Woody Allen filmography

Woody Allen is an American film director, writer, actor, and comedian. He contributed to many films as either actor, director, writer or sometimes both. Allen wrote four plays for the stage, and has written sketches for the Broadway revue From A to Z, and the Broadway productions Don't Drink the Water (1966) and Play It Again, Sam (1969).[1]

Allen in the early 1970s

His first film was the 1965 comedy What's New Pussycat?, which featured him as both writer and performer. Allen felt that his New Yorker humor was mismatched with the director Clive Donner's British sensibility, and decided he wished to direct all future films from his material. He was unable to prevent the production of films by other directors from previous stage plays of his to which he had already sold the film rights, notably 1972's successful film Play it Again, Sam from the 1969 play of the same name directed by Herbert Ross.

His directorial debut was the 1966 film What's Up, Tiger Lily?, in which a dramatic Japanese spy movie was re-dubbed in English with completely new, comic dialog. He continued to write, direct, and star in comedic slapstick films, such as Bananas (1971) and Sleeper (1973), before he found widespread critical acclaim for his romantic comedies Annie Hall (1977) and Manhattan (1979); he won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for the former.

Allen is influenced by European art cinema and ventured into more dramatic territory, with Interiors (1978) and Another Woman (1988) being prime examples of this transition. Despite this, he continued to direct several comedies.

In addition to works of fiction, Allen appeared as himself in many documentaries and other works of non-fiction, including Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures, Wild Man Blues and The Concert for New York City. He has also been the subject of and appeared in three documentaries about himself, including To Woody Allen, From Europe with Love in 1980, Woody Allen: A Life in Film in 2001 and the 2011 PBS American Masters documentary, Woody Allen: a Documentary (directed by Robert B. Weide). He also wrote for and contributed to a number of television series early in his career, including The Tonight Show as guest host.

According to Box Office Mojo, Allen's films have grossed a total of more than $575 million, with an average of $14 million per film (domestic gross figures as a director.) Currently, all of the films he directed for American International Pictures, United Artists and Orion Pictures between 1965 and 1992 are owned by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which acquired all the studios in separate transactions. The films he directed by ABC Pictures are now property of American Broadcasting Company, who in turn licensed their home video rights to MGM.

FilmsEdit

Feature filmsEdit

Year Film Credited as Ref.
Director Writer
1965 What's New Pussycat? No Yes [2]
1966 What's Up, Tiger Lily? Yes[a] Yes [3]
1969 Don't Drink the Water No Yes [3]
Take the Money and Run Yes Yes [3]
1971 Bananas Yes Yes [3]
1972 Play It Again, Sam No Yes [I]
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex*
(*But Were Afraid to Ask)
Yes Yes [3]
1973 Sleeper Yes Yes [3]
1975 Love and Death Yes Yes [3]
1977 Annie Hall Yes Yes [3]
1978 Interiors Yes Yes [3]
1979 Manhattan Yes Yes [3]
1980 Stardust Memories Yes Yes [3]
1982 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy Yes Yes [3]
1983 Zelig Yes Yes [3]
1984 Broadway Danny Rose Yes Yes [3]
1985 The Purple Rose of Cairo Yes Yes [3]
1986 Hannah and Her Sisters Yes Yes [3]
1987 Radio Days Yes Yes [3]
September Yes Yes [3]
1988 Another Woman Yes Yes [3]
1989 New York Stories Yes Yes [3]
Crimes and Misdemeanors Yes Yes [3]
1990 Alice Yes Yes [3]
1991 Shadows and Fog Yes Yes [3]
1992 Husbands and Wives Yes Yes [3]
1993 Manhattan Murder Mystery Yes Yes [3]
1994 Bullets over Broadway Yes Yes [3]
1995 Mighty Aphrodite Yes Yes [3]
1996 Everyone Says I Love You Yes Yes [3]
1997 Deconstructing Harry Yes Yes [3]
1998 Celebrity Yes Yes [3]
Antz No Uncredited [4]
1999 Sweet and Lowdown Yes Yes [3]
2000 Small Time Crooks Yes Yes [3]
2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion Yes Yes [3]
2002 Hollywood Ending Yes Yes [3]
2003 Anything Else Yes Yes [3]
2004 Melinda and Melinda Yes Yes [3]
2005 Match Point Yes Yes [3]
2006 Scoop Yes Yes [3]
2007 Cassandra's Dream Yes Yes [3]
2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona Yes Yes [3]
2009 Whatever Works Yes Yes [3]
2010 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Yes Yes [3]
2011 Midnight in Paris Yes Yes [5]
2012 To Rome with Love Yes Yes [3]
2013 Blue Jasmine Yes Yes [6]
2014 Magic in the Moonlight Yes Yes [3]
2015 Irrational Man Yes Yes [3]
2016 Café Society Yes Yes [7]
2017 Wonder Wheel Yes Yes [8]
2019 A Rainy Day in New York Yes Yes [9]
2020 Rifkin's Festival Yes Yes [10]

