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Woody Allen

Film Director / Comedian / Screenwriter / Film Producer / Writer / Playwright / Character Actor / Journalist / Musician / Author / Composer | * 12/01/1935 (84) | The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
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Heywood "Woody" Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg; December 1, 1935) is an American director, writer, actor, and comedian whose career spans more than six decades and multiple Academy Award-winning movies. He began his career as a comedy writer on Sid Caesar's comedy variety program, Your Show of Shows, working alongside Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Larry Gelbart and Neil Simon. He also began writing material for television, published several books featuring short stories, and writing humor pieces for The New Yorker. In the early 1960s, he performed as a stand-up comedian in Greenwich Village alongside Lenny Bruce, Elaine May, Mike Nichols, and Joan Rivers. There he developed a monologue style (rather than traditional jokes), and the persona of an insecure, intellectual, fretful nebbish, which he maintains is quite different from his real-life personality. He released three comedy albums during the mid to late 1960s, even earning a Grammy Award nomination for his 1964 comedy album entitled simply, Woody Allen. In 2004 Comedy Central ranked Allen fourth on a list of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians, while a UK survey ranked Allen the third-greatest comedian. By the mid-1960s, Allen was writing and directing films, first specializing in slapstick comedies such as ()
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Woody Allen (born Allen Stewart Konigsberg; December 1, 1935) is an American screenwriter, film director, actor, comedian, writer, musician, and playwright. Allen's distinctive films, which run the gamut from dramas to screwball sex comedies, have made him a notable American director. He is also distinguished by his rapid rate of production and his very large body of work. Allen writes and directs his movies and has also acted in the majority of them. For inspiration, Allen draws heavily on literature, sexuality, philosophy, psychology, Jewish identity, and the history of cinema, among a wealth of other fields of interest. Allen developed a passion for music early on and is a celebrated jazz clarinetist. What began as a teenage avocation has led to regular public performances at various small venues in his hometown of Manhattan, with occasional appearances at various jazz festivals. Allen joined the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the New Orleans Funeral Ragtime Orchestra in performances that provided the film score for his 1973 comedy Sleeper, and performed in a rare European tour in 1996, which became the subject of the documentary Wild Man Blues.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Woody Allen

Writers Guild of America Award Donostia Award Directors Guild of America Award Princess of AsturIAS Award for The Arts Academy Award for Best Director 3x Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay 2x Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay O. Henry Award Fellow of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences Commandeur Des Arts Et Des Lettres‎ Honorary Doctorate of Pompeu Fabra University 2x BAFTA Award for Best Direction 6x BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay Academy Award for Best Picture Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy BAFTA Award for Best Film BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award Silver Bear Fipresci Prize Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievements 5x Bodil Awards 2x Butaca Awards 2x César Award David Di Donatello for Best Foreign Actor 3x David Di Donatello David Di Donatello for Best Film Goya Award for Best European Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay 2x Sant Jordi Prize Academy Award for Best Actor 6x Academy Award for Best Director 14x Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay Academy Award for Best Picture 2x European Film Award for Best Non-european Film

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Movies with Woody Allen as Actor(87)

