Albert Brooks

Albert Brooks

  • Highest Rated: 99% Finding Nemo (2003)
  • Lowest Rated: 22% The Scout (1994)
  • Birthday: Jul 22, 1947
  • Birthplace: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Though it may sound like one of his cerebral comedy routines, Albert Brooks came into this world as Albert Einstein. The son of comedian Harry Einstein (better known to millions of radio fans as Parkyakarkus), Brooks briefly attended Carnegie Tech before launching a hills-and-valley career as a standup comic. Like such contemporaries as George Carlin and Robert Klein, Brooks delighted in finding humor in the inconsistencies of everyday life, and had a particular fondness for exploiting clichés that many people never realized were clichés. Two of his most fondly remembered routines involved a talking mime and a ritualistic recital of the ingredients in a carton of Cool-Whip. After appearing as a regular on the 1969-1970 season of The Dean Martin Show (as well as its 1971 spin-off The Golddiggers), Brooks gained instant pop-culture fame for his brilliant short-subject directorial debut, The Famous Comedian's School, which was highlighted on a 1971 installment of The Great American Dream Machine. Even today, comedy buffs can cite from memory the particulars of "The Danny Thomas/Sid Melton School of Coffee-Spitting." In 1975, Brooks won a Grammy for his album A Star Is Bought; that same year, he began filming short sketches for Saturday Night Live. Though often the highlights of that series' first season, Brooks' skits were dropped from SNL because they were considered "too inside." Brooks made his theatrical film debut in 1976, playing Cybill Shepherd's clueless co-worker in Taxi Driver. His subsequent film roles included the first husband of Goldie Hawn in Private Benjamin (1980), Dudley Moore's cuckolded manager in Unfaithfully Yours (1984), and, best of all, his Oscar-nominated turn as the acerbic, freely perspiring TV journalist Aaron Altman in Broadcast News (1987). Even more impressive have been Brooks' credits as writer/director, including the PBS-documentary lampoon Real Life (1979), the angst-driven Modern Romance (1981), the yuppie odyssey Lost in America (1985), and the "Heaven is a Strip Mall" fantasy Defending Your Life (1991). In 1994, Brooks both wrote and acted in the darkly humorous baseball film The Scout. In 1996, he directed, wrote, and starred opposite Debbie Reynolds (making her first screen appearance in over two decades) in Mother. After taking some time off from directing and scriptwriting to appear in such films as Out of Sight (1998), Brooks resumed his director-screenwriter-actor hyphenate with The Muse (1999), starring opposite Andie MacDowell and Sharon Stone as a struggling Hollywood scriptwriter in search of divine inspiration; Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World followed in 2005.Unarguably, Brooks's highest-profile performance came not in one of his directorial projects, but in the 2003 Pixar underwater adventure Finding Nemo. Lending his voice to the film's lead clown-fish, the critically-acclaimed picture went on to be one of the highest grossing movies of all time and also featured the talents of Ellen Degeneres and Willem Dafoe.He became part of the cast of the Showtime series Weeds as the main character's former father-in-law. 2011 turned out to be an excellent year for the revered performer. That year saw publication of his first novel, 2030, a comedy about the future of America. He also played the part of Bernie Rose, the bad guy in the hotly buzzed about action film Drive. Though he captured numerous year-end critics prizes, Brooks was denied an Oscar nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

93% The Little Prince The Businessman 2016
73% The Secret Life of Pets Tiberius $368.4M 2016
94% Finding Dory Marlin $486.3M 2016
59% Concussion Dr. Cyril Wecht $23.3M 2015
90% A Most Violent Year Andrew Walsh 2015
52% This Is 40 Larry $65.3M 2012
92% Drive Bernie Rose $34.4M 2011
88% The Simpsons Movie Russ Cargill $183.2M 2007
42% Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World Producer Director Screenwriter Himself $0.8M 2006
99% Finding Nemo Marlin $380.6M 2003
33% The In-Laws Jerry Peyser $20.4M 2003
52% My First Mister Randall 2002
53% The Muse Director Steven Phillips Screenwriter 1999
43% Dr. Dolittle Jacob The Tiger 1998
93% Out of Sight Richard Ripley 1998
59% Critical Care Dr. Butz 1997
90% Mother Screenwriter Director John Henderson 1996
22% The Scout Screenwriter 1994
61% I'll Do Anything Burke 1994
97% Defending Your Life Director 1991
98% Broadcast News Aaron Altman 1987
97% Lost in America David Howard Screenwriter Director 1985
27% Unfaithfully Yours Norman Robbins 1984
58% Twilight Zone: The Movie Driver 1983
81% Modern Romance Screenwriter Director Robert Cole 1981
81% Private Benjamin Yale Goodman 1980
85% Real Life Director Screenwriter Himself Albert Brooks 1979
98% Taxi Driver Tom 1976

