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Richard Brooks (I) (1912–1992)


Richard Brooks was an Academy Award-winning film writer who also earned six Oscar nominations and achieved success as a film director and producer. He was born Ruben Sax on May 18, 1912, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His parents were Russian-Jewish immigrants. He graduated from West Philadephia HS, attended Philadelphia's Temple University for two ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

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 1985 Fever Pitch (written by)
 1982 Wrong Is Right (written for the screen by)
 1977 Looking for Mr. Goodbar (written for the screen by)
 1975 Bite the Bullet (written by)
 1971 $ (written by)
 1969 The Happy Ending (written by)
 1967 In Cold Blood (written for the screen by)
 1966 The Professionals (written for the screen by)
 1965 Lord Jim (written for the screen by)
 1962 Sweet Bird of Youth (written for the screen by)
 1960 Elmer Gantry (screenplay)
 1958 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (screen play)
 1958 The Brothers Karamazov (writer)
 1957 Something of Value (screen play)
 1956 The Last Hunt
 1956 MGM Parade (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.24 (1956) ... (archive footage)
 1955 Blackboard Jungle (screenplay)
 1954 The Last Time I Saw Paris (screenplay)
 1953 Battle Circus (writer)
 1952 Deadline - U.S.A. (written by)
 1951 Storm Warning (written by)
 1950 Mystery Street (screenplay)
 1950 Crisis (screenplay)
 1949 Any Number Can Play (writer)
 1948 Key Largo (screenplay)
 1948 To the Victor (writer)
 1947 Crossfire (adapted from a novel by)
 1947 Brute Force (screenplay)
 1946 Swell Guy
 1946 The Killers (uncredited)
 1944 Cobra Woman (screenplay)
 1944 My Best Gal (original story)
 1943 White Savage (writer)
 1943 Don Winslow of the Coast Guard (additional dialogue)
 1942 Sin Town (additional dialogue)
 1942 Men of Texas (screenplay)
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Other Works:

Novel: "The Brick Foxhole" (filmed as Crossfire (1947)) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on agreeing to direct Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) ] I became intrigued by the possibility of saying something about the lack of commitment young people seem to have today. Their infatuation with the merely sensational. Their desire for instant relief and gratification. Their lack of sexual joy. And their disillusionment because everything didn't turn out the way TV commercials say it should. See more »

Trivia:

Directed 10 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Lee J. Cobb, Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor, Burt Lancaster, Shirley Jones, Ed Begley, Geraldine Page, Shirley Knight, Jean Simmons and Tuesday Weld. Three of them--Jones, Lancaster and Begley--won Oscars for their performances in a Brooks film. See more »

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