James L. Brooks

James L. Brooks

Highest Rated: 100% Icebox (2018)

Lowest Rated: 31% How Do You Know (2010)

Birthday: May 09, 1940

Birthplace: North Bergen, New Jersey, USA

Since the late 1960s, writer-director-producer James L. Brooks was a powerful comedic force on both the big screen and on television, creating multi-awarding winning fare that also proved to be smashing popular hits. After getting his start as a writer on shows like "The Andy Griffith Show" (CBS, 1960-68) and "My Three Sons" (ABC/CBS, 1960-1972), Brooks created "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (CBS, 1970-77), a groundbreaking sitcom centered around a single, independent woman that earned several Emmy Awards and became one of the most revered programs of all time. Brooks continued his television success with "Taxi" (ABC/NBC, 1978-1983) before experiencing Academy Award triumph with his sentimental, but not maudlin tragic-comedy, "Terms of Endearment" (1983). He followed up with "Broadcast News" (1987), a hilariously honest look at the complicated lives of people in the television news business, before creating with animator Matt Groening "The Simpsons" (Fox, 1990- ), an animated sitcom that became a cultural phenomenon and later a hugely successful movie in 2007. He had more critical and awards success with the heartwarming romantic comedy, "As Good As It Gets" (1997), which only confirmed his unique ability to create popular fare in all mediums that was also lauded by critics.

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Highest rated movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Playdate With Destiny Executive Producer - 2020
100% 76% Icebox Producer - 2018
94% 83% The Edge of Seventeen Producer $14.4M 2016
No Score Yet 84% Maggie Simpson in the Longest Daycare Screenwriter - 2012
31% 24% How Do You Know Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$30.2M 2010
87% 77% The Simpsons Movie Writer,
Producer
$183.1M 2007
No Score Yet 71% Dreams on Spec Unknown (Character) - 2007
53% 60% Spanglish Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter
$42M 2004
49% 66% Riding in Cars With Boys Producer $29.8M 2001
85% 86% As Good as It Gets Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$147.6M 1997
83% 79% Jerry Maguire Producer $153.6M 1996
85% 80% Bottle Rocket Executive Producer $488.6K 1996
61% 42% I'll Do Anything Director,
Producer
$10.2M 1994
98% 85% Say Anything... Executive Producer $20M 1989
85% 71% The War of the Roses Producer $84.1M 1989
97% 82% Big Producer $113.5M 1988
98% 79% Broadcast News Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$49.2M 1987
78% 83% Terms of Endearment Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter
- 1983
82% 71% Modern Romance David (Character) - 1981
81% 82% Real Life Driving Evaluator (Character) - 1979
83% 58% Starting Over Producer - 1979
No Score Yet 70% Thursday's Game Producer,
Screenwriter
- 1974

TV

Credit
85% 76% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice),
Executive Producer
1989-2021
38% No Score Yet What About Joan Executive Producer 2001
83% 79% The Critic Executive Producer 1994-1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show Rabbi (Guest Star),
Writer,
Executive Producer
1970-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Writer 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doris Day Show Writer 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning World Writer 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show Writer 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Writer 1966-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Mother the Car Writer 1966

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