Woody Allen in concert in New York City, 2006
|Born||Allan Stewart Konigsberg|
December 1, 1935
Bronx, New York, U.S.
|Years active||1950 - Present|
|Spouse(s)||Harlene Rosen (1956-1962)|
Louise Lasser (1966-1969)
Soon-Yi Previn (1997-)
Woody Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg; December 1, 1935) is an American film director, writer, actor, jazz musician, comedian and playwright. The City of New York Events 800 - Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican Year 1935 ( MCMXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The City of New York The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Louise Lasser (born April 11, 1939) is an American actress She is known for her portrayal of the title character on the Soap opera parody Soon-Yi Previn or Soon-Yi Farrow (born October 8, 1970) is the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow and Andre Previn. Events 800 - Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican Year 1935 ( MCMXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. United States cinema has had a profound effect on cinema across the world since the early 20th century A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a Film. A writer is anyone who creates a written work although the word usually designates those who write creatively or professionally as well as those who have written in many different forms An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works This is a list of Jazz musicians on whom Wikipedia has articles A comedian or comic is a person who seeks to entertain an audience primarily by making them laugh A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is a person who writes dramatic literature or Drama. Allen's distinctive films, which run the gamut from intense dramas to screwball sex comedies, have made him one of the most respected living American directors. 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, European cinema, and New York City, where he was born and has lived his entire life. Literature is the Art of written works Literally translated the word means "acquaintance with letters" (from Latin littera letter Human sexual behavior or different human sexual practices encompass a wide range of activities such as strategies to find or attract partners ( Mating and display Philosophy is the study of general problems concerning matters such as existence knowledge truth beauty justice validity mind and language Psychology (from Greek grc ψῡχή psȳkhē, "breath life soul" and grc -λογία -logia) is an Academic and Jewish identity is the subjective state of perceiving oneself as a Jew and as relating to being Jewish The cinema of Europe has compared to the Cinema of the United States, the reputation of being more liberal when it comes to the representation of nudity and sexuality but less The City of New York
Allen was born and raised in New York City, the son of Nettie (née Cherrie; November 8, 1906 - January 27, 2002), a bookkeeper at her family's delicatessen, and Martin Konigsberg (December 25, 1900 - January 13, 2001), a jewelry engraver and waiter. The City of New York Events 1519 - Hernán Cortés enters Tenochtitlán and Aztec ruler Moctezuma welcomes him with great a Celebration Year 1906 ( MCMVI) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting Events 98 - Trajan becomes Roman Emperor after the death of Nerva. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 274 - Roman Emperor Aurelian Year 1900 ( MCM) was an exceptional Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar Events 532 - Nika riots in Constantinople. 888 - Odo Count of Paris becomes King of the Franks Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar.  His family was Jewish and his grandparents were Yiddish- and German-speaking immigrants. PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ Yiddish (yi [[wiktייִדיש ייִדיש]] yidish or yi [[wiktאידיש אידיש]] idish, literally "Jewish" is a nonterritorial High The German language (de ''Deutsch'') is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages.  Allen has a sister, Letty (born 1943), and was raised in Midwood, Brooklyn. Midwood is a Neighborhood in the south central part of the New York City borough of Brooklyn, New York, USA, roughly halfway Brooklyn (named after the Dutch town Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City.  His parents were both born and raised on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The Lower East Side is a Neighborhood in the southeastern part of the New York City borough of Manhattan. Manhattan Island, in New York Harbor, is much the largest part of the Borough of Manhattan, one of the Five Boroughs which form the City of New York  His childhood, while middle-class, wasn't particularly happy. His parents didn't get along, and he had a rocky relationship with his stern, temperamental mother.  Allen spoke Yiddish during his early years and, after attending Hebrew school for eight years, went to Public School 99 and to Midwood High School. Hebrew school can be either (1 the Jewish equivalent of Sunday school - an educational regimen separate from secular education focusing on topics of Jewish Midwood High School at Brooklyn College, is a public urban Co-ed high school located on Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, New York City. During that time, he lived in an apartment at 1402 Avenue K, between East 14th and 15th Streets. He was Nicknamed "Red" because of his red hair; he impressed students with his extraordinary talent at card and magic tricks.  Though in his films and his comedy persona he has often depicted himself as physically inept and socially unpopular, in fact Woody Allen was a popular student, and an adept baseball and basketball player. A persona, in the word's everyday usage is a social Role or a character played by an Actor.
To raise money he began writing gags for the agent David O. See also Mathematics of humor A joke is a short story or ironic depiction of a situation communicated with the intent of being humorous. Alber, who sold them to newspaper columnists. According to Allen, his first published joke "was in a gossip column. It read: 'Woody Allen says he ate at a restaurant that had O. P. S. prices—over people's salaries. '"
At sixteen, he was discovered by Milt Kamen, who got him his first writing job with Sid Caesar. Milt Kamen ( March 5, 1921 - February 24, 1977)Born Milton Kaminsky was an American stand-up comic and Actor Isaac Sidney "Sid" Caesar (born September 8, 1922) is an Emmy Award -winning American comic actor and writer known as the leading man He began calling himself Woody Allen. He was a gifted comedian from an early age and would later joke that when he was young he was sent to inter-faith summer camp, where he "was savagely beaten by children of all races and creeds". 
After high school, he went to New York University where he studied communication and film. New York University ( NYU) is a private, Nonsectarian, Coeducational Research University in New York City. He was never committed as a student, however, failed a film course, and was eventually expelled.  He later briefly attended City College of New York. The City College of The City University of New York (known more commonly as the City College of New York or simply City College, CCNY, or colloquially as
After his false starts at NYU and City College, he became a full-time writer for Herb Shriner, earning $75/week at first. Herb Shriner (b May 29 1918, Toledo Ohio - d April 23 1970, Delray Beach Florida) was an American Humorist  At age 19, he started writing scripts for The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show, Caesar's Hour and other television shows. The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television Variety show that ran from June 20, 1948 to June 6, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was a late-night talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under the ''Tonight Show'' franchise from 1962 Caesar's Hour was a Television program that aired on NBC from 1954 until 1957.  By the time he was working for Sid Caesar, he was making $1500/week; with Caesar he worked alongside Danny Simon, whom Allen credits for helping him to structure his writing style. Isaac Sidney "Sid" Caesar (born September 8, 1922) is an Emmy Award -winning American comic actor and writer known as the leading man Danny Simon ( December 18, 1918, New York City &ndash July 26, 2005, Portland Oregon) was an American television writer 
In 1961, he started a new career as a stand-up comedian, debuting in a Greenwich Village club called the Duplex. Stand-up comedy is a style of comedy where the performer speaks directly to the audience with the absence of the theatrical " Fourth wall " Greenwich Village (ˌgrɛnɪtʃ ˈvɪlɪdʒ often simply called the Village, is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern Manhattan  Examples of Allen's standup act can be heard on the albums Standup Comic and Nightclub Years 1964-1968.
