Legendary director, Woody Allen, was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on Dec 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, NY. As of December 2022, Woody Allen was 87 years old.
Bespectacled, diminutive American writer-director-comedian with a small amount of scruffy hair. He brought the paradoxical combination of shyness, ineptness, and obsession with sex to the screen and made it an international hit. Writes and directs most of his own material, which has lately shown a tendency to "go serious" although mercifully shafts of the lunatic Allen humor keep breaking through. His scant regard for the Establishment was demonstrated when he failed to show up to accept his Oscar for Best Director (on Annie Hall) in 1978. The same film also brought him an acting nomination. His bitter court battle with long-time partner Mia Farrow over his relationship with her adopted daughter seemed to have damaged his career; but he bounced back in 1995 with an Oscar nomination for his direction of Bullets Over Broadway.
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HONORS and AWARDS:.
Woody Allen was nominated for 20 Academy Awards, winning four for Best Director for Annie Hall and Annie Hall in 1977 and 1977 respectively for Best Writing for Hannah and Her Sisters and Midnight in Paris in 1986 and 2011 respectively.
|1977||Best Actor||Annie Hall (1977)||Alvy Singer||Nominated|
|1977||Best Director||Annie Hall (1977)||N/A||Won|
|1978||Best Director||Interiors (1978)||N/A||Nominated|
|1978||Best Writing||Interiors (1978)||N/A||Nominated|
|1984||Best Director||Broadway Danny Rose (1984)||N/A||Nominated|
|1984||Best Writing||Broadway Danny Rose (1984)||N/A||Nominated|
|1985||Best Writing||The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)||N/A||Nominated|
|1986||Best Director||Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)||N/A||Nominated|
|1986||Best Writing||Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)||N/A||Won|
|1987||Best Writing||Radio Days (1987)||N/A||Nominated|
|1989||Best Director||Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)||N/A||Nominated|
|1989||Best Writing||Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)||N/A||Nominated|
|1990||Best Writing||Alice (1990)||N/A||Nominated|
|1992||Best Writing||Husbands and Wives (1992)||N/A||Nominated|
|1994||Best Director||Bullets over Broadway (1994)||N/A||Nominated|
|1995||Best Writing||Mighty Aphrodite (1995)||N/A||Nominated|
|1997||Best Writing||Deconstructing Harry (1997)||N/A||Nominated|
|2005||Best Writing||Match Point (2005)||N/A||Nominated|
|2011||Best Director||Midnight in Paris (2011)||N/A||Nominated|
|2011||Best Writing||Midnight in Paris (2011)||N/A||Won|
Caf? Society (2016, )By Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 8, 2016 From The Stop Button
opens Caf? Society himself, with a voiceover. It’s a deeper voice mix than usual for Allen–who doesn’t appear in the film–and even though he’s doing expository narration, there’s an intentional distance in that deeper voice. Allen’s not the star ... Read full article
Cafe Society: Channels Billy WilderBy FlickChick on Aug 5, 2016 From A Person in the Dark
Warning! Spoilers ahead. There I was, blissfully enjoying “Caf? Society,” ’s latest film, on its own merits. The setting of Hollywood in the golden 1930s was a home run for me and the characters and plot were pure Woody – whose work I always enjoy. So, imagi... Read full article
Cattin’ Around With Peter Sellers, Peter O’Toole, And – What’s New Pussycat? (1965)By Michael on May 1, 2015 From Durnmoose Movie Musings
A quick hit of Google shows the word “farce” defined as “a comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay and typically including crude characterization and ludicrously improbable situations”, and I can think of no more apt description of 1965’s What’s New Pus... Read full article
Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story (1971, )By Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 19, 2014 From The Stop Button
Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story recounts the rise to power of one Harvey Wallinger, friend and aide to Richard M. Nixon. Wallinger is one part buffoon, one part creep, one part sex addict–Allen revels in the part. He opens the short with a recounting of the 1968 election with some cr... Read full article
Seeing New York from the Outside: , THE GREAT GATSBY, and ON THE TOWNBy Jennifer Garlen on May 14, 2013 From Virtual Virago
I've had New York on my mind quite a bit lately. It started, I think, with a viewing of 's Manhattan (1979), a movie in which the protagonist is more in love with the city than he is with any of the women in his life. Shot in black-and-white, the picture idealizes New York scenery (set ag... Read full article
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Victor Skakapopulis: Yeah, I got something at the striptease. I help the girls dress and undress.
Michael James: Nice job.
Victor Skakapopulis: Twenty francs a week.
Michael James: Not very much.
Victor Skakapopulis: It's all I can afford.
Victor Skakapopulis: We played strip chess. She had me down to my shorts and I fainted from tension.
Virgil: Nobody wears beige to a bank robbery!
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