Richard Brooks


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Richard Brooks (May 18, 1912 – March 11, 1992) was an American screenwriter, film director, novelist and occasional film producer. His outstanding works as director are Blackboard Jungle (1955), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), Elmer Gantry (1960) – for which he won an Academy Award for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) – In Cold Blood (1967) and Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977).

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  • ''That big gun in your hand makes you look grown up—you think! I'll bet you spend hours posing in front of a mirror holding it, trying to look tough!... You scum!''
    Richard Brooks (1912-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and John Huston (1906-1987). James Temple (Lionel Barrymore), Key Largo, to the gunsel Toots (1948).
  • ''You're not big enough to do this to Rocco! I'll kill you. You'll never bring me in! Never!''
    Richard Brooks (1912-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and John Huston (1906-1987). Johnny Rocco (Edward G. Robinson), Key Largo, to Frank McCloud (Humphrey B...
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