James L. Brooks Movies List

James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
09-05-1940
North Bergen, New Jersey, USA
18
The Edge of Seventeen

James L. Brooks Filmography

Showing 1 to 10 of 18 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 18 movies
Un largo día de guardería
Director: David Silverman , Matthew Schofield , Eric Koenig
Release date: 12-07-2012
How Do You Know
How Do You Know ( English )
Director: James L. Brooks
Music Director: Hans Zimmer , Kevin Kaska
Release date: 17-12-2010
The Simpsons Movie
The Simpsons Movie ( English )
Director: David Silverman , Matthew Schofield , Frans Vischer
Music Director: Hans Zimmer
Release date: 27-07-2007
Spanglish
Spanglish ( English )
Artist: Adam Sandler , Téa Leoni , Paz Vega , Cloris Leachman , Shelbie Bruce
Director: James L. Brooks
Music Director: Hans Zimmer
Release date: 17-12-2004
As Good as It Gets
As Good as It Gets ( English )
Director: Alice Vaughn , Linda Arnold , Aldric La'Auli Porter , Hans Berggren , William M. Connor
Music Director: James L. Brooks , Michael Besman , Alison Rose
Release date: 19-12-1997
Jerry Maguire
Jerry Maguire ( English )
Director: Ingrid Beer
Music Director:
Release date: 06-12-1996
I'll Do Anything
I'll Do Anything ( English )
Artist: Nick Nolte , Whittni Wright , Albert Brooks , Julie Kavner , Tracey Ullman
Director: James L. Brooks
Music Director: Hans Zimmer
Release date: 04-02-1994
My Own Private Idaho
My Own Private Idaho ( English )
Director: Gus Van Sant
Music Director: Bill Stafford
Release date: 18-10-1991
The War of the Roses
The War of the Roses ( English )
Director: Danny DeVito
Music Director: David Newman
Release date: 08-12-1989
Say Anything...
Say Anything... ( English )
Artist: John Cusack , Ione Skye , John Mahoney , Lili Taylor , Amy Brooks
Director: Cameron Crowe
Music Director: Richard Gibbs , Anne Dudley
Release date: 14-04-1989
Showing 1 to 10 of 18 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 18 movies

James L. Brooks Biography

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.

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Richard Marks
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Hans Zimmer
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