Woody Allen was born on December 1, 1935, as Allen Konigsberg, in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of 15, he started selling one-liners to gossip columns. After working a while as a stand up comedian, he was hired to write What's New, Pussycat (1965) in 1965. He directed his first film a year later, What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966) in 1966.
Often makes films about a director making films, casts himself in lead role.
Frequently plays a neurotic New Yorker.
Frequently casts himself, Diane Keaton, Mia Farrow and Alan Alda.
Often talks to the camera directly.
Frequently casts Judy Davis.
A lot of his movies feature at least one character who is a writer. This is often Woody himself.
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.
Films his dialog using long, medium-range shots instead of the typical intercut close-ups
His films are almost all set in New York City.
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.
His characters (that he plays himself) are often a semi-famous, semi-successful film/tv writer, director, or producer... or a novelist
His thick black glasses, the same type since the 60s.
Usually has a subplot in which two supporting characters, a married man and a single women have a disfunctional affair.