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James L. Brooks

director, producer, writer
Born: 5/9/1940
Birthplace: North Bergen, New Jersey

Director, producer, and writer of the Oscar-winning films Terms of Endearment (1983) and As Good As It Gets (1997), as well as box-office hits such as Broadcast News (1987) and and Big (1988). He has produced many popular movies and television shows, including Jerry Maguire (1996), The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970), and Taxi (1978), and won an Emmy in 1989 for his work on The Simpsons.

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More on James L Brooks from Infoplease:

  • As Good As It Gets - Starring Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr., Skeet Ulrich
  • Terms of Endearment - Starring Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Jeff Daniels
  • Spanglish - Starring Adam Sandler, Tea Leoni, Paz Vega, Shelbie Bruce, Victoria Luna
  • Broadcast News - Starring Holly Hunter, William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Robert Prosky, Lois Chiles
  • Modern Romance - Starring Jerry Belson, Rick Beckner, Albert Brooks, James L. Brooks, Bob Einstein