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|Birth name||Allen Stewart Konigsberg|
|Born||December 1, 1935 (age 71)
New York City, New York, USA
|Years active||1950 - present|
|Spouse(s)||Soon-Yi Previn (December 22, 1997 - present) 2 children
Louise Lasser (February 2, 1966 - 1969) (divorced)
Harlene Rosen (March 15, 1956 - 1962) (divorced)
|Notable roles||Alvy Singer in Annie Hall (1977)
Isaac Davis in Manhattan (1979)
1977 Annie Hall
Best Original Screenplay
1977 Annie Hall
1986 Hannah and Her Sisters
|Golden Globe Awards|
1985 The Purple Rose of Cairo
1977 Annie Hall
1985 The Purple Rose of Cairo
|Best Foreign Film
1985 The Purple Rose of Cairo
His large body of work and cerebral film style have made him one of the most respected and prolific filmmakers in the modern era. Allen writes and directs his movies and has also acted in the majority of them. For inspiration, Allen draws heavily on literature, philosophy, psychology, European cinema and New York City, where he was born and has lived his entire life.
 Early years
Allen was born in New York City to a family of jewish Austrian and Russian ancestry. His parents, Martin Königsberg (born on December 25, 1900 in New York; died on January 13, 2001) and Netty Cherrie (born in 1908 in New York; died in January 2002), and his sister, Letty (born 1943), lived in Flatbush, Brooklyn. He attended Hebrew school for eight years, and then went to Public School 99 and to Midwood High School. During that time, he lived in part on Avenue K, between East 14th and 15th Streets. Nicknamed "Red" because of his red hair, he impressed students with his extraordinary talent at card and magic tricks.
To raise money he began writing gags for the agent David O. Alber, who sold them to newspaper columnists. Reportedly, Allen's first published joke was "I am two with Nature."
At sixteen, he started writing for stars like Sid Caesar and 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 often sent to inter-faith summer camps, 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, but, never much of a student, he soon dropped out due to poor grades. He later briefly attended City College of New York.
 Comedy writer and playwright
At 19, he started writing scripts for The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show, Caesar's Hour and other television shows. It was while working for Sid Caesar that Allen worked alongside Danny Simon, whom Allen credits for helping him to structure his writing style.
In 1960, he started a new career as a stand-up comedian, contributed sketches to the Broadway revue From A to Z, and began writing for the popular Candid Camera television show, even appearing in some episodes. 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 Magazine in 1969 when Play It Again, Sam opened on Broadway.
Allen started writing short stories for magazines (most notably, the The New Yorker) as well as plays, the best known of which are the Broadway productions Don't Drink the Water (1966) and Play It Again, Sam (1969)..
Examples of Allen's standup act can be heard on the albums Standup Comic and Nightclub Years 1964-1968, including the fanciful routine in which Allen describes accidentally hitting a live moose with his car, and then bringing it to a costume party. (The moose comes in second to a couple in a moose costume.)
 Film career
- Woody Allen has an extensive filmography, available in its entirety at List of Woody Allen films. The remainder of this section includes most of its highlights.
 Early films
Allen's first directorial effort was What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966), in which an existing Japanese spy movie was redubbed in English by Allen and his friends with completely new, comic dialogue. In 1967, he also appeared in the offbeat James Bond spoof, Casino Royale.
 1960s and 1970s
In 1972, he also starred in the film version of Play It Again, Sam, which was directed by Herbert Ross. All of Allen's early films were pure comedies that relied heavily on slapstick, inventive sight gags, and non-stop one-liners. Among the many notable influences on these films are Bob Hope, Groucho Marx and Humphrey Bogart.
Allen's most successful movies were produced in a 10-year period starting with Annie Hall. Other critical and financial successes included Manhattan, The Purple Rose of Cairo and Hannah and Her Sisters (winner of three Academy Awards). 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 Husbands and Wives and Match Point.
