Mel Brooks

1926 - Today

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Melvin James Brooks (né Kaminsky; born June 28, 1926) is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, songwriter, and playwright. With a career spanning over seven decades, Brooks is known as a writer and director of a variety of successful broad farces and parodies. A recipient of numerous accolades, he is one of 19 entertainers to win the EGOT, which includes an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mel Brooks has received more than 18,326,150 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Mel Brooks is the 105th most popular film director (up from 130th in 2019), the 726th most popular biography from United States (up from 872nd in 2019) and the 25th most popular American Film Director.

Mel Brooks is most famous for his movie, The Producers.

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Among film directors, Mel Brooks ranks 105 out of 2,041Before him are Zhang Yimou, Sam Peckinpah, Ang Lee, Marcel Carné, Jean-Pierre Melville, and Walter Hill. After him are Joris Ivens, John Carpenter, Robert Altman, David Fincher, John Huston, and Terrence Malick.

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Among people born in 1926, Mel Brooks ranks 40Before him are Tsung-Dao Lee, Paul Berg, Harper Lee, Irwin Rose, Murray Rothbard, and Valdas Adamkus. After him are Necmettin Erbakan, Louise Hay, Andrew Schally, Jack Brabham, Abdus Salam, and Alcides Ghiggia.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mel Brooks ranks 726 out of 20,380Before him are Warren Beatty (1937), Karl Malden (1912), Walter Hill (1942), Buckminster Fuller (1895), Alexander Calder (1898), and Danny Glover (1946). After him are John Lithgow (1945), Donald Rumsfeld (1932), Rosalynn Carter (1927), Vera Rubin (1928), Kamehameha I (1758), and Doris Day (1922).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Mel Brooks ranks 25Before him are William Friedkin (1935), George Cukor (1899), Sidney Lumet (1924), Michael Mann (1943), Sam Peckinpah (1925), and Walter Hill (1942). After him are John Carpenter (1948), Robert Altman (1925), David Fincher (1962), John Huston (1906), Terrence Malick (1943), and Jules Dassin (1911).