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James L Brooks

James L. Brooks

Producer

James Lawrence Brooks is an American director, producer and screenwriter. Growing up in North Bergen, New Jersey, Brooks endured a fractured family life and passed the time by reading and writing. After dropping out of New York University, he got a job as an usher at CBS, going on to write for the CBS News broadcasts. He moved to Los Angeles in 1965 to work on David L. Wolper's documentaries. After being laid off he met producer Allan Burns who secured him a job as a writer on the series My Mother the Car. Brooks wrote for several shows before being hired as a story editor on My Friend Tony and later creating the series Room 222. Grant Tinker hired Brooks and Burns at MTM Productions to create The Mary Tyler Moore Show in 1970. The show, one of the first to feature an independent working woman as its lead character, was critically acclaimed and won Brooks several Primetime Emmy Awards. Brooks and Burns then created two successful spin-offs from Mary Tyler Moore in the shape of Rhoda (a comedy) and Lou Grant (a drama). Brooks left MTM Productions in 1978 to co-create the sitcom Taxi which, despite winning multiple Emmys, suffered from low ratings and was canceled twice. He moved into feature film work when he wrote and co-produced the 1979 film Starting Over. His next project was the critically acclaimed film Terms of Endearment, which he produced, directed and wrote, winning an Academy Award for all three positions. Basing his next film, Broadcast News, on his journalistic experiences the film earned him a further two Academy Award nominations. Although his 1994 work I'll Do Anything was hampered by negative press attention due to the cutting of all of its recorded musical numbers, As Good as It Gets (co-written with Mark Andrus) earned further praise. It was seven years until his next film, which came in the shape of 2004's Spanglish. His sixth film, How Do You Know, was released in 2010. Brooks also produced and mentored Cameron Crowe on Say Anything... (1989) and Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson on Bottle Rocket (1996). Although he did not intend to do so, Brooks returned to television in 1987 as the producer of The Tracey Ullman Show. He hired cartoonist Matt Groening to create a series of shorts for the show, which eventually led to The Simpsons in 1989. The Simpsons won numerous awards and is still running after 20 years. Brooks also co-produced and co-wrote the 2007 film adaptation of the show, The Simpsons Movie. In total, Brooks has received 47 Emmy nominations, winning 20 of them.

Born: May 9, 1940 (Age 82) in North Bergen, New Jersey, USA

Streaming Sources for all James L. Brooks Movies & TV Shows

James L. Brooks  is Known For

Streaming sources forThe Simpsons
The Simpsons
Streaming sources forThe Simpsons Movie
The Simpsons Movie
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50/50
Streaming sources forAs Good as It Gets
As Good as It Gets

James L. BrooksMovies & TV Credits

TitleRatingJobRole(s)Year
Movie
7.5
ActorSelf2016
Movie
7.1
ActorDavid1981
Movie
7
ActorDriving Evaluator1979
Movie
6.6
ActorHimself2015
Movie
6.4
ActorHimself2007
Movie
ActorSelf2019
Movie
Actor2017
Movie
Actor2016
Movie
7.2
ActorSelf2022
Movie
7.5
ActorParty Guest (uncredited)1985
TV Show
7.5
Actor1 Episode1990-1994
TV Show
8.1
ActorJames L. Brooks (voice)
1 Episode
1989
Short Film
ActorSelf2008
Movie
ActorHimself2011
Movie
8.8
ActorSelf
2 Episodes
2018
Movie
7.9
CrewThanks2011
Movie
7.9
DirectingDirector, Screenplay, Producer1997
Movie
7.5
ProductionProducer1988
Movie
7.3
ProductionExecutive Producer1996
Movie
7.6
DirectingDirector, Screenplay, Producer1987
Movie
5.6
DirectingDirector, Producer, Writer2010
Movie
6
DirectingDirector, Writer, Producer1994
Movie
7.5
ProductionProducer1996
Movie
6.2
CrewThanks1986
Movie
7.4
CrewThanks1991
Movie
6.7
ProductionProducer2001
Movie
7.9
ProductionExecutive Producer1989
Movie
6.3
DirectingDirector, Producer, Writer2004
Movie
6.3
WritingWriter, Producer1979
Movie
7.7
DirectingDirector, Screenplay, Producer1983
Movie
7.7
ProductionProducer2016
Movie
7.5
WritingScreenplay, Producer2007
Movie
7.1
ProductionProducer1989
Movie
ProductionProducer2023
Movie
CrewThanks2007
TV Show
7.1
WritingWriter, Producer, Creator
114 Episodes
1977-1982
TV Show
7.9
ProductionExecutive Producer, Creator, Writer
168 Episodes
1970-1977
TV Show
4.6
WritingWriter
2 Episodes
1965-1966
TV Show
6.8
ProductionProducer
22 Episodes
1993-1994
TV Show
6.8
ProductionProducer, Creator, Writer
110 Episodes
1974-1978
TV Show
7.6
CreatorCreator1969-1974
TV Show
7.6
ProductionExecutive Producer, Creator, Writer
114 Episodes
1978-1983
TV Show
7.3
WritingWriter
1 Episode
1966-1971
TV Show
8.1
WritingWriter
2 Episodes
1960-1968
TV Show
7.7
ProductionProducer
23 Episodes
1994-2001
TV Show
6.4
WritingWriter
1 Episode
1968-1973
TV Show
8.1
ProductionExecutive Producer, Writer, Development Manager
411 Episodes
1989
TV Show
6.6
ProductionExecutive Producer, Writer, Creator
81 Episodes
1987-1990
TV Show
5.8
ProductionProducer
21 Episodes
2000-2002
TV Show
7.7
CreatorCreator1974-1975
TV Show
7.2
ProductionProducer, Creator
13 Episodes
1979-1980
TV Show
WritingWriter
1 Episode
1967-1968
Short Film
7.6
WritingWriter, Producer2012
Short Film
6.8
ProductionProducer, Writer2020
Short Film
6.2
ProductionProducer2021
Movie
ProductionProducer2021
Short Film
5.6
ProductionProducer2021
Short Film
ProductionProducer2022
Short Film
7
ProductionProducer2022
Short Film
7
ProductionProducer2021
Movie
7.1
WritingWriter, Producer1978
Movie
6.4
WritingWriter2016
Movie
6.5
WritingWriter, Producer1974
TV Special
ProductionExecutive Producer1990
TitleRatingJobRole(s)Year
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