Biography of Woody Allen

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Biography of Woody Allen

Woody Allen was born Allen Stewart Konigsberg by name, in Brooklyn, New York, USA on December 1, 1935. Woody is known as an actor, director, writer, musician, and comedian.

Related to his private life, Allen has been married three times, his first wife was Harlene Rosen, who later divorced in 1962. Keduannya wife was actress Louise Lasser, and divorced in 1969. Actress and third wife Soon-Yi Previn, whom he married in 1997.


As a director, he has an influence on the modern times owing to its films rich in intellect and the number of his works. Often he was acting in a film directed by plunging themselves. Inspiration films in contact with literature, philosophy, psychology, and New York City, the hometown and place of residence.

Allen originally was a screenwriter and stand-up comedian, who directed the first film titled What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1965). Year 1977 was a period tersuksesnya, films his work at that time, among others, Annie Hall, Manhattan, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Hannah and Her Sisters.

In the early 2000s he tried to re-create the general comedy films but failed to achieve success. Match Point (2005) is the most successful film in nearly 20 years and managed to earn an Oscar nomination.

Allen has featured 14 times in the category Best Screenplay (original or adaptation) Oscar. And three times won an Oscar for Best Director (Annie Hall, 1977), Best Original Screenplay (Annie Hall, 1977 Hannah and Her Sisters and 1986). He also has 13 times a BAFTA winners in various categories, including film, screenplay, and best director.

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