Mel Brooks

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Mel Brooks (born Melvin James Kaminsky; June 28, 1926) is an American actor, comedian and filmmaker. With a career spanning over seven decades, he is known as a writer and director of a variety of successful broad farces and parodies. He began his career as a comic and a writer for Sid Caesar's variety show Your Show of Shows (1950–1954) alongside Woody Allen, Neil Simon and Larry Gelbart. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mel Brooks has received more than 14,201,438 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia. Mel Brooks is the 130th most popular film director (down from 115th in 2019), the 872nd most popular biography from United States (down from 763rd in 2019) and the 37th most popular Film Director.

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

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Among film directors, Mel Brooks ranks 130 out of 1,581Before him are Marcel Carné, Jiří Menzel, Peter Greenaway, Michael Curtiz, Aki Kaurismäki, and John Woo. After him are Moustapha Akkad, René Clément, Claude Lelouch, D. W. Griffith, István Szabó, and Andrei Konchalovsky.

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Among people born in 1926, Mel Brooks ranks 45Before him are Necmettin Erbakan, Beji Caid Essebsi, Hilary Putnam, Louise Hay, Maria Schell, and Irwin Rose. After him are Valdas Adamkus, Ingeborg Bachmann, Steve Reeves, Alcides Ghiggia, Tony Bennett, and Murray Rothbard.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mel Brooks ranks 872 out of 18,182Before him are Linda Hunt (1945), Karl Malden (1912), Irwin Rose (1926), Norman Rockwell (1894), William Kemmler (1860), and Robert Lucas Jr. (1937). After him are Solomon Northup (1808), Jack Palance (1919), Lex Barker (1919), Mae West (1893), Glenn T. Seaborg (1912), and Jean Harlow (1911).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Mel Brooks ranks 37Before him are David Fincher (1962), Sam Peckinpah (1925), John Carpenter (1948), Peter Bogdanovich (1939), Michael Mann (1943), and Michael Cimino (1939). After him are D. W. Griffith (1875), Joel Schumacher (1939), Blake Edwards (1922), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909), Ed Wood (1924), and Robert Wise (1914).

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