helming the more underwhelming "Mother" (1996) and "The Muse" (1999). Though his output diminished in later years, including only one film as director in the new millennium - "Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World" (2005) - Brooks nonetheless remained one of the most gifted and prolific comedic actors of his generation.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
94% 84% Finding Dory Marlin (Voice) $486.2M 2016
73% 62% The Secret Life of Pets Tiberius (Voice) $368.3M 2016
59% 74% Concussion Dr. Cyril Wecht (Character) $33.8M 2015
93% 84% The Little Prince The Businessman (Voice) $1.3M 2015
89% 69% A Most Violent Year Andrew Walsh (Character) $5.7M 2014
51% 50% This Is 40 Larry (Character) $67.5M 2012
92% 79% Drive Bernie Rose (Character) $35.1M 2011
88% 77% The Simpsons Movie Russ Cargill (Voice) $183.1M 2007
42% 27% Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World Albert Brooks (Character),
Director,
Writer
$887.4K 2005
No Score Yet 31% I Accidentally Domed Your Son Hay Love (Character) - 2004
33% 40% The In-Laws Jerry Peyser (Character) $20.4M 2003
99% 86% Finding Nemo Marlin (Voice) - 2003
52% 76% My First Mister Randall (Character) $621.4K 2001
53% 34% The Muse Steven Phillips (Character),
Director,
Writer
$11.6M 1999
93% 74% Out of Sight Richard Ripley (Character) $37.5M 1998
42% 35% Dr. Dolittle Tiger (Voice) $144.2M 1998
59% 30% Critical Care Dr. Butz (Character) $169.4K 1997
88% 75% Mother John Henderson (Character),
Director,
Writer
$1.1M 1996
22% 22% The Scout Al Percolo (Character),
Screenwriter
$2.6M 1994
61% 42% I'll Do Anything Burke Adler (Character) $10.2M 1994
97% 83% Defending Your Life Daniel Miller (Character),
Director,
Writer
$16.2M 1991
98% 79% Broadcast News Aaron Altman (Character) $49.2M 1987
97% 77% Lost in America David Howard (Character),
Director
- 1985
33% 46% Unfaithfully Yours Norman Robbins (Character) - 1984
81% 71% Modern Romance Robert Cole (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 1981
82% 60% Private Benjamin Yale Goodman (Character) - 1980
85% 82% Real Life Albert Brooks (Character),
Director
- 1979
96% 93% Taxi Driver Tom (Character) - 1976

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2015-2016 2011
85% 77% The Simpsons Dr. Raufbold (Guest Voice) 2015 2011 2005 1996 1993-1994 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2011 2006
70% 77% Weeds Lenny Botwin (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1983 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Dick Van Dyke Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odd Couple Rudy (Guest Star) 1970

QUOTES FROM Albert Brooks CHARACTERS

Nemo says: I trust Becky.

Marlin says: You trust Becky? Becky's eating a cup!

Dory says: Do you know how it feels to be looking for someone?

Marlin says: Yes...

Dr. Isaac Steven says: Look. These people are very close to complete personalty disintegration.

Albert Brooks says: Oh, don't make me laugh. I don't remember a time in my whole life when I haven't been close to complete personality disintegration. And how the hell would you know what these people are feeling, anyway? From your Mickey Mouse tests?

Dr. Isaac Steven says: Don't blame the tests for what they tell us.

Albert Brooks says: Oh, I don't blame 'em. They're great. Why don't we do more, huh? More tests. I bet you'd like it, wouldn't you, Noland? Want to get that cup again? Come on. We'll get you lots of cups. Maybe a hundred cups! I'll tell you something about you people. You're great with cups, but what you don't have are balls! And I think if you ask any magician, he'll tell you that cups without balls doesn't mean jack shit!

Albert Brooks says: Look at it, babe! It's the most spectacular ending anybody could've ever had! Humor! Pathos! Tragedy! And it's real! It's real! Their house is really burning!uote here...

Albert Brooks says: Look at it, babe! It's the most spectacular ending anybody could've ever had! Humor! Pathos! Tragedy! And it's real! It's real! Their house is really burning!

Marlin says: Hey Crush!

Crush says: Yeah?

Marlin says: How old are you?

Crush says: A hundred and fifty, dude!

Comedian says: How did you die?

Daniel Miller says: On stage just like you!

Dory says: Excuse me? Whoo hoo! Little fella? Hello! Don't be rude. Say hi.

Marlin says: Ha. Hello.

Dory says: His son Bingo...

Dory says: His son Bingo.

Marlin says: Nemo.

Dory says: Nemo! was taken to, um..

Dory says: Nemo! was taken to, um.

Marlin says: Sydney.

Dory says: ..Sydney, yeah. And it's really, really important that we get there as fast as we can, so can you help us out? Come on, little fella. Come on.

