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Woody Allen

Woody Allen

Date of Birth: 01 Dec 1935

Country: USA

Biography: Woody Allen was born on December 1, 1935, as Allan Stewart Konigsberg, in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of 15, he started selling one-liners to gossip columns. After working a while as a stand up comedian, he was hired to write What's New Pussycat in 1965. He directed his first film a year later, What's Up, Tiger Lily? in 1966.

Total Credits at Criticker: 73 (Actor), 56 (Director), 62 (Writer)

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    Antz
    In an anthill with millions of inhabitants, Z 4195 is a worker ant. Feeling insignificant in a conformity system, he accidentally meets beautiful Princess Bala, who has a similar problem on the other end of the social scale. In order to meet her again, Z switches sides with his soldier friend Weaver - only to become a hero in the course of events... (imdb)
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    Anything Else
    Woody Allen's new romantic comedy is a lesson in the reality that loves at first sight isn't always 20/20. Jerry Falk (Biggs) learns that lesson the hard way when he falls head over heels in love with the beautiful but flighty Amanda (Ricci). (DreamWorks Pictures)
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    The Ballad of Greenwich Village
    A documentary that tells the story of the artists, rebels, and bohemians who came to New York's Greenwich Village over many decades, and changed the face of American culture through their art and politics.
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    Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin
    Narrated by Sydney Pollack, film critic Richard Schickel's dazzling two-hour plus documentary to one of the towering figures in film: Charles Chaplin.
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    Company Man
    A satirical romp set in the early sixties, Company Man is the story of a nerdy Connecticut grammar school teacher who stumbles into becoming a legendary international spy hero in an effort to avoid his nagging wife. (Paramount Pictures)
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    Crimes and Misdemeanors
    The film's title indicates the themes of two separate stories: 1) a renowned opthalmologist is desperate to cut off an adulterous relationship...which ends up in murder; and 2) an ethically frustrated documentary filmmaker woos an attractive television producer while making a film about her insufferably self-centered boss. (MGM)
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    The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
    Woody Allen's latest crime caper stars Allen as crackerjack insurance investigator CW Briggs. Briggs might be forced to relinquish bragging rights to being the best in the business when he falls under the spell of a crook -- and a beautiful colleague -- in his most baffling case to date, and finds that he is the one left clueless. (DreamWorks SKG)
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    Deconstructing Harry
    Harry Block is a well-regarded novelist whose tendency to thinly-veil his own experiences in his work, as well as his un-apologetic attitude and his proclivity for pills and whores, has left him with three ex-wives that hate him. As he is about to be honored for his writing by the college that expelled him, he faces writer's block and the impending marriage of his latest flame to a writer friend. As scenes from his stories and novels pass and interact with him, Harry faces the people whose lives he has affected - wives, lovers, his son, his sister. (imdb)
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    Hannah and Her Sisters
    During a Thanksgiving Day party we make aquaintance with a numerous and problematic family. The leading characters are three sisters: Lee, the woman of Frederick, an old misanthrope painter; Holly, who dreams of becoming a writer, or an actress; Hannah, famous actress, beautiful, intelligent, good mother, good wife, good sister, in short perfect, the pivot of the family...
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    Hollywood Ending
    Allen stars as Val Waxman, a two time Oscar winner turned wash-up, neurotic director in desperate need of a comeback.
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    Mighty Aphrodite
    Lenny and Amanda have an adopted son Max who turns out to be brilliant. Lenny becomes obsessed with finding Max's real parents because he believes that they too must be brilliant. When he finds that Linda Ash is Max' real mother, Lenny is disappointed. Linda is a prostitute and porn star. On top of that, she is quite possibly the dumbest person Lenny has ever met. Interwoven is a Greek chorus linking the story with the story of Oedipus. (imdb)
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    Small Time Crooks
    Dishwasher and small-fry criminal Ray hits on a plan with his partners in crime to re-open a local pizza place and dig through to the bank down the street. As his wife can't cook pizza but does great cookies, that's what they sell. While the no-hope tunnellers get lost underground, the cookie operation really takes off and the team find themselves rich business people. But the other local money isn't quite ready to accept them. (imdb)
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    Sweet and Lowdown
    Woody Allen's latest film is the fanciful biography of a legendary jazz guitarist, Emmet Ray, who clashed with lovers, gangsters, musicians and success itself in the 1930's Jazz scene. Sean Penn stars as the fictional musical genius who during the Swing Era was on his way up but could never settle down. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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    Annie Hall
    Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall. (imdb)
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    Manhattan
    A divorced New Yorker currently dating a high-schooler brings himself to look for love in the mistress of his best friend instead (imdb)
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    Bananas
    When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.
