Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks is the producer of provocative comedies which challenge perceptions. His first production "Blazing Saddles" was a send up of Western genres during a time when racism was rampant. A passionate producer, his films delight, shock, and entertain movie goers. He acts, directs, and produces.

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Why is there no sequel to Mel Brooks' 'History of the World Part 1'?

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Why Part 2 of 'History of the World: Part 1' was Never Filmed Part II was probably never planned. FAQ Farmers explain: Mel Brooks probably didn't make a sequel because he never really planned to. The reference in the end of the first movie was just a joke. He was making fun of the all too common "sequel-itis." He named his movie "History of the World: Part 1" because, after doing previous movies, people always asked him what would he do next. So by naming this movie Part 1, people stopped disturbing Mel with stupid questions. Would you really go to a movie with a scene of a figure-skating Hitler? because mel brooks got lazy and couldn't be bothered making a sequel Mel Brooks Announces HISTORY OF THE WORLD: PART 2 | Film News Wed, 04/01/2009 - 03:29 - MRiedlingerHollywood, CA - Twentieth Century Fox announced today that Mel Brooks has signed a deal to make the long-awaited sequel to his 1981 classic History of the World: Part I. Titled simply, History of the World: Part II, press releases indicate that the sequel will cover roughly 800 years, starting with a Viking Funeral, which somehow leads to the accidental discovery of America by Columbus, and spanning to a future world run by invisible robot overlords. The studio also confirmed that Brooks' new script, which he reportedly began writing back in January, will definitely include the promised "Hitler on Ice" segment, and will star Will Farrel. Narrator duties, fulfilled by Orson Welles in the original, will be taken up by Maurice LaMarche, the voice actor best known for playing "Brain the Mouse" and providing the voice of Welles in Tim Burton's 1994 film Ed Wood. April Fool's from Dorkgasm.com! On why it took so long to produce the sequel, Brooks has stated, "I really wanted to do this project before the Wayans Brothers got their hands on it and messed it up, and I needed the cash." Though this has prompted some critics to worry that Brooks is only cashing in on prior success, many fans on message /b/oards across the internet have responded positively. One such fan, identified only as "scroob71" on 5dibo.com, wrote, "I am so excited for this! Now all he has to do is make Spaceballs 2 and I can die happy, even if I am a 37 year old virgin!" April Fool's from Dorkgasm.com! At press time, these was still no official word as to whether or not Brooks would be directing the film himself, but the IMDB page for the movie seems to indicate that this will be the case. Sources close to Brooks and Twentieth Century Fox also hinted that there would be an open casting call for many of the roles in the film, a process that would be the basis for a reality television series scheduled to run in the fall. Evidence for this will likely be dug up by The Smoking Gun.com as soon as they are done uncovering the seemingly infinite front companies of Sacha Baron Cohen. April Fool's from Dorkgasm.com! Finally, Brooks denied rumors that he was set to make a cameo appearance in the forthcoming film World War Z, based on the novel of the same name by his son, Max. Brooks stated, "You're kidding me, right? I may be Jewish, but I'm not that broke!" April Fool's from Dorkgasm.com! This film will be the first true sequel to any of Brooks' films. His 1968 opus The Producers was remade as a musical with an all-gay cast in 2005, and he spearheaded a failed attempt to launch an animated version of Spaceballs in 2008 that had many children in test audiences stabbing out their own eyes. History of the World: Part II marks Brooks' first directoral efort since 1995's Dracula: Dead and Loving It.
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Is mel brooks dead?

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Mel is not dead, he's alive!!!
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What does it mean when people say your elevens are up?

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It is a reference to Mel Brook's movie "life stinks" I do not remember exactly, but I remember it from there.
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Who is the antagonist and protagonist in mel brooks the producers?

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Protagonist- Leo Bloom because he's the only character that changes his personality. He changes from a quiet accountant to a producer with courage, and is not afraid to take the girl and run to Rio. Antagonist- Max Bialystock because although he might be the main character, his personality does not change. Max Bialystock isn't the antagonist because his personality never changed, he's the antagonist because he sold twenty-five thousand percent of Springtime for Hitler. Leo isn't really all that pure either--he WAS the one who came up with the idea of overselling a bad play. If you insisted you could probably justify calling Leo a protagonist, but he was up to his ears in the swindle too.
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How many movies has mel brooks acted in?

