Melvin James Kaminsky (born on June 28th, 1926), better known as "Mel Brooks," is an American director, screenwriter, composer, lyricist, comedian, actor, and producer, best known for making comedic parody films.
- A category of movies featured in the Mr. Rental video unit are movies made by Mel Brooks. They are The Producers, The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, History of the World: Part 1, and Spaceballs (as an instant video cassette). The only exception is Robin Hood: Men in Tights, as that movie came out in 1993, and Spaceballs came out in 1987.