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    Zelig
    "Documentary" about a man who can look and act like whoever he's around, and meets various famous people. (imdb)
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    Love and Death
    Woody Allen plays a Russian {Woody Allen Character} who is caught up in the Napoleonic invasion of his country... (imdb)
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    Broadway Danny Rose
    Danny Rose is a manager of artists, and although he's not very successful, he nevertheless goes out of his way to help his acts... (imdb)
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    Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures
    The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise. (imdb)
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    Manhattan Murder Mystery
    Larry and Carol are fairly normal New Yorkers who have sent their son off to college. They meet an elderly couple down the hall and later in the week find that the wife has suddenly died. (imdb)
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    Husbands and Wives
    When their best friends announce that they're separating, a professor and his wife discover the faults in their marriage.
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    Shadows and Fog
    A small and insignificant bookkeeper, Kleinman, is awoken one night by his neighbours who wants him... (imdb)
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    What\
    In comic Woody Allen's film debut, he took the Japanese action film "International Secret Police: Key of Keys" and re-dubbed it, changing the plot to make it revolve around a secret egg salad recipe. (imdb)
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    Sleeper
    A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government. (imdb)
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    Everyone Says I Love You
    Holden and Skylar are in love with each other. Skylar lives with a large and extended family on Manhattan... (imdb)
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    Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask
    Seven segments related to one another only in that they all purport to be based on sections of the book by David Reuben... (imdb)
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    New York Stories
    Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant (imdb)
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    The Outsider
    The Outsider, a feature-length documentary from first-time writer/director Nicholas Jarecki, is a film about film, specifically, the power of film to create, to move, and to endure. It follows one of America's most obsessive and intriguing filmmakers, James Toback, writer/director of 11 movies. Filmed over an 8-month period, The Outsider follows Toback through all phases of the making of his new film (shooting, editing, scoring, and release)... Green Room Films)
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    Radio Days
    A nostalgic look at radio's golden age focusing on one ordinary family and the various performers in the medium. (imdb)
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    A Midsummer Night\
    Centred around a weekend party at the home of inventor Andrew Hobbs and his wife Adrian, attended by randy doctor Maxwell Jordan... (imdb)
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    Stardust Memories
    Sandy Bates, a successful filmmaker, attends a festival conducted to honor his work. During the course of the weekend he reconsiders his cinematic accomplishments as well as his past relationships. (imdb)
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    Casino Royale
    In an early spy spoof, aging Sir James Bond (David Niven) comes out of retirement to take on SMERSH. (imdb)
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    Take the Money and Run
    This film is presented as a documentary on the life of an incompetent, petty criminal called Virgil Starkwell... (imdb)
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    Play It Again, Sam
    A neurotic film critic tries to get over his wife leaving him by dating again, much by the help of a married couple and his alter ego, Humphrey Bogart. (imdb)
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    The Front
    A cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand. (imdb)
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    What\
    Michael James, a notorious womanizer, desperately wants to be faithful to his fiancée Carole, but runs into serious problems since every woman he meets seems to fall in love with him. (imdb)
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    Scoop
    In Woody Allen's new contemporary comedy, an American journalism student visiting friends in London happens upon the scoop of a lifetime. Along the investigative trail, she finds magic, murder, mystery - and perhaps love, with a British aristocrat.