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2015
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2015
  • 2005
  • 1996
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1990
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2003
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2006
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Performer
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Flip Wilson Show
1970-1974
Guest
  • 1972
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
1970-1975
Rudy
  • 1970
70% Weeds
2005-2012
Lenny Botwin

QUOTES FROM Albert Brooks CHARACTERS

Nemo
I trust Becky.
Marlin
You trust Becky? Becky's eating a cup!
Dory
Do you know how it feels to be looking for someone?
Marlin
Yes...
Dr. Isaac Steven
Look. These people are very close to complete personalty disintegration.
Albert Brooks
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
Don't blame the tests for what they tell us.
Albert Brooks
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
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
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
Hey Crush!
Crush
Yeah?
Marlin
How old are you?
Crush
A hundred and fifty, dude!
Comedian
How did you die?
Daniel Miller
On stage just like you!
Dory
Excuse me? Whoo hoo! Little fella? Hello! Don't be rude. Say hi.
Marlin
Ha. Hello.
Dory
His son Bingo...
Dory
His son Bingo.
Marlin
Nemo.
Dory
Nemo! was taken to, um..
Dory
Nemo! was taken to, um.
Marlin
Sydney.
Dory
..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
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
Dory? I'm a little fella. I don't think that's a little fella.
Russ Cargill
Have you ever gone mad without power? It's boring, no one listens to you.
Marlin
Oh, my stomach. Ohhh...
Crush
Oh, man. Hey, no hurling on the shell, dude, ok? Just waxed it.
Larry
How do you call ebay?!
Russ Cargill
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
Hey there, Mr. Grumpy Gills. When life gets you down do you wanna know what you've gotta do?
Marlin
No I don't wanna know.
Dory
[singing] Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim.
Marlin
Dory, no singing.
Dory
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ho. I love to swim. When you want to swim you want to swim.
Marlin
Now I'm stuck with that song... Now it's in my head.
Dory
Sorry.
Dory
I have short term memory loss. It runs in my family, or at least i think it does. Hmm...where are they?
Dory
I have short term memory loss. It runs in my family, or at least I think it does. Hmm...where are they?
Marlin
Somethings wrong with you, really.
Dory
We goin' in there?
Marlin
Yup.
Dory
P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way Sydney?
Dory
I suffer from short term memory loss.
Marlin
I don't believe this..
Dory
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
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
Shh! you're gonna wake the kids!
Marlin
Oh right!
Coral
Aw look there dreaming, we still have to name them!
Marlin
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
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
I like Nemo
Marlin
Nemo? Okay we'll name one Nemo but I would most of them to be Marlin Jr.
Coral
Can you believe in just a couple of days we're gonna be parents!
Marlin
Yeah, what if they don't like me?
Coral
Marlin!
Marlin
I mean honestly
Coral
There's over 400 eggs odds are one of them is bound to like you!
Marlin
How many stripes do I have?
Nemo the Clownfish
I'm fine!
Marlin
Answer the stripe question!
Nemo the Clownfish
Three
Marlin
SEE? Something's wrong with you!, I have one... two... three? That's all I have? Oh you're okay.
Nemo the Clownfish
Hey dad! Maybe when I'm at school, I'll see a shark.
Marlin
I highly doubt that.
Nemo the Clownfish
Have how ever met a shark?
Marlin
No and I don't plan to.
Nemo the Clownfish
How old are sea turtles?
Marlin
Sea Turtles? I don't know.
Nemo the Clownfish
Sandy Plankton from next door, he says they live to be a hundred years old!