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Writer/director The Producers (1968) (Academy Award, best original screenplay) The Twelve Chairs (1970) (also actor) Blazing Saddles (1974) (also actor) Young Frankenstein (1974) Silent Movie (1976) (also actor) High Anxiety (1977) (also actor/producer) History of the World, Part I (1981) (also actor/producer) Spaceballs (1987) (also actor/producer) Life Stinks (1991) (also actor/producer) Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) (also actor/producer) Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) (also actor/producer) The Producers (remake, he was credited for producer and writer Theatre Leonard Sillman's New Faces of 1952 (1952) (sketches for a revue) Shinbone Alley (1957) (co-book-writer) All-American (1962) (book-writer) The Producers (2001) (composer, lyricist, co-book-writer, producer; Tony Award for Best Musical, Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, Tony Award for Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical) Young Frankenstein (2007) (composer, lyricist, co-book-writer, producer) Other works Your Show of Shows (TV) (1950-1954) (writer) New Faces of 1952 (Broadway) (1952) (writer) and "New Faces", the 1954 film version (writer) The Critic (created and narrated, won Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film) (1963) Get Smart (TV) (1965-1970) (co-creator, writer) The Electric Company (TV) (1971-1977) (voice of recurring little cartoon man who asks: "Who's the dummy writing this show?!") "Hollywood Squares" (1972) (Guest star) When Things Were Rotten (1975) (co-created, writer) The Muppet Movie (1979)(Mad Scientist) The Elephant Man (1980) (uncredited executive producer) To Be or Not to Be (1983) (actor, producer) The Fly (1986) (uncredited producer) The Fly II (1989) (uncredited producer) The Tracy Ullman Show (1990) (actor-Buzz Schlanger) Look Who's Talking Too (1990) (voice of Mr. Toilet Man) Frasier (1993) (voice of Tom) The Little Rascals (1994) (actor-Mr. Welling) Silence of the Hams (1994) (actor-Checkout Guest) Mad About You (TV) (1996-1999) (actor-Uncle Phil) The Prince of Egypt (1998) (uncredited, additional voices) Svitati (AKA Screw Loose) (1999) (actor-Jake Gordon) The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius: Season 2 (2003) (voice of Santa Claus) Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks (2003-present) (voice of Wiley the Sheep) Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 4 (2004) (actor) Robots (2005) (voice of Bigweld) The Producers (2005) (writer, producer) Spaceballs: The Animated Series (2008) (writer, producer, voice) "Get Smart" (2008) (Consultant) "The 2000 Year Old Man: The Complete History" (2009) DVDLA Times revue
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Why did mel brooks not make men in tights two?

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Mel Brooks has never made a sequel to any of his successful movies, and Robin Hood: Men in Tights wasn't successful. It made only $35 million in the US. That's why.
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How old is Mel Brooks?

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Mel Brooks is 91 years old (born Melvin Kaminsky, June 28, 1926).
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When did Mel Brooks die?

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Mel Brooks is still alive and kicking at the moment of writing, although his movie career died in 1995 at the release of "Dracula: Dead and loving it".
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How tall is mel brooks?

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His height has been listed as 1.65 meters or 5 feet, 5 inches.
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Which song does Mel Brooks make a voice cameo in the producers?

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In the original movie, and in the "film" of the Broadway production, we hear Mel Brooks' voice say, "Don't be silly, be a smarty -- come on and join the Nazi Party!"
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When was Mel Brooks born?

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Mel Brooks was born on June 28, 1926.
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Is Mel Brooks Still Alive?

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Yes, as of mid-2017, he is. Brooks (born June 28, 1926), the "Boss" Bruce Springsteen, and Robert DeNiro received the Kennedy Center honors with President Obama in 2009.
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Is Mel Brooks married?

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Mel Brooks was married to Anne Bancroft for 41 years, until her death in 2005.
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If in My Favorite Year Mark Linn-Baker plays Benjy Stone based on Mel Brooks on 'Your Show of Shows' who was Peter O'Toole's Alan Swann based on?

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The screenplay for My Favorite Year (1982) was written by Dennis Palumbo, and Benjy Stone is based on both Mel Brooks and Woody Allen, who were writers on Your Show of Shows (starring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca). The name and character of Alan Swann is deliberately evocative of Errol Flynn, who appeared on an episode of the show and was known for his swashbuckling roles.
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Where did mel brooks go to school?

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After high school in Williamsburg NY, Mel went to Brooklyn College before being drafted. After The War, he went into show biz.