Celebrity (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  20 November 1998 (USA)
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The fortunes of a husband and wife differ drastically after they divorce.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Assistant Director
Dick Mingalone ...
Camera Operator
Vladimir Bibic ...
Director of Photography
Francisco Quijada ...
Erno Delucca
Production Assistant
Jackhammer Operator
Peter Castellotti ...
Sound Recordist (as Pete Castellotti)
A. Lee Morris ...
Second Assistant Cameraperson
Bill Gaines
Maurice Sonnenberg ...
Dalton Freed
Craig Ulmschneider ...
Daniel - Production Assistant


Lee Simon, unsuccessful journalist and wanna-be novelist, tries to get a foot into the door with celebrities. After divorcing his wife Robin, Lee gets to meet a lot folks of the rich and / or beautiful, partly through journalism, partly because he has a script to offer. But life among those from out-of-this-world is hard, and his putative success always results in defeat. Meanwhile Robin meets a very desirable TV-producer and takes the first steps in the world of celebrities herself. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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A funny look at people who will do anything to get famous... or stay famous.


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sex and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Woody Allen Fall Project 1997  »

Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,588,013 (USA) (20 November 1998)


£462,034 (UK) (9 July 1999)

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1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Charlize Theron - who had been a model before becoming an actress - had publicly vowed never to play a model onscreen. Woody Allen was aware of this and wrote her a letter specifically asking her to change her mind about that so that she could appear in his film. See more »


When Robin visits the hooker, the crew and equipment are both reflected in a window as the two women go out onto the patio. See more »


Robin Simon: I've become the person I've always hated, but I'm happier.
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References A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) See more »


Music by Victor Schertzinger
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by the Dave Brubeck Quartet on Columbia Records
Courtesy of Derry Music Company
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Movie Stars Behaving Badly!
27 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Celebrity (1998) Woody Allen accomplishes what Bob Altman attempted in Ready to Wear: showing lots of movie stars and model types acting like, well movie stars and model types. Pretty boy Leo DiCaprio has a good turn as a hotshot, teen throb amidst orgies and dramatic posturing. Lots of selfish, crude behavior on the part of everyone makes this a veritable "How to Succeed in Hollywood" movie, though I wonder if that was Woody's intention.

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