Annie Hall marked a major turn to more sophisticated humor and thoughtful drama. Allen's 1977 film won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. 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).
Manhattan is regarded by many critics to be Allen's best work. The black and white film can be viewed as an homage to New York City, which has been described as the true main character of the movie. As in many other Allen films, the main characters are upper class academics and literati, but Allen's attitude towards the class is ambivalent. Even as it makes fun of pretentious intellectuals, the story is packed with obscure references which makes it less accessible to a general audience. This love-hate opinion of cerebral persons is characteristic of many of Allen's movies including Crimes and Misdemeanors and Annie Hall.
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.
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, one of his most awarded movies starring British actor Michael Caine, and Crimes and Misdemeanors, in which he tells two different stories that connect at the end. He also produced a vividly idiosyncratic tragi-comical parody of documentary: Zelig.
He also made three films about show business. The first movie is Broadway Danny Rose, in which he plays a Hollywood manager; then, The Purple Rose of Cairo, a movie that shows the importance of the cinema in the Depression in the character of the naive Cecilia. The last movie of these is Radio Days, which is a film about the people that worked in the radio business and how they become rich and famous.
Before the end of the eighties he made other movies that are strongly inspired in Ingmar Bergman's films. September is a remake of Autumn Sonata, and in Another Woman Allen takes many elements from Persona.
His 1992 film Shadows and Fog is a black and white homage to German expressionists and features the music of Kurt Weill. His 1993 film Manhattan Murder Mystery combined suspense with dark comedy, and starred Diane Keaton, Alan Alda, Zach Braff, and Anjelica Huston.
In the late 1990s he returned to lighter movies, such as Bullets Over Broadway, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Director. The musical Everyone Says I Love You was a challenge for Allen, because he never did a musical before, but the result was great. The singing and dancing scenes are similar to the musical starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, but the plot is comical. The comedy Mighty Aphrodite, in which the Greek and Roman tragedies are very importants, for which Mira Sorvino won an Academy Award and the jazz mockumentary Sweet and Lowdown (1999), although he veered scathingly satirical in 1997's Deconstructing Harry.
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 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). 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. 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 .
Match Point (2005) was one of Allen's most successful films in the past ten years and generally received very positive reviews. Set in London, it starred Jonathan Rhys-Meyers and Scarlett Johansson. It is also markedly darker than Allen's first four films under the DreamWorks SKG banner. 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 . Match Point earned Allen his first Academy Award nomination since 1998 for Best Writing, Original Screenplay and 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.
Allen returned to London to film Scoop, which also starred Johansson, as well as Hugh Jackman, Ian McShane, Kevin McNally. The film was released on July 28, 2006, and received mixed reviews. He is currently filming Cassandra's Dream in London as well. This reportedly stars Colin Farrell, Ewan McGregor, and Tom Wilkinson. After finishing his third London film, Allen is expected to head to Spain. He has reached an agreement to film a future project in Barcelona by early 2007. This will star international and Spanish actors, including Penélope Cruz .
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. "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 $500m." 
 "Woody Allen" character
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).
 Awards, nominations and distinctions
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. When premiering his films at festivals, Allen does not screen his motion pictures in competition, thus deliberately taking them out of consideration for possible awards.
- Allen's film Annie Hall won four academy awards in 1977, including best picture.
- Allen won the 1978 O. Henry Award for his short story "The Kugelmass Episode" published in The New Yorker on May 2, 1977.
- Allen twice won the César Award for Best Foreign Film, the first in 1980 for Manhattan and the second in 1986 for The Purple Rose of Cairo. Seven other of his movies were nominated for the prize.
- In 1986, Allen won the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay for The Purple Rose of Cairo. He was also nominated four times as Best Director, four times for Best Screenplay and twice for Best Actor (Comedy/musical).
- At the 1995 Venice Film Festival, Allen received a Career Golden Lion for lifetime achievement.