He began writing for the popular Candid Camera television show, even appearing in some episodes. Candid Camera was a Television series created and produced by Allen Funt, which initially began on Radio as Candid Microphone Together with his managers, Allen turned his weaknesses into his strengths, developing his neurotic, nervous, and intellectual persona. He quickly became a successful comedian, and appeared frequently in nightclubs and on television. Allen was popular enough to appear on the cover of Life in 1969.
Allen started writing short stories for magazines (most notably The New Yorker). The New Yorker is an American Magazine that publishes reportage commentary criticism essays fiction satire cartoons and poetry He also became a successful Broadway playwright, creating Don't Drink the Water, which opened on November 17, 1966 and ran for 598 performances. Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is a person who writes dramatic literature or Drama. Events 284 - Diocletian is proclaimed emperor by his soldiers Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. It starred Lou Jacobi, Kay Medford, Anita Gillette and Allen's future movie co-star Anthony Roberts. Louis Harold "Lou" Jacobi Slightly overweight and sporting a Moustache, he appeared in several films and television Commercials, particularly in the Kay Medford ( September 14, 1914 – April 10, 1980) was an Academy Award -nominated American character Actress Anita Gillette (Born August 16 1936) is a Tony Award -nominated American actress most notable for her work on Broadway and as a celebrity David Anthony "Tony" Roberts (born October 22 1939) is an American Actor. A film adaptation of the play, directed by Howard Morris, was released in 1969 starring Jackie Gleason. Herbert Walton Gleason Jr, baptized John Herbert "Jackie" Gleason ( February 26, 1916 – June 24, 1987) was an In 1994 Allen directed and starred in a third version for television with Michael J. Fox and Mayim Bialik. Don't Drink the Water is a 1994 Television movie directed by Woody Allen, based on a play he wrote in the 1960s Michael J Fox (born Michael Andrew Fox; June 9 1961 is a Canadian / American Mayim Hoya Bialik (born December 12, 1975) is an American Actress.
His next Broadway hit, Play It Again, Sam, he not only wrote, but starred in. It opened on February 12, 1969 and ran for 453 performances. It also featured Diane Keaton and Anthony Roberts. Diane Keaton (born Diane Hall on January 5 1946 is an Oscar -winning American film Actress, director and producer Allen, Keaton and Roberts would reprise their roles in the film version of the play.
Allen is also an accomplished author having written four books--collections of short pieces and plays. These are Getting Even, Without Feathers, Side Effects and Mere Anarchy. Woody Allen 's Without Feathers (1975 ISBN 0-394-49743-0 is one of his best-known literary pieces Side Effects is an anthology of 17 comical short stories written by Woody Allen between 1975 and 1980, all but one of which were previously published in
His first movie production was What's New, Pussycat? in 1965, for which he wrote the initial screenplay. What's New Pussycat? is a Comedy film directed by Clive Donner and starring Peter Sellers, Peter O'Toole, Romy Schneider The year 1965 in film involved some significant events Events Top grossing films (U He was hired by Warren Beatty to re-write a script, and to appear in a small part in the movie. Warren Beatty (born Henry Warren Beaty; March 30 1937 is an American Academy Award - and Golden Globe -winning Actor, producer Over the course of the re-write, Beatty's part grew smaller and Allen's grew larger. Beatty was upset and quit the production. Peter O'Toole was hired for the Beatty role, and Peter Sellers was brought in as well; Sellers was a big enough star to demand many of Woody Allen's best lines/scenes, prompting hasty re-writes. Peter O'Toole (born 2 August 1932) is an Irish and British actor who achieved instant stardom in 1962 playing T Richard Henry Sellers, CBE, commonly known as Peter Sellers ( 8 September 1925 &ndash 24 July 1980) was a British This experience with meddling producers, egotistical stars, and directors ruining jokes, along with a similar experience on the James Bond spoof Casino Royale (for which he did uncredited rewrites of his own scenes), led Allen to decide that the only way filmmaking was worthwhile was if he was in control of the film. James Bond 007 is a Fictional character created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve Novels and two Short story Casino Royale is a 1967 epic surrealistic Satire originally produced by Columbia Pictures starring an Ensemble cast
Allen's first directorial effort was What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966 co-written with Mickey Rose), in which an existing Japanese spy movie was redubbed in English by Allen and his friends with completely new, comic dialogue. What's Up Tiger Lily? is the first Film directed by Woody Allen. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States
His first conventional effort was Take the Money and Run (1969), which was followed by Bananas, Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask), Sleeper, and Love and Death. Take the Money and Run is a 1969 Comedy film co-written by directed by and starring Woody Allen. Bananas is a 1971 Comedy film written by Mickey Rose and Woody Allen, Directed by Allen and starring him and Sleeper ( 1973) is a futuristic Science fiction Comedy Film, written by directed by and starring Woody Allen. Love and Death is a 1975 comedy by Woody Allen. Starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, Love and Death is a satirical take "Take the Money and Run" and "Bananas" were both co-written by his childhood friend, Mickey Rose.
