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.

Highest rated movies

Broadcast News
Defending Your Life
Lost in America
Taxi Driver
Drive
Out of Sight
A Most Violent Year
Mother

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 85% The Super Bob Einstein Movie Self - 2021
72% 62% The Secret Life of Pets Tiberius (Voice) $368.3M 2016
94% 84% Finding Dory Marlin (Voice) $486.2M 2016
93% 84% The Little Prince The Businessman (Voice) $1.3M 2015
58% 74% Concussion Dr. Cyril Wecht (Character) $33.8M 2015
90% 69% A Most Violent Year Andrew Walsh (Character) $5.7M 2014
51% 50% This Is 40 Larry (Character) $67.5M 2012
93% 79% Drive Bernie Rose (Character) $35.1M 2011
87% 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
99% 86% Finding Nemo Marlin (Voice) - 2003
33% 41% The In-Laws Jerry Peyser (Character) $20.4M 2003
53% 76% My First Mister Randall (Character) $621.4K 2001
53% 34% The Muse Steven Phillips (Character),
Director,
Writer
$11.6M 1999
42% 34% Dr. Dolittle Tiger (Voice) $144.2M 1998
93% 74% Out of Sight Richard Ripley (Character) $37.5M 1998
59% 30% Critical Care Dr. Butz (Character) $169.4K 1997
88% 75% Mother John Henderson (Character),
Director,
Writer
$1.1M 1996
61% 42% I'll Do Anything Burke Adler (Character) $10.2M 1994
22% 21% The Scout Al Percolo (Character),
Screenwriter
$2.6M 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% 45% Unfaithfully Yours Norman Robbins (Character) - 1984
82% 71% Modern Romance Robert Cole (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 1981
82% 60% Private Benjamin Yale Goodman (Character) - 1980
81% 82% Real Life Albert Brooks (Character),
Director
- 1979
96% 93% Taxi Driver Tom (Character) - 1976

TV

Credit
85% 75% The Simpsons Dr. Raufbold (Guest Voice) 1990 1993-1994 1996 2005 2011 2015 2021
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2011 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2012
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2006 2011
70% 77% Weeds Lenny Botwin (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1981 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Dick Van Dyke Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet 100% The Odd Couple Rudy (Guest Star) 1970