Norman Zenos McLeod was an American film director, cartoonist and writer. He is considered one of the best directors of comedy films of all time.
McLeod made several successful and influential movies such as Taking A Chance, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, Topper and Merrily We Live. Other memorable films directed by McLeod includes It's a Gift with W.C. Fields, and the Danny Kaye comedy The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. His nickname, as recorded on a publicity still on the set of Monkey Business, was "Macko."