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    Don\
    Somewhere behind the early 1960s cold-war iron curtain, the Hollander family cause an international spying incident when Walter photographs a sunset in a sensitive region. In order to stay out of jail, the Hollanders take refuge in the American Embassy, which is temporarily being run by the absent Ambassador's diplomatically incompetent son, Axel. (imdb)
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    Scenes from a Mall
    On their 16. anniversary, during a shopping stroll, the lawyer Nick Fifer confesses his wife Deborah some affairs. She goes wild and insists on a divorce. After they agreed to the dividing up of their belongings, Deborah confesses having an affair, too. Now he gets very upset and wants the divorce for his part, but the last word is not spoken yet. (imdb)
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    Je t\
    Documentary about the love-hate relationship between filmmakers and film critics with interviews made at Cannes Film Festival.
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    Picking Up the Pieces
    Woody Allen plays Tex, a kosher butcher. Sharon Stone plays his unfaithful wife Candy. Tex catches Candy in the act and in a fit of rage he kills her. To conceal his crime he cuts up her body and buries it in the desert in New Mexico. However, when her hand surfaces, a blind woman trips over it and it restores her sight... (imdb)
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    Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts
    Academy Award nominated director Scott Hicks ("Shine") documents an eventful year in the career and personal life of distinguished composer Philip Glass as he interacts with a number of friends and collaborators, including Chuck Close, Ravi Shankar and Martin Scorsese. (imdb)
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    Meetin\
    Meetin' WA (1986) - Short Film
    Two of cinema's leading lights meet.
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    Wild Man Blues
    On tour with Woody Allen's jazz band in Europe. We also meet Soon-Yi Previn and Woody's parents.
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    Woody Allen: A Life in Film
    A series of interviews with Woody Allen interlaced with clips from his films. (imdb)
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    King Lear
    Everything returns to normal after Chernobyl. That is, everything but art. Most of the great works are lost, and it is up to people like William Shakespeare Junior the Fifth to restore the lost artwork of the human race. (imdb)
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    Light Keeps Me Company
    Carl-Gustaf Nykvist's documentary about his father, Sven Nykvist. The film is based on Sven's memoirs with Sven himself as narrator. A journey to the place of birth, Moheda, constitutes the hub of the film and during the journey friends and memories emerge. (imdb)
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    François Truffaut, une autobiographie
    Truffaut kept everything, from notes made on bits of paper to the numerous drafts of each of his scripts, and photographs of those dear to him. This «autobiography» sets out to highlight the director's recurrent themes, as they appear in film after film: childhood, apprenticeship, the conflictual relationships between men and women, death. The film leaves commentary to those, including a number of figures, who knew him well, in his work, in his life and for whom he was a source of admiration.
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    Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story
    By 1971, Woody Allen had sworn off doing television work but decided to do this special as a contribution to PBS. When this special was yanked before airing because of pressure from the Richard Nixon White House - it was a satire of then National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger - Allen cited the incident as an example of why he "sticks to movies".
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    Woody Allen: A Documentary
    Woody Allen: A Documentary (2011) - Season 25, Episode 7
    With unprecedented access, Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Robert Weide follows the film legend over a year and a half to create the ultimate biography. Beginning with Allen's childhood the film chronicles the trajectory and longevity of Allen's career, from his work as a TV scribe, standup comedian and frequent TV talk show guest, to a writer-director averaging one film-per-year for more than 40 years. (PBS)
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    To Rome with Love
    A story about a number of people in Italy, some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors, and the romances and adventures and predicaments they get into.
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    Bert Stern: Original Madman
    In the unconventional documentary Becoming Bert Stern, the original mad-man photographer reveals himself for the first time. Becoming Bert Stern is a story of self-creation: rise, fall and reinvention. It explores creativity, celebrity, and desire through the eyes of a man who got everything he wanted. Almost. (imdb)
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    Cineastas contra magnates
    Documentary for the protection of Moral Rights of filmmakers against the manipulation of the movies suffered by different distribution media. Pan & Scan, dubbing, ads, different international cuts, censhorship and anything that go against the movies as art to make them just bussiness. This documentary has two parts, being this one the first and the second one "Cineastas en acción" (Filmmakers in Action), both made in 2005.
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    Cineastas en acción
    Documentary for the protection of Moral Rights of filmmakers against the manipulation of the movies suffered by different distribution media. Pan & Scan, dubbing, ads, different international cuts, censhorship and anything that go against the movies as art to make them just bussiness. This documentary has two parts, being this one the second. The first one is "Cineastas contra magnates" (Filmmakers vs. Tycoons), both made in 2005.
