Woody Allen Biography

Woody Allen, Director
Born asHeywood Allen Stewart
Occup.Director
FromUSA
BornDecember 1, 1935
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Age88 years
Woody Allen is a renowned American comedian, author, and also supervisor who has been critical in the entertainment industry for over five years. He was born upon December 1, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York as Allen Stewart Konigsberg. His parents were Martin Konigsberg and Nettie Konigsberg, that were both of Jewish origins. His dad possessed a jewelry-making business, while his mommy functioned as an accountant.

Allen began to create his interest for comedy at a young age. He would typically execute stand-up funny in front of his schoolmates and teachers. While going to Midwood High School, he created a keen passion in film and also began writing and guiding short films.

Allen attended New York University, where he researched movie and also functioned as a joke writer for different comics. After graduation, he continued to execute stand-up comedy and also compose funny scripts for television. He also created for the famous comedian Sid Caesar.

In the late 1960s, Allen came to be a filmmaker, debuting with the motion picture What's Up, Tiger Lily? in 1966. His development included the 1977 film Annie Hall, which won four Academy Awards, including Best Photo, Ideal Director, Finest Actress, and Finest Original Screenplay. Allen followed this success with more critically acclaimed movies such as Manhattan (1979), Hannah and Her Siblings (1986), as well as Crimes and also Violations (1989).

Allen has actually typically been referred to as an unstable comic whose humor revolves around his individual life experiences. His style is marked by an amusing as well as intellectual method to comedy with a concentrate on personal connections as well as human nature. He has written and directed over 50 motion pictures, including classics such as Sleeper (1973), Zelig (1983), and also Radio Days (1987).

In addition to his work as a filmmaker, Allen has actually also acted in several of his very own motion pictures and also others, earning him numerous elections and awards. He has actually also been a celebrated playwright, with his plays such as Don't Consume the Water and also Play It Once Again, Sam, coming to be appeal Broadway.

Allen's personal life has been similarly iconic. He has actually been wed 3 times; first to Harlene Rosen, second of all to Louise Lasser, and also finally to his embraced child Soon-Yi Previn. His partnership with Soon-Yi has actually been specifically questionable, as she was the adopted daughter of his then-partner, Mia Farrow. Both have actually been together given that the very early 1990s and also Allen has legally adopted Soon-Yi's 2 children.

Regardless of dispute surrounding his personal life, Woody Allen's influence on the entertainment industry can not be downplayed. He has actually been a prominent figure in comedy writing, guiding and also acting, carving out his special area in the background of movie theater. His important and business success has actually gained him plenty of elections and awards, consisting of multiple Academy Awards, Golden Globes, and BAFTAs, making him among one of the most well known filmmakers of his time.

Our collection contains 63 quotes who is written / told by Woody, under the main topics: Nature - Funny - Food - Marriage.

Related authors: Kathy Bates (Actress), Groucho Marx (Comedian), Susan Sontag (Author), John Cusack (Actor), Samantha Morton (Actress), Sid Caesar (Actor), Mia Farrow (Actress), Parker Posey (Actress), Lynn Redgrave (Actress), Cate Blanchett (Actress)

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63 Famous quotes by Woody Allen

Small: Im very proud of my gold pocket watch. My grandfather, on his deathbed, sold me this watch
"I'm very proud of my gold pocket watch. My grandfather, on his deathbed, sold me this watch"
Small: Eighty percent of success is showing up
"Eighty percent of success is showing up"
Small: He was so depressed, he tried to commit suicide by inhaling next to an Armenian
"He was so depressed, he tried to commit suicide by inhaling next to an Armenian"
Small: My one regret in life is that I am not someone else
"My one regret in life is that I am not someone else"
Small: In my house Im the boss, my wife is just the decision maker
"In my house I'm the boss, my wife is just the decision maker"
Small: The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small
"The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small"
Small: I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick. Not wounded. Dead
"I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick. Not wounded. Dead"
Small: I tended to place my wife under a pedestal
"I tended to place my wife under a pedestal"
Small: Dying is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down
"Dying is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down"
Small: Its not that Im afraid to die. I just dont want to be there when it happens
"It's not that I'm afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it happens"
Small: If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank
"If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank"
Small: Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office
"Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies"
Small: Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage
"Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage"
Small: Who bothers to cook TV dinners? I suck them frozen
"Who bothers to cook TV dinners? I suck them frozen"
Small: Harvard makes mistakes too, you know. Kissinger taught there
"Harvard makes mistakes too, you know. Kissinger taught there"
Small: There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
"There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?"
Small: The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you dont have
"The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have"
Small: Marriage is the death of hope
"Marriage is the death of hope"
Small: I failed to make the chess team because of my height
"I failed to make the chess team because of my height"
Small: I dont want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying
"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying"
Small: I dont think my parents liked me. They put a live teddy bear in my crib
"I don't think my parents liked me. They put a live teddy bear in my crib"
Small: I dont have to freedom-kiss my wife when what I really want to do is French-kiss her
"I don't have to 'freedom-kiss' my wife when what I really want to do is French-kiss her"
Small: I dont believe in the after life, although I am bringing a change of underwear
"I don't believe in the after life, although I am bringing a change of underwear"
Small: I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, its the government
"I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it's the government"
Small: I am two with nature
"I am two with nature"
Small: I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose
"I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose"
Small: I am not afraid of death, I just dont want to be there when it happens
"I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens"
Small: Man consists of two parts, his mind and his body, only the body has more fun
"Man consists of two parts, his mind and his body, only the body has more fun"
Small: Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and its all over much too soon
"Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon"
Small: Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable
"Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable"
Small: Life doesnt imitate art, it imitates bad television
"Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television"
Small: I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers
"I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers"
Small: The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf wont get much sleep
"The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won't get much sleep"
Small: Eternal nothingness is fine if you happen to be dressed for it
"Eternal nothingness is fine if you happen to be dressed for it"
Small: Students achieving Oneness will move on to Twoness
"Students achieving Oneness will move on to Twoness"
Small: Some guy hit my fender, and I told him, Be fruitful and multiply, but not in those words
"Some guy hit my fender, and I told him, 'Be fruitful and multiply,' but not in those words"
Small: If youre not failing every now and again, its a sign youre not doing anything very innovative
"If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative"
Small: Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go its pretty damn
"Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go its pretty damn good"
Small: Seventy percent of success in life is showing up
"Seventy percent of success in life is showing up"
Small: If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans
"If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans"
Small: Im not afraid to die, I just dont want to be there when it happens
"I'm not afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens"
Small: When we played softball, Id steal second base, feel guilty and go back
"When we played softball, I'd steal second base, feel guilty and go back"
Small: It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better while the bad ones
"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"
Small: It is impossible to experience ones death objectively and still carry a tune
"It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune"
Small: Im such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own
"I'm such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own"
Small: In California, they dont throw their garbage away - they make it into TV shows
"In California, they don't throw their garbage away - they make it into TV shows"
Small: Im astounded by people who want to know the universe when its hard enough to find your way around China
"I'm astounded by people who want to 'know' the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown"
Small: Id call him a sadistic, hippophilic necrophile, but that would be beating a dead horse
"I'd call him a sadistic, hippophilic necrophile, but that would be beating a dead horse"
Small: Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely. Drama is like a plate of meat and potato
"Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely. Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue"
Small: Bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night
"Bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night"
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