Acting rolesEdit

Year Title Role Ref.
1965 What's New Pussycat? Victor Shakapopulis [11]
1966 What's Up, Tiger Lily? Himself / Various voices [3]
1967 Casino Royale Dr. Noah / Jimmy Bond [12]
1969 Take the Money and Run Virgil Starkwell [3]
1971 Bananas Fielding Mellish [3]
1972 Play It Again, Sam Allan Felix [I]
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex*
(*But Were Afraid to Ask)
Victor Shakapopulis / Fabrizio /
The Fool / Sperm #1
[3]
1973 Sleeper Miles Monroe [3]
1975 Love and Death Boris Grushenko [3]
1976 The Front Howard Prince [4]
1977 Annie Hall Alvy Singer [3]
1979 Manhattan Isaac Davis [3]
1980 Stardust Memories Sandy Bates [3]
To Woody Allen, From Europe with Love Himself
1982 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy Andrew [3]
1983 Zelig Leonard Zelig [3]
1984 Broadway Danny Rose Danny Rose [3]
1986 50 Years of Action! Himself
Meetin' WA Himself
Hannah and Her Sisters Mickey Sachs [3]
1987 Radio Days Joe (voice) [3]
King Lear Mr. Alien
1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors Cliff Stern [3]
1991 Scenes from a Mall Nick Fifer [4]
Shadows and Fog Kleinman [3]
1992 Husbands and Wives Gabe Roth [3]
1993 Manhattan Murder Mystery Larry Lipton [3]
1995 Mighty Aphrodite Lenny Weinrib [3]
1996 Everyone Says I Love You Joe Berlin [3]
1997 Deconstructing Harry Harry Block [3]
Wild Man Blues Himself [13]
1998 AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies Himself
The Impostors Audition Director
Antz Z-4195 (voice) [4]
1999 Sweet and Lowdown Himself [3]
2000 Company Man American Ambassador [4]
Small Time Crooks Ray [3]
Light Keeps Me Company Himself
Picking Up the Pieces Tex Crowley [4]
2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion C.W. Briggs [3]
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures Himself
2002 Hollywood Ending Val Waxman [3]
2003 100 Years of Hope & Humor Himself
Anything Else David Dobel [3]
Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin Himself
2004 François Truffaut, une Autobiographie Himself
2005 The Ballad of Greenwich Village Himself
The Outsider Himself
2006 Scoop Sid Waterman [3]
Home Himself
2012 Paris Manhattan Himself
To Rome with Love Jerry [3]
2013 Fading Gigolo Murray [14]
2016 Café Society Narrator (voice) [15]
2020 Rifkin's Festival TBA [16]

Short filmsEdit

Year Film Credited as Notes
Director Writer Actor Role
1971 Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story[17] Yes Yes Yes Harvey Wallinger
1989 Oedipus Wrecks Yes Yes Yes Sheldon Segment of New York Stories[18]
2001 Sounds from a Town I Love Yes Yes No Contribution to The Concert for New York City

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Credited as Notes Ref.
Director Writer
1950–55 The Colgate Comedy Hour No Yes
1956 Caesar's Hour No Yes
Stanley No Yes
1960 General Electric Theater No Yes Episode: "Hooray for Love"
Candid Camera No Yes
1961 The Garry Moore Show No Yes
1963 The Sid Caesar Show No Uncredited
1965 The Woody Allen Show No Yes Standup Special [19]
1966 Gene Kelly in New York, New York No Yes TV Special
1967 Woody Allen Looks at 1967 No Yes TV Special
1969 The Woody Allen Special No Yes TV Special [20]
1979 Bob Hope: My Favorite Comedian Yes Yes Special [21]
1994 Don't Drink the Water Yes Yes TV movie
2016 Crisis in Six Scenes Yes Yes Also creator, Amazon [22]

Acting roles

Year Title Role Notes Ref
1960 Candid Camera Himself
1963-67 What's My Line? Himself - Mystery Guest 9 episodes
1964, 67 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Guest host 2 episodes
1965 The Woody Allen Show Himself Standup Special [23]
1966 Gene Kelly in New York, New York Himself TV Special
1969 The Woody Allen Special Himself; Various TV Special [24]
1970–71 Hot Dog Co-host Documentary Series, NBC [25]
1994 Don't Drink the Water Walter Hollander TV movie
1996 The Sunshine Boys Al Lewis TV movie
1997 Just Shoot Me! Himself (voice) Episode: "My Dinner with Woody"
2001 Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures Himself Documentary Film, Warner Bros.
2002 Woody Allen: A Life in Film Documentary, TCM
The Magic of Fellini Documentary Film
2011 Woody Allen: A Documentary
American Masters (PBS & WNET)
2 part Documentary, PBS
directed by Robert B. Weide
2013 Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love Documentary
David Blaine: Real or Magic Television Special
AFI Life Achievement Tribute: Mel Brooks Television Special, TNT
2016 Crisis in Six Scenes Sidney Muntzinger Amazon [26]
2017 AFI Life Achievement Tribute: Diane Keaton Himself Television Special, TNT
This is Bob Hope Documentary, PBS
2018 Always at the Carlyle Documentary
2019 Very Ralph Documentary, HBO
2020 What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael Documentary