Dory says: Sydney, yeah. And it's really, really important that we get there as fast as we can, so can you help us out? Come on, little fella. Come on.

Marlin says: Dory? I'm a little fella. I don't think that's a little fella.

Russ Cargill says: Have you ever gone mad without power? It's boring, no one listens to you.

Marlin says: Oh, my stomach. Ohhh...

Crush says: Oh, man. Hey, no hurling on the shell, dude, ok? Just waxed it.

Larry says: How do you call ebay?!

Russ Cargill says: I want guards guarding the dome 24/7, and this is how I want them arranged: tough, soft, tough, soft, soft, tough, soft, tough, tough, soft.

Dory says: Hey there, Mr. Grumpy Gills. When life gets you down do you wanna know what you've gotta do?

Marlin says: No I don't wanna know.

Dory says: [singing] Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim.

Marlin says: Dory, no singing.

Dory says: Ha, ha, ha, ha, ho. I love to swim. When you want to swim you want to swim.

Marlin says: Now I'm stuck with that song... Now it's in my head.

Dory says: Sorry.

Dory says: I have short term memory loss. It runs in my family, or at least i think it does. Hmm...where are they?

Dory says: I have short term memory loss. It runs in my family, or at least I think it does. Hmm...where are they?

Marlin says: Somethings wrong with you, really.

Dory says: We goin' in there?

Marlin says: Yup.

Dory says: P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way Sydney?

Dory says: I suffer from short term memory loss.

Marlin says: I don't believe this..

Dory says: No! Really, it's true! I forget things almost instantly. It runs in my family! Well, at least I think it does...... hmm..... where are they?

Dory says: No! Really, it's true! I forget things almost instantly. It runs in my family! Well, at least I think it does... hmm.... where are they?

Coral says: Shh! you're gonna wake the kids!

Marlin says: Oh right!

Coral says: Aw look there dreaming, we still have to name them!

Marlin says: You wanna name all of them right now? Okay we'll name this have Marlin Jr. and this have Coral Jr. Okay we're done!

Marlin says: You wanna name all of them right now? Okay we'll name this half Marlin Jr. and this half Coral Jr. Okay we're done!

Coral says: I like Nemo

Marlin says: Nemo? Okay we'll name one Nemo but I would most of them to be Marlin Jr.

Coral says: Can you believe in just a couple of days we're gonna be parents!

Marlin says: Yeah, what if they don't like me?

Coral says: Marlin!

Marlin says: I mean honestly

Coral says: There's over 400 eggs odds are one of them is bound to like you!

Marlin says: How many stripes do I have?

Nemo the Clownfish says: I'm fine!

Marlin says: Answer the stripe question!

Nemo the Clownfish says: Three

Marlin says: SEE? Something's wrong with you!, I have one... two... three? That's all I have? Oh you're okay.

Nemo the Clownfish says: Hey dad! Maybe when I'm at school, I'll see a shark.

Marlin says: I highly doubt that.

Nemo the Clownfish says: Have how ever met a shark?

Marlin says: No and I don't plan to.

Nemo the Clownfish says: How old are sea turtles?

Marlin says: Sea Turtles? I don't know.

Nemo the Clownfish says: Sandy Plankton from next door, he says they live to be a hundred years old!

Marlin says: Well, if I ever meet a sea turtle I'll ask him, right after I'm done talking to the shark, okay?

Marlin says: Hey guess what?

Nemo the Clownfish says: What?

Marlin says: Sea turtles? I met one, and he was a hundred and fifty years old!

Nemo the Clownfish says: Hundred and fifty?

Marlin says: Yup

Marlin says: Yup.

Nemo the Clownfish says: Sandy Plankton said that they only live to be a hundred.

Marlin says: Sandy Plankton? You think I would travel the whole ocean and not know as much as Sandy Plankton? He was a hundred and fifty, not a hundred

Marlin says: Sandy Plankton? You think I would travel the whole ocean and not know as much as Sandy Plankton? He was a hundred and fifty, not a hundred.

Russ Cargill says: I was tricked by an Idiot?!!

Russ Cargill says: I was tricked by an Idiot?

Cletus says: Hey, I know how you feel. I was beat in tic tac toe by a chicken

Cletus says: Hey, I know how you feel. I was beat in tic tac toe by a chicken.

Dory says: *gasp* Duck!

Marlin says: That's not a duck, it's a PELICAN!!!!!

Marlin says: That's not a duck, it's a PELICAN!

Health Food Salesman says: Hi. How are you doing?

Robert Cole says: I'm doing OK. I tell you, I just broke up with somebody so I'm trying to feel healthy. I wanna get some new vitamins.

