The A-List: James L. Brooks on his latest film The Edge of Seventeen

James L. Brooks, the writer/director/producer, probably has a reinforced mantelpiece in his home. If not, he could likely use one. He is a three-time Academy Award winner and 20-time Emmy Award-winner whose films include Broadcast News, Terms of Endearment, As Good As It Gets and Jerry Maguire. Brooks, who began his career as a writer, produced television hits such as Taxi, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, Lou Grant and The Simpsons. He produced his newest film, The Edge of Seventeen, for writer and first-time director Kelly Fremon Craig.