ReceptionEdit

 
Movies directed by Woody Allen shown by year and Rotten Tomatoes score.
Year Title Grossed[1] Rotten Tomatoes[2]
1965 What's New Pussycat? N/A 31%
1966 What's Up, Tiger Lily? N/A 83%
1969 Don't Drink the Water N/A
Take the Money and Run N/A 90%
1971 Bananas N/A 88%
1972 Play It Again, Sam 97%
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex*
(*But Were Afraid to Ask)
$83,934,700 89%
1973 Sleeper $82,084,900 100%
1975 Love and Death $77,746,400 100%
1977 Annie Hall $135,852,600 98%
1978 Interiors $35,309,500 79%
1979 Manhattan $126,047,200 98%
1980 Stardust Memories $30,587,700 72%
1982 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy $24,453,100 77%
1983 Zelig $29,665,100 100%
1984 Broadway Danny Rose $24,986,900 100%
1985 The Purple Rose of Cairo $23,718,300 92%
1986 Hannah and Her Sisters $85,057,900 93%
1987 Radio Days $29,963,900 89%
September $985,300 67%
1988 Another Woman $3,109,700 65%
1989 New York Stories $10,700,000 75%
Crimes and Misdemeanors $36,417,400 93%
1990 Alice $13,791,700 77%
1991 Shadows and Fog $2,735,731 50%
1992 Husbands and Wives $10,555,619 97%
1993 Manhattan Murder Mystery $21,676,500 93%
1994 Bullets over Broadway $25,358,700 97%
1995 Mighty Aphrodite $25,985,927 77%
1996 Everyone Says I Love You $34,588,635 79%
1997 Deconstructing Harry $18,046,900 73%
1998 Celebrity $6,153,836 41%
Antz $171,757,863 93%
1999 Sweet and Lowdown $6,231,400 78%
2000 Small Time Crooks $29,934,477 67%
2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion $18,496,522 45%
2002 Hollywood Ending $14,839,383 47%
2003 Anything Else $13,203,044 40%
2004 Melinda and Melinda $19,826,280 53%
2005 Match Point $87,989,926 77%
2006 Scoop $40,107,018 41%
2007 Cassandra's Dream $22,539,685 46%
2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona $104,504,817 81%
2009 Whatever Works $35,106,706 50%
2010 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger $34,275,987 46%
2011 Midnight in Paris $162,942,835 93%
2012 To Rome with Love $74,363,777[27] 46%
2013 Blue Jasmine $102,912,961 91%
2014 Magic in the Moonlight $51,029,361[28] 52%
2015 Irrational Man $27,938,377 47%
2016 Café Society $43,429,116[29] 71%
2017 Wonder Wheel $15,899,124 31%
2019 A Rainy Day in New York $21,071,507 65%

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Co-directed with Senkichi Taniguchi

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "Woody Allen Movie Box Office Results". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2008-01-15.
  • "Woody Allen > Filmography". Allmovie. Retrieved 2008-01-15.
  • "Grossed". BoxOfficeMojo.com. Retrieved 2012-07-03.
  • "IMDb". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2012-07-11.
  • "Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2012-07-11.
Specific
  1. ^ "Woody Allen: Biography and works". BooksFactory.com. Archived from the original on 2007-12-16. Retrieved 2008-02-07.
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  8. ^ Kroll, Justin. "Kate Winslet to Star in Woody Allen's Next Film (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
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  12. ^ Higgins, Bill. "Hollywood Flashback: In 1967, Woody Allen Played James Bond's Nemesis". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
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  17. ^ Stewart, Barbara (1997-12-04). "Showering Shtick On the White House: The Untold Story; Woody Allen Spoofed Nixon in 1971, But the TV Film Was Never Shown". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  18. ^ Ebert, Roger (March 3, 1989). "New York Stories". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved May 6, 2014.
  19. ^ "Comedy Gold: The Woody Allen Show". The Guardian. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  20. ^ "A Look at the Long Forgotten Woody Allen Special, with Guest Star Rev. Billy Graham". Vulture. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  21. ^ "Bob Hope Honored at Film Society Gala". The New York Times. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  22. ^ "Woody Allen Amazon Series Sets Cast: He Stars With Elaine May & Miley Cyrus". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  23. ^ "Comedy Golden - Woody Allen Standup Show". The Guardian. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  24. ^ "A Look at the Long Forgotten Woody Allen Special". Vulture. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  25. ^ Venable, Nick. "Woody Allen Is Coming To TV, Get The Details". Cinemablend. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
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  28. ^ "Magic in the Moonlight". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  29. ^ "Cafe Society (2016)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved December 1, 2016.

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