Health Food Salesman says: Oh, you broke up with somebody. You're gonna need C, magnesium...

Dory says: Hey, Conscience, there's a light.

Marlin says: Yeah, I see it too.

Dory says: What do you think it is?

Marlin says: I..don't...know. But..I'm beginning...to feel all..happy inside. {Predator fish lights up} Good feelings gone.

Marlin says: I..don't...know. But..I'm beginning...to feel all..happy inside. [predator fish lights up] Good feelings gone.

Dory says: Okay, that one was a little tougher. He either said we should go to the back of the throat or he wants a root beer float.

Marlin says: Of course he wants us to go there! That's eating us! How do I taste, Moby!? Huh!? Do I taste good!? You tell him I'm not interested in being lunch!

Bernie Rose says: Chopsticks and a fortune cookie.

Marlin says: Dory. If it wasn't for you, I never would made it here. So thank you.

Dory says: Hey! Hey, wait a minute. W-w-wait! Where are you going?

Marlin says: It's over, Dory. We were too late. Nemo's gone and I'm going home.

Dory says: No...no, you can't! Stop! Please don't go away. Please? No one's ever stuck with me so long before. And if you leave...I just, I remember things better with you. I do. Look, P. Sherman, 42...40...2...agh! I remember it, I do. It's there, I know it is because when I look at you, I can feel it. And I, I look at you and...and I'm home. Please. I don't want them to go away. I don't want to forget.

Marlin says: I'm sorry, Dory, but I do.

Driver says: My hands are a little dirty.

Bernie Rose says: So are mine.

Crush says: So, What brings you on this fine day to the EAC, huh?

Marlin says: Dory and I need to get to Sydney. [remembering Dory] Dory! [gasping] Dory! Is she ok?

Crush says: Oh our little blue? She is somewhat down there.

Dory says: Dory! Dory! Dory!

Crush says: Oh are you awake dude!

Marlin says: What are you talking about?

Crush says: Saw the whole thing dude! First you were like woah! [twirling] and then you were like WOAH! [clapping his hands on his head] and the you were like woah! {sighing] You got some serious thrill issues dude, taking out all the jellies.

Dory says: A boat hey I've seen a boat! It passed by now two moments ago. It went...uh this way it went this way follow me!

Marlin says: Right a minute! RIGHT A MINUTE! What is going on? You already told me which way the boat was going?

Dory says: I did? Oh no.

Marlin says: Is this some kind of practical joke because it's not funny and I'm not funny! I'm a clownfish!

Dory says: Yes yes I can see that listen I'm so sorry you see, I suffer from short-term memory loss.

Marlin says: Short-Term Memory Loss? I DON'T BELIEVE THIS!

Coral says: You still have to name them.

Marlin says: You wan to name them right now? Ok then we'll name this half Marlin Jr. and then this half Coral Jr. Ok we're done!

Coral says: I like Nemo.

Marlin says: Nemo? Well we'll name one Nemo but I'd like most of them to be Marlin Jr.

Bernie Rose says: For the rest of your life will be looking over your shoulder.

Marlin says: Dory, do you see anything?

Dory says: AHH! Something's got me!

Marlin says: That's was me! I'm sorry.

Dory says: Huh! Who's that?

Marlin says: "Who's that?" Who could it be? It's me!

Marlin says: 'Who's that?' Who could it be? It's me!

Dory says: Are...are you my conscience?

Marlin says: Yeah...yeah...yeah...yeah I'm your conscience. We haven't spoken for a while. How are you?

Dory says: Hmmm... can't complain.

Daniel Miller says: And you didn't want to toot your own horn

Daniel Miller says: And you didn't want to toot your own horn.

Shannon says: You breaking in here, I figure it's bad news.

Bernie Rose says: No, Shannon. It's bad luck. Two thousand heists a year in this city, he has to pick the wrong one.

Shannon says: He tried to put it right.

Bernie Rose says: Well, he picked the wrong guy for that too. My partner is a belligerent asshole, with his back against the wall. Right now, so am I.

Marlin says: That's not a duck, it's a... PELICAN!

Marlin says: That's not a duck, that's a pelican!

Russ Cargill says: And to make sure nobody else gets out, I want roving death squads around the perimeter 24/7. I want 10,000 tough guys, and I want 10,000 soft guys to make the tough guys look tougher. And here's how I want 'em arranged: tough, tough, soft, tough, soft, soft, tough, tough, soft, soft, tough, soft.

Russ Cargill says: Hello Homer!

Homer says: At last we meet who ever you are.

Homer says: So, we meet at last, whoever you are.

Aaron Altman says: I know you care about him. I've never seen you like this about anyone, so please don't take it wrong when I tell you that I believe that Tom, while a very nice guy, is the Devil.

Aaron Altman says: I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.