Albert Brooks

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  • Birth Name: Albert Lawrence Einstein
  • Birth Place: Beverly Hills, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Author

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Fast Facts

  • Changed his surname to avoid being confused with famous physicist Albert Einstein.
  • Beat out Richard Dreyfuss to host the talent show at Beverly Hills High.
  • Made his television debut in 1968 as a stand-up comedian on the Steve Allen Show.
  • Filmed short movies for the first season of Saturday Night Live.
  • Turned down lead roles in Big, When Harry Met Sally and Pretty Woman.
  • Penned the novel 2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America, which was published in 2011.

Awards

  • 2012, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Nominee
  • 2012, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 1987, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2012, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee

Relationships

  • Cliff Einstein — Brother
  • Jacob Eli Brooks — Son
  • Kimberly Shlain — Wife
  • Linda Ronstadt — Ex-significant Other
  • Bob Einstein — Brother
  • Charles Einstein — Half Brother
  • Thelma Leeds — Mother
  • Kathryn Harrold — Ex-significant Other
  • Claire Elizabeth Brooks — Daughter
  • Julie Hagerty — Ex-significant Other
  • Harry Parke — Father
  • Zeke Manners — Uncle
  • Carrie Fisher — Ex-significant Other

College

  • Attended Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Albert Lawrence Einstein
  • Birth Place: Beverly Hills, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Author

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