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It tickles me to beat George Allen.
I love doing comedy, and that’s the thing I will always go back to, really, but I’d love to have the freedom to do sort of ‘meaty’ roles but also have the freedom to do the sort of films I want to make, like what Woody Allen does. You forget he’s funny because you‘re so gripped by the story, but they still make you laugh.
It’s always been a dream of mine to be in a Woody Allen comedy.
For a long time now, movie characters have generally been articulate, even chatty. Call it the influence of Woody Allen, but we have become used to characters who are well able to explain themselves to others.
I don’t understand why people make me want to make music that’s a join-the-dots thing by numbers. I find it really difficult when people say, ‘Aw, you should have made a really big hip hop record, that would have been really good for you’ or, ‘You should have made a song like Lily Allen, that would have been so great.’
I am a big fan of the old Howard Hawks films from the 30s and 40s, I was a big Hepburn and Tracey fan for a while and Woody Allen films that are a very different kind of romantic comedy.
I read some Marvel, but I was more of a DC guy. Particularly the Flash, Barry Allen. I latched on to him because I felt like him. You thought to yourself, ‘Well, you can’t really be Superman.’ You couldn’t really be Batman – Batman was a really dark figure. I identified with Barry Allen’s hopefulness.
I would die if Woody Allen ever called and said, ‘Emma, I have a role for you.’
My personal favorite is Woody Allen, who is just amazing as a comedian.
I would like to work with people whose films I really like: Walter Salles, Woody Allen, Julio Medem.
I was 23, and all sorts of people were coming in and out and watching me, like Steve Allen and Bette Midler. David Brenner certainly took me under his wing. To drive home to my little dump in New Jersey often knowing that Steve Allen said, ‘You got it’ – that validation kept me going in a big, big way.
Being in a Woody Allen film. I cherish it.
Don Knotts was a really big influence, especially on the Steve Allen show. I mean, look at the guy, his entire life is in his face.
I’m not a fan of analytics. When I was a kid, I couldn’t tell you what percentage Allen Iverson shot, or Michael Jordan.
Without Tony Allen, there would have been no Afrobeat.
Please don’t try and dramatize my relationship with Woody Allen. He was never any kind of father figure to me.
Woody Allen movies are like Beatles songs. I can’t name my favorite without you immediately naming a better one.
I’d love to work with Woody Allen.
I am definitely writing letters to lots of directors in my mind when I’m making a film. I’m chasing Woody Allen and Godard and Milos Forman and all these people.
Woody Allen sets are very quiet. Extraordinary sense of power from a man who doesn’t do anything except just stand there.
Ethan Allen was convinced that every planet out there has its own intelligent extraterrestrials. And this, as you can imagine, is a radical, inspiring, but very unsettling, idea.
People sometimes forget all the films that we’ve done. They remember the likes of ‘Malcolm X’ and ‘Do the Right Thing.’ But I’ve been working since 1986. From the beginning, I was determined to not just be a flash in the pan. I’ve got to keep up with Woody Allen. He’s lapping me.
I can’t walk in an airport, walk into a gym, where the kids in the gym don’t come to me and ask me about Allen and tell me he’s their favorite player of all time. And everywhere I go in airports, people look at me, and they, ‘You’re Allen’s coach.’
I come from a working-class family in Pittsburgh, whereas ‘Mike & Molly‘ deals with the working class in Chicago. I swear a little, but I pretty much talk the same. It’s not like when you see someone like Tim Allen and he’s a lot bluer onstage.
Allen Ginsberg is a tremendous warrior as time goes by. He’s a warrior first and a poet second.
I am – you know, I’m getting to do everything I’ve ever wanted to do, anything my imagination can think up. I’m getting to play with some of my favorite musicians in the world, ranging from Russell Allen to Billy Sheehan to Paul Gilbert to Steve Morse.
Woody Allen movies notwithstanding, therapy, in the early eighties, was not exactly a hot conversation starter. Nor was it a favoured activity for dysfunctional couples or suffering individuals.
Woody Allen is in his ’70s and he’s making movies, so I look forward to getting there.
Bob Dylan is out of the mentorship of Allen Ginsberg.
I was raised by a dad who has a fantastic sense of humor who raised me on ‘The Muppet Show,’ Steve Martin movies, and Woody Allen’s standup, and he really encouraged me to ham it up from an early age.
I attended Amherst College from 1951 to 1955. The first two years were a revelation. There were innumerable exchanges with brilliant classmates, among them the playwright Ralph Allen, the classics scholar Robert Fagles, and the composer Michael Sahl.
Paul Allen with Microsoft revolutionized the software industry.
The great thing about ‘Allen Gregory’ is that we try to make it really questionable that the things he says have happened, have really happened. We like that ambiguity.
