Woody Allen

Woody Allen

He was born on Dec. 1, 1935, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S. He is an American film director, actor and author. He is famous for his dark comedy film style.

He comes from a Jewish middle-class family. He began writing stand-up comedy while he was still in high school. A few years later he was hired to write for the television comedians such as Sid Caesar and Art Carney. In early 1960s, he began to perform his own stand-up comedy at nightclubs.

Later, he began writing and directing plays and movies. He also often act in his own works. His early works are What’s New, Pussycat? (1965), Don’t Drink the Water (1966), Take the Money and Run (1969), Bananas (1971), Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex but Were Afraid to Ask (1972), Sleeper (1973) etc.

However, the film that made him famous was Annie Hall (1977), which he directed and also played as the main lead character. Annie Hall won four Academy Awards, including best director Oscar and best screenplay award.

He began working on the low budget films outside the Hollywood system in 1990s. Those films are Husbands and Wives (1992), Bullets over Broadway (1994), Mighty Aphrodite (1995), and Sweet and Lowdown (1999). In 1992 his long time relationship end when his wife found that he was having an affair with her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn, whom he later married.

He continues creating many good works in the 21st century such as Match Point (2005), Scoop (2006), Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), Cassandra’s Dream (2007).

His films usually steed in New York, where he claims that it is the most comfortable place he likes to work in. His all time famous works are Annie Hall (1977), Manhattan (1979), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Match Point (2005).


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