Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Performances By Actors Doing Woody Allen Impressions In Woody Allen Movies, In Ascending Order Of Quality

Larry David as Woody Allen16. Jason Biggs, Anything Else

15. Kenneth Branagh, Celebrity

14. Larry David, Whatever Works

13. Scarlett Johansson, Scoop

12. Michael J. Fox, Don't Drink The Water

11. Will Ferrell, Melinda and Melinda

10. Edward Norton, Everyone Says I Love You

9. Ewan McGregor, Cassandra's Dream

8. Seth Green, Radio Days

7. Tobey Maguire, Deconstructing Harry

6. Mia Farrow, Alice

5. Gene Wilder, Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Sex (But Were Afraid To Ask)

4. Gena Rowlands, Another Woman

3. John Cusack, Bullets Over Broadway

2. Rebecca Hall, Vicky Christina Barcelona

1. Michael Caine, Hannah And Her Sisters

Will Leitch is a contributing editor at New York magazine and the founder of Deadspin. He is the author of four books, including, most recently, Are We Winning?

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mmmark (#4,458)

Oh goodness. Yes to Michael Caine. No one else comes close.

Fair enough. But I was very glad to see how high Cusack ranked.

saythatscool (#101)

You forgot Woody Allen in every Woody Allen movie since Sleeper

But granted, his imitation was the poorest amongst those cited above.

NinetyNine (#98)

Fucks his daughter.

deepomega (#1,720)

Adopted daughter.

NinetyNine (#98)

Given him another 11 years or so (yes, I am recycling an Onion joke). Dang, they are adopted as well. Crafty, Woodsman, very crafty.

Tulletilsynet (#333)

Do you think he literally fucks her or does he just tie her up and make her watch Whatever Works with duct tape over her mouth?

KarenUhOh (#19)

Vincent Gallo, The Brown Bunny

HiredGoons (#603)

I would go straight for Gena Rowlands.

I mean, well… oh you know what I mean.

Scoop was a movie? Jesus…

C_Webb (#855)

No, Scoop was Allen's excuse to stare at Scarlet's tits for six more weeks after Match Point wrapped.

deepomega (#1,720)

And who among us can blame him?

I've seen exactly one of those movies.
I will let you guess which one.

Tyler Coates (#451)

My bet's on Anything Else.

saythatscool (#101)

Hannah and her Sisters?

Tuna Surprise (#573)

Vicky Christina Barcelona. Javier Bardem is unbelievably sexy.

keisertroll (#1,117)

What, no mention of Alfred Lutter in 'Love And Death'? Give Ogilvie his due!

jayruby (#6,067)

I was the PA working with the actors in Celebrity. It pains me to see Ken Branagh's place on this list knowing I was in a position to stop it. Imagine I had said "You know Ken, why don't you go a little less Woody." The guy was practicing his shtick on me from the moment I met him during camera tests. Cause Woody didn't say much about it.

Bittersweet (#765)

His Woody impersonation in Dead Again is a lot subtler.

keisertroll (#1,117)


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