Albert Brooks

Albert Lawrence Brooks (born Albert Lawrence Einstein; July 22, 1947) is an American actor, voice actor, writer, comedian and director. He received an Academy Award nomination in 1987 for his role in Broadcast News. His voice acting credits include Marlin the clownfish in Finding Nemo and recurring guest voices for the animated television series The Simpsons and Russ Cargill in its film adaptation The Simpsons Movie. Description above from the Wikipedia article Albert Brooks, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

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Finding Nemo (2003)

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Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin and a friendly but forgetful fish Dory to bring Nemo home -- meeting vegetarian sharks, surfer dude ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Ellen DeGeneres  •  Alexander Gould  •  Willem Dafoe

Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin and a friendly but forgetful fish Dory to bring Nemo home -- meeting vegetarian sharks, surfer dude ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Ellen DeGeneres  •  Alexander Gould  •  Willem Dafoe

Drive (2011)

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Driver is a skilled Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver for criminals. Though he projects an icy exterior, lately he's been warming up to a pretty neighbor named Irene and her young son, Benicio. When Irene's husband gets out of jail, he enlists ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Winding Refn
CAST:  Ryan Gosling  •  Carey Mulligan  •  Christina Hendricks  •  Albert Brooks

Driver is a skilled Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver for criminals. Though he projects an icy exterior, lately he's been warming up to a pretty neighbor named Irene and her young son, Benicio. When Irene's husband gets out of jail, he enlists ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Winding Refn
CAST:  Ryan Gosling  •  Carey Mulligan  •  Christina Hendricks  •  Albert Brooks

Broadcast News (1987)

Basket-case network news producer Jane Craig falls for new reporter Tom Grunnick, a pretty boy who represents the trend towards entertainment news she despises. Aaron Altman, a talented but plain correspondent, carries an unrequited torch for Jane. Sparks fly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Albert Brooks  •  Holly Hunter  •  Robert Prosky

Basket-case network news producer Jane Craig falls for new reporter Tom Grunnick, a pretty boy who represents the trend towards entertainment news she despises. Aaron Altman, a talented but plain correspondent, carries an unrequited torch for Jane. Sparks fly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Albert Brooks  •  Holly Hunter  •  Robert Prosky

Defending Your Life (1991)

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In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Meryl Streep  •  Rip Torn  •  Lee Grant

In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Meryl Streep  •  Rip Torn  •  Lee Grant

Doctor Dolittle (1998)

A successful physician and devoted family man, John Dolittle seems to have the world by the tail, until a long suppressed talent he possessed as a child, the ability to communicate with animals is suddenly reawakened with a vengeance! Now every creature within ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Betty Thomas
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Ossie Davis  •  Oliver Platt  •  Peter Boyle

A successful physician and devoted family man, John Dolittle seems to have the world by the tail, until a long suppressed talent he possessed as a child, the ability to communicate with animals is suddenly reawakened with a vengeance! Now every creature within ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Betty Thomas
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Ossie Davis  •  Oliver Platt  •  Peter Boyle

I'll Do Anything (1994)

Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His budding relationship with attractive production assistant Cathy Breslow is made ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Whittni Wright  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Albert Brooks

Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His budding relationship with attractive production assistant Cathy Breslow is made ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Whittni Wright  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Albert Brooks

Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)

To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on what makes followers of Islam laugh.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Sheetal Sheth  •  Amy Ryan  •  Fred Dalton Thompson

To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on what makes followers of Islam laugh.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Sheetal Sheth  •  Amy Ryan  •  Fred Dalton Thompson

Lost in America (1985)

David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives traveling around America.. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Julie Hagerty  •  Sylvia Farrel  •  Michael Greene

David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives traveling around America.. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Julie Hagerty  •  Sylvia Farrel  •  Michael Greene

Modern Romance (1981)

A film editor breaks up with his girlfriend, unsure if he is in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Kathryn Harrold  •  Bruno Kirby  •  Tyann Means

A film editor breaks up with his girlfriend, unsure if he is in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Kathryn Harrold  •  Bruno Kirby  •  Tyann Means

Mother (1996)

After two failed marriages a science fiction writer decides that coming to terms with his mother will improve his chances for a successful relationship, so he moves in with her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Debbie Reynolds  •  Rob Morrow  •  Lisa Kudrow

After two failed marriages a science fiction writer decides that coming to terms with his mother will improve his chances for a successful relationship, so he moves in with her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Debbie Reynolds  •  Rob Morrow  •  Lisa Kudrow

My First Mister (2001)

