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Carl Gottlieb

Highest Rated:   100% The Shark Is Still Working (2006)
Lowest Rated:   0% The Sting II (1983)
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Portly writer/director/comedian Carl Gottlieb first gained a following as a member of the San Francisco-based improv troupe The Committee. The Syracuse University-educated Gottlieb went on to join the writing staff of the ground-breaking Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in 1967, sharing an Emmy for his troubles. He went on to direct the 1968 TV variety series Music Scene, then played Ugly John in the original film version of M*A*S*H (1969). In 1975, he won a Golden Globe for his script work on Spielberg's Jaws (1975); he also briefly appeared in the film, and wrote an entertaining paperback chronicle on the subject, The Jaws Log. He has frequently worked in collaboration with another ex-Smothers Brothers writer, Steve Martin; he played Ironballs McGinty in Martin's starring feature The Jerk (1977) and directed Martin's 1977 short subject The Absent Minded Waiter (1977) and the concert video Steve Martin Live. Additional directing credits include the theatrical features Caveman (1981) and Amazon Women of the Moon (1987). Carl Gottlieb has taught acting and writing classes at the University of Southern California and the Sundance Institute.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
100% The Shark Is Still Working
  • Actor
2006
100% Easy Riders---Raging Bulls
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet The Making of Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws'
  • Actor
1995
80% Clueless
  • Priest
1995
No Score Yet Paul Reiser: Out On a Whim
  • Director
1988
59% Amazon Women on the Moon
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
$0.6M 1987
32% Spies Like Us
  • Screenwriter
1985
58% Volunteers
  • Screenwriter
1985
38% Into the Night
  • Federal Agent
1985
44% Johnny Dangerously
  • Dr. Magnus
1984
60% Easy Money
  • Screenwriter
1983
10% Jaws 3
  • Screenwriter
1983
33% Doctor Detroit
  • Screenwriter
1983
0% The Sting II
  • Maitre d'
1983
24% Caveman
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1981
85% The Jerk
  • Screenwriter
  • Iron Balls McGinty
1979
57% Jaws 2
  • Screenwriter
1978
20% Which Way Is Up?
  • Screenwriter
1977
No Score Yet Cannonball
  • Terry McMillan
1976
97% Jaws
  • Meadows
  • Screenwriter
1975
No Score Yet Something Evil
  • Actor
1972
60% Up the Sandbox
  • Vinnie
1972
No Score Yet Celebration at Big Sur
  • Producer
1971
85% M*A*S*H
  • Ugly John
1970
No Score Yet A Session With the Committee
  • Actor
1969
No Score Yet Maryjane
  • Larry Kane
1968

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
95% Mork & Mindy
1978-1982
  • Justice Abbott
  • 1979
No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley
1976-1983
  • Director
  • Station Master
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
1970-1975
  • Screenwriter
  • 1974
No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show
1972-1978
  • Screenwriter
  • Mr. Kuberski
  • 1974
  • 1972

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