Woody Allen Biography


Type: Actor, comedian, filmmaker

Born: December 1, 1935


Allen won four Academy Awards: three for Best Original Screenplay and one for Best Director (Annie Hall). He also won nine British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards. His screenplay for Annie Hall was named the funniest screenplay by the Writers Guild of America in its list of the "101 Funniest Screenplays." In 2011, PBS televised the film biography, Woody Allen: A Documentary, on the American Masters TV series.

Selected filmography:

  • What's New Pussycat? (1965)
  • Bananas (1971)
  • Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
  • New York Stories (1989)
  • Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
  • Midnight in Paris (2011)
  • Blue Jasmine (2013)
  • Irrational Man (2015)
  • Café Society (2016)

Woody Allen Quotes

I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.

I don't know the question, but sex is definitely the answer.

God is silent. Now if only man would shut up.. Woody Allen
God is silent. Now if only man would shut up.

I took a test in Existentialism. I left all the answers blank and got 100.

Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go its pretty damn good.

Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.

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