Albert Brooks biography

Doctor Dolittle

Albert Brooks

Date of Birth: July 22, 1947

His real name is Albert Einstein. No kidding. Born in Los Angeles, he was given the name of the greatest scientist of the 20th century. But Albert Brooks, actor, writer and director, has never been compared to Einstein. He's more likely to be compared to Woody Allen, who makes quirky movies based loosely on his personal experiences.

Brooks has directed and written several modestly-budgeted, but profitable films that have been well received by critics. He coaxed Debbie Reynolds to play the lead in Mother after a 26-year absence from the big screen. As a writer, he won a New York Film Critics Circle Award for the screenplay and received a 1997 ShoWest Award for Screenwriter of the Year.

As an actor, he received an Oscar nomination for his work in Broadcast News (1988), co-starring opposite Holly Hunter and William Hurt. In 2011, he was named best supporting actor from The Boston Society of Film Critics for his performance in Drive .

In 2008, he played a recurring role as Lenny Botwin in the Golden Globe award-winning series Weeds. He's also voiced characters for a number of animated movies, including Finding Nemo (2003), The Simpsons Movie (2007), the sequel Finding Dory (2016), and The Secret Life of Pets (2016).

Albert has two children with his wife, Kimberly.

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Doctor Dolittle

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Comedy, Family
Release Date: June 26, 1998

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Cast: Ving Rhames, Albert Brooks, Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, Oliver Platt, Jeffrey Tambor, Erik Dellums, John Leguizamo, Norm Macdonald, Paul Rubens, Garry Shandling, Jean Stapleton, Kristen Wilson