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    Born on June 28, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York

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High Anxiety (1977)

Mel Brooks as "Richard H. Thorndyke"

Just after becoming the director of the Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, Very Nervous, Dr. Richard H. Thorndyke (Mel Brooks) is greeted by a series of mysterious events. When his colleagues -- including the militaristic and mustachioed Nurse Diesel (Cloris Leachman) -- become leery of his questions, they accuse him of murder. Thorndyke's own mental health comes into question as he struggles to clear his name in the midst of a crippling bout of a condition known as "high anxiety."

Golden Globe (1977) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

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This Exclusive 'Hotel Transylvania 2' Trailer Introduces the Newest Little Monster

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Jun 17th 2015, 7:00AM

Jun 17th 2015, 7:00AM

Best of Late Night TV: Orlando Bloom Wants 'Hobbit' Porno, Amy Adams Struggles at 'Holiday Flip Cup' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Dec 19th 2014, 2:10AM

Dec 19th 2014, 2:10AM

Best of Late Night TV: Mel Brooks Dons Drag for Joan Rivers's 'Late Show,' Jason Segel and Steve Harvey Play 'Family Feud' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Sep 9th 2014, 3:51AM

Sep 9th 2014, 3:51AM

Mel Brooks on 'Blazing Saddles' at 40, Richard Pryor's Genius, and Keeping His Edge at 87

Posted by
Gary Susman on May 20th 2014, 11:00AM

May 20th 2014, 11:00AM

Mel Brooks on His Secret Second Career as a Horror Movie Godfather: Part 2

Posted by
Eric Larnick on Oct 20th 2011, 8:30AM

Oct 20th 2011, 8:30AM

Mel Brooks on His Secret Second Career As a Horror Movie Godfather: Part 1

Posted by
Eric Larnick on Oct 19th 2011, 8:00AM

Oct 19th 2011, 8:00AM

The Top Ten Sci-Fi Comedies

Posted by
Peter Martin on Aug 27th 2010, 11:25AM

Aug 27th 2010, 11:25AM

Summer Scenes We Love: Spaceballs

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jun 8th 2010, 9:32AM

Jun 8th 2010, 9:32AM

My Movie Crush: Cary Elwes in 'Robin Hood: Men in Tights'

Posted by
Jen Yamato on May 12th 2010, 7:18AM

May 12th 2010, 7:18AM

Mel Brooks Will Deliver Horror in 'Pizzaman'

Posted by
Gary Susman on May 3rd 2010, 11:00AM

May 3rd 2010, 11:00AM

TCM Classic Film Fest To Return In 2011

Posted by
Jen Yamato on Apr 26th 2010, 3:33PM

Apr 26th 2010, 3:33PM

10 Great Actor and Filmmaker DVD Box Sets

Posted by
Kim Potts on Feb 19th 2010, 7:35AM

Feb 19th 2010, 7:35AM

Making The (Up) Grade: The Mel Brooks Collection

Posted by
Todd Gilchrist on Dec 19th 2009, 4:02AM

Dec 19th 2009, 4:02AM

The Ten Best High-Def Gifts to Buy This Holiday Season

Posted by
Todd Gilchrist on Dec 2nd 2009, 5:32PM

Dec 2nd 2009, 5:32PM

New Blu-Ray and Special Edition DVD Releases: November 24

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Nov 26th 2009, 6:12AM

Nov 26th 2009, 6:12AM

Walk This Way: Nine-Disc Mel Brooks Blu-ray Set!

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Oct 27th 2009, 2:48PM

Oct 27th 2009, 2:48PM

Classic Cameos: Count Basie, 'Blazing Saddles'

Posted by
Jette Kernion on Oct 8th 2009, 9:45AM

Oct 8th 2009, 9:45AM

Ship Clips: Spaceballs

Posted by
Erik Davis on Jun 9th 2009, 6:01AM

Jun 9th 2009, 6:01AM

Scenes We Love: Young Frankenstein

Posted by
Jessica Barnes on Feb 12th 2009, 3:32PM

Feb 12th 2009, 3:32PM

TV Incarnations of 'Spaceballs' and 'Crash' Land Promos

Posted by
William Goss on Sep 13th 2008, 6:32AM

Sep 13th 2008, 6:32AM

Review: Get Smart

Posted by
James Rocchi on Jun 20th 2008, 5:02AM

Jun 20th 2008, 5:02AM

RIP: Reel Important People -- June 2, 2008

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Jun 2nd 2008, 4:02PM

Jun 2nd 2008, 4:02PM

Mel Brooks Heads Back to Horror

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Jun 2nd 2008, 11:02AM

Jun 2nd 2008, 11:02AM

Cinematical Picks: Get Smart

Posted by
James Rocchi on Apr 23rd 2008, 12:02PM

Apr 23rd 2008, 12:02PM

Fan Rant: The Trouble With Today's Spoofs

Posted by
Eugene Novikov on Mar 29th 2008, 4:02PM

Mar 29th 2008, 4:02PM

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