is one of film's best-known figures. Writing and directing
a movie almost every year since 1965, his collection ranges from comedy
to the dramatic. Allen retains significant creative control over his
projects, eliciting envy from almost any other film producer in Hollywood.
Despite small production budgets, he also commands the ability to attract
top-name talent to his films.
Woody Allen was born Allan Koningsberg on December 1, 1935, in Brooklyn,
New York. As a child, he was introverted, hated school and spent most
of his free time alone in his room practicing magic tricks or his clarinet.
As a teen, he began his career by reading his own one-line jokes to
New York columnists Walter Winchell and Earl Wilson. In 1952 he changed
his name to Woody Allen.
Since that time, Allen has written over sixty movie scripts and directed over fourty films, and this does not include any
of his books, plays and comedy work.
Allen continues to produce a new film a year, recently filming his latest set of films in Europe to much critical acclaim, such as
2005's Match Point
with Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Scarlett Johansson.
Many fans would consider his most popular films to be Annie
and Her Sisters
. Allen, however, has many more films to his credit. It is
not generally known that he also has made several purely dramatic
films, the quality of which is considered, in some cases, to be uneven
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Allen's movies. Other areas of this website contain biographical books,
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