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Watch: Albert Brooks Resorts to Nefarious Methods to Stream His Films on Netflix

In a new promotional clip, the iconic comedian explains the benefits of kidnapping when negotiating a distribution deal.

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Albert Brooks is probably best known to younger movie fans as Marlin in Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” and “Finding Dory,” but thanks to a recent deal, Netflix is reminding everyone of the comedian’s long history in film. In a humorous new clip, Brooks announces that Netflix will host seven of his movies starting July 1.

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The lineup will include “Real Life,” “Defending Your Life,” “Modern Romance,” “Lost in America,” “Mother,” “The Muse” and “Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World.” Brooks wrote, directed and stars in each film.

Until now, the movies haven’t been streaming online and were only available for purchase or rental. In the promotional video, Brooks jokes that he may have resorted to unsavory means to secure the deal with Netflix. “I’m not advocating kidnapping in any situation. It is a federal crime, and if caught, you will go to prison,” Brooks assures viewers. “But in this case, picking the right child from the right executive had a very good result.”

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Watch Brooks defend his methods below and check out his repertoire of films on Netflix starting tomorrow.

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