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Background- Though he was not bright student, nevertheless Woody Allen is a famous film director, actor, writer, musician and comedian. When he was only 19 years old, he started writing scripts for various shows as well as television shows. Allen gives credits to Danny Simon, who structured the writings of Allen. Allen used to write short stories and plays for various magazines. He is best known for his plays Don't Drink the Water (1966) and Play It Again, Sam (1969). During that time he also started doing stand-up comedy and also wrote for the popular show Candid Camera. Soon he became a famous comedian and started appearing in various nightclubs and on television. These acts can be found in the albums Standup Comic and Nightclub Years 1964-1968

He wrote the screenplay for his first movie What's New, Pussycat? and his debut as a director was in the year 1966, What's Up, Tiger Lily? A year later he also did a role in Casino Royale, a James Bond spoof. It was followed by Take The Money and Run (1969), which was followed by Bananas, Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask), Sleeper, and Love and Death. Most of his films were pure comedies. Some of his critical and commercially successful film by Allen were Manhattan, The Purple Rose of Cairo that has been named as one of the 100 best films by Time Magazine and his self-proclaimed three best films, along with Husbands and Wives and Match Point, and Hannah and Her Sisters which won three Academy Awards. But it was Annie Hall which made him famous overnight, the movie contains humor mingled with thoughtful drama. It won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. This move set the trend of unique clothes that was worn by Diane Keaton and also started romantic comedy.
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The 80s films made by Allen were heavily influenced by the European directors, as even his comedies had philosophical and sombre tones. Eventually he returned to lighter movies in the 90s, such as Everyone Says I Love You (1996), Mighty Aphrodite, Sweet and Lowdown (1999). In the year 2000, he did his first film with DreamWorks SKG studio "Small Time Crooks". The film was a huge success and earned more than $17 million domestically, though his next four films were minor success The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, Hollywood Ending, Anything Else, and Melinda. In the year 2005, Match Point came out which was huge success. The film was critically successfully and was also commercially. It earned more than $23 million domestically and was even nominated for an Academy Award. In the year 2006, he acted in the film Scoop that starred Johansson, as well as Hugh Jackman, Ian McShane, Kevin McNally. The film was critically acclaimed.

Allen stated in a interview,"In the United States things have changed a lot, and it's hard to make good small films now". He further added "The avaricious studios couldn't care less about good films - if they get a good film they're twice as happy, but money-making films are their goal. They only want these $100 million pictures that make $500m."

Many talented actors have acted in Allen's films, such as Diane Keaton, Dianne Wiest, Tony Roberts, Meryl Streep, Judy Davis, Sam Waterston, Michael Murphy, Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Michael Caine, Steve Carell, Anjelica Huston, Alan Alda, Dan Aykroyd, Drew Barrymore, Stockard Channing, Tim Roth, Max von Sydow, Carrie Fisher, Hugh Grant, Helen Hunt, Téa Leoni, Jon Lovitz, Amanda Peet, Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Christina Ricci, Madonna, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chloë Sevigny, Hugh Jackman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Charlize Theron, and Lewis Black.


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