James L. Brooks is an American director, screenwriter, and producer.
Famous television programs including "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (1970â€“1977), "Rhoda" (1974â€“1988), "Phyllis" (1975â€“1977), "Lou Grant" (1977â€“1982), and "Taxi" are among Brooks' accomplishments in the entertainment industry (1978â€“1983). He received numerous honors for his work on "Terms of Endearment" (1983), "Broadcast News" (1987), and "As Good as It Gets" (1997).
He also contributed to the creation of "The Simpsons" (1989â€“present).
Although Brooks had no intention of returning to television work, Ullman persuaded him to write and produce 80 episodes of "The Tracy Ullman Show" (1987â€“1990), for which he was awarded two Primetime Emmys.
James has a number of acting credits, including roles in the movies Real Life (1979) and Modern Romance (1981), as well as the TV shows The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1972), Rhoda (1974), and Saturday Night Live (1976).
He also provided the voice for an episode of "The Simpsons" from 2003. (as himself).
CinquÃ© Lee's net worth is currently estimated at $550 million.
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James L. Brooks was married to Marianne Catherine Morrissey from 1964 to 1972. With her he has a child
James L. Brooks was married to Holly Holmberg Brooks from 1978 to 1999. With her he has 2 kids.
Children: James L. Brooks has a son named Cooper Brooks and 2 daughters, Chloe Brooks, Amy Brooks.
James L. Brooksâ€™ father is Edward Brooks.
James L. Brooksâ€™ mother is Dorothy Brooks.
Siblings: James L. Brooks has a sister named Dianne Brooks.
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"I have a lot of nightmares."
"Media reporting denied privacy to anybody doing what I do for a living. It was no longer possible to work on your picture in privacy."
"When you produce and direct your own film you havethe somewhat consoling feeling that the producer will kill for you."
"What does it mean for an actor to make a part his own? It means that he takes on what you had intended and starts to put in his own stuff so that it becomes something that could only happen if he played it."
"You have more and more people coming into the tent with the creative guys [on Hollywood films]. You have marketing and concept testers, advertising people. What you find gets the high numbers is easily appealing subjects: a baby, a big broad joke, a high concept. Everything is tested. The effect is to lessen the gamble, but in fact you destroy a writer's confidence and creativity once so many people are invited into the tent."
"Dagwood Bumstead was a great unrecognized hero of American literature. He showed up every day, he got knocked down every day, he never got to eat his sandwich every day, the dog jumped on him every day, his wife was giving him a hard time and he showed up every day."
"I love romantic comedy, but I think you have to have another idea that you're chasing along with romantic comedy."