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James L. Brooks

James L. Brooks was born on May 9, 1940 in North Bergen, New Jersey, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for The Simpsons (1989), Mary Tyler Moore (1970) and The Simpsons Movie (2007). He has been married to Holly Holmberg Brooks since July 23, 1978. They have three children. He was previously married to Marianne Catherine Morrissey. See full bio »

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Won 3 Oscars. Another 44 wins & 64 nominations. See more awards »

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Other Works:

Stage play "Brooklyn Laundry" (1990) See more »

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3 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Chains Hell Brooks | James 'Bemused but Bloodthirsty' Brooks | James 'Dangerous Though Cuddly' Brooks | James 'Even More Dangerous Than He Looks' Brooks | James 'Ha-Ha the Truth Is Unknowable' Brooks | James 'Haha The Devil Bought Facebook' Brooks | James 'Haha the Devil Bought Facebook' Brooks | James 'I'm Scared in Real Life' Brooks | James 'Just One Hug' Brooks | James 'The Tooth Fairy Is a Criminal' Brooks | James 'The Tooth Fairy is a Criminal' Brooks | James Hell Brooks | James L. "I'm Thinking of You Naked" Brooks | James L. 'I'm Thinking of You Naked' Brooks | James L. 'What Isn't Scary?' Brooks | James Brooks | Jim Brooks | Maims Hell Brooks | Veins Hell Brooks | The Truth is Unknowable' Brooks James 'Ha-Ha

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[on I'll Do Anything (1994)] I wanted to do a Hollywood story. At the time it seemed to me, and it turned out to be a real miscalculation, to get the truth about Hollywood, the form had to be larger than life, a musical. I did a lot of strange things on that. Because of my background I went for actors on it and not singers. I'm in love with actors. I had great musical people, the best. I had ... See more »


During the opening credits for some of the seasons of the Mary Tyler Moore (1970) Show, there is a scene of Mary filming by the one of the lakes in Minneapolis. During that scene, two men jog by--one of whom is James Brooks. See more »


Writes at least one character who is an obsessive-compulsive or has OCD (Shirley MacLaine in Terms of Endearment (1983), Holly Hunter in Broadcast News (1987), Jack Nicholson in As Good as It Gets (1997), Téa Leoni in Spanglish (2004)). See more »

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