- In 1996, Allen received a lifetime achievement award from the Directors Guild of America.
- In 2002 Allen won the Prince of Asturias Award. Subsequently, the town of Oviedo, Spain erected a life-size statue of Allen. 
- In 2002, Allen received the Palme des Palmes, a special lifetime achievement award granted by the Cannes Festival and whose sole other recipient is Ingmar Bergman .
- In a 2005 poll The Comedian's Comedian, Allen was voted the third greatest comedy act ever by fellow comedians and comedy insiders.
 Academy Awards
Woody Allen has more screenwriting Academy Award nominations (14) than any other writer. All are in the "Best Original Screenplay" category. 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 only once; 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 tragedy . He was given a standing ovation before introducing a montage of movie clips featuring New York.
- 1977 — Won — Academy Award for Best Director — Annie Hall
- 1977 — Won — Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay — Annie Hall (with Marshall Brickman)
- 1986 — Won — Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay — Hannah and Her Sisters
- Allen has received twelve additional Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay: 1978's Interiors, 1979's Manhattan (with Marshall Brickman), 1984's Broadway Danny Rose, 1985's The Purple Rose of Cairo, 1987's Radio Days, 1989's Crimes and Misdemeanors, 1990's Alice, 1992's Husbands and Wives, 1994's Bullets Over Broadway (with Douglas McGrath), 1995's Mighty Aphrodite, 1997's Deconstructing Harry, and 2005's Match Point.
- Allen has received Academy Award nominations for Best Director for 1978's Interiors, 1984's Broadway Danny Rose, 1986's Hannah and Her Sisters, 1989's Crimes and Misdemeanors, and 1994's Bullets Over Broadway.
- Four actors have won five Academy Awards for their work in Allen films: Diane Keaton (Best Actress, Annie Hall), Michael Caine (Best Supporting Actor, Hannah and Her Sisters), Dianne Wiest (Best Supporting Actress, Hannah and Her Sisters and Bullets Over Broadway), and Mira Sorvino (Best Supporting Actress, Mighty Aphrodite).
- Ten actors have received Academy Award nominations for their work in Allen films: Allen himself (Best Actor, Annie Hall), Geraldine Page (Best Actress, Interiors), Martin Landau (Best Supporting Actor, Crimes and Misdemeanors), Chazz Palminteri (Best Supporting Actor, Bullets Over Broadway), Maureen Stapleton (Best Supporting Actress, Interiors), Mariel Hemingway (Best Supporting Actress, Manhattan), Judy Davis (Best Supporting Actress, Husbands and Wives), Jennifer Tilly (Best Supporting Actress, Bullets Over Broadway), Sean Penn (Best Actor, Sweet and Lowdown), and Samantha Morton (Best Supporting Actress, Sweet and Lowdown).
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. In 1997, he received the honorary BAFTA Fellowship for his work.
- 1978 — Won — Best Film — Annie Hall
- 1978 — Won — Best Screenplay — Annie Hall (with Marshall Brickman)
- 1978 — Won — Best Direction — Annie Hall
- 1980 — Won — Best Film — Manhattan
- 1980 — Won — Best Screenplay — Manhattan (with Marshall Brickman)
- 1985 — Won — Best Screenplay — Broadway Danny Rose
- 1986 — Won — Best Film — The Purple Rose of Cairo
- 1986 — Won — Best Screenplay — The Purple Rose of Cairo
- 1987 — Won — Best Screenplay — Hannah and Her Sisters
- 1987 — Won — Best Direction — Hannah and Her Sisters
- 1993 — Won — Best Screenplay — Husbands and Wives
- Nominated for best film for Hannah and Her Sisters, Radio Days, Crimes and Misdemeanors.
- Nominated for best actor for Annie Hall, Manhattan, Hannah and Her Sisters.
- Nominated for best director for Manhattan, Crimes and Misdemeanors.