In 1972, he also starred in the film version of Play It Again, Sam, which was directed by Herbert Ross. Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. This article is about the 1972 Woody Allen film For other uses of the phrase see Play it again Sam. Herbert Ross ( May 13, 1927 – October 9, 2001) was an American Film director, producer, Choreographer All of Allen's early films were pure comedies that relied heavily on slapstick, inventive sight gags, and non-stop one-liners. Slapstick is a type of Comedy involving exaggerated physical violence or activities which exceed the boundaries of common sense such as a character being hit in the face with In comedy a visual gag or sight gag is anything which conveys its Humor visually often without words being used at all A one-liner is a Joke that is delivered in a single line Many comedians have adopted this comedic method in their act Among the many notable influences on these films are Bob Hope, Groucho Marx (as well as, to some extent, Harpo Marx) and Humphrey Bogart. Bob Hope, KBE KCSG ( May 29, 1903 &ndash July 27, 2003) was an American comedian and actor who appeared in Arthur Marx (previously Adolph Marx) popularly known as Harpo Marx ( November 23, 1893 &ndash September 28, 1964 In 1976, he starred in, but did not direct, The Front (that task was handled by Martin Ritt), a humorous and poignant account of Hollywood blacklisting during the 1950s. The Front (1976 written by Walter Bernstein, directed by Martin Ritt and featuring Woody Allen and Zero Mostel, is a film about Martin Ritt ( March 2, 1914 &ndash December 8, 1990) was an American director, Actor, and Playwright
Annie Hall marked a major turn to more sophisticated humor and thoughtful drama. Annie Hall is a 1977 Romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen from a script he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman. Humour or humor (see spelling differences) is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke Laughter and provide Amusement Allen's 1977 film won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture – an unusual feat for a comedy. Annie Hall set the standard for modern romantic comedy, and also started a minor fashion trend with the unique clothes worn by Diane Keaton in the film (the offbeat, masculine clothing, such as ties with cardigans, was actually Keaton's own). Diane Keaton (born Diane Hall on January 5 1946 is an Oscar -winning American film Actress, director and producer While in production, its working title was "Anhedonia," a term that means the inability to feel pleasure, and its plot revolved around a murder mystery. In Psychology, anhedonia ( Greek αν- an- without + ηδονή hēdonē pleasure) is an inability to experience Apparently, as filmed, the murder mystery plot did not work (and was later used in his 1993 Manhattan Murder Mystery), so Allen re-edited and re-cut the movie after production ended to focus on the romantic comedy between Allen's character, Alvy Singer, and Keaton's character, Annie Hall. Manhattan Murder Mystery is a 1993 film directed by and starring Woody Allen, who plays Manhattanite book editor Larry Lipton The new version, retitled Annie Hall (named after Keaton's grandmother), still deals with the theme of the inability to feel pleasure. Annie Hall is a 1977 Romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen from a script he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman. Ranked at No. 35 on the American Film Institute' s "100 Best Movies" and at No. The American Film Institute ( AFI) is an independent Non-profit organization created by the National Endowment for the Arts, which was established in 1967 4 on the AFI list of "100 Best Comedies," Annie Hall is considered to be among Allen's best. Annie Hall is a 1977 Romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen from a script he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman.
Manhattan, released in 1979, is a black-and-white film that can be viewed as an homage to New York City, which has been described as the true "main character" of the movie. Manhattan is a 1979 Romantic comedy film about Isaac Davis ( Woody Allen) a twice-divorced 42-year-old comedy writer dating a 17-year-old As in many other Allen films, the main characters are upper-class academics. Even though it makes fun of pretentious intellectuals, the story is packed with obscure references that makes it less accessible to a general audience. The love-hate opinion of cerebral persons found in Manhattan is characteristic of many of Allen's movies including Crimes and Misdemeanors and Annie Hall. Manhattan Island, in New York Harbor, is much the largest part of the Borough of Manhattan, one of the Five Boroughs which form the City of New York Crimes and Misdemeanors is a 1989 film written and directed by Woody Allen. Annie Hall is a 1977 Romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen from a script he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman. Manhattan focuses on the complicated relationship between a middle-aged Isaac Davis (Allen) and a seventeen-year-old Tracy (Mariel Hemingway) – which presages Allen's complicated personal relationship with Soon-Yi Previn. Mariel Hadley Hemingway (born November 22, 1961) is an Academy Award - and Golden Globe -nominated American actress. Soon-Yi Previn or Soon-Yi Farrow (born October 8, 1970) is the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow and Andre Previn.
Between Annie Hall and Manhattan Allen wrote and directed the gloomy drama Interiors (1978), in the style of the late Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, one of Allen's major influences. Annie Hall is a 1977 Romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen from a script he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman. Manhattan is a 1979 Romantic comedy film about Isaac Davis ( Woody Allen) a twice-divorced 42-year-old comedy writer dating a 17-year-old Interiors is a 1978 Drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. Ernst Ingmar Bergman ( pronounced) (14 July 1918 – 30 July 2007 was a nine-time Academy Award -nominated Swedish film, stage Interiors is considered by critics as a significant breakthrough past Allen's "earlier, funnier comedies" (a line from 1980s Stardust Memories). Interiors is a 1978 Drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. Stardust Memories is a 1980 film written and directed by Woody Allen.
Allen's 1980s films, even the comedies, have somber and philosophical undertones. Some, like September and Stardust Memories, are often said to be heavily influenced by the works of European directors, most notably Ingmar Bergman and Federico Fellini. September is a 1987 film written and directed by Woody Allen. Stardust Memories is a 1980 film written and directed by Woody Allen. Federico Fellini, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI ( January 20 1920 &ndash October 31 1993) was an Italian Film
Stardust Memories features a main character, a successful filmmaker played by Allen, who expresses resentment and scorn for his fans. Overcome by the recent death of a friend from illness, the character states, "I don't want to make funny movies any more," and a running gag throughout the film has various people (including a group of visiting space aliens) telling Bates that they appreciate his work, "especially the early, funny ones". 
However, by the mid-1980s, Allen had begun to combine tragic and comic elements with the release of such films as Hannah and Her Sisters (winner of three Academy Awards) starring British actor Michael Caine, and Crimes and Misdemeanors, in which he tells two different stories that connect at the end. Hannah and Her Sisters is a 1986 Comedy film which tells the intertwined stories of an extended family told mostly during a year that begins and ends with "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. Sir Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Jr, CBE (born 14 March 1933 better known by his screen name Michael Caine, is an Oscar - and BAFTA Crimes and Misdemeanors is a 1989 film written and directed by Woody Allen. He also produced a vividly idiosyncratic tragi-comical parody of documentary, titled Zelig. Zelig is a 1983 American Mockumentary written and directed by Woody Allen.