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    The Sunshine Boys
    Two aging comedians who acrimoniously dissolved their act eight years earlier must overcome their differences when they have the chance for a lucrative movie comeback (imdb)
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    Casting By
    The surprising, never-before-told tale of the indispensable yet unsung Casting Director - Iconoclasts whose keen eye, exquisite taste and gut instincts redefined Hollywood (imdb)
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    The Unbelievers
    Renowned scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss cross the globe as they speak publicly about the importance of science and reason in the modern world. (imdb)
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    Fading Gigolo
    Woody Allen plays as bookseller-turned-pimp to John Turturro's middle-aged neophyte hustler, in actor-writer-director Turturro's inspired left-field comedy. The premise is as inspired as it is absurd, and Turturro carries it off with his own affecting and surprisingly romantic vision of New York City. (tiff.net)
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    Trespassing Bergman
    In the mid 1960s Swedish director Ingmar Bergman built a house on the remote island of Fårö. Throughout his life, the exact location of the house was a well-guarded secret. Here Bergman lived and shot some of his seminal films until his death in 2007. In TRESPASSING BERGMAN the audience is taken to the house together with directors such as Alejandro González Iñárritu, Claire Denis, Michael Haneke and others, to tell the story of Bergman, his island and some of his most central films. (ffm-montreal.org)
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    The Battle of amfAR
    When AIDS strikes, two very different women - Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor and research scientist Dr. Mathilde Krim - join forces to create America's first AIDS research foundation. The fight against HIV/AIDS has never been the same. (tellingpictures.com)
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    Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love
    Composer, conductor, genius, mensch, Marvin Hamlisch was as close to a modern day Da Vinci as it gets. Hit after hit...'The Way We Were', 'Nobody Does It Better', 'The Sting', 'Chorus Line', Marvin was irrepressible and prolific. His streak was staggering.
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    Woody Before Allen
    Woody/before/Allen is an adventurous meditation on past and present, on two former Konigsbergs - a man and a city that no longer use the name: one a Russian city which was renamed Kaliningrad, another a renowned film director who changed his name to Woody Allen. To commemorate the bizarre connection between these two former Konigsbergs, Masha Vasyukova, a native of the city makes it her mission to put up a statue in Kaliningrad in honor of Woody Allen... (imdb)
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    Crisis in Six Scenes
    Crisis in Six Scenes (2016) - TV Mini-Series
    Crisis in Six Scenes is a comedy that takes place in the 1960's during turbulent times in the United States and a middle class suburban family is visited by a guest who turns their household completely upside down. (imdb)
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    The Woody Allen Special
    Woody Allen special with some skits and stand up comedy.
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    ...Men filmen ar min alskarinna
    Guided by Liv Ullmann and with commentaries from a number of prominent filmmakers for whom Bergman is and remains an important influence - such as Woody Allen, Olivier Assayas, Bernardo Bertolucci, Arnaud Desplechin, John Sayles, Martin Scorsese and Lars von Trier, the film provides a vivid portrait of the artist who in each new project found a challenge for himself and for the people he worked with - both actors and colleagues behind the camera. (imdb)
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    What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael
    The portrait of the work of controversial film critic Pauline Kael and her influence on the male-dominated worlds of cinema and film criticism.
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    All About Desire: The Passionate Cinema of Pedro Almodovar
    A rare look at the the career of film director Pedro Almodóvar, especially his early works, with interviews with the director himself and his stars and admirers. (imdb)
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    Casablanca:: The Man Who Loved Women
    The rise and smash success of Elite modeling agency founder John Casablancas is chronicled in this biography of the man who invented the supermodel.
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    Always at The Carlyle
    The iconic Carlyle hotel has been an international destination for a particular jet-set as well as a favorite haunt of the most discernible New Yorkers.
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    Scene by Scene
    ‘Scene by Scene’ BBC series consists of detailed, incisive discussions in which film directors analyse key scenes from their film output.
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    I Love the \
    • 1992 (2004) - S1 E3
    American Masters