Albert Brooks

22.07.1947, Los Angeles, USA


Albert Brooks is one of the most inventive
film authors, as well as a shrewd commentator of contemporary life. He began his
career as a stand-up comedian, and made his acting debut in 1976 in the
esteemed film Taxi Driver (1976) directed by Martin Scorsese. He directed
these films: Mother (1996), Defending Your Life (1991), Lost in
(1985), Modern Romance (1981) and Real Life (1979). He
won the National Society of Film Critics’ award for his films Lost in
and Mother, which also won the New York Film Critics
and ShoWest awards. Brooks made two comic albums - Comedy
Minus One
and A Star is Bought (nominated for Grammy). He is
an outstanding actor who often lends his voice to cartoon characters.


Films by this director

The Muse


Directed by: Albert Brooks

Steven Phillips is experiencing a creative crisis. He was once an esteemed Hollywood screenwriter who now has to make do with degrading humanitarian awards. Steven asks his friend and successful colleague Jack Warrick for advice. Warrick confides in Steven and reveals to him that the secret of his success lies in the mysterious woman Sarah. Sarah claims to be one of the Zeus’s daughters, a muse. After begging Sarah for inspiration, Steven realizes that he will have to pay a high pric...

color, 97 min

Lost in America

(USA, 1985)

Directed by: Albert Brooks
PHOTOGRAPHY: Eric Saarinen

A typical American suburb in the mid-80s of the last century. After missing out on the expected promotion, young marketing expert David Howard quits his job at the agency where he had been working in disappointment. Encouraged by this, he concludes that both he and his wife Linda are tired of the certainly comfortable, but also monotonous and empty everyday life in a supposedly idyllic environment, and manages to persuade his "better half" to sell all their property and the crane to tr...

color, 91
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