I took an acting class with Louise Lasser, Woody Allen’s first wife and co-star in many movies. I’ve done some other indie films, if you look on the YouTube. I love acting – it’s great.
Woody Allen stayed so good because he never left New York. Howard Stern stayed so good because he never left New York – Mel Brooks when he just got out of New York was doing ‘Blazing Saddles;’ when he left New York he started doing stuff like ‘Robin Hood Men In Tights‘ – he was in L.A. too long. He lost the edge.
I don’t know if you have ever seen the Woody Allen film ‘Annie Hall,’ but it is, in a way, to Los Angeles and ‘Hollywood‘ what ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ is to many musicians.
I’m not a big Woody Allen fan, but thought ‘Husbands and Wives’ was great.
I don’t think I could do what Woody Allen or Clint Eastwood or Ben Stiller do, where they direct a movie and they star in it. I would just be like, ‘Oh, I don’t even want to look at my face.’
It was kind of scary because working with Woody Allen becomes sort of a big deal in your mind. He directs in that Woody Allen character some of the time – he has these idiosyncrasies that are really charming and funny.
Working with Woody Allen was extremely gratifying. He has such a vast catalog of great work that doing one of his films was somewhat unreal.
A part of me looks at life from a dismal perspective, not unlike Woody Allen and Larry David. But I don’t want to look at life like that. It’s bad enough that I have to think it. What works for me is writing against that view. There is God, there is love, there is greatness, there is a plan, and there is beauty.
‘Ernest Borgnine’ is sort of my version of Woody Allen’s ‘Purple Rose Of Cairo’ in that it’s about the occasional difficulty of coming to terms with the cold hard facts and the temptation to escape into another world – like movies, for example. I’m a pro at escaping.
For a long time, I was an assistant in the NFL to George Allen, and George was paranoid that other teams were cheating on him… that they were offering bounties, that they were wiring our locker room, that they were putting food poisoning into the pregame meal of the other team’s stars, stuff like that.
I absolutely am not the ‘de facto front man’ in The Mob – that title surely goes to Russell Allen, who is one of the best front men in the business. I am just happy to be part of the band and not necessarily leading it.
When you have players like Aaron Ramsey, Gareth Bale, and Joe Allen, you’ve got to play football.
There is an amazing feminist writer called Lindy West; she wrote a very nice piece for The New York Times. She wrote about Woody Allen, saying if we can’t go after your work or your career, we will go after your legacy. You will never be remembered the same way. I think a lot of women will have to take solace in that.
I was born in Dallas; then I moved to Allen, Texas. But then I got sent to boarding school, where I started to get fascinated with actors like Al Pacino.
Probably the only way Woody Allen and I are similar is that he has a lot to say about Nietzsche.
What I really like about Woody Allen’s films is that there’s a real investment in personal relationships. There is the idea that this is a serious concern worth making serious art about – how we love other people and how we can negotiate our relationships with them.
When Tim Allen made The Santa Clause, I thought that was a delightful film. It took a modern sensibility but layered onto it a kind of sentiment.
I wanted to be Red Barber, Mel Allen or Howard Cosell. I loved their personalities and all of their sounds.
I’m not a natural writer like, let’s say – I’m not talking about Arthur Miller; that’s a whole other thing – but let’s say Woody Allen. But the more I’ve written, the more I’ve found that there is a deep well in me somewhere that wants to express things that I’m not going to find unless I write them myself.
I’m a big fan of Lily Allen’s music, but I’m not a fan of her personality. I differentiate the two.
Allen Iverson is, like, my all-time hero.
But guys such as Allen and William are more supportive than most men.
I couldn’t have accomplished the things in my career if I didn’t practice, and the worst part about that whole thing is when a kid comes up to me and says ‘Allen, I don’t like practice, either.’ I’ve got to straighten that kid right then.
The record company doesn’t know what to do with me, because I’m not a Lily Allen, but I’m not really an indie artist, either. All the best artists have been in the middle.
You can’t be Allen Iverson on a football team. And even Iverson got run out of Philadelphia when he was still a spectacular talent because the Sixers got tired of the headache and his bad attitude.
I went through this very serious Woody Allen phase in college and a little bit after college. I still see his movies.
I think when you work on a Woody Allen film the actors become a real company, probably more than on any other film.
There’s an assumption that my audience is all these bearded twats from Dalston. But actually, quite a lot of older people go. For them, it’s like pre-alternative comedy, when there was Dave Allen or Jackie Mason or someone. Also, weirdly, because I don’t really swear, they’re not scared off.
It seems that our politicians see the world in black and white, so why not our artists? Did Woody Allen’s ‘Manhattan’ have to be in black and white? No. But is it fantastic that it was? To see New York like that? Yes!
I was voted best-looking kid in high school but, as you can see, things changed. I used to say I was a 260 pound Woody Allen. You can make that 295 pound now.