He also made three films about show business. The first movie is Broadway Danny Rose, in which he plays a New York manager; then, The Purple Rose of Cairo, a movie that shows the importance of the cinema during the Depression through the character of the naive Cecilia. Broadway Danny Rose is a black and white 1984 Academy Award -nominated film written directed by and starring Woody Allen. The Purple Rose of Cairo is an award-winning 1985 film written and directed by Woody Allen. Lastly, Allen made Radio Days, which is a film about his childhood in Brooklyn, and the importance of the radio. Radio Days is a 1987 film directed by Woody Allen. The film looks back on American family life during the Golden Age of Radio. Purple Rose was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 best films of all time, and Allen has described it as one of his three best films, along with Stardust Memories and Match Point. Time (trademarked in capitals as TIME) is a weekly American Newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and Stardust Memories is a 1980 film written and directed by Woody Allen. Match Point is a 2005 film written and directed by Woody Allen and starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer  (It is worth noting that Allen defines them as "best" not in terms of quality, but because they came out the closest to his original vision. )
Before the end of the eighties he made other movies that were strongly inspired by Ingmar Bergman's films. Ernst Ingmar Bergman ( pronounced) (14 July 1918 – 30 July 2007 was a nine-time Academy Award -nominated Swedish film, stage September is a remake of Autumn Sonata, and Allen uses many elements from Persona in Another Woman. September is a 1987 film written and directed by Woody Allen. Autumn Sonata ( Höstsonaten) is a 1978 Academy Award nominated Swedish language film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. Persona is a movie by Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, released in 1966, and featuring Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann Another Woman is a 1988 Woody Allen film about an emotionally reticent woman
His 1992 film Shadows and Fog (1992) is a black and white homage to German expressionists and features the music of Kurt Weill. Shadows and Fog ( 1992) is a black and white film directed by Woody Allen and based on his one-act play Death. German Expressionism is the term used to refer to a number of related creative movements which emerged in Germany before the first world war which reached a peak in Berlin WikipediaWikiProject Composers#Lead section --> Kurt Julian Weill ( March 2, 1900 &ndash April 3, Allen then made his critically acclaimed drama Husbands and Wives (1992) which received two Oscar nominations; Best Supporting Actress for Judy Davis and Best Original Screenplay for Allen. Husbands and Wives is a 1992 American film directed and written by Woody Allen. Judy Davis (born 23 April 1955 is an Academy Award -nominated Screen Actors Guild Award, three-time Emmy Award, two-time BAFTA Award His film Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) combined suspense with dark comedy, and starred Diane Keaton, Alan Alda and Anjelica Huston. Manhattan Murder Mystery is a 1993 film directed by and starring Woody Allen, who plays Manhattanite book editor Larry Lipton Diane Keaton (born Diane Hall on January 5 1946 is an Oscar -winning American film Actress, director and producer Alan Alda (born January 28 1936 is an American Actor. He is well known for his role as " Hawkeye Pierce " in the Television series Anjelica Huston (born July 8, 1951) is an Academy Award - and Golden Globe Award -winning American actress and former
In the late 1990s he returned to lighter movies, such as Bullets Over Broadway (1994), which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Director followed by a musical Everyone Says I Love You (1996): Allen's first and only to date. Bullets Over Broadway is a 1994 Film written by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath and directed by Woody Allen Everyone Says I Love You ( 1996) is a Musical film written and directed by Woody Allen. The singing and dancing scenes in Everyone Says I Love You are similar to the musical starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, but the plot is comical. Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz; May 10, 1899 &ndash June 22, 1987) was an American Academy Award Ginger Rogers ( July 16, 1911 &ndash April 25, 1995) was an Academy Award -winning American film and stage actress The comedy Mighty Aphrodite (1995), in which the Greek and Roman tragedies play a large role, won an Academy Award for Mira Sorvino. Mighty Aphrodite is a 1995 American Comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen. Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS Mira Katherine Sorvino (born September 28 1967 is an Academy Award -winning American actress Allen's 1999 jazz mockumentary Sweet and Lowdown was also nominated for two Academy Awards for Sean Penn (Best Actor) and Samantha Morton (Best Supporting Actress). Mockumentary (also known as a pseudo-documentary) a Portmanteau of Mock and documentary, is a film and TV Genre, or a single work Sweet and Lowdown is a 1999 film written and directed by Woody Allen which tells the story of a (fictional arrogant obnoxious alcoholic Jazz Sean Justin Penn (born August 17, 1960) is an Academy Award - and Golden Globe -winning American Film Actor Samantha Morton (born May 13, 1977) is a Golden Globe Award-winning and two-time Academy Award -nominated English actress In contrast to these lighter movies, Allen veered scathingly dark and satirical towards the end of the 1990s with Deconstructing Harry (1997) and Celebrity (1998). Deconstructing Harry is a film by Woody Allen released in 1997 Celebrity is a 1998 American Comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen and shot in Black-and-white. Allen made his only sitcom "appearance" via telephone in the 1997 episode, "My Dinner with Woody" of the show Just Shoot Me!, an episode paying tribute to several of his films. Just Shoot Me! is an Emmy and Golden Globe -nominated American Television sitcom that aired for seven seasons on
Small Time Crooks (2000) was his first film with DreamWorks SKG studio and represented a change in direction: Allen began giving more interviews and made an apparent return to his strictly comedy roots. Small Time Crooks is an American Comedy film, released in 2000, starring Woody Allen and Tracey Ullman. DreamWorks LLC, also known as DreamWorks Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, or DreamWorks Studios, is a major American Film studio Small Time Crooks was a relative success, grossing over $17 million domestically, but Allen's next 4 films floundered at the box office, including Allen's most expensive film to date, The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (with a budget of $33 million). The Curse of the Jade Scorpion is a 2001 film directed written by and starring Woody Allen. Hollywood Ending, Anything Else, and Melinda and Melinda were given "rotten" ratings from film-review website Rotten Tomatoes and each earned less than $5 million domestically. Hollywood Ending is a film written and directed by Woody Allen. Anything Else is a 2003 Romantic comedy film The film was written and directed by Woody Allen, produced by his sister Letty Aronson, and stars Melinda and Melinda is a 2005 Film written and directed by Woody Allen. Rotten Tomatoes is a Website devoted to reviews information and news of Movies.  Most critics agreed that Allen's films since 1999's Sweet and Lowdown were subpar, and some critics expressed concern that Allen's best years were now behind him. 
Woody gave his godson, Quincy Rose a small part in Melinda & Melinda.