as himself2019 Very Ralph
as himself2018 Always at The Carlyle
as himself2017 This Is Bob Hope...
as Himself (archive footage)2016 Casablancas: The Man Who Loved Women
as Narrator (voice)2016 Café Society
as narrator (English)2014 Barcelona, la rosa de foc
as himself2013 The Unbelievers
as Murray2013 Fading Gigolo
as Himself (Archive Material)2013 Ain't Misbehavin
as himself2013 Trespassing Bergman
as Himself (archive footage)2013 The Battle of Amfar
as himself2012 Paris-Manhattan
as Mark Lovegood2012 To Rome with Love
as himself2012 Casting By
as himself2011 Woody Allen: A Documentary
as Himself (Archive Footage)2011 Bert Stern: Original Madman
as himself2009 Vittorio D.
as himself2007 To My Great Chagrin
as himself2007 100 Greatest Stand-Ups
as himself2006 Filmmakers in Action
as Sid Waterman2006 Scoop
as himself2005 The Outsider
as himself2005 Filmmakers vs. Tycoons
as David Dobel2003 Anything Else
as himself2002 The Magic of Fellini
as Val2002 Hollywood Ending
as Lowther (uncredited)2000 Company Man
as himself2000 Buñuel in Hollywood
as Himself - Interviewee2000 Light Keeps Me Company
as Tex Cowley2000 Picking Up the Pieces
as himself1999 Sweet and Lowdown
as Z-4195 aka Z (voice)1998 Antz
as himself, the Clarinetist1997 Wild Man Blues
as Harry Block1997 Deconstructing Harry
as Al Lewis1996 The Sunshine Boys
as Joe Berlin1996 Everyone Says I Love You
as Lenny1995 Mighty Aphrodite
as Walter Hollander1994 Don't Drink the Water
as Larry Lipton1993 Manhattan Murder Mystery
as Prof. Gabriel 'Gabe' Roth1992 Husbands and Wives
as Nick Fifer1991 Scenes from a Mall
as Kleinman1991 Shadows and Fog
as Sheldon1989 New York Stories
as Cliff Stern1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors
as Mr. Alien (uncredited)1987 King Lear
as Joe, the Narrator1987 Radio Days
as Mickey Sachs1986 Hannah and Her Sisters
as himself1986 Meetin' WA
as Danny Rose1984 Broadway Danny Rose
as Leonard Zelig1983 Zelig
as Sandy Bates1980 Stardust Memories
as Isaac Davis1979 Manhattan
as Alvy Singer1977 Annie Hall
as Howard Price1976 The Front
as Boris Grushenko1975 Love and Death
as Miles Monroe1973 Sleeper
as Allan Felix1972 Play It Again, Sam
as Fielding Mellish1971 Bananas
as Himself (and others)1969 The Woody Allen Special
as Virgil Starkwell1969 Take the Money and Run
as Jimmy Bond (Dr. Noah)1967 Casino Royale
as Himself / Dub Voice / Projectionist1966 What's Up, Tiger Lily?
as Victor Shakapopulis1965 What's New Pussycat?

TV Shows/Series with Woody Allen as Actor(18)

Movies with Woody Allen as Crew(117)

