Breakthrough film, "Annie Hall"; film won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director
Debut as stand-up comedian at The Blue Angel in NYC (October)
Directed (also wrote and co-starred in) the comedy "Anything Else," starring Christina Ricci and Jason Biggs
Directed (also wrote and starred in) "Melinda and Melinda," a comedic storyline which is one of two (one comic and one tragic) that revolve around the titular character played by Radha Mitchell
Feature film acting and writing debut, "What's New Pussycat?"; helmed by Clive Donner
First play produced on Broadway, "Don't Drink the Water"
Helmed the dark themed "Match Point," starring Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers; the first four films under the DreamWorks SKG banner and first film shot in England; earned Golden Globe nominations for Directing and Screenplay
Helmed the play "A Second Hand Memory" at the Atlantic Theater Company
Made feature film, "What's Up, Tiger Lily?" using existing footage of a Japanese film, creating new story by dubbing in voices
Made rare TV acting appearance in small screen remake of "Don't Drink the Water" (ABC); also directed and wrote
Once again directed Scarlett Johansson in the comedy "Scoop"; also wrote and co-starred
Wrote and directed the comedy "Small Time Crooks"
Wrote, directed and starred in "Hollywood Ending"
At age 15, began sending jokes to columnists Walter Winchell and Earl Wilson
Co-starred with Bette Midler in Paul Mazursky's "Scenes from a Mall"
Debut as TV series regular on the NBC children's show "Hot Dog"
Directed "Gianni Schicchi," the comic third part of Puccini's "Trittico" in Los Angeles
Directed first film in Spain, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"; once again collaborated with Scarlett Johansson
First film distributed by Fine Line, "Deconstructing Harry"; nominated for a Best Original Screenplay Oscar; Allen's 20th Academy Award nomination and 13th for screenwriting, making him the most nominated screenwriter in Academy history
Headlined "Woody's First Special" (CBS) and "The Woody Allen Special" (NBC)
Released his 30th film as director, "Celebrity"
Returned to New York with the offbeat comedy "Whatever Works," starring Larry David
Signed deal with TriStar Pictures (September); began first film for them, "Husbands and Wives"
Voiced the characters of the worker ant Z in the DreamWorks-produced animated film "Antz"
Won third Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for "Hannah and Her Sisters"
Wrote the full-length stage comedy "The Floating Light Bulb"
Broadway acting debut in "Play It Again, Sam"; also playwright
Completed a second film for TriStar, "Manhattan Murder Mystery" (reteaming him with Diane Keaton); ended multi-picture deal with the company; signed with Sweetland Films in July
Directed first film drama, "Interiors"
Feature film directing debut (also screenwriter; actor), "Take the Money and Run"
First of six films opposite Diane Keaton, "Play It Again, Sam"
Had cameo in Jean-Luc Godard's "King Lear"
Helmed (also wrote) "The Curse of the Jade Scorpion"
Hired as a writer for "Your Show Of Shows" at age 19; began writing gags for Herb Shriner, Buddy Hackett and Art Carney
In March, signed distribution deal with DreamWorks
Made unbilled cameo appearance in Stanley Tucci's film "The Imposters"
Rare acting appearance in a film which he did not direct, "The Front"
Signed an agreement with Italy's National Association of Consumer Cooperatives (COOP) to write and direct of series of five TV commericials (his first); fee for the package rumored to be 3 million lire ($2.5 million)
Stage writing debut for revue, "From A to Z"
Worked at a public relations firm supplying comedy material to Bob Hope and Arthur Murray
After flunking out of NYU, joined the NBC Writer's Program; contributed to "The Colgate Comedy Hour"
Became staff writer on "The Tonight Show" (NBC)
Co-starred with Peter Falk in TV remake of Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" (CBS)
Directed Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor in "Cassandra's Dream"
First film with Mia Farrow, "A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy"
First guest-host to replace Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show" (NBC)
Had modest success with the period comedy "Bullets Over Broadway"
Last film opposite Diane Keaton for 14 years (except for her cameo in 1987's "Radio Days"), "Manhattan"
Published first collection of comic material "Getting Even"
TV writing and acting debut with the short film, "Cupid's Shaft"
Wrote and directed "Sweet and Lowdown," starring Sean Penn as a 1930s jazz guitarist
Wrote and directed his fourth film shot in London, "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger"
Earned a Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word for the album, <i>The Woody Allen Collection: Mere Anarchy, Side Effects, Without Feathers, Getting Even</i>
Directed "Midnight in Paris," his first feature shot entirely in Paris; starred Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, and Kathy Bates
Wrote, directed, and co-starred with Mira Sorvino and F. Murray Abraham in "Mighty Aphrodite"
Wrote and directed an ensemble cast in the romantic comedy "To Rome with Love"; also acted in his first film since 2006's "Scoop"