Match Point (2005) was one of Allen's most successful films in the past ten years and generally received very positive reviews. Match Point is a 2005 film written and directed by Woody Allen and starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer Set in London, it starred Jonathan Rhys-Meyers and Scarlett Johansson. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Jonathan Rhys Meyers (born Jonathan Michael Francis O’Keeffe; 27 July 1977) is an Irish Film and Television Actor Scarlett I Johansson (born November 22 1984 is an actress and Singer, of dual American and Danish citizenship It is also markedly darker than Allen's first four films under the DreamWorks SKG banner. In Match Point Allen shifts his focus from the intellectual upper class of New York to the moneyed upper class of London. While different from Allen's many critical satires, Match Point still has undertones of social critique. This is clearest in the theme of luck which works on several levels in the film. Match Point earned more than $23 million domestically (more than any of his films in nearly 20 years) and earned over $62 million in international box office sales.  Match Point earned Allen his first Academy Award nomination since 1998 for Best Writing, Original Screenplay and also earned directing and writing nominations at the Golden Globes, his first Globe nominations since 1987. In an interview with Premiere Magazine, Allen stated this was the best film he has ever made. Premiere was an American and New York City -based film Magazine published by Hachette Filipacchi Media U
Allen returned to London to film Scoop, which also starred Johansson, as well as Hugh Jackman, Ian McShane, Kevin McNally. Scoop is a 2006 Romantic comedy / Murder mystery written and directed by Woody Allen and starring Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson Hugh Michael Jackman (born 12 October, 1968) is an Tony Award -winning and Emmy Award -winning Australian Actor Ian McShane (born September 29 1942) is a Golden Globe -winning English Actor. Kevin McNally (born 27 April 1956) is an English actor who has worked extensively in both Film and Television. The film was released on July 28, 2006, and received mixed reviews. He has also filmed Cassandra's Dream in London. Cassandra's Dream (2007 is a Suspense film directed by Woody Allen in the UK, starring Ewan McGregor and Colin Farrell Cassandra's Dream stars Colin Farrell, Ewan McGregor, and Tom Wilkinson and was released in November 2007. Colin James Farrell (born May 31, 1976) is an Irish Actor, who has appeared in several high-profile Hollywood films including Ewan Gordon McGregor (born 31 March 1971 ˌjuːən məˈgrɛgər is a Scottish Actor, who has had significant success in mainstream indie and art Thomas Jeffery "Tom" Wilkinson OBE (born 12 December 1948) is a two time Academy Award -nominated as well as BAFTA Award
After finishing his third London film, Allen headed to Spain. Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. He reached an agreement to film his current project, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, in Avilés, Barcelona and Oviedo, where shooting started on July 9 2007. Vicky Cristina Barcelona is a 2008 Film by Academy Award -winning writer- director Woody Allen. Avilés is the name of the third most important city of Asturias, Spain. Barcelona ( Catalan bəɾsəˈlonə Spanish baɾθeˈlona is the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia Oviedo ( Asturian: Uviéu is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain. The movie will star international and Spanish actors and actresses, including Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem, Patricia Clarkson, and Penélope Cruz. Scarlett I Johansson (born November 22 1984 is an actress and Singer, of dual American and Danish citizenship Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem (born 1 March 1969 is an Academy Award -winning and critically acclaimed Spanish Actor who has starred in over two dozen Patricia Davies Clarkson (born December 29, 1959) is an American Academy Award -nominated and Emmy-winning Actress. Penélope Cruz Sánchez (pe̞ˈne̞ˑlo̞pe̞ ˈkɾuθ̟ ˈs̺änʲʨe̞θ̟ born April 28 1974 better known as Penélope Cruz, is a Spanish actress 
Allen has said that he "survives" on the European market. Audiences there have tended to be more receptive to Allen's films, particularly France, a country where he has a large fan base (something joked about in Hollywood Ending). This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. "In the United States things have changed a lot, and it's hard to make good small films now," Allen said in a 2004 interview. "The avaricious studios couldn't care less about good films – if they get a good film they're twice as happy, but money-making films are their goal. They only want these $100 million pictures that make $500 million". 
He will be directing a movie this April, back in New York City, reportedly a comedy focused more on the "older" age group. Larry David, Emma Thompson and Evan Rachel Wood are set to star. Lawrence Eugene "Larry" David (born July 2 1947 is an American Emmy -winning Actor, Writer, Comedian, producer Emma Thompson (born April 15 1959 is an Academy Award - Emmy Award - BAFTA Award - and Golden Globe -winning Anglo-Scottish Actress Evan Rachel Wood (born September 7, 1987) is an American Actress and Singer. 
Allen continues to write roles for the neurotic persona he created in the 1960s and 1970s; however, as he gets older, the roles have been assumed by other actors such as John Cusack (Bullets Over Broadway), Kenneth Branagh (Celebrity), Jason Biggs (Anything Else), and Will Ferrell (Melinda and Melinda). John Paul Cusack (born June 28, 1966) is an American Film actor and Screenwriter. Kenneth Charles Branagh (born 10 December 1960) is an Emmy Award -winning Academy Award -nominated Northern Irish Actor Jason Matthew Biggs (born May 12, 1978) is an American Actor who is best known for his role as Jim Levenstein in the American John William "Will" Ferrell (ˈfærəl born July 16, 1967) is an American Comedian, Actor, Voice actor, Melinda and Melinda is a 2005 Film written and directed by Woody Allen.
Over the course of his career Allen has received a considerable number of awards and distinctions in film festivals and yearly national film awards ceremonies, saluting his work as a director, screenwriter and actor. A film festival is the presentation or showcasing of Films in one or more Movie theaters or screening venues  When premiering his films at festivals, Allen does not screen his motion pictures in competition, thus deliberately taking them out of consideration for potential awards.
Woody Allen has won three Academy Awards and been nominated a total of 21 times: fourteen as a screenwriter, six as a director, and one as an actor. He has more screenwriting Academy Award nominations than any other writer; all are in the "Best Original Screenplay" category. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. He is tied for fifth all-time with six Best Director nominations. His actors have regularly received both nominations and Academy Awards for their work in Allen films, particularly in the Best Supporting categories.
Annie Hall won four Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actress). The film received a fifth nomination, for Allen as Best Actor. Hannah and Her Sisters won three, for Best Screenplay and both Best Supporting Actor categories; it was nominated in four other categories, including Best Picture and Best Director.
Despite friendly recognition from the Academy, Allen has consistently refused to attend the ceremony or acknowledge his Oscar wins. He broke this rule twice. At the 2002 Oscars Allen made an unannounced appearance, making a plea for producers to continue filming their movies in New York City after the 9-11 attacks. The City of New York  He was given a standing ovation before introducing a montage of movie clips featuring New York. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous The second time was at the 2007 Oscars.
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Allen has won a number of British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards and nominations for best picture, best director, best actor and best screenplay. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA is a British charity that hosts annual awards shows for film television television craft video games and forms of animation In 1997, he received the honorary BAFTA Fellowship for his work.