- Nominated for best screenplay for Zelig, Radio Days, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Bullets Over Broadway (with Douglas McGrath).
 Harlene Rosen
In 1956, at age 20, Allen married Harlene Rosen, a philosophy student. The two acrimoniously divorced in 1962.
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. 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." In the interview, Allen said, "Knowing my ex-wife, it probably wasn't a moving violation." 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".
 Louise Lasser
Allen later married Louise Lasser in 1966. Lasser would go on to co-star with Allen in Take the Money and Run, in what began a pattern of romantic involvement with his leading ladies. Allen and Lasser divorced in 1969 and Allen did not marry again until 1997. Lasser starred in two Allen films after the divorce, Bananas and Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask).
 Diane Keaton
In 1970, Allen cast Diane Keaton in his Broadway play Play It Again, Sam, which had a successful run. During this time she became romantically involved with Allen and appeared in a number of his films, including 1977 Best Picture Annie Hall. They never married, but Allen says that she was the love of his life.
Keaton starred Play it again, Sam as Tony Roberts's lover; Sleeper as a futuristic poet; Love and Death as a female character from any Russian novel by Tólstoi or Doestoyevsky. Annie Hall was very important in Allen and Keaton's carreers. Then she starred Interiors as a poet again, but with childhood traumas; Manhattan. Then, she broke up with Allen.
She hasn't worked with Woody Allen since Manhattan Murder Mystery, although they are good friends.
 Mia Farrow
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.
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). Allen did not adopt any of Farrow's other biological and adopted children, including Soon-Yi Farrow Previn (now known as Soon-Yi Previn).
Allen and Farrow separated in 1992 after Farrow discovered nude photographs Allen had taken of Previn. In her autobiography, What Falls Away (New York: Doubleday, 1997), Farrow says Allen admitted to a relationship with Previn.
During a subsequent protracted legal battle, Farrow accused Allen of sexually abusing their adopted daughter Malone. The case never went to trial and Allen was never indicted.
 Soon-Yi Previn
Shortly after separating from Farrow in 1992, Allen openly continued his relationship with Soon-Yi Previn, Farrow's adopted daughter. Even though Allen and Previn denied he was ever her stepfather, the relationship drew much public and media scrutiny. At the time, Allen was 57 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.
 Custody battle and abuse allegations
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.
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. [...] 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." Just one year after the legal battle, Allen briefly considered Farrow for the role of his wife in his film Mighty Aphrodite, a suggestion quickly rejected by the casting director.
 Clarinet hobby
Allen is a passionate fan of jazz which is often featured prominently in his movies' soundtracks. He has played the clarinet since adolescence and chose his stage name from an idol, famed clarinetist Woody Herman. He has performed publicly at least since the late 1960s, notably with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on the soundtrack of Sleeper. One of his earliest televised performances was on The Dick Cavett Show on October 20, 1971.
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 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. The band has released two CDs: The Bunk Project (1993) and the soundtrack of Wild Man Blues (1997).
 Work about or inspired by Woody Allen
- Meetin' WA is a short interview of Allen by renowned French director Jean-Luc Godard.
- Wild Man Blues (directed by Barbara Kopple). (1998)
- In 2002, Time Magazine film critic Richard Schickel directed the cable-television documentary Woody Allen: a Life in Film which interlaces interviews of Allen with clips of his films.
- Waiting for Woody Allen is a 2004 short film parody of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot."
- From 1976 to 1984, Stuart Hample wrote and drew Inside Woody Allen a comic strip based on Allen's film persona.
- "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 Sept. 2003).
- Death of an Interior Decorator is a song on Death Cab for Cutie's album Transatlanticism that was inspired by Woody Allen's "Interiors."
Allen spent at least 30 years undergoing psychoanalysis, sometimes as often as three days a week. 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.
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."
