Woody Allen: A Biography
Heywood Allen Stewart Konigsberg, which we have known as Woody Allen, was born in New York in December 1935. His grandparents were German immigrants and spoke Yiddish and German. Heywood Allen Stewart was the first-born in the family of Martin Konigsberg and Nettie. After 8 years old daughter Letty (now a film producer Woody Allen). Parents of the future director born and raised in Manhattan, then moved to Brooklyn. Nettie worked as an accountant in a confectionery store owned by the family. Martin worked as an engraver and goldsmith.
The first 8 classes Haywood Konigsberg studied in a Jewish school. Contemporaries called him "Ginger" for hair color. But Hevyud could well stand up for themselves, but seemed weak and frail kid. He was an excellent baseball player and played well in basketball. And yet man has earned a reputation his innate sense of humor. He wrote humorous note to the school newspaper, took the pseudonym of Woody Allen. These notes brought him his first earnings. At 16, Allen noted comic actor Milt Kaman. He gave Woody Sid Caesar in the show as a writer-humorist.
After high school, Woody Allen became a student at New York University, which selects the Cinematography Department. But I stayed there for long, as the special diligence was no different. Some time Woody visited one of the colleges of New York, but here with study went wrong. The young man is forced to make. He wrote sketches for various newspapers, it appears as a comedian in nightclubs of the city. One of these performances saw producer Charles Feldman. He proposed to add unfinished Woody witty comedy. One year later, on the screens out the tape, "What is new, pussy?" In which Allen and debuted as a writer and as an actor.
The first success inspired by Woody Allen. He acted in small roles and takes on the revision of foreign scripts. But soon he begins to realize that he himself is quite able to build their own careers and make movies.
Film biography of Woody Allen's comedy began Feldman, is developing rapidly. In 1966, he makes a parody of the film "What's Up, Tiger Lily?" Directed Senkiti Taniguchi. And 3 years later, Allen made the film "Take the Money and Run." He not only worked on writing the script for this movie, but also played a major role in it.
Next Woody Allen is completely takes the process of creating movies into his own hands: he wrote scripts for them, remove them, and participates as an actor. So on his film "Play it again, Sam!" "Everything you wanted to know about sex but were afraid to ask," "Annie Hall," "Manhattan," "sex comedy A Midsummer Night," "Broadway Danny Rose "" The Purple Rose of Cairo, "" Hannah and Her Sisters "and many other films, warmly received both audience and critics.
A special place in the cinematic biography of Woody Allen takes the film "Annie Hall." With the release of this painting was a turn to the director of the comedy drama deeper and a new quality of humor. The film won four Academy Awards and numerous other awards. Starring starring Diane Keaton was nominated as "Best Actress". "Annie Hall," entered the list of "100 best movies," selected by the American Film Academy, taking 35th place. And the list of "100 best comedies" picture came on the 4th place. Critics considered the best of all tape shot by Woody Allen. It was a real breakthrough in the career of the director and nominated for 4 awards "Oscar".