Virtually all of Allen's films since Annie Hall begin with the same style of title sequence, incorporating a series of black and white title cards in a vintage font (most often Windsor) reminiscent of silent era films, set to a selection of jazz music that occasionally figures prominently later in the film's story (e. Annie Hall is a 1977 Romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen from a script he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman. Windsor is an old style serif display Typeface created in 1905 by Elisha Pechey. g. , Radio Days). Radio Days is a 1987 film directed by Woody Allen. The film looks back on American family life during the Golden Age of Radio. Additionally, the cast is placed on one such title card and listed in alphabetical order, and not in the order of the relative "star power" of the actors at the time in which the film was made. This too, is reminiscent of silent era films. There is one minor variation in Deconstructing Harry, where the titles are weaved in with a looped shot. Deconstructing Harry is a film by Woody Allen released in 1997 Another exception to this is Manhattan, which opens with a series of black and white still shots of the city set to Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue"; the film's title comes after the opening narration is over. Manhattan is a 1979 Romantic comedy film about Isaac Davis ( Woody Allen) a twice-divorced 42-year-old comedy writer dating a 17-year-old
Although best known for his films, Allen has also enjoyed a very successful career in theater. Starting as early as 1960 when Allen was writing sketches for the revue From A to Z. A revue is a type of multi-act popular theatrical Entertainment that combines Music, dance and sketches. From A to Z is a musical Revue with a book by Woody Allen, Herbert Farjeon and Nina Warner Hook and songs by Jerry Herman, Fred His first great success was Don't Drink the Water which opened in 1968 and ran for 598 performances for almost two years on Broadway.  His success continued with Play it Again, Sam which opened in 1969, starring Allen and Diane Keaton. Diane Keaton (born Diane Hall on January 5 1946 is an Oscar -winning American film Actress, director and producer The show played for 453 performances and was nominated for three Tony Awards, although none of the nominations were for Allen's writing or acting. The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in live American Theatre and are presented 
In the 70s, Allen wrote a number of one-act plays, most notably God and Death which were published in his 1975 collection Without Feathers. God, subtitled A Comedy in One Act, is a play by Woody Allen. Death is a play by Woody Allen. It was first published in 1975 along with God, and other short stories in Woody Allen's book Without Woody Allen 's Without Feathers (1975 ISBN 0-394-49743-0 is one of his best-known literary pieces
In 1981 Allen's play The Floating Light Bulb opened on Broadway. The play was a critical success but a commercial flop. Despite two Tony Award nominations, a Tony win for Brian Backer's acting (who also won the 1981 Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk Award for his work) the play only ran 62 performances. The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in live American Theatre and are presented Brian Backer (born December 5, 1956, Brooklyn New York) is an American Actor who has starred in film and on television The Theatre World Award, first awarded for the 1945-46 season is an American honor presented annually to actors and actresses in recognition of an outstanding New York The Drama Desk Award, created in 1955, is an award which recognizes shows produced on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-off-Broadway, and  As of January 2008, it is the last Allen work that ran on Broadway. Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located
After a long hiatus from the stage Allen returned to the theater in 1995 with the one-act Central Park West, an installment in an evening of theater known as Death Defying Acts that was also made up of new work by David Mamet and Elaine May . David Alan Mamet (born November 30, 1947) is an American Author, Essayist, Playwright, Screenwriter and Elaine May (born April 21 1932, Philadelphia) is a two-time Academy Award nominated Director, Screenwriter and
For the next couple of years, Allen had no direct involvement with the stage, yet notable productions of his work were being staged. A production of God was staged at the The Bank of Brazil Cultural Center in Rio de Janeiro, theatrical adaptations of Allen's films Bullets over Broadway  and September  were produced in Italy and France, respectably, without Allen's involvement. Rio de Janeiro ("River of January" ˈhiw dʒi ʒʌˈnejɾu in Brazilian Portuguese, /ˈriːoʊ di ʒəˈnɛroʊ/ in English is the second largest city of Brazil In 1997 rumors of Allen returning to the theater to write a starring role for his wife Soon-Yi Previn turned out to be false. Soon-Yi Previn or Soon-Yi Farrow (born October 8, 1970) is the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow and Andre Previn. 
In 2003, Allen finally returned to the stage with Writer's Block, an evening of two one-acts: Old Saybrook and Riverside Drive, that played off-Broadway. Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City. The production marked the stage directing debut for Allen.  The production sold out its entire run. 
Also that year, reports of Allen writing the book for a musical based on Bullets over Broadway surfaces, but no show ever formulated.  In 2004 Allen's first full-length play since 1981, A Second Hand Memory.  The production was directed by Allen and enjoyed an extended run off-Broadway. 
In June 2007 it was announced that Allen would make two more creative debuts in the theater, directing a work that he didn't write and directing an opera. Allen will direct Giacomo Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, which is a one-act opera in Puccini's Trittico trilogy. WikipediaWikiProject Composers#Lead section --> Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini ( December 22, 1858 The production goes up at the Los Angeles Opera in September 2008. The Los Angeles Opera is an Opera company in Los Angeles California, United States 
Rosen, whom Allen referred to in his standup act as "the Dread Mrs. Allen," later sued Allen for defamation due to comments at a TV appearance shortly after their divorce. In law a lawsuit is a civil action brought before a Court in which the party commencing the action the Plaintiff, seeks a legal or equitable remedy Allen tells a different story on his mid-1960s standup album Standup Comic. In his act, Allen said that Rosen sued him because of a joke he made in an interview. Rosen had been sexually assaulted outside her apartment, and according to Allen, the newspapers reported that she "had been violated. Rape, also referred to as Sexual assault, is an Assault by a person involving Sexual intercourse with or Sexual penetration of another person " In the interview, Allen said, "Knowing my ex-wife, it probably wasn't a moving violation. A moving violation is any Violation of the Law committed by the driver of a Vehicle while it is in motion. " In a later interview on The Dick Cavett Show, Allen brought the incident up again where he repeated his comments and that the amount that he was being sued for was "$1 million". The Dick Cavett Show has been the title of several Talk shows hosted by Dick Cavett on various Television networks including
Allen married Louise Lasser in 1966. Louise Lasser (born April 11, 1939) is an American actress She is known for her portrayal of the title character on the Soap opera parody Allen and Lasser divorced in 1969 and Allen did not marry again until 1997. Lasser starred in three Allen films after the divorce, Bananas, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask), as well as a brief appearance in Stardust Memories. Allen is alleged to have loosely based aspects of the "Harriet Harman" character from Husbands and Wives (the "kamikaze woman") on his relationship with Lasser. Husbands and Wives is a 1992 American film directed and written by Woody Allen.