Marlin
Well, if I ever meet a sea turtle I'll ask him, right after I'm done talking to the shark, okay?
Marlin
Hey guess what?
Nemo the Clownfish
What?
Marlin
Sea turtles? I met one, and he was a hundred and fifty years old!
Nemo the Clownfish
Hundred and fifty?
Marlin
Yup
Marlin
Yup.
Nemo the Clownfish
Sandy Plankton said that they only live to be a hundred.
Marlin
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
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
I was tricked by an Idiot?!!
Russ Cargill
I was tricked by an Idiot?
Cletus
Hey, I know how you feel. I was beat in tic tac toe by a chicken
Cletus
Hey, I know how you feel. I was beat in tic tac toe by a chicken.
Dory
*gasp* Duck!
Marlin
That's not a duck, it's a PELICAN!!!!!
Marlin
That's not a duck, it's a PELICAN!
Health Food Salesman
Hi. How are you doing?
Robert Cole
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
Oh, you broke up with somebody. You're gonna need C, magnesium...
Dory
Hey, Conscience, there's a light.
Marlin
Yeah, I see it too.
Dory
What do you think it is?
Marlin
I..don't...know. But..I'm beginning...to feel all..happy inside. {Predator fish lights up} Good feelings gone.
Marlin
I..don't...know. But..I'm beginning...to feel all..happy inside. [predator fish lights up] Good feelings gone.
Dory
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
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
Chopsticks and a fortune cookie.
Marlin
Dory. If it wasn't for you, I never would made it here. So thank you.
Dory
Hey! Hey, wait a minute. W-w-wait! Where are you going?
Marlin
It's over, Dory. We were too late. Nemo's gone and I'm going home.
Dory
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
I'm sorry, Dory, but I do.
Driver
My hands are a little dirty.
Bernie Rose
So are mine.
Crush
So, What brings you on this fine day to the EAC, huh?
Marlin
Dory and I need to get to Sydney. [remembering Dory] Dory! [gasping] Dory! Is she ok?
Crush
Oh our little blue? She is somewhat down there.
Dory
Dory! Dory! Dory!
Crush
Oh are you awake dude!
Marlin
What are you talking about?
Crush
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
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
Right a minute! RIGHT A MINUTE! What is going on? You already told me which way the boat was going?
Dory
I did? Oh no.
Marlin
Is this some kind of practical joke because it's not funny and I'm not funny! I'm a clownfish!
Dory
Yes yes I can see that listen I'm so sorry you see, I suffer from short-term memory loss.
Marlin
Short-Term Memory Loss? I DON'T BELIEVE THIS!
Coral
You still have to name them.
Marlin
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
I like Nemo.
Marlin
Nemo? Well we'll name one Nemo but I'd like most of them to be Marlin Jr.
Bernie Rose
For the rest of your life will be looking over your shoulder.
Marlin
Dory, do you see anything?
Dory
AHH! Something's got me!
Marlin
That's was me! I'm sorry.
Dory
Huh! Who's that?
Marlin
"Who's that?" Who could it be? It's me!
Marlin
'Who's that?' Who could it be? It's me!
Dory
Are...are you my conscience?
Marlin
Yeah...yeah...yeah...yeah I'm your conscience. We haven't spoken for a while. How are you?
Dory
Hmmm... can't complain.
Daniel Miller
And you didn't want to toot your own horn
Daniel Miller
And you didn't want to toot your own horn.
Shannon
You breaking in here, I figure it's bad news.
Bernie Rose
No, Shannon. It's bad luck. Two thousand heists a year in this city, he has to pick the wrong one.
Shannon
He tried to put it right.
Bernie Rose
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
That's not a duck, it's a... PELICAN!
Marlin
That's not a duck, that's a pelican!
Russ Cargill
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
Hello Homer!
Homer
At last we meet who ever you are.
Homer
So, we meet at last, whoever you are.
Aaron Altman
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
I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.