James L. Brooks

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James Lawrence Brooks (born May 9, 1940) is an American director, producer, screenwriter and co-founder of Gracie Films. His television and film work includes The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Taxi, The Simpsons, Broadcast News, As Good as It Gets, and Terms of Endearment. While growing up in North Bergen, New Jersey, Brooks endured a fractured family life and passed the time by reading and writing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James L. Brooks has received more than 2,076,714 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). James L. Brooks is the 353rd most popular film director (down from 270th in 2019), the 2,319th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,820th in 2019) and the 102nd most popular Film Director.

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Among film directors, James L. Brooks ranks 353 out of 1,581Before him are Nick Castle, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Gerard Damiano, George Miller, Juan Antonio Bardem, and Ken Russell. After him are John Guillermin, Louis Delluc, Mervyn LeRoy, Ray Harryhausen, Derek Jarman, and Nanni Moretti.

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Among people born in 1940, James L. Brooks ranks 137Before him are Ricky Nelson, Denny Doherty, Adel Emam, Michael Parks, Taihō Kōki, and Prince Sixtus Henry of Bourbon-Parma. After him are Christoph Eschenbach, Anna Chromý, Sadaharu Oh, Antonio Skármeta, Jeffrey Archer, and Richard Pryor.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James L. Brooks ranks 2,319 out of 18,182Before him are Billy Drago (1945), Robert Silverberg (1935), Paul Bremer (1941), Sarah Wayne Callies (1977), Warren Christopher (1925), and Mark Spitz (1950). After him are Richard S. Hamilton (1943), Dean Acheson (1893), David Lane (1938), Edward Weston (1886), Maurice White (1941), and Selena (1971).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, James L. Brooks ranks 102Before him are Edward Zwick (1952), Samuel Fuller (1912), Russ Meyer (1922), William A. Wellman (1896), Nick Castle (1947), and Gerard Damiano (1928). After him are Mervyn LeRoy (1900), Ray Harryhausen (1920), Merian C. Cooper (1893), Irvin Kershner (1923), Gene Deitch (1924), and Sofia Coppola (1971).

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