Woody Allen will be the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards in January. The honorary Golden Globe is awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment." The last comedian to be given the honor was Robin Williams back in 2005.
Allen has written and directed more than 45 movies, and already won Golden Globes for The Purple Rose of Cairo and Midnight in Paris, as well as Oscars for Annie Hall, Hannah and Her Sisters, and Midnight in Paris. He was also a top-notch standup back in the day and a fantastic prose writer, which are [...]
A couple weeks ago, Woody Allen said in an interview that he's been "toying with the idea" of returning to standup after seeing Mort Sahl perform recently. Now, Andrew Dice Clay, who played a supporting role in Allen's latest film, Blue Jasmine, tells THR that Allen talked to him about doing standup again. "We got into the whole conversation about how he started, and then we talked about where I started, and it really got his juices going again," said Clay. He added, "I hope he does it. I think he should do Radio City with me, personally."
There may be no comedian pairing more mismatched than [...]
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired Woody Allen's new movie, which was filmed in New York last year, and the studio announced the official title and plot for the movie today. Called Blue Jasmine, this is the first film Allen has made in New York City since 2009's Whatever Works after making his last three movies in Rome, Paris, and London. Blue Jasmine is about the final stages of an acute crisis and a life of a fashionable New York housewife. For the film, Woody Allen assembled the kind of all-star cast that only he can pull together, with Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Bobby Cannavale, Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, Sally [...]