Job Actor, director, screenwriter, comedian, musician, playwright
Years active 1950-present
Top Roles Virgil Starkwell, Himself / Dub Voice / Projectionist, Victor, Jimmy Bond / 007, Harry Block
Top GenresComedy, Crime, Adventure, Thriller/Suspense
Top TopicsRomance (Comic), Romance (Drama), Screwball Comedy
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Shares birthday with Mary Martin, Harold Goodwin, Torben Meyer  see more..

Woody Allen Overview:

Legendary director, Woody Allen, was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on Dec 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, NY. As of December 2023, Woody Allen was 88 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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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.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1977Best ActorAnnie Hall (1977)Alvy SingerNominated
1977Best DirectorAnnie Hall (1977)N/AWon
1978Best DirectorInteriors (1978)N/ANominated
1978Best WritingInteriors (1978)N/ANominated
1984Best DirectorBroadway Danny Rose (1984)N/ANominated
1984Best WritingBroadway Danny Rose (1984)N/ANominated
1985Best WritingThe Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)N/ANominated
1986Best DirectorHannah and Her Sisters (1986)N/ANominated
1986Best WritingHannah and Her Sisters (1986)N/AWon
1987Best WritingRadio Days (1987)N/ANominated
1989Best DirectorCrimes and Misdemeanors (1989)N/ANominated
1989Best WritingCrimes and Misdemeanors (1989)N/ANominated
1990Best WritingAlice (1990)N/ANominated
1992Best WritingHusbands and Wives (1992)N/ANominated
1994Best DirectorBullets over Broadway (1994)N/ANominated
1995Best WritingMighty Aphrodite (1995)N/ANominated
1997Best WritingDeconstructing Harry (1997)N/ANominated
2005Best WritingMatch Point (2005)N/ANominated
2011Best DirectorMidnight in Paris (2011)N/ANominated
2011Best WritingMidnight in Paris (2011)N/AWon

BlogHub Articles:

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 Wilder

By 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 TOWN

By 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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Woody Allen Quotes:

Virgil: After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her, and after half an hour I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.

Virgil: Do you know if it's raining outside?

Victor Skakapopulis: Pardon me, drunk, but you can't come in here.

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Woody Allen Facts
He has more Academy Award nominations (14) for writing than anyone else, all of them are in the Written Directly for the Screen category.

Has been nominated or won 136 awards, more than Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd combined.

Despite the advancement of sound technology, all of his films are mixed and released in monaural sound, although later ones have a mono Dolby Digital mix.

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