- Don't drink the water: A comedy in two acts (1967), ASIN B0006BSWBW
- Play It Again, Sam (1969), ISBN 0-394-40663-X
- Getting Even (1971), ISBN 0-394-47348-5
- God: A comedy in one act (1975), ISBN 0-573-62201-9
- Without Feathers (1975), ISBN 0-394-49743-0
- Side Effects (1980), ISBN 0-394-51104-2
- Lunatic's tale (1986), ISBN 1-55628-001-7
- Complete Prose of Woody Allen (1992), ISBN 0-517-07229-7. (Collection of Allen's short stories first published in Getting Even, Without Feathers and Side Effects.)
- Three One-Act Plays: Riverside Drive Old Saybrook Central Park West (2003), ISBN 0-8129-7244-9
- Writer's Block: Two One Actplays (2005), ISBN 0-573-62630-8
- "A Second Hand Memory," (a drama in two acts) (2005)
- Yannick Rolandeau "Le cinéma de Woody Allen", Aléas, 2006 ISBN 2-84301-144-2
- ^ Allen's place among the great directors of all-time discussed at filmsite.org
- ^ Biography on Yahoomovies
- ^ a b IMDb profile
- ^ Biography at BooksFactory.com
- ^ "Woody Speaks!", Premiere Magazine interview by Jason Matloff. 
- ^ http://triviana.com/film/sfilm/stmem.htm
- ^ Profile of Woody Allen on the Cannes Festival's website (in French)
- ^ Brozan, Nadine. "Chronicle," The New York Times, May 13, 1994.
- ^ Henneberger, Melinda. "Connecticut Prosecutor Won't File Charges Against Woody Allen," The New York Times, September 25, 1993
- ^ a b Biskind, Peter. "Reconstructing Woody," Vanity Fair, December 2005 
- The Importance of Being Famous: Behind the Scenes of the Celebrity Industrial Complex by Maureen Orth p233 ISBN 0-8050-7545-3
- Woody Allen on Woody Allen: In Conversation With Stig Bjorkman (1995), ISBN 0-8021-1556-X
- Woody Allen - A biography; John Baxter (1999) ISBN 0-7867-0666-X
- Woody Allen: Eine Biographie; Stephan Reimertz, Reinbek, (2000) ISBN 3-499-61145-7 (in German)
- Woody Allen; Stephan Reimertz, (rororo-Monographie), Reinbek, (2005) ISBN 3-499-50410-3 (in German)
- The Essential Woody Allen; Lauren Hill
- Fun With Woody, The Complete Woody Allen Quiz Book (Henry Holt),Graham Flashner
- Woody Allen: Interviews (Conversations With Filmmakers Series), R. E. Kapsis and K. Coblentz eds., (2006) ISBN 1-57806-793-6
- "Woody plots film return to London" by A Correspondent, Times Online, November 30 2005
- "Why I Love London" by Simon Garfield, Guardian Unlimited, August 8 2004
- An essay by Victoria Loy on Woody Allen's career
 External links
- Woody Allen at the Internet Movie Database
- Woody Allen at the TCM Movie Database
- Woody Allen at the Internet Broadway Database
- Woody Allen all around information
- IMP Poster Gallery
- Woody Allen Video - Billy Graham interview
- Senses of Cinema: Great Directors Critical Database
- Allen's Stand-up album
- The Whore of Mensa; Short Story by Woody Allen
- Woody Allen Movies
- Celebritywonder: Quotes and comments
- Filmography & analysis of Allen's Women in Film
- La De Da: Annie Hall as Divine Tragicomedy Essay Extended version of essay
- Ron Schuler's Parlour Tricks: Woody Allen
- Woody Allen Bibliography
- A (slightly outdated) profile from the New York Film Academy
- Woody Allen in Barcelona. The shooting of a film.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Konigsberg, Allan Stewart|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Actor, writer, and director|
|DATE OF BIRTH||December 1, 1935|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||New York City, New York, United States|
|DATE OF DEATH||living|
|PLACE OF DEATH|