Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks (Born Melvin Kaminsky)is a Jewish comidian, actor, director, scriptwriter, composer, lyricist, producer, and kitchen sink guy.

Just The Facts

  1. He's acted in nearly every movie he's directed, even starred in some.
  2. Every one of his films has an insane music number or dance scene.
  3. And Jew jokes.
  4. Generally casts poeple he knows well, like Gene Wilder.
  5. He's made alotta money making fun of Hitler.
  6. Many of his films alude to sequals that will never be made.

The Man...

Is old. After serving in North Africa defusing landmines in 1945, he went on to start what most would consider a wildly succesful carrer in the film biz. Some of his early credits include writing for the very succesful Get Smart, his first film, The Critic, and his first feature length film, The Producers, a film so contraversial and satiricle (Good lord, the musical number was called "Springtime for Hitler", what more do you want?) that nearly every studio there was wouldn't touch it with a ten-foot pole. When it finally did get produced, it created a monster.

Not pictured: his 27 other awards

With 42 (Don't go there, just don't) films/filmcredits/plays/television series under his belt, he doesn't look like he's stopping anytime soon.

Famous Movies

Blazing Saddles

While most directors and writers were busy with things like political corretness and anti-racism, Mel threw that shit out and wrote, directed, produced, and acted in a movie so racist and insulting it had to be a hit.

Yes, that is Hebrew on the headband.

Starring Cleavon Little as a black Sherrif named Bart and Gene Wilder as his deputy Jim (also known as "The Wako Kid"), it featured racism, racism, wacky one-liners, racism, wacky songs, constant mispronunciations, racism, and drunks. It all starts when an evil official appoints a black Sheriff to ruin the town of Rock Ridge. The Sheriff, Bart, quickly becomes his nemisis by thwarting his every attempt to take over. Funded by the incompitent drunk Governor (pictured above) he gathers murderes, rapists, KKK, theives, and every kind of ne'er-do-wells to destroy the town.

It all culminates in a brawl that spills out over the entier Hollywood back lot, eventually ending with Bart shooting the bad guy. They then go into The Chinese Theater and watch the end of the movie.

SpaceBalls

If you haven't heard of this movie, than clearly you have not lived. Starring Mel Brooks, John Candy, and Rick Moranis (he didn't shrink anybody), the entier film is a parody of Star Wars, Star Trek, and every other sci-fi movie in existance.

It follows Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) in his flying Winnebago with his companion, Barf the Mog (Half man, Half dog; He's his own best friend!) as he rescues the Druish princess, Vespa, from the clutches of the evil Dark Helmet and the incompitent President of the Spaceballs empire, Skroob. He enlists the help of the wise Yogurt, master of the Schwartz, and eventually saves the day. Afterwards, he married the princess and they all live happily everafter. After the Alien form Alien does a Michigan J. Frog Impression, of course.

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Bacause unlike other Robin Hoods, He can speak with a british accent

Starring Cary Elwes and Dave Chappel, all you need to know about this movie can be summed up with one song.

That one dude, is blind, BTW.

It's your basic Robin Hood story, but with dyslexia, crossdressing, chastity belts, dong references, and the mafia.