Happy 90th Birthday to Mel Brooks
From horror films to historical dramas, Mel Brooks has poked fun at every film genre in the books. After parodying Hitler and the Nazis in the 60s, he didn’t shy away from anything else. Brooks turns 90 on June 28.
It’s often easier in retrospect to see how an artist has paved the way for others. Nowadays, making fun of anything and everything is commonplace and even Nazi parodies are a dime a dozen.
But it hasn’t always been that way, as a look at the work of director and actor Mel Brooks shows.
Born 90 years ago on June 28, 1926, in Brooklyn, New York, the entertainer was clearly a pioneer of humor. Read more at DW.