Biography of Woody Allen
Woody Allen was born on December 1, 1935 and is most famous for his comedy; however, he is a man of many talents. As a director, screenwriter, actor, and author he helped modernize entertainment and is now seen as a part of the history of cinema. His films are best recognized by their sexuality and Jewish identity.
Allen joined the comedy scene while still in high school and just a few years later was hired as the writer for the famous television comedians Sid Caesar and Art Carney.
By the early 60's Allen began the nightclub circuit performing his own stand-up. And by 1965 created and appeared in the screenplay What's New, Pussycat. With this, his career just began.
Ever since, Allen's films have rocked the world with his paradoxical blend of comedy, philosophy, and psychology. In 1996, Allen was given the lifetime achievement award from the Director Guild of America.
Woody Allen's most famous film is Annie Hall, which won four Academy Awards in 1977, including Best Picture.
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