Directing/Director2020 Rifkin's Festival
Writing/Screenplay2020 Rifkin's Festival
Directing/Director2019 A Rainy Day in New York
Writing/Writer2019 A Rainy Day in New York
Directing/Director2017 Wonder Wheel
Writing/Writer2017 Wonder Wheel
Directing/Director2016 Café Society
Writing/Writer2016 Café Society
Directing/Director2015 Irrational Man
Writing/Writer2015 Irrational Man
Directing/Director2014 Magic in the Moonlight
Writing/Writer2014 Magic in the Moonlight
Directing/Director2013 Blue Jasmine
Writing/Writer2013 Blue Jasmine
Directing/Director2012 To Rome with Love
Writing/Writer2012 To Rome with Love
Directing/Director2011 Midnight in Paris
Writing/Writer2011 Midnight in Paris
Directing/Director2010 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
Directing/Director2009 Whatever Works
Writing/Writer2009 Whatever Works
Directing/Director2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Writing/Screenplay2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Directing/Director2007 Cassandra's Dream
Writing/Screenplay2007 Cassandra's Dream
Directing/Director2006 Scoop
Writing/Author2006 Scoop
Directing/Director2005 Match Point
Writing/Writer2005 Match Point
Directing/Director2004 Melinda and Melinda
Writing/Author2004 Melinda and Melinda
Directing/Director2003 Anything Else
Writing/Screenplay2003 Anything Else
Directing/Director2002 Hollywood Ending
Writing/Screenplay2002 Hollywood Ending
Directing/Director2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
Writing/Screenplay2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
Directing/Director2001 The Concert for New York City
Directing/Director2001 Sounds from a Town I Love
Writing/Writer2001 Sounds from a Town I Love
Directing/Director2000 Small Time Crooks
Writing/Author2000 Small Time Crooks
Directing/Director1999 Sweet and Lowdown
Writing/Screenplay1999 Sweet and Lowdown
Directing/Director1998 Celebrity
Writing/Screenplay1998 Celebrity
Directing/Director1997 Deconstructing Harry
Writing/Screenplay1997 Deconstructing Harry
Directing/Director1996 Everyone Says I Love You
Writing/Screenplay1996 Everyone Says I Love You
Directing/Director1995 Mighty Aphrodite
Writing/Screenplay1995 Mighty Aphrodite
Directing/Director1994 Don't Drink the Water
Writing/Theatre Play1994 Don't Drink the Water
Writing/Screenplay1994 Don't Drink the Water
Directing/Director1994 Bullets Over Broadway
Writing/Screenplay1994 Bullets Over Broadway
Directing/Director1993 Manhattan Murder Mystery
Writing/Screenplay1993 Manhattan Murder Mystery
Directing/Director1992 Husbands and Wives
Writing/Writer1992 Husbands and Wives
Directing/Director1991 Shadows and Fog
Writing/Writer1991 Shadows and Fog
Directing/Director1990 Alice
Writing/Screenplay1990 Alice
Directing/Director1989 New York Stories
Writing/Writer1989 New York Stories
Directing/Director1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors
Writing/Screenplay1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors
Directing/Director1988 Another Woman
Writing/Screenplay1988 Another Woman
Directing/Director1987 September
Writing/Screenplay1987 September
Directing/Director1987 Radio Days
Writing/Screenplay1987 Radio Days
Writing/Writer1987 Radio Days
Directing/Director1986 Hannah and Her Sisters
Writing/Screenplay1986 Hannah and Her Sisters
Directing/Director1985 The Purple Rose of Cairo
Writing/Author1985 The Purple Rose of Cairo
Directing/Director1984 Broadway Danny Rose
Writing/Screenplay1984 Broadway Danny Rose
Directing/Director1983 Zelig
Writing/Writer1983 Zelig
Directing/Director1982 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy
Directing/Director1980 Stardust Memories
Writing/Screenplay1980 Stardust Memories
Directing/Director1979 Manhattan
Writing/Screenplay1979 Manhattan
Directing/Director1978 Interiors
Writing/Writer1978 Interiors
Directing/Director1977 Annie Hall
Writing/Screenplay1977 Annie Hall
Directing/Director1975 Love and Death
Writing/Writer1975 Love and Death
Directing/Director1973 Sleeper
Sound/Original Music Composer1973 Sleeper
Writing/Screenplay1973 Sleeper
Writing/Theatre Play1972 Play It Again, Sam
Writing/Screenplay1972 Play It Again, Sam
Directing/Director1971 Bananas
Writing/Screenplay1971 Bananas
Writing/Writer1969 The Woody Allen Special
Directing/Director1969 Take the Money and Run
Writing/Screenplay1969 Take the Money and Run
Writing/Theatre Play1969 Don't Drink the Water
Writing/Screenplay1969 Don't Drink the Water
Writing/Screenplay1967 Casino Royale
Directing/Director1966 What's Up, Tiger Lily?
Writing/Screenplay1965 What's New Pussycat?

TV Shows/Series with Woody Allen as Crew(3)

Directing/Director2016 Crisis in Six Scenes
Writing/Writer2016 Crisis in Six Scenes
Writing/Writer1958 Kraft Music Hall

Additional Information

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Full Name: Woody Allen
Born: Sunday, 12/01 1935 (December) in The Bronx (current age: 84 years + 183 days)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Midwood High School
Employer: The New School
Member of: American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Named after: Woody Herman
Spouses (current/former): Louise Lasser, Soon-Yi Previn, Harlene Susan Rosen
Children: Ronan Farrow, Moses Farrow, Manzie Tio Allen, Bechet Dumaine Allen
Siblings: Letty Aronson
Other names for Woody Allen (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Woodie Allen"
"Allan Stewart Konigsberg"
"Вуди Аллен"
"วูดดี อัลเลน"
"伍迪·艾伦"
"ウディ・アレン"
"우디 앨런"
"وودي آلن"
Woody Allen frequently works together with these people:
Jack Rollins (35x, Crew)
Charles H. Joffe (35x, Crew)
Santo Loquasto (30x, Crew)
Juliet Taylor (25x, Crew)
Letty Aronson (25x, Crew)
Robert Greenhut (23x, Crew)
Helen Robin (22x, Crew)
Susan E. Morse (22x, Crew)
Alisa Lepselter (20x, Crew)
Lee Dichter (17x, Crew)
Robert Hein (17x, Crew)
William Schallert (9x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:3413, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/26/2020