Albert Brooks is a multiple award-winning American actor, comedian, filmmaker and author known for starring in such films as 1987's Broadcast News and 2011's Drive. He has written, directed and starred in a number of films, including 1996's Mother. As a voice actor, some of his notable voice acting credits include 2003's Finding Nemo and 2007's The Simpsons Movie.
He was born to singer and actress Thelma Leeds and comedian Harry Einstein. He has two brothers, including actor Bob Einstein. He is the half-brother of well-known writer Charles Einstein. In 1997, he married Kimberly Shlain and had two children with her.
He attended the Beverly Hills High School, which is the same school celebrities such as Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie attended.
All improv turns into anger. All comedy improv basically turns into anger, because that's all people know how to do when they're improvising. If you notice shows that are improvising are generally people yelling at each other.Albert Brooks
By the way, movies are like sporting events in that you're as good as the movie you're in. You can sit in a room for 20 years and go do a movie and you can just kill in it and you move to the head of the line again. By the same token, you can do five movies a year and if they're dreck, it's nothing.Albert Brooks
Even though my father was a radio comedian, it wasn't cool to say, at a young age, 'I want to be a comedian.'Albert Brooks
I can't not put humor in a book.Albert Brooks
I cast unusual people in my movies.Albert Brooks
I don't want to be the one to break it to you, but the future ain't that funny.Albert Brooks
I had a very wise person tell me that he thinks marriage, when you're younger, you keep thinking you can fix things. That's what people do. And you can't really fix anything. It shouldn't be a massive difficult thing every day. Life's difficult enough.Albert Brooks
I like movies about failing.Albert Brooks
I think anger and laughter are very close to each other, when you think about it.Albert Brooks
I'd still like to see 'Survivor' minus the planned show-biz parts. That would be the purest form of show business - I want to see someone so hungry that they eat somebody else's foot.Albert Brooks
I've always been in the middle of making my own movies, so taking acting jobs that take me away from that has been impossible.Albert Brooks
I've been to many funerals of funny people, and they're some of the funniest days you'll ever have, because the emotions run high.Albert Brooks
I've done performances in movies that I was immensely proud of and the movies didn't take off like a rocket at Cape Canaveral, it didn't take off.Albert Brooks
If we had 3 million exhibitionists and only one voyeur, nobody could make any money.Albert Brooks
Listen, there are some movies that are set in stone and the writer or the director does not want to change, but I've never worked on a movie, including my own, that didn't take advantage of a rehearsal process.Albert Brooks
Movies are an expensive business.Albert Brooks
My mom was a professional. My dad and mom met each other in a movie called 'New Faces of 1937.' My mom went under the name Thelma Leeds, and she did a few movies, and she was really a great singer, and when she married my dad and started to have a family, she sang at parties.Albert Brooks
Twitter, to me, works if you're funny. Twitter doesn't work as a promotional tool unless you do it very, very, very occasionally.Albert Brooks
What's interesting about books that take place in the future, even twenty years in the future, is that many of them are black or white: It's either a utopia or it's misery. The real truth is that there's going to be both things in any future, just like there is now.Albert Brooks
When I was younger, I wasn't concentrating on good days. I was managing a career and trying to have a good year. It would always 'lead' to something, which never leads to anything except death, where everything leads to. And then as I got older, and then I had my kids and everything, I began to appreciate a great Wednesday.Albert Brooks
is a famous American comedian, actor, and director,
who was born on
July 22, 1947. As a person born on this date, Albert Brooks is listed in our database as the 11th
most popular celebrity for the day (July 22) and the 39th most popular for the year (1947).
People born on July 22
fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab.
Albert Brooks is the 290th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Albert Brooks' birthday, Albert Brooks is the 1978th most famous American and ranks 7th in famous people born in Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
In general, Albert Brooks ranks as the 3470th
most popular famous person, and the 61st most popular comedian of all time.
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