Albert Brooks movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Broadcast News,’ ‘Drive,’ ‘Finding Nemo’

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Albert Brooks movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Broadcast News,’ ‘Drive,’ ‘Finding Nemo’
Happy birthday to the tremendously funny, witty Albert Brooks, who was born on July 22, 1947. The actor, producer, writer and director began his career as a self-deprecating stand-up comic, performing several times on Johnny Carson‘s “Tonight Show” and earning a Grammy nomination for his 1975 comedy album “A Star Is Bought.” Brooks got his first break behind the camera when he was hired to direct six short films for the first season of “Saturday Night Live.” Later in 1976, he made his film debut as an actor with a dramatic role in Martin Scorsese‘s classic film “Taxi Driver.”

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As an actor, Brooks earned an Academy Award nomination for 1987’s “Broadcast News,” as well as being nominated for a Golden Globe for his work in 2011’s “Drive.” And as a writer, he won Best Screenplay from the New York Film Critics Circle for
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