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Celebrity (1998)

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The fortunes of a husband and wife differ drastically after they divorce.

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Woody Allen

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Woody Allen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Mottola ... Director
Jeff Mazzola Jeff Mazzola ... Assistant Director
Dick Mingalone Dick Mingalone ... Camera Operator
Vladimir Bibic Vladimir Bibic ... Director of Photography
Melanie Griffith ... Nicole Oliver
Francisco Quijada Francisco Quijada ... Erno Delucca
Aleksa Palladino ... Production Assistant
Dan Moran ... Jackhammer Operator
Peter Castellotti Peter Castellotti ... Sound Recordist (as Pete Castellotti)
A. Lee Morris A. Lee Morris ... Second Assistant Cameraperson
Douglas McGrath ... Bill Gaines
Kenneth Branagh ... Lee Simon
Maurice Sonnenberg Maurice Sonnenberg ... Dalton Freed
Winona Ryder ... Nola
Craig Ulmschneider Craig Ulmschneider ... Daniel - Production Assistant
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Storyline

New York City. Forty year old Lee Simon, a critically panned two time novelist who works as a travel writer (a job he hates) to earn a steady living, tells his shocked wife of sixteen years, English teacher Robin Simon, that he wants a divorce. Although he had not been happy with Robin for some time, she who he feels is a bundle of Catholic repressions and neuroses especially when it comes to sex, Lee finally came to the conclusion about wanting a divorce upon attending his high school reunion and seeing a roomful of losers, he believing he turning into one of them if he didn't make a drastic change. He gets a job working as a journalist for an entertainment magazine, while he writes screenplays on the side, he believing the latter a good stepping stone to finishing his third novel if the screenplays works out. The journalist job includes conducting interviews with celebrities, not only to who he can pedal his completed screenplay, but also what he quickly learns to who he has easy ... Written by Huggo

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

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Woody Allen Fall Project 1997 See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,588,013, 22 November 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,032,496, 3 January 1999
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (Mono)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The role of actress and waitress Nola was intended for Drew Barrymore, but she had to decline, owing to a previous commitment to Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998). See more »

Goofs

When Lee crashes into the shop window when driving his Aston Martin with the supermodel played by Charlize Theron on the passenger seat, it is obvious that only the driver doing the stunt is present in the car and that nobody is sitting next to him. See more »

Quotes

[talking about Papadakis]
Tony Gardella: He's very arty, pretentious, one of those assholes who shoots all his films in black and white.
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Connections

References Night on Earth (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Chanel No. 5
(1998)
Written by Michael Moon (as Michael Franano)
Performed by the Michael Moon Band
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Allan does Altmania...
27 April 2001 | by Peter YuleSee all my reviews

Nice to know he's there. Woody Allan does it again. It's funny. It's great. It's real. Actors act. Kenneth Branagh does a great Woody Allan. It's a love story with a twist. Big issues rounded up in the circle of celebrity. How do we choose our idols? Why do we worship them? And how can we become celebrity? It's all done with Altmania, but it's everything Prêt-à-Porter isn't. If you're a Woody Allan fan and you haven't seen this one yet there is something to look forward to...


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