In 2012, Woody won another Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in his work on Midnight in Paris.
In 1978, Woody won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in his work on Hannah and Her Sisters.
In 1978, Woody won 2 Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay in his work on Annie Hall.
Woody has a life-size bronze statue in Oviedo (Spain) due to the Prince of Asturias arts prize he won in 2002.
Trade Mark: His films are almost all set in New York City.
Trade Mark: Nearly all of his films start and end with white-on-black credits, set in the Windsor typeface, set to jazz music, without any scrolling.
Trade Mark: He frequently casts himself, Diane Keaton, Mia Farrow and Alan Alda.
Trade Mark: He frequently plays a neurotic New Yorker.
He's one of the most prolific directors of all time, averaging almost a film a year since his directorial debut in 1966.
Woody graduated from Midwood High School at Brooklyn College.
He's the son of Martin Konigsberg and Nettie Konigsberg.
He has been nominated or won 136 awards, more than Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton & Harold Lloyd combined.
Woody was born at 10:55 PM EST.
Woody adopted his second daughter, Manzie Tio Allen, after she was born in Texas. She is named after Manzie Johnson, a drummer with Sidney Bechet's band (jazz clarinetist).
Woody frequently hires Dick Hyman, the musical director, to adapt classic American songs and jazz works into his films.
Trade Mark: His thick black glasses, the same type since the 60s.
Trade Mark: His films often include 2 female personality traits: one a spontaneous, energetic, offbeat artist and the other a motherly care-giver type...... and Woody (or his main male character) will have to chose between the two.
Trade Mark: He often makes films about a director making films, casts himself in lead role.
Trade Mark: A lot of his movies feature at least one character who is a writer. This is often Woody himself.
He's an atheist.
Woody got married with Soon-Yi Previn on December 22, 1997. They have two lovely children and still are together nowaday.
His second spouse was Louise Lasser. They got married on February 2, 1966 and divorced in 1969.
He made 13 movies with ex-lover Mia Farrow, with who he had three children, 2 adopted and one biological.
He used to date Diane Keaton, with who he made 8 movies.
As a Venice lover, he helped raising funds to rebuild the venetian theater, La Fenice, which was destroyed by a fire.
Woody was chosen as the 89th Sexiest Stars in Film History by Empire Magazine in 1995.
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) is his favorite movie out of his own.
Woody is a longtime fan of the NBA's New York Knicks and buys a season ticket every year.
He's of Austro-Jewish descent and Russo-Jewish descent.
Woody ranked #4 among Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Standups of All Time.
The first time Woody attended the Cannes Film Festival was in 2002. He received the Palm of Palms Award for Lifetime Achievement.
His biggest idols include Ingmar Bergman, Groucho Marx, Federico Fellini, Cole Porter, and Anton Chekhov.
His first spouse was Harlene Rosen. They got married on March 15, 1956 and divorced in 1962.
He's 5'5" tall.
Woody has his look-alike puppet in the French show Guignols de l'info, Les (1988).
Woody has been nominated or won 136 awards, more than Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton & Harold Lloyd combined.
Woody was voted the 19th Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
He is the brother of Letty Aronson.
He was suspended from New York University.
Woody Allen refuses to watch any of his movies once released.
Woody Allen speaks French.
Woody Allen: If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever.
Woody Allen: The biggest flaw in being self-taught is there are gaps. You self-teach yourself something and you think you know something fairly well, but then there are gaps a university teacher would have taught you as part of a mandatory program. I would probably have been better off if I'd got a better general education, but I was just so bored.
Woody Allen: Human beings are divided into mind and body. The mind embraces all the nobler aspirations, like poetry and philosophy, but the body has all the fun.
Woody Allen: I was thrown out of NYU (New York University) for cheating on my Metaphysics final. I looked within the soul of the boy sitting next to me.
Woody Allen: For me, being famous didn't help me that much. It helped a little. Warren Beatty once said to me many years ago, being a star is like being in a whorehouse with a credit card, and I never found that. For me, it was like being in a whorehouse with a credit card that had expired.
Woody Allen: I think there is too much wrong with the world to ever get too relaxed and happy. The more natural state, and the better one, I think, is one of some anxiety and tension over man's plight in this mysterious universe.
Woody Allen: I wasn't away. And I'm not back. "Match Point" was a film about luck, and it was a very lucky film for me. I did it the way I do all my pictures, and it just worked. I needed a rainy day, I got a rainy day. I needed sun, I got sun. Kate Winslet dropped out at the last moment because she wanted to be with her family, and Scarlett Johansson was available on two days' notice. It's like I couldn't ruin this picture no matter how hard I tried.
Woody Allen: Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
Woody Allen: It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better... while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more.
Woody Allen: It is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light, and certainly not desirable, as one's hat keeps blowing off.
Woody Allen: It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune.
Woody Allen: Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable.
Woody Allen: Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
Woody Allen: My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.
Woody Allen: On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done just as easily lying down.
Woody Allen: Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies.
Woody Allen: Students achieving Oneness will move on to Twoness.
Woody Allen: The government is unresponsive to the needs of the little man. Under 5'7", it is impossible to get your congressman on the phone.
Woody Allen: Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought--particularly for people who can never remember where they have left things.
Woody Allen: If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
Woody Allen: I'm astounded by people who want to 'know' the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown.
Woody Allen: I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.
Woody Allen: I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
Woody Allen: I am at two with nature.
Woody Allen: Eighty percent of success is showing up.
Woody Allen: There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
Woody Allen: Thought: Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.
Woody Allen: What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet.
Woody Allen: When I was kidnapped, my parents snapped into action. They rented out my room.
Woody Allen: Why are our days numbered and not, say, lettered?
Woody Allen: You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.
Woody Allen: It's not that I'm afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens.