I am told the settlement of $5 million I am being paid is the largest amount ever paid under the New York right to privacy lawWoody Allen settles American Apparel suit May 18, 2009
It's hard for me to know. I'll think, 'I really brought off my ideas, it's great,' and no one sparks to itWoody Allen confused by success, influence Jan 13, 2008
It's all through the actors; I cannot write in that idiomWoody brings third British film to Toronto Sep 13, 2007
I originally cast an English girl in Scarlett's part because I thought everyone had to be BritishWhy Woody Allen cast out Kate Winslet May 13, 2005
I have a great admiration for English actors and actresses and have used them at every opportunity over the years, but now I won't have to import them to New YorkWoody Allen to make a film in London Jun 18, 2004
Woody Allen (born Allen Stewart Konigsberg; December 1, 1935) is an American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, jazz musician, author, and playwright.
Allen's films, ranging from tragedies to screwball comedies, have made him a notable American director. He is also distinguished by his rapid rate of production and his very large body of work. Allen writes and directs his movies and has also acted in the majority of them. For inspiration, Allen draws heavily on literature, sexuality, philosophy, psychology, Jewish identity, and the history of cinema, among a wealth of other fields of interest.
Allen developed a passion for music early on and is a jazz clarinetist. What began as a teenage avocation has led to regular public performances at various small venues in his hometown of Manhattan, with occasional appearances at various jazz festivals. Allen joined the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the New Orleans Funeral Ragtime Orchestra in performances that provided the film score for his 1973 comedy Sleeper, and performed in a rare European tour in 1996, which became the subject of the documentary Wild Man Blues.