Leelee Sobieski is brash, abrasive and vulnerable as a teenage child of divorce who hides her pain behind a mask of hard-edged gothic rebellion. Albert Brooks plays a man who is her total opposite, a precise and well-ordered menswear store owner of forty-nine who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christine Lahti
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Leelee Sobieski  •  John Goodman  •  Carol Kane

Leelee Sobieski is brash, abrasive and vulnerable as a teenage child of divorce who hides her pain behind a mask of hard-edged gothic rebellion. Albert Brooks plays a man who is her total opposite, a precise and well-ordered menswear store owner of forty-nine who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christine Lahti
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Leelee Sobieski  •  John Goodman  •  Carol Kane

Out of Sight (1998)

Meet Jack Foley, a smooth criminal who bends the law and is determined to make one last heist. Karen Sisco is a federal marshal who chooses all the right moves … and all the wrong guys. Now they're willing to risk it all to find out if there's more between them ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Jennifer Lopez  •  Michael Keaton  •  Jim Robinson

Meet Jack Foley, a smooth criminal who bends the law and is determined to make one last heist. Karen Sisco is a federal marshal who chooses all the right moves … and all the wrong guys. Now they're willing to risk it all to find out if there's more between them ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Jennifer Lopez  •  Michael Keaton  •  Jim Robinson

Private Benjamin (1980)

A sheltered young high society woman joins the army on a whim and finds herself in a more difficult situation than she ever expected.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Zieff
CAST:  Goldie Hawn  •  Eileen Brennan  •  Armand Assante  •  Robert Webber

A sheltered young high society woman joins the army on a whim and finds herself in a more difficult situation than she ever expected.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Zieff
CAST:  Goldie Hawn  •  Eileen Brennan  •  Armand Assante  •  Robert Webber

Real Life (1979)

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A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Joseph Schaffler  •  Phyllis Quinn  •  Lisa Urette

A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Joseph Schaffler  •  Phyllis Quinn  •  Lisa Urette

Taxi Driver (1976)

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A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feed his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Cybill Shepherd  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Jodie Foster

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feed his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Cybill Shepherd  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Jodie Foster

Terms of Endearment (1983)

Aurora, a finicky woman, is in search of true love while her daughter faces marital issues. Together, they help each other deal with problems and find reasons to live a joyful life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  Shirley MacLaine  •  Debra Winger  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Danny DeVito

Aurora, a finicky woman, is in search of true love while her daughter faces marital issues. Together, they help each other deal with problems and find reasons to live a joyful life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  Shirley MacLaine  •  Debra Winger  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Danny DeVito

The Muse (1999)

What happens when a screenwriter (Brooks) loses his edge, he turns to anyone he can for help... even if it's the mythical "Zeus's Daughter" (Stone). And he's willing to pay, albeit reluctantly, whatever price it takes to satisfy this goddess, especially when her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Sharon Stone  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Jeff Bridges

What happens when a screenwriter (Brooks) loses his edge, he turns to anyone he can for help... even if it's the mythical "Zeus's Daughter" (Stone). And he's willing to pay, albeit reluctantly, whatever price it takes to satisfy this goddess, especially when her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Sharon Stone  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Jeff Bridges

The Scout (1994)

When his star recruit botches a Major League Baseball debut, humiliated talent scout, Al Percolo gets banished to rural Mexico, where he finds a potential gold mine in the arm of young phenom Steve Nebraska. Soon, the Bronx Bombers put a $55 million contract on the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Albert Brooks  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Anne Twomey

When his star recruit botches a Major League Baseball debut, humiliated talent scout, Al Percolo gets banished to rural Mexico, where he finds a potential gold mine in the arm of young phenom Steve Nebraska. Soon, the Bronx Bombers put a $55 million contract on the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Albert Brooks  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Anne Twomey

The Simpsons Movie (2007)

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After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpsons are declared fugitives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Dan Castellaneta  •  Julie Kavner  •  Nancy Cartwright  •  Yeardley Smith

After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpsons are declared fugitives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Dan Castellaneta  •  Julie Kavner  •  Nancy Cartwright  •  Yeardley Smith

Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

This remake of four episodes of the popular television series 'The Twilight Zone. Each is very true to its original, where eerie and disturbing situations gradually spin out of control. The film consists of four chapters: 'Time Out' (directed by John Landis), 'Kick ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg  •  John Landis  •  Joe Dante  •  George Miller
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Vic Morrow  •  John Larroquette  •  John Lithgow

This remake of four episodes of the popular television series 'The Twilight Zone. Each is very true to its original, where eerie and disturbing situations gradually spin out of control. The film consists of four chapters: 'Time Out' (directed by John Landis), 'Kick ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg  •  John Landis  •  Joe Dante  •  George Miller
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Vic Morrow  •  John Larroquette  •  John Lithgow
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