In 1970, Allen cast Diane Keaton in his Broadway play Play It Again, Sam, which had a successful run. Diane Keaton (born Diane Hall on January 5 1946 is an Oscar -winning American film Actress, director and producer During this time she became romantically involved with Allen and appeared in a number of his films, including Annie Hall. Annie Hall is a 1977 Romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen from a script he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman. Keaton starred in Play It Again, Sam as Tony Roberts's lover. Tony Roberts could mean Tony Roberts (actor (born 1939 American actor in Woody Allen films Tony Roberts (artist and sculptor, large-scale Although Allen and Keaton broke up after a year, she starred in a number of his films after their relationship had ended including Sleeper as a futuristic poet; and in Love and Death as a composite character based on the novels of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. Sleeper ( 1973) is a futuristic Science fiction Comedy Film, written by directed by and starring Woody Allen. Love and Death is a 1975 comedy by Woody Allen. Starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, Love and Death is a satirical take Leo Tolstoy, or Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy ( –) (Лев Никола́евич Толсто́й, was a Russian Writer widely regarded Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (Фёдор Миха́йлович Достое́вский, sometimes transliterated Dostoyevsky, Dostoievsky, Annie Hall was very important in Allen and Keaton's careers. Not only that, but it is said that the role was written especially for her, and even the title speaks to this as Diane Keaton's given name is Diane Hall. She then starred in Interiors as a poet again, followed by Manhattan. Interiors is a 1978 Drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. Manhattan is a 1979 Romantic comedy film about Isaac Davis ( Woody Allen) a twice-divorced 42-year-old comedy writer dating a 17-year-old In 1987 she had a cameo as a night club singer in Radio Days and was chosen to replace Mia Farrow in the co-staring role for Manhattan Murder Mystery after Allen and Farrow ended their personal and working relationship while making this film. Radio Days is a 1987 film directed by Woody Allen. The film looks back on American family life during the Golden Age of Radio. Manhattan Murder Mystery is a 1993 film directed by and starring Woody Allen, who plays Manhattanite book editor Larry Lipton Keaton has not worked with Allen since Manhattan Murder Mystery, although they remain good friends.
The film Manhattan is said to have been based on his romantic relationship with actress Stacey Nelkin. Manhattan is a 1979 Romantic comedy film about Isaac Davis ( Woody Allen) a twice-divorced 42-year-old comedy writer dating a 17-year-old Stacey Nelkin (born September 10 1959) is an American film and television actress Her bit part in Annie Hall ended up on the cutting room floor, and their relationship, though never publicly acknowledged by Allen, reportedly began when she was seventeen years old and a student at New York's Stuyvesant High School. Annie Hall is a 1977 Romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen from a script he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman. The term Cutting room floor is used in the entertainment industry in reference to footage taken and not used in final production Stuyvesant High School ( IPA: /ˈstаɪvɛsənt/ commonly referred to as Stuy ( IPA: /ˈstаɪ/ is a New York City Public high school 
Starting around 1980, Allen began a 12-year relationship with actress Mia Farrow, who had leading roles in several of his movies from 1982 to 1992. Maria de Lourdes Villiers-Farrow, known as Mia Farrow (born February 9, 1945) is an American Actress. Farrow and Allen never married, but they adopted two children together: Dylan Farrow (who changed her name to Eliza and is now known as Malone) and Moses Farrow (now known as Misha); and had one biological child, Satchel Farrow (now known as Ronan Seamus Farrow). Adoption is the act of legally placing a child with a Parent or parents other than those to whom they were born Ronan Seamus Farrow (born Satchel O'Sullivan Farrow on 19 December 1987) is an American Human rights Activist and Allen did not adopt any of Farrow's other biological and adopted children, including Soon-Yi Farrow Previn (the adopted daughter of Farrow and Andre Previn, now known as Soon-Yi Previn). WikipediaWikiProject Classical music#Biographical_infoboxes --> André Previn ( Andreas Ludwig Priwin) KBE (b Soon-Yi Previn or Soon-Yi Farrow (born October 8, 1970) is the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow and Andre Previn. Allen and Farrow separated in 1992 after Farrow discovered nude photographs Allen had taken of Soon-Yi. In her autobiography, What Falls Away (New York: Doubleday, 1997), Farrow says Allen admitted to a relationship with Soon-Yi.
After Allen and Farrow separated, a long public legal battle for the custody of their three children began. During the proceedings, Farrow alleged that Allen had sexually molested their adopted daughter Malone, who was then seven years old. The judge eventually concluded that the sex abuse charges were inconclusive, but called Allen's conduct with Malone "grossly inappropriate". She called the report of the team that investigated the issue "sanitized and, therefore, less credible" and said she had "reservations about the reliability of the report. " She also called Allen's conduct with Soon-Yi "inappropriate. " Farrow ultimately won the custody battle over their children. Allen was denied visitation rights with Malone and could only see Ronan under supervision. Misha, who was then 14, chose not to see his father.
In a 2005 Vanity Fair interview, Allen estimated that, despite the scandal's damage to his reputation, Farrow's discovery of Allen's attraction to Soon-Yi Previn, by accidentally finding nude photographs of her, was "just one of the fortuitous events, one of the great pieces of luck in my life. Vanity Fair is an American magazine of Culture, Fashion, and Politics published by Condé Nast Publications. [. . . ] It was a turning point for the better. " Of his relationship with Farrow, he said "I'm sure there are things that I might have done differently. [. . . ] Probably in retrospect I should have bowed out of that relationship much earlier than I did. "
Shortly after separating from Farrow in 1992, Allen openly continued his relationship with Soon-Yi Previn, Farrow's adopted daughter. Soon-Yi Previn or Soon-Yi Farrow (born October 8, 1970) is the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow and Andre Previn. Even though Allen and Previn denied he was ever her stepfather, the relationship drew much public and media scrutiny. At the time, Allen was 56 and Previn was 22.
Allen and Previn married in 1997. The couple later adopted two daughters, naming them Bechet and Manzie after jazz musicians Sidney Bechet and Manzie Johnson. Sidney Bechet ( May 14, 1897 &ndash May 14, 1959) was an American Jazz saxophonist, Clarinetist and Composer Manzie Johnson (August 19 1906 - April 9 1971 was an American Jazz drummer
Allen is a passionate fan of jazz which is often featured prominently in his movies' soundtracks. Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States He has played the clarinet since adolescence and chose his stage name from an idol, famed clarinetist Woody Herman. The clarinet is a Musical instrument in the Woodwind family The name derives from adding the suffix -et meaning little to the Italian word Woodrow Charles Herman ( May 16 1913 &ndash October 29 1987) better known as Woody Herman, was an American Jazz He has performed publicly at least since the late-1960s, notably with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on the soundtrack of Sleeper. Preservation Hall Jazz Band is the name for groups of Traditional jazz musicians from New Orleans on tours organized by Preservation Hall. One of his earliest televised performances was on The Dick Cavett Show on October 20, 1971. The Dick Cavett Show has been the title of several Talk shows hosted by Dick Cavett on various Television networks including Events 1740 - Maria Theresa takes the throne of Austria. France, Prussia, Bavaria and Saxony Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar.
