10 Fun Facts About Woody Allen

by Angela Bekiaris
10 Fun Facts About Woody Allen

By @misszarabriner

THOUGH he’s been plagued by sexual assault allegations, he’s still regarded as one of the best directors in Hollywood of all time! We share 10 fun facts about 80-year-old Woody Allen.

10 Fun Facts About Woody Allen

We share 10 fun facts about 80-year-old Woody Allen.

• He was born in The Bronx, New York on December 1, 1935.
• At the age of 15, Woody Allen started writing jokes for a newspaper column to raise money.
Woody was suspended from New York University when he was younger and never graduated from college.
• He refuses to watch any of his movies once they’ve been released.
• He is famous for writing, directing and starring in most of his films.
Woody is a big fan of Italian city, Venice, and helped to raise funds for the reconstruction of the Venetian theatre, La Fenice, after it burnt down in a fire.
• He often reshoots scenes and recasts characters if he feels he’s cast the wrong actor.
Woody once said he’s never owned or used a computer and writes on the same typewriter he bought for R570 when he was a teenager.
• He has been nominated 24 times and won four Academy Awards: three for Best Original Screenplay and one for Best Director (Annie Hall).
Woody loves music and often plays the jazz clarinet at certain venues. In fact, his band plays at the Carlyle Hotel in New York, every Monday night.

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