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  • Woody Allen

    Born on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York

awards & nominations

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Woody Allen as "Mickey Sachs"

Three successive family Thanksgiving dinners mark time for Hannah (Mia Farrow), her younger sisters Lee (Barbara Hershey) and Holly (Dianne Wiest) and the men in their lives. Lee is having an affair with Hannah's husband, Elliot (Michael Caine), and trying to end her Svengali-like romance with artist Frederick (Max von Sydow). Holly is frustrated by her lack of career fulfillment and her increasing dependence on Hannah's largesse, while being courted by the hypochondriac Mickey (Woody Allen).

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986) Nominated Actor in a Leading Role

Zelig (1983)

Woody Allen as "Leonard Zelig"

In this fictional documentary, a man achieves notoriety for his ability to look and act like anyone he meets. With his unique talent for mimicry, Zelig (Woody Allen) ingratiates himself with people from every sector of society. His chameleon-like skill catches the eye of Eudora Fletcher (Mia Farrow), a doctor who thinks Zelig is in need of serious cognitive analysis. Their relationship moves in a direction that's not often covered in medical textbooks.

Golden Globe (1983) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Manhattan (1979)

Woody Allen as "Isaac Davis"

Director Woody Allen's love letter to New York City stars Allen as frustrated television writer Isaac Davis, a twice-divorced malcontent facing middle age alone after his wife, Jill (Meryl Streep), leaves him for a woman. Isaac is dating fresh-faced Tracy (Mariel Hemingway), a high school girl he knows is wrong for him, and begins to wonder if he and brainy writer Mary (Diane Keaton), the mistress of his best friend, Yale (Michael Murphy), might make a better couple.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1979) Nominated Actor

Annie Hall (1977)

Woody Allen as "Alvy Singer"

Comedian Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) examines the rise and fall of his relationship with struggling nightclub singer Annie Hall (Diane Keaton). Speaking directly to the audience in front of a bare background, Singer reflects briefly on his childhood and his early adult years before settling in to tell the story of how he and Annie met, fell in love, and struggled with the obstacles of modern romance, mixing surreal fantasy sequences with small moments of emotional drama.

Academy Award (1977) Nominated Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1977) Nominated Actor
Golden Globe (1977) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

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