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.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my id at a Swiss bank.
Political questions, if you go back thousands of years, are ephemeral, not important. History is the same thing over and over again.
Der Spiegel interview (June 6, 2005)
To me there's no real difference between a fortune teller or a fortune cookie and any of the organized religions. They're all equally valid or invalid, really. And equally helpful.
New York Times Interview (2010)
A lot of things have happened in my private life recently that I thought we could review tonight.
Standup Comic (1999)
A fast word about oral contraception. I was involved in an extremely good example of oral contraception two weeks ago. I asked a girl to go to bed with me, she said "no."
Standup Comic (1999)
I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.Standup Comic (1999)
It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better...while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more.
More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
My only regret in life is that I'm not someone else.