Heywood Allen, also known as Heywood “Woody” Allen was born on the 1st of December in the year 1935. His original name is Allan Stewart Konigsberg. He was born in Brooklyn,
New York, U. S. He is an American by nationality. He is a very talented person, or a multi-talented person. He is a writer, director, comedian, actor, musician and playwright. His career stretches to over sixty years. In the 1950s, he mainly worked as a comedian. He used to write many jokes and humorous scripts for the television. He even published some of his books which contained humor and jokes with the aim of making other people laugh.
The books contained short stories written by Wood. In 1960, he became a stand-up comedian. He used to perform stand-up comedy instead of writing scripts and humorous stories. Instead of telling unconventional jokes to make people laugh, he emphasized on monologues. As a comedian, the personality that he maintains, the voice and the throw of his words are very hard to find in any other person in his genre. We cannot compare any other stand-up comedian with a person like Woody Allen. Allen was ranked in the fourth position by Comedy Central in the year 2004. He came fourth in the list of the hundred greatest stand-up comedians in the world.
Allen was ranked in the third position by a United Kingdom-based Journal. Allen started to write scripts for films and direct them by the middle of 1960. He first specialized in slapstick comedy. He concentrated on the European Art Cinema dramatic material in the year 1970. He still highlights the difference between drama and comedy and he has provided some interesting views regarding that. Allen is considered to be a part of the prestigious New Wave of Hollywood Film makers who were present and worked between 1960 and 1970. Allen does not only direct and write scripts for films, but also acts in them.
His main roles are all based on the life of a stand-up comedian. Hannah And Her Sisters, Annie Hall, Match Point, The Purple Rose of Cairo are some of the best films that he has both directed and acted in. they were all released between 1970 and 1980. Allen’s career spans over sixty years and he has been awarded with four Academy awards during his career. Three of the awards belong to the Best Screenplay Original category while one of them is for the Best Director Category for the film Annie Hall. He also won the British Academy of Film And Television award nine times.