My influences were Woody Allen and Lenny Bruce.
I had heard all sorts of stories about Woody Allen’s directing – directorial approach. And some of them turned out to be myth, but one of them was that he doesn’t rehearse, and another was that he doesn’t really direct. If he doesn’t like it… he cuts it out of the movie or even replaces you. And he doesn’t talk to you.
Whatever people want to say, we go out there every night, and we give tribute to the songs that my brother wrote, to Ronnie and Allen Collins and Steve Gaines and Leon Wilkeson and everybody. We pay tribute every night to those people who have gone on.
What is ironic is that Allen Ginsberg’s importance was in its twilight for so many years that it took his death to bring it to the front page. He electrified an entire world!
You don’t ever really get to know Woody Allen.
I hate Woody Allen physically, I dislike that kind of man.
I’ve always wanted to make people laugh. It’s been my only ambition, ever since my dad introduced me to the genius of the great comedians: Tony Hancock, Woody Allen, people like that.
For ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona,’ for example, Woody Allen is one of the greatest American directors, and we really had a very good working relationship. We understand each other really well. He gave me one of the best opportunities somebody has ever given me in my career.
He’s helped me do so much in my career, helped me be the player that I am. If there’s no Larry Brown, then there’s no MVP, Allen Iverson.
One of my big influences as a young player was Allen Iverson. All I wanted to do was the left-to-right crossover, because that’s the one he was doing most.
People think of Jews as the Woody Allen stereotype, the nebbishy kind of thing, but that’s not the kind of Jews I know. I know plenty of Israelis and plenty of tough guys that are Jewish. So, I think it makes sense that Jews play metal.
Interestingly that some of the characters did not turn out the way Jim and Allen had envisioned them.
To have a superstar – he’s Allen Iverson – he really took me under his wing and really forced me to shoot the ball and forced me to make plays, and to have him do that for me – and the way he was always in my ear telling me to shoot the ball and supporting me – it’s a big deal.
My heroes – people like Woody Allen – were stand-up comedians. Therefore, I always felt I should give it a go.
‘The Butler’ has virtually nothing in common with its source material, the life of White House butler Gene Allen, except for the fact that the main character of the film and Allen were both black butlers in the White House.
‘Saturday Night Fever,’ Paula Abdul, ‘Fame,’ Debbie Allen… all affected me and the generation before me.
It’d be great to do some other TV. ‘Breaking Bad‘ is definitely my home, but I’d love to have a nice hiatus gig, like a recurring role. Or to do a good film. I’d like to do a Woody Allen movie. I really didn’t have a plan, and that’s okay with me.
Ray Allen’s diet was insane. He was trying to break it down to me what he ate and how disciplined he tries to stay. When you’re a 21 year-old, you’re not used to that. He was doing Paleo and experimenting with all types of things.
I would say that I’m not a fan at all of Woody Allen’s.
If Woody Allen called me, I’d be there straight away. Who wouldn’t? Truly.
My early prose style – this is so embarrassing – was sort of a suburban, Presbyterian knockoff of Woody Allen.
Allen Iverson was the Tupac of basketball; he was a true revolutionary.
My little brother‘s 5-9 and doesn’t play basketball at all, but if he was 7-foot and one of the most talented people in the world, then I would assume he would be Jarrett Allen.
Tim Allen is a valuable part of the Disney ABC family and has been for a very, very long time.
The process of filmmaking is very musical, you get into the rhythm and the rhythmics of how someone is, especially with Woody Allen who is very much into body language and body movement.
Who is Allen West? What is Allen West doing with his time? He’s the most irrelevant person in America.
I’m a writer and director, and the movie I’ve seen a million times is ‘Stardust Memories‘ by Woody Allen, starring Woody Allen and Charlotte Rampling.
The first play I did was ‘Philadelphia Here I Come.’ Can you imagine that? I am 37 years old I am doing my second professional play and I am on stage with John Malkovich. Joan Allen, Laurie Metcalf and Gary Sinise. One huge name after another. I was terrified and petrified, could hardly get a word out of my mouth.
I’m sick of hearing, thinking and talking about Woody Allen. Nonetheless, the allegations against him continue to capture our national attention because so much of the story is strange and sordid.
Allen Ginsberg was a world authority on the writing of William Blake, and had an incredible knowledge of classic literature and world politics.
I may look like an American WASPy doctor or lawyer, but I feel just like Woody Allen. Don’t cast me for my looks – I have a very ironic, existential, crazy Jew in me.
Well, obviously I was excited by the idea that Woody Allen was going to direct it. But at the same time, the script itself and the character was really interesting.
It’s great because growing up, especially being a Raiders fan and then playing with Marcus, I was like, ‘Holy smokes, that’s Marcus Allen’ when I first walked in and saw him.