Woody Allen and his New Orleans Jazz Band play every Monday evening at Manhattan's Carlyle Hotel, specializing in classic New Orleans jazz from the early twentieth century. The Carlyle Hotel is a luxury hotel located at 35 East 76th Street in the Upper East Side area of New York City. Dixieland or Dixie is a name for the southeastern portion of the USA; see Southern United States, Dixie.  The documentary film Wild Man Blues (directed by Barbara Kopple) documents a 1996 European tour by Allen and his band, as well as his relationship with Previn. Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt in one fashion or another to " Document " reality Wild Man Blues is a 1998 Documentary film directed by Barbara Kopple, about the musical Avocation of actor/director/comic Woody Barbara Kopple (born July 30, 1946) is an American Film director primarily known for her work in Documentary film. The band has released two CDs: The Bunk Project (1993) and the soundtrack of Wild Man Blues (1997). A Compact Disc (also known as a CD) is an Optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio
Apart from Wild Man Blues directed by Barbara Kopple, there are a number of other documentaries featuring Woody Allen, including: the 2002 cable-television documentary Woody Allen: a Life in Film, directed by Time Magazine film critic Richard Schickel, which interlaces interviews of Allen with clips of his films; and Meetin' WA, a short interview of Allen by French director Jean-Luc Godard. Wild Man Blues is a 1998 Documentary film directed by Barbara Kopple, about the musical Avocation of actor/director/comic Woody Barbara Kopple (born July 30, 1946) is an American Film director primarily known for her work in Documentary film. Time (trademarked in capitals as TIME) is a weekly American Newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and Richard Warren Schickel (born February 10, 1933 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an Author, Journalist, and documentary Jean-Luc Godard (French ʒɑ̃lyk gɔˈdaʀ (born on December 3 1930 is a French and Swiss Filmmaker and one of the founding members of the Nouvelle Vague
Waiting for Woody Allen is a 2004 short film parody of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. Samuel Barclay Beckett (13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989 was an Irish Writer, Dramatist and poet Waiting for Godot is a play by Samuel Beckett, in which two characters wait for someone named Godot who never arrives From 1976 to 1984, Stuart Hample wrote and drew Inside Woody Allen, a comic strip based on Allen's film persona. Inside Woody Allen was a comic strip about the film actor and director Woody Allen. Central Park West Stories, (Baldini Castoldi Dalai publisher, 2005) by Glauco Della Sciucca (Italian contributor to Columbia Journalism Review, The New Yorker, The Jewish Week, since September 2003) are inspired by Allen. International Illustrator Professional Journalist Writer Novelist and Author 35 he was born in Pescara Italy lived for many years in his home town before ten years in Rome and then since The Columbia Journalism Review (CJR is an American magazine for professional journalists published bimonthly by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism The New Yorker is an American Magazine that publishes reportage commentary criticism essays fiction satire cartoons and poetry This article is about the weekly newspaper published in New York City "Death of an Interior Decorator" is a song on Death Cab for Cutie's album Transatlanticism that was inspired by Woody Allen's Interiors. Death Cab for Cutie is an American Indie rock band formed in Bellingham, Transatlanticism is an album by Death Cab for Cutie. It is their fourth LP and eighth record release Interiors is a 1978 Drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. In Love Creeps, a novel by Amanda Filipacchi, a group of birders in Central Park spot Woody Allen and Soon-Yi stepping out onto their balcony and get very excited, which torments a nearby group of recovering stalkers from Stalkaholics Anonymous, causing one of them to suddenly lose his sobriety by grabbing the binoculars from around the neck of a birder to stare at Woody Allen and Soon-Yi. Love Creeps ( 2005) is the third Novel by American writer Amanda Filipacchi. Amanda Filipacchi (born 1967 (pronounced Fili-'pah-kee is an American writer best known for her humorous inventive and controversial novels Central Park is a large public Urban park in New York City, with about twenty-five million visitors annually
The character George Costanza, from the sitcom Seinfeld, was originally performed as a caricature of Woody Allen, according to Jason Alexander. George Louis Costanza is a Fictional character in the United States -based television sitcom Seinfeld (1989&ndash1998 Seinfeld is an American Situation comedy, or sitcom that originally aired on NBC from July 5 1989 to May 14 1998 lasting nine seasons Jason Alexander (born September 23 1959 as Jay Scott Greenspan) is an American television cinema and Musical theatre comedic actor best known for his role In one episode of Seinfeld, Cosmo Kramer talks about being a cast member of Allen's movie project and his famous oneliner "These pretzels are making me thirsty". Seinfeld is an American Situation comedy, or sitcom that originally aired on NBC from July 5 1989 to May 14 1998 lasting nine seasons Cosmo Kramer is a character on the American television sitcom Seinfeld (1989–1998 played by Michael Richards.
In 2003 Keith Black wrote, directed and starred in the award winning film Get the Script to Woody Allen.  The feature was about a neurotic young man who is obsessed with getting his script to Woody.
The independent 2008 movie Mancattan written and directed by Phil Drinkwater and Colin Warhurst charts the story of the two directors, playing fictional versions of themselves, flying over to New York from their native Manchester in order to make a documentary about Woody Allen. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous The film within a film is set against the backdrop of a bittersweet romantic comedy as the film cuts between events in Manhattan and flashbacks of Manchester. Manhattan Island, in New York Harbor, is much the largest part of the Borough of Manhattan, one of the Five Boroughs which form the City of New York
Allen spent at least 30 years undergoing psychoanalysis, sometimes going three days a week. Psychoanalysis is a body of ideas developed by Austrian physician Sigmund Freud and his followers which is devoted to the study of human psychological functioning and behavior Many of his films contain a psychoanalysis scene. Even the film Antz, a cartoon where he only voices Z, the lead character, begins with a classic piece of Allen analysis schtick. Antz is a 1998 computer-animated Film produced by DreamWorks. A shtick ( Yiddish: שטיק) (or schtick) is a comic theme or Gimmick.
Moment Magazine says "it drove his self-absorbed work. " John Baxter, author of Woody Allen - A Biography, wrote: "Like Catholic confession, Allen's form of analysis let the penitent go free to sin again," and that "Allen obviously found analysis stimulating, even exciting. Sin is a term used mainly in a religious context to describe an act that violates a moral Rule, or the state of having committed such a violation "
Allen says he ended his psychotherapy visits around the time he began his relationship with Previn. He says he still is claustrophobic and agoraphobic. Claustrophobia (from Greek κλειστο closed is the fear of enclosed spaces Agoraphobia is an Anxiety disorder, often precipitated by the fear of having a Panic attack in a setting from which there is no easy means of escape 
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